Look Lovely, Fight Fiercely PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cher Schaeper   
Monday, 30 May 2011 07:20

Look Lovely, Fight Fiercely
Cancer often leaves women with an unrecognizable reflection, taking away the familiar color, texture and style of their hair. Learn about one local store helping women with cancer look like themselves again and reclaim their beauty.

In the U.S., there are 6,363,000 women affected by cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Chances are you or a loved one has felt the devastating impact it can have on not only the body, but beauty as well.


The most appearance altering side affect is hair loss, or alopecia, that results from radiation and chemotherapy. However, cancer doesn't have to take away the confidence women can feel when looking they're best. Jag's Replacement Center Hair & Breast Prosthesis in Cincinnati can be a champion for femininity in the valiant struggle against cancer and provide you and your loved ones with the supportive products and services needed to look and feel beautiful.


Local Cincinnatian Monika Royal's mother is bravely battling cancer. While in the middle of radiation and chemotherapy, Royal's mother began to lose her hair and she realized her mother needed another line of defense.


"There's a lot of confidence tied up in your hair and your appearance. I knew she was starting to feel self-conscious about it and I didn't want her to wake up one morning and be at the point where she could no longer do anything with her hair," says Royal. MitchellsInstoryGIF.gif


They decided to take a look at wigs to become familiar with the possible options. After some internet research, Royal discovered the more-than-20-years-established-Jag's and made an appointment at their main location in Fairfield. An amiable tall, blonde stylist sat her mother down in a salon chair and walked them through the process.


"The stylist measured my mother's head to properly fit her for a wig and we went into the gallery to see what we liked. My mother was able to try some on and she was shown how to properly brush and style them - just like real hair," says Royal.


Jag's carries more than 1,200 wigs, ranging from fashion pieces to a Custom Fitted Cranial Prosthesis. The multifarious collection of colors and styles led Royal's mother to one that resembled her natural hair perfectly.


Fashion wigs will start at $175 and the custom wigs can be pricey (several hundred to thousands). But a prescription from a doctor will allow many insurance companies to cover costs and Jag's will handle the paperwork at the store.


"The whole experience was so easy and fun, for such a serious subject," says Royal. "Jag's knows how to shine a little light on it and help their clients feel pretty and ready for the fight against cancer."


For patients going through breast cancer, Jag's also carries a line of breast prosthesis products that fit an array of shapes and sizes. Basing the measurement off the fuller side will give a natural, balanced look and the prosthetics can be placed in specially designed mastectomy bras.


Hats, turbans and chemotherapy caps are available too for patients at various stages of hair loss and recovery. Cancer awareness gifts, available for purchase, can show your support and perhaps be the only obvious nod to the disease, thanks to the restored beauty you can achieve from a quality prosthesis.


Visit Jag's Web site to learn more about their products and services and for additional resources on maintaining beauty during cancer, check out

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Cher Schaeper is Cincy Chic's sales intern. Send her an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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