At Wigs and Hair Solutions, some of our clients are women dealing with hair loss caused by chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is a frequently used treatment to fight cancer. However, the harsh medicines that come with chemotherapy tend to cause serious hair loss in most women, resulting in the need of a wig. In honor of February being National Cancer Prevention Month, here are some cancer prevention practices everyone should implement in their day to day routines.
Archive for February, 2015
When women are first faced with the news of hair loss, they tend to feel devastated. Hair is how many women choose to express themselves, and they can feel naked and vulnerable when dealing with hair loss. However, choosing a synthetic or human hair can make hair loss easier and give women their confidence back. But, some women are apprehensive at the idea of a wig instead of their real hair. They think that people are going to notice right away and that the wig will make them look unnatural. What these women fail to realize is that there are plenty of ways to accessorize and customize your wig to make it truly yours.
In women, it is quite common to lose about 100 to 140 strands of hair each day as your hair growth cycles through. As women age, periods of hair loss can become signs of your hair thinning and possibly resulting in irreversible hair loss. While thinning hair can be the result of genetics, thinning hair can also be caused by outside sources that women can attempt to control.
When women are told they must undergo chemotherapy treatments, the first thing they immediately think about is losing their hair. Once treatment begins, women are forced to watch their hair fall out in clumps, and become depressed about being bald. Because of that depression, women are less likely to enjoy choosing a wig to wear during their treatment. This is why women should choose their wig before they begin their chemotherapy. Choosing a wig while still being in a positive state of mind will allow women to feel positive and strong throughout the entire chemotherapy process.