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My mum has lost her eyelashes and eyebrows. It’s getting her down. Do you have any brands you could recommend for eyelash/eyebrow replacement? I’ve done a bit of research but there doesn’t seem to be a lot out there. I also don’t want to get her hopes up if they won’t work. Thanks Slight smile

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    Thank you for getting in touch today. I am sorry to hear that your Mum has been feeling low since losing their eyelashes and eyebrows. Coping with changes to how we look can be really upsetting and feel hard to adjust to. It’s lovely to hear you are wanting to try and support Mum with this.

    We don’t have a list of specific brands but there are a few options I think may help. I’m realy glad you have got in touch:

    Cancer Hair Care have a information regarding options for coping with eyelash and eyebrow loss as well as a directory of specific hair loss suppliers and support

    If you haven’t seen it already, we do have information regarding coping with changes to your eyebrows and eyelashes during treatment which may be helpful to look through just now.

    In addition, you may wish to explore Look Good Feel Better, as they run in – person and virtual workshops to help people affected by cancer feel more like themselves again. These include make up sessions which help utilise products and techniques to support eyebrow and eyelash loss; as well as a head wear, wigs, brows and lashes specific workshop which may be useful. Just follow the link to read more about their support and classes and see if these would feel supportive to Mum just now.

    Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors are another source of support in discussing makeup techniques and products to help disguise changes to the appearance of eyelashes and eyebrows as a result of cancer- if you would like to explore this option.

    It feels important to check, has Mum spoken with their cancer team (such as their clinical nurse specialist) about how they are feeling at all? If not, do encourage Mum to mention this so they are aware as there may be support, they can be suggesting to help. Due to working closely with Mum, they would also be best placed to advise on any specific considerations regarding any treatments/products.

    You’d also be welcome to speak with our team of Cancer Information Nurses on the Support Line Daughter Lou who could discuss, in general terms from a medical perspective, things to consider when accessing hair loss replacements. To speak with them you can call on:0808 808 00 00, 8am to 8pm and (just select options 1 then 3) or connect with them via web chat (just select ‘questions for a nurse’ as your subject). We are also here on the Support Line to provide emotional support and a listening ear, so if you'd like to pass on our details to Mum and stay in touch for any support you may be needing DaughterLou, you'd be very welcome.

    I really hope this information feels helpful Daughter Lou, please do just get in touch if you have any questions or need further support.

    Take care.

    Take care,


    Information and Support Adviser

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