If you suffer from hair loss, there are several options available to you. Depending on how bad and where your hair loss is many people have found a wig or toupee solves their problem. There’s a wide variety of choices for you when you consider the various colors, styles and how active you are. Here are a few examples of different types of wigs and toupees.
Human Hair Wigs - Many people donate or even sell their hair to manufacturers who in turn make a natural looking product, and even though they can be pricey, they are the best wigs.
Toupees - If you suffer from male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) then possibly a toupee is for you. These are small wigs that can be made from both synthetic and human hair.
Synthetic Hair Wigs - For a much less expensive alternative a wig made of artificial hair may be the answer. They come in many various colors, styles and textures.
Weaving - You can purchase a weave in either human or synthetic hair which is matched to your color and is permanently placed on your head by weaving or braiding.
Hair Bonding - Similar to a weave but attached by a glue instead, this type of replacement is bonded to the natural hair.
Permanent Verses Temporary - First, decide whether you want to be able to remove your wig daily or have it on all the time. Some of benefits a permanent replacement offers are its resiliency in everyday activities including showering and even swimming. Unfortunately, the application can be painful and you have to watch out for damage from the sun, repetitive washing and chlorine.
To combat the risk of infection another method is where wire loops are stitched into the scalp hold the piece in place. Another process called tunnel grafting” uses pieces of cut skin that are used to make living loops. In both cases cleanliness is vital to avoid any chance of a problem occurring.
There are pros and cons to purchasing a temporary replacement. Although less expensive than permanent hairpiece, they must be removed during vigorous activity as well as before showering or swimming. In addition, because they are attached by tape or glue there is a chance of having the wig or toupee come off at a bad time, which could be very embarrassing. On the other hand, if applied correctly you can have the choice of style, length, color and texture and experience less damage from fading or wear compared to a permanent hairpiece.
When deciding on a permanent or temporary wig or toupee, ask yourself a few questions first. What’s the best choice for you considering your lifestyle and expectations? Do you want to be able to change color and length easily or do want a hairpiece that stays on all the time. Take the time and explore your choices. Hair loss doesn’t have to be an issue with all the products available to you. With the right wig or toupee, your hair problems can be solved.