Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to some common questions about Look Good Feel Better.
Group programs are step-by-step makeover learning sessions led by trained cosmetology professionals. Any questions you may have – such as how to fill in or draw in your eyebrows or how to camouflage particular types of pigmentation – will be answered firsthand. You’ll receive a free makeup kit with brand-name cosmetics to use during the session and to take home, helping minimize shopping time and expense.
You will have the opportunity to experiment with various wigs, hats, and turbans in a comfortable, supportive atmosphere. And, perhaps most valuable of all, you will receive the support of other women coping with cancer treatment – those about to go through it, those experiencing it, and those who’ve been there. Put all these factors together and you’ve got a pretty powerful reason to sign up for a group program.
Time after time, women who considered staying home tell us how glad they are to have made the effort to come. They say that the impact on their looks and outlooks is immeasurable. And those who care about them say so, too.
We offer Look Good Feel Better young adults programs, as well as provide an informational brochure and additional online information. Though we do not offer group programs for men, we have explored how the side effects of cancer treatment affect men, resulting in an informational brochure, and video. Email us with additional questions.
We do not recommend products by brand, but we do believe that mild products are best. Before adopting any skin care regimen, be sure to have your physician’s OK. (See special requirements for radiation and chemotherapy.)
Cutting and re-using your own hair for a wig is possible, but time-consuming and costly. A human-hair wig requires quite a bit of hair – more than one person can provide. It takes several months to create and the work is often done in Asia.
A better way to camouflage short-term hair loss is to select a synthetic or human-hair wig. Most wigs can be styled to look like your own hair – and synthetic wigs have the added benefit of easy manageability. Also, due to the popularity of wigs and hairpieces, there are more options than ever before. For more information on wigs, see our New Hair Looks page.