Restor­ing con­fi­dence

EDP Norfolk - - Life And Style -

Jess was just 14 when she be­gan to lose her hair. The dev­as­tated teenager was told that she had alope­cia. She not only lost her hair and her eye­brows, but also her con­fi­dence. The con­di­tion hit with­out warn­ing or rea­son and Jess said: “In the space of a few months I was left with lit­tle con­fi­dence and hope of any of my hair grow­ing back. No mat­ter what age you are, it is a very fright­en­ing ex­pe­ri­ence when you feel you can do noth­ing about it.”

Jess’ friends ral­lied round, sev­eral of them com­ing to school in the head-bands she be­gan wear­ing to hide her hair-loss. Then she heard about Chris. “When I was first in­tro­duced to Chris Chap­man I didn’t re­alise how much he would change my life,” she said. “He of­fered me a wide range of wigs, syn­thetic and hu­man hair, all of which were gor­geous. Owning two of these hu­man hair wigs I can say that they are fab­u­lous qual­ity and I could not be hap­pier. They feel beau­ti­fully soft and look so nat­u­ral that many of my friends found it hard to be­lieve it was a wig.

“When I came to Chris for help, he was the first per­son to gen­uinely un­der­stand my sit­u­a­tion and was im­me­di­ately will­ing to put all his ef­fort and time into pro­vid­ing me the per­fect wig within a few days.”

Now 17 and study­ing at sixth form, Jess is able to use tongs and curlers on her wig as if it was her ac­tual hair. “Not only did he sup­ply me with com­fort­able and nat­u­ral wigs, he gave me back the con­fi­dence I des­per­ately needed,” said Jess, who is cur­rently con­sid­er­ing a ca­reer in medicine or health­care as a way of help­ing other peo­ple.

Af­ter her daugh­ter lost her hair to che­mother­apy while fight­ing breast cancer, Ann Browne went with her to see Chris Chap­man. Ann was so im­pressed that she later wrote to Chris. “The hair­piece he made was so like her hair peo­ple didn’t know it wasn’t real”, she said. “Chris has helped so many peo­ple and de­serves some recog­ni­tion.”

Jess wear­ing one of Chris Chap­man’s wigs

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