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The research I have done and from what my bc nurse told me is that you can colour your hair after 8 weeks as long as you use plant based dyes. The chemicals in normal hair dyes can damage your hair if used that early as your hair is not strong anough. Boots and health stores stock them.
Hopefully at the end of May I will have an inch of hair that I can colour :)
I too can't wait as I have quite a bit of grey and I usually dye it dark brown lol
what are the names of the plant based dyes and where can you get them.
I desperatley waant to get rid of my grey. My chemo nurse told me to wait 6 months and my hairdresser said to wait a year. Summers coming and i don't want to wait that long.
I used the cold cap and have not losed my hair, but it does feel horrible and wiry.
You can colour your hair with ordinary henna (from most Asian supermarkets.....if you live near any?) or if you try wholefood/health food shops they usually sell plant based hair dyes. These are massively dearer than using henna but less messy......and more choice of shades.
beaware henna if your hair is grey it will become a bright orange ,there are coloured mouuses available from either your own styliest or from boots superdrug etc or online where you can also look for vegetable based colours
good luck ladies
I'm still looking for the most suitable hair colour to use post chemo.
Several of you have mentioned plant/vegatable based products and i have been looking in Boots trying to work out which ones these are.
Are the Botanics range suitable ones, they seem to be the only ones in store that suggest plant based.
Has anyone used them?
Many thanks for any help, i really want to get rid of my grey but don't want to damage my hair.
post your results please - I've got one more chemo and my hair seems to gone competely white - I definately need something to bring back my youth!!
Try Lush they sell Henna Hair dye which is as plant based as you can get. All their products are freshly made so no nasty chemicals. I managed to keep my hair but it was badly damaged from the cold cap and have been using their hair treatment products which have worked a treat.
Is henna safe to use though, have heard it can make your hair go funny colours, ie orange
I have just looked on Holland and Barrett and they are £8.99-£9.99, im starting chemo in a couple of weeks and would like to dye mine before I start as I have some gray bits and my old dye is growing out, anybody got any thoughts on this?
only the rouge ones can make it go orange. Have a look on their website :-)
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