Why a Cap on a Wig?
When I lost all my hair from chemotherapy, I got a wig. Soon after, I had problems styling the hair. The hairline didn’t look natural. I felt itchy under the wig because my scalp was sensitive from chemo. I was suffocating under the amount of hair!
During my cancer treatment, I wore a baseball cap on top of my wig to cover the hairline, and I loved the look.
Then, I got to thinking. What if you could permanently attach hair to caps?
Our Cap Wig is not only breathable but fashionable and comfortable without itchy hair rubbing against your scalp.
The caps come in a variety of colors and materials (cotton and velvet) for both adults and children.
100% human hair is permanently attached to the cap creating a ready-to-wear look with no styling needed!
By donating, you’re not only giving a cancer patient a wig, you’re giving her confidence.
A woman’s hair is an incredible form of self-expression so hair loss can be especially tough for those fighting cancer.
At the Verma Foundation, we believe every woman experiencing hair loss because of chemotherapy should have access to a wig in which she can feel beautiful and confident during her treatment.
Donate to “Put a Cap on Cancer”
The Verma Foundation spends an average of $250 per recipient. When it comes to connecting cancer patients with high-quality cap wigs, the Verma Foundation covers every imaginable cost, and our recipients never pay a dime. We are completely reliant on donated funds to grant cap wigs, and we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation so that we can accommodate all the worthy women and children that seek out help from the Verma Foundation.
Losing my hair.
Nearly 60 percent of women consider hair loss to be the most dreaded side effect they face when undergoing chemotherapy.
I was that statistic.
When the doctor told me I had Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the first thing I thought about was my hair.
Am I going to lose it?
It may sound trivial and superficial, but most women will tell you that hair is a big part of our identity. While I knew hair loss was imminent, nothing prepared me for the emotional toll it would take.
One day after my second round of chemotherapy, I remember taking a shower at night, and as I massaged the shampoo into my hair, strands of hair wrapped around my fingers and went down the drain. To my horror, I would gently tug a long piece of hair and it would painlessly fall out. One piece, two, three and then whole chunks were coming out as I brushed my hair. Every pillow I laid on and chair I sat on would be covered with dead hair.
The next night I decided to just close my eyes and comb out the dead hair. It was horrifying to watch fistfuls tossed into the trash. As if cancer hadn’t already robbed me of enough, the bitch was now after my hair! After a week, most of my hair was gone, and I had serious thinning. I could no longer recognize the bald figure staring back in the mirror. Most women facing cancer would tell you the sight is depressing.
Thankfully, I have good health insurance that covered the cost of a wig. Some women don’t have the same benefit, and wigs are expensive costing up to $2000. Many women, especially those struggling to cover health care bills, cannot afford the cost of a quality wig. That’s why I decided to raise money and donate free high quality Cap Wigs to women and children fighting cancer.
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