Here are some organisations and suppliers of wigs and other headwear. Remember staff at the hospital will advise you on where to go to choose a wig or suggest organisations for you to use. The companies we list here offer a range of services and wigs. You may need to contact a specialist supplier if you are black or from an ethnic minority.
This is not a comprehensive list but may help you find a wider variety of wigs, hats and other head coverings. If you decide to buy a wig from a store or online without trying it on, check their return policy before you buy. Some of the companies are specifically aimed at people who have hair loss due to cancer.
Most of these companies have been recommended by visitors to our website.
Cancer Care is Cancer Research UK's online shop providing a range of helpful things, for all stages of treatment and recovery. Whether you're shopping for yourself or a loved one, the profits from your purchase go back into cancer research.
Annabandana provide a selection of headwear you can order online or over the phone.
1 Ashe cottages
Tel: 01297 553747
Bold Beanies offer a range of beanie hats, headscarves and wraps for men, women, teens and kids. They are available in liberty prints, plain colours, or you can choose a design of your own choice. There are also gifts and accessories for people with hair loss.
40 Salop Road
Specialises in head wear for hair loss. Offers an online shop for comfortable head scarves, hats, turbans and bandanas for adults and children.
32 Buchanan Drive
Telephone: 01582 750083
Provides free advice and support on hair loss, hair loss prevention (scalp cooling) and hair care, before, during and after cancer treatments.
They offer advice and support to children, teenagers and adults.
Cancer Hair Care
C/O - The Caring Hair Studio
5A Middle Row
Phone: 01438 311 322
Chemo Headwear provide a range of hats, turbans and ready tied headscarves. They are all hand made in the UK and available in small, medium and large sizes. You can order online or over the phone.
Telephone: 01798 861 501
Hats 4 Heads supply a wide range of soft, comfortable hats, sleep hats, scarves, bandanas, turbans, buff/stretchy tubes and other head coverings for those experiencing hair loss. Free brochures and telephone ordering available for those without internet access.
Telephone: 0345 576 4287 (Monday-Friday, 9-4pm)
Little Princess Trust provides and fully funds wigs especially designed for children. They also provide personal fitting and styling to ensure the wig is as close as possible to their original hair. They also now specialise in afro wigs.
To order a wig: 01432 760 060
For all other enquiries phone: 01432 352 359
The Wonderful Wig Company stocks wigs and headwear. You can book an expert wig & hair loss confidence consultation. They have hair loss salons in Sunderland and Newcastle.
Telephone: 0191 232 9432
There are some charities and organisations where you can donate your good quality wigs.
Cancer Hair Care
Cancer Hair Care runs a wig bank. You can donate your unwanted good quality wigs and headwear. They are then professionally cleaned and given to those in need.
There is a network of wig banks around the UK that offer new and donated wigs for sale and hire. People donate wigs they no longer need. The wigs are washed, conditioned and sold for between £10 and £30.