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Review: Migra-Cap

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What's somewhat funny looking, available in six colors but always black on the inside, can be stored in your refrigerator or freezer, and provides cold therapy, darkness, and gentle pressure for those suffering with a headache or Migraine attack? It's a Migra-Cap!

Have you ever tried to figure out how to keep cold packs on your forehead, eyes, the back of your head, and the sides of your head all at the same time? I have, and it's never worked very well. Something was always slipping and falling to the floor. Using elastic bandages to hold gel packs in place never worked because they stretched. Velcro got caught in my hair. You get the picture.

When I took the Migra-Cap out of the box, I had to laugh at the thought of how I'd look with it on my head with my long hair coming out through the hole left in the top for that purpose. Of course, if it would solve the problem of holding cold packs where I wanted them, who cared what it looked like?

Features of the Migra-Cap:

  • Combines cold therapy with darkness and very gentle pressure.
  • Made of Lycra and covers the whole head and eye area. The back of the cap extends down onto the neck.
  • A hole has been left in the top so people with long hair can pull their hair through it rather than trying to stuff it into the Migra-Cap, which would reduce both comfort and effectiveness.
  • Gel packs cover the areas where pain relief is needed most: the forehead and eyes, above and in the area of the ears, the back of the head and upper neck.
  • Available in four colors, but all are lined in black to block light.

Using the Migra-Cap:

  • The Migra-Cap can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for chilling depending on how cold you want it to be.
  • Even if put in the freezer, the gel packs stay flexible and were not uncomfortable to lie on.
  • The gel packs in the Migra-Cap stayed cold for a surprisingly long time.
  • I found the Migra-Cap to be comfortable lying on my back or side or sitting in a recliner. Definitely plan to lie down or sit somewhere you can rest your head because it is a bit heavy.
  • Although it covers the ears, I was able to use ear buds to listen to music.


Don't let the name mislead you. You don't have to be a Migraineur to benefit from the Migra-Cap. Whether you have Migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches, occipital neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, or head pain from another condition, if cold therapy helps you, the Migra-cap is worth trying. Overall, the Migra-Cap is impressive. It effectively cools the forehead, eye area, sides of the head, upper back of the head, and upper neck while blocking light. The gel packs don't get too hard but do stay cold a reasonable length of time. It's a bit heavy, but that can be overlooked in light of all its positive attributes. I'll definitely be keeping mine ready for use.


Note: This is a product review. I have no financial affiliation with Migra-Cap and do not endorse this or any product.



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