Hair Loss From Cancer Treatments
Our Comfort Program is dedicated to helping you look and feel your best while dealing with the side effects of cancer treatments. Hair loss during cancer treatments is a personal journey. Each person will approach it in their own way. Some may choose to embrace their situation by cutting off all their hair, while others may take a lower key approach and choose to consult a hair alternative professional about options available to them, including wigs and head coverings.
Our mission is to provide you with comfort, care and confidentiality when choosing a solution to your hair loss due to chemotherapy, at our Mississauga clinic. We know how personal this experience can be. That’s why our experienced and warm technicians, our private treatment rooms, as well as our free, zero obligation consultations are all designed to comfort you every step of the way.
Truly You believes that every person with cancer deserves to live life as normally as their energy and spirit allow. At our hair loss clinic in Toronto we are dedicated to helping you feel as “truly you” as possible, before, during and after your treatments.
Truly You helped hundreds of clients regain both their hair and self-confidence.
Our expert team of certified specialists will find the right treatment plan for you.
Truly You uses only the industry’s finest solutions to help you with your hair loss.
Before, During & After Treatments
For many of us, the way we feel about ourselves is closely linked to the way we look, and so losing our hair can be devastating.
Hair loss may also make you feel vulnerable and exposed, particularly since it’s such a visible side effect and can also be a constant reminder of your treatments, labelling you as a ‘cancer patient’. Such reactions are completely normal and you may find it takes some time to adjust to losing your hair.
At Truly You, our Comfort Program will support you throughout your entire healing journey, from before, to during and even after your cancer treatments.
Truly You will guide you through purchasing a medical hair prosthetic and head covering, which we recommend you do before treatments while you are still feeling well. We offer many solutions to hair loss due to chemotherapy at our Mississauga clinic, including the highest-quality synthetic wigs, Remi Human Hair wigs, and our exclusive European Refined wigs. The wigs we carry have the most innovative cap construction available on the market today. Our wigs are light in weight and can be styled and parted in any direction just like natural hair.
There may be times when you do not want to wear your wig, like when you are relaxing at home or going for a walk. Head coverings, such as hats, caps and scarves, are perfect alternatives to your wig. They also protect your scalp from heat loss and sun exposure. At Truly You, we carry a beautiful selection of fashionable head coverings that are handpicked, made from bamboo fabric, and are soft, breathable and comfortable.
10-15 days into treatment, you will begin to see the first signs of hair loss due to chemotherapy or cranial radiation. At our Mississauga clinic our expert technicians will fit your wig and perform any needed adjustments at this point. We will also walk you through how to care for your wig using our complimentary Wig Care Kit. At this time, clients have the option of a “transitional hair cut” in a private, comfortable setting with one of our experienced stylists.
We also offer scalp care during treatments. Scalp hygiene is very important during treatments as toxins from chemotherapy and medications are released through sweat glands. It’s important to keep the scalp clean in order to reduce the possibility of pimples, cysts and/or infection. Truly You’s signature Chemo Care Kit is designed to cleanse, soothe, nourish, and protect both your scalp and delicate hair follicles, keeping hair follicles at their optimal state of health to support regrowth once treatments are complete.
It will take four to six weeks following your last treatment before you begin to notice hair regrowth. At first, hair regrowth is very slow. While hair normally grows about 2 cm every 4 to 6 weeks, hair grows much slower in the first 3 to 4 months after treatment. Also, be prepared that the hair may look different than before. 40% of people have whiter hair following treatment and 20% have hair of a different colour. This is a side effect of the chemotherapy, which alters the cells responsible for the colour and texture of hair.
Following treatment, it is important to help reactivate hair growth by initiating a new hair growth cycle. Truly You provides treatments that help prevent follicle shrinkage responsible for thinning hair while actively stimulating hair growth. It works by rebalancing the hair cycle and restoring general hair and scalp health. It is also ideal for those who are on anti-estrogen medication. Note, you should wait 2 to 3 months after your last chemotherapy session to start this hair loss program.
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Women find hair loss during cancer treatment is one of the most distressing side effects. Your hair is likely part of your self-image and losing it may affect your confidence and self-esteem. You may find it easier to deal with your anticipated hair loss if you are prepared with information and knowledge of the different services, products and choices available to you.