What's the difference between Wigs and Hairpieces?

A wig is a full coverage unit as opposed to a hairpiece which is a partial addition; can be an elastic band or ponytail clip, wiglet, or integration.

Wigs: A Complete Coverage Solution 

Wigs are designed to cover your entire head. Many opt for these when they’re dealing with complete hair loss due to medical conditions like cancer, alopecia, chemotherapy, and so forth. 

However, a wig can also be a fine option if you simply desire a change in hairstyle without altering your natural hair. 

Part of what makes wigs so popular is their ability to cover any degree of hair thinning or baldness. 

No matter how much or how little hair you have, a well-fitted wig can provide a seamless and natural appearance. Wigs often come with a secure cap that can be attached using clips, tape, adhesive, or other methods, ensuring a snug fit across your head. 

Hairpieces: A Precise Solution 

A good way to think of hairpieces: like a “partial wig. A hairpiece covers specific areas such as the top, sides, or back of the head. 

Hairpieces are designed to blend seamlessly with natural hair, offering options for adding volume or length to existing hair. They come in various styles, sizes, and colors, providing wearers the opportunity to customize their look to match their natural hair texture and color.

So, in comparison to wigs, hairpieces are ideal for individuals dealing with localized hair loss or those looking to enhance the fullness or length of their existing hair. 

They can be attached using clips, adhesive, or tape, and like wigs, can be made from either real hair or synthetic fibers. 

Hairpieces serve various purposes. For example, they could be used to add volume to specific areas of concern or length to short or thinning hair.

Scrunchies/elastic bands, drawstring, comb, and claw clip attachment methods are popular choices that come in different style preferences.

Remember: integrating a hairpiece with your natural hair may require a bit more effort to achieve the right blend.

Choosing Between a Wig and a Hairpiece: Considerations

When deciding between the two, consider your individual needs and preferences.

If you're dealing with total or extensive hair loss and want a complete transformation, a wig is likely the most suitable choice. On the other hand, if you're looking to address localized bald spots, add volume, or enhance specific sections of your hair, a hairpiece may be the better option.

No matter what, select a style and material that aligns with your natural hair and feels comfortable to wear. Both wigs and hairpieces provide effective solutions for those experiencing hair loss or who just want a new hairstyle.

If you have any further questions about wigs and/or hairpieces, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.