Solutions for Cancer Related Hair Loss
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you’ve likely experienced shock, fear and worry.
The trauma from fighting this illness is weighty, and the prospect of losing your hair can compound an already stressful situation. Your strength in battling this disease is incredible, and we at Bravadas believe that you deserve to feel beautiful in the midst of the battle.
Wigs and Extensions
If you’re getting ready to start chemotherapy, it’s important that you’re prepared. Come in before you start your treatments for a free consultation and fitting to find the right wig. We have options of all length, color, and style to find one that fits you, but one of the most important things will be what’s underneath.
Something the doctors may not prepare you for is the details surrounding your hair loss. Most people’s scalps end up being very sensitive and need special care. Our experts can work with you to find the solutions that are right for you to maintain comfort in the midst of healing. It will be very important to find the right wig cap for you so that the wig not only looks great, but feels great and comfortable enough to wear all day.
During chemo, a topper may not be the best solution for you. However, as your natural hair is regrowing, filling in your natural hair with a topper may help you feel beautiful and healthy again while still showing where your natural hair is coming back. If you feel that a full wig is no longer necessary but your hair is not quite where you want it, come in to try on some toppers to fill in the gaps until your hair regrows fully.
Toppers, or partial wigs, securely attach to the crown of your head and provide extra volume and coverage. They seamlessly blend into your natural hair so that any thin or patchy spots are covered.
Extensions are not a good solution while you are in chemotherapy and have lost all of your hair. However, as you start to regrow your hair, that process can take a long time. If you miss the beautiful length and texture that your hair had before your chemo, extensions may be the perfect solution to bring back that confidence. We have several options that can bring back the length and volume that you had before, but without the agonizing wait!
If you’re looking for a more permanent option, tape-in seamless extensions may be the perfect option for you. Cutting edge technology has these installed in 45 minutes and with proper care, they will last for 6-10 weeks. They’ll then need a service, as your hair will have grown out, but you can reuse the same extensions several times if you’ve cared for them properly. Our experts will teach you how to best care for the option that if right for you.
If you’re looking for something a little more flexible, clip-on hair extensions might be the option you’re looking for. These are removable, so you can wear them, take them out, change them with your mood, etc. These work well for keeping up with the current fashion trends and can last for years with proper care.
If you’re looking for something quick and low maintenance, add-on hair may be what you’re looking for. With add-on hair, you can quickly add a ponytail or hair or extra body to quickly mix up your look without the commitment! These are easy to maintain, easy to style, and our experts can show you exactly how to use them with confidence! They can quickly and securely attach to give you back the length and volume you want.
Depending on the pattern of your hair re-growth, you may have places that need extra coverage. We offer many different styles of hair pieces, or partial wigs. Finding the right piece is crucial – it must meet your needs as well as seamlessly blend into your natural hair while still remaining comfortable and stylist. Not only that but you’ll need to consider the different fiber and brand options.
Our experts are highly trained and will guide you to the proper type of hair piece to cover and blend and will color, cut, and style your piece perfectly. They’ll teach you how to care properly for your piece so that you’ll get the longest wear out of it.
During your hair journey in the midst of your cancer battle, you’ll have many ups and downs. Your scalp will be tender and you won’t always feel up to putting on a wig. However, protecting your scalp is crucial, which is why we offer alternative head coverings and accessories to protect your head while looking and feeling great. We carry a wide variety of comfortable fashion head wear including hats & scarves including selections from Betmar, Flipside, Turbans Plus, Hats for You, Cherie, Jon Renau, Henry Margu, Rene of Paris, Jazz Up Hats and Head Coverings, Headliner and Something Special. They are all created with the highest quality fabrics.
Another side effect of chemo is facial hair loss. Losing your eyebrow and and eyelash hair is often unexpected. Your eyebrows frame your face and your eyelashes give you a feminine flair that help you feel beautiful. We carry eyebrow and eyelash solutions so that you can still feel beautiful during your cancer battle.
Our experts will guide you through how to take care of your piece in order to keep it looking fresh and clean. We carry a full line of wig care products and our experts will show you the right ones for you. We have styling shampoos, sprays, brushes, combs, and care kits to keep your investment looking fresh for years to come, long after you’ve won the battle against cancer.
Other treatment related items we carry include soft bamboo sleep caps and LindiSkin, a botanical based skincare line developed just for cancer fighters.