Local breast cancer survivors talk about importance of hair

East Texas-area breast cancer survivors talk about importance of hair
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“One day I was a brunette, one day I was a blonde, one day I was bald, and the next day I might have a floppy straw hat,” said survivor Virginia Culpepper.

TYLER, Texas — October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For many women who get a diagnosis, losing their hair is a big part of their journey. 

Reflections Wig Salon & Boutique owner Tina Johnson said no matter what journey women go through she’s here to help them. 

“Whether it’s cancer, going through alopecia, or various other health related issues that can cause hair loss,” Johnson said. 

Johnson said the purchase of a wig comes with more than just the hair.

“From consultation, to sitting her down and finding the right fit,” Johnson said. “We feel her out. What does she like? Figuring out what looks…

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