There’s more to beginning your hair system journey than simply taking the steps to purchase your first hair unit. You also need to be fully prepared for the transition to wearing one. After all, you may end up going from completely bald to having a full head of hair — everyone will notice this and start asking questions. While there are some who don’t mind telling just about everyone everything about their life, there are also those who would like to simply have their hair back and not have everyone stare at it.
If you prefer not to have too many questions or attention on your new hair, this blog will help you prepare for that transition.
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Let your friends and family know
Just because you’re getting a non surgical hair replacement doesn’t mean you need to tell everyone. But with that said, there is a natural anxiety that comes with a drastic change such as a hair replacement system. To help erase this anxiety just a bit, we recommend telling friends and family who you can trust and who are not judgemental. That means telling only people who you are confident will accept your decision and not ridicule you. If you think an uncle or any other relative will do that, avoid telling them so you don’t have to deal with any negative energy.
While your co-workers don’t have to know, it’s good to lift that huge weight by letting your close ones know. Hair systems are just like makeup or hair extensions, and while there still remains a stigma, it’s always nice to have some support as you embark on this journey. At the very least, you can be comfortable in your new hair when you’re at home.
Draw attention away from your hair
Many who get hair systems want to flaunt their new hair as soon as they get it. It’s only natural if you’ve gone years without hair and now have some beautiful human hair to play around with when it comes to various hairstyles. However, there are also some who prefer not to let everyone know and potentially invite unwanted questions. If you fall in the latter category, there are some things you can do to draw attention away from your hair system.
- If you still have some hair left, you can try styling your hair a different way just before attaching your first hair system. Do this either by brushing your hair forward past your hairline or spiking it up. By the time you attach your hair system, your peers will already be used to your changing hairstyles and won’t suspect as much.
- If you have longer hair, you can wear a ponytail for a few weeks before attaching your hair system or full cap wig for men. Once you get it installed, wear your hair down and nobody will suspect a thing.
- One effective way to draw attention away from your hair is to grow a beard. Then, shave it the same day you attach your hair system. People will be drawn to your lack of beard more than your hair because in general, changes in the face draw much more attention. Alternatively, you can shave your beard off the day you attach your hair system if you already have a beard for the same effect.
- Similarly, if you wear glasses, wear contacts and vice versa.
Notice when people say they can’t tell what’s different about someone? That’s the exact point here.
Don’t overdo things
One extremely important thing to note is to not overdo things. Assuming you’re not comfortable telling just about every stranger you’re wearing a men’s toupee or full cap wig, start things off light. Literally. Start with a light hair density and even one that is lighter than your regular hair density before it started balding or thinning. It’s tempting to get as much hair as possible, but this will only draw attention and raise a red flag. As you get comfortable with the hair, increase your hair density one step at a time until it’s at your desired level suited to you.
If you have a receding hairline, try out a smaller-length hair system and gradually lower the hairline until you are satisfied. You can either search by base size and choose a smaller system or go for a custom hair system where you can request for the hairline to be at a certain length.
Follow these steps to make a seamless transition to wearing a hair system without drawing too much attention to your system. Have any others? Let us know in the comments.
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