Headcoverings for Cancer 

Don't be surprised at the answer you receive when you ask why a woman has her head covered. 

Many women, girls and even men feel very badly when they lose their hair due to cancer treatments. I've noticed in my research that many times classes and consultations are often offered for patients in this subject. As I learn more about this, I hope to be able to post more links here. Occasionally I will post a news article or blog entry on the "Thoseheadcoverings" blog, using the label "cancer".

Here are some good links: - Headcovers Unlimited -
Hats, turbans, scarves and wigs for hair loss. For cancer, chemotherapy, alopecia, trichotillomania and other medical patients.

Care Cap Connections -
Chemotherapy cap projects

Dignity Products -
Offering wide variety of chemotherapy head coverings such as hats, scarves, and wigs for hair loss.

CBCN - Wigs and head coverings listing -
Listing businesses across the country of Canada that offer wigs and head coverings in-store or online, from the Canadian Breast Cancer Network. Go to "CBCN Subsites" and click on "Provincial/Territorial"; select your province or territory and then find the link to "wigs and head coverings" in the list selection, for stores in your area.

BeauBeau™ Scarves - designed specifically for women and girls with medical hair loss.

Berroco(R) Free Patterns - Crocheted in super-soft Chinchilla, this cap and scarf set will soothe and warm chemotherapy patients in high style.  Knitted version also available.

Luscious Lids - turbans, headbands, headwraps, headscarves and wrappas in a vast selection of soft, secure and comfortable fabrics. Products manufactured in the United Kingdom.

ABonita Scarf - "Is a unique 4 in 1 fashion head scarf that fits most sizes with it's adjustable headband. Can be worn by all ages and genders! ABonita Scarf is great for biking, boating, riding in convertibles and other outdoor activities. . . .  It is a comfortable solution for hair loss due to health issues like, Alopecia, Lupus, or Cancer patients going through chemotherapy. ABonita Scarf is made of 100% cotton and some 100% rayon for comfort and easy care."

Survivor Scarfs - "Zidonis' scarves are available in a variety of patterns and colors at her Web site.... Other head coverings and scarf accessories also are available."

KareChiefs - KareChiefs are reversible and can be worn in many different ways. They come in a variety of different styles and fabrics and are a perfect “fit” to any personality. KareChiefs™ were originally designed for those experiencing thinning hair or hair loss due to chemotherapy or other medical treatments or conditions such as alopecia, but can be worn, and enjoyed by anyone

Comfort Kerchiefs - pattern to order, by Gaye Kriegel, as seen on Sewing with Nancy

Chic Hair Options - "HairOptions has been selling wigs, hats and headcoverings for over 10 years at our retail location in Cleveland, Ohio. Our hats and head coverings are designed to provide full coverage without the need for additional liners. We have comfortable and stylish hats for cancer patients, women with alopecia, trichotillomania, and other types of hair loss. Women with hair love our hats, too! In addition, women who cover their hair for religious reasons will find up to date styles that provide coverage."

Please refer to the main homepage of "Those Headcoverings" for more information on a wide variety of reasons for covering, or to the page "Headcoverings Illustrated", for illustrations and how-to web pages on head coverings.

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