While it has been said that approximately 800,000 hair loss sufferers worldwide are seeking professional treatment, the actual number of those losing their hair is thought to be much, much higher.
Despite the fairly high number of sufferers, many are still unfamiliar with the process of applying for a NHS prescription wig, should they need one. It can be a daunting process for some, alongside with having to deal with the effects of hair loss and the feelings they bring.
Hairware is proud to have been an approved supplier of NHS wigs for just over a year now, which means we have assisted many people with applying for, choosing and purchasing NHS wigs.
While we would advise you to contact us if you require further information, we hope that this article will cover some of the basics.
Why might I need a wig?
There are several reasons why someone may feel inclined to purchase a wig, alongside simply wanting to experiment with their look.
It may be due to aging, as hair thinning and hair loss are a natural part of the aging process.
But in many cases, the cause can be traced to a medical condition that causes hair to thin and fall out. The two most common of these conditions are alopecia and cancer.
Alopecia is a condition in which the hair on your body can thin and fall out – it's a condition that can affect everyone and strike at any time.
Meanwhile, despite cancer's strong association with hair loss, it is not the disease itself, but instead the associated chemotherapy treatment that leads to the shedding of hair.
Whatever is causing your hair loss, it can be massively detrimental to your self-esteem, which can in turn affect your emotional and mental health.
So, how do I go about obtaining a wig?
We advise contacting your GP or medical practitioner if you think that a wig may be the right option for you.
You may find that you are entitled to free wigs and hairpieces if you meet certain criteria, such as being in full-time education or if you claim income support or disability allowance.
Whatever your reason behind wanting to purchase a wig, we hope you so do with Hairware. We have been one of the country’s leading stockists of wigs, hairpieces and extensions for quite some time now, and stock a wide array of products that are bound to be suitable for all tastes and requirements.
Shop at Hairware now for the wigs that will leave you cutting a dash in every public and private setting - whatever medical factors may be culpable for your hair loss.