"When I learned I was going to have chemo, I decided to try cold caps as a means to keep my hair. As a nurse, I knew about the concept, but didn't know the details. I asked my doctors for information and was surprised the only thing they would give me was a sheet with websites of different companies that offered the caps and I was told to research them myself. Most of the websites were vague about the product and the services. Warrior Caps was the most comprehensive and affordable. I contact Lisa and set up a meeting for the next Saturday where the whole process was described and what I could expect. I opted to go with Warrior Caps and use Jeffrey, their capping specialist to do my capping so my husband was free to take care of me during chemo. An added bonus was that Lisa has been a constant source of emotional support answering questions, giving me tips to get through chemo and cheering me on throughout the whole process. The psychological impact of keeping most of my hair has been invaluable. Looking in the mirror and seeing a "normal" me during an abnormal time has been a true blessing" ~ Elise G., Graduated Warrior
A real "Warrior" on your side during your fight. The owner of Warrior Caps has thoughtfully designed her company to aid customers and their families during their battle with cancer. The aid comes in several forms: 1. The product itself is designed to protect chemotherapy patients from losing their hair as a result of their treatment 2. The additional products and training with the Warrior Caps are designed to keep the survivor comfortable, the hair in place and the survivor and family prepared for the process 3. The staff at Warrior Caps really cares about the survivor and is a resource for support. When I first learned there were "chemo" caps to protect patients from losing their hair I was skeptical: is the high cost worth it? What if the hair falls out anyway? I also didn't know how much work saving the hair would be. I have since learned there are several providers of caps, all with different costs. The owner of Warrior Caps has purposely priced the rental of the caps and other additional product to cover costs without gauging its customer. Hair loss can and will occur during the period of use but the amount was minimized using this chemo cap rental service. I have several friends use other providers and they experienced a greater amount of hair loss and were not so sure that the chemo cap was worth it. It is if you use Warrior Caps. I believe the difference was the training and side items provided by the company that kept loss so minimalized. Watching you-tube videos to figure out how to change out caps and take care of hair just does not prepare the family for the work that is required or give them the confidence they can do it. I am so glad we chose Warrior Caps because their hands on training allowed us to figure out the process without losing hair. Note: for an additional cost you can request Warrior Caps to do the work for you and this is not available with all companies. Another thing that not available with most other companies is are the extended instructions about hair combing and washing, dry ice preparations and locations and other helpful resources Warrior Caps goes above and beyond to aid you at this most stressful time. If you want to keep your hair during chemotherapy then use Warrior Caps, it is worth the time and money as you will have a successful outcome and a less stressful time trying to figure it out. ~ Kristen N., Family member of Graduated Warrior
"So proud of my friend Lisa for taking heartbreak and tragedy and turning it into a positive for others. She is the most giving person I know and I am blessed to have her in my life" ~ Kerry, friend of Owner Lisa
"Jeff was such a blessing to our Warrior Princess" ~ Julie, mother of Warrior Jennie
"I was fortunate to meet Lisa & Jeff and to have them by my side throughout my chemo treatment. Lisa demonstrated true characteristics of a survivor with optimism and strength, and showered me with constant support and inspiration! She generously shared all her experiences and anticipated all my needs. I felt that I could always count on her and Jeff. I appreciated everything they did which included saving my hair. It was important to me to have the normalcy of having hair for my children and Warrior Caps helped me achieve that goal! Thank you Lisa & Jeff ~ Graduated Warrior Gloria
"BECAUSE SOME WARRIORS HAVE HAIR! Can you believe this hair? No doubt, I have dark brown roots inches long, my hair is thinner and dry and I lost about 1/3 of all my hair. BUT FRIENDS...6 ROUNDS OF TOXIC, CANCER KILLING CHEMO AND THIS.GIRL.HAS.HAIR! Bald is beautiful and it is within the heart of each of us to decide how we are going to try and manage this fight! Sooo many decisions. So many questions! So many things you have no control over!...But please know dear friends, you have an option when it comes to your hair and should you choose to try and keep yours, in the midst of this fight, Warrior Caps have got your back! Lisa and Jeff were not only my Warrior Cap heroes, they have also become family! I love them dearly and my battle was so much easier with them by my side! Love you Lisa and Jeff and Thank You for your support, encouragement, friendship and love! #somewarriorshavehair #warriorcaps #thisis warriorcapfamily #Godsquad ~ Graduated Warrior Jennie
