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Are you suffering from hair loss due to your treatment? Are you worried about losing your hair? Do you need advice on the best type of wigs to wear? Or simply want to ask more questions about how your hair may grow back or change?
We launched the Strength in Style programme with TONI&GUY, which specially trained up stylists from TONI&GUY and Essensuals around the country to offer men, women and children affected by cancer specialist hair care, advice and support in a non-clinical environment. We are pleased to announce that there are now 102 salons in the UK with a Strength in Style consultant.
On Friday 16th March, we will be hosting a live web chat with Katie McCardle (pictured above) from TONI&GUY Hemel Hempstead Who will be available to answer any question you may have and offer advice on specialist care and wig fittings.
Losing your hair can really affect your self esteem, and even though this side effect is temporary, there are many people who are finding hair loss hard to cope with.
If you’d like more information or advice; please join us in our web chat room (select 'web chat' from the Channel list) from 12-1 pm.
Hope you can join us!
I will not be able to attend the web cast as now back at work. I live in B/Wood Hertfordshire & my hair is growing back with the "chemo curl". Is this just temporary of do I need to try to adapt to my "new hair". It was previously thick but dead straight. I have also received mixed messages regarding whtether I can have it dyed or hightlighted. It is growing back "salt & pepper" afro.
Many thanks for for question. I'll forward it onto Katie and let you know her answer to it.
Have a good day!
Can't do web chat but would be interested to know if there's any hair colourants without hydrogen peroxide or ammonia that are available. I am fortunate not to have lost my hair during chemo, but now it's finished it would be a huge boost for me to colour my hair again. I've been advised not to use anything containing those two chemicals, but other than that I shall have to wait 6 months!
Many thanks for your question - we'll pass it onto our stylist and send you the answer :)
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