• How long did you wait before coloring your new hair? I really want any color besides the gray that grew in. I look 30 years older

    Asked by Planogirl42 on Friday, November 9, 2012

    How long did you wait before coloring your new hair? I really want any color besides the gray that grew in. I look 30 years older

    11 Answers from the Community

    11 answers
    • lynnh's Avatar

      I colored my hair as soon as I took my wig off. My hairdresser loved the color of my wig so much, she matched the cdor. Now I go every 5 weeks for color. The plus is my hair came back curley/wavey and is easy to style. It made for an easy transition.

      almost 5 years ago
    • princess123's Avatar

      I just have heavy fuzz about an inch long and I used a root kit on it yesterday. No one else will see it but it makes me feel better.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Dorene's Avatar

      My hair came back lower on my forehead and sides so my wigs no longer covered the hair. It came back very gray. I used the dye for roots to color the hair so it blended with the color of the wigs. It was about 1 inch.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      My hair grew back really white as well. I colored it while I was still on chemo.

      almost 5 years ago
    • pll's Avatar

      I had always colored my hair at the salon after an unfortunate incident using home color in college (peach colored hair, LOL!) but after my chemo, when my hair was between 1/2 and 1 inches long, I used the box from the store. It worked, but the 'peach fuzz' texture of my hair didn't like it and set me back. so once again, the last time I try self-color. I would recommend going to your salon and having them use a more natural, less harsh color product to cover the gray such as a vegetable or non-chemical.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Jelby's Avatar

      I waited until my hair grew out, approximately 10 months after chemo. I went to a health store and bought a hair color with no amonia or peroxides...a healtier option. Its a bit more expensive than the store bought ones, but covered the gray really well. BTW, my hair started growing back darker so I havent had to color as often..for me, my hair was almost white after chemo, now 18 months later it is growing out more to my natural med. brown color. Hope this helps.

      almost 5 years ago
    • KateCanHelp's Avatar

      There is a product called Roux Rinse. You can find it at Sallys or other stores. Maybe even Walmart. My grandmother used to use it and its funny because I use the same color. Its a big bottle and you use it each time you wash your hair. I use a cotton ball for the hairline for touch-ups now. Good Luck!

      almost 5 years ago
    • KateCanHelp's Avatar

      I used Roux Rinse. It's a large grey bottle that comes in alot of colors. You can find it at Sallys and its not expensive. Its a daily use. I used it now for touch-ups too.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I can't believe they still make Roux Rinse, LOL. I used it in the 70's!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Yallpaint's Avatar

      My hairdresser started with an all over color so there was minimal processing. The new hair is like baby hair with no core. So the color has little to grab and it faded quickly. So she put a glaze on top of the color and it then lasted a normal amount of time. We had to use a dark color until I had more hair. So I was a red-head while it grew out. I found the curly stuff hard to style (only solution is patience). As the texture became more normal we were able to go back to my normal blonde color.

      almost 5 years ago
    • unowhoandwhy's Avatar

      I highly recommend the henna creme from Surya Brasil. It's all natural and they have some lovely colors. Unlike henna powder, which is a real pain in the butt, the creme is applied the same way as regular hair dye. I can usually find it on Amazon.com, or in a natural food store, and have been using it for years.

      almost 5 years ago

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