Hair loss is one of the side effects of chemotherapy when undergoing cancer treatment. When the men go bald they either go around bald or wear a cap for sun protection and/or warmth.
Women, on the other hand, are not often seen bald. The issue then becomes what to wear. Some choose wigs which personally I found rather scratchy and uncomfortable to wear all the time. That was a while ago (1990) so I know that wigs have come a long way since then.
The other option is hats, turbans, scarves, and caps with or without hair pieces. But for someone like myself who is handy with crafts, I chose to make my own chemo hat – and another for my cancer buddy. There are wonderful patterns out there for chemo hats. You can make them out of cotton, soft wool, bamboo – lots of choice.
And, if you are a friend of someone with cancer and kinow how to either knit or crochet, I just bet they would love a handmade chemo hat. What a lovely gift of caring.