• 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

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    • TXHills' Avatar
      TXHills

      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
      LiveWithCancer

      I have been told no hair dyes.

      over 5 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      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
      cam32505

      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
      Lillyzz

      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
      Lillyzz

      I meant dyed.

      over 5 years ago
    • Batty01's Avatar
      Batty01

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

      over 5 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      Batty01, I think that is a wise choice.

      over 5 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      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
      msesq

      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
      furbychow

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

      over 5 years ago
    • fowlstack's Avatar
      fowlstack

      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
      Lipi

      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
      mcyars

      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.

      http://www.mehandi.com/hair/hennahair.html

      over 5 years ago
    • ffingar's Avatar
      ffingar

      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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