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Women's Pretty Cancer Hats Scarves Head Wraps UK

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Women's Pretty Cancer Hats Scarves Head Wraps UK

New Liberty Print Cancer Bold Beanies Hats on their way! Check out our new range of head scarves and head wraps in gorgeous Liberty prints with a practical reversible plain side. 

Silky soft cotton chemotherapy hats, scarves, head wraps and PICC line sleeve covers especially designed for comfort by a UK Breast Cancer survivor.

Bold Beanies cancer head wear and accessories are made using high quality thin cotton stretchy material from Liberty Art Fabrics. 

Suitable to wear as a breathable, temperature controlling night cap to protect from the cold (for a good nights sleep) as well as daywear to make a cancer patient feel more comfortable and confident to face their day. 

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Ladies Antibacterial Cotton Soft Comfy Breathable Cancer Headwear

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Ladies Antibacterial Cotton Soft Comfy Breathable Cancer Headwear

Bold Beanies now offer a wide range of silky soft cotton hats, headscarves and head wraps suitable for sensitive scalps from cancer chemotherapy treatments, for women with hair or hair thinning to more permanent Alopecia Areata. 

Our headwear range is made using the finest natural fabric and to the highest quality. The thin stretchy cotton material is practical, antibacterial, breathable, easy to put and keeps the head at an even temperature. 

Our beanies, head wraps, head scarves, picc line covers are beautiful using the best Liberty Art Fabrics for style as well as comfort and a complete range of plain colours to co-ordinate with any outfit and make you feel more comfortable. 

Have a wide range of headwear options for your course of treatment including beanies for day and night wear, head wraps and head scarves as well as a wig to see you through. Bold Beanies are perfect as a comfy breathable, sweat wicking layer under other woolly hat, hijabs, turbans and all types of helmets and hard hats.

Made in the UK by a Breast Cancer Survivor. Free UK and worldwide shipping available. 

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Looking for some different or unique custom cancer headwear chemo hat, scarf or head-wrap?

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Looking for some different or unique custom cancer headwear chemo hat, scarf or head-wrap?

Are you looking for a specific chemo hat, scarf or headwear?  Can't see the cancer headwear you're looking for?

Emilienne's main objective from her Bold Beanies business is to help people suffering hair loss (her own experience was medical alopecia from chemotherapy treatments aged 31)... to make a things just a bit more bearable... so if you would like to have something bespoke or having something unique in mind (size, print, customisation or colour for example), please drop her an email  - info@boldbeanies.co.uk - and she will always try her best to help. 

Bold Beanies thin stretchy cotton hats, head-wraps and scarves are available for Men, women and kids and come in a wide variety of plain colours and sizes. But sometimes you are searching for something truly unique and maybe we can help. 

Emilienne lost her hair whilst receiving chemotherapy treatment for grade 3 advanced Breast Cancer and couldn't find any simple, comfortable and un-fussy chemo headwear to make her feel confident to get on with her day and breathable and snug so she could get a good nights sleep.

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Targeted Hormone Therapies for Breast Cancer & Their Hair Loss

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Targeted Hormone Therapies for Breast Cancer & Their Hair Loss

Newer targeted hormone or biological therapies for cancer don't usually cause total hair loss like chemotherapy drugs, but can result in changes such as thinning of the hair and dryness, as well as changes in texture similar to the chemo curls... most are mild.

Some of the targeted therapies that have been linked with hair changes include: Erbitux (cetuximab); Gilotrif (afatinib); Gleevec (imatinib); Imbruvica (ibrutinib); Nexavar (sorafenib); Tarceva (erlotinib).

Some hormonal therapies commonly used for breast cancer have been associated with thinning of the hair for some people. Unlike chemotherapy, people may be using the drug for many months or even years before they notice the changes in their hair.

Hormonal therapies more often linked to hair loss include: Tamoxifen; Aromatase inhibitors: Hair loss appears to be more common with Arimidex (anastrozole), and Femara (letrozole) than with Aromasin (exemestane); Faslodex (fulvestrant). I took Tamoxifen and didn't notice and hair thinning.

Bold Beanies Headwear is soft and very comfortable. Made in the UK using the highest quality soft thin stretchy cotton fabrics to keep you covered up wether from medical and non medical alopecia hair loss, hair thinning or with hair to protect a sensitive head from the elements. Our cancer chemotherapy headwear is available as super soft snug beanie hat, head wraps and scarves (and matching PICC line cover sleeves). A range for Men, women and kids in customisable plain colours an beautiful Liberty Art Fabric prints. 

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How to Prepare for Chemotherapy Hair Loss

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

How to Prepare for Chemotherapy Hair Loss

If your doctor has prescribed a chemotherapy drug that is known to cause hair loss, make the decision to prepare yourself for hair loss before treatment begins. Cancer already does a number on a person's self-image, and hair loss can be a seriously devastating side effect. Early preparation can help you cope when your hair begins to fall out.

Many women choose to cut their hair short or shave their heads entirely before hair starts to fall out. It's a lot less shocking to have short clumps of hair fall out in the shower or in your hands, rather than a handful of long strands. Plus, hair tends to come out in uneven patches, and short hair can help to temporarily mask this.

I went straight for a 'buzz cut' but feel with hindsight it would have been a good idea for me to have an in-between cut so it was less shocking.  

2 Get a Wig

If you plan on wearing a wig after you lose your hair to chemotherapy, try to get one before your hair begins to fall out. Choosing a wig before hair loss is ideal because it allows you to choose a wig that matches your hair colour best and you'll have it on hand when hair loss starts. However you may decide to try a completely new look! Most NHS areas offer at least one wig to cancer patients starting a course of chemotherapy where medical Alopecia (hair loss) is inevitable.

I had a wig, but I have to say it wasn't a pleasant process really and I regret the experience. I wish I could have had longer choosing one and everything happened so fast I didn't have anyone with me to help choose one. As a result I didn't like mine very much and only wore it on 2 occasions at the request of my then 4 year old daughter. I found my wig very uncomfortable and felt more self conscious wearing that my beanies. BUT that is just me and I would still recommend getting at least one wig.

Even if you get a wig, you will need some type of head covering for when you are not wearing your wig, especially during chilly weather and during the night. Wigs can also be uncomfortable, so you will want some easy comfy 'hygge' headwear to slip on easily and cover up for your family and loved ones. Your scalp will most likely be sensitive when not covered, not to mention cold. Beanies also provide excellent protect protection against the sun and wind when outdoors.

Why not add a head wrap over your Bold Beanie for an extra touch of luxury.

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