Hair I or don't l?'s the silly things isn't it? My current routine is to have my hair dyed and cut every 6 weeks โœ‚๐Ÿ™† and that time is coming around. I'm 3 weeks into methotrexate and was wondering whether this would have an adverse effect on my colour? I did ask my might be laughing at this point...and the lovely NRAS lady (for a 2nd opinion ๐Ÿ˜) So I went to my hairdresser for a patch test lol...I now have a lovely brown patch on my arm- all ok there...but I have reacted to the plaster! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • I've never reacted to hair dye thankfully ! But my hair did go curly ..... Don't laugh it's true!

  • Not sure I'm ready for curly hair! Mind you- my daughter would be soooo jealous ๐Ÿ˜†

  • It's not even nice curls , they are like a 70 s perm gone bad lol!!! I get it straightened!! X

  • I'm old enough to have had one of those....eek! ๐Ÿ˜…Not a good look x

  • My hair is multi coloured and it doesn't affect it by taking mtx.xxxx

  • I've been on methotrexate for fourteen years and have my hair coloured monthly. The only thing I find is that the colour takes hold faster and the colour is more intense. Light brown comes out as dark brown for example. This has only been a problem for the last couple of years though. if you find your hair is holding the colour more just go a shade or two lighter.

  • Thanks for your reply -

    Mine is a deep red/ brunette naturally and when dyed so fingers crossed....why am I still saying that when that's a painful move? ๐Ÿ˜I'll have to think of a different phrase lol โ˜บ

  • I have had my hair dyed various colours for years and Methotrexate didn't make any difference. I do get hair loss after a flare (when it doesn't grow as much either during the flare) but otherwise OK. Funny that as others have noticed my hair went curly too!

  • I'm not on mtx but I started hydroxy 3 months ago, and my hair seems to have gone drier and lighter - "like a bad 70s perm" is a good description, although mine has gone wavy rather than curly. I'd wondered whether it was a side effect too...

  • My hair is much thinner since starting MTX and has gone so grey that I've given up colouring It! And it's curly, but it always was.....

  • Hi Matilda7

    How long did it take for your hair to start thinning etc...I'm taking 10mg mtx and have only had 3 weeks so far- 4th this weekend :-(

  • I think it was over the first year but as I started MTX in 2007 I don't remember exactly. It never fell out in handfuls, just changed texture and got thinner and then got greyer much faster than I expected!

  • My hair used to be so long and thick when I was younger.but since taking methetrexate a year hair is so thin lank and straight.

    Swap ya for the curls

  • Well...had my hair coloured and cut as normal yesterday. Seems all ok...yay!! ๐Ÿ’‡Phew!! ๐Ÿ˜†

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