No, you do not need to cut your hair before you start scalp cooling if you don’t want to. Having short hair will not improve scalp cooling outcomes. The only time that cutting your hair before scalp cooling may be helpful is if you have very long thick hair – but only to alleviate some of the weight at the scalp. We have seen that some patients find collarbone length hair easiest to manage. However, we do recommends getting a trim prior to starting treatment to remove any splits ends or dry/damaged hair. If your hair is in good condition before you start scalp cooling, it will make it a lot more manageable during treatment.
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