Unfortunately, chemotherapy has many side effects, and hair loss is among them. Chemotherapy affects every patient differently, so the amount of hair that you lose can vary from person to person. After your first round of chemotherapy, you may be nervous about what to wear when your hair starts to fall out and how you’ll deal with people staring at you or asking personal questions about chemo. This article will give you advice on coping with the embarrassment and keeping up appearances while getting through your chemotherapy treatment.
The stigma of hair loss
Hair loss is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy, and it can be challenging for those who suffer from hair loss. The stigma surrounding hair loss is that you are less attractive or not as successful because you are unable to grow your hair back. In reality, the opposite is true. Once you get past the initial stages of chemo, wearing a wig or hat will help you feel more confident and appear more put together in public. However, don’t feel the pressure of having to cover up your hair loss if you don’t wish to.
Options for hats
A good hat can be a woman’s best friend during chemo. It can protect your scalp from the sun’s rays and keep you warm if you’re cold-natured. The type of hat that you choose will depend on your personal preferences, but there are some options to consider. A simple ball cap is easy for almost anyone to wear and can look stylish when paired with a bit of makeup. A fedora looks extra chic in the fall and winter and goes with practically every outfit, from dresses to denim looks and even a pantsuit. A wool beret hat will also keep your head warm while you pull off one of the winter season’s most stylish accessories. During the summer months, a straw hat or beach hat always looks good while you hang out by a pool or enjoy some time outdoors at a family barbecue.
Many wig makers offer different styles and colors. One of the most popular types is a lace wig, made from a natural hair-like fiber, such as French or Swiss lace. These wigs come in various lengths to find the perfect wig for you. Another type of wig is called a mono-top wig. A mono-top wig has one long hair piece that extends down the back of your head with no other hair pieces attached. You can also choose from full weave wigs and partial weave wigs. From short to extra long, curly, wavy, or straight, and in every color, wigs are worn by hundreds of thousands of women (even women with a full head of hair). Don’t be ashamed. Have fun picking out your new look!
There are so many ways to wrap a scarf around to make it a stylish accessory. A basic wrap is the easiest, just place the scarf at the top of your head and wrap it around until you can tie both ends together. Another way to do it is to create a front bun turban. The trick is to get creative with your scarf. Look up tutorials if you need to, and buy them in an array of colors and prints so that you can create different looks with them.
We hope this blog post has helped clarify what you can wear after losing your hair due to chemotherapy. It is important not to let hair loss affect how you feel about yourself and what you wear. There are many options for head coverings, scarves, shawls, hats, turbans, and more that can help you feel confident in your own skin. And remember that there are also ways to style your new ‘do when it’s time for a change. If this blog is helpful, please share this post about wigs for people going through chemo with others, so they don’t have the same concerns as before!