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Common Emotional Side Effects of Hair Loss

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It is important to understand that your emotions are completely justified and that you are not alone in your journey.

Although cancer treatment is a necessary aspect of reclaiming your health, it can present severe emotional and physical side effects. As you continue to fight cancer, understand that your emotions are completely justified and that you are not alone in your journey.

The Absence of Your Hair

Chemotherapy drugs are powerful medications used to attack growing cancer cells. Unfortunately, the treatment also attacks other growing cells in your body, causing a host of different reactions such as hair loss. Whether your hair loss is rapid or gradual, the emotional effect that it can have on your life is severe. You are, essentially, losing a part of yourself as a result of a sickness that you have no control over. If you start to experience anxiety or even depression due to your hair loss, understand that this is a common reaction.

Physical & Emotional Exhaustion

During chemotherapy, you may experience an exhaustion that is both physical and emotional. Common physical side effects include nausea, fatigue, and loss of appetite. A change in your physical state can lead to a variety of different emotional side effects such as changeable emotions, loss of energy, and even suicidal thoughts. Understand that these emotional side effects are common, and you are not alone.

The Struggle for Survival

As you continue to fight for your healthy life, it may become increasingly difficult to maintain a positive outlook. You can address the emotional side effects of chemotherapy by joining a support group, seeking professional help, or simply seeking the help of a friend. 


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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