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Managing life after a breast cancer diagnosis, including rediscovering intimacy, coping with fear of recurrence, reconnecting relationships, sharing hobbies and interests, and finding inspiration in daily life.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2020 06:53PM

ghostie13 wrote:

Wasn't sure where to post this question..... .but with the recent study about hair dyes and straighteners having a possible link to breast cancer has anyone stopped coloring their hair? I'm pretty sure my stylist thinks I'm a freak for asking what the ingredients are (she will get back to me). I've tried to let my hair grow out but am hating the color.....

Dx 9/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/12/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 11/25/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 19, 2020 07:34PM blah333 wrote:

no but my health problems started a few years after I started dying my hair (to hide grays).. if there was a strong link wouldn't you think WAY more women would be getting breast cancer? My friend who is a hairstylist suggested henna, there are natural hair dyes. I have not tried them. I'm 37..... would be too salt and peppery. After a certain age I will let my hair be gray/silver, when it is the dominant color. If I get to be that old.

Age 35 at diagnosis Dx 9/2017, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 11/30/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jan 19, 2020 08:36PM bcincolorado wrote:

I had genes that made me get my first grays in my 20's and gray hair and pimples are not a good fit!! I did the home dye stuff for years. When I was diagnosed though (age 49) I quit dying because I physically could not do it at that point and grew it natural. I figured at that point I really did not care since I had cancer and oh well too bad.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/6/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/14/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/29/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 19, 2020 11:10PM Yogatyme wrote:

I, too, started graying in my 20’s and colored until last year. I am 68 and decided to let the gray grow out and really love it. It’s mostly silver and I especially love not having to camp out at the hairdresser for color, highlights, deep conditioning, etc.

I used henna for many years and it gave my naturally medium brown hair a beautiful auburn color. Got lots of compliments on it. But by mid 30’s the gray was more dominant and the henna made it orange.....not a good look.

I began growing my hair out b4 my dx, so it has nothing to do w the recent info on hair dye. I’m not sure I would stop if I were still coloring.

Yogatyme Surgery 3/2/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 7/19/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/12/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jan 19, 2020 11:13PM Askmissa wrote:

I don’t think a link has been proven, butthere are vegetable dyes that hair dressers can use.

Dx 6/17/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 8/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Jan 20, 2020 12:11AM - edited Jan 20, 2020 12:17AM by voraciousreader

https://www.amazon.com/Going-Gray-Motherhood-Authenticity-Everything/dp/0316166618



Going Gray: What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity, and Everything Else That Really Matters



Best. Book. Ever!


read the book and was curious if the author was as beautiful as she appeared on the book jacket. Went to a book signing and yep, she was beautiful, GRAY! Furthermore, her thoughts about going gray are brilliant. Her thoughts of why NOT to color are equally brilliant. Since publication I have recommended this book a dozen times.


one of her points is that coloring your hair dates you. Many women will wear a hair style and hair color that looked great at a younger point in their lives. Think about it....do you see women in their 60's with a Farah Fawcett hair cut and blond highlights circa 1975? Is it becoming on her? What about a 45 year old woman who has Jennifer Aniston's hair cut from 1995? The author tells us how looking at a photo of herself she wearing her Armani suit with dyed hair, she thought she looked fantastic, until she realized a gray co-worker, in the photo, looked a heck of a lot better. And that's when she decided to investigate whether a woman truly looks better with dyed hair....and investigate she did!


For me, it didn't take reading the book to make up my mind. I never dyed my hair and never even thought about doing it. Didn't need to read the book to realize that the right hair cut is all a woman needs...along with the right lipstick and the right color clothes. Haircut, lipstick and clothes do not need to be expensive. If you are thinking of going gray, or even just slightly curious about going gray...READ THE BOOK!

BTW....her husband, Kurt Anderson,was at the book signing and looked at his beloved wife glowingly!




Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Jan 20, 2020 07:20AM Ingerp wrote:

I dunno. I’m pretty sure I won’t make any changes to my routine. That said, I’ve never used any at-home hair color. I feel like that’s even harsher than the salon stuff. And several years into my color routine, my stylist told me she wasn’t actually coloring my hair—just lightening it (I guess what used to be called“frosting”). A year and a half PFC I’m still waiting for my hair to get back to normal. It’s still pretty curly and only maybe 4” long—I still haven’t had my first haircut. I just want it to be the way it was. :-(

Dx 3/11/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 3/22/2016 Lumpectomy Surgery 4/19/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/17/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 3/2/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 3/12/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 5/17/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 5/17/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 8/19/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 20, 2020 07:42AM redhead403 wrote:

my hairdresser uses a natural color. The only unnatural part is the hydrogen peroxide. I think it's Lanza

Surgery 4/16/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/9/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 11/7/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 1/6/2020 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 20, 2020 10:32AM Yogatyme wrote:

voraciousre, I have found what the author said about haircut, clothes color and lipstick to be true for me. Once I grew out my gray I started wearing more jewel toned clothes, got a great haircut (similar to Jane Fonda’s current cut) and just wear tinted sunscreen, a little blush and lipstick. I think other makeup, especially eye shadow, can make me a little garish looking. Getting ready for the day is a much shorter activity!

