Having to go through chemotherapy treatments can be very hard, both physically and emotionally. One moment your going through life and then abruptly everything changes.
For many of us, our hair is apart of our identity. It can feel like a rollercoaster ride of emotions and you just want to feel like yourself or may not want others to know about the cancer diagnosis. Just remember that chemo hair-loss is temporary and after treatment your hair will grow back.
Now, that's not to say it doesn't suck but there are a few options to consider regarding hair-loss and what you can do while going through chemotherapy infusions. One is referred to as Cold Cap treatment, which can reduce hair-loss, Wigs, Halo type Hair pieces and Headwear which can help you feel and look more like yourself. It's not uncommon to use a combination of these option. The main thing is you do what works best for you so that you are as comfortable as possible.
Option 1 - Cold Cap
Cold Caps are used to help prevent or at least reduce the amount of hair loss during chemo-treatments.
The Cold caps are a scalp cooling treatment. The process involves a helmet-like hat which is filled with a cold gel or liquid and placed on your head while your getting your chemotherapy infusion. This extreme cold is meant to constrict the blood vessels and block the cell-killing chemo from the hair follicles reducing hair-loss. Check with your Doctor for more information.
Option 2 - Wig Consultation & Fitting
I'm sure loosing your hair was not something you had planned for and it's important to get the professional guidance about different products and what would work best for you and your life style. This will help you in understanding the difference and quality of wigs, to ensure your getting a correct fit and the most natural look. You can schedule a Free Video/Phone Consultation with Dana from Wigs By Dana. Or schedule a private in-person consultation here. I be able to show and provide you with product and all the necessary items.
Option 3 - Wigs
Wigs have come a long way over the years and now are almost undetectable when you put on . with indictable features and an look just like your own natural hair. WigsbyDana offers both synthetic wigs and Human hair wigs. Just take a look at some of our top sellers below. From hand-tied wig, lace front wigs in a variety of styles and colors. I recommend starting with a style that is closer to your current style. Just take a look at some of our top sellers below:
Option 4 - Hats & Head-Wear
It is always nice to have options and Wigs by Dana is the perfect place. Even if you are not a person who likes to wear hats, I always recommend getting at least two or three soft turbans to wear at night when not wearing your wig. Also, it's a great way to stay cool in the summer heat with beautiful turbans. They come in many different styles and fabrics so you can find one that matches your personal style - whether it's elegant or casual! Take a look at some styles below.
Option 5 - Halo like Hair-Pieces
Another option that you may not of thought of is a hair piece often referred to as a Halo. This hair piece has hair on the bottom have and is open in the crown area. This allows you to wear a variety of headwear on top yet still have hair showing on the bottom half. Great for those who are active and may not want to wear a full wig.
You deserve to feel comfortable and like yourself again. We all do! That's why I want you try different things so that the one thing which works best for your personality will come into focus. Be sure to check out more hairstyle and headwear at www.wigsbydana.com along with any other wig accessories needed while going to chemotherapy. If you have more questions or would like to schedule a consultation you contact me here or call me directly at 214-609-5700.