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Hairpieces for Thinning Hair

Smita Pandit
Are you suffering from severe hair loss? Ever thought about using hairpieces for thinning hair? Here's some vital information that you need to find out about hairpieces.

Phases of the Hair Growth Cycle

Anagen, catagen, and telogen are terms that signify the phases of the hair growth cycle. Anagen is the period when hair continues to grow and looks well-nourished.
This is followed by a brief period or a degradation phase (catagen) during which the hair follicle is cut off from the blood supply. During this degradation phase, the hair follicle begins to shrink and the hair shaft is pushed upwards.
This phase is characterized by the formation of club hair. Telogen refers to the resting phase. In this phase, the hair and the follicle stay in dormancy before it is shed. Once the hair is shed, a new hair follicle takes its place.
Though it is normal to lose a few strands of hair daily, severe hair loss could occur due to medical reasons. Young adults may suffer from thinning hair or excessive hair loss due to hormonal imbalance.

Hair Loss and Hairpieces

Genetic predisposition, use of bad-quality hair products or unhealthy lifestyle choices could also make one susceptible to hair loss.
Well, whatever the underlying cause of hair loss, it is not only a cause of cosmetic concern, it may even undermine one's self-confidence.
Though one should seek medical help for identifying and treating the problem, one can use hair extensions to hide bald patches for the time being. Stylish wigs and hair integration are readily available in the market.
You can even conceal your hair loss problem by having real or synthetic hair interlaced into your natural hair. Both men and women can use these for concealing bald patches or a receding hairline. Let's find out more about the different types of hairpieces for thinning hair.

Artificial Hair Integrations

If you thought that people suffering from hair loss are the only ones to use wigs, then you certainly need to think again. Now stylish wigs are readily available, many people are using them just to change the way they look. A hairpiece can not only be used to hide bald patches, it can spice up your look. These can certainly help in adding length or volume.


If hair loss is restricted to a part of your head, you can use a hairpiece for covering that area. The ones made from real hair look natural, but these are more expensive.
Since these are available in varied colors and textures, you can easily find one that will easily blend with your hair.
The pre-styled hairpieces don't slip and stay firmly attached. You not only get to hide bald spots but they also enhance your appearance. As far as synthetic ones are concerned, you have the option of using classic or monofilament wigs.
The base is made of a very fine mesh in such wigs. Hair is intricately sown into the mesh. When monofilament pieces are placed at the crown area or the hairline, they look like one's natural hair.
Some of the popular brands that offer stylish wigs and hair integration pieces for women are Revlon, Dancing with the Stars, Raquel Welch, Paula Young and Jaclyn Smith. You can easily find headbands, wraps, clip-on ponytail and hair extensions. If you are not satisfied with the pre-made wigs, you can have one specially designed as per your requirements.

Hair Weaves or Extensions

If you are not too keen on using wigs, you can opt for hair weaves. The hair strands can be interwoven into one's hair with the help of special threads and needles.
Generally hair weaves last for a couple of months. Weaving extensions into one's hair requires expertise, so make sure that you get it done from a professional.
One can use glue-in hair extensions or different types of hair falls to conceal the bald patches. These are attached into one's head with the help of snap comb clips or flex combs. This is a great way to add volume and length to your hair.
You can also make use of long or short partial hair coverage falls. Other methods that are used for attaching hair extensions include fusion, bonding and braiding. You can style these hair extensions in a variety of ways. All you need to do is find the one that looks good on you.

Nowadays, a majority of men and women who are grappling with this problem are opting for hairpieces. All you need to do is look around for a good one. If hair loss is severe, one can go for hair transplants.