The term ‘hair system’ is used to describe things which are worn to conceal a bald area of the scalp. Hair systems commonly consist of a base with human or synthetic hair fibers, which can be attached to area of the scalp that has no hair. Common examples of hair systems are wigs, hairpieces and toupees.
Types of Hair systems
Hair systems can be broadly classified into the following two types:
Stock Hair Systems: This type usually consists of the hair systems which are produced in bulk according to the most commonly preferred shades and sizes. They are inexpensive and easily available and mostly manufactured in the horseshoe shape.
Custom Hair Systems: Custom hair systems are hair systems which are manufactured specifically for you after taking into consideration your hair loss pattern and size of bald patch. Also, while manufacturing these, the color of your natural hair is considered to give you a natural appearance.
How do hair systems function?
Most hair systems are anchored to your scalp or existing hair using adhesives, waterproof liquids or surgical tapes which are double-sided. Most modern hair systems allow the patients to even engage in activities like swimming, water skiing or scuba diving like normal hair.
However, partial and full hair addition systems work differently and can be chosen by the patient according to their extent of hair loss and preference.
Benefits of Hair Systems:
They are capable of providing a person with a completely natural look in just one sitting without going through surgery
Most hair systems are not detectable and allow you to wear the hairstyles of your choice
Hair loss due to all reasons including conditions like alopecia areata or alopecia totalis, (which lead to absence of donor area to obtain hair follicles) can be dealt with using hair systems.