A TikToker preserved the true hair she misplaced as a result of most cancers for two years and turned it into extensions to make use of as soon as she was in remission

  • Allie McGuire misplaced her hair in 2021 whereas present process chemo for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • She preserved her hair and despatched it off to be become extensions as soon as she was in remission.
  • McGuire was capable of connect her extensions in April 2023, as she documented in a viral TikTok.

Allie McGuire waited almost two years to have her hair again.

McGuire was identified with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2021, as she informed Insider, and she or he went into remission in 2022 after present process chemotherapy. 

McGuire mentioned her lengthy hair began falling out after her first spherical of chemo. As an alternative of simply shaving her head, McGuire minimize her hair in lengthy strands with the objective of making extensions for herself. 

“I’ve been ready for my hair to develop lengthy sufficient for extensions since then,” she mentioned of the second she minimize her hair off. Her hair was lengthy sufficient for extensions in 2023, so McGuire discovered a stylist who might work with the strands she had preserved.

“I despatched my hair off to her within the mail and received again the extensions,” she mentioned. “It was then fairly tough to discover a native stylist who would set up the extensions, as a result of most stylists solely set up ones from sure manufacturers. Fortunately, I used to be capable of finding Mindy Queen, who put in the extensions, and did an superior job.”

McGuire documented the method of turning her actual hair into extensions on TikTok, garnering over 5 million views on her first video about it. 

McGuire defined her thought course of on saving her hair within the video, saying, “My hair was all the things to me.”

As she documented in one other TikTok, McGuire had the extensions put in on April 18, lastly getting her previous hair again.

“I’m actually over the moon,” she mentioned within the video. “I can not even put into phrases what it feels wish to have my hair again on my head. That is so unbelievable.”

“It has been a extremely loopy course of and feels surreal to have my previous hair again,” McGuire informed Insider of how she felt after having the extensions put in.

She went on to say that displaying different most cancers sufferers they will save their hair has been rewarding.

“It has been superb to have the ability to share this expertise with my neighborhood on TikTok, and to have the ability to unfold the phrase that preserving your hair is a superb possibility while you begin most cancers therapy,” she added.