Medical hairpiece solutions need to take into account:
For how long will you be wearing the piece? Short term? Long term? Or Both?
A person in chemotherapy who expects to lose all their hair will want the piece to fit snug in the beginning yet have flexibility to stretch when their hair is growing back whereas a person with alopecia totalis whose hair may not return will always want a very snug fit.
Custom cap design for hair loss due to alopecia totalis: poly on the top, sides and back edge for non-slip (one continuous fabric makes the piece look more natural); lace front with strong lace is optional feature; cap is a durable, soft comfortable fabric (silicone strips may be added for extra hold).
Ready-made wigs carry variations of this design where the cap uses silicone to grip onto the skin.
Custom cap design for hair loss due to chemotherapy: front & top with strong lace; rest of cap has soft, comfortable and durable fabric; adjustable straps allowing hair to grow underneath the cap; flat, thin sides and connecting fabric for natural look.
Ready-made wigs: offer many choices, however many have fabrics which are rough against the scalp.
GENETICS, AGING, STRESS
Custom top piece design for hair loss often due to genetics, aging or stress is a durable yet ultra-thin fabric so the piece lays flat against the head, making it look most natural. The fabric is so lightweight one does not feel they are wearing anything.
Ready-made top pieces offer many choices. Jon Renau has a nice selection.
FRINGE & HALO
Custom fringe/bang pieces for caps are very useful. They add softness and realism to the look of a cap.
Ready-made fringe/bang pieces we sometimes stock in human hair.
Custom halo is designed to be worn with hats and caps. It is great for exercise: walking on warm days, practicing yoga or pilates — instances when you would not want to wear a full wig. There are times when you will want to switch off from wearing a wig. You will wear the custom halo more than you think!
Ready-made halos come in synthetic hair.