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The REAL WOMEN of Penguin Cold Caps

Published: 06 Feb 2017

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, no matter how much support you have, there are some questions that can only be answered by people going through the same thing.

Will I lose my hair during chemotherapy? is one of them. 

Many women find the prospect of losing their hair deeply concerning – after all, it’s a public sign that you are fighting cancer. 

To prevent hair loss, thousands of women turn to companies like us for cold cap therapy. And while we could bore you the scientific benefits, it’s far more powerful to share the stories of women who have used Penguin cold caps to stop hair loss during treatment

Lisa's Story

“I was willing to accept that I’ll need chemo, but I was not willing to accept that I’d lose my hair in the process,” says cold cap user Lisa Michalak. “So my husband Jeff and I started doing research, and that’s when we discovered the Penguin Cold Caps.

“The cold caps gave me the privacy and the confidence I needed to continue to fight through each chemo treatment.”

Alison's Story

“I was sceptical about the efficacy of the caps and my ability to ensure the proper usage,” admits Alison on our Facebook page. “I cannot be happier about the results from the cold caps. I was able to go back to work six days after the last treatment and no one could tell that I had gone through any treatments.”

Natalie's Story

“I used them four years ago and nobody knew what I was going through unless I told them,” adds Natalie Kalmeyer. “I amazed everyone at the hospital!”

Eileen's Story

When Eileen Abrams from Calabasas, Los Angeles, was diagnosed with Lobular stage two breast cancer in 2011, she turned to Penguin Cold Caps as a coping mechanism.

“If you didn’t know me, you wouldn’t think anything differently,” she told website neontommy.com while going through treatment. “One of my girlfriends kind of referred to the cold caps as cheating cancer…I’m cheating the losing the hair experience.”

Lori's Story

One of our greatest strengths is our team of cold cap experts, who offer ongoing support to customers – as Lori Carmel, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, knows first-hand.

“Complete hair loss, which is associated with chemo, was something I was dreading,” she said. “I didn’t want people looking at me and feeling sorry for me that I had cancer.

“Lucky for us, Becka was our local Penguin cold caps representative. Becka made everything happen for us so we could have the caps on the first day of my treatment. We met her at Starbucks and she showed my team how to put the caps on and had a list of the items needed for the cold caps. She even showed up to my first treatment to make sure my team was doing everything right. 

“My husband was in charge of putting the caps on and taking them off. Not only do I credit the Penguin Cold Caps for saving my hair, but also my husband.”

What’s your Penguin cold caps story? Share it with us via our Facebook page, Join the Facebook Support Group or contact us directly.