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Cold Cap or Wigs: What’s Best for your Head

When a woman is told she has any form of cancer, their world is turned upside down. They are told about the need for chemotherapy and the toll the medicine will have on their body. While this may seem devastating enough, there is nothing quite like being told you will lose your hair. For many women, losing their hair is even worse than the treatment and cancer itself. However, there are ways to manage and handle your hair loss. There is also a new treatment called cold cap therapy, but the price typically outweighs the benefits. So which is best for you, a cold cap or a new wig?


When you participate in cold cap therapy, you are first faced with a hefty bill. The therapy is not covered by health insurance, so women are forced to pay out of pocket. The idea behind the therapy is to restrict your blood vessels to prevent the chemo from reaching your follicles. In doing so, the patient is able to keep their hair during treatment. However, the therapy doesn’t have a guarantee, and requires a series of frozen caps to be fitted tightly against the scalp during chemotherapy treatments.

While the cold cap therapy seems out of reach for many women, the idea of having a wig seems just as unpleasant. However, this is a common misconception. Human hair wigs can be extremely comfortable to wear when fitted correctly and well maintained. Human hair wigs are also more natural in appearance, making most strangers unaware that you are wearing a wig at all. While some wigs may be high in price, they are still more affordable than a cold cap therapy.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. If you find yourself experiencing hair loss, call us to discuss options. We specialize in custom synthetic and human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, our stylists will be able to create the look you want with a high quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.

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