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Re: Wigs

Silversilver, it's worth giving them a call and going to have a look. It depends what chemo you are on and how likely you are to lose your hair and if you're cold capping.... lots of varients.

 

I've got secondary cancer and just started chemo for 2nd time. My primary was 4 years ago, I cold capped and went to a private hairdresser who is part of "my new hair". They were fantastic. they had a private room for wig fitting, loads of styles and colours to choose from, lots of books to look at and select from. I went with a friend, tried on loads, ordered about 6 styles in in the right colour, repeated this several times then they held onto my favourite until my hair thinned at day 17.

 

This time I've got an NHS prescription, went along to their contracted supplier 25 miles away. Sat I  the main saloon on the high street. Felt very rushed. They brought a selection of wigs for me to try on. No opportunity to look at books for styles. No discussion on price until I had fallen in love with one, at which point they told me I'd have to contribute £150. They would only order 2 in for me in the right colour, then phoned to say they couldn't get them in for 8 weeks! They suggested 2 other styles they'd get for me to try and now have no appointment availability for 2 weeks!

 

I'm going back to my first supplier this week.............

 

Good luck hope that helps 

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Re: Wigs

Thanks so much for the info - I have got thick long hair just now so maybe I should leave it a while 

MBJ
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Re: Wigs

Hi Silver surfer

I live in Wales but I went to a salon the first time as I had no idea about wigs. There you learn about weaves and filament tops (which look like a scalp). If you have lots of hair now be careful as I bought mine when I had s full head of think hair. Now of course I have lost it all and they are too big for me. I have had to take them in on the crown as when you make the wig smaller it's like pulling elastic so the wig itself billows out. I now need a petite cap and have ordered a new one. I have used Simply wigs on line and they are good if you need to return but you do have to pay. My new one is from Joseph wigs on line. We have ashop here that is owned by them but did not have one I liked in stock. I also bought on that was very close to my hair style before but for some reason I don't want to look the same as I did. 

Not sure if this is helpful.

Good luck Marie x

 

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Wigs

Hi, 

just received my wig prescription. I'm from Glasgow and there are a number of wig suppliers so don't know who to go to - has anybody any advice/preferences?

Thanks Silver