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PRSI Hair Grants Ireland - For Wigs & Hair Pieces

The Hair Club in Dublin are registered agents for the new PRSI hair grants scheme. These grants are €500 per year and all you have to do is call us with your PPS number and Date of Birth and we can give you an immediate decision. Then we will send you the PRSI medical form for your doctor to fill in and stamp and your application will take about 3 weeks to be processed by the relevant PRSI department. In the meantime you can book a free consultation with us and choose a wig or hair topper to suit your style. For more information click

The Government announced that those who have hair loss due to illness are now eligible for a new award of up to €500 toward the cost of a hairpiece, wig, or hair replacement, according to a May 2022 announcement from Minister of Social Protection Heather Humphreys. During the first year after it is introduced, the new grant is anticipated to assist about 2,000 women or men. The payment, which is covered by the Department of Social Protection's Treatment Benefit Scheme, will cover hair loss brought on by both certain types of alopecia and cancer. People who meet the medical criteria and PRSI conditions of the department's Treatment Benefit plan are eligible for the €500 payment, as well as their dependent spouse, civil partner, or cohabitant.

The award may be available to self-employed individuals who are covered by Class S insurance as well as employees who pay PRSI contributions under Classes A, E, P, and H. Starting on May 28, 2022, the Department of Social Protection will pay the full price of one hair replacement item every calendar year,... Read more

Thinning Hair & Hair Loss Woman

Thinning hair can be a common issue for women of all ages, and it is a normal occurrence for most of our clients at some stage of their life. In fact, most women will experience some degree of hair thinning as they age. It’s important to understand the different causes of thinning hair so you can take the appropriate steps to address it. At the Hair Club in Dublin we have a range of hair piece that will create more natural volume on your crown area.

Also it’s important to understand that hair thinning is caused by many different factors. These can range from genetics and hormones to lifestyle and medical conditions. Genetic predisposition is one of the main causes of hair thinning in women. If you have a family history of thinning hair, you may be more likely to experience it yourself. Hormonal changes can also cause hair thinning. For example, women who are pregnant or going through menopause often experience hair thinning. In addition, certain medical conditions such as thyroid disease and lupus can cause hair thinning. One of our most popular products is the Mayfair Collection of hair toppers as they simply clip-in and out in seconds.

Lifestyle factors can also play a role in hair thinning. If you’re not getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, or exercising regularly, you may experience hair thinning. Additionally, using certain hair products, styling tools, and treatments can cause damage to your hair, leading to thinning.

The good news is that there are a number of treatments and solutions available to help you deal with thinning hair. If you’re experiencing thinning hair, it’s important to speak to your doctor about the... Read more

How Wigs Are Made

Wigs are an essential part of fashion and beauty in Ireland, and they have been used by people all over the world for centuries. Wigs can add length and volume to a person’s hair or give them a completely different look with a different hair color or style. They can also be used to disguise baldness or as part of a costume. The process of creating a wig is a complex one and requires an expert touch. In this article, we will look at how wigs are made from start to finish, including the different materials used, the processes required and the end results. Generally most wigs are made in the Far east in hair factories.

Wig Materials Used

When creating a wig, there are several different types of materials that can be used, depending on the desired end result. Most wigs are made from either real human hair or synthetic fibers, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Human hair wigs offer a more natural look and feel and can be styled in any way, whereas synthetic wigs are easier to care for and are less expensive.

The most common hair used to make wigs is human Remy hair, which is the highest quality human hair available. Remy hair is harvested from a single donor and is cut carefully so that all the cuticles remain intact, which prevents the hair from tangling or losing its shine. Other common types of human hair used in wigs include Chinese, Indian, Brazilian and European hair.

When making a wig from synthetic fibers, several different types of fibers are available, such as kanekalon, futura or modacrylic. Each type of fiber has its own unique properties, such as texture, color, durability... Read more

Wearing Wigs - Yes or No during your cancer treatment.

When a woman is diagnosed with cancer in Ireland, one of the first things she often faces is hair loss. This can be devastating to a woman’s sense of identity and self-confidence. While some women choose to go through chemotherapy and radiation treatment without a wig, many women make the decision to wear a wig which can be either human hair or synthetic wig. 

At the Hair Club in Dublin there are many reasons we see why our clients with cancer choose to wear a wig. For some, wearing a wig helps to protect their remaining hair from the effects of chemotherapy and radiation. It gives them a sense of comfort and security that their hair won’t become further damaged while they’re undergoing treatment. Wearing a wig may also provide psychological benefits, helping them to cope with the emotional effects of hair loss. The majority of the time our clients just want to blend in naturally with their life to feel as normal as possible during chemotherapy. 

In addition to protecting and preserving their remaining hair, wearing a wig can provide an important boost to a woman’s self-confidence. Many women feel more attractive, empowered and complete when wearing a wig. It gives them a sense of control and a more normal appearance as they adjust to their new look during cancer treatment.

For some women, wearing a wig helps them feel more comfortable in social situations. During a time when self-esteem is already fragile, the idea of leaving the house without head covering may be too intimidating. A quality wig can provide them with the confidence to go out and continue to take part in activities they enjoy.

A woman facing cancer may also choose to wear a... Read more

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