Cancer touches all of our lives. We as a planet are poorer for every life taken by cancer. Every year 8.8 million people die of cancer worldwide, 4 million of them prematurely.
In support of World Cancer Day, we are dedicating this blog to the Cancer Community for the love and support you show each other every single day and for the determination you share. We can’t fight cancer alone. Together we have a chance. Next week we’re donating all our profits from Noughtyhaircare.co.uk to the World Cancer Day charity.
It is often said that one of the hardest parts of diagnosis is the psychological impact of losing your hair. The scalp may become itchy and uncomfortable as hair starts to grow back post treatment. It becomes easy to be frightened of washing your hair.
We want to pass on the wonderful advice we have received, to share the love of this collaborative community.
- If your scalp is itchy as hair starts to grow back, hot water will only make this worse. Use tepid water.
- Use a thick emollient to relieve the itching. Moogoo Skin Milk Udder Cream has a beautiful texture to help soothe burning and help limit scarring post-surgery; the luxurious texture can help you feel a little nicer. Try the oncolology kit.
- Products like Jennifer Young’s Itchy Skin Oil can really help stop the itching and can support stronger hair re-growth.
- Natural deodorants are great to try. Soapwalla Organic Deodorant Cream is a popular choice for a gentle, effective option that is free from aluminium.
- Choose natural haircare. “Dejunking” and going natural when hair starts to grow back is ideal for supporting the growth process. Products free from parabens, silicones and sulphates are gentler and kinder to the hair and scalp. Try Co-Washing with a Cleansing Conditioner to treat the hair and scalp with tender loving care.
Let’s work together to fight cancer. Inspire action. Take action.