Wigs Or Hair Pieces – What To Choose?

Hair replacement for men at Cochrane Co Hair Replacement London

Hair loss can result in a loss of self-esteem and can cause depression, anxiety, and other emotional issues. So getting a hair replacement solution that’s immediate and suits you is essential. It can be difficult to know the difference and which system will be best for you. Let’s focus on wigs or hair pieces – what to choose…

What is a wig?

The concept of a wig is to cover the entire scalp. They’re not worn overnight and generally removed before certain sporting activities such as swimming. Wigs can be made from human or animal hair, or synthetic fibres.

Wigs can be a less intrusive and less expensive alternative to medical therapies for restoring hair. Shops today carry a huge selection of realistic-looking wigs including custom handcrafted styles and offer services for restyling and repair. You’ll be able to choose from a comprehensive selection of colours, sizes, and styles – there really be one to suit you!

What is a hair piece?

In contrast to a wig, hair pieces are designed for various types of coverage depending on your needs. They can be crafted to allow sleeping, showering, and exercising. The best hair pieces are custom-made to match your hair colour, texture, and thickness. The base of the hair system is simply the foundation in which the hair is tied or injected.

The most expensive hair pieces are made from European hair – but even these need to be maintained regularly and replaced after time. Hair pieces are attached with bonding with a specific type of adhesive, or by weaving. When double-sided tape is used it may leave a sticky residue on your scalp when you take it off. Sometimes metal clips are used to securely attach the hairpiece to your own hair and are easy to remove.

What materials are used in hair system bases?

Today’s hair system bases are made from mesh, polymer, or a combination of the two. Mesh fabrics are used to either create a fine hairline, or throughout the entire system.

The advantages of this option are:

Very lightweight
Cool and comfortable to wear
Provides a natural hairline 

Mesh fabric disadvantages include:

Impractical for long-term use
Must be replaced more frequently due to early degradation 

Polymers are used to create a material that mimics the appearance of the scalp.

The pros include:

Considerably less expensive
Very durable
Easy to attach 

Then the cons include:

Hot and uncomfortable to wear
A far less natural or artificial appearance
Why do you need professional advice?

Advanced Hair Replacement For Men at Cochrane & Co in London

Getting the right wigs or hair piece for you may involve you visiting a specialised hair salon. Here you’ll get professional treatments and the latest trends in hair style. Hair replacement will be high definition creating the perfect look to boost your confidence.

At Cochrane & Co Hair Replacement in London we use the latest German-designed hair replacement systems that offer a comfortable answer to hair loss problems. Advanced products combine a membrane base with real human hair – so you’ll be able to carry on with your normal active lifestyle. The entire system is bonded to the scalp and when maintained properly will stay in place for up to 15 weeks.

The hairline is invisible at the front, and you can have hair styled and cut as you want it. This durable hair loss solution means you can play sports, swim, and shower without any issues. You’ll get all the advice and support you need between visits too.