Hi Michelle! Ahhhh, the hair loss. I remember it well. Mine began to start falling out about 8 days after my first treatment. Now, I am one that does NOT even like pets that shed, so the hair everywhere was a real issue for me. My sil was my beautician, so we kept cutting it shorter and shorter. Finally, after about 2 wks, I had her shave it. I was the one that decided when I would lose my hair..NOT the chemo. I felt sad but I really didn't cry. My head was very tender for a bit. I think the problem came when my hair began to grow back in and I forgot how long it took to shampoo, dry, etc plus shave my legs. lol I lost all of the hair on my body so I didn't invest in an electric razor. I would imagine, if you can just hang in there, it won't be much longer before you won't need a razor either. BTW...don't forget to keep a hat on so you don't sunburn your head. Also, protect the arm that you had the lymph nodes removed from. Don't let it get sunburned if possible.
Have fun with the wigs and hats. Just think, you can have any color hair and any style that you want now. You don't have to be afraid.
I know exactly what you are going through, because I just had my head shaved today, and I feel relieved, I didn't even cried. I had long hair, and I tried not to shave right away, I was in denial. Then, 16 days after my first chemo it started falling out pretty bad. I feel relieved now, because the feeling of losing my hair in bunches everyday was worse than shaving my head. I couldn't stand it anymore. So today I am feeling much better than yesterday(just a little cold on my head).
Try cutting your hair shorter, in order to get used to it, then shave it . Do not wait like I did, the feeling is much worse.
Hang in there. You will be ok.
Hugs and love,