Yogatyme Surgery 3/2/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 7/19/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/12/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jan 20, 2020 11:23AM edj3 wrote:

IF my hair color caused my BC (big if IMO), that ship has sailed. I got my first grey at 21 and much as BCinCO said, zits and grey hair are a weird combo.

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 20, 2020 12:42PM Reckless wrote:

I stopped using chemical dyes 3.5 years before my diagnosis, was using henna. Now I am not using anything - got tired of henna, even though it looked great on me

Dx 3/4/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/19/2016 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 8/11/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 11/14/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/20/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 20, 2020 05:31PM ghostie13 wrote:

Thank you everyone for your thoughts..... I will probably continue with the coloring, I just hate the ashy color my hair is. My stylist does a good job and I don't think the color or cut is dated by any stretch...

All these dang studies, I swear everything causes cancer. I need to stop reading them unless they find something definite.....

Dx 9/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/12/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 11/25/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 20, 2020 07:23PM voraciousreader wrote:

yoga! Yep! Not only do you save time wearing less make up...but you spend less time at the salon! Just think of how much time can be spent doing other things! The author also discusses feeling liberated when getting invitations...and not having to do math in your head and figuring out when your hair needs to be colored based on the invite....


that said....a good haircut is priceless....there is NOTHING that dyed hair can bring to the table if the haircut looks dated or unbecoming...and...as we age...less makeup is more! I wear a lip stain or sheer lipstick with a lip pencil underneath. No more mascara or eye shadow during the day. Just a smudge of an eye pencil and a sheer foundation with SPF and a highlight. Done!

Clothes? I have found but a few colors that look good on me with my salt and pepper hair. My wardrobe is filled with, black, white and gray clothes. Then I add just a touch of color in the form of necklaces, earrings, scarves, shoes, vests and/ or bags. Again...keeping it simple...less is more in every department from head to toe


i let my hair stylist do as he pleases with my hair...together, we must be doing something right because yesterday I was mistaken for my grandson’s mother! It was also my birthday! Best. Gift . Ever!

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Jan 20, 2020 07:48PM DATNY wrote:

Similar story here, my first greys were in my 20s. So I have dyed my hair since mid 20s because of that. Prior to my diagnosis at 44 I was getting so tired of doing it. I wanted to quit and let it be grey, but my kids wouldn't hear it! "My classmates will say I have an old mom! Only when you'll be a grandma' they said!" Post taxotere/carboplatin I just let it be. It is not even grey, it is mostly white. Lately, after two years of white, I've got bored and I asked my kids what color should I dye it now. To my surprise now no one wants me to do it anymore!!! Don't even thing about it, they say! Go figure!

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Jan 20, 2020 07:57PM - edited Jan 20, 2020 07:57PM by ShetlandPony

Ok, this is not just about hair but about the general topic of how we feel about how we look, in particular after age 40 when many women typically start worrying about looking not-young. This book is so much fun and gives great advice in my opinion:

Style Evolution: How to Create Ageless Personal Style in Your 40s and Beyond by Kendall Farr

Ageless is the key word here. If you look good and feel it, age (or hair color!) is not an issue. This book helps me deal with the ways cancer treatment affects my appearance.

There is a similar book for younger women: The Pocket Stylist by Kendall Farr


Happy Birthday, voraciousreader!

