I used the Penguin Cold Caps. They were awesome and I kept all my (head) hair. My chemo was taxotere and carboplatin. I also had herceprin. I had 6 TCH treatments. I was totally thrilled with the caps. The ability to have some control over your destiny is great. I also think that not looking like a cancer patient, even if you are one, is very beneficial.
To the people who say that the hair loss is temporary, that is not necessarilly true. Taxotere is known to cause permanent hair loss in a small percentage of people. You have no way of knowing you are in that group until it does not come back.
I was skeptical before I tried it but it worked great.
I documented the whole process on my blog. The start of the chemo was 12/7/09.
Good luck to anyone fighting this fight!!