If you’re a man dealing with hair loss, you’ve probably seen or come across the idea of wearing a hair system for men. It’s become much more normalized today, but actually taking the steps towards getting one is a very big decision.
First and foremost, you need to see if you’re a candidate for a hair replacement system and whether it will work for you and your needs. After all, a men’s toupee won’t work for everyone who is dealing with hair loss.
So with that said, this blog will look at whether you are suited for a hair system and when to get a hair system depending on your stage of hair loss.
You are a hair system candidate if:
- You are dealing with permanent hair loss. Whether it’s alopecia, male pattern baldness or hair loss due to improper care, you are a fit for a hair system if you are losing hair and not regaining it back.
- You’re aware of hair systems and know all the processes involved when it comes to attachment, removal and maintenance.
- Display an openness to learn. There is a practical and technical learning curve when it comes to hair systems. But once you get the hang of it, it’ll be just like tying your shoes.
- You are flexible and can adapt. You won’t always be wearing the same hair system. You might find that you prefer a different base material. Or you may need a different hair color, hair density or gray hair percentage. If you’re open to change, a hair system is suitable for you.
You’re not a hair system candidate if:
- Your hair loss is only temporary. While you can wear a full cap wig if you’re undergoing chemotherapy, a toupee is probably not ideal for you. Additionally, it’s possible you may be dealing with telogen effluvium which is stress-induced hair loss. This hair will eventually come back.
- If you are undergoing chemotherapy, it’s possible you will be dealing with very sensitive skin. And so, it’s another reason why wearing a hair system is not ideal as the products and supplies could cause irritation.
- If you are expecting your hair back, we don’t recommend bonding as it could potentially affect your hair regrowth. Instead, going with a clip-on hair system may be preferable.
- If you’re not ready to shave your head, a hair system is probably not ideal for you. Toupees cover the main balding areas due to male pattern baldness and you will need to shave whatever hair you have left in these areas in order for the hair system to blend with your natural hair on the sides and back of your head. Additionally, not shaving your hair could affect the comfort of the hair system and make it look unnatural.
- Are you dealing with serious skin or scalp issues? If so, you can be affected by the bonding and cleaning products. Instead, we recommend going to a dermatologist first.
- If you don’t have the time or patience for hair systems, you are likely not a good fit. While there are some hair systems such as thin skin poly hair systems that are ideal for those who don’t have much time, it still takes some amount of time to devote. That’s without mentioning the learning curves which can last a few weeks to even a couple of months.
Hopefully, you are now aware of what it takes to start wearing hair systems on a regular basis and whether you’re a good fit.