Q: I've recently had surgery (3 weeks ago). I'm overdue to get my hair colored and highlighted, but I've heard that having
anesthetic shortly before getting your hair colored can make the color turn out orange. Is there any truth to this?
A: Iíve never heard of this particular side-effect to anesthetic. I do know that some medications can cause changes or
variance in the growth of the hair, but these are generally long-term effects from continued exposure. There have been cases I have heard of people who
recently underwent anesthesia and were hypersensitive to the odors of various chemical processes for a period of time afterward.
There is more of a risk of reactions caused by any medication you are taking as a result of
after-surgery care. I recommend that you speak to your stylist about your recent medical care and allow him or her to make whatever
adjustments he or she feels are necessary to make sure your color process is successful.