When a person experiences hair loss, it can be very distressing. It can weigh heavily on their self esteem. Some people choose to try pills, others try the grueling process of a hair transplant, others go with hair additions. Hair additions are external hair replacements. These can be hair pieces, weaves, and full wigs. They are attached to the existing hair or scalp. This will make it look as though you have a full head of hair. Human hair is often used in hair additions. Other materials are used as well such as memory fiber or synthetic blend fiber. With these materials, you can treat it as though it is real hair. It can be styled as though it were your natural hair. It is even possible to have it heat styled.
There are several ways that the hair addition can be placed on the head. An extremely tacky surgical grade adhesive can be used. This will allow you to wear the hair for up to four weeks without needing to remove it. A moderately tacky adhesive along with double sided tape can be applied. This will allow you to wear the hair for three weeks before it needs to be reapplied. Some people choose the vacuum fit hair extension ,. This will attach to the scalp made from a custom molding. It will create a seamless fit. This is the best option for those who have lost all of their hair. Other less permanent methods include bonding, fusion, braiding, and netting.
Full caps and wigs are for people with widespread hair loss. Wigs can come in a variety of textures, lengths, and colors. When creating a wig, a mold of the scalp is used to make the wig's base. This will ensure that it will fit correctly. Once the wig is attached, it is cut and styled the way the wearer wants.
Hair pieces are like wigs except that they are for people with partial baldness. Hair pieces are shaped to fit to the scalp seamlessly. It is matched to the exact color of the wearers existing hair.
Hair weaves are very popular for those with widespread thinning or those who want longer, fuller hair. The weave is attached through bonding, braiding or netting. The weave is attached to the short pieces of remaining hair on the head.
The price of hair replacement system can vary depending on the type of system that is best for you. They can start at $ 445 and go higher depending on the system and the amount of hair needed for your hair piece.
While it is possible for a person to find their own hair replacement and attach it themselves, it is best left up to a professional. A professional can make sure that the correct system is being used, that the color will match existing hair, and that it is applied correctly. Baldness no longer has to make you feel bad about your appearance.