Hair wig, a quite satisfying and beneficial measure for the cancer patients. A massive hair loss happens due to chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Cancer wigs are designed to help cancer patients gain their confidence back. As in chemotherapy, hair loss is for a short period of time. Hair start growing back after a certain period and one can have the same look after a few months. At the time of hair loss, cancer wigs can be used. In some cases, it takes a long time to regrow hair. Chemotherapy drugs kill hair growing cells while killing the cancerian cells. Same as in the radiotherapy, the radiations has adverse effect on some of the good cells of body. We can’t help a person in physical pain as only they and their body can feel the pain. But the wig designers have helped them fighting their mental pain as cancer wigs are designed specially in account of the effects of chemotherapy. You should find a right hair wig before starting your chemotherapy. Wigs in Canada offer a wide range of hair wigs for cancer patients.
Here I Would Like to Share Some of My Views on Choosing a Right Hair Wig for Cancer Patients.
Visiting a wig store
You need to visit a wig store in order to touch, feel and try hair wigs. If you don’t feel good to visit a store, you can also check the types of wigs and sizes online. Visiting a store can be a better opinion as you can try wigs there.
Either human hair wig or a synthetic wig
You should be pretty sure about the type of wig you are buying. Also a doctor’s prescription is recommended according to your skin and hair type. Human hair wigs vs synthetic wigs– Human hair wigs are made of human hair or animal hair and a synthetic wig is made up of synthetic fiber. Human hair wigs give your hair a soft, smooth and silky touch and you can style these wigs by your own like curling, straightening, give it a haircut. Human hair gives you a more natural look. It needs a wig stylist to make hair wig fit on your head and are not ready to use after opening.
On the other hand, synthetic hair differs in texture from human hair. But some of the better quality synthetic wigs are difficult to differentiate from human hair wigs. Also it does not allow heating tools like straightener on these wigs. But it offers a variety of colors and styles in multiple hair wigs. These wigs are ready to use after opening the pack. Synthetic hair wigs are cheaper than human hair.
Shade of the hair wig
Chemotherapy not only effect your hair but also make your body pale. So you should choose a wig one shade lighter than your hair color. You should choose a hair wig that does not highlight your body color.
Cap construction of a hair wig is a crucial part as it lets your wig move freely and gives a more natural look. Only monofilament caps are 100% hand-tied and the manufacturers developed it mostly for the women who have experienced a hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia or other medical reasons but in other type of wigs, some areas (mostly part or crown) of the cap is hand-tied and the rest is machine-attached. It also allows styling versatility and you can comb your hair in any direction. It will eliminate the irritation and dryness of the skin.
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Size of the wig
Wig sizes are based on three measurements- the circumference of the head, the length front to back, and the width side to side. To find the right size of the hair wig, measure the circumference of your head from the front hairline, behind your ear, to the nape of your neck, to your other ear and then back to front hairline. Generally sizes of the wigs are- petite/extra small(xs), small(s), average/medium(m), average to large(A/L), large(L), extra large(XL). If you don’t find a wig size for yourself, you should contact a wig manufacturer or a wig salon expert. Once you find a right size for your head, you can choose any type of wig according to your size.
Custom your own wig
In spite of this, you can style and custom your wig by yourself. Some wigs can’t be used right opening the box, they need to be styled and cut according to your head. Custom wigs are the only option for the people who can’t find their right size. Only a wig stylist can cut or shorten the custom hair wigs as the cutting procedure is different in case of hair wigs for cancer patients.
Some people are afraid of the head sweating, itching or weight of the hair wigs. But due to technological advancements, wigs made these days are lighter in weight and also protect your head from sweating, itching as in hair wigs designed for cancer patients, special wig caps are attached.
The price of the hair wigs for cancer patients is according to the style and quality of the hair wig. The quality of cancer patient wigs depends on the material from which the wig is made up of. Wigs price generally goes from $27 to $2000. Also synthetic wigs are cheaper than human hair. But consult your doctor before placing an order.
Insurance cover on cancer patients hair wigs
Many health insurance companies offer you cover the cost of your hair wig. Cancer wigs are mostly expensive as they are specially designed taking care of the type of skin of the patients so the insurance cover will help you buy a wig and begin you treatment.
Wigs for sale
Some of the websites and stores offer sale on hair wigs. Sometimes they specially offer the sales on hair wigs for cancer patients. You can buy hair wigs in sale at cheaper prices as price cut can be half of the actual price.
Take your time
You should give yourself sometime to choose the right hair wig and also allow yourself to feel comfortable in a hair wig. As hair loss in chemotherapy is for a little time span, you should be grateful that you are having a choice of hair wigs at the time of your hair loss. And the people around you are making efforts to make you feel comfortable and making the world a better place for you.
Despite of all these tips, your doctor’s advice is utmost significant. Wearing a right hair wig will make you feel confident as well as it will help you fight your disease a better way. Once you will get used to it, you will feel relaxed and relieved. Half of your agony will fade as you will see yourself in mirror, a new you, wearing a suitable hair wig. Giving yourself a chance is what the life is.