When hair begins to fall out as a result of chemotherapy treatment, a recurring question arises: Should I leave it in its natural state, should I opt for a wig? Should I use a turban to cover the head?
Questions that are not easy to answer, as actually, it is a personal decision that makes each patient on how he or she will feel most comfortable and, after looking at the multitude options on both side, choose the one that fits best.
However, it is usual that most women who suffer hair loss during their treatment period end up opting for the simplest solution to use one or more handkerchiefs or turbans.
If this is going to be your option, nothing better than listening to some of the opinions revealed by women who have used it before and who want to warn of some common mistakes that are often repeated among those who opt for this solution to cover their scalp:
The handkerchief during chemotherapy
Avoid specialty shops: Many women prefer to avoid buying in shops that specialize in oncological supplements. This leads them to use the products sold in usual shops, with excessively hot materials designed to be used outdoors and in cold seasons.
In many cases, since they intend to use it to cover the hair, they do not cover the entire surface of the scalp, so it does not serve to disguise the lack of hair. So the best option is to be advised by a specialized store, online or physical, looking for comfortable accessories and specially designed to use during the process.
Turbans with interior seams: If we buy any cap or turban or put on the first one that is given to us, we run the risk of suffering rubbing as a consequence of the presence of internal seams that can create wounds and ailments that we could avoid by using specialized hats.
Do not pay attention to the materials they are made of: Since we are going to wear a material that is going to be stuck to our skin for a while, we must pay attention to the materials they are made of. If possible, we should avoid bamboo or silk and opt for cotton or viscose, more comfortable and pleasant.
Use basic colors: Most women who wear handkerchiefs or turbans choose basic colours, especially black and grey, in order to attract as little attention as possible. It is important that you know, thinking about your esthetics during the treatment’s period, that the black color accentuates the eye bags and the gray pales the color of the skin. Hence, it is advisable to opt for colors that, seems had proven to help improve the attitude of those who wear them.