Are You or Someone Close to You Experiencing Hair Loss?
There are many drugs out on the market today that cause hair loss or thinning and chemotherapy is a very common therapy that causes this loss. In fact, approximately 65% of individuals undergoing chemotherapy will experience chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Not only has it been shown to significantly lower patient self esteem, but 47% of female cancer patients consider hair loss to be one of the most traumatic aspects of the treatment; 8% of these patients even state that they considered declining treatment due to the fear of losing their hair. Find out more about hair loss due to cancer treatments >here<. There's also a fantastic read that's curated specifically for women who have or are going through these types of treatments and experiencing hair loss! If you are someone you know is going through losing their hair and are thinking about wearing a wig, this is a wonderful book! Find out all about it below:
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What To Look For When Looking For A Wig
This is a fabulously well-written book that hits all the right marks for being a book that's easy to read- even for the delicate subject matter that it involves :) There's a lot of fantastic advice that offers up simple and feasible solutions, plus great tips on how to achieve what you're looking for. All of this awesome advice comes with a bit of wit & humor to boot!
The first few pages of the book goes into detail on the different types of wigs, i.e. shapes, sizes, materials, and even colors. There's a good, easy-to-read chart on page 49 that breaks down into 5 different wig types and includes their drawbacks, tips for ea., and the suggested workaround for ea. wig type. Chapter 3 is entirely devoted to bangs and how they are applicable to wigs. Want to know about the construction of each wig type?
Chapter 4 talks about each one in detail and gives the style, study, and a diagram with labeling showing what each piece is and does. If you're wondering which cap size would be a best fit, the end of the chapter has a great scale based on circumference that gives you a great sizing estimator for your wig's cap size. As for simple solutions in regards to your wig wear, care, & comfort- there's a chapter that talks about this too and it does so with humor & detailed knowledge ;)
To round out the body of the book, there are some nice savvy shopping tips & pointers that are wonderful ideas that should aid you while you're on the hunt for your next wig. One of my favorite parts of the book however, is actually towards the end of the book- in the Appendix! There is a touching cover story that explains how the cover photos came about- in addition to other heart-warming personal stories from others who were closely influenced or experienced hair loss due to cancer.
An excerpt included from the Emmy-nominated Soap Opera Star & innovative wig designer Amy Gibson, is an adapted passage from her current book and it's wonderfully-written as well. Her harrowing story is one that shows her true genuine character & courage. But author Jeanna Doyle doesn't stop there! Towards the end of the Appendix, a section called Word Doc contains several pages of knowledgeable thoughts from expert medical professionals in the oncology field.
Want to know a few helpful words & terms that will be useful to those who are particularly starting out with wig wearing? The Wiggy Words section contains over 20 of them and their definitions. Resource & reading lists are included as well, following this section in the book and they have several helpful books, stores, & sites. To finish out this great read, acknowledgements round up the book and an index is placed last for quick location of information if needed. All in all, I found this book to be an easy read that have a good array of pertinent information that came across as witty & fun, without being boring or offensive = LOVE!