The best hair styles, for great hair systems!
What an amazing experience it is when any customer having suffered long-term trouble of hair loss uses a great hair system for the very first time. Looking into the mirror, handsome face, shining hair, it brings a tear to one’s eyes while confidence slowly emerges again.
This is the reason at Bono Hair we love what we do.
A usual scene every end-user may once face when he first put on a quality hair replacement system is that he may wait to choose a cool hairstyle for himself. “I want this; I want that.” However, wait, and consult a professional first, because every hair system has it’s some limits that not all hairstyles fit it.
Different base size, different base materials, and different ventilation methods could all impact, to some extent, the final set of hairstyles chosen.
For stock hair units, the standard sizes include width 6 inches x length 8 inches, 6″ x9″, 7″ x9″, 7″ x10″, 8″ x10″. These sizes fit those who still have their own hair on temples, sides, and back, only having hair loss on the top of the head.
On this occasion, hairstyles are not that limited. For example, high skin fade or short sides are ok, because, the short hair on the sides and back would be the user’s original hair, no worries to expose the base and knots. The only point that we want you to take note of is that the hair length around the perimeter of the toupee should be a little longer to cover the connection between the real hair and base material.
Oversize larger than 8″x10″ or full wig means the end-users have no hair on temples, sides and back area. The hairstyle of short hair length may lead in these cases that the base material and knots are detected. So, we suggest hairstyle of a little longer hair length for both over-size toupee and full wig. High skin fade and short sides are fresh but do not fit.
There are different base design, and some consist of the original base material, such as full thin skin / full lace, some consist of different base materials as a combination, using their respective advantage.
The base at times is divided into three parts, front, top & crown, and sides & back. Whichever the clients have chosen, a stock toupee or a custom made hair unit, it needs to check the three parts mentioned above to decide what hairstyle works.
The standard material used in the front area is as follows.
- Thin Skin (0.03mm/0.06mm/0.08mm)
- French Lace / Swiss lace
- Folded Lace (Double layers)
- Clear PU/POLY (0.14~0.16mm)
- Skin with Gauze
Thin Skin, French Lace is the ideal base material for the front hairline. They are thin, undetectable, no knots or invisible knots by bleaching, and other special processes. These characters mean you could get a natural hairline, undetectable even exposing the front hairline. Brushback hairstyle would get a good appearance on these base materials.
Other materials are used in the front area, such as folded Lace, clear PU, skin with gauze, etc. to increase lifespan. These materials are a little thicker, not as invisible as thin skin / French Lace when you brush back the hair and expose the front hairline. For custom made hair replacement, we could apply Under hair to cover the edge. However, still, maybe the hairstyle like the picture on the right would be better than brush back for the thicker front material.
Top & Crown
Thin skin, Lace, monofilament are the common base materials for the middle area, top, and crown. The influence of base material on the hairstyle is comparatively small for this area. There are two reasons. First, it won’t cause much attention as front hairline during a face-to-face occasion. Second, whatever the hair direction is, the strand of hair would cover the base and neighboring hair knots, unless the hair is cut too short.
There is only one point needs to be understood. If the clients want a part hairstyle, the base and knots, which are exposed, ask for transparent base material, such as clear thin skin, Lace or mono dyed to the scalp colour of the end-users. Here we recommend you a solution for the part hairstyle, Injected Lace.
The base material used in Injected Lace consists of at least two layers. The fiber of the top layer is thin, and the fiber density is significant, due to which it is smooth like silk. Looking at the picture attached above, it is very natural and invisible — a fantastic solution for a part hairstyle.
Sides & Back
The standard material used on the sides & back is as follows.
●Thin Skin for Full Skin Units
●Lace for Full Lace Units
●Clear PU/Poly (0.14~0.16mm)
●Skin with Gauze (3 layers, PU+gauze+PU)
●PU Coating (4 layers, PU+gauze+net+PU)
Sides and back are a graduated area, I mean, a connection between the hair system and our scalp. Hair is needed to cover the edge of the toupee, especially for the comparatively thicker edge, such as Skin with Gauze and PU Coating.
The thick base material applied on sides and back area is for added durability. The thicker, the more possible to be detected. So a little longer hair length would fit this thick edge better, more comfortable to cover it, making it hidden and invisible.
Different ventilation methods used for a different purpose. Some are for a natural effect, such as V-looped, Injected Skin/Lace, and some are for steady knots, such as double-split knot. Different ventilation methods have different performance on hair directions, which directly impacts the final hairstyle.
V-looped has not knots on skin base, yet, the strands of hair are not in one direction just like the above picture shows. As a result, long hair length is better for the skin base in V-looped. If the clients choose a short-hair-length hairstyle, the hair direction may appear disordered.
Different from Lifted Injection, the most common Injection on skin base is the one applied in an acute angle so that to leave longer hair root for sealing. Due to the acute angle and the same hair direction, Injected Skin appears good flat effect.
Even if the hair is cut to 1~2cm, it is flat enough to cover the neighboring hair root, wonderful undetectability. So short and flat hairstyle fits this ventilation method better.
A complicated way of knotting. Besides the perfect natural effect, another benefit is the lifted hair direction, which makes it possible to comb the hair to any direction, whatever to the right, to the left or combing back. It fit almost all hairstyles.
The above writing is from the viewpoint of a great hair system to see what kind of hairstyles is limited or fit better. Inversely, now let us talk about it directly from the hairstyle so that to see what should be understood when choosing a great stock hair replacement system or ordering the best custom toupee.
Examples of exposed front hairline Parting area and short hair length around temples, sides, and back is shown below. These are the three main parts of a hairstyle that may tell a hair system existing.
Brushback has an exposed front hairline, which asks for invisible knots and undetectable base material. Both thin skin with V-looped (no knots) and Lace with bleached knots is the right choice. Avoid thick edges, such as skin with gauze or double layers of Lace.
The exposed part area should have invisible knots and base material, like the front hairline. A thin transparent skin or thin skin dyed to the scalp colour would be good, plus no-knots V-looped ventilation method.
Again, Injected Lace is the best solution we recommend for the part hairstyle of the best toupees in the world.
The short hair length on temples, sides, and back
The short hair length increases the possibility to expose the base and knots. So we suggest short hair length within 1~2cm only applied on the client’s hair.
In other words, if the end-users have no his/her hair on temples, sides and back, a little longer hair length is suggested to cover the edge of the hair system and avoid being detected. After all, privacy is more important than a fresh hairstyle.
Understanding the process and journey that has led the end user to wear a hair system is important. This brings light to you and us as the supplier that privacy and discretion is key.
A great hairstyle not only takes into consideration the wearers facial features and preferences, but even more importantly take into consideration the ventilation method, hair length & area of hair loss located on the users’ head.
A quick review of what has been covered, the hair length around the perimeter of the toupee should be a little longer to cover the connection area, if the client is looking for a parting hairstyle, the base and knots will likely be exposed, so use of the ultra-thin skin bases would be recommended. If lace or mono is used these materials should be dyed to the same colour of the scalp
We hope this blog post gave you a good insight and understanding into what it takes to make the most out of a great hair system by choosing the right hair style.
By Bono Hair, China’s No. 1 Toupee Manufacturer.