Wigs, Hairpieces and More…
Wigs, Hairpieces and More…
If you have come to the decision to buy a wig for yourself, you may be wondering if all wigs are the same. Can you just go to store pick out a wig and wear it home? The simple answer to that question is no. Wigs today come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and levels of quality. They are not simply a one size fits all. They can be customized to achieve the perfect fit for the person that will be wearing it. If you are someone that is going through chemotherapy treatment, your scalp can become sensitive. The quality and fit of a wig is very important. To help you get started in the right direction we have gathered some key thing to keep in mind as you shop for a wig.
Synthetic Hair vs Human Hair
There are basically two hair types when it comes to wigs; synthetic hair and human hair wigs. Each of these two types of hair will offer different qualities in appearance as well as different care instructions.
Synthetic hair wigs are less expensive than you would find with natural human hair wigs but they do have some restrictions. Synthetic wigs can be more difficult to style because the material they are made with is not safe to use with hot styling tools. They also tend to be heavier to wear than you would find with a human hair wig. You can style Human hair wigs just like you would you own natural growing hair. Curling irons, straighteners are fine to use on them. You can achieve a more natural look with them.
When it comes to wig construction you will find there are many choices. These include:
Weft Wigs: Weft wigs are the least expensive and most accessible option. Weft wigs are machine woven, so they are easier and faster to produce. Because these are not hand tied, You get the least nautral appearance and fit with these wigs.
Lace Front: A lace front wig is made partially of lace and of another, more thick material. The hair at the front of the wig is hand-tied into a lace material to give it a natural looking hairline. The benefit of this type of wig is its natural appearance and high-quality. The main drawback is the fact that they lace doesn’t continue to the back of the wig making hairstyles like updos an issue.
Lace Cap: If you think the lack of a lace in the back is an issue, you can get a full-lace cap instead. This type will provide you with a more natural all-around appearance. The drawback is it will provide you with less support in the back and the wig will cost more.
Monofilament: A monofilament wig is similar to a lace front cap. The individual hairs are hand tied to a nylon lace cap. The material is such that it provides a very natural appearance. These wigs have a much higher cost but you get superior quality.
Customizing your wig
When you wear a wig it’s important that your hair be comfortable and beautiful. Know how you want your hair styled and make these preferences known. Do you like bangs? If you do, let the stylist know. Talk to them about your desired color and what you want the final product to look like. With human hair wigs, there are so many natural colors available. If you want the most flexibility when it comes to styling your wig, you should go with a wig that is made from 100% human hair.
Get your wig custom-fitted
To get the most natural look out of your wig it is important to have your wig custom fitted. A wig that is too big will slip, and a wig that is too small will be uncomfortable to wear and will look unnatural. The goal of a wig is to give the appearance of natural looking hair. To get this you need to be fitted just like a fine suite. Your stylist will work with you to find the right fit for you. If you get a great fit and later on you find something isn’t quite right, make sure to give your stylist a call. They are always happy to help you so you get the fit that is perfect for you.
Maintaining Your Wig
Different wigs have different care instructions. A synthetic wig will require less maintenance when storing or styling your wig. You can usually store it however you like and not worry too much about it losing its shape. Also, they do not need to be shampooed or conditioned. When it comes to human hair lace wigs or monofilament wigs, they require a bit more care. The material can tear or develop creases which can be quite difficult to repair. This type of wig should be stored on a wig stand or mannequin head. They also require regular shampoo and conditioning.
It is no secret that most women view their hair as part of their identity. When a woman suffers any amount of hair loss, it can create emotional and social issues for them because of it. Alopecia hair loss has a variety of causes and levels of severities that can often cause strong emotional stress.
