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ghd provides styling tips for women going through breast cancer treatment

September 5th, 2016

Our Platinum Partner ghd, who has raised over $4 million for NBCF over the past 13 years, has now launched a new campaign ‘You Are Not Defined By Your Hair’ offering styling advice for women who are undergoing or recovering from treatment for breast cancer.

Along with the other consequences of treatment, many of the 44 women each day who are diagnosed will also face the prospect of losing their hair which can have a significant impact on self-esteem and confidence.

ghd have prepared a number of styling videos that give tips from industry experts on styling a synthetic wig, creating a great look with a headscarf, and drawing in eyebrows. It’s the beauty tutorial put to good use.

You can watch some of the videos below, or go to ghdhair.com/au/pink to see all of the tutorials.

Tips for wigs
Zoe Irwin – ghd UK Ambassador

“Often the hair that we lust after like Beyonce’s new curl or Jessie J’s crop cut are all wigs, so don’t be scared of wigs. Synthetic wigs are a great starting point and are used a lot as the price point is so fantastic. However, you need to get rid of the synthetic reflection and shine; use some dry shampoo or eye shadow to give a natural looking root and around the hairline” says Zoe.

Styling tips:

  • Ask your hairdresser to trim your wig to suit your face shape
  • Wear a wig cap to protect your sensitive scalp and keep your wig in place
  • Natural hair wigs can be washed, blow dried and heat styled like your own hair

Styling a Headscarf
Lily Russo – Fashion Editor

“See a scarf like another accessory and work the rest of your wardrobe around it. The best thing you can do is embrace it and actually make a fashion statement with it – owning the look” says Lily.

Styling tips:

  • Go for cooler, breathable fabrics like linen, cotton or modal
  • Pair with a bold lip or statement earrings

Brows & Eyes
Sophie Beresiner – Beauty Editor

“The hardest thing was when I lost my brows and lashes because of how much you use them and how much expression they create on your face. If you have no hair on your eyebrows you will want to recreate fine hair-like flicks and go over the top with a bit of powder or shadow to blend it into your skin. It’s about defining your eyes; that’s what makeup is for!” says Sophie.

Styling tips:

  • Mimic eyelashes by pressing your mascara wand against the edge of your eyelid
  • Define eyes by adding a flick with liquid eyeliner
  • Without eyelashes, your eyes will water more. Waterproof eye makeup will last longer

Styling hair 6 months after regrowth
Adam Reed – ghd Global Ambassador

“When your hair starts to come through you will find that it’s uneven. If you had straight hair it might be tight coarse curls or if you had curly hair it might be straight; this is absolutely normal and it’s your new normal! You’re going to have short hair, shoulder length and long hair – plan that journey and embrace that change” says Adam.

Styling tips:

  • Avoid heat styling and colouring your hair in the first six months after treatment
  • Stimulate growth by brushing your hair with a soft-bristle brush
  • A diet rich in calcium, vitamin D and Omega 3 is great for strong healthy hair

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