"Kristi feels fortunate to have met Lisa, owner of Warrior Caps early in her journey. With Lisa's help and hypothermia caps, Kristi was able to keep her hair through chemotherapy. This was a wonderful option for a working mom of young kids! Keeping her hair allowed her to shield her kids from at least one of the harsh effects of chemo. She was able to continue to be a wife and a mommy without some of the attention that would have come from losing her hair." - Partial Bio from Warrior Kristi for Puttin on the Pink Luncheon, Fort Worth, TX
"Lisa, you are doing amazing work! I can't stop talking about the excellent and personalized service you provide. Thank you for being an essential part of my chemo team. WE KICKED CANCERS BUTT!!" - Graduated Warrior Yajis
"Lisa, you truly nailed it with Warrior Caps! Your expertise, your faith in me, your TLC, and your support made all the difference in my treatment experience! Keeping all of my hair was a counterpart marathon to the chemo marathon, and it was a life-changing experience for me. Thank you for being a trail-blazer and my cheerleader - and for creating a successful, positive business! With your guidance, I felt empowered to get better sooner because I looked like "me". I'm proud to be a Warrior and I'm proud to pay it forward!" ~ Graduated Warrior Jineen
"Dear Lisa, as an Oncology Nurse and your Case Manager I watched you as you went through chemo with the determination to have some control over what was happening to you and your body. This control manifested itself in your decision to keep your hair instead of shaving your head and wearing a wig. I watched as you refused to give in to naysayers and doubters and insisted on your right to have cold cap therapy as part of your treatment regime. AND, YOU KEPT YOUR HAIR. I watched this same determination play itself out when other patients approached you about the cold cap therapy but were unable to afford it. You started on a mission to make it affordable for most and again you succeeded. I watched as you started your company "WARRIOR CAPS" and I watched as you fought the system for every patient's right to wear the cold caps during therapy. You didn't stop there. You went so much further by providing personal attention to each Warrior. You formed "WARRIOR CAPS" and I watched as you took the negatives away from your experience and made the cold cap therapy a positive and affordable experience for patients who want to participate. Lisa, you are a true hero, in my book. You had the vision of giving some control to patients who want to keep their hair and making it affordable for them AND you did it. KUDOSE AND LOVE TO YOU." ~ Marti Boren, RN, OCN
"I was informed on a Thursday the following Tuesday I would begin chemotherapy. My oncologist said one of the side effects would be losing my hair. After discussing the situation with my husband we decided Thursday night not to cold cap - with everything going on it would be too much. The next morning I woke up and knew I needed to try and my husband supported that decision too. So, for the rest of the day I researched all the companies listed by the Rapunzel Project. In order to research Warrior Caps I emailed the company on a Friday night and I received a quick response. Of course, that left a good impression but that was only the beginning. After checking the prices and the resources that were provided I decided Warrior Caps was not only the most economical but also the company with the most support. By Saturday I had signed up with the company and by Sunday the resources I needed started to arrive. We were not able to meet in person for training since we do not live in Texas, however, with Warrior Caps very specific instructions, a contact cell phone number in our hands and lots of time viewing videos examples, my husband and I arrived for the first chemo treatment with a cooler, dry ice, caps and the suppliers we received from Warrior Caps. My chemo infusion side indulged me and gave us plenty of space but I could see I was not their typical patient. In fact, I later found out that during the time I was receiving chemo I was the only person doing cold capping at the site. The doctors and nurses let us do what we needed to do but the most support we received for the process was from Lisa. She believed that the process would work for me, even when I wondered. By my final session we had several believers on the staff and when I went to my follow up oncologist appointment after my chemo treatments he said it was the best cold capping result he had ever seen. When I was leaving my radiology appointment a few months after chemo I was asked by someone in the elevator if I worked in the building, the person was surprised when I said I was a patient. One of the primary members of my support team has been Lisa - emails, cards, flowers to celebrate the end of chemo - and the support continued long past my last chemo application. So if you want to keep your hair so you can look in the mirror and see the person you saw before your diagnosis or if you want to decide who knows your diagnosis then, I would not only recommend cold capping - I would recommend Warrior Caps. The price is the most economical and the support is priceless. I cannot thank Lisa enough for walking this path with me. If you choose to keep your hair, then Warrior Caps should be your choice. ~ C. Smith, Long Island, NY.
