There are many options for headwear during chemotherapy and while your hair is growing back. Chemo hats aren’t the only choice. I often wore a scarf, sometimes a heavier one when the weather was cool – a lighter one or silky one when the weather was hotter. It is fun to find different ways to wear the scarf – use your imagination or look online for scarf tying tips.
Some people wear the scarf under a wide brim hat – looks very smashing. People who aren’t bald from treatment do this to create a “unique” look. You can too. See what works for you.
When your hair has all grown back, you have a beautiful scarf to wear in different ways. If you don’t want to see it again, donate it to someone else who needs it along with styling tips. Cancer organizations often have a store for used wigs, scarves, etc. for those who need a little assistance during this time.
Chemotherapy often causes hair to fall out, leaving you a little less stylish than before treatment. For women, this is more problematic than for men, however that doesn’t mean men are less affected. It’s just that for men, bald is more common and accepted by society.
It’s important to feel good while going through treatment. This means finding a chemo hat, scarf, turban, wig – something that gives you a lift. While I was going through treatment, I knit a rich colored wool hat for the winter, and found a way to tie a scarf that drew favourable comments. Not only did I stay warm and protected, but I felt stylish.
Have a look at the different options open to you. Play a little with the variety of chemo hats, beautiful scarves, chemo turbans, and wigs that are light and breathe.
When hair loss happens during cancer treatment, hats and scarves become very important. They not only cover the ‘bald’, they provided warmth and/or protection from the elements. Wigs work as well, but during my treatment, I found I gravitated to hats and scarves as do most of the women I know going through the cancer journey. They’re more comfortable.
Cancer turbans, hats and scarves can be fun, stylish, practical, high fashion, and most of all, a new way to express your individuality – your ‘New Look’. Try different ones – have several – get your friends to buy you one – have fun with it. You might as well.