Hair Replacement Systems Guide

Types of Hair Replacement Systems

  • Toupees are small hairpieces that cover the crown and top of the head, where men lose hair most frequently. They are traditionally worn by men. After being custom-fitted and matched to the wearer’s hair or style, they look natural and blend in. Toupees are secured with clips, tape, or glue for daily wear.
men toupees
men toupees
  • Wigs cover the scalp and are available for men and women. They are available in many styles, colours, lengths, and materials, including human hair and synthetic fibres. Wigs are popular for people who have lost all their hair or want to change their hairstyle without cutting their hair. Modern wigs are comfortable and realistic, with lace fronts and monofilament bases that match hair growth.
Silk Top Wigs
Silk Top Wigs
  • Hair toppers, also called wiglets or top pieces, are for partial hair loss. They add volume and coverage to problem areas like the crown, parting, and temples. Toppers boost confidence without a wig for women with thinning hair. These clips blend seamlessly with the wearer’s hair for a subtle enhancement.
Fine Mono Hair Base Design For Men Hair
Fine Mono Hair Base Design For Men Hair
  • Hair systems, also known as hair replacement systems, are custom-made pieces designed to cover larger areas of hair loss. These systems match the wearer’s scalp, hair colour, texture, and density for a realistic, semi-permanent solution that can be bonded for weeks.
  • Integration systems pull the wearer’s hair through a mesh base and blend it with the hairpiece to create a fuller look. Since the individual’s hair is key to the look, this method provides volume and coverage while looking natural.

How to choose the material for the hair repalcement systems?

Choosing between human hair and synthetic fibres is crucial when choosing a hair replacement system. Both options have pros and cons depending on appearance, maintenance, durability, and cost. Understanding these differences can help you choose based on your lifestyle, budget, and aesthetic preferences.

human hair vs synthetic hair
human hair vs synthetic hair

Human Hair:

Pros: – Natural Appearance: Human hair provides a most natural appearance and feel. Like your hair, it moves freely and can be styled.
Versatility: Heat tools can be used to cut, colour, and style it, giving you more control over your appearance.
Variety of texture: The variety of textures in human hair makes it easier to match your natural hair.

Cons: – Maintenance: – Needs regular shampooing, conditioning, and styling, similar to natural hair.
Due to its natural and versatile qualities, it costs more upfront than synthetic options.
Human hair lasts longer than synthetic fibres when properly cared for, but heat and chemicals can degrade it.

Synthetic fibres:

The pros of synthetic wigs and hairpieces include ease of care and less maintenance. Many pre-styled items retain their shape after washing.
Less expensive than human hair, making it more affordable for many.
Colour Retention: Synthetic fibres don’t fade after washing.

The downsides include styling limitations. Use of heat styling tools is limited by synthetic fibre damage. Heat-friendly synthetic hair may not be as versatile as human hair.
Less Natural: Good synthetic hair looks natural, but it lacks texture and movement.
– Durability: The average lifespan of synthetic hair is 4-6 months with daily use, as it can become frizzy or lose shape.

Based on Lifestyle, Budget, and Aesthetics:

– Lifestyle: Consider your hair maintenance time commitment. Synthetic may be best for low-maintenance. Human hair suits those who like to style and change their look.
The budget: If price is a concern, synthetic hair is an option. Due to its durability and versatility, human hair may be cheaper over time.
Human hair offers the most natural look and style customisation. Synthetic hair has a realistic appearance and is improving.


How to choose the suitalbe size for the hair repalcement systems?

  •  Scalp Measurement: Finding a perfect hairpiece requires accurate measurements. Measure the hairpiece’s placement with a cloth tape. Measure hair loss area length and width for toupees and toppers. To fit wigs, measure your head from the front hairline, behind your ear, to the nape of your neck, and back. Sizing accuracy is improved by measuring ear to ear over the top of your head and forehead to nape.
Scalp Measurement
Scalp Measurement
  • Base Type Selection: The base material affects hairpiece fit and feel. Lace, monofilament, silicone, and skin-like polymers are options. Silicone and polymer bases grip the scalp, while lace and monofilament bases provide breathability and a more natural appearance.
Base Type Selection
Base Type Selection
  • Size Selection: Small, average, and large hair replacement systems exist. To find the best fit, compare your measurements to the manufacturer’s sizing chart. Many systems can be adjusted for a tighter fit, so choose the larger size for comfort if your measurements are between sizes.
  • Consider Customisation: Consider custom hairpieces for those who can’t find the right fit or want something tailored. Although more expensive, custom pieces are made to your exact measurements and specifications for a perfect fit and natural appearance.
  • Adjustment Features: To get a better fit, choose toupees, wigs, or toppers with straps or clips. These adjustments can accommodate slight head size or shape changes.

Hair replacement systems FAQs

Hair replacement systems are non-surgical solutions designed to cover areas of hair loss or thinning. They include wigs, toupees, and toppers, made from human hair, synthetic fibers, or a blend of both, offering a natural-looking appearance and restoring confidence.

The choice depends on your lifestyle, budget, and preference for maintenance. Human hair offers a more natural look and styling versatility but requires more care and is pricier. Synthetic hair is cost-effective, low maintenance, and retains its style longer but offers less styling flexibility.

Yes, with advancements in technology and craftsmanship, hair replacement systems can look incredibly natural. Choosing the right color, density, and texture, along with professional customization and fitting, ensures that your hairpiece blends seamlessly with your existing hair.

The lifespan varies based on the material, maintenance, and frequency of wear. Typically, human hair systems last 6-12 months, while high-quality synthetic systems can last 4-6 months with proper care.

Yes, but it depends on the type of attachment used. Some systems offer waterproof adhesives or secure clips that allow for swimming and vigorous activities. However, frequent exposure to chlorine and sweat may require more frequent maintenance.

For human hair, use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, and avoid high heat when styling. For synthetic hair, use products specifically designed for synthetic fibers. Regular cleaning, conditioning, and proper storage will extend the life of your hairpiece.

It’s possible, especially with certain secure attachment methods, but it’s not recommended as it can shorten the lifespan of the hairpiece due to tangling and matting. Removing and properly storing your hairpiece at night is advisable.

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