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When you are experiencing changes to your hair you may be unsure of what colour and technical services may be helpful to you

People often ask us what can and can’t be done during and after treatment. So let us guide you through the lovely options on offer so that you know what is best suited to you at this time. For example,  when it comes to new hair growth a good colour can really work wonders on even the very shortest of hair. In the picture here Emma's new hair looks great bright red. Colour can help to create texture, volume, shine and give you a wonderful sense of creating your individual style. You will need to do a skin sensitivity test MORE >

Can I Colour?


If you are someone who hasn’t lost their hair or your hair has thinned and you want to colour during chemo you need to be well advised.

Your doctor will normally advise that you DO NOT use any form of permanent colours during chemotherapy treatment. But you can normally use temporary colours  and sometimes your nurse will agree to you using a semi-permanent colour.  One of the reasons why you are advised not to colour is because a side effect of most chemotherapy drugs is that chemo causes the skin to be more hypersensitive than normal. Thus colouring, even with natural, henna and organic brands could cause a bad skin reaction  MORE >

Check list


If you are using any form of permanent or semi-permanent chemical treatments such as perms and relaxers you are best advised to do a sensitivity test.

What is a sensitivity test? It is possible to be allergic to anything, be it natural or manmade, whether it is a food, a medicine or a cosmetic product. Occasionally people do have an allergic reaction to hair colorants, perm lotion and other hair chemical processes. But it is quite rare to have an extreme reaction.  For example some colorants have stronger chemicals than others, but it is possible to have a reaction to even the most natural colours such as Henna. So a sensitivity test is a way to check that you are not allergic to a product. A professional salon will do this for you.MORE >

Emma coloured her new hair bright red. Talking Heads TV will offer you lots of tips and ideas. Why not tune into watch women share their experiences with you.




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