Hair · The Big C

Braving the Baldy – two ways to tie a head scarf

Let’s face it, losing your hair when you go through chemotherapy pretty much sucks. This side effect hits you both physically and emotionally. Getting a wig was a big priority for me before my chemo started. I think this was because it was the one thing I had control over. However when it came to the crunch and my bald head needed covered my wig and I did not become good friends. It was a beautiful wig and looked very natural but I just could not cope with the itch. I’m a pretty fussy person when it comes to stuff on my skin at the best of times (I can’t cope with wool) so trying to wear my wig when I was feeling like crap just wasn’t for me.

So I looked for other options and head scarfs were what worked for me. I found them light, comfortable, quick and easy to put on. I also loved that I could get different designs to match outfits. Cotton beanie hats were fab too for colder days and I still often wear these as I like the funky style.

Lots of people were curious about how I tied my head scarfs on my Instagram blog so I made a YouTube tutorial for my channel showing two ways to tie a head scarf.  Here’s the video and links to where you can buy head scarfs and beanie hats.

New look have a lovely range of head scarf designs. 

I got super cheap and cosy slouch beanie hats on Ebay.

One thought on “Braving the Baldy – two ways to tie a head scarf

  1. Hi.
    Loving your blog. I’ve recently been diagnosed with breast cancer too. I’m 39 with a 5 year old boy and a 7 year old girl.
    I’m just shopping for head scarfs as I’m starting chemo next week. I really want to try your front knot style and was wondering if you know roughly what size scarf you use? New look don’t sell them in winter and on amazon the square scarfs range from about 30cm to a meter square!
    Thanks for the inspiration.


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