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Cancer is a disease that is bound to cripple one's body in the long run. A person suffering from cancer has to undergo regular chemotherapy sessions which is the main reason behind such a humongous rate of hair loss. You might have come across patients whose hair has been purposely shaved off to aid cancer treatment. This is usually done in the case of brain cancer. Apart from undergoing physical pain and mental trauma, they also feel emotionally drained owing to their lost beauty. You can well imagine the mental status of person who once had beautiful locks and has lost it completely due to the side effects of the harsh drugs. For this reason many people resort to wearing artificial wigs.

Types of Wigs Available

Hair loss starts after consecutive chemotherapy dosage and also after radiation therapy. It also causes thinning of eyebrows and eyelashes. Choosing a wig for yourself depends on the way you want to look. Real hair wigs made from natural hair are much more expensive than synthetic ones. A special kind of human hair wig is made from the European human hair and Remy hair. This type is completely hand made and is purely original. Wigs having a cap on the inside portion usually fit better on the head. You can also choose a suitable color you want your hair wig to be in. The price of high quality custom-made real hair wigs for cancer patients range from USD 300 - USD 3000. Real hair wigs are much more durable and long-lasting than the synthetic types. Cleaning a real hair wig is a difficult process and should be done by a professional. However, if you learn the technique then you can rinse it at home.

Synthetic wigs are easier to maintain and come in cheaper prices. You must opt for a wig that is very soft and doesn't cause itching or irritation while wearing it. Make sure it's fitted with a non-slip material that offers proper grip to the wig. Synthetic wigs are handy and they can be washed easily at home. Light density wigs are available in a plenty of designs ranging from short to long hairstyles. The strands made from acrylic fibers are super soft and silky. However, do not expose them to heat as they tend to melt away. When you have the privilege to wear wigs, then try out different hairstyles that will suit your overall appearance. Whether it is a real hair wig or a synthetic wig, you can opt for different colors blended with highlights and shades.

Where to Buy Wigs for Cancer Patients

Hair donation for cancer patients is taken up by many people as a charity service. Such organizations accumulate hair for making wigs and artificial hair. There are also many services and websites that donate free wigs for cancer patients. One of the most reputed organization is the American Cancer Society having their own wig banks for donating hair wigs. CancerCare is a non profitable and charitable organization that offers support to cancer patients by donating wigs without charging. Other service providers for cancer patients include Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization, Crickett's Answer for Cancer, Canadian Cancer Society, Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, Wigs for Kids, etc. You can check out their websites to know the official procedures for purchasing wigs.

If the hair loss is temporary and you observe regrowth of hair after completion of the chemotherapy, then you are free to donate your wig to the institutions for future use. Last but not the least, I must say that suffering from low self-esteem due to the inbred illness is in no way going to cure you, rather live each day with happiness, joy, and derive pleasure from every act that you do for your well-being.