Today’s state-of-the-art wigs for cancer patients are offered in a wide variety of current chic styles in every coloring. There are three types of ready to wear wigs available: natural hair, synthetic fiber and blends. Blends are a mixture of real hair with synthetic fiber. Wigs are either handmade or machine made or a combination of both. The combination of machine made with handmade features is the latest innovation in ready-to-wear.
The handmade monofilament top is a wonderful recent innovation. We call this the “breathing cap” because it is so lightweight, ideal in wigs for cancer patients.
Strand by strand the hair is sewn into transparent nylon netting. When placed on bare skin, the hair appears to be growing right out of the scalp. This feature is similar in appearance to custom wigs.
Most of these wigs have a machine-made stretch back to assure the best fit. Since everyone’s head has a shape unique to that person, today’s wig cap is detailed with adjustable Velcro tabs that can be easily adjusted to conform to your head.
These natural looking wigs are now available in human hair as well as synthetic and blends.
Many of today’s leading wigs for cancer patients are truly ready to wear as they are, but you may want to take it from there adding custom personalization to your wig. In styling, additional layering to create wisps of fringe will frame and enhance your facial shape. A light feathering of bangs can help to conceal the hairline of the wig.
There are lifelike blends of coloring to match almost anyone’s natural or enhanced hair color. For those with distinctive coloring, adding accents of color or highlights in the area framing the face will often achieve the desired first impression.
At first, almost everyone feels like “the whole world knows I have a wig on.” In fact, a properly fitted and styled cancer wig is really hard to detect.