‘This wig is uncomfortable. It’s too hot and it itches,’ a dear friend of mine said to me years ago when she was going through her chemo treatments. To help her, I designed the first hair band. It took a while to find a suitable model, but after a few samples, I soon came up with the version we still use today. She was so happy with it that I applied for a patent and got it in 2009. The Toupim headband appeared to be a good alternative to a wig and we made many people happy with it. In 2010 we started to make hairbands with own hair. A milestone, because with this unique product we have helped thousands of Alopecia patients and women in a chemo trajectory in the past decade. I have not been doing this alone for a long time now. With the team we now help countless women and girls and we are pursuing the dream of being a beacon of light in an emotionally difficult time.