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Recommendations for chemo caps

22 Aug 2019 16:19


Planning ahead as start chemo next week and though will be using cold cap want to have some headwear in case it all drops out.  Am after a relatively sedate grey/black beanie number but think material will be important comfort wise.

Any top tips on where to get some appropriate head wear?


Recommendations for chemo caps

24 Aug 2019 16:12 in response to Yorkshire_defector1

Hi Yorkshire_defector1

I noticed that you've not had any replies to your query so I just wanted to let you know that we've got some information on our website here that might be of help. Hopefully you'll find just the thing that you're looking for - should you need it. Happy 

best wishes, 
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Recommendations for chemo caps

24 Aug 2019 23:23 in response to Yorkshire_defector1

Hi.  I have a beanie that I bought from Amazon which is made of bamboo.  It’s soft and easy to wear.  Well worth a go.  It wasn’t expensive and washes well! 

I am using the cold cap but although not all my hair has fallen out, it looks pretty terrible!  I think it helps with the regrowth too.  

Good luck x

Recommendations for chemo caps

24 Aug 2019 23:29 in response to Yorkshire_defector1

I thought you'd go in the raw so to speak you can get some lovely head squares from all over the place lovely patterns, and materials, best wishes.. Billy 

Recommendations for chemo caps

25 Aug 2019 09:26 in response to jep123

Thanks all for responses.

I've now purchased (too impatient by far!), went with hats4heads, I've heard good things about bamboo but , apart from Amazon couldn't readily see any other places before I lost the will to live.

As I have a strong belief that one day Amazon will actually take over the world retail-wise I make a point of avoiding them, and if they don't I'm willing to buy everyone a cheap treat from them as am stood at the pearly gates.

Jep-am too doing cold cap but I have low expectations, especially when it comes to my taxol time, if they're exceeded then happy days and I can go crazy, celebrate and have a ritual burning of the chemo caps, am sure the ozone layer will forgive me.

Billy - you're right and if my head wasn't blummin' huge and I didn't have a large slap-head forehead (hence current sizeable fringe) and I was confident I'd rock a good bald, like say sinhead O'C then no problem but its not to be plus I'll be doing chemo till Jan so will get a bit chilly without my current mullet so needs must.  I will however be very interested how I look bald..

Thanks again

Sam X

Recommendations for chemo caps

25 Aug 2019 09:36 in response to Yorkshire_defector1

Don't forget the photos, or you can get car under seal it's thick and waterproof you can stick feathers in it that'll look nicer, have you been to that do yet, best wishes... Billy