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Drew,

 

In my experience, it's probably better to do one or the other. The more coverings you put on, the more you risk damaging the grafts.

 

I'm sure the clinic will give you both the hat and the bandana. Personally, I wore the hat on the way home from the clinic and the bandana for the day's worth of flights. I find the bandana light and uninteruptive unlike a hat where the brim kept falling in my face.

 

Best wishes,

 

Bill


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The first days that i had to go from the clinic to the hotel i used the one my doctor gave me, which was a very very very awful, like a blue paper for patients in a hospital.

 

By the time i had to fly to my home i bought and used this:

 

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its 100% Cotton (what you need) and if you buy a big size it won't even touch your grafts.

 

my 2 cents.

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I was given a sweat band to reduce swelling and wore a loose cap, the rim of the cap can be placed over the sweat/head band preventing it from touching the receipt or donor area.

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i used a bandana and kept a band aid around to give something for the bandana to lean on so it was sort of like a tent with nothing touching the grafts,

 

very imaginative lol

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Originally posted by miked:

I prefer the ones that come with a fake pony tail out the back. icon_razz.gif

 

 

 

I was thinking of getting the biker hat with fake ponytail. icon_smile.gif

 

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A bandanna works great .

Also get a travel pillow and one of those big ble gel icepacks to rest your head against .

Trust me on this youll be thanking me big time.

It conforms to your head perfectly and alleviates the tightness and greatly reduces the pressure when you lay back.

You can even cool it [not freeze} it feels great plus helps with the swelling

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I'll second the suggestion of having a neck-/travel-pillow handy for the first few (two to four) nights. It's not essential, but is helpful. Of course, everyone's different. Understand, though, you'll be sleeping pretty uncomfortably during that initial phase of recovery (the meds. might help knock you out somewhat fast, though).

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I had a sarah wrap over my head (sort of like a shower cap) and had a loose fitting cap over. This is to prevent the cap from touching the graft.

 

However, to do it again, I would advise against wearing anything until the grafts are settled (around 7-10 days). It is not worth it.


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Originally posted by PLEASE GROW PLEASE:

A bandanna works great .

Also get a travel pillow and one of those big ble gel icepacks to rest your head against .

Trust me on this youll be thanking me big time.

It conforms to your head perfectly and alleviates the tightness and greatly reduces the pressure when you lay back.

You can even cool it [not freeze} it feels great plus helps with the swelling

 

 

That's a great idea!

 

Thanks!


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You could always try this look to help disguise the immed post op phase:

 

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I used a Bandana, worked great!!


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I wore a Toque, which I usually wear, except I cut a bandana in half and wore it under the hat, sisnt want to snag the grafts, but after a long day it sucked. at work I wore a loose old flexfit baseball cap backwards, forwords would have caused a snag, I looked like a dirt bag.

 

if you dont care about how you look wear something ascinine, like a duRag, lol.

 

check out goorin Bros. and Hanna hats, I wish I invested better after the HT.


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