Christine Headwear

Christine Headwear offers luxury headwear solutions for women suffering the effects of chemotherapy and other hair loss related illnesses

When women suffer a serious disease and treatment they may lose their hair, they fight not only to survive, but also to sustain a feeling of normality, femininity and dignity. Christine Headwear products are designed to provide women with a real choice and the opportunity to feel beautiful during a difficult time.

Rigon Headwear is the Australian supplier of the Danish Designed Christine range of stylish and practical headscarves which are manufactured from a blend of the softest silk, finest cotton blends including Bamboo which are all 100% natural materials to allow sensitive skin to breathe. The Christine headscarves are fully lined and seam free to avoid irritation to delicate scalps and are a fresh, stylish and comfortable alternative to a wig.

Hair Loss

Generally, hair loss, also known as alopecia (‘lack of hair’), can be divided into two categories: temporary and permanent hair loss. Thin hair or hair loss may be the result of diseases such as androgenic alopecia or it may be caused by critical illness and the subsequent treatment.

Some women suffer from thin hair due to either hormonal changes or disease. The condition can be temporary or of a permanent nature. Whatever the reason, having thin hair, in some cases the scalp is visible though the hair, can be a challenge for most women. Christine Headwear offers many opportunities for women with thin hair. You can use our headwear to cover your hair completely or you can show parts of your hair. Maybe let a bit of hair show under a scarf or use a headband that covers the top of your head and can be styled and draped to show more or less hair.
Permanent hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia, appears in both men and women. Androgenic alopecia in women is also referred to as female pattern baldness. At the age of 50, 20-25% of women show signs of female pattern baldness. Hair loss may also result in patchy baldness (alopecia areata), which is a relatively frequent type of hair loss causing baldness in one or several oval patches.

As permanent hair loss is most common in men, and because a lot of the female identity often lies within the hair, it can be difficult to cope with losing one’s hair as a woman. In the case of female pattern baldness, the hair does not grow back; it is a permanent condition that the woman must learn to live with, and it may have large mental and cosmetic consequences for the individual woman.

Temporary hair loss is usually caused by medical treatment for a disease. One of the most common side effects of medication is that it affects the cells of the hair follicles, causing patients to lose some or all of their hair from both head and body. This type of hair loss is known as anagen effluvium. The level of hair loss depends on the type of medication the patient gets.

Stress
Another form of temporary hair loss is caused by stress. If the body is exposed to mental or physical stress, it may cause sudden hair loss with large tufts of hair falling out. This type of hair loss is called patchy baldness or alopecia areata. Fortunately, patchy baldness caused by stress is also temporary. Once the balance of the body has been restored, and it is free from the stress that caused the hair loss, most people will get their normal hair back.

Hair loss often sets in shortly after the beginning of a medical treatment. Most patients experience patchy baldness at first, losing their hair completely as the treatment continues. There is no cure for hair loss caused by medication, but fortunately most patients’ hair grows back again 2-3 months after completion of their treatment. The new hair may look different from what it looked like before the treatment in terms of both colour and texture. However, in the long run most patients will get their normal hair back.

Christine Care Instructions

To make sure your headwear looks like new even after many washes, we recommend that you wash it by hand using a washing liquid for delicate articles. We recommend to steam our garments for the gentlest care possible. Dry it by laying it flat on a clean and dry towel.

Handwash

Dry flat in shade

Do not tumble dry

Low heat iron

Do not bleach

Dryclean

With any solvent except Trichloroethylene

How to tie and style

With only a few adjustments, you can make your headwear personal and stylish. Take a look at our step-by-step tutorials here and find out how easy it is to style Christine Headwear’s different designs.

Tying Instructions

A downloadable step-by-step guide on how to tie your headwear is in this PDF. Just follow the simple guidelines, and your headwear will look perfect and fashionable every day.

Design by Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen has worked with us to design two new limited edition headwear styles available in different colourways.

We’re sure you will love the new feminine turban and headscarf designs: Akina and Azure.

And the best thing is that all proceeds from this campaign will be donated to the charitable program ‘Look Good Feel Better’.

For more Information about Look Good Feel Better,
please visit the website.