Why Toupees Are Cooler Than You Think

The depiction of men’s toupees in the media hasn’t been the most positive over the years. They’ve often been presented humorously, with toupee wearers in television shows or films explicitly being made fun of for wearing one.

 

It’s common to see toupees being easily blown off a character’s head, or being shown as looking somewhat shabby. Often the implication is that they’re poor quality hair pieces, and not great at concealing baldness in a natural way. This perception has unfortunately really stuck over the years, sometimes making those who need toupees too embarrassed to admit it.

 

Well, we’re here to tell you to forget everything you think you know about toupees!

 

Here are 3 reasons why toupees are actually a lot cooler than you think:

 

  • There are multiple well-loved celebrities who have famously donned toupees over the years.

 

And there are many who continue to do so. Some famous toupee wearers include Fred Astaire, Humphrey Bogart, Sean Connery, Frank Sinatra, and John Travolta. Many of these celebrities are undoubtedly the epitome of cool. So if toupees are good enough for that lot, they’re definitely good enough for the rest of us.

 

  • The quality of toupees is just getting better and better with time.

 

These days, much more realistic and natural looking toupees are being produced. They are often not called toupees anymore – the commonly used term these days is ‘hair replacement system’. They have evolved so much over the years that it is often hard to differentiate between a toupee and real hair. They are now much more durable and can be kept on for months at a time. The toupees of the past that were flimsy and noticeable are long gone – so it’s high time for their reputation to undergo a reversal.

 

  • They help those suffering from hair loss.

 

This includes cancer patients, alopecia patients, or those balding or suffering from hair loss due to age or other reasons. Patients recovering from chemotherapy often use toupees to cover their hair during the recovery process. Technically, this is often called a hair prosthesis, but it is the same as a toupee.  This makes it easier for patients to feel positive about themselves as they recover from their illness, and what could be cooler than that?

 

Hopefully, you’re starting to agree that toupees don’t really deserve the uncool reputation that they’ve somehow gained over the years, and you’ll see them in a different light from now on!

Tips on How to Buy the Right Wig for You

Buying a wig can seem a little intimidating. But it’s not really that difficult to find a wig that will fit properly and look natural. The secret to choosing the right wig is knowing what materials you’re looking for and how to find the right wig size. Here are some tips from to help you find exactly the right wig for you:

 

Know what you’re looking for

Wigs are not all the same. Wigs are primarily made from two different types of materials: natural hair or synthetic hair. Real hair wigs are not necessarily better than synthetic hair wigs, although synthetic hair wigs are often a little cheaper than natural hair wigs, so if cost is a factor you might want to consider a synthetic hair wig.

 

Type of hair

The biggest difference between a natural hair wig and a synthetic hair wig comes down to styling. A natural hair wig can be styled just like any other hair. You can use a blow-dryer on it, straighten it, and do anything that you can do to natural hair. So if you envisage yourself often styling your wig in a variety of ways, a natural hair wig is your best choice. Synthetic hair is a bit more difficult to style and doesn’t hold a style as well as natural hair. If you don’t want to change your style often, though, a regular synthetic wig is still a great option for you.

 

Wig Caps

Once you have chosen a type of hair that suits you best, it’s time to choose a wig cap. With a classic wig cap, the hair is sewn into the cap in rows, so when you’re styling the hair it won’t fall exactly like natural hair, even if it’s a natural hair wig. If you really want a natural looking wig you should choose a monofilament cap. On a monofilament cap each piece of hair is placed individually into the cap. This way, the hair flows from the cap the same way that hair grows from the scalp. A monofilament cap will create a wig that looks totally natural and can be styled in many different ways. Monofilament caps are also usually made from fine mesh, which can be cooler than other types of caps.

 

Size

The last piece of the puzzle when it comes to choosing a wig is to get the right size. Most of the time using a tape measure to measure the circumference of your head is all you need to get the correct size. But if you want to be sure that the wig will fit securely, you can also measure front to back and look for a wig that has both of those measurements.

Caring for Your Synthetic Wigs

Wigs can have many advantages with the ability to quickly change looks. From Gwen Stefani to women with hair loss due to cancer, more and more people have learned to appreciate how comfortable and versatile wigs can be. Women’s wigs are also now available in a huge range of material, colours, and style. They do, however, still require care in order to keep looking their best. Our women’s wigs are all designed to withstand many years of use and we recommend following the manufacturer’s recommendations that came with your wig. Here are general steps you need to take to keep synthetic wigs in top condition.

