Women have a special relationship with their hair. While a terrific hairstyle that projects personal style is a boost to self confidence, a “bad hair day” can be devastating. It’s not surprising that many women fear the hair loss that is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Today hair stylists are becoming trusted partners in coping with treatment-related hair loss.
Some basics about hair loss…did you know that:
- Some hair loss is normal. Most people shed 50 to 100 hairs a day (your scalp has about 100,000 hairs) and your hair does tend to gradually thin as you age.
- Abnormal hair loss, otherwise known as “alopecia” can affect anyone — men, women, even children. It can develop suddenly or gradually and can be temporary or permanent, depending on the cause.
What causes abnormal hair loss?
Hormonal factors, medical conditions and situational shock are all causes of temporary and permanent hair loss. Hair loss is frequently caused by medications used to treat illnesses.
Most devastating are the chemotherapy drugs used to treat the various forms of cancer which can result in the loss of hair all over the body. Although the hair usually grows back after treatment ends, many women struggle to maintain a positive self image during the process. Baldness and loss of facial hair can be a debilitating side effect.
Cancer, chemotherapy and coping…feel better with salon services and styling.
Today more salons and spas are offering the specialized hair and make-up services that can protect a woman’s self image during treatment. To prepare for hair loss, some women opt for a very short cropped look. Baldness, however temporary, may encourage some bold styles. Cover-ups, wigs or simply embracing the natural look of baldness are all choices women can make.
At Hier and Haines Salon in McLean VA, we offer confidential consultation visits for women who are coping with treatment-related hair loss. We can help you choose hairstyle, skin care and makeup options that will enhance and preserve your self-image during treatment and recovery. What better partners for women struggling with a loss of self confidence than their familiar and trusted salon stylists and staff. Schedule your consultation appointment now.
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