A Practical Guide to Wigs & Hairpieces

Wigs aren’t anything like they use to be and this is a really good thing. Many of us may remember having grandparents wearing artificial wigs. They never blended in with their existing hair very well, they were hot to wear and heavy. Thankfully, today’s wigs and hairpieces are crafted from quality synthetic or human hair and you can get them in a variety of styles.

Here is a guide to wigs and hairpieces, which to choose, and when to wear them.

Wigs and hairpieces: an introduction

There are numerous reasons that men and women may look to synthetic and human hair wigs and hairpieces. They can range from medical conditions that have caused sudden hair loss, naturally thinning hair, or it could be an urge to simply change their look. All of these examples are valid reasons. Just so you are aware, a wig refers to a full head of hair, where as a hairpiece might refer to extensions for length or volume or perhaps a sectional piece like a ponytail, bangs or a crown cover.

Why wear a wig

There is no question that wigs are a perfect option for women who have severe hair loss from chemotherapy or from conditions such as alopecia or lupus. They give you a full head of hair and they can also give you a new look immediately. Because of the old stigma with wigs a lot of people think of that when they hear wigs, but these days wigs look and feel natural. They are available in a large range of colors and lengths. One of the best features is that they are extremely light, breathable and comfortable. Human hair wigs can also be washed, styled and blow-dried so this gives you lots of options.

When to wear a hairpiece

If you are looking to add some length to your existing hair, a hairpiece would be what you would want. They can be a real lifesaver for those experiencing significant thinning hair or partial hair loss. One of the best options for these cases is a hairpiece for the crown (also known as a topper or toppette). Quality hairpieces can be blended with your own hair to provide volume and cover imperfections.

Tailored for you

Today you have options when it comes to wigs and hairpieces. They are available as ready-made or they can be custom made. Either way they can be tailored so they are perfectly colored to match your existing hair, style preference and lifestyle. Hair extensions are another consideration as they bond to existing hair and the latest bonding treatment even allow for you to enjoy activities like swimming. There are also clip-in hairpieces that allow you to remove the hairpiece when just relaxing at home or sleeping.

Overcoming Female Hair Loss in the Boston Area

Recent studies have shown that over 40% of women over the age of 50 have some degree of hair loss. Hair loss isn’t just something that older adults have to deal with. There are many young women and even some young girls that suffer the emotional effects of hair loss. Regardless of your age, if you are coping with alopecia, trichotillomania, or the effects of chemotherapy, hair loss is never easy.

When a man starts to lose his hair, society is far more accepting of it than when a women starts to lose her hair. Women are so often judged by their looks and their hair is a big part of that. Women feel they are judged more harshly than men are when it comes to hairstyles, clothing, and body type. Because of this, women face a great deal of emotional and social issues in reaction to hair loss.

A woman at the first sign of hair loss will try to hide bald spots. This is a reaction to try and hold on to the hairstyle they have before they noticed they were having hair loss. For some it comes from panic and fear of how they feel people will judge them if they see bald spots.

Hair length and texture is a defining part of a woman’s self-identity. Changing hair color and style is a way that woman express their own individuality. When they have hair loss, it presents a real problem. It is as if a part of their beauty has been taken away. I would tell those women that the best thing you can do is do something about it. Visit with a hair replacement specialist for solutions that would work for you and your type of hair loss.

At The Hair Studio we specialize in non-surgical hair loss solutions for women. We can help you find the best solution that will allow you to get the hair of your dreams. We offer everything from laser hair treatments, to hair replacement and medical wigs. We can restore confidence in any woman with hair loss.

Wigs for Alopecia and Other Conditions

Quality human hair wigs are a premium solution for women that are experiencing hair loss due to alopecia, cancer, and other medical conditions. For the many women that suffer from full or partial hair loss, it can be quite upsetting and even extremely traumatic. Our hair is one of the most immediate, and recognizable features we have. It plays such an important role for many women in how they present themselves to others, and how they view their overall self-image. Women wear wigs for lots of reasons, but for many women going through cancer treatments, alopecia, or other conditions, wearing a wig helps them regain their confidence and maintain a sense of glamour.

Wigs for Cancer Patients

There are a variety of medical and hereditary factors that contribute to hair loss for women. The current form of treatment for those with cancer involves a procedure known as chemotherapy. This treatment decreases or completely eliminates the hair on that individual’s body. While hair may not be the most important concern for those with cancer, for many women, wearing a wig gives them a sense of comfort while they undergo their treatments.

Wigs for Alopecia & Other Conditions

There are thousands of men and women in the United States that are affected by a condition known as alopecia. Alopecia sufferers can lose hair ranging from only small patches on their scalp, to those with alopecia universalis that suffer hair loss on their entire body. Alopecia is an unpredictable condition that can be difficult to treat. Many alopecia suffers find that wearing a medical grade wig offers them a practical and attractive solution so they can maintain a sense of their beauty that they had before the disease. These wigs are designed to have a comfort level that you can’t get with any other type of wig. When you have little to no hair on your scalp, you want something that won’t be scratchy or itchy on your scalp. A high-quality alopecia medical wig is designed to give the wearer a very comfortable fit so it can be worn all day, regardless of the activities you they do.

There are of course other conditions that can cause a person to have temporary and even permanent hair loss. At the Hair Studio and Wig Salon we see many men and women that suffer hair loss from a variety of different conditions. We work to give our clients the superior quality and construction of a human hair wig so they can beautiful and confident at a time when they need it most.

Alopecia Wigs for Women: Hair Loss Solutions for Women

Women in the Boston area and across Massachusetts are finding restored self-confidence after solving their androgenic aloecia hereditary hair loss problems with our beautiful custom made human hair alopecia wigs from our North Shore Wigs Salon at Wigs by Sylvia here in Saugus, Massachusetts.

Many women who suffer from androgenic alopecia (or hereditary female pattern hair loss) have chosen to live a life full of scarves, caps, and head coverings, and in turn become very anxious and frustrated while watching their self-consciousness increase and their self-esteem plummet. It is estimated that half a million women in the US suffer from some type of alopecia including female pattern baldness and and thinning hair, alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, or alopecia universalis. And this doesn’t even take into account women undergoing chemotherapy treatments suffering from medical treatment related hair loss.

Boston Wigs for Women with Alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia, or female pattern baldness, refers to when hair thins mostly on the top and sides of the head. Most commonly, this can appear after menopause, but sometimes androgenic alopecia can begin in women as early as puberty.

The American Academy of Dermatology states that 80 million people in the USA have hereditary thinning and/or baldness. Men are affected by hereditary baldness most often with a receding hairline. Women are most commonly affected by diffuse thinning hair. Many times, the first sign of hair loss in women is thinning hair in the part.

Begin regaining your confidence and the look you want by making an appointment for a private consultation with Sylvia at our exclusive North Shore Wigs Salon at Wigs by Sylvia in Saugus, Massachusetts. We have a complete line of custom and ready-to-wear women’s alopecia wigs. In fact, our selection of beautiful women’s wigs is second to none in the Boston North Shore area. Please give us a call or fill out our online contact form to make your appointment. We’re ready to help you gain back your confidence.