It comes with an article receiving relatively wide circulation within various bald sites on the internet, for example the BaldMan’s Homepage, and also the newsgroup alt.baldspot. The content relates the unpleasant enjoy the writer will need to have had with Human Hair Toppers, and it also relates the horror story of the sort of system which he or she is familiar. Like a well-known politician often says, “I feel your pain”. HOWEVER, I feel I must write in rebuttal of the broad conclusion of that other writer. His conclusion is, simply stated, that most hairpieces/systems/toupees, etc., are rip-offs sold by unscrupulous people and they all look bad and that they are humiliating/embarrassing/confining/hard-to-care-for, etc., etc., etc. Those conclusions will not be valid, as the type of piece being written about for the reason that article, the “permanently attached” kind typified by Hairclub males, is probably not worn by more than 10-20% from the hairpiece-wearing public.
Therefore, in defense of countless of a large number of hairpiece-wearing men, I would like to comment on all the points raised in the article in question:
1) much consists of the “hairpieces worn by actors”. I don’t believe it has any effect on anything. It’s not genuine that actors who may have hairpieces are followed by an army of stylists, and i also don’t accept that it’s true their hairpieces look any better or worse than the general public. Would any kind of us wish to be seen in a hairpiece like Sam Donaldson’s???
2) The standard person could only afford an off-the-shelf type of hairpiece, which means “shedding, fading, no swimming, not any other strenuous sports”. OK. I wear an off-the-shelf sort of hairpiece. Occasionally I purchase a custom-made one, and occasionally a “stock” piece as soon as the color match is ideal for mine. I’ll address each one of the so-called deficiencies:
a) Shedding. No such thing!! I pay about $500 to get a hairpiece and i also keep for around 2 years. For the reason that time (and furthermore, I’ve been wearing a hairpiece since I was 23 years of age, which is 32 years!!) I have NEVER had a shedding problem, regardless of if the piece was human or artificial. Perhaps generally if i had kept a piece longer I might have, and if you find a shedding problem, hair may be added. It’s no biggie.
b) Fading. The newer synthetic pieces, which are all I buy now, have not given me any fading problems at all. I did so have one human piece who had a fading problem, but away from exactly what is probably an absolute of 16 hairpieces, I don’t think that’s too bad a standard, and YES, that does include a lot of outdoor exposure.
c) You undoubtedly CAN swim and play sports with your hairpiece. We have SNORKELED in mine (but you have to be careful when removing the snorkel mask!). I bike inside it, I swim within it, and i also do anything whatsoever I want inside it. (Yes, I did lose one out of the ocean once, yet, after 32 years, that’s not a bad average). It really irritates me to discover the statement that with regard to sunning, swimming, skiing, that “every wig/system wearer knows that these activities are simply a dream”. That’s an outrageous statement therefore totally false it really illustrates the trouble with objectivity inside the whole article.
3) Now let me address what exactly is presented being a REAL horror story, the
question of ATTACHMENT!!! I can speak just about the conventional kind of hairpiece that I have always worn, not the Hairclub for guys type. Permit me to say below i have never liked the Hairclub concept, and that i don’t like the idea of the semi-permanent attachment; but, I truly do know individuals who are thrilled with their Hairclub system. So, I’m not taking a stand about this which I know nothing personal (perhaps this could be a good practice for people?? hint…hint…) Anyway, after i got my first piece I still had some hair on top, and i also would not permit the barber shave it well. So, to the first several years I applied my piece with tape on the hair, and yes, I had to be careful taking it away, or I might be saying OUCH a great deal. Alas, after a few years that remaining hair was gone, and ever since, I actually have used the regular double sided hairpiece tape to connect the piece to my head. My head is not really shaved, super glue is NOT applied, as well as the piece does not remain for 3-four weeks!!!! It appears off each night, and so i wash my head and also other appropriate parts of the body inside the shower!! My head has NEVER been shaved, with no track has been made. I have got never used clips or weaving, only occasionally glue (NOT super glue, acrylic hairpiece glue, that you can placed on the tape to extend its life).
4) The wind is the enemy. When you sweat of if it rains it seems ratty.
Well, should you put your tape on right, it’s awfully hard for the wind to take
your piece off. Mine has never appear within the wind. Doesn’t the hair of many people look ratty in sweat or rain? Obviously it can do! Are we being OVER sensitive here? Personally I feel sometimes my windblown hair looks more natural than ever before!
5) OK, I am going to concede the idea that you need to be cautious about people
running their fingers through it!
