Free Hats, Wigs & Scarves

Free Hats, Wigs & Scarves for Cancer Patients
This page was originally published January 9, 2018 and updated January 13, 2023.

Free Wigs (and More!)  for Cancer Patients

Living with cancer isn’t easy. And for cancer patients, hair loss can be one of the most emotionally devastating side effects. While it is not a life-threatening condition, it can be extremely distressing, affecting both appearance and self-confidence. In addition to being a visible reminder of the disease, studies show hair loss can even lead to serious depression. While the many head covering options available to you during cancer treatment (including wigs, hats, and scarves) offer a solution, they can be very expensive.

However, there are many free programs that help cancer patients who are experiencing hair loss, including no-cost wigs, hats, and scarves options. National nonprofit organizations offer free wigs, scarves, and hats with the hope that these items help you feel a little more comfortable and confident during this challenging time. Many choices are available to suit your individual preferences and needs, and all are available at zero cost to cancer patients.

Cancer treatment is so very hard in so many ways, and the added burden of hair loss just compounds an incredibly difficult situation. The generous programs listed below provide everything from free head scarves to caps to free wigs for cancer patients who have experienced hair loss due to cancer treatments. If you are a patient in the USA and have experienced cancer-related hair loss, please reach out to these national programs that will help you at no cost. ❤️

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Courage for the Soul Free Head Scarf for Cancer Patients

Courage for the Soul Head Scarves

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Courage for the Soul is a nonprofit that provides cancer patients in the USA who are experiencing hair loss while in active treatment with a lovely free head scarf upon request. This program is designed to uplift and support those in active treatment. To request your free head scarf, please complete this form on the Courage for the Soul website.


Knots of Love Free Beanies for Cancer Patients

Knots of Love Beanies

Main URL: Visit
Email: info@knotsoflove.org

Description:

Knots of Love is a nonprofit that provides handmade beanies to cancer patients throughout the USA. If you are currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment and would like a free knitted beanie, please send an email to the address above with your request. For more on this no-cost program for cancer patients, please visit the Knots of Love website here.


The Turban Project Free Headcoverings for Cancer Patients

The Turban Project

Main URL: Visit
Email: turbanproject@outlook.com

Description:

The Turban Project is a national nonprofit network of volunteers that provides a variety of beautiful handmade head coverings to cancer patients nationwide. Choose from a turban, cap, beanie or crochet hat. All products are free and there are no shipping charges. Please view the handmade options and use this online form to make your request.


The Pink Wig Project Free Wig for Cancer Patients

The Pink Wig Project

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (901) 443-6209
Email: info@pinkwigproject.org

Description:

The Pink Wig Project provides a fun and sassy pink wig at no cost to cancer patients in the USA who are in active treatment. If you currently receiving cancer treatment and are looking for a pretty, feminine, and bold new look, visit the website to learn more about this wonderful program. To request your free wig, please complete the online form here.


Pink Heart Funds Free Witg Program

Pink Heart Funds Free Wig Program

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Pink Heart Funds is a nonprofit organization that provides free human hair wigs for any woman in the USA who is experiencing hair loss from chemotherapy or radiation. If have cancer treatment-related hair loss, please visit this link to choose your style and order your free wig online.


Angel Hair Free Wig Program for Cancer Patients

Angel Hair Inc. Free Wig Program

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Angel Hair Inc. is a national nonprofit organization that provides one free wig every five years to cancer patients who have experienced hair loss due to treatments. This program is available to cancer patients throughout the USA. To apply for your free wig, please visit this link to download and mail your application form.


National Wigs for Cancer Society

National Wigs for Cancer Society

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Free wig program by the National Wigs for Cancer Society that helps both insured and uninsured cancer patients in the USA. National Wigs for Cancer Society provides funding through insurance, independent fundraising, and private donations. Programs are available nationwide and based on financial need. To apply, please visit this link.


TRS Care Wig Program

TRS Care Wig Program

Main URL: Visit

Description:

TRS Care is a national nonprofit organization that helps insured cancer patients in the USA qualify for free medical wigs and post-mastectomy essentials through insurance. They advocate on your behalf to verify eligibility, get coverage amount, and file claims through the insurance company at zero cost to cancer patients. To get started, please complete this form on their website.


