Hair Replacement Treatment For Hair Loss

Hair replacement is the last major approach to dealing with hair loss. The basic idea of hair replacement is to replace your natural hair with various types of additives that make your hair look natural and complete. For most balding people it is a last resort, but because of improving techniques it has become increasingly attractive even for those who haveother options. Over 500, 000 hair addition pieces are sold every year in the United States alone. There are two basic ways to replace your hair. The first is to camouflage your hair loss by filling out or intensifying your existing hair with various products and the second is to cover your hair or add to it with some form of hair piece.


Camouflaging your Hair Loss

There are a number of products available to you for camouflaging your hair loss. All of them assume that you have some hair remaining and that you only want to make this existing hair look more full and complete. If you only have some thinning areas of baldness then camouflaging is a realistic and affordable option. Many people have relied on these simple methods and have been quite satisfied.

There are two ways of camouflaging your hair loss. You can thicken your existing hair or you can apply substitute hair in thinning areas.


Thickening your thinning hair

This is a common approach to thickening thin hair where the goal is to create the illusion of thick hair by raising the hair away from the scalp. The way hair thickening is usually done is through rubbing various types of hair thickening leave-in conditioners into the hair after shampooing and
towel-drying. These conditioners apply a thin layer of some polymer over the hair shaft. A polymer is a chemical combination that sticks to the hair shaft leaving a plastic-like layer around it. The polymer creates a smooth surface over the hair shaft, making it thicker and simultaneously easier to manage. Common thickening conditioners include those from oil-based Pomade creams as liquid rub-ins containing glycerin-based products or as oil sheen sprays. Other hair thickening products include hair sprays, thickening gels and thickening mousses.
Camouflaging using canned hair The second way to camouflage hair loss is to apply colored substances that look like your natural hair to the thinning portion of your scalp. There are many products that accomplish this and they are often referred to as ‘canned
hair’ because they come in cans and are sprayed on the scalp to fill in the gaps. A dermatologist can recommend a product of this type that is most suitable for you.


Hair pieces

Hair pieces are any external hair-bearing devices that are added to the scalp or to existing hair to give the appearance of fuller looking hair. These include numerous apparatuses and products available all over the world, including the following:

  • Wigs: Hair-bearing devices formed on a base material and designed to cover your entire scalp. If you have no hair of
  • your own, this is your only option.
  • Demi-wigs: Similar to wigs except that they do not cover the frontal hairline.
  • Toupees: Hair-bearing devices formed on a base material and designed to meld with your existing hair.
  • Extensions: Hair-bearing devices that attach on to your existing hair to make it appear longer and fuller.
  • Hair units: Hair-like clumps that fit into your existing hair to make it appear fuller.
  • Hair weaves: Synthetic or natural hair that is weaved, braided or knotted into your existing hair to make it look fuller.