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3 Ways to Prepare For Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss

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You’re not alone.

Chemotherapy treatments are likely to throw your daily routine into disarray. You can relieve stress and minimize the impact of chemo on your physical and emotional health by planning ahead. Here’s what you can expect from chemotherapy-induced hair loss.

Become Educated on Hair Loss

Not all forms of chemotherapy lead to hair loss, so it’s important to discuss with your doctor the possible side effects of your specific treatment. The challenges of coping with a life-threatening illness paired with losing one’s hair can take and emotional and physical toll on most patients. If your doctor confirms that hair loss is a possible side effect of your chemotherapy, prepare for the changes ahead.

Go Short (or Bald)

Every person undergoing chemotherapy handles treatments in his or her own way, and the key is to finding a solution that works for you. One way to cope with the pain of losing one’s hair is to simply cut it off before the chemotherapy starts taking effect. Cutting your hair, short or bald, puts you back in control. It allows you to decide the fate of your hair style, rather than allowing the treatments to decide for you.

Try a Wig on For Size

A professional wig stylist can discuss with you the best options for your new hair piece. You can stick with your natural color, or you can try something new! With so many styles and colors that wigs have to offer, you’re bound to find something that you can feel beautiful and confident in. Don’t wait until the chemotherapy takes its toll, take charge and plan your wig consultation early.


Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in 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 is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.

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