If chemotherapy is part of your treatment plan and you’re worried about hair loss, you’re not alone. Like many women, you might feel that the hair on your head is a big part of your identity, and losing it can feel traumatic.
At the same time, there are lots of ways you can prepare and get through it. In this video series, you’ll hear from women who’ve been there and learn how they chose to deal with it.
*These videos are about loss of hair on your head. In future videos, we’ll talk about how to manage thinning or loss of eyebrows and eyelashes.
How to Prepare for Chemotherapy Hair Loss
Watch and learn the real stories of women diagnosed with breast cancer who’ve been through chemotherapy-related hair loss. Tips include cutting hair shorter and shopping for wigs, hats, or scarves ahead of time.
Options for Managing Chemotherapy Hair Loss
In this video, you’ll hear from women diagnosed with breast cancer who found ways to manage chemotherapy-related hair loss. Learn about cold caps and scalp cooling systems, human hair and synthetic wigs, halo wigs, hats, scarves, and taking care of your scalp.
Visit our Discussion Board community to connect with others going through chemo about hair loss, wigs, cold caps, and more.
- Michell B. and Traci S. for sharing their stories
- Christine Lafferty McGowan, hair stylist at Currie Hair, Skin & Nails in Wayne, Pennsylvania
- Barbara Vivolo, alternative hair specialist at Barbara’s Hair Studio in Hauppauge, New York
- FreshFly productions
- The Breastcancer.org donors who contributed to the funding of these videos