Is A Hair Replacement System Just A New Term For A Wig
The question is often asked whether or not a wig and a hair replacement system are simply the same thing. Without answering with a lengthy explanation as to why hair systems are not just wigs, here’s a simple breakdown of the terminology that is commonly used by hair replacement providers to explain what the device is that conceals baldness.
The common term “hair replacement system” originated decades ago in traditional hair clubs and hair studios that branded themselves as offering a “revolutionary” solution for hair loss in order to rival the old and outdated wig. The newfound system was a process that included several steps involving: the preparation of the scalp, a fitting of the hair system, and a session of styling and maintaining. The whole system and process was geared towards maintaining the appearance of a head of hair on an individual. Since then, the term has remained very common in the world of men’s hair loss solutions and women’s hair loss solutions.
Multiple organizations and companies promote products like these using a wide variety of different names. Some are pseudo-scientific terms, some terms include a great deal of very technical and intricate descriptions, but at the end of the day the products being used are the same but with varying levels of quality.
What Is A Hair Replacement System Exactly
Despite the fact that there is a great deal of 1990s’ marketing blather out there, a hair system can be simply described. The system is made by hand weaving human or synthetic hair onto a material base comprised of a monofilament, lace or ultra-thin “skin” membrane. The new base is then secured on an individual’s head by using a preferred method of attachment such as a tape or skin-friendly adhesive. After the system is attached, it is then cut and blended making it completely undetectable. That is the goal of a hair replacement system. As it is with any product that is handcrafted, the quality will vary. Some systems will be very poor, some average, and some that are incredible.
In order to assure that you attain an incredible system, you need to take the following steps:
- Make sure that you order the correct size to fit your head
- Be sure to order the correct color in order to guarantee the perfect match with any hair that still exists.
- Select a hair density that is suitable for your age, for example, ordering a system that is too thick is definitely one of the biggest mistakes that is made by customers.
- Position the hair system appropriately on the forehead – the system must always sit exactly where your natural hairline used to be.
- Definitely order a hairline that is graduated/transitional because no one’s front hairline forms a perfectly straight line.
- Make note of the fact that hairlines are always irregular, so your hair replacement provider shouldn’t make your hairline similar to that of a cartoon character.
If you don’t take the time to carefully follow these basic guidelines, your new hair replacement system will in fact look like a wig and not like natural hair achieved by the new modern and evolved equivalent. The wig is simply an old, off the shelf, cookie-cutter, one size fits all solution. In order to conceal the heavy base material and visible knots commonly used with wigs, they come off with a bulky appearance. This differs greatly from the hair replacement system, which uses materials that are fully breathable and have featherweight qualities and best of all that are barely visible to the naked eye because it’s constructed by using a template of your actual head. The knots that are used in the hair replacement system should be invisible. We use singular knotting, which means that every individual hair strand is carefully woven onto the chosen base material, which is very different from the standard multi-knotting procedure where three or more strands of hair are woven at the same time creating a larger, more visible knot.
You can now see that a hair replacement system is not just a simple wig. They both intend to serve a similar purpose, but in the end they are miles apart with their results.