Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

Chemotherapy and Hair Loss There are many reasons for hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by hereditary conditions, hormonal reasons such as recent childbirth, medications, stress to chemotherapy hair loss. The truth is, we lose between 50 and 100 hairs off of our heads each and every day. Regardless of the reason for hair loss, there are many options available to treat it, especially for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Perhaps the most obvious choice for hair loss solutions, wigs have been around since the beginning of time. In the 1500s people would shave their heads and wear wigs to prevent lice infestations. Court officials would wear wigs with ringlets on them. Chemotherapy patients frequently choose to wear wigs to cover their balding heads. Wigs give the wearer an option of the length of hair, style, and color. Many find them so versatile that they buy several to choose from depending upon which mood they are in. Wigs can be a fun alternative to hair loss.

Hats are often a solution for hair loss. A baseball cap can cover a head that is suffering from hair loss. Thinning hair can be pulled through the back section of a ball cap and made to look as if it’s a style for women. Teens and children enjoy collecting ball caps. Ball caps are ideal for guys undergoing chemotherapy as well.

Sun Hats
Women who suffer from thinning hair may wish to wear a sun hat. Go back in time and enjoy a large hat in the old fashioned tradition still seen today in many parts of England or even the Kentucky Derby. Women will have fun with this style to cover a head that is suffering due to chemotherapy treatment.

Sun Bonnets
Perhaps the Amish style of wearing a bonnet isn’t so far fetched. The bonnet can cover one’s head and protect it from the sun. A cancer patient needs to be protected from the sun as do many patients requiring sun-sensitive medications. Young girls of one to five also enjoy cute sunbonnets. This stylish addition to a girl’s wardrobe can be very multifunctional when it comes to hair loss.

Old gypsies used to be identified by scarves wrapped around their heads. The hippie’s style of the 1960s and 1970s wore scarves a lot around their heads or tied behind their heads. There’s a lot to be said about the versatility of scarves. For a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy treatment scarves are a fun solution to thinning hair and hair loss.

The good part about chemotherapy-induced hair loss is that after treatment, the hair will grow back. It frequently grows back a different consistency (if it was soft, it may be more coarse, etc.). Many find that what they thought was the worse part of treatment, isn’t really so bad after all with so many options available to cover their heads. Hair loss affects each and every person differently and everyone treats it differently as well.

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