Most people don’t like to use wigs because they expect the worry of losing hair to be replaced with the worry about somebody finding out. The stigma of wearing ‘rugs’ has not gone away, but it came because the wigs looked so unnatural and probably made balding men and women look worse. Which is why we, and others in our business, do not call modern ‘hair systems’ wigs or hair pieces. These marvels of technology are designed to be undetectable and look, feel and behave like real hair. They are the wigs of the film stars of yesterday, now available for the common man.
The advantage of hair systems is that they make your head look exactly the way it used to look, or the way you want it to look. This is not something you can get with surgery.
Hair systems use human hair attached to fine, thin bases, which are stuck to your head with adhesive, tape, or clips. The best hair systems are not visible even from up close, and even when you wear your hair slicked back or in a very short cut with the scalp visible. Wind and water will not dislodge your hair system and you can wear it for over a month at a time much like the Veralex method.
Hair systems can work with any kind of hair loss, though if you want a hair system for baldness caused by chemotherapy, it is a good idea to order a system two months before you expect your hair loss to start, so the manufacturer or retailer can look at your natural hair and design a similar system that is ready when you need it.