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Unread 08-08-2004, 04:19 PM
Hair issues

Hi again sisters !!

I just returned from a short 3 day trip to Michigan to visit family. Also, took the opportunity to go to a well know wig store and purchased my wig on Friday. I love the wig, it has highlights and lowlights just like my normal hair, although it is a much "trendier" do than I usually wear.

Hair started falling out last Wednesday. By this morning (Sunday) i couldn''t stand it anymore, so had my sister shave it. Feel better now.

Question.....my scalp is SUPER SENSITIVE right now....I love the wig....but need some ideas on how to desensitize my scalp so that I can wear the wig......

my daughter and 5 year old grandaughter are living with us, and I don't want my grandaughter to be scaired....

thanks so much....
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Unread 08-08-2004, 04:51 PM
Hair issues

Hi Lori,

I dont' really have an answer for ya as I didn't completely lose my hair (yet??) and I didnt' shave my head. My scalp was very sensitive right after my first and 2nd chemo treatments....I think THAT goes with the territory It wasnt' sensitive enough to keep me from wearing "COUSIN IT" (my wig) ...but it was sensitive. I kept a soft terry turban on while I slept, it reduced friction on the pillow AND it contained my hair loss instead of having it fly all over my pillows ...EWW! Nothing like rolling over and getting a mouthful of hair!

I bet you look adorable in your wig! Are you wearing a ...skull cap ( I think that's what they are called???) under it, so that the underside of the wig isnt' rubbing directly on your scalp?

Hoping your scalp feels better soon!
  #3  
Unread 08-08-2004, 05:11 PM
Hair issues

Hi! Wash it. That helps to soften the insides.

Good luck,
Laura
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Unread 08-08-2004, 06:01 PM
Wig caps

You can get wig caps and that will help quite a bit. I got two nylon ones and never had the itching or irritation after that.
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Unread 08-08-2004, 07:32 PM
Hair issues

Hi Lori,

I let my hair fall out naturally and did not have any irritation. Maybe the shaving had a part in the sensitivity.

As for the wig, I loved mine too and yours sounds very much like mine did. When I first started wearing my wig, it was suggested to me to put a soft cotton headband on and then the wig. It really did help until I got used to the whole thing.

Make sure that you wash your wig as recommended and that you get all the soap out.

Good Luck!
Rosalie
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Unread 08-08-2004, 08:59 PM
Hair issues

I've shaved my head and haven't experienced any irritation from that BUT I did notice how much more comfortable my wig was after I washed it. Like washing the sizing out of brand new sheets.

At the Look Good Feel Better program, they recommended Woolite and Downey for washing synthetic wigs. Synthetic wigs pick up the yellow dye from J&J Baby Shampoo. Eeeks!

The jury's still out on the conditioner but I think I prefer the American Cancer Society's TLC product to the Downey - more bounce and more shine. I also like the TLC Styling Creme.

Good luck!
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