Capturing the Life Cycle of False Human Hair Wigs

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As you may know, a wig is an artificial hair made to get integrated with your natural hair.   Wigs have a way of altering a person’s natural appearance for just a short time. They add further hair to what you already have by covering it and enhancing its appearance altogether. That said, the high-quality human hair wig market currently represents a growing demand coupled with the depletion of different useful natural resources and a significant impact on the synthetic alternatives.

Regardless of today’s industry growth, there is one major lack of research regarding the whole cycle of these products.

False hair products follow a specific linear life cycle and a cradle-to-grave made for a variety of flow of materials. This makes it crucial when it comes to the consideration given to the products, how they are manufactured, and then used before disposition.

Thu, to reduce the total strain on the actual supply of various raw materials, it is important to limit the impact of these synthetic elements on the environment and make sure that users receive high-quality products at relatively lower prices.  

There is also a demand and need to change the life cycle of false hair products altogether.

The research in this blog post is intended to capture the entire life cycle of different false hair products and then help identify different opportunities for sustainability and waste in the life cycle.  

The professional study captured desktop research, user survey, a brief analysis of the demand for these hair products for sale, and, finally, interviews with professional wig banks to capture the initial life cycle of wig products.

It was established that recycling, reconditioning, coupled with the remanufacturing of various waste materials, are primary mechanisms used in reducing waste products in the whole world.

The market of false hair represents a significant case of growing demand and depletion of different natural resources coupled with the environmental impact of specific synthetic alternatives, making it crucial that consideration is given regarding how the products are produced and used.   

A lot of work has been done into the application of FHPs in medical hair loss with a focus on psychology and quality of hairs in the industry.

But in the initial works of research, there was a predominant concentrate on the actual users. Little is documented about the FHPs, with consideration given to the false hair market and its growth.

So although human hair is identified and recognized as the best material for the design and manufacture of FHPs, synthetic materials are usually known to be cheaper to source.

The fibers are readily available in various lengths because of their production from different filaments created from a single continuous tow.

Over the years, these fibers have considerably changed in quality. Materials used today include but not limited to PVC and PAN, among others produced in Korea, China, as well as Japan. After that, distribution is done across the world.

Final Thoughts

Societal trends are changing and encouraging the application of FHPs in the fake hair manufacturing processes. The move is set to slightly increase vital opportunities while extending the hair’s life cycle. Future work has primarily been identified to reduce the environmental impact of the materials to consumer’s lives.

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