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Cold caps question

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Tor
Member

Re: Cold caps question

Thanks - I didn't think about it not growing!  However in the past couple of days so much of my hair has fallen out I think it may go altogether so dyeing roots will be irrelevant.  Next session is Monday - if my hair is still on my head I will cold cap again and just deal with whatever happens.  I thought I was being brave about being bald, but turns out I'm not 😞

Vivica
Member

Re: Cold caps question

I have no evidence as I just ordered it today but a company called Madison-reed.com has a brush on dye that says it will stay in place between washes and is "pillow proof". Thinking I will use it on the regions that show the most: at my part and along my temples to diffuse the grey. Fingers crossed. Will post results once i have tried it. So investigate and fight on.
blueash
Community Champion

Re: Cold caps question

Your roots will not be horrendous at all because you hair will not be growing! It will grow after you stop and then before you can colour it just use the spray powders from Superdrug.

 

I cold capped and kept most of my hair. I was able to colour it 7 weeks after my last one. My hair is thinner but I don't need a wig.

Tor
Member

Re: Cold caps question

Hiya - I've just had my first session of chemo, and used a cold cap.  It wasn't as freezing as I thought it would be, just tight, especially the strap holding it on under my chin!  My dilemma is, I have dyed my hair for years which of course now I won't be able to, so if my hair survives my roots will be horrendous!  Seems a silly thing to worry about,  but I can't decide whether to go for the 'Cruella De Ville' look, or just deal with being bald.  I guess I will just wear a hat or scarf to cover the stripes, and I just read further down that if my hair does fall out anyway, it can grow back better as the folicles are less damaged......

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Re: Cold caps question

GeriF
Member

Re: Cold caps question

What a great idea! I'm looking for these too Tina as i'm seriously thinking of ditching the cold cap as i've lost so much hair. If i find these it would encourage me to keep trying xx
Sunflower66
Member

Re: Cold caps question

To cover very thin or bald patches, the nurses at my unit used pieces of gauze. (Soft stuff they use for dressings). These were good because you could cut or fold them to just cover the bits that needed it and you could put thicker bits if necessary.

I imagine all hospitals will have access to gauze, so just ask.

Good luck with your cold capping.

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Re: Cold caps question

Hi cann, cant find the capson eBay,  can you help? Xx

Patricia11
Member

Re: Cold caps question

Hi Cann 

 

I was told to order surgical caps which are very thin paper like caps with elastic which i put on my head under the cold cap.  I got them off ebay

 

They just stop you getting freezer burns on the bald patches on your head.

 

Try these they work and make it more comfortable. Dont be put off coz your hair is falling out as it grows back much faster because the folicles are undamaged and you keep your natural colour

 

Best of luckxx

Ccann
Member

Cold caps question

When you were using cold caps what did people do when they had thin/bald patches if you can't wear hats because of getting the follicles hot? What about covering in the sun?