We’d like you to meet Codilia Gapare, our new Cancer Hair Care Ambassador and creator of the multi-award winning C-Lash in collaboration with Eylure.
C-Lash is a strip lash with a clear, self-adhesive band attached that increases the stability of the false lash. The band provides a bigger, more solid foundation for the lashes to stick to the eyelid and remain in place all day.
With long-lasting wear, C-Lash is ideal for lash replacement or it can be used by anyone who would like an easier lash application.
We spoke to Cody to find out more about her hair loss journey and how she was inspired to create C-Lash.
“I lost my hair in 2014 during my breast cancer treatment. Although I had support around me, I still found it hard to come to terms with losing something that was so much a part of my identity.”
“I feel more empowered if I go through a situation on my own terms. However small or limited my choices are, the fact that I allowed myself to make that choice puts me back in the driving seat.”
“I don’t think I ever gave myself the option of sitting on the sidelines. I had just discovered that life was fragile and I wanted to ride it ’til the wheels came off! I have maintained that same attitude since.”
“As a black woman, I needed to learn how to adjust my wigs to suit my bald head. I also had days when I chose not to wear anything and rocked my hair-free look.”
“I was really impressed by the work that Cancer Hair Care was doing with people of colour. This was something that I wish I had known about during my treatment.”
“When I designed C-Lash, I wanted a lash that would safely stay in place despite my missing lashes. I didn’t want to be halfway through an evening out and find one lash on the floor. So, I decided to create something specifically for people facing the same challenges as I was.”
“Eylure x C-Lash is the first eyelash that has been created for people without natural lashes. They won’t pull out your remaining lashes and the self-adhesive band enables the lash to stay in place all day.”
“Cancer is a tough gig. Do ask for help and take it when it’s offered.”