 

Shampoo

Just like human hair, synthetic hair requires periodic cleaning. Speciality wig shampoos are made specifically for the fibres in the synthetic wigs. These cleaners are designed to gently clean the fibres and remove oil, dusty, and styling products. How often wigs need to be clean varies depending on how frequently they’re worn and their exposure to polluted air, humidity, sweat, and oil. In general, wigs need to be washed far less often than people wash their hair. If a wig is worn every day, washing it every eight days to every two weeks is typically recommended.

 

Make sure you are using shampoo made for synthetic wigs. Add the shampoo (in the recommended quality) to cold water. Turn your wig inside out and submerge it in the water. Gently swirl your wig in the water and then let it soak for around five minutes to allow time for oil and grime to drift away.

 

Rinse the wig in cold water until the shampoo has been removed. Do not wring or squeeze your wig as this can damage it. Apply conditioner, gently spreading the conditioner from the “roots” to the ends of the hair shafts. After two minutes, rinse the wig again in cold water until the conditioner has been removed.

 

Wrap your wig in an absorbent towel and gently pat it dry. Spray the wig with fibre oil conditioner. This is a very important step as this leave-in conditioner helps to protect the fibres in your synthetic wig while reducing static electricity.

 

Place wig on a wig stand to let it dry. Do not brush or comb the wig until it is completely dry. It is also important to avoid using a hair dryer on synthetic wigs in order to avoid damaging the wig. Use your fingers to style the hair into place and let the wig dry. Once it is dry, it can be combed and styled using a wig brush. Some types of synthetic wigs can also be styled using heated tools. Be sure to check your wigs manufacturer’s specifications to see which types of styling tools can be used.
At Joseph’s Wigs, we have a huge range of women’s wigs including both human hair wigs and synthetic wigs. Whatever your style, we have wigs that are perfect for you. Order online now or contact us to schedule an appointment for a personal fitting in our showroom.

Top 5 Myths About Men’s Toupees

Think you know about men’s toupees and trends for men with hair loss? You’ll be surprised to read the truth about these common myths about men’s hairstyles and toupees.

 

  1. Myth: No one wears toupees anymore.

The popularity of the shaved head look has been a tremendous relief to many men with hair loss. Unfortunately, that style doesn’t work for everyone. It’s popularity, however, has led plenty of people to believe that shaved heads are how every man deals with thinning hair.

 

Truth: Toupees are more popular than ever.

New technologies and materials used in men’s toupees have made them more popular than ever but impossible to tell from natural hair. The truth is, you probably know men who wear toupees and you have no idea it isn’t their own head of hair. Certainly our televisions and movie screens are filled with actors sporting the latest styles in men’s toupees.

 

  1. Myth: Toupees only work with bushier hair styles.

The toupees of the past were known for fuller, fluffier hairstyles that, today, scream “toupee” when we see them in pictures and films. Partly that was because fuller hairstyles were popular when men’s toupees were becoming popular. That led many people to associate toupees with the hairstyles of the 1970s and 1980s.

 

Truth: Toupees now come in a huge range of looks including close-cropped styles.

Advances in toupee technology like microfibres and lace-style construction have created a whole new world of toupee styles. Completely natural-looking short haircuts with visible scalp are now available in a range of looks which can be trimmed and styled, just like a natural head of hair.

 

  1. Myth: Toupees are likely to slip out of place.

We’ve all seen the comedies where the toupee is blowing off or sliding off at inopportune moments. While this may be a classic for slapstick comedy, it is far different from the reality of wearing a toupee.

 

Truth: Toupees can be worn wherever you want to go.

Today’s toupees are designed to stay on and strategically-placed adhesive makes them easy to wear in all types of settings. Made with either human hair or today’s high-tech materials, professional-quality toupees can be styles, flow in the breeze, and have a breathable base for fulltime comfort.

 

  1. Myth: Toupees only look right for certain hair colours.

Single-colour toupees were a clear giveaway that they weren’t natural hair. While someone with black hair might be able to find a toupee to match, for most people, their natural hair includes a range of hair colours that are harder to duplicate.

 

Truth: Modern toupee designs successfully replicate a natural range of hair colours.

If you’ll notice, most people have strands of hair in a range of colours. From highlights to lowlights, there is a normal variation in hair that adds depth and makes the difference between the look of natural hair and a cheap wig. Today’s quality toupees feature hand-tied, individual hairs in a range of natural colours. This makes it easy to recapture look of your hair when you were younger or to enhance it.

