Archive for October, 2014

Wig Wearing Tips for New Clients

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

 

New Wig

When it comes to wearing a wig for the first time, many women are overwhelmed and intimidated. A woman’s hair is how she helps to express herself, and losing her hair can be devastating. While a woman is still feeling low about her hair loss, a wig may not necessarily help her right away. However, women shouldn’t feel discouraged about wearing and owning a wig. Here are some tips to help with the adjustment:

 

  1. Wear your new wig with confidence! Never feel ashamed or embarrassed of your new wig, chances are you have held a conversation with someone wearing a wig and never even noticed.
  2. Never be afraid to customize your new human hair wig. Your wig can be shaped, trimmed, and thinned to fit your style and match the type of haircut you are used to having.
  3. Have fun with your wig and try out different color options! Human hair wigs have the ability to be colored like normal, so try out some highlights for a nice change.
  4. A wig is your chance to experiment with new hairstyles. Experiment with different lengths and textures until you find a match for you.
  5. Human hair wigs and some synthetic wigs can be styled using heated products, like a curling iron. This allows you to change your look from day to day.
  6. Purchase shampoo and conditioner that will help maintain and preserve your wig. Although wigs can look and feel like normal hair, they cannot be washed with normal shampoo. The same concept applies to styling products as well. Regular creams and sprays have the potential to cause build up on a wig.
  7. When you purchase your first wig, choose a style that resembles your original hair. This will help you feel more comfortable wearing a wig. Once you have become accustomed, you can experiment with different colors and styles!
  8. Try to have two wigs on hand instead of just one. This will come in handy if a problem should arise with one of your choices.
  9. Accessorize your wig with a headband, scarf, or hat to allow your personality to shine through.
  10. If you find your wig to be too shiny, use hair powder to make the wig appear more natural.

 

 

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness

The month of October has grown to be known as breast cancer awareness month. During October, several organizations, including the National Breast Cancer Foundation, work towards educating women about breast cancer while raising money to help research. A big focus for this year is early detection and how women can help themselves when detecting breast cancer.

Current statistics show that at least one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. While that number may seem hopeless, statistics also show that early detection has a five year survival rate of 98%, meaning that women need to take charge of their health and work towards early detection. Some steps women can take when working towards early detection include:

  1. Creating an early detection plan.
  2. Conducting a breast exam yourself.
  3. Visiting your doctor regularly for a breast exam.
  4. Having an annual mammogram conducted.

While these steps are helpful in detecting breast cancer in its early stages, women must also know what signs and symptoms to be aware of. These include:

  1. Change in the size and shape of breasts.
  2. Change in the texture of breasts.
  3. Clear or bloody nipple discharge.
  4. Nipple sensitivity.
  5. Thickening around the breast, specifically near the armpit.

If you experience any of the above symptoms, the next step is to not panic. Call your doctor to explain your symptoms. Experiencing a symptom does not mean you have cancer, but precautions should always be taken.

During breast cancer awareness month, patients are encouraged to be confident in their road to treatment and recovery. Many women feel ashamed in their appearance while fighting breast cancer, whether it is through the loss of hair or the loss of a breast. At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we understand what women are going through when suffering from breast cancer. We offer custom human hair wigs along with ready to wear synthetic wigs. If you hair loss isn’t severe, we also offer toppers and partial pieces. Let us help you regain control of your life and fight the disease. When you walk through our doors for your initial consultation, you will never feel ashamed or embarrassed. Owner Bonnie Grauer is a 9 year breast cancer survivor, who sympathizes and relates with every woman who walks through her doors.

To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.

Follow our official page on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest today.

To learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation page here.