For many women who discover they have cancer, dealing with the hair loss they experience as part of their treatment can feel more traumatic than dealing with the initial diagnosis. Losing your hair can feel like losing both your identity and your femininity, and it is understandable why that can be difficult to cope with. However just because you’re lost your hair doesn’t mean you have to lose yourself, and there are now loads of great alternatives available to cancer patients. It is possible to look and feel great throughout your cancer treatment, and come out the other side more beautiful and glamourous than ever! Here are some great options:
Many women don’t feel comfortable wearing a wig: cancer treatment can leave you with a sensitive scalp that makes wearing a wig feel irritating and even painful. Many others simply don’t feel that their wig looks like a close replication of their natural hair. If this is the case then why not choose from the wide range of cancer turbans and head scarves for cancer patients instead? These soft cotton head pieces fit to your head like a hat, and come in a wide range of different colours and patterns, making it easy to choose one to suit your style and match your favourite outfits. They are also much more affordable than wigs, meaning that you can have several different turbans and change them to suit your mood.
Choose a Natural Wig
Wig technologies have advanced considerably in recent years and it is now possible to buy a wig that looks so natural that no one will ever know that you’re wearing it: these can be made from either human hair or synthetic hair, depending on your budget. If you want to replicate your natural hair then consider buying your wig before your hair loss begins: this will enable your wig shop or wig maker to find a shade that matches your natural colour as closely as possible, and will also help you to get used to the idea of wearing a wig whilst you still have your own hair in place.
Embrace Your New Hair
If you don’t want to wear a wig or a turban then why not explore the possibility of embracing your new hair? Some women look fabulous with shaved heads, and it can we a great way to show off your face shape and feminine features. Perhaps the most famous female cropped head, Sinead O’Connor, was lauded for her natural beauty when she shaved her head in the early ‘90s. Alopecia means that Gail Porter learnt to rock a short hair style and look fabulous. Whilst Charlize Theron and Anne Hathaway both shaved their heads for film roles and proved they could look just as good without hair as they do with it.