 

  1. Myth: A toupee is too drastic a change for someone with a receding hairline.

 

Truth: Toupees now make gradual change easy.

A range of styles that can replicate a higher forehead make discrete change easy. People might notice a new hairstyle but won’t realize it is anything your head of hair. Because toupees now allow cropped hair with visible scalp so people don’t recognize them as anything but natural hair.

 

Regardless of current hair status, there are now toupee and wig options that are perfect for anyone. The technology, fabrics, and styling have never provided so many options as they do now, making toupees a versatile option. This has become particularly important to men who prefer to avoid the shaved head look or having to take hair growth medications for the rest of their lives. For more information on men’s toupees, visit the toupee section of our website or contact us at Joseph’s Wigs for a private fitting.

Donating Hair: Why Do It and What You Need to Know

Ever thought about donating your hair? If not, it’s something to consider. (And no, you don’t need to shave your entire head, you just donate the length of your ponytail!)

 

Charities who focus on this cause use hair donations to create wigs for those who suffer from hair loss for medical reasons. Human hair wigs are high in demand. They’re more generally expensive and take longer to make, with synthetic wigs being much more easily available.

 

Wigs made from human hair are often used for younger cancer patients who have lost their hair. The reason is that most wigs on the market are made in adult sizes, in adult styles (human hair wigs can be styled just like your own hair). It can also be more difficult for children to keep synthetic wigs fixed onto their head, without any irritation to their sensitive scalps. Many unfortunately get teased at school and are unsettled by the attention they receive due to their hair loss. But having a natural-looking hairpiece can help them feel like they fit in again, and help them with their self-esteem.

 

If you’re keen to donate your hair, there are a few conditions to keep in mind:

 

    • Your hair can be any style or colour, as long as it is in good condition. It doesn’t matter whether it is coloured or permed, as long as it is healthy and the shade is natural.

 

    • Your hair must be long. Check with your chosen charity to see if they require a specific length as a minimum for you to donate. To check the length, measure just your ponytail, as that is what would be donated.

 

    • The hair must be shampooed and dried before the cut. Your hair will then be sent off to be made into a wig. Usually it takes around 5 donations blended together to create one wig.

 

If you think your hair is suitable for donation, the next step is to choose which organisation to donate to. The most well-known one in the UK is The Little Princess Trust. No matter which organisation you choose, you can rest assured knowing that your hair is helping someone who no longer has theirs.

 

Donating your hair is undoubtedly a rewarding experience. It’s definitely a more personal form of donation than sending in a cheque. And what better feeling than knowing that a piece of you is helping someone rebuild their confidence during a tough time?

Wig Care and You: Keeping Your Hairpiece at Its Best

Whatever your reason for wearing a wig, proper upkeep is crucial to keeping your hairpiece looking its absolute best. Even if your wig is made of human hair, it requires very different maintenance than natural hair. Wigs are highly valuable, special and personal pieces of property, so it makes sense to want to protect something that means so much to you. Correct wig maintenance can be overwhelming for someone who hasn’t owned one before, so we have provided some helpful hints to get you started.

 

Wash your wig before wearing

It can be tempting to pop your wig on immediately after purchase, but the process used to colour and style a wig involves tons of chemicals that could seep into the sensitive skin of your scalp. If you are purchasing a wig for a specific event, be sure to give yourself enough time to wash your wig and let it air-dry before wearing.

 

Use only wig-friendly products

Shampoo is shampoo, right? Wrong. Shampoo for natural hair is much too harsh for wig hair (even for human hair wigs), so steer clear of department store brands and find products specifically designed for use with wigs. By taking the proper care with what products you use for your wig maintenance, you can help ensure not just a full-bodied and healthy-looking wig, but also that it lasts for much longer than it would otherwise.

 

Learn to wash your wig properly

Washing a wig is nothing like washing the natural hair on your head. Wigs require a gentle touch so as not to damage the fibres and cause your wig to fall apart. Before washing your wig, detangle the hair gently with a wig comb to free any snarls. Fill a sink or tub with cold water and add a tiny amount of wig shampoo to the water (about a tablespoon should do). Let your wig sit in the soapy water for a few minutes, then gently swish it around in the water. Wipe away any sweat or oils on the inside of the cap with your fingers, avoiding any handtied portions. Rinse your wig in cool, clear water until no trace of shampoo remains.

