One of the side effects for chemo warriors is that of hair loss. Suddenly loosing ones hair can be very difficult for patients and can cause upset and phycological issues such as anxiety, loss of confidence and can be very distressing. For many women their hair is their identity and loosing it can mean some of this is loss as well as having the devastating other effects of cancer. Here we look at some tips for choosing a wig for all you women chemo warriors out there.
Choosing a wig is very personal and here at Baguley’s we will guide and help you every step of the way. Lets have a look at some of the things we will think about when we help you choose your wig.
- Anticipation and pre thoughts – We always advise to prepare yourself for choosing cancer wig. It can be very daunting but also liberating and we will be with you every step of the way. Have a think about the type of wig you want to go for, the style, whether you want to recreate your pre hair loss style or a whole new look.
- Accept your hair loss – It is one of the hardest things we advise our chemo warriors but it is important to try and accept your hair loss. It is reality and although difficult it is part and partial of your journey. If you have long hair before your treatment starts it maybe worth thinking of going for the chop before hand so that hair loss is not such a shock when it comes around. Studies have found it can help with the process.
- Embrace your femininity – Use this time to embrace your femininity by looking at styles you may never have considered before. A chemo wig can help you achieve a look you have always wanted. You can match your chemo wig to your style ad clothes and embrace your femininity.
- Choose what you want – This is you wig and your choice, nobody else’s. Listen to your own needs and decide what you want, you are in charge and your needs come first when choosing a chemo wig. There are lots of choices to make including style, colour, fit we will help guide you but this is your wig warrior nobody else’s and you are the voice that counts when deciding on what you want from your chemo wig.
- Human hair or synthetic – Synthetic hair is understandably a cheaper option but does not look as realistic as a human hair wig. They can also be a little more uncomfortable as the fibres are synthetic and when chemo causes skin irritation or sensitivity this can be an issue. Human hair wigs are much more natural and realistic and kinder to the scalp.
If you or someone you know is going through chemo and you would like to discuss how we can help contact the friendly team here at Baguley’s. Come in for a free consultation and we will help you on your chemo wig journey making sure that we are beside you all the way.