It’s impossible to deny that hair loss is a struggle. It’s not uncommon for hair loss to occur suddenly and unexpectedly – catching you completely off guard. Men may lose strands of hair as early as 18 years old, while others may lose them later in life or never lose them at all.
Hair plays a key role in defining our individuality and can have a dramatic impact on our self-esteem. Anxiety, stress, and a lack of confidence have also been linked to hair loss.
What are the solutions to these problems?
Nowadays, hair replacement for men is an incredibly straightforward and straightforward procedure that can be easily fitted into any daily routine.
We’re going to be covering everything you need to know about what’s involved in men’s hair replacement systems, custom hair pieces, toupees for men, as well as the difference between Swiss lace and French lace.
Custom hairpieces: what are they?
Your men’s hair replacement system can be customized to fit your unique style and daily routine with custom hairpieces.
They offer the most discreet and natural-looking hair replacement solutions available on the market today.
As long as the hairpiece is made of high-quality materials, is manufactured in a precise manner, and is manufactured according to exact measurements, it will almost be impossible for you to tell it apart from someone’s natural hair.
Unlike wigs that look and feel artificial, custom hairpieces can be made to match the color and texture of your natural hair. They will look and feel just like your natural hair. Your regular professional hairstylist can then easily style it for you to recreate your favorite hairstyle.
Two different types of custom hairpieces are available for men
Full head – For severely thinning hair
Top-of-head – For hair loss where the crown section of the head is affected
How can you choose a hairpiece that meets your individual requirements, now that you know the key features of custom hairpieces for men?
When you’re making that important decision about a custom hairpiece, here’s a handy checklist to keep in mind:
- Material for the base
- How to attach a document
- Population density
- The type of hair
- Gray & highlights in hair color
It’s important to accurately measure your head before you choose the details of your custom hairpiece. This will allow the manufacturer to build you the best system to fit your individual needs.
Bases for custom hairpieces
Skin grafts or breathable mesh bases are the two options for bases.
In skin grafts, a layer of silicone is placed over the area to be grafted, which is then covered with either hand-tied or injected hair. Depending on the type and thickness of the ‘skin’, it can be very thin and delicate (usually bonded to the head), or it can be medium thick and able to accommodate denser hair strands and be either taped or bonded to the skin.
The following meshes are breathable:
- Fine mono mesh – A durable base that can be glued or taped on to hairline materials, the FMM is the standard hair system with which most men begin their hair system use. In general, it’s best to use a hair density that is medium or light – anything less can make the FMM visible to others.
- French lace – This base is made of one layer of breathable material that is ultra-versatile and can be used at the hairline as well as in the rest of the base. From extra light to medium densities, it can be used.
- Swiss lace – This is an ultra-thin and much less obvious base.
Methods of attachment
The attachment method you choose to use will depend on the length of time you intend to wear your hair replacement system before removing it.
The following options are available to you:
- Tape for daily use – Available in different forms, such as pre-cut contours and rolls of varying widths. Depending on the quality of the hairpiece tape, can hold a hairpiece for a few days.
- Bonding tape – Also known as Geobond. Works for most men for 1 to 3 weeks.
- The polymer-based adhesive – PolyFuse is commonly used as perimeter bonding adhesives. This product consists of using red liner sensi-tak tape with an adhesive and red liner sensi-tak tape.
The full head bonding adhesive – this is a medical-grade adhesive that is applied to the scalp like a second layer of skin for a period of 2-4 weeks to ensure the hair replacement system is permanently attached.