Alopecia is never easy to live with, whether you’re a man or a woman. As a result, many people choose to conceal it with cosmetic solutions.
Among the existing cosmetic solutions, two are particularly effective:
densifying hair powder
Hair systems are made of microporous membranes with human or synthetic hair attached to them. They are attached to the bald area of the head using micro-links or medical glue. The hair system is usually used temporarily in the case of chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
The advantages of a hair system
Hair systems are almost undetectable, whether they are made of synthetic fibers or human hair. It has a completely natural appearance and there is a wide variety of styles and colors.
Unlike a traditional wig, a hair system is custom-made to perfectly fit the patient’s cranial morphology.
A hair system is made of a microporous membrane that allows the scalp to breathe and the hair to grow.
A hair system can be shampooed and washed.
The disadvantages of a hair system
A radical change of hairstyle necessarily draws attention to the fact that the patient is wearing a hair system.
Cleaning it every eight to ten days can be considered inconvenient.
There is a risk that the hair system may be inadvertently pulled out, even though the methods used to attach the hair system to the head are becoming more and more sophisticated.
Some patients complain that the hair system gets hot and itchy.
The quality of the hair system will depend on the budget that the patient can afford.
A hair system has a limited lifespan (up to eight months for the highest quality).
The estimated cost of a natural hair system is 1290 euros; the estimated cost of a synthetic fiber hair system is between 300 and 700 euros. This includes creating the hair system, as well as its fitting.
Densifying hair powder
Densifying hair powder is not widely known, but it is a particularly effective cosmetic solution, especially in cases of diffuse hair loss. Simply spray the powder onto the hair and fix it with a specially designed hairspray to conceal bald or thinning areas. The hair powder, which is composed of keratin microfibers and charged with static electricity, will coat the hair and artificially thicken it, giving the hair volume and density instantly.
The results are immediate and spectacular, both on short and long hair. They can last several days.
There is a wide range of colors (choose a shade close to your natural color).
No need to use the services of a specialist: you can easily apply it to your head.
It is compatible with other hair treatments such as Minoxidil or hair transplants.
Current hair powders are perfectly safe for your health. Cases of allergy or irritation are rare
You must already have hair. The powder cannot be applied to a bald head.
The effects of the hair powder are temporary and must be repeated after each shampoo.
You must avoid any contact with water.
You should avoid wearing white clothes which can be stained by the powder residue.
Hair powder is a relatively inexpensive solution. A 10 gram bottle, which allows for 20 to 40 applications, costs about 24 euros.