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Hair Loss: Where to get wigs and hats

Note: This web site, ped-onc.org, does not host advertising, nor does it receive funding of any type from the display of commercial content or advertising. Many of the links on these resource pages could be construed as advertising, as I link to web sites of companies that will profit from the sale of goods or services to parents of children with cancer. My intent is not to benefit these companies, instead, my intent is to let parents know how to find sometimes unusual items that can help their children. When applicable, I state when a particular product is free, or recommended by parents as particularly useful. I remove links to web sites if parents report problems.

Hats, Scarves and More

Hats, Scarves and More

A good selection of cute, unusual, and useful head coverings for girls and boys.

Men's Hair Club for Kids

Will provide wigs for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. The phone number is 212-818-1152 x24 The person who runs this non-profit charitable foundation is Amy Sperling and her assistant is Lisa Tavitian.

Locks of Love

Locks of Love

A charity that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under the age of twenty-on with medical hair loss (usually alopecia). NOTE: 9/01, cancer parents report that they do not give wigs for the temporary hair loss due to chemo and radiation. 2010: their web site states that children with temporary hair loss receive synthetic hairpieces. NOTE: Locks of Love accepts donated hair.

Wigs for Kids

Wigs for Kids

Parent recommended (2010). "Wigs for Kids is a not for profit organization providing hair replacement solutions for children affected by hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia, burns and other medical conditions. We welcome donations of any kind, and continuously search for children we may assist in situations of hair loss. Our main purpose is to help children look themselves - alleviating additional stress due to lack of understanding among their peers."

Pink Heart Funds

www.pinkheartfunds.org

Launched in 2005, Pink Heart Funds is a non-profit 501(c) 3 charity providing free wigs for children and adults who have lost their hair due to illness or cancer treatment. (2011)

Hats Off For Cancer

Hats Off For Cancer

Hats Off for Cancer sponsors drives for hats and gives them to kids with cancer.

BeauBeau: Beautiful Scarves for Beautiful Heads

The BeauBeau

The BeauBeau – a fun, fashionable, and comfortable alternative to wearing a wig. Beautiful and unusual fabrics for women and children. Lots of styling options!

ChemoCare HeadWear

www.chemocareheadwear.com/

Has a section on children's hats (a commercial site).

I'm a Kid Foundation

http://www.imakidfoundation.org/

A nonprofit organization devoted to supporting children with medically related hair loss due to cancer, alopecia, or other ailments.

Heavenly Hats

Heavenly Hats

A non-profit: "The Heavenly Hats Foundation collects and distributes brand new hats of all kinds to those heroes of all ages who lose their hair due to the treatment of cancer or the many other medical conditions which may cause hair loss."

Headcovers Unlimited

Headcovers Unlimited

A company owned by a breast cancer survivor and her daughter. Wigs and hats in children's sizes. Recommended by a ped-onc member: "I found this site that has some great hats (and wigs) for the kids." Some of the kids hats were designed by an artist, and they are practical, comfortable, and something that children will probably like and want to wear.

Fun Hats With Hair

funhatswithhair.com

A commercial site; unique hats that are worth a look; not too expensive.

Stylish Noggins

Stylish Noggins (children's hats section)

This commercial site, not cancer-specific, has a nice selection of soft, cute hats for kids. They also sell appliques that can be added to the hats.

Castle Crowns

Castle Crowns

A commercial site with some hats just for kids.

Mad Capz

Mad Capz

A commercial site with some hats just for kids.

Hairoom

Hairoom

Human hair wigs for children who lose their hair because of cancer treatment. Cost is not mentioned. Located in England.

Where There's a Need

www.wheretheresaneed.org

This company asked for a link. The web site does show products for children, but they do not tell how much they cost. Thus, I list this company with some reservation. (PF, 2011)

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