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What to say if someone asks if you are wearing a hair system or wig

What to say if someone asks if you are wearing a hair system or wig

Posted by Superhairpieces on Jan 18, 2022

If you're wearing a toupee hair system, hair topper or wig, the chances are you were dealing with hair loss and wanted to conceal it with a head full of human hair. While it will look natural and realistic provided they are fitted and blended properly, unwanted questions can arise from friends, family or co-workers, especially if you dealt with balding or thinning hair for a long time before wearing your first hair replacement system.

And so, what do you say if someone asks whether you're wearing a hair system? This blog will look at some ways you can answer that daunting question.

Hair systems are more accepted today

Hair systems

It's important to remember that hair systems are much more accepted today than they were even just a couple of years ago. If you need proof of that, you just need to browse through social media platforms such as TikTok and check various hashtags such as #hairpieces, #hairsystems and #hairreplacementsystems where today's youth continue to be amazed by how natural looking and realistic toupees and wigs can be.

And so, compared to a few years ago, it won't be as surprising for people to learn that you're wearing someone else's hair. Additionally, hair systems have become almost as popular a hair loss solution as hair transplants and prescription medicine — all without the side effects or risk of infection.

But with that said, everyone is different, and not everyone wants the world to know they're wearing a hair system as they would rather be discreet about it. Here are some ways you can respond when asked if you're wearing a hair system.

1. “Why are you asking?”

This might come off as a bit confrontational, but it's necessary if you feel that is a personal question that is out of bounds, especially if they're a stranger. After all, you wouldn't ask a stranger if their wedding ring was real. Hair loss is a very sensitive topic for both men and women and taking the steps to wear a hair system can be very daunting yet liberating. But not everyone wants the world to know that they're wearing a hair system so if you respond with this question, it'll not only render the asker somewhat speechless, but make them understand that it's not the kind of question you feel comfortable answering. The same can apply if it's a friend or relative asking, but depending on how close you are with them, you can tone down the directness.

2. “What hair system?”

Another option is to go for the surprised response as if your hair system was your real hair. Think of how you'd respond if someone asked if your skin was real (assuming it is, of course!). You'd be shocked but more so, pleasantly surprised if someone asked you that. The same way, you could react similarly if asked whether you're wearing a toupee or wig. This will not only surprise the person themselves, but also get them to admire your hair even more. Of course, this only works if they've never seen you without your hair system before. But even if they have seen you balding in the past, you can always say it was stress related or you had a bad haircut before!

3. “No, it's my real hair.”

You could always go with the diplomatic answer that it is your real hair. After all, if you're wearing a human hair toupee or wig, it is technically real human hair that you now own and wear. If you feel it's weird to say it's your real hair, just think of it like this — you wouldn't say your mobile phone or your car isn't yours just because you bought it from somewhere else. Similarly, you can use the same logic with your hair system. If you can reply with plenty of confidence, this will work even better in convincing the person asking so they never have to ask again.

How to prevent your hair system from being noticeable

wearing a hair system

One more thing hair system wearers can do is prevent the question in the first place by not having their wig or toupee be detectable or too obvious. There are a few ways people will be able to tell. For one, if the wig or toupee (or the hair) is too perfect, shiny and flawless, that can be a dead giveaway that you're wearing a hair system. After all, how often do you find an everyday person with perfect hair in your day-to-day routine? You'd suspect something yourself!

Alternatively, if you're not wearing the right hair density for your scalp and go for 120% when you're on the slightly older side, it can also look very unnatural.

How to choose the right hair density for your wig or toupee

The front hairline is also a major indicator. For starters, if the hairline is completely or too straight and linear, that will draw suspicions. Lace and lace front hair systems provide a natural looking hairline and give the illusion that the hair is growing right out of your scalp. However, if not installed correctly, the lace material may be visible. This can happen if the wrong attachment is used or if the wearer hasn't trimmed enough lace at the front. Lastly, the hairstyle and cut also matters. Some hair systems are designed for a forward-facing hairstyle and if you slick it back, the hairline will be very visible and detectable. Sometimes, the base can also be detectable, especially if it's a very thick base which leads to our next point.

It's also important to choose the right base color and make sure it goes with your skin tone. For example, if you have dark skin and go with a base that has a light pink tone, it will be very obvious that you're wearing a hair replacement system. To prevent this, you can choose the color of your base when placing a custom order with us.


Now, you will know not only how to respond to questions regarding whether you're wearing a hair system or not, but also how to prevent it from being asked by making sure your toupee or wig is natural looking and undetectable. With all that said, if you feel ready to let the world know you're wearing a hair system, flaunt it with pride and confidence.


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