By Looks Forever Hair And Skin Aesthetic Clinic, Dermatology
Hair loss is common, it’s distinctive and to some people it’s embarrassing. Many people opt for treatments and transplantation options to get over this problem. However, some people choose a much safer and simpler option: Wigs. One of the primary causes of hair loss is a health condition called Alopecia.
Alopecia is an Autoimmune condition that leads to hair fall. So, why are we talking about wigs about an autoimmune condition? It must be simple to just go in a shop and pick the first wig he/she see, right? Wrong. Choosing the right wig for alopecia is important, because there are various kind of alopecia causing various types and patterns of hair loss.
Alopecia Universalis, Androgenetic Alopecia, Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis, and Anagen Effluvium are some of the different kinds of Alopecia people can get.
When to go for an Alopecia wig?
Well, first of all it is the person’s choice that they want to get a wig. Most people try out treatment options, but sometimes some people take the simpler and the lesser time-consuming option. Alopecia usually advances at a rapid rate and it has stages for that advancement. When someone is at the stage 3 and is quickly going to stage 5 (complete baldness), the he/ she would have exhausted all the options and resources by this time to get over this problem. So, wig sometimes is the only viable option left.
How to choose the perfect Sized Alopecia wig?
Mostly, the wigs differ from each other on the matter of sizes. There are three kinds of Alopecia wigs:
● The 18-21 inches, which is usually for people with a small head size
● 21.5 to 22.5 inches for the people who have a medium sized head (more than 90% fall in this category)
● 23 or above inches sized wig for large head size.
To know which size of the wig would fit best, one needs to take a measuring tape and place it on the forehead and wrap it around the head like a circle. The dimension of the head would tell which size of the wig is required.
What about the quality of the wig?
Yes, wig quality is an important factor too. Different kinds of Alopecia require different kind of lining under the wig. The doctor will suggest the kind of wig one should get for the kind of condition. However, wigs with a soft double-coated cotton lining are the safest option while choosing a wig that will be comfortable.
By now, a brief overview of Alopecia wigs has been discussed. This will help one understand if he/she needs to go for an Alopecia wig. However, before arriving at that decision, it is important to consult a doctor to understand if there is some better option, and also to finalize which type of wig one should go for.