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What’s so special about this place? Wide headbands. Super wide. And I couldn’t find anything else like what they offer when I was looking for ways to hide partial hair loss. Should you have a need for extra wide headbands, this place is a lifesaver. The products are good, many of them inexpensive (I got 6 super-wide headbands for $9.99 in addition to others I paid a little more for), and you can also buy them via Amazon, which is where I got mine.
Australian Dream Arthritis Pain Relief Cream
This one isn’t about chemicals or safety, either—it’s about nerve pain. After surgery to remove lymph nodes to check for cancer, I had terrible, sharp nerve pain down my arm, up into my shoulder, and through my breast. It was really one of the worst parts of this whole journey, and no one had any solutions except to wait for it to go away. It was pretty unbearable and nothing helped—until I remembered Australian Dream Cream. It’s actually an arthritis medicine, but my mother used it years ago for nerve pain. It works like a charm and was really a lifesaver for me for a few weeks. It’s available at Walmart, Amazon, etc.
Mederma Advanced Gel
I’m using this for new scars that have resulted from my cancer journey. I chose it after reading a whole lot of reviews and I’m seeing a significant improvement.
Okay, this isn’t a chemical-free product. But it might help save your eyelashes and eyebrows during chemo. My oncologist okayed it and my dermatologist gave me the prescription. It’s only technically for use on eyelashes, generally used to increase their growth, but it was recommended to me to use it on my brows as well and I can say it has definitely worked in both places.
Don’t use the applicators that come with it on your eyelashes – this stuff is pricy and the applicators really soak it up. Instead, buy a cheap eyeliner brush – I got the below one at Target for around $5.
Use the applicators provided to press it into eyebrows.
The way I used it was to put one drop in the cap and use the eyeliner brush to apply it to lash lines, then another drop in the cap, which I then used with the applicator on my brows.
Don’t stop using it until several months after chemo as it can take a while for lashes and brows to react to the chemo. And if they fall out anyway, continued use of Latisse should help them come back more quickly.