Ask the hair expert, Dr Shahid Shamsher……
Q1. Can you explain the process of hair weaving in detail? How successful is it?
The basic process is to first make a hair piece. Each hair piece consists of two parts – the first part is a base which is measured to fit snugly onto your scalp, and the second part is the hair, which can be either human or artificial hair, which is stitched onto the base. The hair piece thus made is then attached onto the scalp. When the attachment is done via clips it’s known as weaving. Its main advantage is that it can be maintained by the person himself. Which means you can remove it every night and wear it again in the morning. Like a cap. On the other hand the hair piece can also be attached via tape or glue, in which case it is known as bonding. Bonded hair pieces are not self-operated and they need to be maintained via salon services on a monthly basis. Both the processes are quite successful, but the degree of satisfaction depends on what you expect from it. It’s important to understand that while these processes are described in very sophisticated terms like weaving, non-surgical hair camouflaging, hair replacement systems and what not, at the end of the day, they are just wigs which are useful to cover the baldness. They have nothing to do with natural hair growth. And therefore while we hear of so many film stars getting it done ever other day, on them it may appear good, because they have the advantage of choosing the right camera angle and lighting, a luxury which most of us do not have in everyday life.
Dr Shahid Shamsher is a leading Trichologist certified from UK, Australia & India. Practicing since 27 years in the field of Trichology, even today he consults every patient personally himself rather than leave it to assistants. He can be reached on 080 42067474 / 75.