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Hair Care

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
Can I cut my hair?
Yes, you can cut your hair. Please note, there is no advantage to cutting it short before chemo for scalp cooling purposes. It is better to go into chemo wi...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:20 PM
Can I shave my head and still use scalp cooling?
It is not recommended that patients shave or buzz cut their hair before or during the use of scalp cooling. Scalp cooling should not be used or continued ...
Tue, 2 May, 2023 at 12:31 PM
Can I swim in the ocean or swimming pool during a treatment?
It is recommended to avoid harsh chemicals that can lead to dry hair, breakage, progressive hair thinning and hair loss. It is not known whether chlorine o...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:26 PM
Can I go to the beach or lay out in the sun?
Avoid direct sunlight on your scalp. It is best to stay out of the sun. Wearing a straw hat or a loose -fitting baseball cap is okay for a short period of t...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 1:07 PM
What happens to my hair if my head becomes warm in between treatments (such as during exercise, from night sweats, or from using a wig or hat)?
It is okay if your head becomes warm from other activities between treatments. Just avoid anything that pulls on your hair or rubs on the scalp.
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:48 PM
Can I wear rubber bands and/or hair clips that pull on my hair?
You can wear your hair in a ponytail, but it is best to use a scrunchie and tie it back very loosely. Avoid putting too much strain on an individual patch o...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:34 PM
Can I wear hats, wigs, swim cap?
You can use a head covering that does not pull on the hair.
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:35 PM
Do I need a wig or head covering?
The goal of scalp cooling is to reduce overall hair loss so that a wig, cap, scarf or other head covering is not needed. Any added stress or friction on th...
Wed, 9 Jan, 2019 at 1:47 PM
How long do the hair follicles continue to be fragile after all the treatment is complete?
Three to six months
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:10 PM