How much of a daily hassle is a Hair System?
Im thinking about getting one.
Google it...I haven't heard of anyone actually getting one on this forum, lot of talk, but never seen any posts or pictures of actual hair systems here.
Originally Posted by Westonci
I do know the technology is much better now than ever...but there is a lot of reoccurring costs involved.
Ill let you know, im a few weeks away from one
Yeah let me know, I just ordered a partial piece for the temples. Won't be getting it for another 6 weeks though
There is no way for anyone to know if wearing will be a "daily hassle." I have been wearing for years. I have no daily hassles. I attach and I am good for at least 3 weeks....more commonly 4 weeks. I post a reminder on a calendar that reminds me when I am approaching 4 weeks. Otherwise, I would not have a clue.
Everyone is different. Read some of the posts on hairloss forums devoted exclusively to hairsystems. Some wearers are in crisis every day. The majority of "wearers" go through life with little or no issues. I suspect most never even read this or other forums related to hair systems. They wear with few if any issues.
Hairsystems are very inexpensive. Do not get suckered into buying one from one of the vendors selling overpriced systems with extended contracts. Virtually all systems today come from China. The only difference is the price charged by the "salon" versus the internet retailer.
A learning curve exists in the beginning for a new wearer. But it should be a short curve. Good luck.
Have you ever tried a front partial piece? Any success with those or do you use a full piece?
I wear a "topper" as opposed to a partial or a "full cap." I have made a partial that I spliced into the front of an existing topper that needed repair. Recently I made a partial for the back of a topper because I wanted to extend the length (front to back) of the hairpiece. I learned to ventilate several years ago because I wanted to keep my pieces looking fresh. Over time (actually a fairly short time) a hairpiece looses hair. The loss of hair becomes more noticeable at the hairline. Ventilation solves this issue quite easily. I also fill in hair loss on top, the sides and the back as necessary.
Originally Posted by Jrw651
In your post you do not mention the size of your partial. I am assuming it is a partial intended to fill in hair at the hairline. If so it probably spans the hairline from temple to temple and is perhaps somewhere between a 1/2" to 1 1/2" at its deepest point. Conceivably it could be greater than 1 1/2" depending on your particular situation. As long as it is attached securely with an adhesive and/or tape combination that works you should not need to be concerned about lift. Also the density, color and blend (how the hair on the partial blends into your real hair) is particularly important for a natural result.
Take a look at the template I had made for the partial in the front... I can cover the back well with concealers... Just want bring the front forward, its about 1 1/2'' I just sent in hair samples for them to match color... I choose light density. with a curvy wave...
Hopefully this partial blends in and lasts through 6+ months through the summer. Should be receiving it in early April. When and if I lose enough hair to shave the top off for a topper than I will consider it... If this could work the rest of the year and restore my confidence that would be amazing.
I choose not to fill the temples in for a more natural look.
Anyways check the specs I sent in below..
1. Base - all Swiss lace-
2. Density - light on the hairline,
3. Color- Match hair sample
4. Length -4"
5. Curl- 3.2cm
6. Free style on the hairline
7. Bleached knots
How do you ventilate the piece? Anyways, thanks for the advice, its very helpful and its great to hear this from someone with the experience. Appreciate it lvlace.
Also, what online company did you order your system from?
I will respond in reverse order to your comments...
Originally Posted by Jrw651
1. Online companies. I have only ordered from a couple online companies. And I have ordered directly from Chinese factories. Since you are new to hair pieces, ordering directly from China is not advisable. Only go direct when you really know what you are doing. I can suggest some of the more common online companies that have good reputations. I do want to issue a disclaimer that I have NO affiliation with any of these companies. I am not in the hair piece business. If the moderator of this forum wishes to delete these companies please do so if I am violating any forum rules. However, some of these companies are mentioned in other posts on this forum.
Here is a list (by no means complete) in alphabetical order:
All have good reputations. Also keep in mind that at some time any or all of them may have used the same Chinese factory (factories). Wage rates in China are escalating rapidly. It is my understanding that some factories are now "outsourcing" production to what we call in the USA "independent contractors." The IC's may be in other Asian countries. If IC's are in fact now being used then it could become increasingly difficult to expect consistency from order to order with any company. Complaints of this type are now quite common.
2. Ventilation.....do an internet search for "hair ventilation." Lot's of links. Better yet, go to youtube and do the same search. Hours of videos.
3. Your specs are probably just fine. I like French lace over Swiss because it is more durable. Swiss is lighter and will work fine. The other specs should work fine. A 4" hair length will probably be cut to a shorter length that works for your situation. Remember that hair on a hairpiece does not grow back. If you cut it too short you are stuck with it.
4. I looked at your pictures. As long as the hair is cut correctly I see no reason why it will not work. Light density varies by supplier. There is no standard. Since your real hair is thinning it should be OK.
Attachment will be your first obstacle to overcome assuming that all the other variables are satisfactory. Be patient with the process. If you encounter a problem, step back, analyze, and come up with a solution. It is only difficult if you create difficulties.
hey bro lwlace do you mind sharing your email so i can have a chat about pieces with you? need some guidance, if you dont mind ofcourse,
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