I’ve had some questions in relation to the cold cap and what products you can / can’t use so I brought a few products in with me this time to see what was ok to use. One of the nurses has recently been to a Paxman conference (the cold cap supplier) so she was able to give me up to date info on what is and isn’t allowed. Basically, if you’re looking at products you need to try to avoid:
Coconut oil is the best thing to use if your scalp is getting dry/ irritated. Just melt down the solid form you get in the health food store. Put it in your hair before you plan to wash it and rinse out with two gentle washes in tepid water to remove the oil.
You can wash your hair 2-3 times a week but for those in between days Batiste dry shampoo is ok to use.
It’s ok to use a little conditioner (I thought this was a no no).
I brought in two root touch up products and both are good to use:
- L’Oréal Magic Retouch
- John Freida Root Blur
The leave in conditioner I was hoping to use was given the seal of approval. It’s MooGoo Protein shot and can be used in your hair when it’s wet or dry so should help anyone trying to battle the frizz without styling products.