Hair loss is probably the most noticeable, and some would say traumatic, effect that cancer treatment may cause. Remember that hair loss is temporary. You can make the transition a lot easier by taking control and preparing for hair loss.
Here are some helpful tips:
PRIOR TO HAIR LOSS
Depending on the type of treatment you’re receiving your hair may either thin during the course of your treatment or fall out completely. Your oncology team will be able to tell you when you may expect hair loss.
It’s best to look for a wig before you start treatments so your hair alternatives specialist can match your present hairstyle, colour and texture as closely as possible.
If you notice your hair is thinning, you should take note of the following:
FULL HAIR LOSS
When you’ve lost your hair, your scalp may become drier. Gently massage your scalp with your facial moisturizer to make it feel more comfortable and to increase circulation to your stressed hair follicles.
Caring for your scalp will greatly reduce sensitivity and itchiness, allowing you to wear a wig, scarf or hat more comfortably.