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The Benefits of Choosing a Wig Prior to Hair Loss

Whether it’s chemotherapy, alopecia, or age, there are many reasons why hair loss can occur. Becoming bald can be empowering, but for many it’s an emotional challenge that affects one’s mental health and self-confidence. Fortunately, there are many options that can help ease the journey.

While hats and scarves can be comfortable, a popular go-to is wigs. Choosing to wear a wig can create the illusion of still having hair, but the process of choosing and purchasing is a bit overwhelming. With all the decisions to make regarding the type, style, color, and cap design, it’s always a good idea to get a jump start before your hair loss begins.

Depending on the type of hair loss, you may know in advance that you will be needing a wig. Even if the process has already begun, finding hair as early as possible can minimize the stress and allow you to focus on other things. You may fall in love with the first wig you see, but it can also take weeks or months of shopping and customizing. What’s important is taking the time to find the right wig to ensure you’re comfortable and your investment was well worth it.

When choosing a wig, one important factor is deciding what type of hair you want. There are human hair wigs, which will look the most realistic and can be styled the same way you would have styled your hair in the past, but they are also more on the expensive end. Synthetic hair is a more affordable option, but may not have the same realistic look or feel. A nice compromise is human hair and synthetic blends, bringing you the best of both worlds at a lower price than 100% human hair. The type of hair will depend on the look you want to achieve, as well as your price point. While it’s nice to find hair with your desired texture, color, and style, these are factors that can be customized based on the type of hair. And by finding a stylist with experience in cutting and coloring wigs, you can transform your chosen wig into the perfect wig.

These days there are so many options when shopping for a wig online, which can make the wig buying process convenient, but also overwhelming. By measuring your head beforehand, you can find a piece that fits, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it will be comfortable. When buying a wig for the first time, shopping in person can allow someone to help walk you through the process and make everything a little bit easier. There are various cap designs, and by having the ability to try the wigs on, you can make a decision based on what feels most comfortable to you. You’ll also be able to feel the hair and experiment with different styles. Some people choose hair that is closest to their natural hair, but it’s also fun to switch up your look and try something new.

With hair comes confidence and the feeling of “normalcy”. Hair has large significance to many and makes up a part of a person’s identity. Out of all the decisions you’ll need to make, the most important is giving yourself the time to find hair that helps you feel like you. There are many support groups online and in person that are a great way to meet others, discuss hair loss, and build a community. You are not alone, and whether you want to go bald or wear a wig, your hair loss does not define you.

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