 

Recognise the importance of conditioning

Conditioner should absolutely be your wig’s best friend. After your wig is clean, add a small amount of wig conditioner to your hands and apply throughout the hair, avoiding the cap area. Rinse with cool, clear water. You may also want to spritz damp hair with leave-in conditioner for added moisture. To dry your wig, VERY GENTLY blot piece by piece with a towel. Do NOT rub the hair. Place your wig on a wig stand to air dry. Avoid using foam head forms, as they can cause wigs to stretch and become misshapen. Wait until the hair of your wig is completely dry before styling.

 

Avoid using products

Most synthetic hair wigs, like those in the Amore wig collection, come pre-styled and don’t need to be styled again after washing. You should avoid using hair sprays and other styling products if possible. For the most part, a spray bottle with water is all you need to keep your wig’s style looking great. If you absolutely must use a product, use it sparingly and wash your wig thoroughly afterwards to avoid any product build-up.

 

Stay away from heat tools

This is mainly applicable to synthetic hair wigs, since the fibres can melt if exposed to heat. Human hair wigs and heat resistant synthetic wigs can withstand some heat, but the pulling of a hair straightener or curling iron can loosen the hairs, so these tools are best avoided anyway. To add curls to a human hair or heat resistant wig, use curlers and set overnight.

 

Find a good stylist

A wig stylist, that is. A stylist who specialises in wigs will be familiar with the differences between wigs and natural hair. They know how to cut and style wigs without causing damage, and can often provide you with tips for styling your specific wig. Human hair wigs can be coloured, but this should always be left to a qualified professional.

 

Don’t sleep in your wig

This may sound obvious, but sleeping in your wig pulls at the fibres and can drastically shorten your wig’s lifetime. Put your hairpiece on a wig stand or head form and let your scalp breathe overnight.

 

Keep it dry

Unless you are washing your wig, you should always avoid getting it wet. Don’t bathe or shower while wearing your wig, and cover your head in rainy weather. If you get caught unprepared in a sudden downpour, wash and condition your wig and allow it to air dry as soon as possible.

 

Store your wig properly

If you have more than one wig, chances are you will have to store at least one of them long-term. You can store your wig in its original packaging, on a wig stand, or on a hook. If you are not storing it in the original packaging, cover your wig with a hair net to keep dirt and dust at bay.

 

Keep your natural hair in good condition

Keep your hair and scalp clean to avoid oil build up on the inside of your wig and to keep your natural hair healthy. If your hair is growing back, keeping it conditioned will prevent breakage while it is bundled under a wig. Wearing a wig cap reduces contact between your wig and your natural hair and is a comfort option for many people, since some wigs can be itchy or otherwise uncomfortable.

 

While it may seem like that there is more wig maintenance required than with your natural hair, the truth is that wigs just require DIFFERENT maintenance. Once you are accustomed to caring for your wig properly, it will be just as easy as caring for your natural hair. By taking the right steps, using the right products, and by not cutting any corners, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful-looking wig that’s healthy, vibrant and long-lasting.

Fabulous Wedding Hairstyles Are Only a Wig or Hairpiece Away

Nothing beats a wedding as the social event of the year. Whether you’re the bride, the mother the bride or groom, or simply lucky enough to be invited, having the right hairstyle is important. Here are the top tips for making sure you have a gorgeous look you’ll love, from women’s wigs to hairpieces.

 

Updos and Don’t

When people think of weddings, updos are often what first comes to mind. These can be beautiful and classic, there are just a few considerations. Keep it soft – weddings styles should be romantic so make sure your hair flows. Stiff hair and hair that is overly gelled back is better saved for a dance club. Keep your hair soft yet styled.

 

If you aren’t in the wedding party, be sure your look isn’t going to look like a bride want-to-be. Remember, it’s her day, not yours. To avoid looking like a bride clone, stick with a simpler style of updo with fewer ornaments added. Keep in simple and you and your hair will shine as an original.

 

Mothers of the bride or groom should also avoid looking like an older version of the bride. Think classic updo that is soft, clean, and not overly complicated. Your clothing should also make a clear statement that says “proud and glamour mum” and not “I wish I was the bride!”

 

Get the look:

Pick a longer wig made from either human hair or a synthetic that also allows the hair to be styled. A lace-front will be important to allow a natural-looking hairline with the updo. Because weddings tend to be marathon events, consider using a wig liner to keep your scalp comfortable hour after hour. Use wig tape to keep your look in place while you celebrate, socialize, and dance the night away.

