Whether you are thinning all over your scalp or receding at the temples, experiencing hair loss can be stressful for anyone. Thankfully, there are now many ways to combat this issue, including medications and surgical and non-surgical treatments. If the first two options do not appeal to you, the non-surgical route via a hair replacement in Singapore may be what you’re looking for.
Non-surgical hair replacement generally entails using hair “systems” that look indistinguishable from real hair and can be tailored to blend well with your natural hair. More importantly, these hair systems work near immediately once attached to the scalp, providing you with the fast and convenient confidence boost you want. Despite these advantages, it is important to make some lifestyle adjustments when using hair systems to ensure they last as long as possible.
Read on below for tips on adjusting to life with your new hair replacement.
1. Switch to hair products made for hair systems
While most hair systems are made from real hair, the two are not exactly the same. This means that using regular hair products on your hair system may cause unwanted damage and shorten its lifespan, prompting you to get a new one far too soon.
Therefore, switch to hair products specifically designed for use on hair systems, starting with your shampoo and condition. Apart from these usual items you use in the shower, changing your other hair care products like brushes, hair gel, and everything else you use to style your hair is also recommended.
2. Be more mindful of heat and sweating
Your body temperature will naturally rise and cause you to sweat as you go about your daily routine. Even though modern hair systems can withstand more extreme conditions than your typical day at work, it is still best to avoid heat and moisture as much as possible to prolong your hair system’s adhesiveness and overall lifespan.
However, this does not necessarily mean you have to drastically change your lifestyle. Simple changes such as doing your daily run much earlier in the morning and avoiding hot environments like saunas will suffice. In short, the less your hairpiece gets exposed to sweat, the less often you have to wash and clean it, making it last longer.
3. Cut down on your bathing habits
Speaking of washing, you should ideally wash your hair system just a few times per week instead of daily to ensure it does not become brittle and break. However, it is recommended to condition your hair system every day to help hydrate and strengthen the hair. Also, be extra gentle when washing to avoid pulling hair strands loose.
That said, how often you shower will also depend on several other factors, such as how clean it is at the end of your day and how much you sweat, for starters. As a general rule of thumb, it is best to wash your hair piece if any of the following happens:
- Your hair system starts to smell or looks dirty
Wash your hairpiece thoroughly to remove dirt, debris, and odor buildup. If you notice only light amounts of dirt, rinsing your hair will be enough to clean it without shampoo.
- After you go swimming
It is important to always wash off the chlorine and salt after swimming to prevent damage to your hair system.
- Whenever your hair system gets soaked with sweat
If you had a particularly active day, your sweat-soaked hairpiece would naturally begin to smell.
4. Change your pillowcase
There is typically no issue with wearing your hair system to bed, but be careful of the excess wear on your hair system from the friction and pulling when you sleep. To prevent this unwanted damage, consider switching to silk or satin pillowcases if your current ones are cotton and polyester.
5. Stay out of the sun
Oxidation is a chemical reaction that takes place whenever your hairpiece is exposed to harmful UV light and oxygen, i.e. whenever you go outdoors. When UV rays and oxygen molecules come into contact, they affect the color of your hair system and make it more fragile and prone to fraying. The reason why hair used in hair systems is more vulnerable to this oxidation process is that they have its cuticle or protective outer layer removed.
A hair system is among the best non-surgical hair replacement options for those looking for quick results and an instant confidence boost. That said, making a few lifestyle adjustments is important to ensure your hairpiece lasts as long as possible and maintains its appearance even after months of use.
If you are looking for the best hair systems in the market, look no further than Rehair Lab. As a leading specialist in custom hair wigs for males in Singapore with over a decade of industry experience, our extensive range of hair solutions can address whatever hair loss problem you may have. For more details or to book a consultation, feel free to reach out to us today!