So Let's Look At the Hair Systems
THE PARTIAL (OR 'TOUPEE/HAIRPIECE'):
A partial or 'toupee'/hairpiece is used to cover a specific balding area. This could be the back, front, or
all of the top of the head.
Partials are used when baldness is not that extensive. By that we mean, when baldness is limited to the top and it hasn't affected
other areas on the head.
Few hair wearers are actually aware that when male pattern baldness occurs, not only is hair lost at the hairline, top and back, as
the hair loss progresses over the years, other areas thin and recede.
This occurs at the sides and the nape areas (neck, upward). When side hair has badly receded a partial system is most likely not possible
as having a lot of hair on the top and receding side areas gives away the fact the person is wearing a hair system.
However, if you nape and side hair are entact then a partial system is probably the way to go. As long as you supply us with a hair
sample, we can match your own growing hair to the system.
THE FULL CAP:
A full cap, or otherwise known as a 'wig' (but we don't like to use that term here), is a system which replaces the entire hair.
This means to achieve the perfect adhesion, the client must shave his head.
The full cap can be attached in two ways. The first, with tapes, which we highly recommend. And the second, is glue, which gives a very secure
bond, but it's not appropriate for daily wear.
Our most popular full caps are made with a Swiss lace base. When attaching with glue, the adhesive is applied to the scalp. But never
directly onto the lace. Otherwise you will create a very sticky mess and the glue will ruin the lace.The glue dries first and then the lace
system is applied. Through this method the wearer can achieve as much
as a two-week hold.
For daily wear, it's better to have your full cap made with poly on the swiss lace base. Attach the tapes to the poly, and the full cap
can be removed every night, and positioned again on the head the following day. You will most probably won't need fresh tapes as they
retain their stickiness for up to four days. The tapes stickiness can be reactivated with a bit of glue, applied onto the tape-on-poly.
Different clients choose different areas where they like the poly positioned. But it's usually strips an inch behind the hairline, on the sides,
at a strip at the nape.
THE SWISS LACE BASE:
THE THIN 'SKIN' BASE:
So why do we use the Swiss lace base and why is it so popular?
Basically, a system should be light. It must feel as if it's not even on your head. As if that hair up there is your own. Really your own, as
if it's natural and actually growing out of your scalp.
Before Swiss lace, French lace was used. And as time went by hair wearers realised Swiss was the better lace. Light, durable and it didn't make
your scalp itch. Also, it gives fantastic hairlines.
Swiss lace is used to make both partials and full caps. It's durable on its own, but much strong if there is added poly. Some clients experience
their systems enjoying longer lives due to the poly. As always, poly is an option. Basically, it comes down to the application, whether you're
using tapes or glues.
Essentially, thin 'skin' is just a thinner version of poly. And when we say it's thin, it's very thin. So thin it can tear if the user
is not careful.
The life of a thin skin unit is not as long as Swiss lace, and in some cases thin skin is attached once but for very long periods. Sometimes
up to two months at a time. But once removed it has to be replaced with a new one.
The hairlines on thin skin units aren't as good as those found on Swiss lace systems. With Swiss lace, you can create a highly undectable
natural graduated hairline. With thin skin, the 'join' between the forehead and the unit is more visable.
Also, as a rule thin skin is only used to make partial systems and not full caps. The reason being the skin is so think it would be hard
to apply if it were made into a full cap. Also, tapes aren't used with thin skin, only glues. So basically you can't really remove it
every night like you can do with a Swiss lace system, poly combined.
All in all, about 90% of our clients choose Swiss lace over thin skin. Again, it's your choice. Weigh up the facts and decide.
WE USE REMY HUMAN HAIR:
We use the very best Indian Remy hair for most of our hair systems. However, if you want a platinum blonde hair color, then we use
Malaysia premium hair.
Some clients opt for synthetic hair, and we can supply that, but we always advise using human hair. Why? Because human hair looks better.
It looks more realistic because of course it is natural. Human hair can also be styled better. It can easily be combed back, forward and to the
Remy Hair is considered to be the finest quality of human hair because the cuticles are kept intact and not stripped, like in most other
non-Remy hair extensions. Preserving the hairs' cuticles and aligning them in a unidirectional fashion creates extensions that are completely
natural in appearance.
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