Things To Consider Before You Choose Wigs For Cancer Patients


23, December 2019

For those who are suffering from cancer, hair loss is one of the major side effects of radiation or chemotherapy treatment.  Other than the illness itself, this hair loss can be devastating for most even though the hair will eventually grow back.  However, we suggest the use of human hair wigs for cancer patients during this waiting period so that you are able to lead a normal life without being too self- conscious.

Choosing the right hair wig could be a slightly complex task.  Having hair options could have a small but at least a positive impact on one’s mood.  If you are new to hair wigs, this article mentions some important things you need to consider before you make a decision. 

Types of wig base

The wig base is also known as the wig cap wherein hair strands are hand sewn.  As for natural looking wigs for cancer patients it’s extremely important you choose a base that would be suitable for their head skin, as it’s very sensitive.  The right wig base will make your hair wig look natural and will affect the way it fits, styles and endures. 

Below we have listed some of the different base types available for best quality human hair wigs.

1. Lace base

Lace bases are very fine and delicate and are usually used at the crown area or front hairline so it gives a natural appearance.  Hair strands may be either machine- tied or hand sewn for a virtually natural look.  While a lace base is the most natural looking, it’s not as durable as the fabric is very fragile. 

2. Monofilament base

Monofilament base is a transparent fabric base that is soft and gives the scalp room to breathe.  It looks very similar to your naturally growing hair and can be styled in different ways.

3. Silicone base

A silicone base appears skin like and is very light.  They fit perfectly well but require a completely bare scalp for that. 

Types of hair wigs

There are 2 main types of hair available, real human hair wigs and synthetic hair wigs.  Below, we have done a comparison of the two so it’s easy for you to decide.

 Real human hair wigs:

1. Hair wigs made from real human hair are heat resistant.  Hair dryers can be used for styling. 

2. Human hair wigs for cancer patients can be colored according to your preference.

3. Human hair is slightly more expensive.

4. Very natural looking.

Synthetic hair wigs:

1. No heated tools can be used as the material can get damaged when heated.

2. Synthetic hair wigs are humidity resistant.

3. Cheaper in comparison to human hair wigs.

At American Hairline, we create the best quality human hair wigs for cancer patients in India.  If you need any kind of assistance regarding the same, do call or WhatsApp on +91 9222666111.