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Hair Care

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
What if I get matted hair on the back of my head?
Dampen your hair and put tons 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, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:24 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