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!