Wig and no surgical hair replacement what are the differences?

Non professionals who discover for the very first time the trichological world system might be led to confusion by its semiological technicism.

There are words and terms unknown by most of the people: polyurethane hair system, Swiss lace, knot sealer and many others.

Some time ago, in another article we explained the dissimilarities between toupees and hair replacement systems. Today we are going to focus on total cover plus hair replacement systems and wigs, analysing the main differences between them.

Whereas history of wigs can go all the way back to antiquity as we can find them in ancient Egypt, hair replacement  systems are a quite recent and a lot more performing artefact.

Partial wig

It evokes a mane like the one we once had and above all there is no need for anchorings. You can easily put it on your head and take it off as many times as you wish.

Wigs do not have a natural perimeter, thus they need covering haircuts. Moreover they do not let you do sport or significant physical activity.

Most the wigs are made of human hair or synthetic fibres.

A visual effect and a normal lifestyle are not ensured by this non practical beauty accessory.

Prices are different. Multinational corporations have earned a fortune by the creation of significant product lines but this does not mean that cheap wigs cannot be found in the marketplace.
Wigs are always stylized, i.e. already coloured and cut.

Patients affected by alopecia or by alopecia areata normally wear wigs.

They can be handmade or prefabricated.


They are a quite recent artefact made of an imperceptible and sometimes even impalpable base, to which handmade hair (normally human hair) are added.

Systems are fixed to the scalp with glue, tapes and rarely with the use of clips.

Recently hair replacement can be fixed just with the aid of their self-adhesive bases.

By ensuring the use of systems you will be able to personalise your own haircut and have a normal lifestyle…

Anyone who wears them can do physical activity, swimming and brush their hair as many times as they wish.

Normally hair replacement systems are not stylised, thus once they are worn you can cut and dye them like a normal person.

We are talking then about two different products, even though in everyday language they are often misunderstood.

In conclusion, whereas wig is a non performing ancient beauty artefact; NO SURGICAL HAIR REPLACEMENT systems are a modern and natural product.

Wearing them will permit you to lead a normal lifestyle.

Giuseppe Vesconsi

Autor: Giuseppe Vescosi

Giuseppe Vescosi is a digital marketing agent for Newlacecu wig co. He discovered modern hair implants back in 1995, for personal reasons (he suffers from alopecia areata universal) He was one of the first experts in America and later in Europe on modern hair systems, writing several articles and dealing with them in various forums. In 2006 he traveled to China and got to know the main Asian hair prosthesis factories, later establishing a long-term collaboration with Xiufei Wu's Newlaecu wig company. Today he is considered an important expert in hair prostheses, their construction and use. In addition, in these 30 years he has never stopped studying the causes of alopecia and baldness and the alternatives for people with this condition.

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