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Toupees: All About Toupees


You do not have to feel embarrassed of your baldness or let it affect your personal relationships or even lower yourself esteem as a man. There are a lot of celebrities that have proven that you can be bald and still look sexy and very attracting. However, not all men are ready for baldness, there are those that go extra miles just to conceal or restore their hair while those that have accepted the condition shave the whole head, and there are some women who find this attractive. There are men whose self- esteem and confidence is greatly affected or lowered due to baldness especially in younger men. They can use a toupee as a solution for baldness and the good thing is that this is a non surgical solution that is very cost effective and easy to use.


“Toupee” is derived from a French word meaning top; toupees have been used for centuries now due to the bias against balding in early civilization. Their early forms were found in the Egyptian pyramids and even Julio Caesar is said to have worn them, they became popular in the United Sates in the early 1800s but great advancements were made in 1950s when they were made to look more natural. A leading cosmetic manufacturer called Max Factor started making them by weaving hair into very thin lace colored like flesh.

Now days the word toupee is considered an old fashioned name for a hair piece that is manufactured by knotting or injecting human or synthetic hair into a base material. Toupees were originally used to conceal baldness due to general bias against baldness in early civilization. It is commonly used by men; however there are many women as well as children also using them. A customer can choose from a ready-made off the shelf toupee or can custom make it so that it can meet their needs and requirements.

Membrane Toupees

A toupee is similar to a small hairpiece that covers baldness and matches your own hair. It can be made from many different materials or combinations of material that are much lighter weight, more comfortable and more realistic than they were in the past. The client can choose from thin polyurethane material that has hair injected into the base, or mesh materials can be used and is single strand and double knotted into the base.


Toupees are temporary hairpieces hence do not require one to undergo any form of surgery for them to be attached.

Toupees are used to not only restore the hair but also helps to restore confidence and self esteem.



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