Covering gray hair

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PinkJazz
PinkJazz Member Posts: 12
I am 2 months out of chemo treatments my hair is growing back but very gray. Any suggestions, has anyone dyed their hair after treatment?

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  • MAJW
    MAJW Member Posts: 2,510 Member
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    Couldn't ....
    Couldn't wait to get rid of the gray! I colored mine when it was about 2".... Go for it!

    Hugs, Nancy
  • New Flower
    New Flower Member Posts: 4,294
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    Natural dyes
    6 months after Chemo. If you do it earlier residual from chemo may interfere , however it is worth to try
    Good luck
  • mom62
    mom62 Member Posts: 604 Member
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    I color
    I colored my hair after about 4 months after my first cancer. I had to wait for it to get long enough to color. I think it was about an inch or two. There are so many different studies on these things. I say just do it if you want to, its your life. If it makes you happy why not. Life is too short to worry about things like that.

    Terry
  • debi.18
    debi.18 Member Posts: 850 Member
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    mom62 said:

    I color
    I colored my hair after about 4 months after my first cancer. I had to wait for it to get long enough to color. I think it was about an inch or two. There are so many different studies on these things. I say just do it if you want to, its your life. If it makes you happy why not. Life is too short to worry about things like that.

    Terry

    Yes..
    Mine came back salt & pepper, so I colored it as soon as I could. I did use organic color the first time - I have heard the regular color might not turn out right due to the chemo still in your system. My hair is now almost 3 inches long and now use the normal coloring.

    Hugs, Debi
  • camul
    camul Member Posts: 2,537
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    I am on chemo and dying my
    I am on chemo and dying my hair again. I was tired of looking 20 years older than I am. I started on Navelbine in November and started dying my hair the beginning of April, it is now about 2 inches on top.

    I can't believe how much better I look and feel with color again. Asked the onco and he said go for it if it makes you feel better so I did and feel so much better.

    Carol
  • Nana C.
    Nana C. Member Posts: 108
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    camul said:

    I am on chemo and dying my
    I am on chemo and dying my hair again. I was tired of looking 20 years older than I am. I started on Navelbine in November and started dying my hair the beginning of April, it is now about 2 inches on top.

    I can't believe how much better I look and feel with color again. Asked the onco and he said go for it if it makes you feel better so I did and feel so much better.

    Carol

    Jamie Lee Curtis
    I have the Jamie Lee Curtis look and loving my short sexy gray hair. It looks like it has been highlighted! Took some getting used to it, but I get so many compliments on it I decided to keep it. Never had short hair before but I can't stand that awkward growing out so I guess I am short forever now!

    Nana
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
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    Nana C. said:

    Jamie Lee Curtis
    I have the Jamie Lee Curtis look and loving my short sexy gray hair. It looks like it has been highlighted! Took some getting used to it, but I get so many compliments on it I decided to keep it. Never had short hair before but I can't stand that awkward growing out so I guess I am short forever now!

    Nana

    Colored mine myself, went
    Colored mine myself, went blonde. Went to Sally's mixed color myself and it came out great.
    Kathy
  • ksf56
    ksf56 Member Posts: 202
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    Nana C. said:

    Jamie Lee Curtis
    I have the Jamie Lee Curtis look and loving my short sexy gray hair. It looks like it has been highlighted! Took some getting used to it, but I get so many compliments on it I decided to keep it. Never had short hair before but I can't stand that awkward growing out so I guess I am short forever now!

    Nana

    I'm with you
    My hair was my pride and joy - my whole life. I was extremely distressed (to say the least) that I was going to lose my hair with chemo. I cried alot!! When my hair started coming back, I rejoiced! Lo and behold - my hair started coming in white with some gray in the back. What a shock! Funny thing is - I like it! I've evolved from that women who wanted to hide with her head in a sack. My one distinguishing feature was my blond hair - always! I've actually gotten more compliments since it's grown out than in years before - most of them from people who didn't know me before. I also like it short - how wonderful not to have to fuss with it - wash, gel and I'm outta here! I'm not who I was before and I earned every one of these hairs!

    You are whoever you want to be - do whatever feels right!

    Hugs to you all!
    Karen
  • salls41
    salls41 Member Posts: 340
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    Still no hair!
    My last chemo was April 19 and I see NO SIGN of hair coming back. Should I worry?
    Sandy