Expect hair to change after chemotherapy.
Most cancer patients find that their hair begins to grow back between one and three months after the end of chemotherapy. The big surprise, though, is that the new hair may be very different in texture or type. Many people who formerly had straight hair, for example, find that their hair is curly when it grows back in, at least for a while. It may also be a different color. By acknowledging that this is likely to happen, you'll be helping the person you're caring for prepare for the change. The new hair will also be somewhat delicate and brittle at first, requiring a soft brush and wide-toothed comb; it's also a good idea to wash it with gentle shampoo.