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Once you find your perfect wig, you want to take good care of it. (For more information on how to care for your wig, look for my upcoming post on the subject). Too much wear and tear, as with anything, is not good. So when you’re at home, it’s important to hang up your wig and have fun with some hats and scarves.
Square head scarves are best because they are designed to be worn on your head (as opposed to around your neck) but you can also just get a rectangle scarf and, as Tim Gunn says, “make it work, people!” I found this out by accident when I bought the “wrong” kind on sale at Target.
There are lots of websites for tying elaborate and beautiful scarf creations. Being the mom of two little ones, I didn’t bother with these but met other women who have and their scarf creations came out beautifully. You can also buy scarf kits. Here’s a website I found created by a breast cancer survivor who now makes and sells such kits. (Again, I haven’t tried it but it looks nice.) http://www.victoryloveandcookies.com/mission-mine Her website also includes her poignant story (how she was inspired) and some great videos.
There are two basic kinds of hats that are great for hanging around the house sans wig. The first is your traditional knitted cap and the second is a thinner, crocheted “chemo cap.” The traditional cap can be picked up at most cancer organizations or hospital women’s centers for free. You can also use a traditional winter knitted hat, which works well, especially if you’re going through chemo during cold temperature months.
The chemo cap is very similar just lighter-weight. I was lucky to have a talented friend who made a couple for me. Their lighter weight makes them a great choice for night time wear or summer wear.
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!