Help is at hand for Black female cancer sufferers – and those in remission – to understand how to care for their afro hair, following the launch of C & Hair, a new project led by Lorna Jones and funded by MacMillan Cancer Support and Croydon BME Forum.
Ms Jones is a qualified trichologist and, along with her team – which comprises counsellors, therapists, wig specialists, and hair loss specialists – will provide emotional support and hair-care advice for individuals undergoing cancer treatment and those in remission.
The service will initially be available to women resident in Bexleyheath, Bromley, Lambeth, Southwark, Greenwich, Croydon and Lewisham.
In addition to providing hair advice and emotional support, C & Hair will also provide 1-to-1 wig consultations, monthly webinars, and in-person workshops, where women can learn about scalp cooling, which can help reduce hair loss caused chemotherapy treatments, and how to tie headwraps. C & Hair will also provide free training for salon owners and hairdressers, so they can better support their clients who have cancer.
Visit www.caringforhair.org/c-and-hair or email firstname.lastname@example.org