Hair alternatives can provide either a temporary or permanent solution to hair loss. Hair loss can be traumatic, it can result from male or female pattern baldness, or caused by health related problems.The Hair Prosthesis Centre offers a clear and compassionate understanding of hair replace-ment options available:
There are many personal reasons one decides to consider a hair transplant procedure. At the Hair Prosthesis Centre we are familiar with the options available and what you can expect from proceeding with treatment.We highly recommend a personal assessment to review all options and gain a better understanding of what is involved.We will work with you to chose and provide the best alternative for you.
There are two methods of constructing a hair replacement:
Hand Tied Base
Machine Made Base
Types of Hair Used in Hair Replacements:Human
Human hair requires re-colouring every six to twelve months due to sun fade-out. It styles naturally but droops in humid weather requiring regular resetting. Human hair is more expensive than synthetic fiber and is a heavier weight system. It can be air dried or blown dry and styled with curlers or curling irons.Synthetic Modern fibers are virtually indistinguishable from human hair. They incorporate natural tones that do not fade in the sun. These fibers are easily styled and cleaned allowing for simple home maintenance. The disadvantage of synthetic fibers is their sensitivity to excessive heat. It must be washed in cold water and air dried.
Human or synthetic hair replacements are best restyled and re-conditioned by your hair replacement technician. Re-conditioning should take place approximately every eight to twelve weeks. Special wig products (ie: shampoos) will sustain the life of your system. For hygienic reasons, the hair replacement should be washed every eight to ten wearing days. If you choose to wash the hair replacement yourself, proper cleansing techniques can be discussed upon determining the piece best suited to you. Daily minor styling changes can be achieved by using a non-alcoholic mousse, gel or spray. This styling can be rejuvenated by adding a light mist of water.
Most clients prefer alternatives to their hair systems through the use of wraps,hats, turbans and accessories to vary their look in keeping with their comfort level... Colourful scarves, jewelry and classic hats can be fun - so be daring! . These looks are alsolow in cost and high in comfort.
Choose cotton or cotton blend scarves as silk and polyester may slip off of your head. Dress up a head wrap with a braid, ribbon, hat or jewelry, or a combination of these.
A soft, small shoulder pad placed on top of the head under the scarf will give height and a more natural look. Large button earrings will draw attention and compliment the look. Try a baseball cap with a ponytail or bangs added.