All posts tagged: Hair After Chemo

Hair Loss: To Wig or not to Wig

Hair loss is such a big topic when it comes to breast cancer or any cancer that has this devastating side effect.  There are so many facets I could cover relating to emotions alone, however, this post will focus on the wigs that I chose and what I found to be the best regarding real vs synthetic hair (I knew nothing until I had both and could draw a real comparison from my experience) – I wish this blog was available to me when I had to choose, so I hope this helps you or someone you may know facing hair loss and baldness. I’m splitting this blog into three parts… PART A This section is short and sweet (or not so sweet actually) – these images are when my hair started to fall out profusely… In the shower, on my pillow, in the bathroom – EVERYWHERE!  Pulling clumps out of my hair still gives me a lump in my throat and choosing to shave it when the shedding started, was the most empowering thing …

Hair Diaries

When I had finished my treatment, the first thing I wanted to know, was how long it would take to grow my hair back. How long until it covered my scalp? How long until I could style it? How long until I could colour it? How long until I could pull it back into a ponytail? How long until I could curl, straighten it etc. I wasn’t sad when I lost my hair, I’d entered fight mode and I knew this was just part of the process. I was more worried about my loved ones, because hair loss provides that visual and stark reality that I was fighting cancer. I was worried for my beautiful girl who was eleven at the time and I was worried that I might scare my seventeen-month-old baby boy. I cut a lot of my hair off before I lost it. I went to just below my shoulders, I look at this photo now and actually think it looks really long (compared to my hair now, yet at the time …