2011 Stage I ILC 1.5cm grade1 ITCs sn Lumpectomy,radiation,tamoxifen. 2014 Stage IV ILC mets breast,liver. TaxolNEAD. Ibrance+letrozole 2yrs. Fas+afinitor nope. XelodaNEAD 2yrs. Eribulin,Doxil nope. SUMMIT FaslodexHerceptinNeratinib for Her2mut NEAD
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Jan 20, 2020 08:09PM AliceBastable wrote:

I started coloring my hair decades ago - I was a redhead who was raised to be super self-conscious about it. So I went from frosting to full-on coloring. I was also perming, so I wound up with seriously damaged hair after about five years. I finally went back to natural, then started using a matching color when the gray started appearing. Since red hair usually goes just pale, not gray, I eventually switched to a very light blond, and used it off and on for the last 20 years. When I didn't color it, the front looked great, but the back had a distinct dead mouse color. Ick. Now I've noticed that the back has caught up to the front, and it's a natural pale streaky blond. I guess the stress on my body put the graying in overdrive. Thank you, cancer? 🙄😁

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 20, 2020 09:28PM voraciousreader wrote:

DAT! That is hilarious! That situation underscores how we need not be influenced by our loved ones with respect to our appearances. We all need to do what makes us happy! That said...I trust my hair stylist’s advise and I have one or two friends whose opinions I depend on to be brutality honest when it comes to my appearance.

Speaking of being brutality honest...my dear friend’s husband would often ask me WHEN I was going to start coloring my hair. The answer of course was “ Never.” But that didn’t stop him from asking over and over again. Fast forward to my daughter’s wedding. Husband shows up and asks what did I do to my hair? He said my hair looked beautiful. I told him I did NOTHING. He then said he never realized how BEAUTIFUL gray hair could look!


one of my dear cousins got breast cancer and needed chemo. Before cancer, she had the most beautiful, long auburn hair with dyed highlights. Following chemo, she cut her hair into a pixi cut and no longer colored her hair. Her mother always had worn a pixi haircut with natural salt and pepper hair. Both mother and daughter could make heads turn. My cousin never looked back and continues to wear a pixi cut with her natural colored hair and has never looked more beautiful. One of her beauty secrets....since the texture of her hair was affected by the chemo, she now uses hair wax to spike some of her hair tips...

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Jan 21, 2020 04:06AM edj3 wrote:

The one thing that bothers me about some of the posts in this thread is the idea that we all color our hair or wear make up (or dress however) to look young.

I do not. I don't care about that, not one bit. I wear y make up because I like it, not in some attempt to shave years off my appearance and the same thing is true with coloring my hair.

Fact is, I did grow it out about 10 years ago because I was curious. And the color is great, it's silvery. But what I found very disconcerting was that visually I'd lost the top of my head because now it read almost blonde and I didn't like that. So after about 18 months, I returned to coloring it.

Here's the other thing. I am 100% in favor of all of us making the choices we're comfortable with regarding hair, make up, clothing, the music we listen to, the movies we watch . . . you get the idea. I don't feel a need to convert anyone over to my way of living. It would be great to have the same courtesy in return.

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 21, 2020 08:31AM voraciousreader wrote:

edj! As I said in my previous post...we all need to do what makes us happy! And....what makes us happy one day...might make us miserable the next....


I think our taste is always evolving...and sometimes, sadly because of circumstances, we are thrust into making decisions that we might not make under normal circumstances...so...find your comfort zone and...like the Queen might say....carry on! Or...as they say in Latin...Carpe Diem... and I might add with a touch of lipstick!



Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Jan 21, 2020 09:02AM Yogatyme wrote:

edj, I can see why you might feel this way. I haven’t gotten this vibe from this thread, but appreciate that it could seem judgmental. I personally decided to stop coloring simply b/c I was sick of all the time (and$$) I was spending at the salon. I loved the color my hairdresser gave me, just too much time. As for makeup, I love that too. It just is not working for me anymore.....I feel like basically I end up looking like Bette Davis in Baby Jane. All that said, I don’t think gray hair necessarily ages us (why would young women go gray if it did). Both my sisters (75 & 62) both color and say as long as they make hair color they are using it. Ultimately we all need to do what we’re comfortable with and follow our preferences. So, sport your hair & makeup in the way that helps you feel like you.

Yogatyme Surgery 3/2/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 7/19/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/12/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jan 21, 2020 09:10AM SummerAngel wrote:

I started occasionally highlighting my hair for fun in my mid-30's. My family grays slowly so I didn't start getting any grays until about 40. At that time I started regularly dying my hair back to the color it was in my 20's. Now, at 50, I have a little patch of gray on the top of my head. I will continue dying, I like how my hair looks and get lots of compliments on it. I admit I also like the fact that I'm often told I look a lot younger than I am - not afraid to say it!

The study that recently came out was from the Sister Study, so every woman in the study had a sister with breast cancer already, which raises their risk. Also, since I've already had breast cancer, as edj3 said, that ship has sailed!

