Hair loss is difficult. For me, it was the Chemotherapy that caused my hair to fall out. It was emotional, as expected, and I felt like I lost my identity. When I looked in the mirror, it didn't look like me. In addition, leaving the house was uncomfortable; people staring and asking what happened. Hair is so important for women; there was no question for me that I wanted to invest in a wig that made me look like me. When I'm out, I can then focus on the job, the fun, the people, life's experiences, and don't need to be concerned about explaining over and over again how I lost my hair. The wig has definitely helped reduce the stress of this side of Chemo. ronically, I get more compliments on my hair now, than my OWN hair! People are shocked to find out that it's a wig. Finally, when energy is low, it's great to have something that literally takes minutes to style.
When I first started experiencing hair loss, I was naturally devastated. I felt like a part of my identity was being stripped away from me, with no say in the matter. It took me a while to navigate what felt safe and comfortable to me and I’m still learning every day. What I have gained is a newfound confidence in myself which is not centered around my looks. I have become more optimistic, headstrong, and determined. I’m passionate about not letting my hair loss control my life. I am more confident in the person I am and what is truly important in life! I have learned to keep good people close to me and to find a lending ear when I need one, a strong support system is everything!
My hair loss came fromhaving a lot of stress in my life at the time. My husband was in the battle of his life, cancer takes a toll not only on the person that has cancer but the loved one who is taking care of that person. I had fine hair to begin with, but when it started falling out in clumps, I knew it wasn't good. I had worn hair extensions before but I didn't have enough hair after that, to attach it to it. So I decided to try a wig... The best wigs I have ever had were from Hair Enhancements of Pittsburgh. Kelsie and her staff were so kind and reassuring to my already sensitive predicament. The quality of their wigs are so much more superior than any others, you don't want anything else but their wigs. I have since then purchased a few other wigs from them... my hair has since come back but I still like to wear my wigs on a daily basis... these wigs give me the confidence I need along with a bit of spice to my life. Before I wore the wigs to hide my lack of hair but now I wear them because I enjoy them. I wake up and think who I want to be today... redhead... brunette... blonde... make each day an adventure... life is too short. I will never go anywhere else but to Hair Enhancements of Pittsburgh for my hair needs.
My name is Lisa, and I'm a wife and mom of two. I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, and cancer changes a lot about your life that you can't control. Among all of the changes, the treatment caused me to lose my hair. I told myself "it's just hair," but I found that by losing my hair I lost part of my identity and confidence. Going to Hair Enhancements gave me back some of what I felt I lost and restored some control for me. I was so nervous and overwhelmed on my first visit, but Kelsie put me at ease very quickly and helped me find a wig that made me feel beautiful while giving my spirits a lift, and when I looked in the mirror I wasn't reminded of being sick... I felt like me! Kelsie and the rest of the staff have been so helpful and amazing every step along this journey. When my daughter got married, my wig allowed me to feel like the perfect mother of the bride on such a special day! Life is tough with cancer, but the kindness shown to me and my family by everyone at Hair Enhancements during such a difficult time is a reminder that life is still good, and my wig helps me to feel confident and like my old self!
I am so grateful for the wig voucher from Magee Women's Cancer Program (Pink Pamper HaLo Fund). They enabled me to purchase a beautiful and stylish wig from Hair Enhancements of Pittsburgh. They offered me such a wide selection that it was difficult to choose one. During this difficult time of cancer, chemo, and losing my hair, my wig gave me my confidence back; I felt normal and sexy again. The staff at Hair Enhancements are so professional, supportive, and helpful making me feel comfortable during my time of transition and recovery. Thank you very much!
Losing all of my hair was definitely not something I ever thought I’d have to think about, but when I was diagnosed with cancer in early 2019, it was one of the first things that came to mind. It was scary and sad to watch myself slowly become someone I didn’t recognize, and a big part of my identity was gone.
Thankfully, I’ve been able to cover and conceal with my human hair wig and the art of makeup. Whether I want to fit in when going out in public, experiment with looks, or just feel like my old self again, I’m able to. Because after all, feeling beautiful on the inside is what makes you beautiful on the outside.
When I was 12 years old, I began getting patches of hair loss. My mom took me to a dermatologist, where I was diagnosed with alopecia areata and tried different treatments including shots in my scalp. By the age of 14, my alopecia became alopecia universalis. Most of my hair had fallen out and I started wearing wigs. I was embarrassed and nervous and even was picked on in high school. As I got older, I began having more fun with changing hair. I tried every wig and every kind of wig one can imagine over 20 years. For my wedding, I wanted to get beautiful, real-looking hair so I could feel confident taking pictures. That’s when I came to Hair Enhancements. I ended up purchasing two that day: one to wear out and one to wear brand new on my wedding day. I’ll never go back to cheap hair again. I feel comfortable all day and my head isn’t itching. I don’t rip my hair off as soon as I walk in the door. I don’t always feel pretty or normal, but having beautiful hair as an option helps me to feel real again.
From the moment we met Karlee, we instantly had a great connection. Her kind smile and spirited energy touched everyone she met! Karlee first came to see us after losing her hair from the radiation used to battle a grade 4 glioblastoma located on her brain. Karlee fought hard but sadly passed away in January of 2023.
As we think back on our memories of Karlee, we could all confidently say she felt like more of a friend we had known for years rather than a client we had only known for months. She was one of the sweetest, most down-to-earth, positive people we have ever met. The fact that Karlee wanted to be a part of our website and share her story even after her passing shows how truly selfless she was. Karlee’s memory will positively impact others for years to come!!