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How Do I Deal with Chemotherapy Hair loss?

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Not all chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss, but the ones that do range from mild to severe. The good news is that more than often, the hair loss caused by chemotherapy is temporary, but there are steps you can take to ensure that you feel as beautiful and strong as you really are.

Gather all of the Information

Get informed about your chemotherapy. While some drugs cause gradual thinning, others may cause your hair fall out in clumps. Ask your doctor what you can expect and that way you will be prepared for the results.

Talk About It

You may start to feel anxious, depressed, or even unattractive. It’s human nature to want to keep it to yourself, and deal with it alone. However, so many women around you are experiencing the hair loss from chemotherapy, and you can go through this journey together. Research a local support group, online chat, or even talk to your family and friends about it. Discussing your hair loss better prepares you for when it happens.

It Is a Big Deal

Hair loss is an emotional time in anyone’s life, especially if you’re also battling cancer. Don’t let a friend or family member tell you that your hair loss isn’t a big deal, because it is. Many times, friends attempt to help smooth an issue over by telling you that your worries or concerns about your hair loss are trivial compared to your disease. While this is most likely said with good intention, this can lead to you feeling even more self-conscious about your hair loss. Recognize that the loss of your hair means something to you, because pretending that it doesn’t could lead to even more distress.

You’re Beautiful

You are beautiful no matter what, and sometimes we need to remind ourselves of that fact. The daily demands of everyday life lead the average women to think that she needs to change something about herself – that she isn’t perfect. Confidence isn’t always that comes naturally; rather, it needs to be practiced. Practice your confidence. Do whatever it takes. Purchase a new makeup kit or shop for pretty scarves. Flaunt your perfect head in public or find a wig that suits your personality. The choice is yours. You are as confident as you choose to be!


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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