If you are just beginning to look into hair systems and wigs I am sure you are probably asking yourself what the difference is between the two.
We hear this question a lot, with people that are not sure if there is a difference between a hair replacement system and wigs. A basic explanation that is given by many hair replacement providers on how thinning hair is concealed is:
For over twenty years or more, the term hair replacement has been used to separate itself from wigs. Hair replacement is considered to be a progressive solution to thinning hair and hair loss. Hair Replacement has a few stages. It starts with scalp preparation, a hair system fitting, and a styling session that will involve showing you steps on how to maintain your hair. The whole system is designed to duplicate your hair before you started having hair loss.
What Is A Hair Replacement System?
Hair replacement since the marketing and commercials since the 1990’s is still makes it sound very complex. Hair systems are most often created from hand woven 100% human hair or synthetic hair. The base that hair is attached to, is often made from different materials but two of the more common materials used are lace or a very thin “skin” like material. The hair is attached and the other end is then applied to your scalp non-surgically. Once the hair replacement system is in place, the hair is then cut and styles to blend in with your existing hair from the sides and back. This will give you the undetectable look that is desired. In your initial hair consultation you will work closely with a hair specialist that will determine the hair system for you and choose the size, color, hair density and texture, curl pattern all to math your hair exactly.
What Is A Wig?
A wig is often thought of like buying a ready to wear shirt. There are several different types of wigs that you can get. From your basic off the rack to professional human hair wigs that can provide you with a very nice look for just a minimal investment. Fashion wigs are hand made from 100% human hair. These type of wigs all you to style the hair much like you would your own natural growing hair. We have men and women all the time that want to wear wigs because they are going through medical treatments that is causing their hair to fall out. For those who suffer from Alopecia Totalis or Alopecia Universalis can use wigs or hair systems.
Even after reading about hair replacements and wigs, you might be still thinking, “Which option is best for me?” The best answer to that is to see an experienced hair loss specialist who can offer both approaches and can help you decide which is best for you.