Hair loss

Losing your hair during treatment can be devastating. Find out about wigs and other ways you can cover your head to help you to feel more like you.

Hair loss, thinning and cancer treatment

Hair loss is a common side effect of some cancer treatments. Find out more including scalp cooling to try to prevent hair loss, which might be an option for some people.

Coping with hair loss and thinning

Hair loss due to cancer treatment can be very stressful. There are some practical things you can do to help. 


Read about the different types of wigs, whether you can get one through your health service, and tips on how to wear them. 

Hat and scarves

Find out about different ways to cover your head, including hats, scarves, turbans and stretchy tubes.

Where to get wigs, hats and scarves

Find details of helpful organisations and suppliers of wigs and other head wear. 

Hair donation and wigs

Find out about donating your own hair to make wigs.

Last reviewed: 
15 Jul 2019
Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer