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When Should I Get Fitted for a Custom Wig?

The sooner you come in to get fitted for your custom wig, the better. A common misconception is that it’s easier to be fitted for a cancer patient wig after your hair has fallen out. In reality, though, it’s easier for us to make a copy of your hair — duplicating style, cut, and color […]

TSA and WIGS

Say you’re heading out to a vacation for some well-deserved relaxation. Maybe your friend’s hosting a destination wedding, or you want to fly down the coast to visit family you haven’t seen in a while. Whatever the reason, you’re getting on a plane, and that means you’ll go through TSA. After all of the stress […]

Can I Make My Hair Into a Cancer Wig?

When your friend comes to you and tells you she has cancer, you want to do anything you can to make it better. You’d probably sacrifice just about anything to see her smile. A light-bulb comes on and you’ve got it, a great gesture: donate some of your hair to help make a wig for […]

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 […]

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, […]

Synthetic Wig to the Beach

It’s spring break time of year and you’ve made plans to head to the beach, but then it dawns on you, can you wear your synthetic wig to the beach? The excitement is suddenly overshadowed by worry, even though you’ve been excited to get out of the cold and head to your warm weather vacation. […]

Wash a Section of Your Wig

Oh my. Probably more than most, wig wearers understand the importance of rolling with the punches. And yet, it doesn’t make it less maddening when something unexpected happens. For example, did you just watch your baby spit up on a section of your freshly-washed wig? Did you drag your hair through spaghetti sauce? What about […]

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 […]