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
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
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
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
You can use a head covering that does not pull on the hair.
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:35 PM
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
Three to six months
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:10 PM
Until your shedding has returned to normal pre-chemotherapy levels, which is typically around 2-3 months after Chemo has ended. Your hair is in a fragile st...
Thu, 15 Feb, 2018 at 9:40 AM