While Alopecia Wigs are typically not usually much different than other hairpieces on the market, some suppliers do offer specific advice for those dealing with the condition, as well as special prices for those who provide proof of their condition. There are even organizations that will provide free wigs, or lend them for free, if the baldness is somehow temporary. Alopecia Wigs can be made of human hair or man-made materials. Human hair is much preferred, with some people finding them to be more comfortable. Others claim to be able to see the difference between real hair and synthetic fiber, and still others believe 100% human hair wigs to be easier to style and cut, as they are, after all, real human hair to begin with.
Being not very different from other wigs, Alopecia Wigs are usually sourced from Asia or Europe. As real human hair is practically always preferred over synthetic ones, they tend to be much more expensive. European hair is much more expensive than those coming from Asia, even though the latter are sometimes treated for color and texture. Asian hair primarily comes from China or India. European hair tends to originate in the eastern parts of the continent and because they are typically not processed they are sometimes referred to as “virgin” hair.
Alopecia Wigs help people, particularly women, deal with the trauma and stigma of hair loss. Alopecia is the technical term for involuntary hair loss, whether from the head or all over the body. “Traction” alopecia may occur in the case of overly tight ponytails or braids. Androgenic alopecia is the technical term for male-pattern baldness. Alopecia Areata is the name for the condition where only one section exhibits hair loss, while alopecia universalis refers to a loss all over the body. Sometimes such loss is an indication of underlying medical conditions such as iron deficiency.
Hair loss may also be the result of medical treatment like chemotherapy, which often carries with it this very side effect. In the most dramatic cases, which are not all that unusual, hair loss is complete and can be throughout the entire body. While wigs will obviously only help with regards to the head, they do form an important part of a full recovery, specifically with regards to patient psychology and self-esteem. That’s especially true for women, who experience hair loss as not only something deeply embarrassingly but deeply traumatic as well.