Headwear, Wigs and Breast
Coping with Hair Loss
Some types of chemotherapy can make your hair fall out or become
thinner. Whilst this can be very distressing, it is usually
temporary and will grow back when your treatment is finished.
To help you cope with hair loss, our Macmillan Information Centres
offer advice, support and access to a range of products including
bandanas and wigs.
All of our Macmillan Information Centres stock a range of
bandanas, turbans and head caps in different colours and
materials. Specially trained staff and volunteers can help
you decide which style to choose and offer demonstrations and tips
on how to wear it.
If you feel that a wig is the right option, we can book you an
appointment to see an expert wig specialist from Brown's who, will
assess your needs and give you the opportunity to try on some of
their products. Many people are able to take home their
chosen wig on the day but if it has to be ordered, it will arrive
within a week. Please speak to a member of our team for
information about funding, as you may be exempt from charges.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community