When it comes to colouring new hair growth after cancer treatment there tends to be a lot of hearsay and common misunderstandings about hair colour and the possibility of damage to the new hair.
At Cancer Hair Care we recognise that other cancer charities and organisations give different opinions about when to colour new hair.
Our specialist charity services mean that we are one of the few cancer charities within the UK with hands on experience of hair loss and new growth after chemotherapy treatment. As part of our hands on charity service we have coloured hundreds of heads of hair of new hair growth. We also offer guidance to hairdressers, cancer nurses and health care professionals so that they in turn can be better informed to advise people. This is because we have developed a huge wealth of knowledge and experience in this highly specialised area.
If you are post chemotherapy treatment a great starting place is out 6 Step Guide below.
Six safe colour steps
Is your new hair growth ready to colour? follow the check list below.
- Your hair growth is stable, meaning that you are not still shedding hair.
- You have at least 1 inch of hair growth.
- Your hair is in a good enough condition to colour.
- Your scalp is in a healthy condition.
- You do the manufacturers sensitivity test.
- Avoid bleach products until you have at least 3 inches of good quality growth.
If your hair does not meet points 1 to 5, we recommend you wait a little longer.
May we suggest you take a look at the commonly asked topics under our ‘Colouring New Hair Growth’ section on our website for more in-depth information. This will give you a good overview so that you can be well informed of how to best colour your hair should you wish.