Hairstyles for Chemo Patients

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Hairstyles for Chemo Patients
A short haircut will be more manageable as hair loss begins. (natural look image by Cherry-Merry from

Chemotherapy patients often lose their hair, or much of it, and need a new way of styling. A little advance preparation and thinking about new styles can help. Most of these hairstyles will be short, and you might consider cutting your hair shorter before your first treatment.

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Loose Ponytails

Most chemo patients begin losing their hair right after the first treatment. Hair may fall out in chunks or slowly thin around the edges. Use a loose ponytail to avoid further stress on your scalp. In this style, the hair is pulled back gently. A light conditioner can help keep your hair in place.

Short Cut

Preparing yourself for chemo can begin with treating yourself to the short haircut you have always been a little nervous about. It can be a dramatic difference and also fashionable. Leave your hair long enough to style it a bit.

Short Wigs

A wig is another option during chemo. Many women who go through chemo like to wear long wigs. But a short wig can help you get comfortable with hair loss. After the treatments are over, your hair will begin to grow back but will be short for some time. A short wig can be styled, combed and curled to give a more natural feel.

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