"Hair" ideas for Maid of Honor with cancer. Please help!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

What about a scarve/wrap to either match the dress or match her natural hair color? I’m so sorry your sister is going through this!

 

Honestly I don’t think it would look bad to have her head uncovered either! 

Post # 4
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254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Honestly you should start hitting up some of the more highend department stores, sense it is outside, they hat a ton of sun hats and the likes that work perfectly well with dresses. Your best be tho is to just start shopping around and find something ya’ll like.

Good luck, and sending well wishes her way!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@RosaK:  Also, is there a reason why your sister would rather not wear a wig? Is it a comfort issue or just not being confident in finding a style she likes? I have seen a ton of really flattering (and surprisingly inexpensive) wigs these days!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MissWitty:  I agree that going completely uncovered would look just fine as well.

If she prefers hats to scarves, what about a really pretty church/British wedding type hat?

 

Post # 7
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Sorry to hear your sister is dealing with cancer. My mom hated wigs because they are so hot and itchy so understandable she wouldn’t want to wear it for a summer wedding.

I suggest going to look for a cute scarf with her that matches the dress. Then just google different thinks like “how to wrap a head scarf”, “scarf wrapping techniques”, etc. We found a couple cute ones and eventually found one my mom used through most of her treatments.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

@RosaK:  Why not let her go bald. My very good friend of mine just started chemo and has lost all her hair. She just goes bald and she looks BEAUTIFUL. If she’s comfortable with it, let her and get her some big chunky colorful earrings

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

She could aways wear a headband with a flower or something. I also like the hats and scarves idea. 

Also, sorry your sister is ill. I hope she gets better soon. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@RosaK:  Is it an outdoor ceremony? She could wear one of those fancy yet floppy hats they wear to the Kentucky Derby and stuff like that. Not sure if that’s too over the top or fancy for your wedding but I think it could work really well for a garden or beach wedding. So glad for you that your sister can still participate in your wedding at this time of struggle in her life!

Also maybe a fascinator on a headband all in a color matching the bridesmaid dresses could be really pretty.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I vote church hat! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

@RosaK:  I am so sorry your sister is going through this. My mom recently went through it and lost most of her hair (side note, her straight hair grew back curly. It’s very weird.) And she rocked those scarves. She added sparkly feathery flowers too. I like the idea of a lovely headband, just make sure you guys have sun screen on hand. I also really love the 2nd hat from @HisMoon. That would be very lovely depending on your location and style. Good luck!


Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@HisMoon:  +1

 

@RosaK:  There are plenty of beautiful hats out there.  Bald is a great choice ONLY if the wedding is indoors.  It is very important that she protect the skin on her scalp from sun exposure.  Also, a hat will help her stay warm which is important for a cancer patient.  When white blood cell counts are low, she can be susceptible to catching numerous illnesses and you want her body to have an easy time fighting off such things. Thus, it’s important she limit any sort of unnecessary exposure to other people’s germs,  the elements, etc. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would do a fancy silk scarf

if you can afford it, it’d be an AWESOME moment to really splurge on an hermes type carré

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