Do You Want to Buy a Wig?
Although I don't believe that it is necessary to shave your hair, wig shopping is another matter. Once you know your hair may soon be a thing of the past, if you choose to buy a wig, the sooner you do, the better.
First of all, the further you get into chemo, the less likely it is you will feel like going out to wig shop, or shop at all for that matter. As fatigue and other side effects kick in, you just might not feel up to the task.
My next piece of advice is if you can afford it, buy more than wigs for cancer patients. It’s nice to have two options. If possible, spend a little more on one and then buy another cheaper one for those whenever times.
Some people prefer wigs made from real hair, but they are more expensive and I’ve been told more difficult to take care of as well. Just think of your own hair, is it really all that easy to take care of? Probably not. So the easiest and most economical way to go is the synthetic route.
There are some amazing cancer wigs available now, take advantage.
Finally, I must admit I didn’t wear my wigs all that much, but when I wanted to they sure were nice to have. I had a wedding the summer I was bald and a couple of other events to attend. It was just easier for me to go with a wig on.
Also, remember you will still be bald for a while after chemo ends and it might be some time before you have hair you feel comfortable with. Some people don’t give a hoot about going out in public bald or with only some peach fuzz up there, but if you do, wigs come in quite handy.human hair wigs for cancer patients
Ultimately, wigs are uncomfortable, hot and itchy; they are wigs after all. If you buy one that fits right, you might be able to stand wearing it for a few hours at a time for those occasions when and if you feel the need.