Hat and scarves

Hair loss is a common side effect of some cancer treatments. Some people choose to wear a wig. But others don’t want to wear a wig, or may not want to wear one all the time.

Instead of wearing a wig, you could try:

  • hats
  • scarves
  • beanies
  • turbans
  • stretchy tubes
  • caps

This video talks about the different alternatives to wigs. The video lasts 7 minutes. 

Where to get wigs, hats and scarves

There are lots of suppliers of wigs and other headwear. Your specialist nurse can advise you on local suppliers. Or you can look at a list of companies that have been recommended by visitors to this website.

Last reviewed: 
04 Apr 2023
Next review due: 
04 Apr 2026

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