Using Hairpiece for Thinning and Hair Loss
When people talk about hair loss, it’s assumed that the individual is going bald due to rapid hair removal.
But this is not absolute. At the onset of aging, most women are primed to experience one form of hair loss or another.
It could be minor (few strands of hair removed), partial or in the worst scenario going bald.
As much as the urge to look good always declines as we age, there’s no doubt most women hate the sight of their hair falling off.
For centuries, hair is referred to as a sign of beauty, therefore losing your hair means you’re becoming less pretty.
Hair restoration surgery could be a quick option to reverse this deficiency, but the problem is: they’re costly.
Wigs come as a saving grace, particularly for women suffering from hair loss; however, they aren’t the cheapest options either.
Most people assume that wigs are the best choice to ensure total coverage for thinning hair.
However, if you already have hair of your own but would like to enhance its coverage, you will need more than a wig to hide this. For these type of issues, there are other alternatives in the form of hairpiece.
While most women would give all it takes to get their natural hair back, the majority aren’t prepared to spend a fortune to see that happen and that includes spending heavily on wigs.
The hairpiece is a natural way to add more volume to your hair without necessarily spending a lot.
Hair Coverage Options
The hairpiece is the cheapest and easiest way of ensuring total coverage in areas of isolated hair loss to compliment for the volume you’re missing.
The most hairpieces are designed to add volume just where you need it. Unlike wigs, the hairpiece is designed to blend with your hair color and texture. Hence, it’s hard to distinguish from your natural hair.
Types of Hairpiece
Hairpiece is attached underneath your hair to supplement for the missing volume. Hairpiece comes in various forms and can be attached wherever you want
Listed below are the three most common types of hairpiece available today.
- Clip-in hairpiece
- Sew-in hairpiece
- Tape-in Hairpiece
Just as the name suggests, they’re clipped into the hair. However, if you’re still experimenting with hair extensions and have little knowledge about what to choose, the clip-in hairpiece comes as a seamless choice for you to enhance your look.
Just like wigs, clip in hairpieces gives you room to experiment and customize your looks. Most clip-in hairpieces are cheap and available online for as low as $30.
Unfortunately, most clip-in hairpiece can’t be trusted. Poorly made clips can shift around if the clips are not held firms.
They can shift during the day, making you uncomfortable when you have to re-adjust in public. Clip-in Hairpiece is particularly useful if you want front coverage
Sew-in Hair Piece
Most women aren’t comfortable with the idea of visiting the salon often to get a new touch.
Most prefer rocking the same hair-do for a very long time without compromising on its quality.
The sew-in hairpiece style is designed to last for a very long time (preferably three months). With the sew-in extension, no need to worry about your hair falling off as long as they’re tightly sewn.
Rather, they give you the freedom to style as much as you want. Because it’s more expensive than a clip-In hairpiece, they also offer 20X more at the same tie.
The tape-in hairpiece is made with sticky tapes that allow you to tape in the extension into your natural hair.
As easy as this sounds, tape-in extensions are probably the hardest to fix and may require the assistance of a hair stylist to get it installed the right way.
On a good day, tape-in extensions are gentle on the hair, it neither pulls nor rips the hair from the scalp as Clip-in extensions do.
Unfortunately, there are limitations to choices of products you can use on it. Products that may destroy the adhesion of the sticky tapes are not allowed to this effect. Liquid-based styling products are highly discouraged.
Mostly referred to as “top-wigs,” toppers are designed to sit on top of the hair and most times ensure total coverage in areas around the forehead. There are multiple sizes, colors, and style of toppers available.
It’s essential to go for the one that blends with your natural hair without showing any visible difference between the two.
Fortunately, toppers can be used in several ways. We recommend you go for a topper with a large base if you want full coverage and a small base top for partial coverage.
Toppers are particularly useful for people suffering from Alopecia, but the hardest part lies in finding a natural blend.