About 50% of the female population suffer from hair loss. The causes of hair loss vary, but some of the most common are stress, follicle damage, cancer treatment, forms of alopecia, and so on. Wigs are a quick and pain free solution for women who are not ready to invest in non-surgical hair loss. Wigs can provide an incredible boost in confidence and provide variety. Wigs can serve as a permanent or temporary solution for those experiencing hair loss. Hair loss can be devastating, but in my experience, as a Trichologist (hair loss specialist) it doesn't have to be. If you can't afford non-surgical hair replacement (I will talk about that a little more in the next post) or even if you are not suffering from permanent hair loss and just need a temporary solution, wigs are a good option.
Types of Wigs & Hair Loss Solutions
1. The Interlace System
This type of system was created for women with thinning or extreme hair loss. It falls under the hair replacement prosthesis using a breathable mesh that is integrated into your existing hair. It is a great option for those with diffuse hair loss. It can be made with human or synthetic hair and is a great solution to add volume in the thinning area. Unlike traditional wigs, it is secure and works as a semi-permanent option. You can shampoo and style as desired because it is semi-permanent.
Come in synthetic hair, human hair, or a blend as well as in a variety of styles and curl patterns . They can be used as a result of temporary or permanent hair loss. It is a quick and secure option for all those who need it because it allows variety in styling options and comes in different colors, textures, and lengths. The wig is the best solution aside from hair restoration or hair transplantation.
Hair toppers are used as hairpieces to cover some isolated areas of the head such as the front, and top of the head. They create the appearance of fuller or thicker hair while still incorporating their natural hair. They usually come as clip-ins that are pressed just in the isolated area, thereby providing the necessary coverage needed. Toppers are typically lightweight and made of less hair, which makes them more economical than full head wigs. The styling and maintenance of the toppers are easy, but they need to be removed from the hair when washing. However, if there is complete hair loss, toppers are not the solution.
How To Care For Your Wigs
1. Shampoo your wig(or wigs) with a gentle shampoo and rinse with tepid water. Depending on how often you wear the wig, this should be done every two or three weeks. You can also visit a stylist for example Tina Lankford Hair Restoration offers wig shampooing, coloring, and styling services as a subscription service.
2. Apply conditioner, by taking a small amount in your palm of your hand, emulsify and gently distribute it throughout the hair.
3. For both synthetic and human hair wigs, it is best to use a hood dryer at the low to medium heat setting to dry the hair.
4. After drying, comb or brush your wig thoroughly. In the case of curly wigs, you should finger comb them or use a wide toothed comb.
Hair loss, present with both men and women, needs to be treated. You should seek the help of a Trichologist to get to the root of your hair loss problem and identify the best solutions for your individual needs. Need help deciding which is right for you?
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Hair loss, present in both men and women, needs to be treated as early as possible. You should seek the help of a Trichologist to get to the root of your hair loss problem and identify the best solutions for your individual needs. Need help deciding which is right for you?