One of the stories from their trip which has been widely reported and will stick around for a long time, is Kate's comment about Alpaca Wool. On Good Friday, the pair visited the Royal Easter Show and stopped to watch a Shearing demonstration. Farmer Lyn Crejan held out a tuft of alpaca wool, which happened to be a similar shade to William's hair, at which point Kate was heard to laughingly suggest that William put it on his head because 'you need it more than me'. Now she may have got the colour matching right, but the look, texture, fit and comfort probably won't be! We've got some better solutions for William than Alpaca Wool ;-)
Now Prince William has classic Male Pattern Baldness, an affliction that a lot of UK men suffer from. Potential solutions include visiting a Trichologist like Mark Blake (http://www.markblake.co.uk), considering Hair Plugs (Transplant), leaving it as is, or looking at Alternative Hair solutions like the ones we provide. Here's what's on offer at Aspire Hair (and it's a darn sight better than Alpaca Wool)...
A custom-made solution...
If you are looking to keep your own hair and infill the relevant patches you will need to use custom-made pieces which are bonded i.e. Glued. We'll create a template of the exact area required then take a sample of the hair / colour. We'll then send this off to be made with the hair matched as closely as possible in terms of texture, colour and density as your natural hair. It'll be built on a lace cap meaning the hair will have the appearance of growing straight from your scalp. The advantages of this is it can bulk out your real hair; can be washed while on your head; looks incredibly natural and is a semi-permanent solution. The downside is you will need to remove and reapply the piece every 2-3 weeks which is a sticky job.
Here's one of Emma's clients who's really pleased with the result:
An off-the-shelf alternative...
Wigs come in all shapes, sizes and colours and can have synthetic fibre (slightly less durable but really affordable) or can be made from human hair. They are pre-styled and affordable and can be taken on and off at a moments notice. Depending on how secure you want them to feel, they can go over the remaining hair, or you can shave the hair underneath and bond the wig on with glue. The advantages of these are they are affordable, blend in, don't have to be replaced if the bald area gets bigger and need a bit less maintenance. The downside is they can be slightly hotter and you'll need to change your hair are habits a bit.
At Aspire, we stock HairMANia wigs for men which come in a diverse range of colours, lengths and styles. Here's one from the collection and we'll be adding them to the website as soon as they've sent us the right pictures ;-)
As I said, there are lots of options for men and we're happy to advise in our clinics in Cheltenham or Sheffield! Just email us or give us a call to book.
Back to Wills & Kate and it's probably not what they want the trip remembered for, but I have a feeling that this story will stick around for a while!
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