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My hair started to grow back after chemo..how long should I wait to dye my hair? I cannot stand gray hair....

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 6 years
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  • Tiffani Warila Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    The only thing I have heard from a friend was that when a colleague of hers tried coloring her hair while on tamoxifen the color wouldn't take! Hope that is just a fluke thing that happened to her. Lucky for her she embraced the gray and looks great! As far as the length, I say whenever you are ready go for it!
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  • Isabel Souchet Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2010
    I did mine about a month later, I was shocked that my scalp burned so much, but after a few times it was fine
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  • L D  Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2004
    I just colored my hair yesterday for the first time. I just finished ch. about 15 weeks ago. I wanted it almost long enough that I could almost get away with it looking alright on it's own. I probably need another month before I feel comfortable with my short do.
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    When should can you dye your hair???? Whenever you darn well want to! I let mine grow back in gray and have days when I look like an old hag and really would love to dye it again.....sigh. Maybe some day...... Take care, Sharon
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  • dorothy harder Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I am no professional, but I did it when I couldn't stand to look at it any more. I liked it, but all were complementary saying I should have kept it gray. I like brown.
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  • Lisa Taylor Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I embraced the Gray if I could deal with the cancer straight on then I'm going to love the new me even more!
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    • nancy  wilcox Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      why don't you try one of the non-ammonia dyes that wash out after 28 shampoos ? They are easy to find ( I like Garnier the best)----hope that helps.

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    • nancy  wilcox Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      oops I put this as a comment--sorry

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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I waited 6 months.
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I waited 6 months. I just didn't want anymore chemical for a while I also needed enough hair to dye. I was so glad to see the gray go. The first time it didn't last very long but everttime it gets better. I'm on Tamoxofen I had never heard that it wouldn't take.
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  • nancy  wilcox Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    why don't you try using one of the non-ammonia dyes that wash out in 28 days--they are easy to find ( I like Garnier) ---hope this helps.
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  • nancy  wilcox Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    not years---goodness !!! days is what I meant !!!!!!
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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you all for your prompt response...I appreciate it!

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