Thinning and falling hair can be troublesome. Sure, there are hair thickening products such as shampoos as well as hair-enhancing supplements to at least counteract thinning hair and hair loss; but what if a person does not have enough time to thicken and grow that hair back in time for an important gathering? There is a quick solution for this predicament: natural looking wigs.
Wigs are normally used by people who wear costumes such as stage performers and cosplayers, but there are also people who wear wigs to hide their bald spots as well as make up for the hair they lose as a result of anti-cancer chemotherapy. Wigs are also used in Jewish tradition as an implement of modesty for married women, much like the hijab for Muslim women.
There are two types of natural looking wigs based on the material: natural wigs and synthetic wigs. Natural wigs come from real human hair, while synthetic wigs are made from artificial fibers that do their best to resemble human hair on all aspects using advanced technologies.
Natural Looking Wigs
Natural wigs are usually classified from the countries they are sourced from. There are Chinese wigs, Indian wigs, Indonesian wigs, European wigs, Russian wigs, and Caucasian American wigs. In terms of price point and availability, Indonesian wigs are the cheapest and the easiest to spot, while Caucasian American and Russian wigs are the most expensive and the rarest of the bunch. Each hair nationality has its own characteristics. Chinese hair is often long and straight and is therefore perfect for those who want a simple, no-frills brand of beauty. For those who cannot afford the expensiveness of European wigs, Indian wigs are a good substitute due to the ancient genealogical relations between Indians and Europeans. Russian wigs are durable due to the harsh winters that peculiarly steeled Russian hair defenses against any type of cold weather. There are also natural wigs that can be made from the donor’s own hair in case of the inevitable hair loss she will suffer due to alopecia or chemotherapy. The donor must ensure that the wig maker does not outsource the wig-making process to a cheaper place such as China to ensure maximum compatibility.
Synthetic wigs are composed of artificial fibers, with names such as cyberhair, Kanekalon, and Toyokalon. These patented fibers are made of base materials such as modacrylics, nylon, polyester, and PVC. Because they do not have the vulnerabilities of human hair and their manufacturing processes end up with strong hair-like strands, synthetic wigs are usually more resistant to the elements and cheaper than natural wigs. The major downside of those wigs is their general inability to be styled beyond its preset style, except in the case of special heat-friendly wigs that can be altered using curling and other hair styling techniques that use heat. Due to the mass production of natural looking wigs and synthetic wigs, they come in all colors, styles, shapes, and sizes. A woman therefore can buy multiple synthetic wigs that can fit her daily moods and situations.