Thanks - I didn't think about it not growing! However in the past couple of days so much of my hair has fallen out I think it may go altogether so dyeing roots will be irrelevant. Next session is Monday - if my hair is still on my head I will cold cap again and just deal with whatever happens. I thought I was being brave about being bald, but turns out I'm not 😞
Your roots will not be horrendous at all because you hair will not be growing! It will grow after you stop and then before you can colour it just use the spray powders from Superdrug.
I cold capped and kept most of my hair. I was able to colour it 7 weeks after my last one. My hair is thinner but I don't need a wig.
Hiya - I've just had my first session of chemo, and used a cold cap. It wasn't as freezing as I thought it would be, just tight, especially the strap holding it on under my chin! My dilemma is, I have dyed my hair for years which of course now I won't be able to, so if my hair survives my roots will be horrendous! Seems a silly thing to worry about, but I can't decide whether to go for the 'Cruella De Ville' look, or just deal with being bald. I guess I will just wear a hat or scarf to cover the stripes, and I just read further down that if my hair does fall out anyway, it can grow back better as the folicles are less damaged......
To cover very thin or bald patches, the nurses at my unit used pieces of gauze. (Soft stuff they use for dressings). These were good because you could cut or fold them to just cover the bits that needed it and you could put thicker bits if necessary.
I imagine all hospitals will have access to gauze, so just ask.
Good luck with your cold capping.
I was told to order surgical caps which are very thin paper like caps with elastic which i put on my head under the cold cap. I got them off ebay
They just stop you getting freezer burns on the bald patches on your head.
Try these they work and make it more comfortable. Dont be put off coz your hair is falling out as it grows back much faster because the folicles are undamaged and you keep your natural colour
Best of luckxx