Hats or Turbans for Hair Loss? What Are the Differences?

So many hat types can fully or partially cover the head and are mainly used outdoors. Flat caps, baseball caps and fedora hats are recommended for outdoor use. If you are wearing one of these hats and going to an indoor place such as a restaurant, you expect to take the hat off to observe proper etiquette. There can be exceptions for women, but generally, wearing a hat indoors is impolite. Therefore, for those experiencing hair loss, wearing a hat made for everyone is not ideal. You may have to remove this type of hat depending on where you go, making your hair loss visible, or you might draw attention to yourself if you don't take the hat off. For this reason, companies like ours, Deresina Headwear, offer hats that can be worn indoors and outdoors.

The turban is the traditional headwear of many cultures. The unique things about the turban that separate it from a hat is that a turban can be worn indoors or outdoors and provides full head coverage.

Consequently, turbans are recommended for those experiencing hair loss. Until recent years, turbans had traditional-looking designs such as the W front and cross front; although these are great choices, they have not always been everyone's preference.

Therefore, to provide a complete solution for those experiencing hair loss, we have created headwear selections that

  • Can be used both indoors and outdoors,
  • Provide total head coverage and
  • Looks stylish.

The headwear can still be called a turban, but it looks like a hat – or it can be called a hat and be used anywhere, anytime.

The most favorable pieces of headwear are padded and folded hats for cancer patience and Diamond Patterned Chemo Hats from Deresina.

           

What to look for when buying a chemo headwear?

When you are buying headwear during chemo treatment, you need to make sure the headwear you are buying has the following features:

•    Made of breathable material: Otherwise, you may feel uncomfortable and hot wearing the headwear for a long time. Make sure it is made of breathable material. Bamboo and Cotton is highly recommended material for chemo headwear but you can also look into Jersey or Brocade materials

    Full head coverage: Unless you are going through partial hair loss, make sure the headwear you are selecting has full head coverage. That way, bald patches will be covered, and when hair comes off in public, it stays within the hat.

•    Nonslip: This is one of the most important features to look for when buying headwear for hair loss. Once you wear it, it should stay as it is all day. You shouldn't be concerned about whether it will slip and make any bald patches visible. Make sure you are buying nonslip headwear. Usually, bamboo materials are the best, but jersey or brocade materials are also durable and nonslip.

•    Comfort: Cancer patients can benefit from wearing head coverings. Not only do they give them comfort and warmth, but they also can look good. Hats that cancer survivors wear are typically stretchy and made from soft materials. The fabric used should be seamless and discreetly sewn to avoid visible seams. It should be kept in mind that cancer patients' head coverings may be smaller than average as they typically have less hair, so they should choose a comfortable size.

•    Foldable: This is an optional feature to look for, as it may not be as important as the first four features; however, it is still good to have foldable headwear if you need to carry one in a bag. You might have a wig that you may want a break from, or you might visit a hospital where you might need to take your hat off and keep it in your bag, or you may want to carry optional headwear in your bag so you can change depending on where you go.

 

Disclaimer: Deresina Headwear is not a medical organisation and we do not offer medical advice. We offer service for those experience hair loss, therefore we might need to use terms related to hair loss due to chemo treatment. You should always consult your doctor for medical concern and queries.

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