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Choosing the right wig for you if you suffer from thinning hair or hair loss depends on various factors, such as the look you are aiming for and, of course, the price you would like to pay.

Whilst synthetic wigs may at first view seem like a more affordable option, you need to take into account its durability or indeed how frequently you want to change your style.

Below are some points to consider when comparing the two types:

Human Hair Wigs
• As the hair is from human sources, the wig will always look more natural.

• The hair can be heat styled thus allowing a variety of looks.

• Each individual hair is chemically treated before the wig is created, making them much more durable than even natural hair.

• Hair can be coloured to match your natural hair and skin tone.

Synthetic Wigs
• Wigs made from man-made hairs are easier to manufacture and are therefore cheaper.

• The less you spend, the less the wig will resemble human hair.

• Synthetic hairs do retain their shape better after washing – human hair wigs need restyling after washing, just like growing hair.

• Synthetic wigs cannot be heat styled or change colour and so will remain as they have been produced by the factory.

Human hair wigs can be a great solution to help with hair loss management, allowing you to disguise any thinning hair or bald patches and get on with your life feeling confident.

Some people believe that wigs can never look the same as the real thing, but this isn’t really true anymore. Human hair wigs have come a long way in the last few years, and some types are now so natural-looking it can be hard to tell the difference!

The only way to get a natural-looking human hair wig is to ensure that it suits you, which you can do by choosing carefully. Bear in mind the following factors when choosing your new wig:

• The wig needs to be durable, easy to use and maintain every day
• The style should suit the shape of your face and the colour should complement your skin tone – ask your hair loss specialist for guidance with this
• It should be comfortable to wear, not making your head hot or itchy
• Choose between custom-made or machine-made wigs
• You may want a versatile wig that can be customised and re-styled
• Choose an anchoring cap method – i.e. lace, thin skin, capless etc.

Finally, you should always weigh up the cost of the wig to ensure it is value for money (i.e. will last a long time) and that you can afford it.

One of the scariest parts of losing your hair suddenly, whether through a hair loss condition or due to chemotherapy treatment, is the lack of control you feel over what’s happening to you. In some cases, all you can do is watch as your hair falls out and your appearance changes dramatically. This can be devastating to your self-esteem and your confidence in how you look.

Taking back control

Some women who start to lose their hair in patches make the bold decision to shave it all off completely, pre-empting what is likely to happen eventually. This way, you have control over your appearance as you choose to embrace temporary baldness.

An example of this is the Scottish TV presenter and arguably the most famous alopecia sufferer, Gail Porter. After years of baldness, her hair started to grow back for a short time before falling out all over again. Gail shaved it all off before going completely bald, preferring to do this rather than passively watch the hair fall out.

Other women take control of their hair loss in different ways, using human hair wigs, wraps and headscarves to disguise hair loss. There are even more advanced hair management options available, such as Medi Connections and the Intralace system.

It’s a common misconception of wigs that they look fake, unnatural and nothing like real hair. Whilst this use to be the case with older, more generic types of wigs and hair pieces, things have changed an awful lot in the last few years.

Female hair loss sufferers can now wear human hair wigs, an affordable option that looks, feels and even moves like the real thing. Whilst there are a wide range of hair styles, colours, thicknesses, textures and lengths available to suit everyone, most women choose to have a bespoke human hair solution made up just for them.

You can choose a human hair wig to match what your natural hair looks like, or you can go for a completely new style. In fact, you can even change your wig to suit your mood or the occasion, as well as styling, straightening and curling your wig like you would natural hair. Put simply, these wigs make it possible for you to have fun with your new look.

Human hair wigs don’t look perfect, but this is why they look so natural. Real hair is often slightly messy or out of place, and this adds to the realistic effect.

If you have decided to choose a wig as a way to manage your hair loss, you are likely to be faced with a lot of decisions before you find the right one for you. Wigs have moved on a great deal in the last few years, meaning that it is no longer a case of ‘one type suits all’.

You can now find wigs in a wide range of different styles, colours and materials, so there should be something available to suit you. Even better, you can get wigs that are personally tailored to you, so they look completely natural right from the start.

The first choice you will have to make when choosing a wig is between synthetic and human hair wigs. To help you choose, here are the pros and cons of each:

Human hair wigs

Pros: They look very natural, can be styled just as you like, and you can generally use them for up to a year.

Cons: Human hair wigs are more expensive than other varieties (due to how natural they look) and it can sometimes be tricky to get the hang of styling them yourself.

Synthetic wigs

Pros: They are less expensive than other varieties, are colour-fast, and come pre-styled. This means you don’t have to style them yourself, as they stay in shape even after washing.

Cons: You can’t change the colour or style of synthetic wigs, they sometimes look false or over-shiny, they can be damaged by heat and they don’t last very long.

As a woman, losing your hair can be devastating to your self-esteem and your confidence in your looks. However, there are products and solutions available nowadays to allow you to manage your hair loss, whether you want to cover it up or not. These solutions are designed to help you feel like yourself again, until your hair begins to grow back.

There are two main types of non-surgical hair replacement solutions available for female hair loss sufferers – human hair wigs or hair replacement treatments involving hair extensions. The benefits of both of these solutions are detailed below.

Human hair wigs

Human hair wigs have come a long way in the last few years. From ridiculous, artificial-looking hair pieces that were obviously not the wearer’s natural hair, these wigs have become natural-looking, comfortable and secure to wear. They are also customisable and available in a vast range of styles, colours and hair thicknesses, so that the wearer can find something that suits them perfectly.

Hair replacement treatments

These treatments don’t just involve normal hair extensions (which often look fake and tacky); they use natural-looking, fine extensions designed to blend into existing hair to thicken it and cover bald patches. The benefit of these solutions is that you don’t have to put them on and off every day, so you can wash and style your hair as normal and generally just get on with your life.