You know the feeling. You are sitting at work, on the plane or in the car and suddenly it hits you. Headache. Or, worse, a migraine. The aching sensation sets in and you know that you have an uncomfortable afternoon ahead of you. From full screen work days to the latest headlines about our world, there is no shortage of things to put tension in your head. Whether it’s a stress-related headache after a particularly long day at work or a genetic migraine (has already been there!), Headache can at best be distracting and, at worst, downright weaken.
Fortunately, due to the large number of migraine sufferers, there are also plenty of cures for the situation. From blue-light glasses that protect against eye strain to acupressure machines, there are many ways to keep headaches at bay. One of the most unique methods we’ve come across? Headache beware. These handy portable devices are designed to help relieve your headaches and give you drug-free relief when you need it most.
TheraICE headache cap
What are headache caps?
Headache caps are essentially portable ice packs that mold to the shape of your head. They are meant to be worn over the eyes to block light, a common irritant during a migraine headache, and some cover your ears to block noise as well. They are made of soft, comfortable material and are perfect for an afternoon nap or a nap to sleep through the discomfort. There are a lot available these days so we decided to round up the best on the market. If you’ve tried everything to relieve your pain and nothing worked, or you always want to try a new, natural remedy, here are some highly rated headache hats that are worth buying.
Magic Gel Store cap for headache and migraine relief
This headache hat from the Magic Gel Store has been rated 4.5 stars on Amazon after more than 9,000 reviews. It can be worn as a hat just over your temples for relief from tension headaches, or as an ice mask when it needs to cover your entire face. The cooling sensation helps you relax, can distract you from your pain, and even lull you to sleep. It consists of liquid gel in medical quality and a high-quality PVC cover that is tear-proof and leak-proof. The ice pack is stretchy to fit most head shapes and can be stored in the fridge or freezer, whichever is easier for you.
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Magic Gel Store headache and migraine cap, headache caps
Buy: Magic Gel Store Headache and Migraine Relief Cap $ 32.99
2. The original headache hat
This original Headache Hat also comes with a ton of great reviews and has three rows of built-in ice packs for flexible, calming relief. The headache hat is made of a soft mix of spandex materials and is designed for comfort. It’s wide enough to cover your head and slide over your eyes to block the light. It has a patented design to help reach specific pain points, and the ice is designed so that it won’t melt, leak, or drip on you. You can also turn the tape over during the session for a longer lasting cooling effect.
the original headache hat, headache hats
Buy: The Original Headache Hat $ 39.99
TheraICE Rx hat for headache and migraine relief
This stretchy compression headband is another form of headache cap with double stitching for each face and a 360 ° cooling design. It’s body-hugging, has double stitching for comfort, and doesn’t have any tough inserts or Velcro straps to interfere. All you have to do is freeze it in the included ziplock storage bag for at least two hours between uses and you’re in business. The black material blocks the light and does not exert unnecessary pressure.
TheraICE form-fitting gel headache hat
Buy: TheraICE Rx Form-fitting Headache Hat $ 34.95
Hilph Head Migraine Ice Head Wrap
This Hilph headache hat is a portable ice pack designed for most head shapes with a Velcro back for a custom fit. It is made of high-quality, knobbed fabric and skin-friendly, soft material that prevents it from sliding off the head. It has a V-shaped neckline in the front for easier breathing and a contoured fit and can be used warm or cold as needed. Put it in the freezer for at least two hours or in the microwave for 10-15 seconds and you are in business.
Hilph Head Ice Pack migraine pack, headache caps
Buy: Hilph Migraine Head Ice Pack € 15.50
FOMI Migraine Gel Ice Hat
This migraine hat from FOMI covers your forehead and head, with the exception of the top of your head. It has an adjustable snap closure that molds to your head for a secure, customized fit. It is designed to relieve certain pressure points on your head and is made from non-toxic, medicated liquid and a high quality nylon sheath. The cover is tear and leak proof, machine washable and the removable inserts can be wiped clean for cleaning.
FOMI migraine gel ice cap, headache caps
Buy: FOMI Migraine Gel Ice Hat $ 22.99
REVIX migraine ice head wrap against headaches
This REVIX migraine ice head wrap combines the benefits of compression and cold cryotherapy for pain relief from migraines, headaches and other illnesses. The wrap is made of stretchy neoprene fabric that adapts its shape to your head. Inside there is an extra large pocket for the REVIX ice pack, which has a lower freezing point so that the gel remains pliable even when frozen. It has a universal fit and a 3D design for most head shapes. It’s also designed to sit securely for convenient, hands-free use.
REVIX migraine headache hat, headache hats
Buy: REVIX Migraine Ice Head Wrap $ 26.99
Headache cap: GO
This slimmer, smaller version of the Headache Hat has a flexible design and removable ice cubes that target the temples and forehead for more focused coverage. The cooling cubes inside are all interconnected and the wrap itself is made of cotton, elastane and microfleece for a super comfortable fit. This ribbon design is lighter and easier to carry, so you can take it with you when you need it. The ice inside is coated with a thin layer of plastic to reduce leakage and can be used anywhere on the body that you need pain relief.
Headache cap GO
Buy: Headache Cap GO $ 29.99
NEWGO Migraine Ice Cap
This is a fully enclosed ice cap with four removable gel caps inside for soothing relief from headaches, migraines, sinus pain, scalp pain, and more. The hat itself is made of soft fleece material and has an adjustable drawstring for an individual fit with more or less pressure. It stays flexible even after freezing, and the gel inside is formulated to keep it colder for longer.
NEWGO migraine ice cap, headache caps
Buy: NEWGO Migraine Ice Cap $ 20.95
The Ice Beanie is pretty much what it sounds like – a soothing cold hat for natural pain relief. It has full headgear and an adjustable, comfortable fit that is different from the bulkier ice wraps above. It still has built-in ice packs that freeze within 45-60 minutes of being placed in the freezer and is made of soft polyester material. It is form-fitting and flexible and is very easy to freeze and carry.
Ice Beanie natural migraine relief, headache caps
Buy: Ice Beanie Natural Migraine Relief $ 39.99
Acurelief hat for headache and migraine relief
Designed to provide an instant cooling sensation to relieve headache and neck pain, this headache hat has a flexible fit for just the right amount of compression. It’s super therapeutic, easy to use, and provides on-demand relief rather than pain relievers that can take minutes or hours to work. The gel packs are designed to freeze and refreeze within an hour and stay colder for longer.
Acurelief headache relief hat, headache caps
Buy: Acurelief Hat for Headache and Migraine Relief € 29.99
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