Choosing the Right Base for Your Hair System

There are 4 main base materials that are used in creating hair replacement systems. Each have pros and cons and it’s really down to the wearer and their lifestyle as to which is the perfect choice for them.

1. Skin Hair Systems:

Sometimes called Second Skin Membranes. The base is made of a thin gas permeable membrane. Durability isn’t a strong point. But you will get a Superb appearance. Each hair strand is injected by hand into a poly skin and looped, then secured with a layer of silicone. This process locks in the hair and makes it appear as if it’s growing out of your scalp. Need more realism? You can choose from several colours to match your skin tone. This base looks great with a light to medium hair density. Perfect for liquid or tape adhesive.

2. Full Lace Hair Systems:

Sometimes referred to as French/Silk Lace Hair Replacement Systems.

The lace used in these systems is extremely hard to see when placed against the skin. The hair is knotted (single) into the lace and appears to grow right out from the scalp.

You’ll get a High Definition hairline and bleached knots, not to mention invisible, hand-sewn sections of cross-stitching for extra durability.

The finest Hollywood Lace on the market, invisible pleating, bleached knots and a transitional density hairline give it amazing realism in any light.

There is only one weakness for me and that is the extra maintenance as this lace is harder to clean and easier to damage. However, It’s my preferred choice. (It’s the base I wear myself). Perfect for liquid or tape adhesive.

3. Lace Front Hair Systems:

These bases are the best choice for clients wanting a natural hairline yet a little more durability. If you are rough with your hair but want a natural looking lace hairline then this is the base for you.

The lace front can be used to achieve a natural looking hairline and a more durable material can be used for the rest of the Hair System. Therefore these Hair Systems are a mixture of skin, lace and conventional materials. The great thing with this base is that they incorporate a razor-thin poly skin around the back & sides. This adds toughness and makes for easier cleaning. (A little more durable than a full lace base.) The hair strands are single knotted (with bleached knots) with a high definition hairline due to the lace front. So if you want the durability of a conventional Hair System, a beautiful front hairline and are not too concerned with the view from the top, then this is the choice for you.

Perfect for liquid or tape adhesive.

4. Conventional Hair Systems:

These Hair Replacements are created with either a super-fine nylon center with P.U. Coated or a P.U. C-Thru perimeter and rank high in durability. Hair is injected into the skin front for one of the better looking non lace hairlines. A one-inch band of poly around the back & sides makes it sturdy and easy to clean. They have a nylon center for comfort.

They are good but not as natural or comfortable as the skin and lace bases. If you are rough with your hair and wear your hair in a forward style then these Hair Systems are good and very durable. One of these would usually last a year. Perfect for liquid or tape adhesive.

Hair Replacement: The Cost Of Hair Systems

The price of a hair system can range anywhere from around £150 to over £2500. Logic may tell you that hair at lower prices must be of lesser quality. However, this is not necessarily the case. A search through web forums, scam reporting sites, and even some major retailers will lead you to the surprising conclusion that the price you pay does not necessarily affect the quality of the system. In general, all hair systems are handmade overseas. Because they are all produced by similar means and in only a few places, the basic cost per unit is typically the same. The biggest difference in the customer’s price is overhead costs such as paying for TV commercials or maintaining a large staff.

One place that few men and women dealing with hair loss tend to overlook as they search for hair replacement solutions is the internet. Although it may at first seem an unlikely place to look, an online hair replacement company can offer the lowest prices. Internet companies can cut out huge overhead costs, and with their innovative hair system design concepts they can create custom hairpieces without ever seeing you — you don’t even need to leave your house.

Hair systems can be a quick and easy solution to hair loss, and many seeking hair replacement solutions find that they are perfect for their lifestyles. In addition to the hair systems themselves, other costs you will encounter along the way include adhesives or tapes, special shampoos and conditioners, special brushes, styling gel and any number of other products that are specially designed for use. Since these products are designed for “hair” with special needs, they are more expensive than some shampoos that you might buy at your local supermarket, but are priced similar to the high-end shampoos you would buy at a hair salon. So depending on the type of shampoo you already buy, you may not be affected by their price.

Adhesives, gels, and other styling and maintenance costs will add cost to your hair system. Adhesives in glue form are more expensive than the tape products. Whether you get your hair system online or at a salon or club, you will incur these fees.

Once you have found a credible online supplier for your hair system, the next task is to locate a trained hair replacement stylist. The hair will need to be cut and blended to sit neatly on your own naturally growing hair. A good hair replacement stylist will be able to blend your system without leaving any lines or obvious joins. For help with this check out my other article titled, ‘Finding a good hair replacement stylist’.

Buying Hair Systems Online

Buying a hair system online is as simple as going to a retail salon or hair club because we do the same thing they do. We sell sizing kits and color rings so that you can get the perfect fit and color for your hair systems just like they do. Our systems are guaranteed just like theirs are and are of the same quality as theirs. Here is the big difference between online hair system sellers and traditional salons. Price. our hair systems are less expensive because we do not have the operating expenses they do.

