Wigs for Hair Loss

Hair loss can be extremely upsetting, and it can take time to rebuild the confidence and self-identity that a full head of hair gives you. However, wigs are something that many men and women experiencing hair loss turn to as a way to regain their sense of self. 

Several medical conditions can cause hair loss, some are treatable while others can be longer-term. However, factors such as stress, hormonal imbalance and age can also affect hair growth. If you’re going through hair loss and looking for a wig to wear, you’re in the right place. We’ve put together all the information you need to make your wig-wearing journey that little bit easier.

Cloud Wig for hair loss from the Ellen Wille Purucci Collection

What Causes Hair Loss?

Hair loss can happen to anyone either suddenly or over time and can range from a receding hairline to more extensive hair loss. It’s important to understand that losing hair is normal, and the NHS has estimated that the average person loses anywhere from 50 to 100 hairs a day. Anything above this amount can be classed as excessive hair loss. We’ve put together an article that further explores the causes of hair loss, and the signs to look out for.

Different Types of Hair Loss

Use the links below to navigate the page and learn more about the different types of hair loss, different coping strategies and the best wigs for your needs.

   

 

Chemotherapy Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common and upsetting side effect of chemotherapy treatment for cancer. Usually, a person’s hair will begin to fall out 204 after beginning treatment, continuing to fall out for a few weeks after treatment has ended. Most patients notice changes to the sides and back of their heads first, followed by the crown. Whether your experiencing total hair loss, thinning hair or are apprehensive about your first round of chemo, we have put together 7 ways to cope while dealing with chemotherapy hair loss.

Synthetic Wigs for Cancer Patients

The process of picking out your first wig can be a daunting one, and the world of wigs may be one you have never needed to step into. However, wigs have been recognised as an increasingly popular solution amongst cancer patients, as a way to feel more confident day to day.

Synthetic Wigs are often preferable due to their low cost and low-maintenance appeal, in contrast to their human hair counterparts. In recent years, fibre wig technology has advanced and synthetic wigs can now add a seemingly natural look, with a soft and comfortable feel. In a range of stunning shades and styles, take a look at the 10 best synthetic wigs for cancer patients.

Human Hair Wigs for Cancer Patients

Human hair wigs are often the best wig option for cancer patients as they can be customised and styled to suit your individual preferences. As such, wigs of these kind are made of high-quality materials that can be adjusted to suit any head shape, ensuring you find the right size, fit and feel every time around.

Still unsure whether a wig is right for you? Here’s everything you need to know about wigs for cancer patients.

Alopecia Hair Loss

Affecting more than 8 million people worldwide, alopecia is a disease that happens when the immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair loss. This condition can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or genetics, so it can understandably come as a difficult diagnosis. We think everyone is beautiful no matter what, so we have put together a blog to help build back your confidence and embrace the new, powerful and beautiful you. Learn more about dealing with alopecia and lifestyle tips.

Synthetic Wigs for Alopecia

If you’re suffering with alopecia, going out into the world wearing your natural hair can feel daunting, so many people with this condition choose to wear wigs as a way to feel that little bit more comfortable out and about.

Synthetic wigs are a great option for alopecia as they give the appearance of natural hair whilst being easy to maintain. Industry leading designers including Gisela Mayer and Feather Premier Wigs have designed unique headpieces to deliver a secure fit, whilst being lightweight to provide comfort and protection. As such, these collections are tailored to the needs of those with hair loss, in a range of stunning synthetic styles.

Human Hair Wigs for Alopecia

Often lasting beyond a year with daily use and correct maintenance, human hair wigs are ideal for people with alopecia, as they offer a longer-term solution, whilst giving maximum flexibility, styling versatility and glamour. With almost 200 different styles to choose from, our range of human hair wigs for alopecia ensures you will find a wig to compliment your features, and leave you feeling at your most confident. What’s more, our wigs come with a range of cap constructions, including double monofilament, which is specifically designed for those with sensitive scalps, providing an extra level of comfort so you won’t even know you’re wearing a wig.

Have unanswered questions? Here’s everything you need to know about wigs for alopecia.

Post-Partum Hair Loss

Pregnancy hormones can wreak havoc on your body and mind, but many women don’t realise that they may still experience symptoms post-partum, one of these being hair loss. If you are noticing that you are losing hair after having your baby, the most important thing is not to panic. In fact, postpartum shedding is extremely common, and is more commonly known as ‘telogen effluvium.’ Fortunately, wigs and hairpieces are one of the ways you can get your mojo back post-pregnancy.

Menopause Hair Loss

For many women, the worst part of going through menopause is the change in their hair. Due to hormonal changes, some women experience thinning hair, develop areas of hair loss or notice a difference in the texture of their hair. For women entering menopause, wigs have become increasingly popular, even more so wigs that have a cap designed to be cool and comfortable. After all, in the midst of hot flushes, the last thing you need is an uncomfortable wig. Here's everything you need to know about wigs for menopause hair loss.

Stress Related Hair Loss

We’ve all experienced a time when stress has taken its toll on our body, but where there have been prolonged periods of stress, your body may begin to experience larger changes, including hair loss. There are three types of hair loss associated with stress levels, these includes:

  • Telogen effluvium: When the stress hormone inhibits new hair growth by restricting the follicles in their resting phase, causing the hair to weaken and begin to shed.

  • Trichotillomania: An irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of the body.

  • Alopecia areata: Often caused by stress, this type of hair loss is incurred when the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles.

During a time of stress, it’s important to firstly relax but also understand the important role a wig can play in helping you feel better day to day. Learn more about wigs for stress related hair loss

Wigs for Children with Hair Loss

miley wig for hair loss from amore rene of paris

Whether it be as a result of chemotherapy treatment, trichotillomania or alopecia, children’s hair loss can be a difficult and emotionally complicated process. Wearing a wig for hair loss can offer children a huge confidence boost, helping them to combat the impact of negative mental health that accompanies hair loss. However, wigs and head coverings can also offer benefits to physical health. Wearing a wig can protect children from feeling the cold as well as protecting the scalp from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Take a look at our range of children’s wigs for hair loss, designed specifically for the needs of young people. 

Speak to Joseph’s Wigs About Wigs for Hair Loss

At Joseph’s Wigs, we understand the devastating effects hair loss can have. But, using our personal and developed knowledge from years of understanding, we can advise you of your wig options so you can make the best choice for your needs.

Speak to us about your wig needs today and Claire and Stuart would be more than happy to discuss any issues, concerns or queries you may have.

Book a Wig Fitting Appointment

We offer compassionate wig fitting services at our Surrey store, helping wig wearers to find their perfect wig. Conducted in a private room, you can expect to discuss your favourite wigs, styles and what matters to you in a headpiece. After browsing more than 1500 styles, we will show you how to fit and look after your new wig correctly.

 

Medical Wig VAT Exemption

All clients who suffer with hair loss due to cancer, alopecia or any other medical condition which causes hair loss who can provide confirmation from a doctor that they are a necessity wearer, are entitled to VAT exemption on all wig and hairpiece purchases.

VAT currently stands at 20% and is not charged at the checkout as opposed to being shown as a discount. You can find out more about VAT exemption for our wigs here.

This does not apply to accessories such as scarves, or aftercare products such as hair treatment, combs, or shampoo and conditioners.