Chemotherapy and Hair Loss: Cover your head

Cancer Hair Loss – Advice and Treatments from Simone Thomas Trichology Clinic in Dorset

Here at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic and hairdressers in Bournemouth we understand that covering your head as your hair falls out is a purely personal decision.  For many women hair is associated with femininity and health, so they choose to maintain that look by wearing a wig. Others choose hats and scarves. Still others choose not to cover their heads at all. It really is a personal preference. If you chose to wear a wig during your treatment please book a free Wig Consultation with one of our specialist Hair Loss Consultants. We have a wide range of real hair wigs and synthetic hair wigs in a variety of styles and colours for you to try on.

Take a look at the Look Good … Feel Better website – this is a free resource online and at many hospitals throughout the UK that provides hair and beauty makeovers and tips to women with cancer. Look Good…Feel Better also offers classes for teens with cancer, as well as a website especially for men.

There are a lot of ways to cover your head if your hair falls out during treatment.  Wigs are the most obvious choice. But not everyone wants to wear a wig. They can be a bit hot, especially in the summer months. Younger people often prefer hats, scarves or baseball caps. Or you can just leave your head uncovered if you feel confident with your bald head. Everyone is different and it really is much more to do with personal preference.

If you think you would like to wear a wig then it is better to start the process before you start to lose your hair. Some people (but not all) can get a wig on the NHS. If you want to match your own hair colour and style (and not everyone does) it’s best to start the wig buying process as soon as you know you will be having cancer drugs that cause hair loss.  At our Bournemouth trichology clinic, we have helped thousands of people cope with their hair loss during cancer treatment. If you come in to see us at a hair loss consultation then we can match your hair colour and style to a wig. If you are feeling adventurous then perhaps you may want to chose a wig for a whole new look – a new colour and style – the hair cut and style you have always dreamed about – buying a wig really can be fun – it doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. Some of our clients chose to cut their hair before treatment, starts so the loss is less traumatic. Other clients chose to wear a hair net at night so they don’t wake up in the morning with hair all over their pillow. If you find that your scalp flakes or itches this could mean that it is dry – use oil or moisturiser to help alleviate it – do not use a dandruff shampoo.

If you are unable to attend in person due to travel restrictions, please feel free to take a look at our website where we discuss the differences between real hair wigs and synthetic hair wigs.. We will the ship your order directly to your door all across the UK.

To book your  hair loss consultation, please call the team at the Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth on 01202 760003.

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