Effective for long term hair loss
Human hair wigs can be a significant investment. This is because 100% European real hair is in high demand and reputable, ethical manufacturers can expect to pay a premium for good quality, pristine human hair. However, a good human hair wig can last from 12 to 24 months if properly maintained (synthetic wigs have a shorter shelf life). This means that human hair wigs are ideally suited to those with long term hair loss or loss that affects the entire scalp i.e. alopecia totalis.
Custom-made for a better fit
Unlike ready-to-wear synthetic wigs, real hair varieties can be custom-made to your exact head size. Creating your human hair wig usually begins with a cast being taken of your scalp and head. This is then converted into a bespoke wig base and the hair is added accordingly. The benefit is that your wig is very safe and secure; you are able to lead an active life without worrying that the product might accidentally dislodge. Again, if you are experiencing long term hair loss, a custom-made real hair wig can genuinely help you lead a normal, happy and full life – free from worry and stress of wig security.
Realistic Appearance thanks to special features
Obviously a human hair wig is the closest you can get to your natural hair. As you would expect, 100% real hair wigs respond like your own hair – they absorb moisture; colours can be added or removed (or indeed colours can fade in the sun!). In addition to looking very realistic, many custom-made real hair wigs offer features that ready-to-wear synthetic wigs do not offer. For instance, human hair can be ‘drawn through’. Hair is threaded through two layers of fine, gauze-like base material – which means that there is no visible join between the base and the hair. In other words, hair looks like it’s growing out of a scalp – an incredibly realistic effect. If you’re investing in a human hair wig, look out for other special features like lace fronts (which provide a virtually invisible front hairline) and monofilament tops where hair is individually knotted on top so that it moves more naturally.
Contrary to popular belief, custom-made human hair wigs are not usually supplied in a specially cut style. They are normally supplied ‘uncut’ and the wearer chooses their desired style which should only be cut by a qualified wig specialist. Because your hair is entirely real, your options for styling are just like your natural hair. You are able to use heated appliances (according to manufacturer guidelines) and you might even be able to go swimming, provided you shampoo and condition your wig afterwards. However, caution should be taken – hair feels like your own but remember: individual strands cannot be replenished. Therefore, take care when brushing, styling, sunbathing and going out in windy weather! Natural fibres like silk scarves and hoods are best in terms of protecting real hair.
It goes without saying that because of their very realistic appearance and extra security, human hair can often be the closest to your natural hair. This can mean that the wig goes undetected which in turns boosts the wearer’s confidence and self-esteem. Many people who wear thse wigs have never looked back.