Toupees are often the butt of jokes, but they don’t have to be. Find out how to keep your toupee looking its best, so you can feel your best.
We all know that a bad toupee can lead to a bad joke. For years, those attempting to cover their baldness with a hair system have faced ridicule for their efforts. Part of this can be attributed to the stigma faced by bald men, and the other half can be blamed on toupees that simply look bad.
The good news, however, is that hair system technology including glues, tapes, and the hair pieces themselves have improved dramatically over the years. Even very affordably priced hair systems can be almost undetectable to the causal observer. In order to achieve this effect though, one must properly apply the toupee and be wise when choosing the hair system that best suits you.
So, what are some reasons that your hair piece could be looking not so great? Let’s examine the issues and offer some solutions.
- Aproblem with density
One reason your hair could look obviously fake is that you’ve chosen the wrong density. You should always choose a hair system of a density that matches your natural density. Keep in mind that toupees can shed hair over time as well, so you don’t want to get a hair system that is less than your natural density either. Finding the sweet spot can be a tricky, but with a little trial and error, you’ll get it eventually.
- Color Me Embarrassed
A second reason someone’s toupee could look less than convincing is color. If a person chooses a color of hair system that does not match their real hair color, there could be a problem. For example, if one has facial hair that is brown or black, but a hair piece that is blonde, it will be immediately obvious that the hair is a sham. It’s not just natural hair color one should pay attention to either. Skin tone must also be considered.
- A Silver Fox
It’s a near universal fact for everyone. As one ages, their hair ages with them, and greys either totally, or at least around the sides or in scattered patches. When purchasing a hair system as an older adult, considering the way your hair would look naturally at your age is important. Not that there is anything wrong with getting a hair system that is a dark, solid color with no trace of gray. People would probably just assume that you dye your whole head. However, if you don’t want people to think you dye your hair, then it’s best to get a hair system that has the appropriate amount of silver.
- Unsecured and Insecure
The last reason your hair piece could be causing you undo insecurity, is because the piece itself is not secure. This one is a bit of a no brainer, but it bears repeating anyway. Making sure you have properly applied glue or tape to secure your toupee is vital if you don’t want to have any embarassing accidents. This is especially important if you lead an active lifestyle or engage in sport such as swimming or bike riding.
And there you have it. In a nutshell, these are the common mistakes that people make when wearing a hair system that can make it obvious they are doing so. Just follow these guidelines, however, and your worries will be a thing of the past.