6) There is a real experience of paranoia about being “busted” (that is
spotted) or learned being a hairpiece-wearer, etc. Well, it is a very
personal thing and everybody, I suppose, reacts differently. I guess We have a pretty good spontaneity about it. My pals kid with me regarding it, plus they realize it doesn’t bother me. Do any of you kid friends that are short? Or chubby? Or possess a funny accent? People, when you can’t laugh at yourself, it’s very sad. The spottability of any piece will almost certainly vary very widely, and through taking care of your piece and put it on right, and if you opt for it with a great color match, most people will never spot it!! And do you know why? As most people aren’t thinking about hairpieces!!!!
7) The following part regarding the salesmen within their fancy hairpieces for men, in addition to their memorized spiels and their fancy brochures and the like, I cannot reply to whatsoever because in all my 32 numerous years of buying hairpieces I actually have NEVER, Been inside a place such as that. I have bought each one of my hairpiece from a barber shop! After I have moved to a different city, I have got looked in the yellow pages under hair replacement, or wigs, and selected a barber shop. In each case things i have performed is usually to demand a scheduled visit to go over hairpieces. If the appointed time arrives, invariably it will probably be after regular hours or I am going to be studied to some private room in the back. There the barber shows me examples of the kind of hairpiece he sells, to have a solid idea of the type of base, the type of hair construction, etc., etc. Within just one instance has the barber himself worn a hairpiece? I have not had to sign an agreement or any other document. OK, if I am investing in a custom-made piece, a mold in the head is created much as described inside the article (except Reynolds makes Aluminum foil, it can be SARAN plastic wrap). Anyway, that mold is produced and also the snipped of hair is taken (will be all this problem???) Contributing to 4-six or seven weeks later, the hairpiece arrives. I go in as well as the barber takes about 30-45 minutes to “cut it in”. That is certainly, he puts it on my head. At this point it has WAY too much hair so he cuts and designs it to my liking. That’s that! Poof! Now currently the first time inside my life I got 2 hairpieces right away (since there was a discount on the second piece). Previously I only had one “good” piece (although I usually save 1 or 2 old ones in the event of emergency or if perhaps I would like to wear a well used one to the beach, or whatever). So, with one good piece, I simply shampoo it when needed, one or two times on a monthly basis according to weather, etc. It’s again, NOT a big problem. I shampoo it within the sink with regular shampoo, input it on its Styrofoam head using a towel over it for approximately 45 minutes, then I style it with a dryer and it’s all all set. The entire process takes about 1 hr. to 1.5 hours, and could be performed quicker if required. With two pieces, Normally i have got a nicely cleaned one styled and ready to wear. There are actually no extra large sums of money, no monthly maintenance costs. Not one of the fuss and bother which has been so graphical described elsewhere. Now, the remainder from the ‘other article’ is focused on the writer’s paranoia about being “spotted”. I’m not going there again, because when i mentioned above, it is a very personal thing, not just with the anxiety about being spotted however with the level of piece worn, etc. Furthermore, i can’t comment on motorcycle riding and his not being able to accomplish that regarding his system, but when again he says he couldn’t swim, and that is certainly Not TRUE with the kind of hairpiece many people wear. I am convinced that that most of people tend not to go around looking to spot hairpieces, which fears of exposure are greatly exaggerated. However, Personally, i think that I so detest my un-wigged head that even IF some individuals find the rug, in my opinion that is much better to my un-wigged head being spotted by ALL.
Only a few more rebuttals:
-Other article says that “anyone who really is skilled with
wig/systems and has absolutely nothing to gain financially will never recommend one as being a viable answer to your hair loss problem”. People: I have got 32 years’ knowledge of a hairpiece, We have Absolutely nothing to gain financially, and I DO RECOMMEND ONE AS A VIABLE Answer To THE HAIR LOSS PROBLEM.
-The other article says “wig/systems are simply not the perfect solution. Many within these new groups (sic) will try to know you these are. Be cautious of such news bearers. People: I am just not here to explain how a hairpiece is or maybe not the best solution to suit your needs. Only you are able to think that. I am taking the time to share in this way-too-long 07dexqpky because I am just frustrated by the quantity of misinformation inside the other article and then in ITS purpose to discourage anyone from considering a hairpiece. If is for you, is that you can decide, yet it is A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE that deserves consideration.
Lastly, the “other article” says, “be cautious about anyone that tells you
that wigs/systems are the ideal solution. These are usually naive people who lack a lot of the knowledge contained herein”. Once more, I defy anybody to assert I am naive or lack much of the information contained herein. I’ll only concede one point, as outlined above. I don’t like the very idea of HCM and would not go that route, but it’s not fair to work with that to damn all aliexpress lace front wigs.