Preparing for Scalp
Cooling with Amma

Preparing for Scalp Cooling with Amma™ involves a combination of communication, education, and personal readiness. By taking these steps, you set the stage for a positive and empowering experience during your chemotherapy journey. Cooler Heads is committed to supporting you every step of the way, providing not just a cooling system but a companion in your quest to retain your identity and face cancer treatment with dignity. Here’s a guide on what you need to do to prepare yourself for Scalp Cooling with Amma™ before your treatment day.


Consultation with
Your Healthcare Team

Before diving into scalp cooling, it’s crucial to have an open conversation with your healthcare team. Discuss your interest in using Amma™ and ensure that it aligns with your overall treatment plan. Your medical professionals can provide insights into the compatibility of scalp cooling with your specific chemotherapy regimen and offer personalized guidance.


Educate Yourself

Understanding how Amma™ works and what to expect during the process is empowering. Take the time to educate yourself on the technology behind scalp cooling and its potential benefits. Cooler Heads will provide you with resources, information, and answer any questions you might have that can help you feel more informed and prepared for the experience.


Fitting Your Cap

A proper fitting ensures that the cooling cap is comfortable and securely placed on your head during the treatment. So, we’ll show you how to fit it! On the day of treatment, typically the patient will prep for scalp cooling with their accessories which consists of a prepping hair, applying the cooling wrap that has been pre-fit-making small adjustments, then finishing with compression cap for a snug fit, then they will take their pre-meds to cool before chemotherapy begins.

Prepare for Treatment Day

On the day of your treatment, it’s essential to arrive prepared. Dress comfortably and consider wearing a button-down shirt to make it easier to put on and take off the scalp cooling cap. Bring any personal items you might want during the session, such as a cozy blanket, lip balm, a book, headphones, a journal to document your experience, a Netflix Series or crossword puzzle.


Arrange Support

While Amma™ is designed for ease of use, having a friend or family member accompany you during your treatment session can provide emotional support. Our Support Team is available for phone call or text anytime you need them. That includes during your treatment for an extra pair of eyes and ears!


Hair Care Instructions

How you treat your hair outside of chemotherapy can be just as important as scalp cooling. We will provide you with some hair care tips and tricks to help manage your hair at home.


Embrace the Experience

Scalp cooling with Amma is not just about preserving your hair; it’s also about empowering yourself during the chemotherapy journey. Embrace the experience as a positive step toward maintaining a sense of normalcy and confidence. The cooling process is designed to be as comfortable as possible, allowing you to focus on your well-being.


Scalp Cooling vs Cold Capping

Read more about why scalp cooling is superior to cold capping…

Scalp Cooling vs Cold Capping. Patient walking thru infusion center while Scalp Cooling to preserve hair during chemo

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