Knitted Wigs Give Women With Cancer a Beautiful New Way to Hide Hair Loss

pixieThis is no ordinary hair weave! London student Louise Walker has taken knitting to a whole new level by creating yarn wigs for cancer survivors. Offered in a rainbow of colors and cool, inventive designs, it is the most unique and creative option we've ever seen for women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy or alopecia.

It's an amazing and new option for patients who often feel like they don't have one. Louise, a student from London, began knitting a couple of years ago and "it took over my life," she told UK's The Daily Mail. At first knitting during long college lectures, she began making her headpieces as part of a photography project called "Wooly Head." But that has since morphed into something entirely different. Her hope is to help give women their confidence back with these amazing designs. (She also knits adorable animals too.)

Formed into classic hairstyles like a curly bob, a pixie, long flowing yarn tresses, and more, she was inspired by watching her hairdresser mother work with clients over the years. "I like vintage stuff and I was inspired by the recent revival," she said. "This is a contemporary take on [the trend]." Each piece can take up to a week to make and people have shown interest from all over the world. I love, love, love this idea. They are certainly head turners. Each one is unique and special, much like the women who will wear them.

It's a wonderful option for cancer patients, don't you think?



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