Wigs for Black Women
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There are a variety of wigs available for Black Women today. The selections vary from inexpensive synthetic pre-styled wigs to more expensive human hair specialty wigs for the medical hair loss patient. You may find that the prices range from less than one hundred dollars to over several thousand dollars. The cost of the wigs will depend mainly on the quality and type of human hair or synthetic materials used to make the wig or hair prosthesis.
Wigs that are machine made will be the lower of the price range of wigs. The hair is constructed with machine sewn synthetic fiber or with human hair. Some of the manufacturers will blend both synthetic and human hair in the machine made wigs.
Many of the wigs will be made with synthetic fiber. These are very easy to care for since the style is preset into the synthetic fiber. The wigs are simple to wash and condition using only cool or luke warm water. They are then allowed to air dry and the style that has been preset into the fiber will return each time with very little care. Any type of heated styling tool can not be used on synthetic fiber wigs. Hot water and all heat sources will damage the synthetic fiber. It is important to follow the instructions regarding heat with these products.
Human hair machine made wigs will take a little more time to care for. The human hair will need to be washed and styled according to the manufacturers suggested care instructions. As with naturally growing hair, human hair will need to be either styled by air drying and setting with rollers, blowing dry with the hair dryer or a combination of both. The use of flat irons and curling irons will depend on the care instructions that will be provided when purchasing the different wigs.
Wigs that are a combination of synthetic fiber and human hair will also require special care. Since heat will permanently damage synthetic fiber, the styling technique should not include any type of heated blow dryer, hot water, curling iron, or flat iron. These wigs should be washed in luke warm or cool water, set in rollers and allowed to air dry.
Specialty medical cranial hair prostheses that are designed for alopecia or cancer patients will be the more expensive types of wigs. These prostheses are hand crafted and designed with special features for comfort and natural appearance. Many of these products with have a lace front that will provide a natural appearing hair line. Some of the solutions for medical hair loss provide a special non slip material to keep the wig from shifting and slipping on the head. These products can be removed at the end of each day. In some of the styles, a special texture relaxed hair is available for black women.
For women who are experiencing any type of medical hair loss, some of the higher quality lace wigs have a combination base that will allow daily removal of the prostheses. These products allow the patient comfort, a natural appearance, quality materials, and a care regimen that will adapt to their lifestyle.
Synthetic cranial prostheses are available that are hand crafted with special non-slip materials and a variety of comfortable cap constructions that are specially designed for women undergoing chemotherapy or experiencing alopecia. Synthetic prostheses are less expensive and easier to care for than human hair.
On the market today are a wide range of full lace wigs. Full lace wigs that do not have a structure to the cap will require bonding to the head by a professional. There is a wide range of quality and prices with the full lace wigs. These will require the services of a professional to carefully fit and safely bond the lace wig to the scalp.