I seem to have much more grey in my hair over the past couple of years and wondered if that is related just to my age or whether cancer plays a part. I think I have as much grey as my mum .She has never had a colour put in hers .
Jules,I am still thinking of tatooing. It costs between about $250 and $400 from what I've seen . I stupidly went to a place where you get stencils to suit so you fill in with powder . When I bought the kit and tried it at home it was too difficult to use the stencil. I thought it would be easier.That's why I got it . Big waste of $99.95.
Next I need to find a place I can trust if I go ahead with the tatoo but it's a bit scary.I don't want to be stuck with a 5 year mistake.
Just a thought about the eyebrows. I don't have a problem with mine, but have you thought about using henna to 'tatoo' your eyebrows on?
They would end up being a brown colour, but you could do it yourself, and it is only a temporary tatoo.
All you would have to do is mix the henna power with a little water and paint your eyebrows on. You then leave the henna on your skin for a while(not sure how long because it's been years since ive used henna), then wash it off and its all done!
As I said...it's just a thought, but it is a natural product and should be fairly inexpensive.
You will have to let us know how you went if you give it a go.
Rowan,I looked at using henna .I got the impression that it can be used for dyeing eyebrows but need to look further to see if it would work for painting on missing eyebroes. I appreciate the suggestion. Thanks.
The first time I went through chemo it grew back curly and went straight after my first trim. This time it has grown back really curly this time like an afro. I find its curlier when its humid or when it rains.
An afro sounds hard to deal with! Is it hard to comb? My hair is now long enough to get knots in it and it's really annoying. I can't remember if it used to get this tangled before or not. I do like having hair that I can tie up though, and I like my funny curls. I think I will be sad when I lose them - it is 14 months since chemo and haven't yet had it cut.
As my hair is growing out it is starting to change, over the last couple of months the tight curls are slowly dropping out. As for tattooing eyebrows when going through chemo. Getting tattoos during chemo is not recommended, I have spoken to several tattoo artists and they all say the drugs can affect the tattoo, one it can affect the colour and two it can spread under the skin.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.