A woman's hair is her crowning jewel. Healthy looking hair has been associated to self-esteem, pride, desirability and an overall positive self-image. It is a woman's ultimate accessory. Studies show the loss or thinning of a woman's hair can impact her self-confidence and the way she feels about herself. To deal with the changes in her hair, many women will choose the option of wearing a wig or other hair enhancements, such as hair extensions.
Having the advantage of wearing alternative hair helps women maintain their attractive appearance with more convenience. In addition, thinning and hair loss are not the only reason women choose to wear wigs and other hair enhancements such as, hair extensions; perhaps a style or color change is desired without a permanent change to the natural hair.
Hair extensions can include many attachment methods with the safest method being clip-ons.
The advantage of wearing human hair extensions is that it can be treated just like your own hair. The strands are heavier in weight, which makes it last longer. Human hair can be cut, styled and colored in the same method you would use on your natural hair.
Reasons Women Wear Wigs or Hair Enhancements:
Medical conditions such as, Alopecia Areata (a skin disease resulting in hair loss) and more seriously, chemotherapy treatments can be a factor in deciding to wear a wig or hair add ons as opposed to being seen without hair. Men, when faced with these conditions can shave their heads; however, most women will choose to wear alternative hair for appearances sake.
Fashion and Appearance
Wigs and extensions do not have to be worn out of necessity. Many women already have full heads of hair; however, they may opt for a different style or color that cannot be achieved with their own locks. In addition, perhaps these women are in high profile careers or prestigious positions, and are pressured to look their best most days. These women cannot afford to have "bad hair days" as they may be photographed at any given moment.
Quality of Original Hair is Undesirable
Sometimes, regardless of regular hair treatments and maintenance, a woman's hair still does not look healthy and vibrant. For the most part, a woman who wants to look appealing will never neglect her hair. For some, this may sound vain, however, mood swings and loss of productivity have been associated with "bad hair days". Rather than continuing to spend hours at the salon and money on one product to another; many women will decide that these day-to-day hair struggles are just not worth the time and stress. They feel they can never have a "bad hair day" with an already styled wig.
Over-processed hair can be visible, and cause the hair to become unmanageable. Further, overuse of chemicals for the purposes of straightening and curling hair, and hair dye containing harsh chemicals such as, Hydrogen Peroxide and Ammonia can cause allergic skin reactions.
In the meantime, a woman may not be happy with her hair being stripped of the usual weekly salon products applied to her hair. At this point, she may start wearing alternative hair to maintain the look she is used to while letting her hair and scalp heal.
Women who have busy lives including taking care of families, jobs, community activities and active social lives, may prefer wearing a wig over spending hours in a salon to achieve the same results. The styles and textures of wigs or alternative hair today can be attained without anyone even knowing.
Many women have active lifestyles which involve regular or daily workouts. During this time, the hair may sweat and cannot be reverted back to its original style before the workout. While daily exercise is great for hair health, daily or regular sweating can be brutal for some hair types; having a spare wig on hand following a workout, will allow a woman the freedom to leave the gym and then head out to dinner looking and feeling great.
Finally, the variety of alternative hair options available to women has vastly improved from the time when jokes were made about women who wore them. Gone are the days when the family pet found a resting place on Grandma's wig. Today, wigs, hair extensions and other hair enhancements can be matched to a woman's everyday natural look. They are classy, offer convenience and do not make women any less attractive. Women can wear hair extensions or other hair add ons with confidence knowing that she will not have to sacrifice her personal, unique style simply because she is having a "bad hair day".