Dying hair after chemotherapy?


Question from Abellntn: How long after chemo do you need to wait to color your hair? Should it be a certain length of time?
Answers - Anna-Dee Rinehart This needs to be approved by the plastic surgeon and oncologist.
Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S. Most of the time they'll say to wait at least six months, because the new hair won't actually hold the color. So whatever color you'd like it to be, it won't come out that way if you're premature in having it done.

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