Wigs for Chemotherapy
The thought of losing one’s hair is frightening to most women when they are diagnosed with cancer. Wigs of Sarasota is here to help. We have a large selection of synthetic and natural hair wigs, as well as scarves, hats, and head coverings. Most of all, we have compassion and understanding. Tanya’s many years of experience in dealing with hair loss issues has given her a unique understanding of the emotional stress that you may be experiencing.
Each person reacts to chemotherapy differently. Some lose all of the hair from their head and body. Others experience only partial loss of head hair. Patients are generally advised to prepare for hair loss before it starts to happen.
Hair loss usually begins between 7-21 days after treatment starts. Once your hair begins to fall out, many former patients advise having your head shaved. Not only does this help to ease the itching and tenderness of scalp that may occur as your hair starts to fall out, it also can give you a feeling of control over the situation and eliminates the heartbreak of finding hair on your pillow when you wake up in the morning.
Most women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment opt for at least one wig and alternate wearing the wig with hats and scarves. Hats can be worn alone or may have bangs or other fringe hair attached. Sleep caps are often helpful to keep the head warm at night.
Your hair will grow back once you have completed treatment. However, there may be a temporary change in color and texture as the new hair first grows in. In most cases, you should have your own hair back in about 6 months after completing your last treatment.