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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:
Meet other people who are coping with hair loss in our Online Community|.
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.
Content last reviewed: 1 July 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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