As a chemotherapy patient, you never realize how important your eyebrows are until they are gone. To be honest, I was surprised that I missed my eyebrows more than my eyelashes. I tried fake lashes a few times for major events, but not for everyday wear. I was not allowed to go to a Lash Bar to have fake lashes put on due to the risk of germs and infection.
As for my eyebrows, there was something I could do, dray my own! I went to Sephora with my mom and one of the makeup artists showed me how to use an eyebrow pencil correctly. I had never used an eyebrow pencil before, so I was a little anxious. She recommended that I use a slanted eyebrow pencil. She recommended Benefit. This product is easy to use. If you do make a mistake, you can use the Benefit highlighting pencil to “clean up” your mistake. A piece of advice is to use your hands to feel where your eyebrow bone is and use the eyebrow pencil in that area. Continue reading “Chemotherapy Recommended Items: It’s ALL about the BROWS!”
I received Taxol as part of my chemotherapy treatment. My oncologist recommended that I soaked my nails in vinegar and water daily. I used equal parts vinegar and water. I also was not allowed to get a manicure or pedicure due to possible infection of my nails. I did not have any problems with my fingernails falling off from Taxol. Continue reading “Chemotherapy Recommended Item: Nail Time”
When I traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the summer of 2017 for my cousin’s bridal shower, my oncologist suggested that I wear a mask on the plane to prevent germs. I really didn’t mind wearing the mask and it did work because I didn’t get sick from my travels.
I was very nervous going through security wearing my wig (garment, as my wigmaker calls it). I saw horror stories on the news about TSA workers making cancer patients take off their wigs when they were going through security. I was glad that I didn’t have any problems going trough security and TSA did not ask me any questions. When traveling with a wig, I recommend this wig stand to maintain the shape of your wig. The wig stand and is easy to travel with because it folds. At home I used this styrofoam wig head for my wig and put it on a wig stand clamp I also used this headbandto help my wig fit better even though it was custom made to fit my head. I also used regular shampoo and conditioner for real hair when caring for my wig since it was made with human hair. I always felt that the salon did a better job at styling my wig though. Continue reading “Chemotherapy Recommended Item: Wiggin’ Out While Traveling”