Hair loss is usually only a temporary condition and in women, it very rarely leads to complete baldness. However, there are certain types which can cause all of the hair to fall out such as alopecia areata or the type caused by chemotherapy. Losing all of your hair can be utterly devastating and the most obvious solution would be to turn to a wig to cover it up. However, as many women discover, wigs don’t always look or feel natural. It can also be difficult trying to choose the right wig, with so many different options on the market. That’s why make-up artist and hair stylist from Dallas, Jeanna Doyle has put together a book guiding women through the process of choosing a wig.
Is it worth investing in a wig guide?
Wigs can certainly be a great way for women to cope with losing their hair.
If you are interested in trying out a wig, even just for temporary use, a guide such as the Wig ED by Jeanna Doyle, would be a great help. Many women don’t realise just how confusing it can be trying to find a wig that suits them. It can be a long and difficult process, adding to the devastation felt after losing your hair.
There aren’t any other similar guides out there, so this one is sure to help many women. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution however, a wig isn’t the answer.
What permanent options are out there?
If you have lost all, or a significant portion of the hair, there are two main treatment options that can help.
Firstly, there’s SMP. This is often advertised as a men’s hair loss solution, but it can also work wonders for women too. Tiny pigments are tattooed into the scalp, and they look just like hair follicles. SMP is often used to create a shaved hair look, but it can also be useful in covering up bald patches – especially in women suffering from female pattern baldness where the parting becomes wider over time. It’s also great for creating the illusion of more volume by reducing the contrast between the scalp and the hair.
Hair transplants are another option, though you will need some suitable donor hair at the back, or sides of the head, to be used in the transplantation process. Both of these options produce long-lasting results so it’s worth finding out more about them to determine if they’d be a better option for you.
Overall, wigs can be great to temporarily cover up hair loss, but they’re not a long-term solution. Why not book an appointment with a hair specialist to see which treatments are available to help?