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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Coles... Coles_mom

Now that's interesting. Kind of a throw-back to old England and the upper class wearing the powdered wigs. I don't know what I'd do if I saw one in public- but I live in a small southern town where there is never anything out of the ordinary. It would probably go over better in NYC.

rhps2000 rhps2000

This is brilliant! I love the pixie! :)

Lynette Lynette

Bet it's a lot more comfortable than a wig, so cute!

nonmember avatar kaerae

The model still has her lashes and brows, of course it looks cute. Try using an actual patient as a model so you can see how it looks with NOOOO hair!

Londo... London420

I think the look is hideous.  Much rather wear a real wig or even a scarf.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Those actually look really hot! Between hit flashes I don't see how this would be comfy. I see the idea though.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Oh yea I agree with using a real cancer patient as a model.

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

OMG these look ridiculous. The only one even remotely passable would be the "pixie" just as a kitchy winter hat type thing.  Chemo causes loss of eyelashes and brows, not to mention hot flashes. I dont think it would world in the real world :(

Kzint... KzintiFeline

Well, I'm a cancer patient and think these look pretty interesting.  After 20 rounds of chemotherapy (with a lot more to go), I've lost a lot of my hair, but not my eyebrows or eyelashes yet.  I'm about to start wig shopping, and might consider one of these as well.

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