Importance of natural hair dye after chemotherapy
Your hair will start growing back several weeks after your last chemotherapy session, and you will probably be wondering if it is possible to colour your hair. If you cannot stand your grey hair and you want to colour your hair, opt for natural, organic hair dyes, free of ammoniac, parabens and resorcinol.
The Pros of Natural Hair Dye after chemotherapy
A 100% natural solution for your hair, natural herbal hair dye is very efficient, without causing any harmful effects to your fragilized scalp. Contrary to chemical hair dyes that use pigments to penetrate the hair fibres, scalp and blood, natural hair dye places a protective cover over each strand of hair. It has the capacity to nourish and protect durably against external aggressions, allowing for healthy hair (volume, shine and a natural protection). Also, there is hardly any risk of irritation and allergic reactions to the scalp when you use natural hair dye.
Before using a Natural Herbal Hair Dye
- Do not use a colour until your whole head is covered in hair (about 1 to 2 inches)
- For a more efficient colour, start by detoxifying your hair of any chemical residue with clay. This will help increase the life span of the hair follicle and help restructure the melanin.
- Detoxify your hair for 1 to 2 months by applying 2 applications per week
- Test to see if your skin tolerates the dye by placing a small amount just behind your ear.
- Be careful when choosing natural hair dye brands and products as some self-proclaim to be natural, even though 90% of their ingredients are chemical.
- If you are hesitating to colour your hair at home, you can contact your hairdresser. More and more hairdressers are switching to natural hair dyes; however, you should always double-check that the products are 100% natural and harmless.
Tips when applying your Natural Herbal Hair Dye
- Mix the clay powder in very hot water to get rid of any lumps.
- Cover all your grey hairs with the mixture. If any are still visible, apply as much paste as needed until they are hidden.
- Cover your hair with kitchen paper towels and put on a shower cap. For more efficiency, keep your head warm with a scarf or towel.
- Respect the indicated application time provided.
- Rinse your hair really well, as natural dye is a lot thicker than chemical dyes.
- Apply a hair mask to fix the colour and nourish the hair.
- Do not wash your hair too soon after your colour, it is best to wait several days.
- Re-colour your hair every 6-8 weeks depending on your hair type.