hair systemsWhen you’re experiencing hair loss, it’s not uncommon to think your only viable option is to go bald or face throwing on an outdated toupee. But hair systems have advanced over the years and are more than a wig unit. Yet, there’s still confusion about what a hair system really is. So, it’s key to debunk the myths and know the basics about hair systems. Here’s a quick guide to what a hair system is (and what it is not):

  1. Hair Systems Aren’t Just Toupees

A hair system is hair prostheses or artificial body part designed to replace or enhance your hair. With a hair system, human or synthetic hair is attached to a monofilament-, lace- or skin-line base and then applied to the head or body part. Several marketing terms exist for hair systems, including toupees, hairpieces and strand-for-strand insertion systems. But various types of hair system options are available, so they aren’t simply toupees. Here are a few hair systems to consider:

Semi-permanent hair systems. These hairpieces require removal by a professional and may include attachment via natural bond, bonding, or poly fuse. They offer long-lasting wear but may require loosening on a weekly basis. This may include wigs and toupees, which have been in use for centuries.

Hairpieces with temporary adhesives. Hair professional use double-sided tape to attach to this type of hairpiece. It may leave a sticky residue and is not suitable for swimming since it is a temporary attachment.

Clip attachment. This type of attachment is easy to remove since it uses clips to attach to the hair. However, it is for temporary use.

  1. Hair Systems Offer Comfort

Some may believe that hair systems are itchy, hot, or uncomfortable. However, modern technology and improved methods for attaching hair systems have made systems comfortable over time. In fact, there are different attachment options to accommodate comfort. For example, you can take advantage of hair systems that use natural hairs and bonding to the scalp or lightweight, cooling mesh fabric for a comfortable fit.

  1. Yes, You Can Go Swimming with a Hair System

A hair system offers several benefits for restoration, but one that may be surprising is that you can get your hair system wet. Modern hair systems are equipped for sustaining getting wet, so that means you can even go swimming with a hair system. Modern hair systems use adhesives that are strong and waterproof. Find the best type that’s right for you by consulting with a hair professional.

Final Thoughts

From offering flexibility in attachment options to accommodate comfort to surviving water submersion when going swimming, there are several benefits to using a hair system. But choosing the right one calls for doing a little research beforehand. Consider your needs, make sure it fits the size of your head, and opt for a hair system with an age-appropriate level of thickness. By following these tips, you can find a hair system that’s right for you.

If you are experiencing the devastating effects of hair loss and would like to learn more about the non-surgical hair loss options that are available to you, please request a free private, confidential consultation with a trained Transitions professional hair loss specialist. To find a location near you click here.

 

 

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