Hair loss and thinning is a common problem faced by a lot of people around the globe. Luckily, if you’re one of the people dealing with these issues, there’s plenty of solutions available to solve your worries. If diet, vitamins and natural supplements can’t effectively help you, or offer you a long-term solution, then you should consider using hair enhancers. ‘Hair enhancers’ is a broad term that encompasses all man-made hair-related materials (e.g. wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions) which aim either to imitate your natural hair, volumise them or simply add them length and texture. There are multiple variations of hair enhancers on the market, all differing with regards to several factors. The two most significant factors are quality of components and methods of attachment. So before choosing a specific hair enhancer, be sure to check the quality of the material, as well as the safety and durability of the attachment method.
First let’s discuss wigs, for they are relatively easy to purchase and wearing them is simple. With regards to the material of the product, there are two main types of wigs. Some are made from synthetic fibres, others are created with the use of human hair. Synthetic wigs are durable, fairly cheap and easy to style. However, they tend to look unnatural, can be easily damaged and need to be maintained very carefully. Human hair wigs, on the other hand, look much more natural and their authentic composition makes them more realistic, and far much nicer in touch. Nonetheless, such wigs have a limited time span. Finally, it is worth mentioning that one big disadvantage of wigs is the fact they may be uncomfortable to wear, especially if used frequently, for long periods of time. Wigs may also prevent you from getting on with your daily routine or continuing your hobbies, like swimming for example. So before purchasing them you need to be aware of the limitations that wigs may have. All in all, such products are adequate, but far from perfect.
Hair pieces and hair extensions are our other ’hair enhancing’ alternatives. Generally they vary quite a lot. If you settle on buying these kinds of products, once again, be sure to study their qualities in detail. Just as with the wigs, there are two choices here, synthetic fibres or natural human hair. The former, tends to look unnatural and may awkwardly blend with your hair. The latter guarantees a natural look and feel, yet it tends to be a temporary solution with low lifespan. These types of hair enhancers may also have various methods of attachment. Interestingly, some of the methods are only applied to particular types of hair. For example, the sew-in technique works best with thick hair and is less suitable for fine hair. Type-in attachments can be applied to all hair types, but the method uses glue and heated tools, which may prove pretty harmful to your natural hair, especially if they’re fragile and thin. The safest attachment methods of hair enhancers are the ones which use mesh and bead weaving. Usually, these solutions tend to offer a risk free quick fix, without the use of potentially harmful methods of attachment.