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New 100% Biodegradable Packaging

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

New 100% Biodegradable Packaging

Bold Beanies has always strived to be as carbon neutral as possible using recycled and recyclable packing. Now we are going one step further and introducing 100% compostable product packaging and posting materials.

We manufacture our cancer hats, scarves and PICC covers using fabrics from the UK, manufactured locally and shipped from local depot minimising our carbon footprint. 

We are now proud to say that we are now using 100% compostable product packaging and shipping materials. All other components are made of recycled paper or card. 

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Wikipedia Hair Loss Online Info

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Wikipedia Hair Loss Online Info

Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia is a Useful Resource When Searching for Information Online About Hair Loss. 

Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, refers to a loss of hair from part of the head or body. Typically at least the head is involved. The severity of hair loss can vary from a small area to the entire body.

Typically inflammation or scarring is not present.  Hair loss in some people causes psychological distress. 

Common types include: male-pattern hair loss, female-pattern hair loss, Alopecia Areata, and a thinning of hair known as Telogen Effluvium. The cause of male-pattern hair loss is a combination of genetics and male hormones, the cause of female pattern hair loss is unclear, the cause of alopecia areata is autoimmune and the cause of Telogen Effluvium is typically a physically or psychologically stressful event. Telogen Effluvium is very common following pregnancy. 

Less common causes of hair loss without inflammation or scarring include the pulling out of hair, certain medications including chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS, Hypothyroidism and malnutrition including iron deficiency.  

Causes of Hair Loss that occurs with scarring or inflammation include fungal infection, lupus erythematosus, radiation therapy and Sarcoidosis.  Diagnosis of hair loss is partly based on the areas affected.

Treatment of pattern hair loss may simply involve accepting the condition. Interventions that can be tried include the medications minoxidil (or Finasteride ) and hair transplant surgery.  

Alopecia Areata may be treated by steroid injections in the affected area, but these need to be frequently repeated to be effective.  

Hair loss is a common problem. Pattern hair loss by age 50 affects about half of males and a quarter of females.  

About 2% of people develop Alopecia Areata at some point in time.

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Pretty Gifts for Women Having Chemo

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Pretty Gifts for Women Having Chemo

Product Spotlight : Blue Skies Bold Beanies Gift Posy Bouquet. The Ultimate Luxury Comfy Gift for Ladies with Cancer Hair Loss from Chemotherapy Treatments. 

Three quality cotton soft beanies rolled to look like roses and resented with silk flowers to make a gift posy bouquet. A traditional gift (flowers by post) but also practical too. Great alternative to real flowers when you are ill (and you don't need to find yet another vase!). The Blue Skies Bouquet Bold Beanies Bouquet Posy includes blue toned hats... One Liberty Art Fabrics blue printed hat and two co-ordinating plains. 

This ready made gift takes difficult task of choosing which styles to choose from you and makes it quicker and easier... alternatively you can choose the hats you want in a bouquet by adding three or more hats to your basket and selecting the 'Make into Bouquet' option also. 

Silky soft stretchy cotton cancer hats made to fit snuggly onto a sore scalp with an emphasis on comfort and ease. Easy to put on and so soft and comfortable to forget about the hair loss and get on with daily activities or simply keep the head at an even temperature to get a good nights sleep. 

All bouquets (or single beanies) can be sent with a handwritten gift note directly to the recipient. Please add note at checkout.

The very first bouquet ever sent was to a woman suffering with Alopecia Areata, so suitable for all types of hair thinning, medical or otherwise. These stretchy breathable hats are also suitable to wear over hair as a sweat wicking barrier under all types of helmets and hard hats or hijabs. 

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Men's Chemo Beanie Hats - Snug, cotton, soft stretchy & breathable

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Men's Chemo Beanie Hats - Snug, cotton, soft stretchy & breathable

Men's Cotton Breathable Cancer Hats 

Designed to be silky-soft, snug and comfortable, these breathable cotton stretchy skull caps are the perfect solution to an man looking for temperature controlling headwear, especially over the winter months. 

The ideal skullie for any man suffering the cold or just wanting to cover up from male pattern baldness, general hair thinning, keeping ears warm for outdoor sports to more serious hair loss conditions such as Alopecia or Cancer Chemotherapy treatments.

Bold Beanies has a great selection of plains and Liberty prints to keep men's heads warm. Plain hats can also be customised.

Suitable for wearing day and night, layering under other hats or helmets to keep the scalp sweat free and at an even temperature. 

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Happy Birthday to Lotte & Happy 'Chemoversary' to me...

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Happy Birthday to Lotte & Happy 'Chemoversary' to me...

October 5th not only marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month but my Daughter's Birthday... and the day I had my second Chemotherapy for Stage 4 advanced Breast Cancer. I was aged 31 and my eldest daughter had just turned 4 a few weeks previously and had started school. 

Shortly after these blurry photos were taken, doing my best to smile (and make sure they didn't realise anything was wrong), the nurse arrived to give me my second course of chemotherapy. This led to me losing my hair and eventually deciding to make Bold Beanies when and if I ever felt better... to make fellow Cancer Hair Loss sufferers treatment just a little bit more bearable. 

I'd had a lot of surgery and found it difficult to lift my arms so therefore couldn't really tie a scarf or keep one in place. I hated my wig as it was just so uncomfortable and made me feel even more self conscious than my bald head. This was the days before the great big internet shopping world and I struggled to find headwear that wasn't targeted at older ladies... to fussy and outdated for me. I wore woollen hats which were often too hot and itchy.

Comfy, soft and stylish cancer headwear for younger women diagnosed with Breast Cancer and others who just need to cover up for their family and get on with their day. 

I had my chemotherapy at home. Something I didn't consider very much and just thought practical because my children were so young, but with hindsight I regret as I never had the chance to bond and talk to other chemo patients. I was left to make conversation with a not too sociable nurse for hours on my own and found it a very hard, cold (probably due to the cold drip) and isolating experience... especially knowing the sickness which was about to follow. 

I've made up for the lack of birthday party every year since btw... I make a point of it :) and the highlight of my year! Well apart from Christmas and Halloween and any other holiday in between that I use as an excuse to decorate our home and have fun with my girls :)  

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