There are many hair replacement options to choose from in order to conceal the appearance of hair loss. When choosing one, always ensure your safety and comfort and its personal impact on you and your overall esteem. Hair replacement systems like wigs are just one of the widely known alternatives due to its affordability and wide array of choices.

People, especially women, may be sensitive about hair loss. This condition is especially acute in people undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, though other physical conditions can cause hair loss as well.
Another reason for wearing wigs is to change one's appearance temporarily. Modern wigs are designed to be worn by people who have all of their own hair if a skull cap is used to cover the head. This allows a person to change their hair style or color to fit specific occasions without making a drastic change that can not be reversed quickly and easily.

The beauty of modern wigs is that they can be fitted so that they look completely natural. There are many types of wigs.

Human Hair Wigs

Wigs also range widely in material. Some of the best wigs are made of human hair. Human hair wigs are the most natural looking wigs, but are more expensive than wigs made of synthetic materials. With human hair wigs, the hair can be cut, styled, dyed, or permed just like naturally-grown hair. There are basically four different types of human hair used on wigs, and they are Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and Caucasian, so that people of many different ethnicities can find a wig that is perfect for them. But because they are made of real human hair, these wigs must also be cared for as if they were the result of naturally grown hair, which means they must be shampooed, dried, styled, and conditioned. Essentially, these wigs offer all of the benefits and work of having real human hair.

Synthetic Wigs

Wigs can also be made of a variety of other materials including horse hair, wool, feathers, or buffalo hair. But aside from human hair, the most popular types of materials used in making wigs are synthetic fibers. And many of the higher quality synthetic wigs are almost indistinguishable from human hair wigs. And synthetic wigs offer the benefits of being easier to care for and costing less than human hair wigs. However, they are not meant to styled and can be damaged if a person used curling irons, blow dryers, or hot rollers to style them.

Lace Wigs

Lace wigs are a particularly popular type of wig because it provides for a more natural look than many other wigs. More often than not, this is the type of wig that celebrities typically wear. Lace wigs are full wigs that have some mesh lace attached to the front of the wig just beyond the hairline. The mesh lace on the wig is custom fitted to the wearer's head and is trimmed and glued (temporarily) to a person's skin right around the hairline. The hair of the wig prevents anyone from seeing the mesh lace, and it is the lace that allows the hair to part naturally on a person's head.

Vacuum Wigs

Vacuum wigs are another popular type of wig that are custom designed to fit the wearer's head. First, a plaster mold is taken of a person's head so that professionals can create a wig that will provide the proper fit and produce suction on the head. Vacuum wigs have a silicone base on which hair is injected. Because the base is solid, these wigs can be quite warm and may take some time getting adjusted to; however, their custom design and high detailing make vacuum wigs some of the most expensive wigs on the market, as well as some of the most sought after.

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