Aug 10, 2009 - 6:25 pm
I know they say not to color your new hair after chemo. I had my last chemo March 26th and although I LOVE having hair again after 7 long months of baldness, I hated the iron-grey color of my new crewcut of fuzzy baby hair. So, about a month ago, I got that "root touch up" hair coloring they've been advertising on TV. You only leave it on 10 minutes and it fades away after a few weeks. And it's only around $5. I used it with no harm to my hair.
Well, my 'touch up' color has now faded, and I decided to step up to 'Nice and Easy' and something in a LIGHTER shade. You were supposed to leave it on, for 'stubborn greys', as long as 40 minutes. But after 15 minutes I started to worry about my chemo-curls and rinsed it out, thinking that I have so much of the solution left over that I could immediately dry my hair and put on more color if it didn't take. Well, the 15 minutes were enough and I have light brownish red little spikes all over my head now.
This all came about because I am going to a workshop Wednesday and will be seeing a lot of my business friends who haven't seen me since I lost my hair. I always had my hair red pre-cancer.
My little grandaughter had another good idea for me: a HEAD-BAND! My new chemo hair is especially VERY thin on top in the front. But I got a wide tortoise-shell colored plastic headband (thinking it would go with everything and match my newly red hair), and it covers that bald spot and makes the littls spikes behind it almost look like a hair-do. (almost).
Beauty hints from Linda! Gotta try! HA!