Jun 22, 2009 - 8:14 pm
I see great photos of brave bald women with temporary henna tattoos on their bald heads, and I know henna tattoos are often done even when still in chemo. Sooooo, I'm thinking, why wouldn't henna be a safe hair coloring choice for my post-chemo peach fuzz? Way way back when I was in my 20's I used henna on my hair all the time to brighten the red color. I remember the musty smell of that green powder (sold in little metal cans in health food stores) even today, and how shiny and strong and auburn it made my hair look. I know that hairdressers hate henna because it reacts to other hair products like perms, etc., and you can't use conventional hair dyes on henna'd hair. I'm very tempted to get some and try it on my fuzzy chemo sprouts. I was looking at "Light Mountain Natural Color The Gray! Hair Color & Conditioner." I LOVE having a bit of hair again, but I don't want to be grey. Red spikey hair sounds so cute. How bad could it be?? Any opinions?