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Hair Care

How should I take care of my hair?
Scalp cooling can minimize hair loss during chemotherapy, but chemotherapy could cause scalp irritation, making the hair dry and brittle and more difficult ...
Wed, 21 Apr, 2021 at 1:14 PM
How should black patients prepare their hair for scalp cooling?
Before placing the cap on your head, it is recommended to fully saturate the scalp with cool water. Depending on your hair type and how it reacts to water, ...
Fri, 4 Jun, 2021 at 12:14 PM
How often can I wash my hair?
Wash your hair at home prior to the scalp cooling/chemotherapy session. Greasy hair may affect the thermal contact. However, avoid daily shampooing (to avoi...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:08 PM
How often should I comb my hair?
Comb your hair so that you can remove the loose hair from (the scalp) shedding before it gets tangled into the rest of the hair using a wide toothed comb. C...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 1:04 PM
What if my hair gets matted on the back of my head?
Dampen your hair and put lots of conditioner on it, and then have someone else work through it slowly to ease out the knots with a comb. It takes time and p...
Tue, 25 May, 2021 at 11:17 AM
What kind of shampoo should I use?
As we are an FDA-regulated company we cannot endorse specific brand-name products (like shampoo) to use in conjunction with scalp cooling.   It is important...
Tue, 8 Jun, 2021 at 1:50 PM
What hair products can I use?
Staying away from any chemicals is best.  Avoid harsh chemicals that can lead to dry hair, breakage, progressive hair thinning, and hair loss such as the f...
Tue, 8 Jun, 2021 at 1:53 PM
How should I take care of my hair after I finish chemotherapy and scalp cooling?
Follow the detailed hair care recommendations provided for at least 2-3 months after your last chemo session, as the hair follicle will still be very fragil...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:13 PM
Can I color my hair?
Staying away from any chemicals is best.  Avoid harsh chemicals that can lead to dry hair, breakage, progressive hair thinning and hair loss such as the fo...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:18 PM
Can I use a hair dryer, curling or straightening iron, or hot rollers?
Avoid applying heat to hair with appliances such a blow-dryers, curling irons, iron, and hot rollers.  Let your hair dry naturally as much as possible.
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:19 PM