 

To add volume to your existing hair or wig, add hair extensions. Select a style that can be curled and styled or pick one that is pre-styled for a stress-free celebration. The Ballerina Bun adds sexy appeal but it is versatile enough to go from a summer afternoon wedding to a formal evening event. The Gin Hairpiece adds curls and glamour in seconds to provide a simple updo that able to withstand hours of fun and celebration.

 

Let Your Hair Down

Beautiful, flowing hair can make the perfect dramatic statement at a wedding or any special event. Our hairpieces and wigs make it easy to get the look. Keep in mind that longer hair should still look tidy. Luscious, defined waves keep you looking romantic.

 

Get the look:

For wedding-worthy look, try waves or defined curls that are longer – at least past your shoulders. Human hair wigs and certain types of synthetic wigs can be heat styled to get just the right amount of wave and style for the big day. For example, the Lory Human Hair Wig by Gisela Mayer can provide the length and lush volume that’s sure to make a great impression at any special event. Another option is to pick a quality wig that is pre-styled in your preferred look. Check out the Chance Wig by Inspired Collection. It comes styled in flowing waves, ready to wear.

 

If you already have shoulder length hair or wigs, a hairpiece can transform your look from every day to fabulous. Hairpieces vary from small sections to add fringe to topper that add length and volume to ¾ women’s wigs. The ¾ wigs are particularly adept at transforming looks by adding length while making your hair look fuller. Hairpieces can be the ideal solution for anyone with thinner hair or for everyone who enjoys more glamourous hair for special events. For a full range of hairpiece options, check out the Joseph’s Wigs website.

 

Keep in mind that this wedding will (hopefully) be once in a lifetime experience for the happy couple. Don’t be afraid to step out of your usual routine for an extra special hairstyle for the big day. Even going with a wig or topper that is slightly different colour can be a great way to get the look of highlights or add flair.

Hats, Jewellery, Sunglasses – Accessorising Your Wig

The range of wigs available has become more extensive and varied than ever. You can frequently see celebrities rocking wigs in lots of different styles. They also look more natural than ever, as materials and production processes have evolved to create a higher quality product than was previously imaginable.

 

But how can you switch up your favourite wig to keep it fresh? Simply put, accessorise, accessorise, accessorise.

 

Below are some easy (but effective) tips on how to make your wig look fabulous using accessories, and no new hairstyle required!

 

  • The old sunglasses-on-the-head trick. The accessory that you can most easily wear on your head, is not an accessory even intended for the head – your sunglasses.  Pop these on top of your mane and they will help keep your wig out of your face whilst looking sleek and, let’s face it, classically cool.

 

  • Pick a hat, any hat.  Hats are probably the quickest and simplest way to accessorise your wig. The one you choose is completely occasion-dependant, with plenty of styles on offer. To protect your wig from any damage at the beach, a large floppy straw hat works wonders. A funky baseball cap would be great for casual occasions. For weddings, fascinators are hit all year round.

 

  • Transform your look with a chic headscarf. This look is great for summer and looks trendy and bohemian. It will also help protect your wig if you’re going somewhere dusty, smoky, or especially sunny. There are a million different hair looks that you can create with a scarf, and you can find one in a variety of fabrics and designs.

 

  • Add some bling to your barnet. This could be in the form of brooches or jewelled pins. Hair jewellery looks especially stunning with braids and buns. You can place them around the bottom of your bun, or above your ear. They can really bring your wig to life and add a touch of glamour to your overall look. However, we’d advise you to steer clear of tiaras – not an easy look to pull off!

 

  • Headbands aren’t just for kids. Now, you might think you’d outgrown this particular hair accessory, but hear us out. Hairbands can look sophisticated if you pick the right one and pair it with the right style. Wear a bright and colourful one to dress up a simple ponytail. You can even get elegant ones which are delicate and gem encrusted to wear to special events.

What to Look for in a Synthetic Wig

Thinking of buying a wig to cover hair loss or simply change your hairstyle? There has never been a better time to purchase a synthetic wig. The technology behind wigs for women have made huge steps forward from the wigs of the past. This includes innovations in the strands of hair, the types of caps available, and the range of styles. Here is what you need to know when buying a synthetic wig.

 

Weight

Weight can be an important factor in wigs. While it is important to have enough volume of hair to look thick and healthy, a heavy wig can become uncomfortable to wear longer term. Modern synthetic wigs are typically lighter than human hair wigs which can be a huge advantage for all day wear. For women with sensitive scalps, the weight of the wig and the type of cap design can be particularly important.

