In the entire field of hair care, there may not be a more maligned and misunderstood product than the toupee. With its reputation for being the last resort of men desperate to maintain the appearance of having a full head of hair, the toupee is popularly considered to have precisely the opposite effect of what is intended: it strips its wearer of dignity and calls attention to the individual’s baldness.
But while it’s true that there’s nothing quite so embarrassing as a really poor quality, ill-fitting or obvious toupee, it’s also true that the hairpiece provides a valuable and effective solution for many men suffering from hair loss. Furthermore, the toupees of today are actually quite a bit more effective and realistic than what was once available. In fact, they make an excellent alternative to more intensive forms of hair replacement in Greensboro, NC. So what’s so great about the contemporary toupee? Here’s a closer look at some of its attributes:
- Custom design: One of the hallmarks of a lousy toupee is that it doesn’t look natural at all. Rather than being an inherent flaw present in all toupees, this characteristic is really just indicative of the fact that the toupee wasn’t well designed. Fortunately, this problem has declined considerably as toupee design has become more highly customized, and individuals can now enjoy toupees that fit their heads much more naturally.
- Long-term temporary solution to hair loss: While other non-surgical hair replacement options offer a more permanent solution to the problem of hair loss, they also come at substantially greater costs. There’s something to be said for the toupee’s role as a more modestly priced option for hair replacement, and although toupees don’t last forever, many wearers find that knowing that they’ll need to be replaced every couple years frees them from the pressure of feeling like they have one chance to choose the right toupee.
- Serves its purpose: Ultimately, the question you have to ask with any form of hair replacement is, “Does it solve the problem?” For most men, the fact of hair loss is something they can either choose to embrace or not, and while more men seem to be accepting their hair loss than was once the case, there are still those who find the prospect of baldness highly unappealing. The toupee, despite its lowly place in the hierarchy of hair replacement options and the stigma attached to it, basically solves the two key problems associated with hair loss: noticeable baldness and diminished self-esteem. It may not be a perfect or complete solution, but overall, the toupee does its job, and it does it well.
At Raveen Hair Replacement, we are committed to finding workable solutions for all of our customers who are experiencing hair loss. If more permanent hair replacement in Greensboro, NC is not in your budget or simply doesn’t appeal to you, it may be time to reject the stigma associated with toupees and see for yourself what a difference a quality toupee can make for your appearance, your self-esteem and your life. Come see us to learn more.