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3 Ways to Prepare for Hair Loss From Chemotherapy

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Chemotherapy may have a physical impact on a patient, but it can also present a variety of emotional hurdles throughout treatment. The best way to combat the trials of chemotherapy is to prepare yourself for the journey, including the possibility of hair loss.

Become Informed

There is an abundance of information regarding chemotherapy, whether you prefer to read books or scour the internet. Prepare yourself for treatment by gathering all of the literature and science that you can so you may better understand the experience ahead. Not all drugs that treat cancer lead to hair loss, so determine if you lose your hair or not. Reach out to cancer survivors and other women who have also had to undergo treatment. Ask them about their individual experiences.

Mix Up Your Beauty Routine

If your doctor confirms that hair loss is a side effect of your chemotherapy drug, then hair loss is unavoidable, but you can take certain measures to slow the process of thinning down. Avoid shampoos that contain salicylic acid and strong fragrances. Do not color, perm, or chemically straighten your hair. Consider using a soft-bristle brush to minimize the number of strands you lose each day.

Consider a New Style

Thinning is more noticeable when the hair is long, so consider trying a new style on for size. If you don’t want to shave your head, try a shoulder length cut and then gradually cut a few inches off as the treatment continues. Not only will your hair loss appear more gradual, but you will be in control of your hair, rather than leaving it up to chemotherapy.


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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