Can I color my hair after Lung Transplant?

Posted by chickytina @chickytina, Jun 1 2:09pm

Due to being sick for a while prior to my double lung transplant, I haven't been able to get my hair colored in about 6 months. What is the best hair color to use? My salon uses Redken Chromomatics which has no fumes. My doctor said that I can use natural hair color, but there is no hair color without chemicals. I am less than a month out from the surgery.

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Hello there Chickytina! I too am about to get listed for a double lung transplant. You may want to ask your doctors to be more specific about the hair dye. I would be interested in the answer to that myself. I had been considering going silver just to make my life easier. How are you doing?

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Hello there Chickytina! I too am about to get listed for a double lung transplant. You may want to ask your doctors to be more specific about the hair dye. I would be interested in the answer to that myself. I had been considering going silver just to make my life easier. How are you doing?

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I am exactly one month out and doing so much better. I had a rating of 75 before the transplant and really didn't know how much longer I would be able to hold on. The scale goes from 0-100 (the higher the number, the worse condition). Most people get the transplant between 35-50.
Now I can walk a mile without stopping (although not at my regular speed yet due to losing so much muscle mass before the surgery) without oxygen. I so grateful for the things I am able to do now, including have my hair washed, take a shower and just being able to breathe without oxygen.
The medication regiment is something to get used to, but is supposed to be lessened as time goes by. However, I had other complications due to some of the medications that I never had before. My heart rate went from 200 to 90 within seconds and then would keep going up and down when I would be just lying there. So I need to take medication for that. I need to watch my sugar levels and take insulin when high (had gestational diabetes, but never was diabetic otherwise).
I wound up using the Chromatics from the salon, but had someone come to the house and I wore a KN-95 mask the whole time including when I started washing it out. I took it off when the mask started to get a little wet.

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