Making the most of how you look with hair loss
You may find it difficult if it feels like your wig or other headwear is the first thing people look at or comment on. But there are things you can do that may help draw people’s attention away from your hair loss.
Here are a few suggestions from people who have temporarily lost their hair:
Wear brightly coloured shirts, sweaters, tops, ties or neck scarves to draw attention away from your hair loss.
Try wearing a little extra make-up around your eyes, cheekbones or lips to direct attention to your face.
Jewellery can also change the focus - necklaces and chains emphasise your neckline, while earrings look good with hats and scarves.
Some hospitals and support groups run programmes that give expert advice on make-up and skincare (usually for women). Your nurses can let you know if there is a programme like this in your hospital or at a nearby support group.
At first you may feel reluctant to go out and carry on with your social life. But hopefully, as you spend more time with other people, your confidence will grow and help you cope with the situation.