Last week I wrote about hair loss and I consider hair loss a three part subject because you first have the hair loss, then you have the many options of what to do with the bald head and third you have the new growth and how/when will the hair grow back. If I put that all in one blog post it would be huge so I chose to keep them as their own blogs.
So now that your head looks very similar to these two pictures you may be very self conscious and that is understandable, also depending on where you live you need to have something on your head especially when outside to protect your freshly bare scalp from the sun. Everyone is different in their favorite approach and head coverings that they use I'm just going to give an overview of the ones I preferred and really used.
I found my favorite option of a head covering is just a baseball cap. When I shop and live in general I went au natural I got some looks and questions but overall people were very kind. I generally wore a ball cap in and out of stores to protect my head from the sun. I am an avid football fan and enjoy a good tailgate so a ball cap was always perfect and it looked feminine and very much me.
I also learned that once you lose your hair that your head and ears get very cold at times so my favorite colder weather feather are knitted caps. I would be lying if I said I don't own probably 10. These are in my opinion blessings from above especially since many of mine came donated from churches in the area from a grab bag at my treatment center. They also are very reasonably priced and I think are a great fashion feature for guys or gals.Plus even once your hair starts growing back they can be worn with no issues.
|My tie technique used on a Target scarf|
|The scarf that I bought from the hospital wellness center|
|The first wig|
|Again with wig #2|
Resources that helped me
TLC Catalog from American Cancer Society This is a good resource for inexpensive options and many head covering varieties
Look Good Feel Better I never attended a meeting but I have friends who did who would recommend it
Chemoflage If you're in Atlanta I would highly recommend this
Closing thought: Not everyone is the same, cover your head to make sure you feel beautiful or handsome and don't let anyone steal your sunshine. Everyone may have their input on what they think you might like/want but YOU have the final say. Also never feel ashamed of your bald head, it is beautiful and never let someone cover it in a way you do not want it is your decision not their's because they are not fighting you are.