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Chapter 5 Directory & Further information

Directory

This directory has been put together to help signpost you towards organisations, products and services that may be helpful to you during scalp cooling or for hair loss guidance. This directory is specifically aimed at people in the Hertfordshire and surrounding areas but may also benefit others.

The directory covers the following areas of support:

Specific guidance on scalp cooling

Make-up, hair loss and self-image support groups

Where to buy PH balanced hair care products with natural ingredients and other recommended goods

Head scarf suppliers

Organisations are listed in alphabetical order.

Specific guidance on scalp cooling

Breast Cancer Care

The well-known breast cancer charity has information and advice about scalp cooling as well as an online forum. Many women post comments and tips on the website about their personal experiences

Tel: 0808 800 6000

Web: www.breastcancercare.org.uk

Organisation type: Registered charity – breast cancer specialists

Cancer Hair Care

Is our charity who offer free hair care services and guidance to people before, during and after chemotherapy treatment.  Regular services and clinics are held at the Lister Hospital and other venues in Hertfordshire offering guidance and support during scalp cooling and on all other hair care & hair loss matters. Feel free to give us a call to get some one to one advice.

Tel: 01438 311322

Web: www.cancerhaircare.co.uk

Organisation type: Registered charity – cancer hair specialists

Macmillian

The well-known cancer support charity Macmillian have some direct advice and information about scalp cooling on their website. This includes information about what cancer types and drug types are compatible with scalp cooling.

Tel: 0808 808 00 00

Web: www.macmillan.org.uk

Organisation type: Registered charity - cancer specialists

Paxman

Paxman are the manufacturers of the scalp cooling machines currently used at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage and at many UK hospitals. They have recently updated their website and have helpful videos.

Tel: 01484 349 444

Web: www.paxmanscalpcooling.com

Organisation type: Business

Paxman also run an organisation called ‘Cool Head Warm Heart’. It is an organisation and website dedicated to raising awareness about scalp cooling. It also features campaigns for men with regard to scalp cooling.

Make-up, hair loss and self-image support groups 

Cancer Hair Care

Free pamper mornings and one to one sessions are available for hair cutting, make-up sessions (false lashes and other hair loss tips), advice and services for scalp cooling patients, hair loss workshops, head scarf sessions and lots of other helpful hair care services. Sessions are held weekly. Hertfordshire.

Tel: 01438 311322

Web: www.cancerhaircare.com

Organisation type: Registered charity – cancer hair specialists

Head Strong - Breast Cancer Care

Head Strong is a free service run by the charity Breast Cancer Care. Their specially trained volunteers offer practical information and support around hair loss due to cancer treatment, on an individual appointment basis. Their helpful sessions offer an excellent opportunity for you to try on head scarves and have a one to one session to discuss your needs in relation to hair loss management. Cancer Hair Care has supported Head Strong with training and guidance booklets.

Tel: 0808 800 6000

Web: www.breastcancercare.org.uk

Organisation type: Registered charity – breast cancer specialists

Look Good Feel Better

Offer workshops all over the UK including Luton, Cambridge and London (nearest to Hertfordshire). As well as a lovely free goodie bag, you will receive tips on taking care of your hair, scalp, wig and get ideas on covering up.

Their website has some excellent ideas and a DVD can be ordered with helpful tips:

Tel: 01372 747 500

Web: www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk

Organisation type: Registered charity – make-up specialists for cancer patient

Where to buy PH balanced hair care products with natural ingredients and other recommended goods:

Please remember that it is entirely up to you what items you use and where you buy them from.

Cancer Hair Care

Our charity Cancer Hair Care is delighted to provide you with a ‘scalp cooling kit’. The kits are free of charge (whilst stocks last) a suggested donation is £7.00 if you wish. The packs contain natural PH balanced conditioner, high quality wide tooth comb, water spray and section clips. We also have a supply of natural and organic PH balanced shampoo’s conditioners, styling products. We will also happily recommend other tried and tested brands and places to buy from.

Tel: 01438 311322

Web: www.cancerhaircare.co.uk

Organisation type: Registered charity – cancer hair specialists

Health shops selling natural hair care products

The shops below sell a variety of natural and organic hair care products including vegetable based hair colours.

Fairhaven (Letchworth)

Tel: 01462 675 300

Web: http://fairhaven.co.uk

Organisation type: Business

Health-emporium (Hitchin)

Tel: 01462 436881

Web: http://www.health-emporium.co.uk

Organisation type: Business

Natural Therapy Centre (Welwyn Garden City)

Tel: 01707 392 020

Web: http://www.naturaltherapycentre.co.uk

Organisation type: Business

Super Market

Waitrose (and other supermarkets)

We have selected Waitrose as it currently sells the largest range of natural and organic hair care products. Most super markets also sell water sprays and wide tooth combs. Look for the following  natural shampoo and conditioner ranges:

Green People, Waitrose Organic, Weleda and Avalon Organics.

Tel: 0800 188 884

Web: http://www.ocado.com (Waitrose online shop)

Organisation type: Business

High-street chemists

Many high street chemists sell a good range of high quality wide tooth combs and water sprays. It can be a bit trickier to find truly natural ingredients based hair care products. We advise that you look at the ingredients and back of pack to see if products are truly offering you a natural alternative or simply using clever marketing. Some recommended brands to look out for are: Green People, Boots - Naked range, Organic Surge, Burts Bees, Weleda and other natural based products.

Head scarf suppliers - Local

Kindly note that most of the links below are to companies who sell online or wish you to make an appointment to visit.

Cancer Hair Care

1 x Free scarves whilst stocks last to each visitor.

Via our social enterprise we have a supply of beautiful low cost and free head scarves available. All profits go to charity. You can come along, enjoy a cup of tea and try on different scarves. We will also happily recommend other suppliers and places to buy from. We hold a small stock of other supplier samples to show you.

Tel: 01438 311322

Web: www.cancerhaircare.co.uk

Organisation type: Registered charity – cancer hair specialists and social enterprise The Caring Hair Boutique

Hair to Ware (also NHS wig supplier – Hertfordshire)

Tel: 01920 460099

Web: Address as website not currently available 65 High Street, WARE, SG12 9AD

Organisation type: Business

Necessity Head Wear

Tel: 01431 311322

Web: www.necessityheadwear.com

Organisation type:  Social enterprise  - profit to charity

Head scarf suppliers - Non local online and phone order

For more head scarf suppliers visit www.cancerhaircare.co.uk

We value your feedback

We would love to hear from you if you have any comments, recommendations or tips for others. Please get in touch with the Caring Hair team at Cancer Hair Care.

We hope that this guide has supported you in your scalp cooling experience.

We are here to support you. No question is too small to ask or too big that we can’t support you.

Tel: 01438 311322

Email: support@cancerhaircare.com

Web: www.cancerhaircare.com

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