Wigs made from human hair are a popular trend among both men and women. Though they are particularly popular with the African-American community, they are also used by people of different cultures. The majority of the types available on the market come from Asian countries, such as China, India and Malaysia, where the wig industry is flourishing. Some of the well-liked types of human hair wigs are the African American wigs, curly wigs, lace front, hair extensions and men’s hairpieces.
On the market you can find human hair wigs that are imported braided wig from countries in the Asia region. These hairpieces, which are often applied in beauty shops, are relatively expensive. The first step is to braid the hair of a woman against her head in a coil pattern. Then, the pieces of hair are sewn into the braids. These wigs are known as “weaves”, since they are woven to the real hair.
Those who opt for this wig type are people who have a hard time growing their hair. For instance, African hair is such type of hair, which is usually coarse, dry, and too curly, with strands breaking as they grow. It is easier to style or change human hair wigs whenever the user wants a different look. In addition to this, Asian or European hair can deal with repetitious shampooing, styling and brushing.
People who need full-cap coverage go for lace front wigs. The hair, which is fastened to a monofilament fabric, allows the scalp of the wearer to show through, giving a natural look. The soft cap blends into the scalp. Lace front wigs can be straight, wavy or curly, based on the type of hair and the temporary or permanent styling solutions that have been used.
Instead of a full wig, people can choose hair extensions. These are small clusters of human or synthetic hair that are glued into the scalp of a person, or clipped to the natural hair next to the scalp. They enable the hair to look either longer or fuller, and they can maintain their appearance until they are removed or cut by a professional. Moreover, extensions can be blended into natural hair, and may even add a strip of temporary color to create a wild look.
Some men, especially those who are bald, like to use wigs made from human hair. Men with thick hair are attractive to many women, and they are usually envied by other men as well. The wigs that men wear are often called hairpieces or toupees. These synthetic or human hair wigs can be attached to the scalp by means of glue or tape, and they are just used in public.