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chemo caps makes the wearer look like a pathetic victim…where’s the fashion industry?

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    boot2aboot
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      Hi guys,

      i will target my posting for those of you with hair loss and trying to figure out options…as i looked for something to slap on my head that was'nt

      A ugly

      B hot as heck

      C affordable

      i came across stuff that looked like i belonged in Iran…or looking like i was 80 years old…or looking like a bad biker chick…BUT

      i found this really cool site (of course not in U.S.) that answers all of my problems with chemo cap…

      it is made from a company called Buff

      Hi guys,

      i will target my posting for those of you with hair loss and trying to figure out options…as i looked for something to slap on my head that was'nt

      A ugly

      B hot as heck

      C affordable

      i came across stuff that looked like i belonged in Iran…or looking like i was 80 years old…or looking like a bad biker chick…BUT

      i found this really cool site (of course not in U.S.) that answers all of my problems with chemo cap…

      it is made from a company called Buff

      and they make a product called Buff UV visor evo2 which is way hip and cool…they make this visor in all kinds of combos, totally reversable, totally adjustable and wearing it doesn't make me feel like 'ugly victim'…it's great for UV protection and you can wear it when your hair grows back and still look hipcat…

      http://www.buffwear.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/53_90

      even though it's a UK company, you can still order from the states…i thought the melanoma website should maybe sell these here…

       

      stay away from the pink ones…i opted for the black one…i thought that was 'appropriate'…

      boots

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        NYKaren
        Participant

          Hi, Boots.  I clicked on the link,  they do look cool, but what makes them different from a baseball cap?  Is there more coverage on the side?  if so, I would buy one, as my melanoma is visible on my temple.

          thanks,

          karen

          NYKaren
          Participant

            Hi, Boots.  I clicked on the link,  they do look cool, but what makes them different from a baseball cap?  Is there more coverage on the side?  if so, I would buy one, as my melanoma is visible on my temple.

            thanks,

            karen

            nicoli
            Participant

              When I had a large skin graft on my head, I wore cool baseball caps. Different colors and no "baseball" insignia. No farmer insignias either. Cool

              Now that I am permanently bald almost all over due to radiation, I wear mostly scarves.

              Uh, what is "hip" and 'hipcat"? You must be way younger than I am (56). The question is: are they groovy, gear, cherry, cool, outa sight,  and I can't remember any more.

              I better check it out.

              Nicki, Stage 3b

                boot2aboot
                Participant

                  i finally got my caps today and what makes them different than baseball caps is that they are made with stretchy material called 'cool-max' so your head doesnt get hot…they are adjustable and the coverage (if you get large is adequate…i wear mine with the cool max buff headband for more coverage…they are also reversable…so you can have two different  looks for price of one…better than a wig

                  NYKaren
                  Participant

                    Hi Nicki, glad you got them and that you like 'em.

                    Far out!

                    take care,

                    karen

                    NYKaren
                    Participant

                      Hi Nicki, glad you got them and that you like 'em.

                      Far out!

                      take care,

                      karen

                      miu2
                      Participant

                        I was tipped off about this shopify page which is run by an Australian woman (www.bebonnie.com.au) who makes hats from her home and designs them just for people who have lost their hair… I emailed her and she seemed really cool. There a bit more expensive but made from really nice comfy fabrics and their are some really pretty designs.

                        Hope this helps

                        Giselle

                        miu2
                        Participant

                          I was tipped off about this shopify page which is run by an Australian woman (www.bebonnie.com.au) who makes hats from her home and designs them just for people who have lost their hair… I emailed her and she seemed really cool. There a bit more expensive but made from really nice comfy fabrics and their are some really pretty designs.

                          Hope this helps

                          Giselle

                          miu2
                          Participant

                            I was tipped off about this shopify page which is run by an Australian woman (www.bebonnie.com.au) who makes hats from her home and designs them just for people who have lost their hair… I emailed her and she seemed really cool. There a bit more expensive but made from really nice comfy fabrics and their are some really pretty designs.

                            Hope this helps

                            Giselle

                            boot2aboot
                            Participant

                              i finally got my caps today and what makes them different than baseball caps is that they are made with stretchy material called 'cool-max' so your head doesnt get hot…they are adjustable and the coverage (if you get large is adequate…i wear mine with the cool max buff headband for more coverage…they are also reversable…so you can have two different  looks for price of one…better than a wig

                            nicoli
                            Participant

                              When I had a large skin graft on my head, I wore cool baseball caps. Different colors and no "baseball" insignia. No farmer insignias either. Cool

                              Now that I am permanently bald almost all over due to radiation, I wear mostly scarves.

                              Uh, what is "hip" and 'hipcat"? You must be way younger than I am (56). The question is: are they groovy, gear, cherry, cool, outa sight,  and I can't remember any more.

                              I better check it out.

                              Nicki, Stage 3b

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