Should I buy a backup wig?

June 30, 2020

Should I buy a backup wig?

From a customer e-mail:
I was wondering if you think I might need a backup one of my current wigs before I start chemo next Friday?
I think having a backup wig is a must. I always have a few on hand, even when I am traveling. Even if I were packing light, I wouldn’t travel with fewer than maybe three, to put it into perspective. Now, that isn’t to say they’re all expensive. Most of the wigs in my collection are actually wefted or partially wefted. I only own two completely hand-tied wigs because I, like most people, like to save money when possible. :) So yeah, I think you should get the spare. It couldn’t hurt. Whether or not you get the same thing that you already have is completely your choice! Everyone is a little different. Some more things to consider:
  • It will take a little while for your hair to grow back even after the chemo is over. You may want to wear the hair a little longer than you are planning just to give your scalp time to heal and your hair some time to regrow.
  • Are you doing radiation too? I have heard from many clients and my aunt (who is a two-time breast cancer survivor) that radiation makes your hair come back a little lighter and more coarse than before. If that is the case, you may want to have the wigs just a little longer until you have adjusted to styling your hair after it comes back in.
  • New wig wearers are notoriously hard on their “helper” hair. You may want a spare just in case you accidentally ruin your wig for a lack of knowing how best to care for it. There is definitely a bit of a learning curve in effect here!

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