Wearing someone else’s hair rather than going the surgical route or trying different hair loss treatments, has become an easy choice to make for many hair loss sufferers. After all, who wants to have scalp stitches or scary side effects, right?
What’s not as easy to decide, however, is “what hair to wear” (the artificial hair manufacturer’s or a real human being’s) is the biggest answer hair loss sufferers are having to face. to getShould you get a wig, wiglet, hair piece, hair weave, or a men’s hair replacement system? There’s definitely a lot of choice out there.
In this article we Let’stake a look at each of hair kind to see why hair replacement systems are the choice of hair loss sufferers who don’t want to broadcast that the hair they’re wearing isn’t naturally theirs.
So let’s get started!
Natural Looking Hair Is Key
Nobody wants to be called out for wearing someone’s else’s hair. Which means, making that hair in whatever form it takes look as natural as possible. . Yes, it may seem funny, but to the individual wearing the hair..it’s not! But for arguments sake and to compare each kind of hair, let’s take a look at the other tell-tale signs if someone is wearing un-natural looking hair.We’ve all seen those videos on the internet of some poor soul wearing a horrible toupee or wig that flies off in the wind or when they jump in the water. But there’s other tell-tale signs that the hair someone’s wearing may not be theirs. Let’s go over a few.
Other tell-tale signs:
When a person doesn’t seem to want to turn his head when someone calls his name. Or doesn’t look down when tying his shoelaces, that person might be afraid of his wig falling off.
the hair casts a deep or noticeable shadow on the forehead in the hairline area, chances are it’s because the hair is just sitting there instead of actually growing out of the person’s head.
While it’s true that some people have naturally, thick hair, too much hair tends to scream “this hair didn’t come from here’.
No frizz zone
If a person’s hair isn’t frizzing in super humid conditions when everyone else’s is, that’s probably because their hair isn’t natural.
Parting is such sweet sorrow
Check out the hairline right where the part is. If the “scalp” doesn’t quite look like skin, the person could be wearing a wig.
No tangles? No split ends? No flyaways? No way! Not in the real world. Especially here in Jacksonville, Florida. Unless you’re like the God of hairdos or the goddess of hairstyles, hair that looks like it’s been digitally retouched is bound to be something other than their own.
Shiny and new
Wigs made out of artificial hair tend to be overly glossy—not as in the kind of shine you get from conditioner or hot oil, but the kind that looks like you put furniture polish or varnish on your head.
When is a wig not a wig?
Wigs aren’t the only kind of hair loss solution anymore. (add more here about the history of wigs) Here’s a quick run-down of the different options out there.
1. The The Wig
To start with the wig itself, it’s a single unit that covers your whole head. Given that definition, there are many kinds of wigs each with their own kind of hair (natural human hair or synthetic hair) and method of attaching to the scalp.
Wigs are better suited to people who are bald or with very little hair that isn’t more than about 5cm. Generally, wigs have a base or a cap which is either made of rubber (making it similar to a swim cap) or lace with urethane strips where adhesive is placed.
Monofilament wigs are similar to lace wigs, except that they use nylon or polyester micro mesh for the cap, to which each hair strand is “hand-tied”.There are also “cap-less” or thin-wefted cap wigs on which hair is spaced out more loosely, allowing any existing hair to show, and is cooler and more comfortable to wear.
2. The The Hairpiece
Better suited to those with thinning rather than no hair, a hairpiece is meant to add volume instead of cover the head (although some people use it to cover up a bald patch).
There are also many different kinds of hairpieces (such as toupees) that come with varying methods of attachment and blending in with the existing hair, such as clips, ponytail holders, combs or drawstrings.
3. The The Wiglet or Partial Wig
Also called a hair topper, a wiglet is smaller than a wig but bigger than a hairpiece, and is called so because it’s meant to cover only part of the head. Wiglets have holes for pulling the existing hair through them to help achieve a more natural look overall, and are attached to the head with clips or combs.
4. The Hair Replacement SystemRS
Unlike wigs, wiglets or hairpieces, which are generally meant to be worn for a day or less and then taken off again, a hair replacement system is 100% real human hair that has a cap which is attached to the scalp using special, long-wearing adhesive. And it’s designed to stay on the head for an extended period of time, as in weeks or months.
Non-surgical hair replacement systems also have several benefits, from the lower cost of using a hair system to the lack of any need to take medication on a daily basis.
Arguably the biggest advantage of non-surgical hair replacement is that it provides results — or at least an aesthetic improvement — right away. If you opt for a hair replacement system, you’ll look as if you have a full head of hair the moment it’s fitted to your scalp.
This can provide a fast, convenient confidence boost, without the long commitment that comes with using medication.
Dare to Compare
When it comes down to choosing between a wig, wiglet, hair piece or ManHair hair replacement, people need to consider several factors such as the condition, quality or amount of their existing hair (if any), the face shape, and lifestyle.
If you’re active and spend a lot of time outdoors, for instance, you might not want to risk your hair blowing away in the wind. On the other hand, if you spend a lot of time going to events and need to change your hairstyle every so often, you’ll need a more flexible solution.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of hair of each of the hair loss solutions we discussed above to help you choose the best hair loss solution for you.
Get a full head of natural-looking hair systematically
When you want to get something done, it’s generally a good idea to have a system in place for getting it, right? After all, you’ll want to get it done as efficiently and as effectively as possible, and the same thing goes for getting a full head of hair that looks so natural, no one would be able to tell any differently.
The ManHair salons located in both Jacksonville, Fl and Atlanta, GA., use 100% real human hair that is customized to fit your head using a cap which is attached to the scalp using a special, long-wearing adhesive.
We handle all the measurements, the design, the fitting, the cut-in, the styling, and all the emotional support and advice the individual may need.
The secret behind the natural look of our ManHair ManHair hair replacement systems are not just what they’re made of, or how they fit comfortably and securely on your head, or even how easily (and fabulously) they’re styled. It’s all in the confidence the wearer has knowing that no matter what he does, the hair will never come off, and that it looks 100% his own.
That means going about your day-to-day with no “stiff neck”, no constant checking to see if there’s a forehead shadow, no worrying about it being too shiny, too perfect or too much of a dead giveaway.
Your ManHair hair replacement system moves as you move, wherever you go, and it won’t ever come off unless you want it to (for cleaning or maintenance, of course). That’s the kind of confidence and naturalness the wearer can’t get from a wig..
Naturally, only you can tell what kind of hair you want to wear, and no one can tell you otherwise. But, if you’d like a little no-obligation advice or a business you can trust to talk to about this potentially life-altering decision, you’ll find friends who care at ManHair.