Let me begin with the fact that not all chemotherapy causes hair loss, but if you are one of the millions of women going through this journey, I want to tell you that you are not alone and that there are wonderful resources to help you manage the effects of the process.
Realistic options can help your peace of mind and in sharing this information about how to cope with hair loss and how to find and wear wigs, I hope I can help all of you who may be struggling with this condition, regardless of the medical cause. However, for those of you going through cancer treatment, I have personally witnessed the renewed strength that many cancer patients experience when they can feel like the woman or man they were before their health issue arose.
The most frustrating factor in the world of hair loss is the all confusing and conflicting information in the marketplace. My intention is to create more clarity for all of us who may be faced with hair loss or are currently living with some form of this condition. I will try to keep this as simple as possible as many of you going through treatment are already on “ information overload.”
Although I do not have cancer, throughout this journey with my hair loss and with so many of my clients, I’ve learned it’s helpful to keep in mind that this is a temporary process. In times when my hair loss has affected me most, I have done two things:
1. I have forced myself to get out of the vicious emotional cycle by first stopping and taking a deep, conscious breath and then, second, releasing the passing thoughts of fear.
2. I have immediately reminded myself of the things I am most grateful for: whether they are the sometimes overlooked gifts of sight, hearing, walking or breathing-or for the loved ones in my life. Somehow that has always gotten me through the challenging moment and allowed me to be released from it and move beyond it.
Keep in mind that transformation can happen in an instant. When we change our perception we change our reality.
I trust this information will support you, as I believe you will now have the tools needed to attain peace of mind while on this journey.