• Hair

    Asked by Jbogardk on Sunday, May 3, 2015

    Hair

    My hair that mostly fell out is growing back like baby hair. It is thin and frizzy. Do I go to a salon, can I dye my hair. I'm 6 weeks out of treatment

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • Penny82's Avatar
      Penny82

      It depends. If your hair fell out due to radiation to your head you should wait until you get the green light from the doctors. Otherwise a semi-permanent hair color should be fine.

      about 5 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I would be very kind to the new hair. I used baby shampoo for about a year, and then found a really gentle Aveeno shampoo that works well now. I wouldn't color my hair unless the doctor approves. And it takes months to grow to the point that you need a haircut. It took probably 6 months until I received my first haircut, and then it was almost every three months for a good year or so until my hair came back at the normal pace and now I get a haircut every six weeks or so. Be patient, and it will come back. It's a rough time for you right now, but give yourself time to get back into the swing of things after your treatment has ended. Hugs.

      about 5 years ago
    • Asanayogini's Avatar
      Asanayogini

      I cut my hair after about 2 months, to get rid of the dry wiry ends. I got the go, to dye my hair with semipermanent dye the first time. It really is looking and feeling like real hair now i am almost ready for permanent dye in about 2 weeks

      about 5 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      I went to a salon when my hair was about 1/2 inch, just to try to shape it up a bit. It was about 7 months after my last treatment that I got highlights.

      about 5 years ago
    • chrisdwhitt's Avatar
      chrisdwhitt

      I became really grey while undergoing chemo and got the ok to color my hair, but knew nothing about which dye to use. I wanted to go back to my natural auburn color and used permanent hair color. Instead of auburn, my hair is purple! My chemo is now done, but I am waiting before I color again.

      about 5 years ago

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