Hair loss may occur as early as the second or third week after the first cycle of chemotherapy, although it may not happen until after the second cycle of chemotherapy. Hair loss can be sudden or slow. You may lose all of your hair or just some of it. Often it comes out in clumps rather than an even pattern. This type of hair loss due to the treatment can be most distressing for individuals.
Consequently, integrated hair systems are the most preferred method to achieve a natural result in the shortest length of time. In addition, it would be advised strongly to go through the process of integrated hair system prior to loosing hair or starting chemotherapy. This would enable the hair specialist to create an exact dupe of one’s natural hair, texture and contour making it seamlessly undetectable.
On being told that I needed chemotherapy to treat my cancer my first thought was “my hair”! Once the news had sunk in I began my ‘Hair’ research. I was determined that if I had to undergo this aggressive treatment I wanted to look and therefore feel as normal as possible throughout.
After an extensive Internet search and lots of phone calls I found a salon in London that offered everything I was after. I knew that I didn’t want a standard wig. I wanted to be able to get up in the morning, look in the mirror and still see ‘me’. The week before I was due to go for my initial consultation I thought I’d have another look to see if I could find something a bit more local and Ultra Hair Clinic popped up in my search results. I gave them a ring and arranged to visit later that week. I’m so glad I did.The Ultra Hair team inspired confidence in me. They took a sample of my hair and promised me that my hair replacement system would match my own hair. To be honest I didn’t quite believe it, but I shouldn’t have worried. Two months later and after my first chemo I went to have my hair removed and replaced with the system.
The Ultra Hair Team was so sensitive and what could have been a traumatic experience was an afternoon filled with fun and laughter. The system was an exact match. I walked in looking like me and walked out looking just the same. It even fooled the hospital. On going in for my second chemo my nurse said to me; “Sue we really do need to talk about your hair”. When I told her that my hair had all been shaved off the week before she couldn’t believe it.
As The Ultra Team warned me, it did take me a few weeks to get used to wearing it but now I don’t even think about it now. I’m a keen runner and I plait it and run as normal. I wash it in the shower and abuse it with hair straighteners and curling irons just as I did my own hair. It has been one of the most important factors in helping me cope with my treatment and I’m so grateful I found Ultra Hair Clinic. And as an extra bonus, the cost was about a third of what I’d have paid if I’d gone to that salon in London.
Before my treatment with my own hair
10 days after chemotherapy sessions with my hair replacement system