This blog is pretty personal to me since I’m now one and a half years out from my own cancer diagnosis. I’ll be drawing both from my own experiences and research that I’ve done. I’ll be discussing the emotional toll hair loss takes, what the options are for prevention and wigs, and why chemo sometimes takes HAIR.
When I was diagnosed, my biggest fear was my life. My second thought was, “How can I be a hairstylist and not have hair?” Luckily, I had the BEST team on my side. My dearest friends, colleagues, and clients who showered me with constant compliments on my head shape helped me gain the courage to go without the hot wig. I wore one of the 7 wigs that I purchased exactly one time. They were simply too hot. Chemo forced me into early menopause, so added heat only added to my hot flashes.