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Hair Replacement

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Non-surgical hair replacement are basically a 'unit' which can be adhered to the scalp by several different methods and can be an option for those who suffer from significant hair loss and would like to regain the appearance of having a full head of hair without surgery. Our links site will have recommendations of who is respectable in the field of hair replacements as there are allot of companies out there who can and do take advantage of vulnerable people.

What is a Hair Piece?

A hairpiece may be called a Hair system, toupee or a wig! They can be called strand-by-strand insertion systems, hairpieces, etc . they are all terms used to market the same product. These are all hair prostheses constructed in a similar fashion using similar materials many of which come from the same few manufacturers...there are no magical formulae's or break through methods...only good companies who do good work and bad ones!!

The base of the 'unit and the hair can be made out of several different materials, which can be mixed and matched to suit, Please ask the company for samples and information on the types of materials they stock for the hair and the base, the hair should be a perfect match for your texture, density and colour (face and eyes included) and the base should be lightweight, non-irritable and almost invisible.

If it is not an intra-laced system, your existing hair on the top of your head cannot be integrated into the typical hair system no matter what they tell you during your consultation. Ideally, the stylist will want to shave off your reaming hair as well as a thin track of hair around the perimeter of your existing hair in order to affix the system properly. This is something the company will never explain during their sales pitch and there is no way that a purely bonded system will stay firmly attached to your head, especially on the hairline for 4 to 6 weeks. You will have to learn to do some of the maintenance yourself for your system to look natural.

In order to look natural your hair system needs constant attention and maintenance. It does NOT act like your own hair and cannot just be forgotten about for weeks. You will need proper maintenance on it weekly.

Avoid any companies attempting to sell you a maintenance contract. Once a hairpiece is purchased, the consumer should be free to go elsewhere for regular haircuts and maintenance.

Any company that insists on holding your second hairpiece in their facility, not allowing you to take it home if you wish, should be avoided. This is a very typical tactic of the larger chains insuring that their "client" returns and is locked in.

Once the consumer learns how to navigate through this treacherous industry, wearing hair can prove to be a positive experience. Realistic expectation and having a full understanding of the process will lead to successful hair replacement experience.

Genetic hair loss cannot be cured, but it can be dramatically slowed in many cases.

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