Alternative Hair Pieces


Watching your hair thin or fall out is an emotional and traumatic experience. For many women, it's crucial to find a solution that preserves or replicates natural hair. Exciting advancements in beauty technology and science have welcomed innovative alternative hair solutions that align with a woman's personality and lifestyle. 

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Whether your hair is thin, fine, shedding or falling out — there are solutions to enhance natural hair or replace lost hair. From hairpieces to toppers to full coverage wigs, the following alternative hair options can empower you with newfound confidence and restored individuality.

Synthetic Hair  Vs. Human Hair

There are varying levels of quality when it comes to alternative hair solutions. While your lifestyle, preference, and budget will influence which alternative solution is right for you, it's important to invest in high-quality products.

There are two types of alternative hair solutions on the market: synthetic hair and human hair.

  • Synthetic hair wigs, toppers and hairpieces are ready to wear right out of the box. They hold a style longer and are easy to maintain and care for.
  • Human hair wigs, toppers and hairpieces move with fluidity, body and shine. Human hairpieces require more care and can be more prone to the elements. While this can require more maintenance, they react in a natural organic way because they are made entirely from natural hair.

A high-quality human hair wig may demand more effort to maintain, but it comes the closest to having your own hair because it's 100% human hair. When transitioning to alternative hairpieces, human hair feels the most natural, making the process easier and empowering women with the confidence to love their new head of hair.


If you have hair but are noticing excessive shedding or progressive thinning, extensions jump in to add body and volume to your hair. However, it's important to choose a style of extensions that don't perpetuate hair thinning. Glue in extensions or any variation worn daily can tug at the follicles and lead to Traction Alopecia. Instead, wear extensions for a few hours a day and remove them to give your follicles a break. Clip-in extensions and halos or wires are a more gentle solution as they can easily be added and removed.

Hair Pieces & Toppers

Some women require additional coverage to conceal thinning or add a layer of volume. Hairpieces and toppers cover the top of the scalp, or crown of the head, where hair thins and the part widens from Female Pattern Hair Loss. These strategically shaped hairpieces are a comfortable solution that integrates well with your natural hair.

Wigs & Cranial Prosthetics

Wigs come in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, cap construction and materials. Choosing a wig is a highly personal experience, and the piece should fit the contours of your head. If you plan to wear a wig daily, comfort and quality are paramount. Choose breathable and secure fits that match your lifestyle. The hair quality, cut, and color contribute to creating a look that instills confidence and empowerment.

Cranial prosthetics is the medical term insurance companies use to describe wigs. Many providers offer medical reimbursement for cranial prosthetics. However, they are not always covered. When inquiring about coverage or filing a reimbursement claim, be sure to use the medical term, "cranial prosthetics" to meet the claim requirements. 


Like many significant purchases, choosing an alternative hair solution requires patience, research and time. With a plethora of high-quality options available, you don't have to settle for anything less than your highest expectations.

At Daniel Alain, we understand the profound influence a woman's hair has on her identity, autonomy, and confidence. We've spent decades researching, developing and introducing the best human hair wigs and hairpieces in the world to women around the world. Whether you need a full-coverage wig or an enhancement piece, you deserve the pinnacle of excellence, craftsmanship and artistry. You deserve FOLLEA by Daniel Alain.