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Colouring hair post chemo

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Re: Colouring hair post chemo

Aw thank you for the replies. I finished chemo mid Sept so going to risk trying the dye soon!!!! Am too ugly to post a picture, but will let you know how it goes!!!!!!
Thank you again.
Xxxxx
PS at the moment am struggling with post treatment dip and wondering if things ever get better?????
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Re: Colouring hair post chemo

I used the Clairol N Easy temporary (6 to 8 wash).  The golden brown shades seem to last ages - far more than 8 washes but the blond ones don't last very long and end up a bit mauve (but stil better than the chemo white).

 

I photographed the results of my post chemo hair colouring experiments in my blog here: http://iameclectica.blogspot.co.uk/p/chemo-hair-regrowth_16.html

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Re: Colouring hair post chemo

Hi Bev.
I used the Holland and Barrett colour with some success. It is ammonia free and has toned the grey down a fair bit but I finished chemo end of august. I'm not sure if it might be a bit soon for you to colour your hair but wouldn't like to say for definite. Sorry I can't be of more help. I would definitely avoid ammonia based colours though.
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Hi I finished chemo end of Sept and have now got a covering of hair ie about half an inch at the back and sides and a quarter of an inch on the top!!!!! Just wondered could I colour it with a clairol nice and easy non permanent dye yet which lasts for 6-8 washes, or is it too soon???????
Trying to boost myself up a bit, as very flat after treatment and can't see the wood for the trees at them moment

Many thanks if anyone has the chance to reply with some advice
Xxxxxxx
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Re: Colouring hair post chemo

Thank you all for your replies. I have bought a semi permanent colour from Holland and Barrett which I'm hoping to use tomorrow. My only concern is that as I am completely silver grey apart from a black strip down the back of my hair, I am unsure how light my hair will be when coloured. As I want to go blonde (as I was prior to treatment) I have bought a darker blonde colour because I think that it will go lighter than it says on the box. Does anyone have any tips please, many thanks x

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Re: Colouring hair post chemo

Hi,
I recently tried the Naturatint range from Holland and Barrett. They don't contain the usual chemical nasties, and the coverage is really good. I,m very impressed and would recommend.

Lady gray x

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Re: Colouring hair post chemo

After 3 months I started colouring with temporary hair dyes - the ones that are supposed to be gentler than the permanent ones but only last 6-8 washes.  Covered up the chemo white very nicely

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Re: Colouring hair post chemo

Over the counter colours are fine. I finished chemo 28th August, I have been using semi permanent colours and also had a test on my hair. The reason they say to wait for six months is because some peoples hair is far more fragile than others when it grows back and it may snap or break easily. It depends person to person but semi permanent is definitely ok.
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Re: Colouring hair post chemo

Hi,
I finished chemo at the end of July and have been using Nice n Easy semi which last 6/8 washes think they do one which lasts 20 ish washes too. It's worked well on my hair and covers the grey
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Colouring hair post chemo

I finished chemo at the end of August and succesfully used the cold cap. My hair thinned a little but I did not need my wig and just wore a cap/hat. However prior to chemo, I had my hair coloured and now because I haven't been able to have it dyed, I am completely grey with a black streak down the back. My OH says it looks a bit like a skunk Smiley Very Happy I know I can't have it coloured at the hairdressers until 6 months post chemo but does anyone know what over the counter colours are ok to use as I really want to cover the grey. Thanks.