• Dyeing Your hair problems

    Asked by Batty01 on Monday, April 27, 2015

    Dyeing Your hair problems

    After chemo treatment over for 2 months has anyone had problems with using hair coloring? I'm afraid my hair will start to fall out or it comes out a different shade than I'm used to. Does chemo change your hair so colors would be different?

    15 Answers from the Community

    15 answers
    • TXHills' Avatar

      My understanding is that it's best to wait for hair color until at least 6 months after chemo has ended. Otherwise, your hair can end up very strange colors, even green. Best to you.

      over 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I have been told no hair dyes.

      over 5 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      Somebody ought to have told my hairdresser, lol. She took one look at me and said "We can fix that." Come to think of it, however, I think it was nearly or about 6 months until I was strong enough to venture out to see her.

      over 5 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar

      I went to a stylist in a cancer center. It was 6 months after treatment and I was giving up my wig. Couldn't go back to work bald and grey. But, I think 2 months is too soon. There's not much to dye yet.

      over 5 years ago
    • Lillyzz's Avatar

      I died my hair all through my chemo treatments. I didn't loose my hair and the color stayed the same.

      over 5 years ago
    • Lillyzz's Avatar

      I meant dyed.

      over 5 years ago
    • Batty01's Avatar

      Thank you for your responses I think I'll wait for awhile to dye my hair.

      over 5 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar

      Batty01, I think that is a wise choice.

      over 5 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I had highlights put in about 7 months after chemo. FIRST time I'd ever had my hair colored. I didn't have any problems.

      over 5 years ago
    • msesq's Avatar

      My chemo stopped 11/11/14 and I had enough hair to dye it at the beginning of March 2015. They dye came out just fine and it looked like I had more hair because what was coming in was white.

      over 5 years ago
    • furbychow's Avatar

      We died my husbands hair 6 months after and it turned out ok, there was no problems

      over 5 years ago
    • fowlstack's Avatar

      My hair didn't change color. ..still silver, but now I look like a little old lady with one of those tight permanents in her hair. Lol curly is now in! Of course I am a little old lady but just don't want to look like one.

      over 5 years ago
    • Lipi's Avatar

      My sister had no problems with hair dye. The doctor said there was no need to wait if she did not like the color that was regrowing. She went a little lighter and it looks great!

      over 5 years ago
    • mcyars' Avatar

      I used Henna to dye my hair. It's all natural and can be used anytime. Here is the website if anyone is interested. I buy my Henna locally and mix it up myself.


      over 5 years ago
    • ffingar's Avatar

      I had a lot of thinning but didn't lose it completely so I had it cut short. Then I waited 7 months after the last treatment and even then I used the Natural Instincts brand that washes out in 28 shampoos. It did a nice job as a test for me, so last week I had it professionally done at a salon and that was just shy of 8 months post-treatment. My hair did come back with a bit of a wave or curl in it.

      over 5 years ago

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