Newer targeted hormone or biological therapies for cancer don't usually cause total hair loss like chemotherapy drugs, but can result in changes such as thinning of the hair and dryness, as well as changes in texture similar to the chemo curls... most are mild.
Some of the targeted therapies that have been linked with hair changes include: Erbitux (cetuximab); Gilotrif (afatinib); Gleevec (imatinib); Imbruvica (ibrutinib); Nexavar (sorafenib); Tarceva (erlotinib).
Some hormonal therapies commonly used for breast cancer have been associated with thinning of the hair for some people. Unlike chemotherapy, people may be using the drug for many months or even years before they notice the changes in their hair.
Hormonal therapies more often linked to hair loss include: Tamoxifen; Aromatase inhibitors: Hair loss appears to be more common with Arimidex (anastrozole), and Femara (letrozole) than with Aromasin (exemestane); Faslodex (fulvestrant). I took Tamoxifen and didn't notice and hair thinning.
Bold Beanies Headwear is soft and very comfortable. Made in the UK using the highest quality soft thin stretchy cotton fabrics to keep you covered up wether from medical and non medical alopecia hair loss, hair thinning or with hair to protect a sensitive head from the elements. Our cancer chemotherapy headwear is available as super soft snug beanie hat, head wraps and scarves (and matching PICC line cover sleeves). A range for Men, women and kids in customisable plain colours an beautiful Liberty Art Fabric prints.
If your doctor has prescribed a chemotherapy drug that is known to cause hair loss, make the decision to prepare yourself for hair lossbeforetreatment begins. Cancer already does a number on a person's self-image, and hair loss can be a seriously devastating side effect. Early preparation can help you cope when your hair begins to fall out.
1 Opt for a Short Haircut Before Treatment Begins
Many women choose to cut their hair short or shave their heads entirely before hair starts to fall out. It's a lot less shocking to have short clumps of hair fall out in the shower or in your hands, rather than a handful of long strands. Plus, hair tends to come out in uneven patches, and short hair can help to temporarily mask this.
I went straight for a 'buzz cut' but feel with hindsight it would have been a good idea for me to have an in-between cut so it was less shocking.
2 Get aWig
If you plan on wearing a wig after you lose your hair to chemotherapy, try to get onebeforeyour hair begins to fall out. Choosinga wig before hair loss is ideal because it allows you to choose a wig that matches your hair colour bestandyou'll have it on hand when hair loss starts. However you may decide to try a completely new look! Most NHS areas offer at least one wig to cancer patients starting a course of chemotherapy where medical Alopecia (hair loss) is inevitable.
I had a wig, but I have to say it wasn't a pleasant process really and I regret the experience. I wish I could have had longer choosing one and everything happened so fast I didn't have anyone with me to help choose one. As a result I didn't like mine very much and only wore it on 2 occasions at the request of my then 4 year old daughter. I found my wigveryuncomfortable and felt more self conscious wearing that my beanies. BUT that is just me and I would still recommend getting at least one wig.
3 Choose Some Beanies.
Even if you get a wig, you will need some type of head covering for when you are not wearing your wig, especially during chilly weather and during the night. Wigs can also be uncomfortable, so you will want some easy comfy 'hygge' headwear to slip on easily and cover up for your family and loved ones. Your scalp will most likely be sensitive when not covered, not to mention cold. Beanies also provide excellent protect protection against the sun and wind when outdoors.
Why not add a head wrap over your Bold Beanie for an extra touch of luxury.
Bold Beanies have a vast collection of Liberty Art Fabric print soft cotton stretchy cancer hair loss head wear to suit ladies of all ages and fashion style.
Designed for pure luxurious comfort in mind and for the younger women experiencing hair loss (Medical Alopecia) through chemotherapy treatments for cancer or thosewithhair thinning and non medical Alopecia. Suitable to wear as a breathable hat on their own or layer up under any other type of hat, scarf or helmet.
Liberty Art Fabrics and their iconic prints are the epitome of English style and fashion. One less thing to worry about whilst going about your day feeling as confident as you can with these beautiful flattering prints.
Bold Beanies has always strived to be as carbon neutral as possible using recycled and recyclable packing. Now we are going one step further and introducing 100% compostable product packaging and posting materials.
We manufacture our cancer hats, scarves and PICC covers using fabrics from the UK, manufactured locally and shipped from local depot minimising our carbon footprint.
We are now proud to say that we are now using 100% compostable product packaging and shipping materials. All other components are made of recycled paper or card.
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