Updated: Apr 30
If you’re looking for headscarves that provide full head coverage without screaming “turban” or “cancer,” we’ve found some really great ones for you to choose from. In addition to being stylish, these headscarves have been chosen with chemotherapy patients in mind so that they’re easy to slip on and fabrics are soft. (If you're looking for a longer head wrap style, check out our favorites here.)
Turban Plus the Abbey Cap in Ruffle Fabric Chemo Caps Cancer Hats for Women
The Basics: This turban is one of the most reviewed headscarves on Amazon and we understand why: They’re stylish and look less like a turban than a fashionable headscarf. There’s no tying -- you just slip it on and go. Note: You can get the Abbey Cap in a other fabrics as well such as cotton knit, sweater poly-knit, and velour.
Why We Love It: It’ll fit any size head! The base has a stretchy elastic to make it a snug fit, and it’s shirred on sides to add height and volume.
What People are Saying: Many reviewers going through chemotherapy mentioned how good it felt to wear these, and how the back ruffles add height to make it seem as if there is hair underneath.
The Basics: Made from 92% Polyester and 8% Spandex, so it has a little stretch to it. There’s no tying involved; it just slips on and fits any head size. The double side ties drape down your shoulder or back.
Why We Love It: They’re so stylish! The pattern can go with any outfit, and it comes in so many different colors. Plus, it’s light weight and breathable.
What People are Saying: Many reviewers with alopecia or who are going through chemo love this scarf, saying it washes well, it’s soft and has a thin, satin-like liner.
The Basics: Made in the USA, it’s made from 95% Polyester/5% Lycra it’ll stretch to fit most head sizes. There are 24+ colors and patterns to choose from and that they update their prints each season. You can also put them in the washing machine if you use a cold, gentle cycle.
Why We Love It: That this headscarf was “made from women, by women.” We also lovie that they’ve paid special attention to choose fabrics that feel good to the touch. They say they “use only soft, lightweight, comfortable fabrics that stretch with ease. Our high quality fabrics won’t pill and will retain their shape wash after wash.”
What People are Saying: Several people said these headscarves were more comfortable than wigs, and that they love them for the “sassy” prints and patterns.
The Basics: Made from 95% Bamboo Viscose Fabric, which is natural, lightweight and stretchy so that it keeps sensitive scalps cool in summer and warm (not hot!) in winter. It can be worn over or behind the ears, is pre-tied and no-slip.
Why We Love It: They just look so funky and cool and can be tied in a variety of ways.
What People are Saying: Women say they feel very feminine in this headscarf, and they love that it can be worn in so many different ways.
The Basics: Made from 100% cotton, it’s a soft denim look that goes with anything. It’s extra-long at 70”x 20” (almost 6 feet!) so you can wear it in a variety of ways.
Why We Love It: Duh, the denim! It’s totally timeless, and that the fact these are handmade make them all the more special.
What People are Saying: Most reviewers say this head wrap is lightweight but sturdy, breathable and yet large enough to provide substantial coverage.
The Basics: 100% Cotton ,Breathable and can be worn on its own or over wigs.
Why We Love It: Although color choices are limited, the fabrics are contemporary and fashionable. Plus, you can get the look of a slouchy turban with no tying involved!
What People are Saying: Most reviewers love these because they can wear them with dressier clothing and they don’t get too hot.
The Basics: This 27" square is made from a natural, plant-based rayon that’s breathable and lightweight and come in a variety of vivid batik prints.
Why We Love Them: They’re hand crafted in Bali by artisans who receive a fair wage and work in good conditions and they include a kind note sent with each package.
What People are Saying: Besides the attractiveness and fit, people also say how much they love that the seller includes a kind note for best wishes.
The Basics: This comes with three (yes, three!) slip-on headscarves made from soft fashion breathable polyester fabric solid colors. It measures 58cm and is designed for a head circumstance of 54-56cm – which means it may not fit if you have a very small head so measure carefully.
Why We Love Them: Not only is it a great value and works out to be about $5 for each one, but the selection of colors will literally go with anything and everything in your closet.
What People are Saying: Reviewers love the material, and how comfortable they are. Many people are even impressed with the packaging it arrives in, with a card and giftbag so they’re perfect for giving as gifts, especially to someone going through chemo.
The Basics: A pre-tied headscarf made of a mix of cotton and lycra for stretch. Some complain that it’s too sheer but others like that it’s so lightweight.
Why We Love Them: Perfect for a night out! It has a boho chic look and the sparkles add pizzazz without being tacky.
What People are Saying: People feel this head scarf is soft, breathable and even lifts their spirts. Some complain it’s thin but most say it still covers and they like how lightweight it is.
The Basics: Providing complete head coverage, this a cap that looks like an intricately tied headscarf -- and yet, there’s no tying required! Made from a soft bamboo viscose and a little bit of spandex for a bit of stretch, it comes in a huge range of colors and has a full beanie under the scarf, and not just the face.
Why We Love Them: They say sophisticated style, not hair loss or cancer.
What People are saying: Many reviewers say that do not have hair loss and choose to wear this headscarf anyway since it’s so stylish and comfortable.
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