Chemo, Hair Loss, and How to Deal With It: It's All Up to You

Updated: Oct 20

Having worked with countless women who've been faced with hair loss, I've learned there is no right or wrong way to deal with it. In my boutique, advice and personal stories from my clients are offered, but I always respect everyone's wishes to choose what feels right for them.


I’ve seen some women own and accept it so graciously they hosted head-shaving parties. I've seen family and friends arrive with food and drinks and sometimes even props! I've seen cakes that look like clippers and balloons with expletive sayings like, F%*# Cancer. I've seen groups of friends show up with bald wigs on their heads just to make light of the situation. I truly love the creativity.


I've seen women who waste no time shaving their heads, and I've seen others who need to cut their hair 5 times before gathering up the nerve to do it. I've seen women who can't face the mirror while I'm shaving their heads, and others who have someone video the experience so they can post it on social media


I've seen many tears, and it's okay to cry. But don't forget, it's okay to laugh too. Once, a lady came to my boutique who was well into her 80's. She was with her loving and protective entourage of children and grandchildren. She decided to break the solemn mood, and put on a long, sexy, bombshell blonde wig. It was hysterical!! She looked so silly, and the kids were loud with belly laughs.


I also had a husband who put on a long black wig and posed as a member of the band KISS.


And, if you think you look like your dad or brother after your head has been shaved, you're not alone. It's very common and very funny!


At the end of the day, it's your decision. Don't do what you think you're supposed to do. Do what feels right. Have fun with it or don't have fun with it. It's entirely up to you. I truly respect and appreciate the uniqueness of all women.


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