Chemotherapy and Choosing as Well as Caring for a Wig
Ladies who are confronted with balding from chemotherapy or radiation therapy frequently pick one wig and afterward substitute wearing the wig with caps and scarves. Keep in mind, your hair will eventually grow back, even though its thickness, surface, and shading may not be the same as it appeared before treatment.
Would it be a good idea for me to plan for balding?
Ensure you know whether your treatment is going to cause you to go bald; not all chemo treatments have this effect. Chemo treatments that do cause hair loss include Adriamycin (nicknamed the Red Devil), Taxel, and Taxotere. Assuming your hair is long, consider having it trimmed short so that changing to a wig or other head covering will be less perceptible. For the most part, hair drops out 14 to 18 days after your first chemo treatment. Consider having your head shaved when it begins dropping out (utilize an electric razor to keep away from cuts). Doing this can cause you to feel more in charge and prevent you from awakening to fallen-out hair all-around your home. You might see that some hair starts to grow back between medicines, only then to drop out once again. On average, hair grows back about ½ inch per month.
Your new hair might be curlier or straighter, thicker or better—or even another shade. Usually, this change is merely in the present moment; with time, your hair will most likely return to how it was before treatment.
Where would I be able to track down a wig?
Search in Google for wig stores. If you are stressed over security, inquire whether the store has one-on-one help accessible for cancer patients who are picking out a wig. Some might even have a private area for trying on wigs.
On the off chance that you have a cancer support group close to you, you should get some information about the best spots to purchase wigs. Likewise, you can ask your medical professionals or a social therapist about wig purchasing choices in your community.
Picking a wig before beginning treatment
Take photographs of your present hairdo. Save a lock of hair in the event that you need to coordinate your wig to your current hair color. Measure your head with your hair wet or slicked down. Ensure your wig is flexible; your head size might be up to a size more modest when you lose your hair.
Picking a style
You have various ways of supplanting your hair. You can go with a full wig, a hair clincher, bang connections, or a halo. A hair clincher or top piece can add inclusion and volume to diminishing hair on the highest point of your head. Halos are intended to be worn with a cap or other headcover. They have hair on the sides yet are open on top to assist with keeping your head cooler. You can likewise purchase bangs that can be connected to caps or scarves.
Consider how long you hope to keep the wig, and whether or not you would prefer to have a solitary wig that endures quite a while, or whether you would like to switch around your look all the more frequently with at least two wigs.
Picking a shading
The decision of shading is an individual one; however, be brave! It is your opportunity to test without paying for long, costly salon colorwork. You may choose to attempt a wig in another shading and be exceptionally satisfied with the commendations you get.
Accommodating your wig
While picking a wig, search for a movable one; your head size might be up to a size more modest when you lose your hair. Cautiously follow the instructions that accompany the wig.
Eliminate the hair net it comes in and shake out the wig. If you wear glasses, take them off before trying on the wig.
Holding the wig by the edges, woven mark toward the back, place it at the center of your brow and slide it on from the front to back. Then, at that point, change the top front of the wig’s cap so that it’s at your biological hairline. The wig will not look normal if it’s pulled excessively far down in front, and it should never be put over your ears.
The ear tabs ought to be even and somewhat before your eyes. Push the wire in the tabs towards your face to make the wig level against your head. Consider getting a wig grip band to hold the wig safely and serenely.
Styling your wig
Prior to styling, consistently fold all of the hair behind your ears. Present just as much hair as is expected to make the wig look natural. If necessary, have a stylist trim the bangs and style the wig to make it look more realistic. On more petite wigs, utilize a brush as little as possible. All things being equal, utilize your fingers and an exceptional wig styling cream to make and hold a style. Before styling long straight wigs, consistently shower with a wig conditioner and always utilize a wig brush.
Use scarfs and other hair extras, as you would with your own hair, so that you do not harm your wig. Furthermore, utilize only high-quality wig care items. Wigs should be washed every 60 wears, and all the more regularly if using a great deal of hair styling cream or products. Use cleanser as indicated by the wig guidelines, towel dry, and always condition your wig.
Permit the hairpiece to dry on a compact wig stand so that air can circle through it without washing out the conditioner. A wig conditioner is helpful for wigs. It ensures the fiber and expands the existence of the wig. Remember that wigs, particularly synthetic ones, typically take overnight to dry.
Wigs should be put away consistently on a stand, not in a plastic pack or crate. Keep away from hair colors and hotness. Synthetic wigs can’t be colored and should be shampooed with a wig cleanser. Cleanse in cool water and do not utilize a blow dryer. Always allow the wig to air dry.
No more “awful hair days!”
While losing your hair might be startling, numerous ladies might appreciate attempting styles and tones in a wig that they couldn’t have ever set out to attempt with their own hair. A few ladies purchase more than one wig and change wigs to suit their state of mind, outfit, or event.
Wigs consistently look great; there will be no more awful hair days. Truth be told, numerous ladies keep on wearing their wig(s) after their hair grows back, particularly when they don’t have the opportunity to style their hair. Allow yourself to attempt new tones and styles. You might well carry a grin on your face to the delight of the people who love you. (Furthermore, you may get a few commendations, as well!)
For additional information about finding and caring for a wig following chemotherapy, please contact Wig Palace at 423-894-0157 or find them online at thewigpalace.com.
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