Advice for Hair loss

losing your hair is tough but it needn’t hold you back

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Specialist skin care advice

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Make-up

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Wigs

Wigs

Wigs have come on a long way and finding the right one before your hair falls out is always well advised. Many clients I see don’t wear the wig as much as first expected but having something there as back up can help you feel a little more prepared. Being provided a wig that is of good quality by professionals that care and understand is hugely important. I always recommend you go with a friend or family member when choosing a piece. I can recommend places to visit and I also provide a bespoke wig service in clinic. There are many different types of wigs. The bases that the hair is attached to vary as does the quality of hair. I always have a selection to show my clients so they can compare for themselves.  For comfort I would suggest it is best to go for a lighter base preferably hand tied.  Style, hair type and color is really your preference. Types of wigs Synthetic  – This is not real hair and is already styled so is much more low maintenance.  They are also much more affordable. They wont last as long as a real hair wig however in my experience a good quality synthetic wig sees most people through treatment. Real hair – You can get ready made real hair wigs or bespoke real hair wigs. If you want an exact replica of your current hair you can order a bespoke wig that will be made to your exact specifications. They are expensive and range from £1500 upwards and can also take a while to make.  For more information on wigs and caring for your hair during treatment you can download the patient information resource at http://www.mynewhair.org/Home.aspx  ...
Haircare during treatment

Haircare during treatment

Unscented PH balanced Shampoo during treatment – what does that actually mean? Many patients get told to use a gentle shampoo that is ph balanced and unscented during chemotherapy. Why? The reason for this is due to the belief that harsh chemicals in some products may react with a sensitive scalp and that the less chemicals you put on the hair during treatment the better. Use no heat or styling products and keeping hair short are the guidelines for trying to do all you can to preserve the hair. Currently, there are no serums or topical formulas you can use that have been clinically proven to reduce hair loss. However ,using a cold cap can help preserve some of your hair. It works by freezing the head and therefore stopping the chemotherapy from reaching the hair follicles. It is not effective in all cases so it is best to discuss with your nurse before treatment. Hair growth serums and vitamins can be used after treatment to help with hair growth. Some patients find using a good conditioner with the cold cap helps the quality of the hair. Daniel Field have a good selection. http://danielfieldsuite.co.uk/product-category/hair-loss/A little more information regarding ph balanced shampoos from green people .. Healthy skin is slightly acidic, with a pH level of between 5.0 and 6.0 (pH 7.0 is neutral – anything higher than 7.0 is alkaline).  The term ‘pH-balanced’ is used to describe cosmetics that have the same pH as the skin to which they are intended to be applied. All Green People products are pH balanced.  This means that they are designed to complement the pH of the part of the...