Cutting and styling a hair system bought online can be done by salons located in your area. Most salon owners will be glad to have your business so that should not be a problem when buying hair systems online. Buying hair systems online is the way to go if you want the same quality hair systems for a lot less money.

When ordering a hair system, people tend to order to much hair density and the hair system does not look natural. Hair density should be thin to medium so that you can see through the hair system to your scalp and this makes the hair system look just like your own hair growing out of your head. Trust me, I have learned this lesson the hard way. So, when ordering your hair system, think thin to medium hair density.

Human or synthetic hair. What type should I order. Human hair gives a more natural look and can be colored where synthetic hair cannot be colored. Todays’ synthetic hair almost looks real and it is hard to tell the difference between human hair and synthetic hair. Your lifestyle will determine the type of hair to order for your hair system.

Hair Replacement & Hair Systems – The Psychological Impact

It’s no secret to any of us that losing one’s hair can be traumatic. And even though millions of men and many women experience this traumatic loss at some point in their lifetimes, few are truly prepared for the emotional impact of such a loss. When hair loss occurs, it becomes time to seek out Hair Replacement solutions.

Perhaps because hair frames our faces, we think of it as an integral part of the ‘picture’ we have of ourselves when we look in the mirror. It defines who we are and, to some degree, our expectations about ourselves. Unfortunately, the world judges us by our appearance. And though losing one’s hair, by anyone’s standard, should not define us or take a front seat to ‘who’ we are, often that disconnect happens when hair loss occurs. We feel like some part of us has gone missing. And, it has. That’s why so many people turn to Hair Replacement technology today to restore what was lost and regain a sense of wellbeing.

Gabe Telsnor was only twenty-six when he began losing his hair. “My father lost his hair young, so I kind of expected I would lose mine early, too. But at twenty-six, I was unprepared for the kind of hair loss I had. I tried every product out there, but in the end, nothing worked.” Gabe got depressed when he looked in the mirror and began to lose confidence around women and blow job interviews. “It might have been my imagination, but I felt like people would stare at me with pity, because I was so young, but my hair loss made me look old.”

He ordered a set of cheap Hair Systems off the Internet, but that turned out to be worse than no hair. It was ill fitting and there was no one to help him fix it. Finally, Gabe found a high-end Hair Replacement clinic nearby where experts in Hair Replacement technology fitted him with a Hair System that made him look his age again. It was so real, made from human hair, it was virtually undetectable. Gabe found he could shower, swim and not worry about rainstorms with his new Hair System. And the best part? With his new Hair System, his confidence began to come back, too. Now, two years later, his friends and family hardly remember the old, balding Gabe. He’s getting married. And in the wedding photos, he’ll be wearing the Hair System that gave him back his confidence.

According to the American Hair Loss Council, losing one’s hair to genetics is only one aspect of hair loss. Illness, stress and accidents can factor in, as well. Chemo and radiation therapies are infamous culprits in causing hair loss. And for patients undergoing cancer treatments, it’s like getting kicked when you’re already down.

Sarah Lindross was focused on surviving the chemo and radiation that was treating her breast cancer, but when she lost her hair, it was almost the last straw. Looking at herself in that state was demoralizing and she hated wearing scarves on her head to hide her baldness. A friend suggested a Hair Replacement clinic he had visited for his own hair loss. Sarah was able to meet with a woman named Gina who had been helping people like Sarah with Hair Replacement needs for years. When she got her new hair, it was lightweight, woven on feather-light netting and when she had it on, she felt like herself again. “I didn’t care if my friends knew it was a Hair System,” Sarah remembers. “I knew my own hair would grow back eventually, but I didn’t want to feel different when I went out to live my life. And that absolutely helped me to heal.”

If there is a downside to Hair Replacement technology and Hair Systems, it’s that some clients struggle with the idea that people will know and judge them for being vain. But for those suffering through hair loss, it’s not about vanity; it’s about feeling whole. Friends and family will notice when you look like yourself again, but they’ll soon accept it and even forget it after a while. There is also a certain commitment to keeping your Hair Systems maintained. Clients at high-end Hair Replacement clinics must work this into their schedules and their lives.

Purchasing a high-end Hair System will save you the embarrassment of strangers noticing your new hair, because high-end Hair Systems from high-end Hair Replacement clinics are truly undetectable. Expert technicians not only measure you precisely for your Hair System, they cut and color it to blend seamlessly with your own hair. Hair Systems are adhered to the scalp with a special adhesive that is comfortable and water resistant and, depending on how much you sweat, keeps you hair in place and worry free for weeks. Should you need to re-adhere the edges in between visits to the Hair Replacement clinic, the technicians will teach you how to do it at home. Occasionally, because high-end hair replacement systems only use real human hair, new hair will have to be added to your Hair System because of normal shedding. But you can expect to wear your system out the same day as your appointment.