Differences between Wigs and Toupee
For most people is either a wig or nothing to cover their hair. In the hair business, we’ve come to realize that wigs aren’t the only choice available, especially in the case of hair loss.
In fact, it will be unwise to wear a wig as it tends to look unnatural, considering fading hairlines.
To this effect, toupee comes as a savior as it addresses specific hair zones.
Toupee or hairpiece? This question is often asked by people who suffer from hair loss, which does not affect all the hair in the head.
With complete hair loss, the choice is quite simple. Because then no hairpiece or Toupet come handy but only a complete hair replacement like a wig that completely covers the bald head.
This can be between real hair wigs and wigs of synthetic hair (synthetic hair wigs) to be selected. However, with partial hair loss, the decision is already difficult.
All information about hair loss treatments can be found in hair analysis, hair therapy, PRP treatment, and hair transplant!
The term hairpiece is a General term used to describe a hair system which includes, hair added, replaced, compressed or extended. Generally, a Toupet is also a hairpiece
What is A Toupee?
A Toupee is no doubt, a hairpiece. However, the reason for use and the attachment may vary, which is why a hairpiece is more of a general term for a hair system that replaces, complements, lengthen, and compresses hair.
Toupee is, however, use to complement for hair loss, especially in the case of baldness where the front Hair is slowly fading away.
Often existing hair is not shaved off but used as an attachment where the hair is absent.
Who Can Use a Toupee?
Toupet is understood to mean second-chair for men that replaces receding hairline, or balding. So this is a specific hair replacement.
Toupees are also called half-wigs since they do not cover the whole head. In toupees, the hairs are either knotted in the finest monofilament (mesh) or sewn on tresses.
Lace toupees made from the finest monofilaments for the hairline do stand out as it’s hard to figure out the attachment isn’t natural.
What is A Wig?
Just like Toupee, wigs are also a form of hairpiece, but unlike toupees, they cover the whole head rather than a specific part suffering from hair loss.
Each strand of Synthetic or human wigs is sewn into a mesh. However, the length and color may differ to create different layers which may be bleached, curled, or straightened.
Who can wear a wig?
There is no rule for that since the wig is a product designed for a large market which includes both men and women.
Specifically, we can say wig is for you if you want more length, more volume, or just a different cut or texture of your natural hair.
Mounting options for Toupees
Common attachment methods:
This type of fixation is beneficial for excessive sweating or where the scalp is prone to itching or inflammation.
For semi-permanent attachment, the Toupet is attached with adhesive tape, which makes it quite flexible.
Thus, the Toupee wearer can remove the hairpiece when they feel like doing so and stick back again.
Only a few people still use this type of toupee and are very easy to see why. Because this method is by far the most unreliable.
In windy weather, the Toupee is blown off the head. Older people who cannot afford the new attachment methods, however, still use this type of toupee considering the amount of modern Toupee cost.
This attachment provides more security than other types. For this purpose, special advanced skin adhesives are used.
So the Toupee cannot slip off the head even during heavy wind. They even stay in place while diving and swimming.
For permanent attachment, all remaining hair should be removed from the support surface on the head.
Otherwise, the skin glue does not hold properly. Synthetic hair toupees are not suitable for the attachment. Instead, real hair should be used.
After about 4 to 6 weeks, the attachment must be renewed by a hair care specialist.