An old answer to male baldness is mens toupee making a comeback. This method was very popular for centuries to deal with hair loss in men but it fell out of favor in the middle of the last century. Before that is was common, in fact very common, for men to use this method to give themselves a head of hair that was very different from what nature had given them. Of course I am referencing a male hair piece, or as it is more commonly known, a toupee.
Toupee’s were very common up until the advent of the comedy movie. They then became fodder for slapstick comedians and it got to the point where even the name could elicit laughter. How many movies have you seen where some poor man loses his toupee in his soup or it gets blown off in the wind or he is kissing the girl and it falls off. Usually when these things happen the surrounding people start kicking and hitting the hair piece or stomping on it thinking it is some sort of small, wild animal. These visions did not help sales of this item that has aided men well in the fight against hair loss.
The toupee manufacturers knew they had a problem so they changed the name and are making a comeback in the hair restoration arena. The name they chose is the Hair Replacement System. It is not very catchy but it doesn’t have the negative connotations of the old name either. Not only was the name changed but the product itself has been completely re-engineered and made much better.
With new base materials and hair implanting techniques these new hair pieces are almost impossible to tell from a natural head of hair. Some models even offer a slicked back look with a naturally looking hair line. These are not the old hair pieces that earned the nicknames rag or mop or dead weasel. The new hair replacement systems offer an absolutely great looking, low cost method to having a full head of hair again.