Choosing the Right Hairpiece

Fortunately for you, there are virtually countless types of hairpieces to choose from, so you’re guaranteed to find one that meets your exact needs. However, with such a wide variety of hairpieces and wigs to choose from, it can be a somewhat daunting task making sure you’re choosing the best one for yourself. The following will help guide you on your way to choosing the right hairpiece.

Why You Need a Hairpiece

You can expedite the process of picking a hairpiece by solidifying your exact reasons for wanting one. For example, there’s a big difference between choosing one strictly for its style versus for from more of a functionality aspect. If you are suffering from hair loss or thinning hair, this will make a big difference in the exact type of hairpiece you should look for. Hairpieces represent a much better option over a wig in that hairpieces are available in a number of different styles that make it easy to supplement your own natural hair. You can buy them in different thicknesses, styles, and shapes or patterns to perfectly match the hair you currently have.

If you have partial hair loss, balding, or thinning hair, you don’t need a full hair wig. Instead, you can elect to get a hairpiece to address partial hair loss that exists only on a certain area of your head, providing a less expensive and better suited alternative. One of the most popular types of hairpieces for partial hair or thinning hair is a clip-in hairpiece. These pieces are specially designed to give you extra coverage on your head, right where you want it, with a highly focused and custom are of coverage.

Depending on where you are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair, you can select from hairpiece bangs and hairpiece fringe to cover up the front section of your head and scalp. You can also select from top pieces with a small base for partial top coverage, for example if you still have ample hair on the sides of your head. Similarly, you can choose to get a top piece with a larger base for more complete top coverage. To help you decide which one is best for you, you can try using a tailoring tape measure. This will allow you to measure the circumference of the outermost section of the part of your scalp that needs hair coverage.

Since most hairpieces are intended to supplement your own existing hair, making up for any hair that you have lost, they are specially designed to blend in with your own hair. However, this also means that you need to be careful when selecting the type of texture, pattern, curl, straightness, and color of your hairpiece. You want to make sure there is no visible contrast between the hairpiece and your own natural hair in order to achieve seamless integration. It’s often best to purchase a piece that matches your current hair length. However, you can elect to trim and cut the piece on your own or take it to a beauty salon or stylist to get their help with an exact match of length.

Human Hair and Synthetic Hairpieces

Hairpieces are available as both human hair and synthetic. The option you choose is completely dependent on your budget, personal preferences, and lifestyle. Most of today’s synthetic hairpieces are designed so well that they look just like natural, human hair. They even tend to hold up better to adverse or changing weather conditions, doing a fantastic job of maintaining their original look and form.

Human hairpieces are often more expensive because they can deliver a more natural look, feel, and movement. They also offer a greater degree of versatility over synthetic options. That’s because they are easier to cut, style, and color according to your specific preferences. Natural, human hairpieces also tend to be more durable and hold up longer under normal conditions. If you can’t decide which type is best for you, it might be helpful to actually purchase both kinds. This would allow you to wear one during certain types of weather or activities, such as a synthetic piece, while reserving the human hairpiece for more special occasions.

Easy to Use Hairpieces

Regardless of the type of scalp coverage, style, synthetic hairpiece, or human hair model you choose, be sure that it features the right degree of convenience and ease of use. You will likely use your hairpiece every day, so you’ll want to make sure it’s quick and easy for you to do by yourself whenever needed.