Both men and women experience hair loss, and it can be debilitating either way. Hair loss plays a significant role in your appearance, making you appear older or more drawn than you are. This causes people to suffer from loss of self-esteem, depression, and other related issues. The media may portray that men have more problems with hair loss than women, the reality is that this is something that can happen to anyone. There are many different reasons behind hair loss, including cancer, hormones, or genetics. With the help of a trichologist, you can make sure that your scalp is in healthy condition, and you may consider a hair replacement system to help you have fuller, more natural-looking hair that is more befitting of your age and inner confidence.
What Is a Hair Replacement System?
Do you remember a time in the past when men who had lost only the hair on the top of their heads would often cover it up with something called a toupee? Sometimes they were referred to as “rugs” because they didn’t fit very well or stay on well, and they didn’t blend with the natural hair and look real.
Although we’ve heard many complaints about toupees, they are really where hair replacement systems started, and regardless of the humble beginnings, our systems today have come a long way since then. Today’s hair replacement systems are great opportunities to either try out a look that is very different from what you would normally do with your natural hair and have always wanted to try, or it can be something to get you back to looking the way you did before the hair loss started.
What Is the Difference Between Hair Replacement Systems and Hair Transplants?
When you get a hair transplant, it involves a surgical process that is done to implant actual hair into your scalp. The surgeon takes scalp grafts, with real hair, and transplants them surgically onto parts of your scalp that doesn’t have any hair. This process is often very painful and requires a recovery period that is similar to any other surgery you would have.
In contrast, hair replacement systems are much less expensive and can be done at a hair studio-like New Look Institute. Additionally, a hair replacement system doesn’t require a surgeon, it is a non-surgical method that results in natural-looking hair that covers your entire head. Since hair replacement systems aren’t surgical, it makes it a less expensive and more accessible treatment option for those suffering from thinning hair.
Is Hair Replacement Different for Men and Women?
Whether you’re a man or woman considering hair replacement systems, the process is largely the same. The main difference in hair replacement systems is what the replacement system is made of. Some replacement systems use natural hair, while other systems use synthetic hair. The foundation or base of a hair replacement system is either made from lace or polyurethane. Choosing the best hair replacement system for your specific situation should be done with the help of a hair professional, or a trichologist, but polyurethane hair replacement systems aren’t usually visible, and most often can’t be detected by feel.
How a hair replacement system is styled is up to your taste, and you can treat it the same way you would treat your natural hair. You can wash it, style it with products, curl it, and more. The general idea for hair replacement systems is that they’re able to be worked seamlessly into your hairstyle, making it look completely natural. You can dye and style your hair replacement system to suit your desired look, regardless of whether you are a man or a woman.
How Do I Get a Hair Replacement System?
Your scalp must be healthy before you start using a hair replacement system, as there are certain circumstances that which a hair replacement system can exacerbate certain issues. Schedule an appointment with your trusted trichology expert at New Look Institute, and get a consultation about whether your scalp is ready for a hair replacement system, or what can be done to get your scalp ready for one.
Next, your trichologist will describe your options and preferred looks for a hair replacement system, and go over how to put it on, care for it, and style it. Your trichologist will also cover best practices and hygiene, as well as options for variety and initial color.
How Do I Choose the Right Hair Color for My Skin Tone?
The right hair color sets off your best features, including your eyes, and it enhances your skin’s natural tone, which can make you look younger. There are many options for hair color, and the decision is easy to make by looking at your skin’s undertone. To discover this, you look at the veins on your wrist. If you see blue or purple veins, you are likely to have a cooler undertone, and silver jewelry looks better on you. If you see green veins, you have a warm undertone, and gold jewelry looks better on you. Whereas, if you can’t tell, then you have a neutral undertone, and both gold and silver jewelry look equally good on you.
The general rule of thumb when it comes to hair color is to choose something that compliments your skin tone. Cooler skin tones look great with warmer hair colors, and warmer hair tones look amazing with cooler hair colors. Every color comes in warmer and cooler tones. Ash-blonde is a cool tone, while strawberry blonde is a warm tone. If you have questions, you can always connect with your hairstylist who will give you a variety of options and help you make a great selection.
No matter what your goals are for your hair and scalp, the experts at New Look Institute can help. If you have more questions or need more information, feel free to continue to browse our website or contact us for an appointment today.