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Hair colouring

lolly pop
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I am on targeted treatment for stage 4 renal cell carcinoma in my lungs. The treatment (Pazaponib) has turned my hair white. I have tried using my usual Nice ‘n’ Easy permanent hair dye but it does not colour the white at all. Would a hairdresser be able to colour my hair? I don’t mind paying but obviously Want to make sure it would work. Many thanks.

buttercup01
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Hi, I was on Pazopanib a few years back ( currently on treatment break) and asked the hairdresser at  our local cancer centre about colouring my hair. She said she'd probably use an organic colour but advised me to ask my CNS first.

Decided not to bother with the hassle tbh

Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
buttercup01
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Hi, I was on Pazopanib a few years back ( currently on treatment break) and asked the hairdresser at  our local cancer centre about colouring my hair. She said she'd probably use an organic colour but advised me to ask my CNS first.

Decided not to bother with the hassle tbh.

Sorry, system posted it twice!

Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
lolly pop
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Many thanks.

Maybug
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Hi, I’m on Pazopanib and find I’ve lost colour from my hair and skin. I can use my normal colour if I leave it on longer. I’ve gone to a lighter shade because my skin’s so pale. I sometimes wonder if I should just let it go white but so far I’m resisting it.

lolly pop
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Thank you.

Ormebeau
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I am on Tivozanib and my skin is a lot paler than it used to be.  Sometimes, I feel a bit like a ghost, especially with being dark haired, which should be ok for Halloween, but with a little tinted moisturiser, and makeup it doesn't look too bad.  I think I would just go a shade lighter each time, yet again, grey and white seem quite popular among some younger people.  It would be one less thing to bother about.

Ormebeau

lolly pop
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Thank you. 

Jo300
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In short, yes, a good colourist can colour it for you, but expect to pay well for it.

I'm on Pazopanib and my hair has gone white. The back is actually nice, it's more of an ash blonde, and the front is white. Because it's tonal it looks OK. Everyone compliments me on it and my hairdresser thinks it's amazing and reckons that people pay him a fortune to be this colour - it's very fashionable lol.

I was previously a (highlighted) golden sort of colour. Once I realised exactly how white it was going to be I dyed the whole of my hair a white blonde, so as it grew out I effectively had no roots. I knew that I wouldn't be on top of it enough not to constantly have the white roots if I stayed my original colour.

Realistically it's taken my three years to look in the mirror and think that this is normal for me. My skin is very pale like everyone else too (used to be quite olivey) so it kind of all fits together now.

The funniest thing is having a treatment break - your hair colour comes back - so you get a stripe!! I've rocked the zebra look a few times now ;-)

Jo
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lolly pop
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Many thanks for the advice.