Look for : When shopping online, sites should list the weight of the wig. The lightest isn’t necessarily the best but a greater weight than comparable length wigs is a red flag.

 

Styling

One of the most challenging elements of wig construction is the hairline surrounding the face. If you’ve ever worn a cheap wig with a costume, you probably noticed that the fact that it was a wig was obvious from the front. That is because it can be difficult to arrange strands of hair so that they fall around the face in a way that looks natural. Styles with a part in the hair or layers around the face can also expose the wig’s cap.

Fortunately, today’s quality wig manufacturers have resolved the problems related to the hair’s styling. Hand tying strands of hair near the hairline can help ensure a natural-looking hairline. Monofilament and lace fronts can provide a natural look whist keeping the wig’s underlying structure hidden from view.

Pictured : The Noriko May Wig features flattering, natural-looking wispy layers around the face. These give the hair attractive bounce and movement.

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Look for : Hair that flows around the face. Pay particular attention to the wig structure and if the style includes a part or very short hair. Look for hair parts that look natural. Lace fronts and hand tying can help provide wigs with a great look.

 

Colour

A head of natural human hair is rarely a single colour. There will typically be strains of hair of varying shades. Slightly darker hair at the roots is natural, particularly for blond hair, and can be very flattering. Modern hairstyles often include even more colour variation with highlights and lowlights. It is easier and cheaper for manufacturers to create wigs with the hair all dyed the same colour. Higher-quality wigs will have the richer range of colours to provide an attractive, natural-looking head of hair.

Pictured : The Noriko Milan Enhancer Wig provides a natural-looking part with darker roots. This is not only makes the wig look more stylish and natural, it is more flattering than a single solid colour.

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Look for : Wigs with depth of colour. Check for hair strands that include a range colours rather than looking flatly monochromatic. Depending on the style of hair you prefer, look for highlights, lowlights, and darker shading at the roots. Some styles of wigs are also available with umbrae or other trending hair colour options.

Since not sure what wigs would work best for you? At Joseph’s Wigs, our friendly staff is happy to help find you the perfect wig. We would also be happy to schedule a private appointment so you can try on wigs in a relaxed, confidential setting. Contact us today!

The Most Common Types of Hair Loss

At Joseph’s Wigs we understand that many of our customers have come to us during a difficult time in their lives. We feel so proud to help and offer support to men and women who are suffering from hair loss. Looking and feeling great is important to all of us, and we firmly believe that being able to feel confident during whatever battles you are facing can play a crucial role in your morale, and even recovery.

 

If you want to confront the world with confidence, take a look at our fantastic selection of Amore wigs! Book an appointment with our experienced staff and we’ll be happy to spend time with you as you decide what looks and feels natural to you. We’ll help you make the right choices, taking into consideration your face shape, size, skin tone and style.

 

Here we take a brief look at some of the most common causes of hair loss.

 

People often think that alopecia is a specific condition, and a specific type of hair loss. In fact, this is not the case – the word ‘alopecia’ literally means ‘hair loss’, and there are many different types:

 

Alopecia Areata

Often identifiable by the patchiness that this kind of hair loss causes, alopecia areata is caused by an autoimmune condition. This can advance and become alopecia totalis.

 

Alopecia Totalis

This is where alopecia areata has become so advanced that it has brought about a complete loss of hair on the scalp, hence the Latin word, ‘totalis’.

 

Alopecia Universalis

If alopecia areata is complete and all over the body, causing total hair loss everywhere, including the eyebrows and eyelashes.

 

Alopecia Barbae

When a bald patch affects anywhere within the beard area, or if it affects the entire area, we use the Latin word for beard, ‘barbae’.

 

Androgenetic Alopecia

This is more commonly known as male or female pattern baldness. This is by far the most common type of alopecia, and is hereditary, normally causing thinning of the hair and receding hairlines.

 

Anagen Effluvium

This kind of hair loss is caused by chemicals, drugs and medications. If you are receiving cancer treatment, for example, you may experience hair loss as a side effect of chemotherapy. Once treatment stops, hair normally grows back a few months later.

 

Traction Alopecia

When hair is consistently pulled back in a certain way, it can eventually bring about permanent hair loss in the areas that receive the most tension, as the new hair follicles are unable to properly develop.

 

There is no one way to deal with hair loss, but we like to think we can help. Speak to our friendly experts today and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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