If you’re treatment plan includes chemotherapy, in all likelihood it means losing your hair. Not everyone does, but most do. And, you what, it isn’t that bad. No, it’s not your normal look which can be disconcerting when you look in the mirror, but it can be your choice to make it an opportunity to experiment with different looks.
A few tips, though.
- If you are going to get a wig, the best time to get it is before you lose your hair. That way you can match hair color and style.
- When hair starts to fall out, just shave it all off. Less messy and gets the job done. You won’t have the trauma of handfuls of hair coming out in the shower or bath.
- Make sure you have some soft hats to wear. You’ll want a basic cozy hat for nighttime. Your head will get cold; hence you will feel cold. Treatment often makes people feel colder than normal.
- Have a variety of chemo hats, scarves and wigs to help you dress for different occasions.
Scarves are versatile and can be wrapped in very chic styles. Chemo hats are quick and easy providing protection and often have hair pieces added so no one will know you have no hair. Wigs are your normal look – or if you want to try a new look, now is the time. Try out a few different styles.