• I have started to loose chunks of hair, so I am going bald with style! But my head gets cold. Any advice?

    Asked by SouthernMom on Monday, February 11, 2013

    I have started to loose chunks of hair, so I am going bald with style! But my head gets cold. Any advice?

    13 Answers from the Community

    13 answers
    • mcowett's Avatar
      mcowett

      Does your scalp hurt? sometimes it will due to the hair follicles dying. I suggest you get it cut as short as you can stand it, and start experimenting with wrapping scarves around your head. I found scarves more fun, versatile and comfortable than hats. I especially enjoy bandannas, and they come in so many colors and designs. : ))) goog luck and have fun with it

      over 4 years ago
    • cris' Avatar
      cris

      My head is always cold, so I wear hats when I go out & I wear fleece beenies at home, I purchase the beenies at Walmart for only $3 they were on sale for $2, they have all kinds of colors, leopard, zebra & many more, I like scarves but it's still to cold here for me to wear maybe in the spring. Like mcowett said my scalp did hurt, did cut it short first then decided to shave it. made me feel I beat this before it bet me...Best of luck to you......

      over 4 years ago
    • SouthernMom's Avatar
      SouthernMom

      I decided to have a "go bald with becca" party (my real name). We shaved our heads into high & tights, mohawks, etc. It was a blast! We took pics, they drank wine (I can't on chemo), I haven't had that much fun in ages! We posted the pics on Facebook, and now the scalp hurting thing doesn't even bother me!

      over 4 years ago
    • SouthernMom's Avatar
      SouthernMom

      My hope is that everyone has this much fun with it as I did!

      over 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      My preference was soft knitted caps.

      over 4 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar
      Lirasgirl33

      Awwwww girl! I'm glad you turned this experience around into something truly awesome, and positive. Take that cancer!! Becca scores! Share a picture with us, please? :) My head is weird when it comes to temperature. During the summer I would get hot flashes ALL the time. Now in this cold wintery weather I have to almost always wear a beanie, even inside the house. I do however have been breaking out in "cold" sweats often. It's a pain in the butt but whatever. I just take off my beanie and let it do it's thing. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs.

      over 4 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar
      Mel

      I think that is awesome on your going bald party!. How fun was that!.... My head was always cold weather had hot flashes or not but I'd wear a beanie at home but I pretty much had a bandana on night and day and I still do and my hair is coming in. (was my worst thing to deal with sad i know).

      over 4 years ago
    • Chemobrain35's Avatar
      Chemobrain35

      I have ovarian cancer so they removed everything and now I am going through Menopause and chemo hot flashes!! I have found that scarfs work best for me. They come think fabric or thin. Google how to wrap head scarfs and you can find many different ways and styles. By the way I am 35 with three kids and a scarf is quick and easy when in a hurry. Not itchy either :)

      over 4 years ago
    • BetsyP's Avatar
      BetsyP

      I've been bald now for a few months and have embraced hats of all kinds! I wear something different every time I go for chemo or blood work and the nurses and patients love to see what I'm wearing. On the flip side, I'm having hot flashes and sweat like crazy sometimes - so the fleece hats hit the washer quite a bit. I'd recommend fleece for sleeping and whatever you want to wear during the day. Take this opportunity to really express yourself!

      over 4 years ago
    • tatdai's Avatar
      tatdai

      I wore stocking caps when i went out and sleep caps at home sometimes But i live where it is pretty warm most of the time i just went Bald headed Didn't you know Bald is beautiful ?

      over 4 years ago
    • tatdai's Avatar
      tatdai

      you can always get a wig at TLC.com ……..if you want the have a catalogue ,and all different kinds of wigs Hope this helps you Good Luck !!!!!

      over 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      I have to tell you I loved wearing my wig. I bought two of them , the exact same one with subtle highlights from TLC. And the most important thing to get is the cotton cap that goes under the wig. TLC was one of the only comapnies to sell size large and that made all the diffrence in fit and comfort. Your insurance company might pay for one but they are reasonable anyway. And I bought the stand. I had bought a standard size and it was so tight and uncomfortable. so make sure to measure your head.
      I was born with very curley hair but over the years it was finally more wavey. Well my hair has come back not as thick as it used to be but its all tight curls again like when I was born. I only finished treatment in November so we will see if my hair changes. But i miss wearing my wig..It was really comfortable and people would compliment me all the time on my hair. I think it was the the Gina,,a medium shag. Medium brown with lite brown highlights.

      over 4 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar
      Nomadicme

      I liked silk scarves, they felt nice and soft, better than cotton. They're a good option in hot weather, yet provide so e protection from air conditioning. Given its winter, I'd put the silk scarf under a,knitted cap.

      I found wigs unbearably itchy (and super hot)

      over 4 years ago

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