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Best shampoo and conditioner for cold capping

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Moijan
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Re: Best shampoo and conditioner for cold capping

Melissa, all good stuff here.... just wanted to say that the link by cartwheels ( the top one) advises not to wash it for a couple of days after cc treatment ...... that makes sense to me.... and I don't wash my hair twice a week either, I bought some light conditioner today as mine is growing back .... but even if you don't lose your hair it will be more fragile.... so I don't tamper with it too much. Also the link gives good advice to prevent matting... which leads to tangles and problems.... I'd really have a bit of a read.... I had c cap in 2000. And none of us knew/were told how to care for our hair ..... now the experts know what we should do
Good luck with it
moijanx
Melia
Member

Re: Best shampoo and conditioner for cold capping

Thank you blue ash xx
Moijan
Member

Re: Best shampoo and conditioner for cold capping

Cartwheels, your link re hair care is excellent .... written by a leading cancer hospital including tips by patients.... was well worth reading from start to finish Xx
Moijanx
blueash
Community Champion

Re: Best shampoo and conditioner for cold capping

I used this one

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aussie-Miracle-Recharge-Leave-Conditioner/dp/B00EQ7YOTG/ref=sr_1_1_a_it/261...

 

and I used tepid water - just the chill taken off.

Melia
Member

Re: Best shampoo and conditioner for cold capping

Thanks so much ladies 🙂 what leave in conditioner dud you use please blue ash? Did you use a sleep cap or hair net or anything to sleep in? Congrats on keeping the hair I hope I'll be the one helping and advising people in a fee months! Did u ever wash in cold water as have read this van help straight after treatment, but I'm thinking my head has just been frozen so what use would that be really. Xx
blueash
Community Champion

Re: Best shampoo and conditioner for cold capping

I had great success with the cold cap this is me after last chemo

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I did not use any special shampoo but I did use leave in conditioner.

Do not wash it under a shower, do not wash it more than once a week, do not scrub it or rub it hard with a towel.

No rollers, nothing other than a quick single wash and rinse in tepid water from a jug over the sink/bath. Then pat it gently and spray 3 or 4 puffs of a leave in conditioner then comb with a wide tooth comb AND LEAVE IT ALONE.

 

Never leave it wrapped in a towel, I did that once and it all went matted and I was afraid I would lose the lot!

 

If you have to use a hair dryer on a low setting and keep it several inches away.

 

You will shed and think it is not working - the cap saves some hair but not all of it. Ask if you want to know anything xxx

Cartwheels
Member

Re: Best shampoo and conditioner for cold capping

There's lots of great info here:

 

http://cancerhaircare.co.uk/common/js/kcfinder/upload/files/Cancer%20Hair%20Care%20Guides%20Scalp%20...

 

I was advised to not use baby shampoo as it is alkaline, and whilst kind to eyes, not great for hair loss. I've used Organic Surge gentle shampoo and conditioners with success. 

 

https://www.organicsurge.com/collections/hair-bundles

 

Good products here too:

 

https://livebetterwith.com/products/collections/cancer/hair-loss/

 

x

Moijan
Member

Re: Best shampoo and conditioner for cold capping

Yes, use either baby shampoo and cond, or simple.....dont wahs your hair as often and dont use heated rollers or dryers, let it dry naturally.

 

i use the shower , pour on the product and gently pat it well in, dont massage, let the shower rinse it off.

 

dont vigorously towel hair dry or use a hair dryer, if you can help it.

 

when you go for your cold cap take baby conditioner spray with you and a hair band as the nurse will damp your hair throroughly and then apply the cap, the hair band protects the edge of the scalp from burning

 

best of luck

 

Moijanx

Melia
Member

Best shampoo and conditioner for cold capping

Can anyone advise the best shampoo and conditioner to use for cold cap use and in between treatments. And any other advice which you may have learnt along the way. I'm desperate to keep even a thin covering of hair. Any info greatly appreciated... thanks x