Alopecia is an underserved group of disorders according to some. There is really no quick fixes regardless of what type of alopecia you suffer from. There are those sufferers that often feel that this condition is not taken seriously by many medical professionals, despite the psychological effects it can inflict on those that suffer from it. There are many that are deeply impacted by an alopecia diagnosis. While men and women both can suffer from alopecia, our society isn’t as forgiving of female hair loss. This can cause women to take on a feeling that there’s something wrong with them, beyond their hair loss.
There are several types of alopecia, each with different effects. Androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss) is genetically predetermined and it affects around 50% of men and women. Alopecia can also be caused by autoimmune disorders like cicatricial alopecia. This type of alopecia is more rare and is caused when the hair follicles break and scars the scalp. Another type is alopecia areata, this causes the hair to fall out in round patches. As part of our social/cultural construct, just a little bit of hair loss can be divesting to women. Some may suffer only slight hair loss while others may suffer hair loss on their entire scalp from alopecia totalis. This type is caused in the body’s own immune system attacking the hair follicles.
In the past decade not only has alopecia become more known and talked about, but there have been tremendous advances in women’s hair replacement and medical wigs that have given suffers from alopecia a way to have their hair back. These new advances are lightweight and are designed we be worn comfortably by individuals that have little to no hair.
The emotional toll that alopecia can have on a person is different for each individual. Human hair that is used in many alopecia wigs moves, shines and feels just like real hair because it is real hair. For alopecia suffers what this means is that they can have hair again without worry of the society judging their appearance. A woman can have the confidence to go about her daily routine and feel beautiful.
If you suffer from any form of alopecia, you owe it to yourself to speak to a hair loss professional that can perform a free hair and scalp analysis and help you find the best hair loss solution specifically for your hair loss.
We all know the saying, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you have a gorgeous head of hair, that often helps. For many women, their hair is part of their beauty and their confidence. When they have less hair than they use to have their self-confidence drops and they feel less beautiful. Part of this connection may stream from the media that portrays beautiful women that always have gorgeous hair. Whatever the reason may be, healthy hair plays a large roll in what makes any woman feel beautiful.
It is true that not all of us are blessed with gorgeous thick hair. Thankfully today that doesn’t need to be a concern as beautiful looks and hairstyles are easily achieved through the use of real human hair wigs.
In the past wigs have had a pretty harsh rap and to be perfectly honest, its reputation is probably more than justified. Often in older movies, wigs would look unnatural and even comedic. Today wigs have come a very long way and look nothing like their predecessors.
The years of research and development now lets us create wigs that are more beautiful and realistic than ever before. Human hair wigs are more lustrous and they look as natural as your own growing hair. This is because the hair used is real high-quality European hair that is carefully woven to give your wig the right about of fullness, volume, and shape. You can get an array of colors and styles and because they are made from real human hair the wig can be styled to better fit your preference.
The Wonder of Wigs in Achieving Different Looks
There are many women that aren’t experiencing hair loss, yet they sometimes wear wigs to take a break from their everyday look. Even many celebrities wear wigs to special events like Kylie Jenner who said that wearing wigs helped her nurse her damaged, natural hair back to health. Other celebrities that are known for wearing wigs are Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. It’s a way to have fabulous hair in a different color or style quickly and easily and without the commitment of having to keep that style or color.
The Life-Changing Effect of Real Human Hair Wigs
If you are a woman with hair loss or thinning hair, wigs are more than a beauty enhancer, they can also be a lifesaver. Any woman going through hair loss will tell you it can be an awful experience to realize you are losing your hair. A beautiful, real human hair wig can help retain that sense of normalcy at a time when you need it most. They give a woman a sense of privacy and dignity all while looking like they still have a full head of hair. It does wonders for helping to restore their self-confidence. A real human hair wig allows a woman to not only look good but feel good as well. It really can change your whole outlook to a more positive one.
Whether you are facing a battle with hair loss or simply want to be able to change up your look on a minutes notice, real human hair wig can be a trusty accessory. Their effect is not only on the outside but on the inside as well, giving a woman a beauty that is seen on the outside but also felt and perceived from within.
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