How losing her hair during chemo affected Farrah Fawcett

Some of the actresses' closest friends recall how losing her iconic hair took a toll on the late actress.
2:22 | 05/23/19

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Transcript for How losing her hair during chemo affected Farrah Fawcett
It's been nearly ten years since she lost her battle with cancer taking a look at a brand-new ABC news documentary on her life, her iconic career and the emotional moment she decided to remove her famous feathered hair during chemotherapy. You love your hair. Reporter: Everybody knew Farrah had amazing hair. It was a wave and ee norm always and covered her face and went in all different kinds of directions and every girl tried to get some facsimile of the Farrah haircut. We all did that thing. It was that wing tip deal. That was like the haircut that conquered America. It was widely understood even at the time Farrah was going through in that chemotherapy made you sick, made you lose your hair. When her hair was finally being lost, she had no attachment to it but when it first came out she was very afraid about losing her hair. She had done everything to keep from losing it and the last round of keep me she had -- she lost her hair and that was hard for her. I went over as soon as possible because she was noticing something. I could tell that her hair was starting to fall out. She was starting to lose the hair. I mean this hair is like falling out and falling out and I'm sticking it in nye pockets and I'm hiding it and she still had this beautiful thick head of hair no matter how much was coming out. It was so much. Just comb it and it'll just fall out. It was very important for Farrah to shave her own head, so that she was removing her hair and cancer treatment was removing her hair. It's kind of like that fine line being being a victim and Victor. Today she has no hair and if I tell you more beautiful than Don't film. She wasn't sure she wanted the camera rolling and I convinced her to let me keep it rolling because I thought it was going to be an important moment. So, so many women can relate. This is Farrah Fawcett airs tonight right here on ABC

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