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Headwear Services

Headwear, Wigs and Breast Care Services

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.

'I would like to thank all the staff for my treatment and their professionalism.'

Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital