- May 17, 2017
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- Posted by: wigsathome
Being treated for cancer is a physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting experience. Losing all your hair on top of that can make the battle seem even harder. Having a bald head might seem like a minor problem in the face of cancer, but it can really have an effect on your whole attitude. A small adjustment like finding a wig that looks natural and makes you feel good can make all the difference. However, many find that going out in public to visit a wig store can often be embarrassing and frustrating.
This is what has inspired Wigs at Home from the start. We strive to improve this small part of your life by sending a professional stylist to visit you in the privacy of your own home. We believe it makes for a much more relaxing, comfortable experience. Not only that, but you can take your time choosing something that fits your look and personality. This will put you in a positive mood, which has been proven to be helpful in the healing process.
Finding the perfect wig allows you to go out and socialize or go to work without being the subject of scrutiny. It will also get you on the road to recovery and help you feel confident, knowing you look like your old self.
Here are a few expert tips from us about purchasing your first wig.
- If you would rather have a wig that looks like your natural hair color, it’s important to remember to see a wig specialist about two to four weeks before you start treatment. This way, you can compare the wig to your own hair and make sure it looks similar in both color and style.
- There are two types of wigs: synthetic and human hair. Both have their benefits and disadvantages. A human hair wig is very light and comfortable but is more expensive. They start around $800 and require more effort to maintain. If you’re a little handy with your hair, you can clean it and style it yourself. In case you’re not handy with hair, we suggest having a second wig on hand to wear while the other is being cleaned by a professional. A synthetic wig is not as expensive and usually starts around $425. They can easily be cleaned at home. Though they are not as light as human hair wigs, they are still comfortable and look very natural.
- Both types of wigs look beautiful on, so it’s really a matter of preference and comfort. Most of our clients prefer a wig that looks like their old hairstyle, but a few see it as a chance to try out a new look. After we helped one of our clients find a wig, she said, “I’ve received so compliments on my look – no one realized it was a wig. The funniest comment was from an oncologist who thought I had gotten a makeover- imagine that!”