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Riviera Hair Replacement Can Help You Prepare for Hair Loss

Losing your hair because of cancer treatments is something many people can relate to. Perhaps it is from personal experience, or perhaps it is because a friend or family member has been through it.

Having cancer is hard enough. Uncertainty, fear, and dread are common, and it can be difficult to maintain some sense of normalcy. It is even more difficult when chemotherapy results in hair loss, especially for women. It is a constant reminder to yourself and others that you are fighting for your life.

Preparing to lose your hair from cancer treatments can make it a bit easier when it does happen.

Having a hair restoration plan, such as a wig, can make it even more so.

Our team at Riviera Hair Replacement is here to help if you anticipate losing or have lost your hair because of chemotherapy or radiation. Please call us at 516-364-0110 to set up a free consultation. We want to help you feel and look like yourself again, so you can focus your energy where it is needed most – on your health.

The American Cancer Society Offers Suggestions to Help Women Prepare for Hair Loss From Treatments

The American Cancer Society recognizes that many women who are facing chemo or radiation choose to alternate between a wig, scarf, or hat during this time. Being prepared for hair loss can include trying different solutions before you find the right fit.

When asked, “How can I prepare for hair loss?” the American Cancer Society recommends the following:

  • Consider cutting long hair shorter. Doing this can make for an easier transition to a wig. It can make the change less noticeable.
  • Realize that hair loss usually begins 2-3 weeks after your initial chemotherapy treatment. This does not give you a lot of time once you begin your treatment, to research, and learn about hair replacement options.
  • Once your hair begins to fall out, consider shaving your head with an electric razor.
  • For many women, shaving the head eases some of the trauma associated with slow, uneven hair loss. It is not easy to wake up every morning with hair on the pillow or feel it come out when you touch your head. Shaving it off can make you feel in control.
  • Consider wearing a mesh cap to catch the hair as it falls out.
  • If your hair starts to grow back in between treatments, remember that it may fall out again.

Before You Begin Treatment: Steps to Take to Ensure You Find the Right Wig

You don’t want to get caught at the last minute, scrambling to figure out how and where to get your wig.

Do some research. Find a place that can offer you the attention and compassion you want as well as a wide selection of wig options. On Long Island, many women call Riviera Hair Replacement for their wigs.

Some things to do before you begin treatment that can help you select the right wig include:

  • Taking pictures of your hairstyle as you wear it most of the time.
  • Save some locks of hair from the lightest part, usually the front/top of the head. This is the best hair to use if you want to match your wig color to your natural hair.
  • Look at wig colors in natural light.
  • Make sure your head is measured accurately or consider an adjustable wig. Your head will measure smaller once your hair falls out.

Consulting Riviera Hair Replacement: Making Sure Your Wig is Everything You Want it to be.

There are so many steps involved in selecting the right wig, and the steps mentioned above can make your process easier. Finding the right people to help you can make it more so.

At Riviera Hair Replacement, our team will help you through it all, creating a wig that can provide you with style, comfort, and ease. You can start your chemotherapy treatments knowing that your wig is there as soon as you are ready. You can proceed with treatments looking and feeling like yourself.

Call us today at 516-364-0110 to set up a free consultation with Riviera Hair Replacement. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best.