When I was diagnosed with cancer, I quickly sought support from people who had been through it. It ultimately lead me to local, fellow young survivor/warrior, Lisa. I was connected to the online, private support group she created as a safe place to share. Lisa offered to meet with me when my head was spinning with questions and emotions out of control. I was hopeful that I wouldn't need chemo. Lisa briefly mentioned cold-capping. I put it out of my mind, because I didn't want to think about chemo as a reality. Lisa was supportive and never pushy about cold-capping, just told me about its existence. What was discovered during surgery changed my course -- cancer in a lymph node = chemo. Lisa was checking in throughout the process of getting my plan together. My treatment involved 8 dose dense rounds of AC and Taxol - known to be one of the harshest on hair. Lisa confirmed. With the help of my family, we enlisted Jeff from Warrior Caps for professional capping services. My family felt it paramount to my success to take that capping burden off my closest friends and family, and ensure that all was done just perfect so no one was to blame. Jeff was an important part of our team, spending up to 11 hours with me on chemo days - in/out of the chemo facility and our home. He has a calm demeanor and takes his job very seriously. He bonded with my kids. Although I experienced my share of hair loss, which was emotionally hard, I would do it over again. Cold capping gave me hope when I needed it most. I was not ready to lose my hair at the beginning. Cold capping made chemo days so that I was never alone in that treatment center. Cold capping gave me a reason to share my story with so many people across the world. I had to reinvent my look and ways of feeling like myself. Saving my hair allowed me to go in public and defy the chemo-patient look. Even until the very end with significant hair loss, my own sister could not tell that I had lost so much! There are ways to cover and disguise partial hair loss...even if that hair loss is significant! Bald is different than very thinned. Two months post-chemo hair stopped shedding, and I had even more options for hair-styling because I stuck with capping. Lisa is VERY supportive to cancer warriors regardless of hair-care/capping personal decisions. Lisa is a true advocate and encourager. I can't imagine that any other cold cap company can compete on customer service and passion. ~Lori B.
Warrior Caps allowed me to live a normal life during chemo and to move on quickly after it was over. No embarrassing questions, no furtive looks, no pitying glances, and not waiting a year or more to feel like myself again. No one knew I had cancer unless I told them. This privacy and dignity was so powerful for me. Lisa and Jeff are absolutely incredible. Lisa answered warmly on the first ring when I called and soothed my worries and confusion when I was first investigating the cold caps process. It can feel overwhelming and even a little frivolous to be devoting so much energy to hair when you are facing chemo, but I'm so glad I chose Warrior Caps. I called every single cold caps provider and Warrior Caps was far superior in price, value and customer service. Jeff was invaluable teaching my dad the capping process - he arrived early and made sure my dad felt comfortable with each step. My dad would say he was nervous being entrusted with my hair as my capper and Jeff was so diligent in teaching and reassuring him. Warrior Caps has my full recommendation! ~ Zia, graduated Warrior