Should you wear lace wigs if you have alopecia?

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There are many different types of wigs on the market, and different foundations, or the base of the wig, too. One such foundation that is currently popular and trendy is the lace wig.

Lace wigs, or lace-front wigs--when only the front of the base is lace and the rest is capped--are a great choice for women who want not only natural-looking hair, but also want versatility in styling. When the base cap of the wig is simply lace, it’s easy to hide the fact that the person is wearing a wig should she choose to pull her hair up for a particular style.

However, this style wig is not typically recommended for women with severe hair loss or alopecia.

When a full lace wig is placed on a person, strands of your existing hair are tied to the sheer lace base. This constant tugging can cause further damage to your hair if you are already experiencing hair loss. But, if you are one of the people who have balding issues in only certain areas of your scalp, and do not have alopecia or weak hair follicles, then lace or lace-front wigs may be a proper choice for you.

You still have great choices, however. Full cap wigs are easier to wear, can come in a variety of styles and color, and there are some that are especially made for those suffering from alopecia or other types of hair loss. Virtuesse, by Virtual Reality, is also a wonderful choice for those who are looking for something more custom-made and flexible.

Here in Los Angeles, it is easy to get caught up in the Hollywood hairstyles of glamour, but remember that there is a team of experts behind every women with luscious locks going down the red carpet. You do have options, and no matter your needs, the experienced HRC staff can help meet them for you. Contact us now to book your FREE hair and scalp consultation, or call us at 800-966-9505.

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