Age at dx: 45. Oncotype, left-side tumor: 9. Right side had multifocal IDC and "extensive" LCIS. Isolated tumor cells in 1 right-side node. Dx 3/27/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 4/27/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 6/1/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 6/1/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/28/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/4/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Jan 21, 2020 05:49PM ghostie13 wrote:

Thank you edj3 and SummerAngel!! I didn't intend for this to become a debate about color vs grey and was beginning to feel color shamed.....lol....

I just wanted to know if anyone had read the results from the study and if it had changed their minds about using colors and straighteners...

That said, I made an appointment with my stylist for next week for color. Can't wait, this ashy, grayish color makes me feel old and drab, so I'm done with it!

Dx 9/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/12/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 11/25/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 21, 2020 07:20PM Kiki13 wrote:

Hi ghostie, this study has been on my mind, so I was glad to see your post. I'm growing my hair out right now to see if I can be happy without coloring. I've colored since my mid-thirties to disguise my grays, but have been more minimalist since my diagnosis...I would get highlights rather than trying to fully cover my grays. Lately I've let my hairdresser use a "nonpermanent" color but I don't really care for it. I'm going to see if I can stand my untreated hair for awhile before I explore options.

"Don't count the days, make the days count" - Muhammad Ali. Dx'ed age 49. 1.9 cm. Dx 9/2014, ILC, Right, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 11/7/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/2/2014 Multi-catheter: Breast Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2018 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 22, 2020 12:39AM AliceBastable wrote:

My niece was going gray and she got a fabulous dark blue dye job that's mostly just on the gray areas. It looks beautiful with the remaining dark brown. She's only in her 40s. I'm very close to 70, and my hair's REALLY light, but if I ever get tempted to go back to coloring it, I'd like streaks of a fun color - but probably in pastel shade.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 22, 2020 12:59AM MinusTwo wrote:

My hairdresser said the repercussions from the article is hurting her business. That said, I had regular highlights added until BC. (pull the strands through the cap type) And before that I used a product called "Sun In" and sat in the sun for hours (another no-no). After I lost my hair to chemo, it came back in brown and all the grey was gone. Go figure. Now it's back to 1/2 and 1/2 - but tired grey mixed with dull brown. Since I haven't had the patience to grow it back to shoulder length, I need to figure out how highlights will work on short hair.

I don't wear any makeup, but then I never did more than occasional light eye shadow & lashes or a quick swipe of lipstick. My lashes are hard to do now since they never grew back long & luscious like before BC. Oh right - thinking about when we were all gorgeous before BC. Or maybe just when we were young???

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jan 22, 2020 08:13PM voraciousreader wrote:

minus....for “tired” hair....try this! This stuff is the bomb! ....or ANY “shine” product...there are oils and sprays....i use both depending on how staticky my hair is..


https://www.amazon.com/RUSK-Deepshine-PlatinumX-Shine-Spray/dp/B079KQTLHZ

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Jan 22, 2020 11:12PM MinusTwo wrote:

VR - looks like just spray on after washing & before drying?

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jan 22, 2020 11:52PM Nancy2581 wrote:

After chemo when my hair started growing back I learned I am completely gray 🙁. I colored my hair before BC and I knew I had some gray , but sheesh. I’ve never used hair color you buy over the counter out of the box. I have always gone to a salon and I believe the color my stylist uses is less harsh. There are just some things I refuse to give up and this is one of them. I also still drink Diet Coke because I refuse to give that up too. I’d rather die happy than miserable lol

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/21/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/28/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2017 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 23, 2020 12:30AM - edited Jan 23, 2020 12:31AM by voraciousreader

minus...i put it on dry hair... just a drop goes a long way....i spray it into my hands and then work it into my hair...

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Jan 23, 2020 12:46AM - edited Jan 23, 2020 12:49AM by voraciousreader

https://www.sallybeauty.com/hair/textured-hair/cur...


Minus...i use this too... i love this product because my hair is very straight and flies away and gets staticky. You don't need to get this brand...but there are sooo many on the market that really make hair shine...any of them will do. Just stay away from products with too much alcohol. That will dry out hair and scalp.


I also spritz which hazel on my scalp while ahowering once or twice a week. Get a jug of it at sally under the name sea breeze.... Also use it on my face and neck in the morning.sally has a sensitive akin formula.

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Jan 23, 2020 04:40AM AliceBastable wrote:

Spray-on hair shine products are great. I spritz it on my palm two or three times and work it through my hair while it's damp after shampooing - it's a great detangler. Another product I like to use to liven up my drab pale blondish hair is good old VO-5 in a tube. Just a tiny bit rubbed in the palms, then work through hair to condition, or pat on for shine and control.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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