Most of us don't find being bald a positive fashion statement (although I have known a few women who looked stunning this way) and find a range of ways to cover our heads Hats, scarves, and wigs are all possibilities., Even if you don't think you will ever want to wear a wig, I would encourage you to buy one. There may be times and events in the months of not having hair when only a wig will enable you "to pass". The goal of a good wig is to fool strangers. Obviously, your family and good friends know what is going on, but, wearing a wig, you can walk into a room without announcing your personal health situation.
For all other times, many of us are more comfortable, physically and psychologically, in hats and scarves. My daily choice was driven by what was on my calendar. Specifically, since I spend my days working with women who have cancer, I had to check the day's appointments before choosing an outfit. If I were only seeing women whom I knew, the scarf was fine. If I were meeting someone for the first time, a wig seemed imperative. I couldn't imagine walking into our waiting room, introducing myself, and having my new patient see, in one horrified instant, that we were in the same predicament.
The trick with scarves is to wear them/tie them in a fashionable way. Most of us do not try to look like 19th century peasants, on our way to washing the clothes in the brook. There are lots of ways to fold and tie scarves, to layer them, and to adorn them with gaudy pins. Not long ago (on 1/27, to be specific), I posted a link to a short video on this topic: http://bidmc.org/YourHealth/BIDMCInteractive/Blogs/LivingwithBreastCancer.aspx?entry=713
Yesterday, a friend sent me this link to an organization, the Gaila Fund for Women with Cancer, that creates totally fabulous and unusual hats. They are free for women undergoing chemotherapy and can be a wonderful gift (to yourself or for a friend). Here is the link: http://www.gailafund.org