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Shave Your Head- Does It Hurt?

When you begin to lose your hair from chemotherapy it can be a difficult experience. Once it begins many choose to simply shave your head. We often hear concerns from our clients about the actual process of shaving; many ask whether we will do this for them, or if it causes any pain. At Chrysalis Custom […]

Can My Regular Stylist Cut My New Wig?

Making the transition from your real hair to a natural hair wig can be a tough one, but at Chrysalis Custom Hair, we want to do everything within our power to make it the best transition possible. Part of this transition is letting us cut and style your new chemo wig. We hear quite a […]

Chemo Wig – Hair Growing Back

Managing Your Wig While Your Hair Grows Back Your chemo wig is a good and faithful servant.  It has protected you through fearful times, and helped you look your best when you felt your worst.  But now your own hair is growing back. Your wig slips when you least expect it, creating unwelcome anxiety at […]

Wigs vs Hair Pieces -What’s the Difference

Wigs vs Hair Pieces What’s the Difference As you prepare to enter chemotherapy you’re faced with myriad decisions, including what to do about your eventual hair loss as a result of your treatment: hairpiece, or wig? The Basics A hair piece covers a targeted area of hair loss. It is either weaved into the surrounding hair, […]

Hair Growing Back After Chemo

You are probably both excited and anxious about your hair growing back after chemo. Once you’ve finished cancer treatments you may be waiting impatiently for your natural hair to return to normal.  It may have already started to come in, but it may be several months before you notice any real regrowth. As  you find your […]

Bobby Pins with Wigs- Are they safe to use?

A common question you might have is whether or not it is okay to use bobby pins on a wig. You may want to style your chemo wig differently some days, or just to put it up for a while, as you would with normal hair. However, using bobby pins on wigs is not recommended. […]

Highlight a Wig- Adding Color to an Older Wig

It is common for women to want to highlight a wig when they are ready to update their look. After all, nothing builds confidence more than having a fresh hairstyle. However, there are a few things you should know about being able to  highlight a wig. Older Wigs Differ From Your Natural Hair Natural hair growing on […]

Wig Shampoo- Regular Shampoo on a Wig?

Must I use wig shampoo on my wig or can I just use the brand that I use on my natural hair for cleaning wigs? Wig shampoo is made for wigs just like upholstery shampoo is made for upholstery. You wouldn’t use hair shampoo on your sofa. Do not use anything other than wig shampoo […]

Can I Wear A Wig To Yoga

  At Chrysalis Custom Hair Chicago we frequently get asked if it’s ok to wear a wig to yoga. Yes, in many situations you can wear a wig to yoga but it depends on a number of different factors. What kind of yoga do you practice? There are so many popular kinds of yoga being […]

How Long Until My Hair Grows Back After Chemo

“How long until my hair grows back after chemo” is one of the most asked questions. It does take some time, so don’t worry if it doesn’t start filling in right away. Here’s what to expect while you’re waiting for your hair to grow back. Early Growth You’ll start seeing the first growth about two months […]

New Year’s Eve Wig Styles

The holidays have finally arrived. With the coming of 2017 you will want to know about New Year’s Eve wig styles that will work with your cancer wig. Not all  chemo wigs are created the same way, so they can’t all be styled the same way. Check out some of the tips and tricks you […]