Guide to Wig Buying – the Steps
Experiment with short hair before your chemotherapy. The reason for this is that you and your family and friends won’t notice a stark difference if you do lose your hair. The change to your hair will look gradual. It is also easier to wear a wig with shorter hair.
Places to Buy
Wigs come in all shapes, sizes, colors and prices. The most expensive are those made from real human hair. However most cancer patients prefer the synthetic hair wig as it is easy to maintain. There are many places where you can get new or used wigs. Try the American Cancer Society, local wig shops or cancer forums and message boards. You can even let the insurance company foot the bill for the wig; just get a doctor’s prescription for it.
Choosing Your Hairstyle
Don’t rush this process. Play around with the wigs and see which one you love. You don’t have to choose a style or color that is similar to your hair. You can go funky and play with colors like red or with purple streaks. You can even involve your hairstylist and ask her which color would suit your skin tone. Just remember, chemotherapy may make your skin appear grey or yellow so you will want to take that into account. Be sure that the wig doesn’t itch too much. And that it sits well on your head and doesn’t look like a bad toupee.
Step Out in Style
Once you have chosen your wig, step out into the world in style!
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