Having a full head of great looking hair styled by an excellent barber is a great way to keep looking young and build self-confidence. When the natural effects of age or genetics begins to thin out the hair, and reveal more bare scalp, it can leave many in search of solutions.
Wigs and Hairpieces
The history of hair replacement can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt. Due to lice infestations at the time, and the searing heat, a completely shaved head was the most commonly encountered haircut. The look of having a full head of hair was still preferred, leading the Egyptians to fashion wigs out of human hair, wool, or even vegetable fibers. Having a wig over a bald head also protected their scalps from the harsh desert sun. The style and quality of these wigs increased with social status, with the highest ranking members of society having ornate wigs to show their class.
Other ancient civilizations, such as the Greeks and the Romans, also used wigs to reflect style and class, and this phenomenon would continue through the Middle Ages and the Victorian era.
Different from wigs, toupees are worn to cover a bald spot and achieve the look of a full head of hair. This practice also began with the ancient Egyptians and was common in ancient Rome, with Julius Caesar being a prominent example of a man who sported a toupee. As elaborate wigs became less fashionable in the 1800s, toupees became the more common method of covering up bald spots, and they continue to be common today.
Hair Replacement Surgery
The history of surgical options for hair replacement began in 1822 in Germany by someone moving hair from the sides of a patient’s scalp to balding areas in the middle. Despite the success of this surgery, surgical means of hair replacement didn’t gain much popularity until it was developed further in Japan in the 1930s and 1940s. This process involved transplanting whole pieces of the scalp, including the skin, to replace skin with no hair growth. Other methods that emerged in the mid 20th century took bundles of hairs, or even single hair follicles, and “plugged” them into bald areas of the scalp.
More modern approaches to hair replacement surgery have increased in their methods of precision and scientific progress. Certain hair surgeries can currently be done that create patches of actual living and growing hair where a bald spot was before. The results of these procedures are full heads of hair, with no detectable evidence of a surgery after recovery.
Renew Hair Solutions for Men: The Latest Innovation
Regardless of these advances however, surgical options remain incredibly expensive, may not work for everyone, and often require a substantial recovery time. The newest and most innovative form of hair replacement does away with unrealistic hairpieces and painful, costly surgeries altogether.
The Renew hair replacement procedure is completely non-surgical, requires no recovery time, and leaves you with an incredibly realistic, full head of hair at a fraction of the cost and without the pain and recovery time of surgery. Click here to learn more about this amazing process and how Patrick Hill can help you get a full head of hair again.