Hair-loss in chemotherapy can occur within two to four weeks after treatment starts, depending on the strength and dosage of the treatment. Fortunately, hair loss from chemotherapy is usually temporary, with regrowth expected to start three to six months after treatment ends.
As chemotherapy starts to cause hair loss, we recommend cutting the hair very short or to shave it off completely. Mentally, this allows you to take control of your treatment and makes managing hair loss easier. It's a great idea to have purchased your wig before shaving your head.
Alopecia Areata affects anywhere from 200,000 to 3 million people per year. There are many types of alopecia, and the most common form is androgenetic alopecia. For women, this is called female pattern thinning and is usually diffused hair loss across the entire scalp. About 10% of people with alopecia areata may never regrow hair. This is why we find it so important to offer aid with wigs for alopecia. Please know that you are not alone in the fight for self-confidence over this medical hair loss disease. Start your journey to recovery now! Give us a call!