Hair loss is something that we all tend to worry about at some point in our lives. There are many different factors to consider when it comes to hair loss such as your genetics, illness, and the environment you surround yourself with and of course good old faithful stress. We are going to look at these factors and see if you can help get rid of some of your anxiety when it comes to hair loss.
The main question is; what can cause hair loss, (Androgenetic alopecia)?
Illness is something that can cause hair loss due to the medication or treatment that you have to go through in order to help your body fight off the specific illness.
Your genetics play a big role in hair loss. The myth is hair loss only happens to men really but this is not the case. Hair loss can happen to both men and women. It is due to the fact that testosterone metabolites in your genetically susceptible hair follicles.
Low vitamin levels can cause hair loss as well. You need to ensure that you are taking enough vitamin B and Folic Acid to ensure that your hair stays strong and healthy for as long as possible.
Stress is one of those devils that seem to affect everything in your body, mind soul and well even your hair. People who suffer with high stress levels tend to go through stages of hair loss. In order to prevent this, you need to find a way to manage your stress levels. Some people might find that medication can help to a point but you need to make sure that you are eating a balanced diet, exercising and finding a way to let yourself have fun every once in awhile.
Now that we know how hair loss can occur in the body, we need to find a solution to permanent hair loss.
The solution: wigs
The solution to help you with your permanent hair loss is of course your trusty wig collection. This does not mean that you must stop taking the vitamins to help your natural hair stay healthy but wigs can help you feel better about your overall appearance when it comes to hair loss.
Hair loss can be a very daunting thing and it is something that most of us dread but if you find a natural looking wig, the wig will look like its part of your body and not just an object on your head. You can find amazing wigs online or you can contact your personal hairdresser who will be able to point you in the right direction for a wig that will best suit you and your needs.
Wigs do not need to be expensive. You can make your own or you can source cheaper wigs that still look astonishing. Keep in mind that you pay for the quality that you get so it is always nice to spend a little bit more on a wig so that the wig can look as natural as possible.
Can a wig cause further hair loss?
The short of this question is no, a wig cannot cause further hair loss however, high quality wigs are designed to allow airflow through the cap and onto your natural hair. Properly fitted wigs do not often add enough pressure to the hair follicles to cause hair loss. If you are experiencing hair loss for no reason other than wearing a wig, then you are wearing a wig that is poorly made and badly fitted.
This is why it is important that you buy wigs that are high quality but that does not mean that you need to break the bank. Save up a little bit more to ensure that the wig you are wearing is high quality and still within your price range. Take some time to research and ensure that you get the best quality that you can afford.
The do’s and don’ts of wigs:
Wear natural looking wigs.
Make sure that the wig is suited for your face shape.
Try get human hair wigs and not synthetic.
Wash your wigs with care and if you not sure how to wash them, take them to a professional.
Wear a wig cap as it is going to help protect your scalp from the itchiness of the wig. It is also going to give you an extra layer of comfort if you have complete hair loss.
Don’t wear your wig 24/7. Your hair does need to breathe. Synthetic wigs will wear out in about 4-6 months if you wear them every day and human hair will wear out within a year or so.
You still need to wash your natural hair. If you don’t your wig will start to smell.
If you start to see that you are having an allergic reaction to your wig, cap or glue, you need to remove it right away and go see your local doctor. There are other products out there that you can use.
Hair loss is frightening but if you choose to go the wig route, you will not be ashamed or afraid to walk outside your front door again. High quality wigs look very natural and if you wear it correctly, wearing a wig will be your new best kept secret. You only need to tell the people close to you that you are wearing a wig. There are professionals who specialise in finding the right wig for you so all you need to do is contact your local professional and they will guide you in the right direction. Hair loss is not your fault! So there is no need to feel guilty about it. Wear your wig with pride and strut your new look in the town so that everyone can see that you are back and loving life!