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July 15, 2014

How to Choose the Right Wig:

If you're struggling with hair loss or thinning hair, you've probably tried any number of remedies, including changes in diet, creams, shampoos, ointments, and other remedies. If you've done everything you can to bring your natural hair back and nothing has happened, it's likely that you've decided to purchase a wig. The first decision you'll have to make is whether it is right for you to consider a wig made from natural or synthetic hair. We would like to educate you, before you run out and grab the synthetic option because of its price tag, read below to become an educated consumer. The first choice to make is whether you want real or synthetic hair.

Synthetic Hair: No one is going to argue that synthetic wigs are easier a cheaper alternative, but they will take a toll on your time and your confidence. A synthetic wig is more affordable because it's typically machine made with materials that are less expensive. The strands of synthetic "hair" do not resemble your own natural hair, and rarely match the colors and tones of your existing hair. Synthetic hair wigs also tangle more easily and do not respond well to brushing or to washing. They cannot be colored, nor can they be styled.

Human Hair Wigs: Maintaining a 100% natural human hair wig, on the other hand, is very much like maintaining your natural growing hair. A natural 100% human hair wig can be brushed, washed, and styled just as you might your natural hair. It can also be matched exactly to your own existing hair color, tone, highlights and lowlights. It responds to hot styling irons in exactly the same way your own growing hair does, because it is 100% natural human hair.

The other Key difference between human & synthetic hair is maintenance.
With proper care, a human hair wig can last for several years. It is common for women to purchase a 100% human hair wig and report that it still looks as good as new three to four years later. Synthetic wigs may also last for several years, but the time will show on the hair itself.

Styling: Choosing a stylist for your wig is an important decision. It is important to choose a hair loss provider who has experience in styling wigs. Before meeting with your stylist, clip a few magazine pictures of styles that you like. At MHN Hair Restoration, we suggest if you want to duplicate a style you once had, go through your photo albums and bring some pictures of yourself. If you need some assistance finding a stylist for your wig, we will be happy to assist you. We specialize in helping your dream of beautiful hair come true!

A beautiful wig, designed to fit you perfectly, is a perfect way to start feeling like yourself again. It can also be viewed as a wonderful opportunity to reinvent yourself into a whole new you!