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When the Headache Hat first was sent to me as a review, I was going to write about it at the end of the week. Well, the holidays came and went and here we are. I am glad I waited to write a review until now because the Headache Hat helped me get through the holidays which is always a headache and migraine filled time. Although I was given the product, my love for this product has not been affected.
First, what the Headache Hat is. It’s an “ice wrap that delivers long lasting ice, and a comfortable, adjustable fit.” When I first wrapped it around my head I was not used to the ice cube type design versus my traditional large solid packs. It grew on me quickly. I found that I could get specific cubes to press against my temple and secured it tight enough to squeeze and freeze one of my trigger points. There is a nice little cover to protect from direct contact with the skin so it can be worn right out of the freezer. A convenient feature I found was that once the cubes had melted, I could flip it over and use it while the other side of the pack was still frozen. I love not having to change out packs! I can’t tell you the amount of times I have laid in bed needing fresh ice but the pain was too much for me to get up. The best feature, by far, is the wearability. As I said in Ice vs Heat, I prefer ice but typically heat my shoulders because I can wear it. Over the holidays I wore the Headache Hat while traveling to relatives in the car, cooking/chopping, wrapping presents, reading to my children, and while resting (or course). The great thing about using it in bed or on the couch is the movability (again) and the darkness it provides while closing my eyes. It’s a sleep mask and ice pack that blocks light and if you pull it down enough, sound. When making my “ice helmet” I am frozen in the spot I was packed and can’t move without the ice packs sliding. I like having the freedom to lay on my side or couch freely. I did add a pack to the top of my head or back during high pain times because it’s not actually a “hat” it’s more of a headband. I found that because it was so wearable I reached for it often. Being that I am on the go all day, I usually can’t ice and I wait until it’s bad enough to stop me in my tracks and lay down. Since I could wear it I was able to stop some headaches from escalating since early prevention is key. So anything that keeps me moving and gives me therapy is good. I’m so grateful that the Headache Hat was given to me to try. It is a product that is so simple and yet I want to yell, “Where have you been all my life?!”