I posted this here awhile back and have not gotten any feed back on it. Is there no one who knows how prednisone affects hair. Or is there somewhere I can go to find out? Sure would like some information on it before I go and get a perm put in my hair.
Prednisone made my hair thinner and straight, and it usually is curly and a lot thicker. Didn't really realize it until I got off it after fifteen years! Listen I was a hairdresser for 25 yrs till may when I got sick. I am on both metho and predisone . I get my hair still coloured every mnth and my mother inlaw has terminal cancer and gets chemo 3 out of 4 wks a mnth and she has some hair loss but not from the colouring she still gets done I have done many a person on med over the yrs the worst it would do would undertake so you go ahead and have a perm it will make you feel better I am colouring still and I am very sick but it m,akes me feel better. I am getting hair loss from metho but the colouring is not making it worse Goodluck.....TERESA
I have been of and on Prednisone for the last 3 years and I do see some changes in the hair but nothing that would stop me from coloring my hair. As for perming, when not on MTX, my hair curls in certain area's and have thought about getting a spot perm.
I started coloring my hair when I was 15 and today at 61, I am still coloring it...and it is still attached to my head. Sometimes in lesser amounts and sometimes a bit more curly and thicker. depending upon what type of medications I am taking and if I have a disease going on...I will go to my grave coloring my hair...and I think your mother Merry, is one heck of a trouper. When I was on chemo, and lost my hair, I couldn't wait for it to grow back in so I could become the blonde I always wanted to be. As soon as it was about 2 to 3 inches long, I did it and the doctors where not happy but I didn't care and nothing happened to me.
Life is meant to enjoy. We have ups and downs but when we color our hair, we become a different person with a different persona...Sometiomes we need that to encourage us to continue, especially when times get to tough for us to handle.
A friend took me out today to get my hair cut and highlighted and it lifted my spirits a lot. Last night for some reason I had a major meltdown...after saying I'm ready to deal with this now. I cried and cried and couldn't stop. Before that I had an anger in me that I had trouble controlling and I didn't like that feeling in me. It's not like me. It felt good to have a little pampering today and to GET DRESSED. My hair stylist mentioned something about people having hair loss from prednisone. How common is that? Mrs. B. congrats on the new curls!!!I've had 2 hair reactions to Pred. My normally straight hair became wavy and wiry. Also, I color my hair and the color doesn't hold as long. I had a classic cut for my straight hair but have had to cut it short so I can do something with it. I still color it and probably always will. I think the color is much more gentle on your hair than a perm. Even though I've been on Pred. for 4 years and MXT my hair is still thick. I haven't experience any noticable hair loss. LindyI found that my hair is greasier than it used to be - I shampoo twice in the shower rather than the once that was enough before.
Mrs. B - my hair also got even more curly after being on MTX for years. That stuff actually changes things at the DNA level... I hated that med.