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How Do I Choose the Best Human Hair Piece?

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  • Written By: Lainie Petersen
  • Edited By: Melissa Wiley
  • Last Modified Date: 19 June 2019
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When looking for a human hair piece or wig, it is important that you work with an expert hair piece or wig fitter who can assist you in your choice. As a human hair piece can be expensive, working with a knowledgeable salesperson can help ensure that your choice is both flattering and comfortable. While you are in the process of choosing a hair piece or wig, you should take into consideration your facial shape, your natural hair color, and your ability to effectively maintain the style and condition of the piece. Other considerations include affordability, because you may be required to pay out of pocket for a human hair piece if your health insurance or government health system pays for only synthetic hair options.

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Many people choose to wear a human hair piece for aesthetic reasons, as a natural hair piece is often more attractive and less obvious than synthetic hair. One difficulty with this choice, however, is that human hair pieces and full wigs can cost many hundreds or even thousands of dollars, depending on their size and quality, and you may not be eligible for outside assistance with these costs. In the United Kingdom, for example, the National Health Service (NHS) sometimes covers the cost of wigs for those who lose their hair during chemotherapy, but will not pay for a human hair piece. Instead, the NHS only covers the costs of acrylic wigs unless a patient has an allergy to the materials from which the wig is made. If you are unable to afford the cost of natural hair, you may be able to find a charity that can help you pay for your wig.

If you are looking for a human hair piece because you are in the process of losing your hair, you may wish to visit a wig fitter before your hair falls out completely. This allows the wig fitter to see the color and texture of your own hair, which can be helpful when choosing a human hair piece. The fitter should be able to help you choose a wig in a style that flatters your face and that is suitable to your lifestyle. Keep in mind that a wig or hairpiece will need regular maintenance and styling, so you should choose something that will be relatively easy for you to maintain. If you are concerned about your ability to take care of your human hairpiece, you should ask the wig fitter if his shop provides maintenance services or if he can recommend a good local wig stylist to you.

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