02 / 20 / 15

Alopecia Wigs: Not all Wigs are Created Equal.

Androgenic Alopecia (genetic female hair loss) and thinning hair are problems that affect millions of women each year. Since hair loss usually does not reflect a dire health condition, there are not many rigorous medical research trials to learn how to prevent and cure it. Women’s hair loss can be emotionally devastating. If you’re struggling with hair loss or thinning hair, you’ve probably tried any number of remedies, including changes in diet, creams, shampoos, ointments, and other remedies. If you’ve done everything you can to bring your natural hair back, it’s likely that you’ve decided to purchase a wig. The first major decision you’ll have to make is whether you’ll purchase a wig made from natural or synthetic hair. Before you run out and grab the synthetic option because of its price tag, read below to find out what you need to consider before purchasing your wig.

Maintenance. No one is going to argue that synthetic hair wigs are easier on your wallet. However, they will certainly take a toll on your time and your confidence. A synthetic wig is more affordable because it’s typically machine made and the materials are less expensive. Yet, the strands of synthetic “hair” do not resemble your own natural hair, and almost always never match the colors and tones of your existing hair. Synthetic hair wigs may also tangle more easily. These wigs do not respond well to brushing or to washing. They cannot be colored, nor can they be styled.

Human Hair Wigs. Maintaining a 100% natural human hair alopecia wig, for example, is very much like maintaining your natural growing hair. A natural 100% human hair wig can be brushed, washed, and styled just as you might your natural hair. It can also be matched exactly to your own existing hair color, tone, highlights and lowlights. It responds to hot styling irons in exactly the same way your own growing hair does, because it is 100% natural human hair.

Durability. With proper care, a human hair wig can last for several years. It is common for women to purchase a 100% human hair wig and report that it still looks as good as new three to four years later.

Synthetic wigs may also last for several years, but the time will show on the hair itself. Synthetic hair wigs are easily tangled and do not respond well to washing.

Style. Choosing a stylist for your wig is an important decision. It is important to choose a women’s non-surgical hair replacement specialist who has true professional experience in styling wigs. Before meeting with your stylist, clip a few magazine pictures of styles that you like. If you want the stylist to duplicate a style you once had, go through your photo albums and bring some pictures of yourself. If you need some assistance finding a stylist for your wig, we will be happy to assist you.

Bottom line: A beautiful wig, designed to fit you perfectly, is a perfect way to start feeling like yourself again. Or, it’s a wonderful opportunity to reinvent yourself into a whole new you! Schedule a FREE consultation with us today at New-U Hair Replacement Specialists to discover the best solution for you!