has established one of the most beloved trichology and hair care brands in the world. Founded in London more than 65 years ago, Philip Kingsley strives to make their patients and clients feel better inside and out. Their philosophy is more than just the physical appearance of your hair as the trichologists truly get to know their patients' health and wellness as that is often the main source for hair issues. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Philip Kingsley is proud to highlight their "No Scent, No Colour Gentle Shampoo" for those who are regrowing hair following chemotherapy.
Philip Kingsley is proud to donate a portion of every sale to their chosen charity Look Good, Feel Better
. For those who have not personally experienced cancer treatment, it is difficult to understand exactly what one experiences. Melissa Berry of Cancer Fashionista
bravely shared her breast cancer survival story in conjunction with a Philip Kingsley educational event led by Lisa Caddy, Consultant Trichologist at Philip Kingsley.
So, why do you lose your hair when undergoing chemotherapy? Interestingly, not all patients will lose their hair. It depends greatly on the specific drug being used to battle your cancer. However, when a patient does start to lose their hair it is because hair is your body's second fastest growing tissue, therefore cells will divide rapidly. Hair gets caught in the cross-fire of chemotherapy, thereby causing hair loss. Your hair is sent into a shedding phase which is why patients lose chunks of hair at one time. There is actually a large amount of discomfort associated with this experience. Melissa Berry described the experience as itchy and uncomfortable which is why she decided to buzz cut her hair before all of it fell out.
Melissa Berry also shared a helpful tip that many cancer patients may not know! A satin pillow is best to sleep on because cotton pillow cases can actually pull at your hair causing more discomfort and quicker hair loss.
"Cutting my hair into a pixie cut was a surprise! It's hard to lose your hair, but there's always a beginning, middle and end. Your hair will grow back," described Melissa Berry of Cancer Fashionista.
What happens when your hair begins to grow back? A full head of hair should regrow within three-to-six months and can often grow back a different color or texture.
Philip Kingsley's "No Scent, No Colour Gentle Shampoo" is ideal for those who are recovering from cancer and starting their hair care journey again. It's important to use the very best products with as few chemicals as possible to treat your new hair well from the very beginning.
"For most women, you're losing your hair and breasts. It's incredible defeminizing. That's why I started Cancer Fashionista because I was looking for information and advice on hair loss," said Melissa Berry.
Philip Kingsley has clinics in both London and New York where clients can book appointments to learn more about their hair's specific issues and then experience an incredibly relaxing and in-depth treatment session. What's so incredible about Philip Kingsley is that you can go experience an in-person treatment, but also take home those products and continue them. The business has a well-rounded and sincere approach to bettering both men and women's hair around the world.
To learn more about Philip Kingsley's "No Scent, No Colour Gentle Shampoo" and their efforts to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, visit www.philipkingsley.com. To learn more about Melissa Berry and Cancer Fashionista, visit cancerfashionista.com.
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