For all those suffering from the problem of severe hair loss, the world seems to end. Especially if someone realizes that they have already lost substantial amount of hair and have not been benefited from any of the treatments they tried, hopelessness might haunt them. For such people, however, hair replacement therapy brings in a lot of hope.
For those uninitiated, hair replacement therapy involves two methods: surgical and non-surgical. Surgical hair replacement therapy is beneficial for those people who are still in the early stages of hair fall and have a few donor areas left for the surgery to happen. Without donor areas to donate the follicles to the dead or recipient areas, the process of hair replacement is useless. In such cases, however, the non-surgical method of hair replacement comes as highly useful.
While surgical hair replacement is an option considered by many, it is highly time consuming, costly and risky in cases of severe hair fall and baldness. Modern medicine, equipment and techniques have most certainly improved the process and made it less risky and painfull. However, let us first consider the option of non-surgical hair replacement therapy.
Non-Surgical hair replacement
Providing the bald spaces on your scalp with a fuller hair growth is the main purpose of the non-surgical hair replacement or hair replacement systems or wigs, as they call it. These hair replacement systems are hand-made using the top quality human hair to give it a natural look. While synthetic hairs are more lasting, they might end up giving an artificial look to the scalp. What is more, these premium human hairs used for making the hair replacement system are highly compatible with all sorts of styling mixtures and chemicals.
For all those thinking of embarrassment that an accidental fall of the hair replacement system might cause you, be rest assured. Once the hair replacement system is prepared, keeping in mind your skin colors, type and the size of your scalp, these are securely attached to the scalp either with the help of remaining hairs or with the skin. Thus, for all those leading an active lifestyle, the need for worry becomes zero. One however needs to keep in mind, that these hair replacement systems are not permanent in nature. Since they are being bound to the skin with the help of the remaining hairs, when these hair experience growth, you will have to get the rebounding of the wig once again. Once this happens, the hair replacement system will be cleansed thoroughly and integrated back into the scalp all over again.
However, one must be very careful when getting the job of hair replacement system done. Since building up a hair replacement system according to your personality requires great skill, not every one is up to the task. One needs to care for the direction, color, style, age, facial features and other such factors in mind and consideration, when preparing the hair replacement system for you.
Now that we have understood the hair replacement system, let us move on to understanding the basic idea behind the making of a hair replacement system.
Hair replacement systems can be differentiated on the basis of two considerations – the base of the wig and the hair of the wig.
Type of Base used in hair replacement systems
The base of the hair replacement system forms an integral part, since this is the base where the hair will be implanted. A good base will always prove to be more comfortable and of quality. The base of hair replacement system is divided into two categories: Mesh fabric and polymers.
1) Mesh Fabric – These are used in order to develop a fine hairline and product. Usually made of nylon or polyester, the mesh fabric bases can be used in the entire hair replacement systems. These bases make up for a very natural looking end product, while being light and comfortable to use. However, these are not very practical for long term usage. Mesh fabric bases tend to react to the bodily fluids and hence degrade at a faster rate. Along with being expensive, these need to be replaced very often. In addition, these are extremely delicate in making and require a lot of maintenance.
2) Polymers – These kinds of bases involve usage of silicon or polyurethane, which can be further used to provide a skin like appearance. Since these are more durable in nature, many experts usually use them in hair replacement systems, where there are areas requiring attachment with the skin. These types of bases are most favored since these are easy to attach, are more durable and less expensive than the mesh fabric systems. However, these do not come without a clinch these types of bases heat up quickly and give an artificial appearance unless the hairline is made of lace!
Type of Hair used in replacement systems
There are several types of hair used in making the hair replacement systems. While the best hair-pieces are made by hand using human hair, matching the color, texture and style; the lesser quality hair replacement pieces might be made up using animal or artificial hair.
Among the human hairs also, there are divided into various sects. The best amongst the lot happens to be the European hair, which is most natural in terms of color, style (straight, curls), texture, density etc. the next in line comes the Asian hair. Though the Asian hair is stronger of the lot, since these are artificially died, they tend to become brittle and fuzzy in the end. Hence, the overall maintenance and the need to be replaced in higher in Asian hair replacement systems than in European ones.
Now depending on the type of hair replacement system you are seeking, you can get a completely new lock of hair.