WE CAN HELP
Book a FREE consultation  
For a free consultation or assistance, please call 020 7730 6666

Browse by Category

New Weave Helps Cancer Patients with Hair Loss

Hair loss from chemotherapy can be an upsetting side-effect of cancer treatment for many women, but a new weave system could help women regain their confidence after experiencing hair loss. The integrated lace hair system, designed by a Glasgow-based hair restoration company, uses real hair interwoven with the individual’s own hair, to create a natural look.

Protecting your hairHow A Lace Hair System Works

Shirley Johns, manager of the Scottish aesthetics company, explains how the weave works, “The client’s hair is carefully threaded through a mesh cap, then attached to thousands of strands of human hair. Importantly, the integrated hair system won’t damage what little hair is left, and natural hair can grow underneath. It will last for up to two years and requires minimum maintenance.”

Upsetting side-effect

Cancer survivor Dianne Baxter, who has beaten cancer twice, found chemo hair loss to be one of the most upsetting aspects of undergoing chemotherapy. At 28, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and was told her prognosis was good, undergoing 13 weeks of chemotherapy and a month of radiation treatment. Diane’s hair fell out, but at this stage she was mostly just relieved to be in remission. At 38, after being warned she had been left at increased risk of breast cancer after her radiation treatment, she was told she had breast cancer, undergoing a mastectomy, reconstructive surgery and chemotherapy, experiencing hair loss for the second time.

Patchy regrowth

After the treatment, Diane waited patiently for her hair to grow back, but was shocked to discover the growth was patchy and thin, with bald spots. She says, “Losing my hair had a bigger impact [than the mastectomy] when it didn’t grow back. You can’t hide your hair and every time you look at yourself it’s a constant reminder that you’ve been ill.”

Lace Hair System WeaveA confidence boost

After struggling to find a solution to her hair loss for over a year, Diane’s neighbour recommended the Glasgow salon. Diane explains the impact the new weave has had on her life, “I burst out crying when I saw myself for the first time in the mirror with hair again, then when I went to my anniversary party, I felt amazing and everyone there was sobbing too. I’m so grateful to Shirley. She’s given me back my confidence.”

Although hair can grow back normally after chemotherapy, there is the possibility that the treatment could leave women with bald patches or thinning hair. Head covering solutions such as this type of lace hair system wig can help cancer survivors to disguise hair loss whilst allowing hair to grow back at its own pace.


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss ClinicThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


Related Stories


Share this article

No Comments

No comments yet.

Comment on this article

* required field

Will not be published

Online Consultation

Submit an instant online consultation so that one of Belgravia’s hair loss specialists can diagnose your condition and recommend an effective course of treatment, wherever you live.

02 Dec

Success Story Alert! New Male Hair Loss Treatment Entry

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery. Mr D, pictured, has noticed positive improvement to his thinning hair since he began treatment 4 months ago. Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by […]

Read full article »
02 Dec

Consumer Show Finds Caffeine Shampoo Unlikely to Help Hair Loss

Channel 4’s consumer programme Supershoppers has weighed in to the long-running debate over whether or not caffeine-based shampoos can help hair loss. The show’s investigators reported on their 21st November 2016 show how the well-known brand Alpecin appeared to be doing brisk trade with shampoos that were said to reduce hair loss. The snippet was […]

Read full article »
01 Dec

Hair Loss Consultation Comments: “very sensitive to my initial anxieties and concerns”

“I was happy with the examination carried out by Mohammed. Farzana Maudhoo, Treatment Advisor, was very friendly and was very prompt in answering clearly to all my questions, a big thank you to her!  I was very happy with the reception area and my waiting time was not long at all and the centre was […]

Read full article »