Thursday, February 18, 2010

My favorite hip chemo head scarf / head cover

When I first started my desperate search for head covers I ended up buying and returning a lot of products!  I finally ended up discovering my favorite - the Beau-Beau headcover.  It's like a scarf and hat in one.  The Beau Beau looks like a scarf when on, and for all intents and purposes it is, but it is pre-formed and gathered at the nape of the neck with elastic.  It has tails that hang below the elasticized part and it comes with a matching scrunchie.  Okay, I know what you're thinking - HOW IS A SCRUNCHIE HIP?!  Well, it just is!  Not enough for you?  Okay, okay, well the scrunchie really allows a variety of styling options.  I prefered not to have the hanging tails, so I wrapped them around the already attached scrunchie and it formed a sort of "bun" (like in the picture below) - a pretty hip, sophisticated look, I thought!

These come in 4 different sizes and tons of different fabric designs, from solids to fun animal patterns.  They are lined with a soft cotton to prevent slipage and it also acts as a wicking layer.  This is truly the most comfortable thing that I ever did put on my bald head!

Check out all the Beau-Beau styles.  This website offers other products such as headwarmers, sleep caps, headcovers for exercising, and even transitionals for when your hair starts to grow back.

Hip Chemo Head Scarves

Chic Hair Options also has a fabulous line of beautiful head scarves.  They are available pre-tied or not.

If you're unsure how to best wear a chemo head scarf, check out the scarf wearing tips that can be accessed from a link on their home page.

The scarves are a generous 30" x 30" - large enough to easily give you full head coverage.

Hip and Chic Chemo Head Covers

Chic Hair Options has some fabulous head cover options, particularly the hats, which are great for sun protection.  The hats can be worn in different ways and include a drawstring adjustment feature.

This particular hat is called the "Charlotte" Sun Hat and is around $35.  Check out the site for many chic head cover options.

Headcover Option During Chemo

Did you know that you could get chemo head covers on Amazon?  Okay, I know these are not exactly hip, but I'm sure they do appeal to some and these type are very comfortable and easy to wear.

The gathers at the front of this one is bound with some simple gold beading which adds a bit of flair to the look.  Compared to some of the other options out there, these prices are great!