Toupees and Hair Toppers Brisbane
Toupee are typically associated with men, as they’re worn on the top of the head to conceal thinning or lost hair, however, women do wear them. They’re commonly attached with tape or glue for a semi-permanent effect.
Hair toppers are more commonly worn by ladies. They cover thinning at the crown or provide additional fullness. They use a series of clips to attach to natural hair, which also makes them easy to remove when needed.
Custom Made Wigs Brisbane
Wigs are a full coverage hair replacement option, for both men and women. These hair systems cover thinning or baldness across the whole head, not just on the crown. A wig is arguably the quickest way to gain a full head of hair, as it doesn’t need to be coloured or trimmed to match any existing hair.
The information below will give you a better understanding of how to choose the best customised wig or hair replacement system.
How To Choose A Customised Hair Piece
There are four main considerations for a successful hairpiece and it’s wise to investigate each one before you make a decision.
They are cut, colour, composition and cap.
1. The Cut
A great place to start is the cut.
There are literally hundreds of different styles, so you will need to consider the type of cut you would prefer.
If wearing a hairpiece is a new experience, then a wise idea is to consider a choice close to your natural hair style. You can always choose a more drastic style when you have become more familiar with wearing a wig.
Sometimes different styles are more flattering to different face shapes, so this may also be an opportunity to try something out of the box to see which one suits you best.
You can always have your customised wig trimmed to suit your individual face shape. Most wigs have too much hair and need to be trimmed to create a more natural tailored look for you.
2. The Colour
Next up is consideration of the colour.
It’s a good idea to choose a shade which complements your natural colouring including your skin tone and eyebrows.
While you may love the idea of a platinum blonde hairstyle, if you have very dark eyebrows or a more olive skin type it is unlikely to be flattering.
To start, it can be a good idea to choose a colour close to your natural hair colour, but don’t be afraid to strike out and try a few different shades. After all, you’re only experimenting to find the right look.
3. The Composition
Now you will be faced with the choice of synthetic or human hair for your customised wig.
While you may have some preconceived thoughts, it is important to note that both of these products have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Human hair and higher quality synthetic compositions can look and feel very natural.
However, human hair tends to offer the best versatility since you can use more styling tools. On the other hand hot tools cannot be used with synthetic options.
Human hair does require more care and styling especially after it has been washed.
Synthetic hair can often be worn straight out of the box and tends to be more affordable but will be less durable than human hair.
With proper care, you can expect up to six months of wear with synthetic hair compared to twelve months or more from human hair.
Human hair tends to have more bounce and swing, and a great many people feel that this makes you look and feel more natural.
4. The Cap
The cap of your new customised wig is an often overlooked factor as it can affect how natural and flexible your wig will perform.
For example, if you like to pull your hair back you will need to have a lace at the crown to allow a natural looking hairline.
You will also need to consider the cap size. While average size wigs will fit the majority of people, you may require either a large or petite cap for the most natural and comfortable fit. Many models also feature adjustable straps to allow extra centimetres to get a more secure fit.
Your cap size is determined by measuring behind the ears the circumference of your head from the front of your hairline to the nape of your neck and back. The average measurement is approximately 55 centimetres.
However, this does vary according to the manufacturer and style.