Cool for Chemo

Read brave Addie's story

20 Bandana Uses

20 uses for a Bandana
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Buff worn on 4k mile trek


 Colin Snook wears his
Bandanashop Buff®
throughout his
year-long trek.

Batik Bandanas

Model wears
Navy Batik Bandana

Cool for Chemo

Buff®s are a popular & fun form of headwear for all sorts of reasons, but for those who lose their hair e.g. through chemotherapy or alopecia, they provide special benefits. Take it from someone who knows -  brave Addie Brady, who spent months fighting a rare form of bone cancer.

Addie with a Wallaby
A baby Wallaby admires Addies Buff®!

“My name is Addie and I am 10 years old. Last year when I was nine I had cancer and had to have chemotherapy. My hair fell out quite quickly and I tried many hats and wigs (which were very hot and itchy!) before I came across buffs. My mum ordered one for me to try and I loved it.

My first buff was yellow and covered in monsters and spiders. It was colourful and fun but most of all it was comfortable! You can wear them in many different ways. My favourite way to wear it was to twist it inside out and then wear it like a beanie hat.

The buff has no seams so there is nothing digging in your head. They are light and warm but in the summer they are not too hot either. They are tight enough not to come off on a roller-coaster but not so tight that is hurts your head.

There are so many different buffs to choose from and there is a whole range for kids. My mum and family bought me some other buffs so I could wear different ones with different outfits. My favourite one is my colourful skull covered buff.”

The great news is that Addie is now in remission. Her local paper paid tribute to her courage throughout her treatment by presenting her with an award & the prize of a getting close to animals at the local Wildlife Park.  Although her hair has grown back, she continues to wear Buff®s along with other kids who don them for fun, fashion or functionality.  Why not take a look at our Junior Buff Range?

Going to the Olympics Addie with Patsy Palmer promoting CLIC Sargent. Buffs and Meerkats Addie at a Glee Concert wearing her Buff
Striking the lightning bolt pose on the way to the 2012 Olympics. With Eastenders' star Patsy Palmer on Daybreak to promote the charity CLIC Sargent. Protecting your head from Meerkats was one use for a Buff® we hadn't thought of! Enjoying a Glee concert compliments of University College London Hospital.