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.