A cancer diagnosis is devastating, and the journey is one of life's most challenging. I have been honored to work with many cancer survivors over the years, being the most profound work I tackle. For years, I worked with wigs, hair toppers, and hair extensions throughout a client's journey, but today, the results of Cold Capping have been miraculous.
Cold Capping is a procedure administered during chemotherapy treatments, that cools the scalp, and restricts blood flow to hair follicles, and prevents most of the drug from entering the hair follicles. The end result is that a majority of a chemotherapy patient's hair is preserved. Recently, a lovely client shared her experience with chemotherapy and cold capping, she was treated at Mass. General Hospital of Boston, Mass. The Cold Capping technology was invented by Dr. Paxman for his wife Sue. Unfortunately, Sue lost her hair, but the invention has proven successful for cancer survivors. I find that my clients that have undergone "cold capping," have preserved over 50% of their own hair. Results vary based on the stage of cancer, hair loss, and the condition of their natural hair.
I am honored to share a video of the story of the Paxman Scalp Cold Cap below.
When a client enters our salon after chemotherapy and cold capping, I find that most of the hair loss is at the top of the head, sides, and crown of their head. This makes sense since hair follicles tend to be weakest in these areas. At this point, I will check to determine if their hair is shedding, if not, we can proceed to fill-in their hair with invisible hair extensions by CombLine. This revolutionary hair extension technique, allows me to add one strand of hair to one strand of my client's hair. The adhesive is invisible, therefore it is the first hair extension method that does not require a client's hair to cover the hair extensions.
If there is too much hair loss, we then will use a hair topper to cover the top of the head until their own hair grows. The hair topper is not shaven or glued in place, which allows the natural hair to grow back healthy.
I wanted to share this technique with all cancer patients and their loved ones. Although chemotherapy is necessary the after-effects of hair loss decrease one's self-esteem.
We are here, to help in every aspect of their journey, and restoring one's looks is heartfelt. The beautiful client in the picture left with tears in her eyes. She cried tears of joy and allowed me to take pictures, and share her experience.
If we can share our experience, and help just one cancer survivor, then we have done our job.
Hair Extensions Background
At Noelle Salon, they evaluate your natural hair, and listen to the client's wishes on styling, color match, and look. They use human hair extensions like 100% Remy human hair, or Virgin Hair (unlike Bellami hair). Hair extensions can be used for short hair or 24 inches of a full head of hair, and they have worked with different methods like tape-in extensions, clip-in hair extensions, Keratin and enjoy using the Veila Pull-thru method with the Veila Hair Extensions for ease of hair care. Styling can vary from flat iron, natural curl, or curly hair. Whether you are looking for a change of style or look for a day such as a Clip-in ponytail, having a high-quality ponytail extension can mix it up for you. Your natural hair journey with your hair growth can be enhanced with Hair extensions when protective styling is applied, and regular maintenance is used. You can change your hair in one day - feel free to reach out and explore the possibilities.