Hair We Share Free Wig Program

Hair We Share Free Wig Program

Main URL: Visit
Email: care@hairweshare.org

Description:

Hair We Share is a national nonprofit program that provides one wig free of charge to children 18 years old and under with a medical hair loss condition. For those over 18, a free wig is provided to patients with demonstrated financial need. All applications must be residents of the USA. Those over 18 must be willing to provide proof of household income. To apply for this free wig program, please visit this link.


WigsandWishes Free wigs for cancer patients

Wigs & Wishes

Main URL: Visit
Email: wigs@wigsandwishes.org

Description:

Free wig program for cancer patients experiencing hair loss. This nonprofit works with a network of salon owners, stylists and beauty industry experts to provide no-cost wigs to women and children with cancer in the USA. To request a free wig through this program, please search for an available salon nearest you to get started. If you need help locating a salon, email the address above for help.


Battle Cap Project Free Hats for Cancer Patients

Battle Cap Project

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Soft, one-of-a-kind caps provided at no charge and handmade by the founder, Kurt Stapleton, to provide much-needed warmth and comfort to cancer patients across the USA. To request your free hand-knitted cap, please visit the website and complete the form here.


The Butterfly Club Free Wig program for Cancer Patients

The Butterfly Club

Main URL: Visit
Contact: Get in Touch

Description:

National free wig program for women, teenagers and children who experience hair loss due to cancer treatments. Wig fittings, caps, cut & style are all provided completely free of charge. To request your free wig and associated services, please visit this online link or email the address above for help.


Hope Scarves Free Scarf for Cancer Patients

Hope Scarves

Main URL: Visit
Email: hello@hopescarves.org

Description:

Hope Scarves provides free scarves for anyone facing a cancer diagnosis and the loss of hair due to treatment.  All ages are welcome to apply. Each scarf comes wrapped in a happy package with a scarf, story, scarf-tying instructions and information about Hope Scarves. To request your free scarf, please visit the website link here.


Verma Foundation Free Caps for Cancer Patients

The Verma Foundation

Main URL: Visit
Contact: Get in Touch

Description:

The Verma Foundation offers free cap wigs, stylish caps with real human hair already attached. These caps can be tailored to patient preference as to both cap and hair color. To apply for this free cap and wig program, you will fill out an application and your doctor will submit a note about your diagnosis and verify your medical need. For the free online application, please visit this link.


Chemocessories

Chemocessories

Main URL: Visit
Email: Chemocessories@Gmail.Com

Description:

Free personalized scarves and turbans for women undergoing cancer treatments “to lift spirits and to remind each woman that treatment in no way diminishes the beautiful woman within.” Each item is handmade and tailored to the recipient’s preferences. To request a free set, please complete this form on their website here.


Good Wishes Free Wig for Cancer Patients

Good Wishes

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 778-5998
Email: Info@GoodWishesScarves.org

Description:

Good Wishes provides one free It’s a Wrap© or Good Wishes Scarf to anyone experiencing the thinning or loss of hair as a result of illness or treatment. To request a free wrap for yourself or a loved one, please visit this link.


Heavenly Hats free program for cancer patients

Heavenly Hats

Main URL: Visit
Email: anthony@heavenlyhats.com

Description:

Heavenly Hats is a national nonprofit organization that collects and distributes brand-new hats for cancer patients in the USA who have lost hair due to treatment. Hats are provided at no cost. If you or a loved one has lost hair due to cancer, please complete this online form to request your free hat package.


eBeauty Community Free Wigs

EBeauty Community Inc.

Main URL: Visit
Contact: Get in Touch

Description:

EBeauty Community Inc. offers a free national wig exchange program. Wigs are refurbished and sent, free of charge, to women in need who have lost hair due to medical conditions including cancer. This program is available to all in the USA. Those seeking wigs can select style, color and other options via the website here.


ACS Free Wig Bank

American Cancer Society Free Wig Bank Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 227-2345

Description:

The American Cancer Society’s wig bank program offers free hairpieces to cancer patients in the USA. This program is open to all cancer patients regardless of income or health insurance status. Patients are eligible for 1 wig every rolling 12 months while they are in active treatment, regardless of insurance status. To apply for the ACS Free Wig Bank Program, please call the toll-free phone number above to be put in touch with your local wig bank.


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6 Comments

  1. I love this! I am going to share this with the woman I work with. Little things like this help brighten someone’s day in a big way.

    • Thank you for sharing the information with your coworker, Missy. We wish you both the best and hope it brightens her day.

  2. A friend of mine shared this page on Facebook and recommended getting in touch with Good Wishes. I will be sure to share this and pass it along as well.

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