Alternatives for Baldness
Other than taking FDA-approved medication for baldness, or going through any sort of
hair transplantation procedure, here are some useful baldness alternatives to help mask baldness to
as great an extent as possible:
- Wigs/Toupees - Wigs and toupees are probably the oldest form of Baldness cover-up. These
are commonly known by many other terms such as "wigs", "hairpieces", "hair extensions",
"artifical hair implants", "hair bonding-fusion", and "hair weaves". These wigs/toupees are
artificial prostheses which are manufactured from either syntheitc fibres (such as nylon or acrylic)
or from severed human hair.
- Hair Care - Here are some useful Hair Care tips:
- By keeping your hair longer, you will create a fuller, thicker-hair-looking style.
Specifically, attempt to keep your hair longer on the top, and shorter on the sides.
- Wash your hair every day with a very mild shampoo. Washing hair more than once a day,
is definitely frowned upon, since it removes natural oils that help promote hair shine
- Volumizers (a type of conditioner) can assist with adding thickness to thinning hair.
Volumizers condition and strengthen hair to help promote fullness.
- Blow-dryers should be user to dry hair, not style it. A light grooming cream in conjunction
with hair-dryer use can help promote a fuller hair look, as opposed to towle-dried hair.
- Products - Here some products that can be used on hair, to make it look more full:
- Gels - A light gel can add volume and body to your hair. Generally, gels provide a stronger
hold that hairsprays. Avoid thick gels that weigh your hair down too much.
- Pomade - This makes your hair look shiny and slick. Typically, it doesn't dry, and may take
several washings to remove it from your hair completely. Use it sparingly.
- Mousse - Mousse will add extram volume to your hair, but use it sparingly.
- Hairspray - Can be used to keep your hair in a certain style (and stiff). It isn't as "strong"
as gell, and will not appear as "wet" as when you use Pomade.
- Perms and Relaxers - Routine perms are safe for the hair. However, perms used in conjunction
with relaxers can result in hair damage, due to multiple chemical processes being combined.
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