One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy is hair loss. While this is stressful for many, it’s comforting to know that almost all patients regrow hair after their chemotherapy treatment has ended.
However, it is still difficult to manage this side effect in the meantime. Below, we’ll discuss some tips for managing hair loss related to chemotherapy cancer treatment to help those who are dealing with this side effect successfully manage.
When hair loss begins
When you begin to lose hair from chemotherapy, most people find it helpful to go ahead and shave the remaining hair off. Seeing hair fall out a little at a time is more stressful for many people than shaving it so it’s a clean slate all at once. This depends on the individual person, but is something to take into consideration.
Protect your skin
When your hair loss has affected your entire head, it’s important to protect your scalp with hats, bandanas, or anything to block direct sunlight. Hair normally provides protection to the skin of your scalp, and without it, leaves your skin vulnerable to harmful UV rays. This is just as important as wearing sunscreen and sunglasses with prolonged sun exposure.
Consider temporary options
While it’s true that hair growth returns for the majority of people after they are completed their chemotherapy, sufferers don’t have to settle for having no hair in the meantime. There are many wonderful temporary options such as synthetic and human hair wigs. These natural-looking solutions help restore morale and confidence during your chemotherapy treatment.
Hair loss solutions for chemotherapy in Columbia, MD
Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 10 years, and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss suffers to feel confident through her wig services.
At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. If you find yourself experiencing hair loss, call us to discuss options. We specialize in custom synthetic wigs and human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or the result of chemotherapy treatment, our stylists will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.
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.