WIGS CAN BE FUN AND SIMPLE, BUT AS A HAIR LOSS SOLUTION, THEY CAN BE SERIOUS BUSINESS.
Wigs have been around since the ancient Egyptians, and they are still as important, useful and stylish today. Why still? This is a time when hair growth medications, hair transplant surgery, hair replacement systems — and shaved heads — are in popular use by millions of men and women alike. And yet wigs, which technically are a full head of hair, covering from forehead to nape and ear to ear, offer an option to anyone who has experienced a sudden loss of hair due to medication, surgery or trauma. As a hair loss treatment, wigs remain hugely popular as well.
A wig can also be a fashion choice, a way to change one’s appearance altogether or simply to restore a style that was lost because of thinning hair. Celebrities may wear them for performances or on the street — for character, beauty or high drama. For many a wig can be a powerful way to make an aesthetic statement, regardless of whether it is a hair loss treatment or not.
Nevertheless, the selection, purchase and maintenance of a wig should not be a cavalier event. Wig wearers should consider how much time they can put into wig maintenance, whether they have the time to wait for a custom wig to be made, and if they desire a wig that conforms to styling changes. Variations in material (virgin or processed human hair or synthetic) and the anchoring cap selections (lace, machine-made, multidirectional, thin skin and capless) offer wig wearers many options.
Prices vary among these selections, with a wide range of costs. For individuals undergoing chemotherapy, some health insurers cover the cost of a “cranial prosthesis” (the medical industry term).
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