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Smelly Hair??? Smelly Hair???

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  #1  
Unread 02-06-2005, 10:09 PM
Smelly Hair???

Ok, this is a first for me.

My DH told me that ever since my hysterectomy, my hair stinks.

I haven't changed shampoos or hairspray.

Is it just me, (or him) or does anyone else have that problem?

Take care.
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Unread 02-06-2005, 10:50 PM
Smelly Hair???

Well, that's the first I've heard of THAT problem! Tell him not to smell your hair! Tell him it could be worse! If you wash it every day, I don't see how he can say that. He sounds like a pregnant woman who notices every scent.

Get him a clothespin for his sensitive nose.
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Unread 02-07-2005, 12:16 AM
body chemistry

I've never heard anything about that either.... I'm wondering if maybe the hormonal changes after surgery can affect how our body reacts to soaps, cleansers, etc? Just a thot??? Let us know if you come up with anything.... very curious

(((Hugs)))
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Unread 02-07-2005, 08:06 AM
Smelly Hair???

Same here... My DH said my hair smelled really bad, but I thought it smelled like meds.... the ones they give you during surgery.
My doc says that that is the way the drugs get out of your system, is through the skin, and it stands to reason that your hair would accumulate the smell of those drugs. for me it took about a month for my hair to quit with the offensive smell. but during that time it wouldnt even take color , so i had to wait.
lucky for me it went away, and it took about 3 weeks. I also had alot of hair loss during the time that it was smelling so bad. It has all returned to normal now though, so just give it some time.
snickers
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Unread 02-07-2005, 09:32 AM
Smelly Hair???

Wow Snickers, that really enlightened me!

DH and I talked about the effects of the meds last night, and it seemed to us that it could be a possibility.

I too had colored my hair and it didn't take very well. I thought it was the brand used!

I also noticed some hair thinning - not too much. That has subsided, thank goodness!

Now that I think of it, some of these are things that happened to me years ago when I was pregnant! - which reminds me, a perm wouldn't take either then.

Must be those darn hormones!!!

Thank all of you ladies for all your thoughts, you're great.

Luv, Luvmabug
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Unread 02-07-2005, 09:38 AM
Smelly Hair???

My hair did the same thing when I was pregnant. When it was wet it smelled like a wet dog. I thought it was the perm that I had put in - that didn't take - but when I talked to my dr he said it was my hormones and it would be over with when I delivered! It's absolutely amazing to me the things that hormones are responsible for.
Hope that it gets better soon.
Tammy
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Unread 02-07-2005, 09:40 AM
Smelly Hair???

Interesting thread. I noticed that my urine had a distinctive odor for the first couple of weeks post-op -- I assumed it was the anesthesia and meds in my system. But this is the first I've heard about smelly hair.

Here's something I've been doing for years: I give my hair a light spray of cologne or body spray -- while it's still wet. The scent lingers better in your hair if it's wet when you spray it in. This may help -- of course, it won't if your dh doesn't like the kind of perfume you use.

Good luck.
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