Penguin Cold Caps

Cold Capping

What is Cold Cap Therapy?

Cold Cap Therapy is a non-invasive, treatment that helps cancer patients retain their hair during chemotherapy.

A specially designed cap, filled with a cold Crylon gel, gently hugs the patients head and lowers the temperature of their scalp.

The metabolic rate of the hair capillaries reduce, moving them into a hibernated state. And it’s this that effectively stops the hair bulbs from absorbing the chemo toxins, so the patient is able to save their hair.

I was on one of the strongest chemo regimens and still kept at least 95% of my hair

Lynn Chemo Cold Cap Before and After

What is the success rate?

Most customers retain between 60 to 90% of their hair.

Several factors including hair type, drug regimen, and the time taken to detox and reduce the toxins immediately after the infusion will affect hair retention results. By closely following your Personalized Penguin Cold Capping schedule, you too can save up to 90% of your hair.

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Why does Penguin Cold Caps get the best results?

There are two types of Cold Cap therapy – manual and machine. Penguin Cold Caps is a manual system.

This means that patients can move around while undergoing treatment and do not need to stay connected to a machine.

There are 3 key reasons why manual Cold Cap therapy gets better results:

  • Machine Cold Caps are often removed 60 minutes or less after treatment ends and the patient leaves the clinic. The toxicity of the chemo takes time to dilute in the body. Removing the cap too early allows the drugs to penetrate the warming hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.
  • Machine capping is not as cold as manual capping.
  • Machine caps do not hug the head as closely as manual caps. This means that not all parts of the scalp are cooled sufficiently, which can lead to bald patches.
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While cancer was taking everything else, saving my hair was the one thing I felt I had a level of control over. My hair looks amazing after chemo – super healthy, lots of growth, and most importantly, I still look like me.

– Jennifer

What does it feel like?

While the caps are cold, many patients tell us they expected them to feel far worse.

Cold capping will never be an entirely comfortable experience, but most people find the cold bearable. The first cap is the coldest – but as the scalp cools and the nerve endings numb, patients say they don’t notice the cold as much.

Cold capping does require commitment – it’s not a ‘walk in the park.’

But if saving your hair is important to you and you stick to your personalized schedule,  you’ll have a high chance of success.

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Ask a rep?

Your Penguin rep is there to make things as easy as possible for you.

Many of our reps have used the Cold Caps to save their own hair – so they understand how you are feeling and will support you throughout. They will help you place your order and prepare your personalized cold capping schedule. They can also arrange a professional capper or provide training if you’re doing it yourself.

Got a question before you order. Request a Call-back, and we’ll put you in touch with your local rep.

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Although saving my hair wasn’t the most important aspect of my treatment, I didn’t want others to see me as a cancer patient. I wanted to retain some sense of normality.

Read Cheryl’s’s Story

Did you know we have been established for 25 years.

How much does it cost?

Penguin Cold Caps are available on a rental basis and are charged per month rather than per treatment.

You’ll also need to pay for shipping, dry-ice sourced locally, and if you choose, cold cap training, or the services of a professional capper to assist you on the day.

You can also pay for onsite and video training, or even potentially the services of a professional capper to assist you on the day to take all the stress away.

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The Original Cold Cap company

Penguin Cold Caps are the founders of the Cold Cap Therapy and have helped thousands of cancer patients save their hair over the past 25 years.

In 1996, Frank Fronda, the company’s founder, engineer, and businessman, first became aware of the devastating impact hair loss has on chemotherapy patients. Determined to find a solution, Frank pioneered the very first Cold Cap design. Since then, Frank and his team have continued researching and developing Cold Cap technology, introducing innovative materials and new techniques to improve performance and patient success.