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Benefits of Human Hair Wigs

human hair wigsMany people have trouble deciding whether a synthetic wig will match the quality of a human hair wig. While synthetic wigs are relatively inexpensive, they do not measure up to the natural look and feel a human hair wig may provide you with. There are not many disadvantages regarding human hair wigs due to their high quality, you just have to expend more on one and take care of it like it’s your own hair i.e. wash it after every use.

The following are the advantages of using a human hair wig in contrast to synthetic wigs:

Human hair wigs are stronger and more durable

Synthetic wigs do not possess the same durability and strength as human hair wigs, making them last for a shorter period of time compared to human hair. Additionally, human hair is heavier and more voluminous, thus giving a more natural look and feel.

A human hair wig can look like real hair and you have more styling options with human hair than synthetic wigs

Apart from the fact that human hair feels heavier than synthetic hair, it looks more real and natural because it is made of real human hair. Additionally, human hair is more durable therefore you can make it go through the same styling options as you would with your real hair such as ironing, heating, blow during, curling etc., without making it look unnatural or fake.

Human hair wigs last longer than synthetic wigs

It is better to invest on a human hair wig than replacing your synthetic wig every time it wears off. Aside from being more real and natural, it will save you from burning holes through your wallet repeatedly. Human hair wigs last just as long as real hair, this can be about a few years on an average, in contrast to synthetic wigs that last for only 4 months maximum, depending on the daily styling, treatment, usage and length of hair.

Human hair wigs are heat resistant

One aspect of synthetic hair which most people worry about is the melting of the fibers of the hair due to heat treatment and styling. Human hair wigs are made of real hair and can withstand heat and friction the same as real hair does, therefore, you will have more styling options such as heat curling, ironing and blow drying without causing serious damage to the hair.

Wig origins

Most of the human hair wigs that are in the market these days are from Asian countries, usually from China. Asian countries like India and Pakistan provide better quality hair compared to other countries of Asia and like most Asian women’s hair, human hair wigs from Asian countries are often dark in color and are made to produce dark, straight wigs. In order to change the color of the hair, the hair has to go through several heating processes and dying, curling and bleaching, to match the style of what a buyer may require. However, such hairs often go through a lot of damage and often do not last longer than a few months. Therefore, for Asian hair, always choose darker colors or the original hair colors.

The best quality human air wigs are originated from European countries, particularly the Eastern European ones such as Russia and Poland. These wigs are more expensive compared to Asian hair due to the quality and longevity. If you would like to order a human hair wig or have a wig custom made in human hair, please contact us for a free quote. We would love to hear from you.

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What is Alopecia?

alopecia wigs canadaAlopecia refers to the loss of hair from your scalp or any hairy regions of the body. Men, women and also children may experience alopecia as it can be a result of certain medications, hereditary factors or underlying medical conditions.

Baldness means the excessive loss of hair or the absence of hair from the scalp. Baldness is often noticeable when it affects the scalp; however, other regions of the body are also susceptible to the condition. Many people leave this condition untreated, without hiding their baldness, while others choose to cover the affected regions with scarves, hats, makeup and different hairstyles—if medical treatment is not sought.

There are two major types of alopecia namely: Alopecia areta and androgenetic alopecia. Alopecia areata take place when the immune system of the body attacks the hair follicles by mistake, causing their hair to fall out. Androgenetic alopecia is a condition that is inherited, which results in the thinning of the hair, causing hair fall. 60% of the men are affected by androgenetic alopecia, which is permanent.

Causes

Normally people lose 50-100 hairs per day, which should not make a noticeable difference as the human scalp can contain up to 100,000 hairs. With age, the hair gets thinner and hair starts to fall more. Other common causes of hair loss include medication, medical conditions and hormonal factors.

Medication

Hair loss is commonly caused by medication used to treat the following conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Medical conditions

The following medical conditions may also cause hair loss in many people:

Scalp infections. These may include ringworm, which tampers with the skin and the hair on your scalp causing a drastic hair fall. However, once the condition is treated, the hair will grow back.

Thyroid disorders. The thyroid gland plays a role in regulating the hormone levels of the body. A problem with the normal functioning of the gland may also result in hair fall.

Alopecia areata. This is a disease which occurs as a result of the body’s immune system attacking the hair follicles on the scalp, thus causing hair fall patches.

Other skin conditions. Scarring diseases such as lichen planus and lupus may lead to permanent hair loss in the scarred regions.

Hormonal factors

This is the most frequent cause of hair loss as a result of a hereditary condition termed as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. People, who are more likely to experience hair loss due to hormonal changes, suffer from permanent hair loss in different patterns. This type of hair fall is common in men and can even commence during puberty.

Sometimes hair loss due to hormonal imbalances can be temporary especially due to stopping the use of birth control pills, childbirth/pregnancy and menopause.

Other causes of hair loss include:

Hair pulling disorder. This is actually a mental disorder which gives rise to an urge to pull one’s hair from any part of the body leading to bald spots.

Physical or emotional shock. This can be a high fever, grief due to death or even drastic weight loss or malnutrition.

Hairstyles. Pulling the hair too tightly to style it can also cause hair loss.

Symptoms

The way hair loss occurs depends on the underlying cause that leads to it. Sometimes hair loss can be gradual or sudden and sometimes it can be ‘patchy’ only affecting small parts of your body or it can also cause a complete hair loss affecting the whole body and the scalp. Hair loss can be temporary in many people, however, it can be permanent as well—it all depends on the causative factor.

Some common signs and symptoms of hair loss include:

Gradual thinning of hair from the top of your head. This can affect both men and women and is often characterized as an M shaped line on the forehead.

Round and/or patchy bald regions or spots. Commonly known as bald spots, this kind of hair loss usually affects the scalp but can also occur on the eyebrows and beards. You may even feel some irritation or itchiness while the hair falls off.

Sudden hair loosening. This can be a result of a physical or emotional shock, allowing your hair to ‘loosen’ from the scalp. You may get handfuls of hair falling off while you wash or comb your hair. Usually all of the hair is not affected and the condition does not result in patching.

Hair loss from the whole body. Chemotherapy or other medical treatments may cause the complete loss of hair from your body. The hair will re-grow after treatment is complete.

When to seek medical help

Sudden hair loss may indicate a red flag for an underlying medical condition that may be hazardous to your health. If you suspect that the hair loss is not caused due to an obvious cause or is your hair falls much more than usual while combing or washing, consult your doctor as medical treatment may be required.

Wigs Are a Solution for Loss

If you or someone you know has alopecia and is looking for custom wigs and needs more information, please free to contact us. We would be happy to send you more information about  wigs for alopecia,  or  human hair wigs, please contact us.