How to Save Your Hair During Chemotherapy

Cancer can take a huge toll on your life, causing an influx of responsibilities and feelings of uncertainty. If you or a loved one are struggling with cancer, you understand how it’s critical to prioritize self-care. Here at Scott J, we value how important it is to feel like your best self to take care of yourself.


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re partnering with the nonprofit organization HairToStay. This groundbreaking organization helps cancer patients afford scalp cooling, also known as cold capping.

Cold capping is a relatively new but proven treatment that helps prevent hair loss during chemotherapy. Since chemotherapy can cause hair to become thin, brittle, and fall out, one benefit of cold capping is that it helps reduce hair follicle damage—the cooling caps keep the head temperature down, preserving hair follicles.

Plus, patients have expressed that they feel more motivated, positive and generally like themselves after receiving cold capping therapy. Kristin, a HairToStay recipient, shares how keeping her hair through cancer treatments has impacted her: “I look in the mirror and I don’t see cancer. I still see me and I don’t look sick.”

Have cancer or know someone who is facing the battle? Or want to know how you can help? Donate to Scott J Salon’s fundraising efforts for HairToStay. For more information and to donate, please visit