A cancer diagnosis brings with it many fears. One of the most important ones is losing one’s hair. Losing one’s hair is a stressful experience for a cancer patient getting chemo. Wearing a wig is one of the easiest ways to reduce this stress for the patient.
At Papillon Chemocare have a lot of clients coming to us with many doubts and fears in their mind about wearing a wig. Through this article we hope to expel the most commonly held myths about wearing a wig.
People will notice I am wearing a wig.
Wig making and styling technology has become very advanced nowadays. The fibers used for good quality synthetic wigs are not as unnatural looking as they once used to be. Papillon Chemocare offers wigs that are pre-styled and customised by our hair and styling experts so that they imitate your natural look closely. Our clients have found that wearing a wig on losing their hair from chemo has made them feel more confident and keep up with their social life. I won’t find a wig that suits my look.
Papillon Chemocare offers a variety of quality wig options in many lengths and styles. These have been pre-styled and customised based on our 28 years of experience in Indian hair and styling so that you can find a wig that suits your natural look.
Wigs are expensive.
We carry a variety of wigs that suit all budgets. We also offer free consultations with our experts so you can choose the wig that goes with your needs and is in your budget. Visit our online store here to explore the options available to choose one that fits your budget.
The wig won’t fit my head correctly.
With the right measurements it is easy to buy a wig that fits your head correctly. We have a guided buying process on our website that helps you how to take your measurements correctly so you can order a wig that fits you. You can have a look at it here. Still not sure? We also have a simple demonstration video to make it easy for you.
It is hard to put on a wig.
It’s actually quite easy to wear a wig. You might have to make some adjustments when you wear it the first time. Our wigs come with adjustment hooks that help secure it properly on your head. But after that you can just slip it on and off. You can see our demonstration video here and you’ll see how easy it is. There will also be a video CD in your wig kit that will have a demo video for your reference.
My wig will come off easily if I bend over, tug at it or it’s windy.
In properly fitted wigs, this is not the case. The adjustment hooks in our wigs help it stay on your head. Our customer experience shows that chemo patients might feel that the wig is slipping once their natural hair starts to grow back. For this, our wig kit comes with clips that will help you secure your wig. The video CD in the kit will give you instructions on how to use these.
Wearing a wig may affect my hair growth.
Not at all. Wearing a wig does not affect the cells that allow your hair to grow back. They will still be able to function underneath your skin under the wig. So you can easily wear your wig without worrying about your hair growing back.
Wigs are hot and uncomfortable.
If you are a first time user may take 4-5 days for you to get used to the sensation of your wig simply because it feels more like wearing a scarf or dupatta rather than your real hair. But it’s a sensation that you will stop noticing very soon.
If you feel that a wig might be hot during summers you can do two things. You can opt for a good quality natural-looking synthetic fiber wig for summers instead of human hair wigs that tend to be thicker and hotter. Or like with your real hair, you can opt for a shorter styles or braid longer styles during the summer months.
Wearing a wig may cause irritation to my sensitive scalp.
As mentioned in our article on how to take care of your hair during chemo, your scalp does become sensitive once your hair starts to fall out. Papillon Chemocare has taken care of this in the making of our wigs. All our wigs, be it synthetic or human hair, are breathable. This means that they allow for ventilation for the scalp causing no irritation to it. However, people who are aware that they have a hypersensitive scalp (from before chemotherapy treatment) will need to consult their doctor before wearing a wig.
Taking care of a wig is difficult.
Caring for a wig needs a different process and different products, but it is just as easy as taking care of your real hair . With the right knowledge, you can easily take care of your wig.