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Julie S

Re: Wigs

Thanks for the useful advice. I've got an appointment today to choose mine. Looking forward to it, strangely.

Community Champion

Re: Wigs

Hi ladies, just passing on advice from my lovely wig shop lady:

1. Match it to your current colour and style

2. Short bobs last better as synthetic hair catches and splits on shoulders.

3. A lace cap is lighter and is normally

4. handwoven which looks more natural.

5. Wash and dry as per instructions.

I was very lucky as my Trust covered the full cost of my wig, and not only was I spoilt for choice I loved my wig. Still wear it on bad hair days, but yes, the hair is back! X

Stuck at 14

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Thank you! 34 too and running out of time to deal with this! I too loved a silvery wig when I tried some on months ago after diagnosis but I've arranged to have my exact colour and style matched- I want to have options too though. It's a crime that this is only an option if you can afford it. All the best!

Re: Wigs

Hi Gogga


It might be worth checking with the shop where you bought your wig? I got mine from a little shop in my hospital, and they said that if the ends of my synthetic wig start to fray, I could bring it in - they have a steamer that works at just the right temperature to smooth the fraying without causing damage.


I’d be scared to try a flat iron, the ladies in the shop told me that even the heat from opening the oven door while wearing my wig could damage it!


Re: Wigs

Hi Lottie Any advice for my synthetic wig whose ends are frizzing after only wearing for about a month? I live in South Africa and have just had a summer holiday at the coast so was thinking its maybe the heat, hair in my neck etc. Ive read that people use a flat iron on low setting but Im a bit nervous!


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You look great in your wigs Lottie. A lovely uplifting article X

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Hi Lottie


Just read the article. Your wigs look good! I'm starting chemo on Tuesday and have an appointment at the MacMillan wig place at the Infirmary on MOnday (I'm also Leicester based so I'm guessing you were at LRI Osborne for your chemo too?). 


I called in at the MacMillan place on spec on Monday. And immediately started crying...and all I could say through my sobs was that the wigs looked horrible!! To be fair though she did point out a couple of wigs that looked better for me, which I shall try on Monday. I have highlighted dark blonde hair just above my shoulders. As its very fine I'm hoping to find a fairly fine wig. Most are quite thck hair. I also want one that has slightly darker roots and a nbatural hairline.


What kind of wigs did you find were the most natural looking? Any good places in Leicester? I'm thinking online will be cheaper?


Like you I'm thinking of getting a couple. One close to my natural hair and one with a blue-ish/silver hue. Although I still want it to look like its my hair. I always fancied trying a bluey silver dye so why not try a blue wig!! 






Re: Wigs

Hi lalalottier


Thank you for sharing this with everyone.


Best wishes
Digital Community Officer



Morning ladies,


I just wanted to share an article that was written about me and my wigs as I thought it may help some of you going through Chemotherapy treatment....




Here for advice if anyone wants to ask anything about wigs. I spent a lot of time researching wigs and tried many different styles, brands and types.


Lots of Love


Lottie @pomegranatepeachesartist