Wigs, Hairpieces and More…
Wigs, Hairpieces and More…
If you are considering purchasing a wig for the first time, the process can seem overwhelming. Why do you want a wig? When will you wear it? Will it look natural? Can I style and color it? Should I choose a human hair wig or a synthetic wig?
One of the first decisions you will need to make when purchasing a wig is what type of hair you want: human hair or synthetic. The question is not which type of hair is better than the other because given the state of today’s wig making technology, both are very good. The question, rather, is which one are you most comfortable with, and which works best for you and your situation if you are suffering from female hair loss.
Human hair wigs, as you might imagine, have the advantage because generally they look more natural. After all, we’re talking about real human hair. Yes, the hair in the wig may have gone through some rather nasty chemical processing, had its cuticles removed, and be more expensive than synthetic hair wigs, but with adequate care, they can last for up to three years or more. And depending upon how well they are made, they will maintain a soft, natural feel, fall and move naturally like your own hair, and can be colored and styled any way you like.
Of course, today’s top quality synthetic hair wigs can look, feel, and move just like natural growing human hair as well. Plus, synthetic hair wigs have some distinct advantages. For example, unlike human hair wigs, they can keep their styling even after washing which can be very convenient when it comes to daily wear. Many people, when asked, say they can’t tell the difference between human hair and synthetic wigs. While generally speaking, synthetic wigs cannot be styled or re-colored, this is not always the case, particularly with higher quality synthetic wigs. And when it comes to synthetic hair, curling irons are an absolute no-no since they will literally melt the hair. But by and large, caring for your synthetic wig is no more difficult and, in many ways, easier than caring for a human hair wig. And if your particular situation makes it appropriate, synthetic hair wigs can be a perfect solution for your needs. Quality synthetic wigs can be wonderful for people undergoing chemotherapy treatments or suffering from alopecia or trichotillomania.
Finding a wig that suits your needs and works for you – whether it is a natural human hair wig, or a synthetic hair wig need not be an overwhelmingly complicated process. Our Boston Hair Restoration & Wig Specialists are here for you to make the whole process comfortable, reassuring, and easy. We encourage you to schedule a private consultation with one of our wig specialists who will work with you to find the perfect wig for you, address your concerns, and answer your questions fully.
Trichotillomania, also known as “hair-pulling syndrome” or “pathological hair-pulling,” is an impulse control disorder with the irrepressible urge to pull out one’s hair from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, and other parts of the body. Is trichotillomania related to stress? Can stress cause it? Keep reading to find out.
The most common signs and symptoms of trichotillomania include:
Although the exact cause of trichotillomania is unknown, it might relate to brain pathway changes linking the areas that control impulses to those that manage emotions, movements, and habits. This type of hair loss is more common in young women than any other demographic group. But there is hope in that many young women have found that an undetectable wig or hair piece allows them to lead a normal life. It also breaks the urge to pull hair since it deprives the sufferer of the sensory perception of hair being pulled as well. We have helped a number of women in the Peabody, Massachusetts and Saugus Boston North Shore area in this manner.
Stress is a significant risk factor for trichotillomania, and you might find that it’s triggered by family conflict, abuse, or the death of a friend or family member.
Many people with trichotillomania describe the buildup of tension and stress, with the only relief from pulling the hair. Even though you can tell when you’re dealing with stress, you might not recognize its impact on your mental and physical health. For example, if your stress is not dealt with properly, it can manifest in other harmful ways, like compulsive hair pulling.
Here are some simple ways to keep stress in check:
If you’re suffering from hair loss related to trichotillomania, know that help is available. Contact us today. We can help
Hair loss is an extremely common cause for concern not only with women but also with men. While there are very effective and natural hair restoration solutions available today, quite often, individuals suffering from alopecia or hair loss are hesitant to consider hair transplant surgery due to it’s invasive nature and up-front cost. While patient financing overcomes the cost concerns for many men and women, not all individuals suffering from hair loss are ideal candidates for hair transplant surgery since they may be too young to reasonably consider hair transplantation or they may simply not have enough donor hair to transplant. Similarly, they may also wish to achieve a thicker hair density than would normally be possible with hair transplantation.
Laser hair therapy or low level laser hair growth treatments is a clinically proven technology for achieving hair health and hair regrowth in men and women of all ages and hair types. This non-invasive, painless hair loss treatment stimulates blood flow to the scalp while at the same time encouraging follicle health and new hair growth. About 85% of laser hair therapy treatment patients are able to stop the progression of hair loss while achieving healthier, more healthy looking hair. Laser hair therapy is also used as a post-operative hair transplant aftercare procedure to encourage scalp healing and helping to increase the overall likelihood of hair transplant surgery success.
Non-surgical hair replacement systems look, act, and feel like your natural growing hair. They consist of hair that has been matched to your own hair, both in terms of color, hair texture, and growth pattern, implanted in a thin base that is attached to your scalp either by means of clips or surgical adhesive. Modern non-surgical hair replacement systems are virtually undetectable from your own natural growing hair and require no more maintenance than your own growing hair. They can be styled any way you like, including the most modern styles and colors, to suit your own personal sense of taste and style. Because there is no surgery involved, your fitting and styling can take place within a period of an hour or two by a qualified non-surgical hair replacement specialist.
Wigs are a tried-and-true non-surgical hair loss solution for both men and women. Fine wigs are custom-made with 100% natural human hair and designed to fit your head perfectly. While high-fashion wigs can be worn by most anyone, wigs for individuals undergoing chemotherapy or experiencing advanced alopecia appreciate wigs with caps that are made especially for men and women with little or no hair, or a sensitive scalp. 100% natural human hair wigs can be styled, colored, and curled just like natural growing human hair.
Regardless of whether you choose hair transplant surgery or non-surgical hair replacement, wigs, or medical hair loss treatments, you should consult a trained hair loss professional who can assist you in find your perfect hair loss solution. For more information, please contact us at (781) 233-9787 today.
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