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 - email@example.com - 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.
If your doctor has prescribed a chemotherapy drug that is known to cause hair loss, make the decision to prepare yourself for hair lossbeforetreatment 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.
1 Opt for a Short Haircut Before Treatment Begins
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 aWig
If you plan on wearing a wig after you lose your hair to chemotherapy, try to get onebeforeyour hair begins to fall out. Choosinga wig before hair loss is ideal because it allows you to choose a wig that matches your hair colour bestandyou'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 wigveryuncomfortable and felt more self conscious wearing that my beanies. BUT that is just me and I would still recommend getting at least one wig.
3 Choose Some Beanies.
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.
Bold Beanies were designed by Emilienne many years ago whilst undergoing chemotherapy treatment for Stage 4 Breast Cancer when she wanted something super soft and comfortable to stay covered up in front on the family, keep warm but also stylish and pretty for a younger person going through cancer.
These award winning cancer hats are made to exceptional high standards using the best quality cotton based stretchy fabric from Liberty Art Fabrics which is famous all over the world for quality and the best designs. Minimal seams and not irritating labels make for a comfortable beanie. The stretchy fabric allows the cap to fit snuggly but not tightly onto a bald sensitive scalp and stay put whilst you get on with your day or get a good nights rest. Not too hot or cold, the breathable fabric wicks away sweat and keeps the head at an even temperature.
Will you go for a plain hat or get one customised with a name or slogan of your choice? Or choose from the wide range of beautiful pattered Liberty prints?
Designed to be worn day or night, on their own or layered up under another beanie or head scarf... show us how you wear yours. Matching scarves and PICC line covers available now.
Radio 1s Newsbeat offered a great article yesterday about Alopecia and the young and that the charity Alopecia UK is reaching out to the NHS to provide one human hair wig per year to anyone effected by the condition.
"At the moment, local health bosses decide how many wigs patients are entitled to in their area.
Alopecia UK says its data suggests in some areas patients are offered two wigs a year, while in others they aren't offered any.
NHS England said there is no nationally set limit and "all patients' needs and circumstances are different".
"Some people literally will not leave their house without hair on their head. So if we want people with alopecia to contribute to society then there should be help there for all those who need it."
Wether you've lost your hair from Cancer related chemotherapy treatments or bald from Alopecia or other hair thinning condition, Bold Beanies thin breathable snug hats are the answer.
These head covers have no additional seams and labels to irritate a sore scalp and the stretchy, breathable material fits snuggly onto the head, but not tight, so the wearer can feel comfortable whilst covering up day or night.
Perfect to line under another hat or scarf during the winter cold months or on their own during the day or as a sleep cap.
Bold Beanies cancer are made in the UK using the finest Liberty Fabrics and made to the highest quality. We can ship worldwide, no order too big or small and we even offer free delivery in the UK for all orders over £30 and free shipping worldwide for all orders over £55 to the rest of the world.
Different sizes and styles to fit Men, Women and kids and come in a wide array of patterned fabric styles and plain colours to suit all taste. Feeling Bold? Why not add your own logo or text to a plain hat.
Made in the UK by a Breast Cancer survivor who understands what its like to lose your hair suddenly, feel cold and just want to cover up easily for friends and family... and who simply wants to make others journey through chemotherapy more bearable.