Smelly Hair??? | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy) is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators. is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

Smelly Hair??? Smelly Hair???

Thread Tools
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.
Sponsored Links
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.
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

Sponsored Links
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.
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
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.
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.

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
2 Replies, Last Reply 08-16-2010, Started By hysterlindr
5 Replies, Last Reply 12-12-2009, Started By SHERRI57
3 Replies, Last Reply 06-20-2009, Started By lgoldie
3 Replies, Last Reply 04-28-2009, Started By tinktink
2 Replies, Last Reply 08-12-2008, Started By Jade22
3 Replies, Last Reply 06-08-2008, Started By cancercousin
11 Replies, Last Reply 02-20-2008, Started By beclea
3 Replies, Last Reply 02-09-2008, Started By Melakat400
5 Replies, Last Reply 01-24-2008, Started By Glassburn
11 Replies, Last Reply 12-31-2007, Started By texastoadfrog
7 Replies, Last Reply 06-29-2006, Started By emilycharity
10 Replies, Last Reply 11-04-2004, Started By amylisa
11 Replies, Last Reply 08-12-2004, Started By cymick
5 Replies, Last Reply 03-28-2004, Started By shelbytoo
8 Replies, Last Reply 02-04-2003, Started By karenz
4 Replies, Last Reply 07-07-2002, Started By Lyricstar
3 Replies, Last Reply 06-28-2002, Started By euripedes
3 Replies, Last Reply 12-08-2000, Started By bee
3 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - No Hormones - Managing Menopause
3 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)


Hysterectomy News

July 12,2020


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!