Shedding Light on the Impact of Hair Health
by Melisa Romero
As many of us have come to know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.You may be thinking ‘who still hasn’t heard about breast cancer?’ Well while most of us have heard of or know someone that has been affected by this horrible disease there are still many facts that a lot of people don’t know of such as; breast cancer is the most common cancer among women globally, with approximately 2.3 million new cases diagnosed each year according to the World Cancer Research Fund. While the focus during this month is primarily on early detection and treatment, it's also essential to shed light on the often-overlooked aspect of breast cancer: its impact on hair health.
One of the biggest reasons we focus on hair is, because for a lot of people their hair is a fundamental aspect of their identity and self-esteem. For many individuals, hair loss can be emotionally distressing, affecting their self-confidence and body image. Breast cancer and its treatments can have a significant effect on a person's hair. The most well-known side effect is hair loss, medically referred to as alopecia. There can be many factors as to why someone would lose their hair during their treatment, such as;
- Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is a common treatment for breast cancer, but it affects not only cancer cells but also rapidly dividing healthy cells, including those responsible for hair growth. This can result in significant hair thinning or complete hair loss.
- Hormone Therapy: Some breast cancer treatments, like hormone therapy, can lead to changes in hair texture and even hair thinning.
- Stress: A breast cancer diagnosis and its treatment journey can be incredibly stressful. Stress is a known factor in hair loss, and it can exacerbate hair-thinning issues.
For those that have gone through breast cancer treatment, the journey to restoring your natural hair can be a long and sometimes overwhelming one. With so many products and remedies around every corner it can feel as though it’s easier to just wait it out and hope your hair comes back sooner rather than later. Well we're here to tell you that you don’t have to wait. Our non-toxic line of Unveil Restorative Hair Care products are designed to promote healthier, stronger hair and were created with you in mind.
Take the Unveil No. 3 Thicker Hair Serum for example, enriched with natural ingredients that nourish and strengthen hair, helping to revitalize and rejuvenate hair affected by cancer treatments.
Unveils commitment to supporting individuals on their healthy hair journey extends beyond products. We offer valuable resources and a supportive community to help individuals cope with hair loss and regain their confidence.
This year for Breast Cancer Awareness Month we are taking time to educate, support, and honor those impacted by breast cancer. By understanding the effects of breast cancer treatments on hair health and the journey that individuals go through, we can empower them to face this challenge with greater confidence and resilience.
As you show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, remember that the journey for individuals affected by breast cancer extends beyond October. Let's continue to raise awareness, provide support, and advocate for better solutions for those facing this diagnosis. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors and fighters, one strand at a time.