+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 11 of 11
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2014


    After years of reading posts on various hp forums I do not recall ever reading a post by a male who wears a silk top. Perhaps I was not paying close attention. I suspect silk tops are more commonly worn by women.
    A silk top is a lace hp to which is attached on the scalp side of the lace a piece of silk that presumably matches the color of the wearers scalp. If a color mismatch occurs it likely will look odd.
    The attachment of the silk to the lace is done during the ventilation process. During lace ventilation a ventilating needle passes through the "hole" (interstice) in the lace, under the adjacent lace fiber, up through the adjacent "hole." The barb on the inside of the needle (Korean style or German) catches a strand(s) of looped hair held between the ventilator's forefinger and thumb. The direction is then reversed and finally a knot (single, double or split) is tied. The knot is on the scalp side of the silk. Presumably the silk is opaque thus rendering the knot invisible from the top of the hp.
    However, based on my understanding of the process, the silk is not applied to the edge of the lace at the hairline. I believe the lace ends approximatey 1/2" from the edge. The reason is twofold:
    1. Lace and silk at the hairline forms two layers of thickness. Thin at the hairline is better for undetectibility.
    2. The strand(s) of hair actually hold the silk to the lace. No thread is used. Break the hair or loose the knot and a gap between silk and lace results. Anyone who wears a lace hairpiece with an exposed hairline knows what happens if the lace lifts from the scalp. It becomes very visible. As long as the lace remains "melted" into the tape and/or liquid adhesive it remains invisible..
    If the poster asking about silk tops likes the idea of this type of hp they are readiiy available on domestic hp websites for about $300. Or go to aliexpress (a Chinese version of amazon) and order one at a reduced price. But, if you are buying a hp for the first time, go with lace or uts. Forget silk tops. You are likely searching for a solution to a non existent problem. Do not complicate the process. If you are already a wearer who perceives that they have a problem then give it a try.

Similar Threads

  1. Skin expansion grows new skin and hair in burns victims
    By brunobald in forum Cutting Edge / Future Treatments
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-27-2016, 06:43 PM
  2. Swiss or French Lace
    By pike in forum Non Surgical Hair Replacement
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-26-2011, 03:45 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


hair transplant surgeons

» The Bald Truth

» Recent Threads

Trying to eat healthy all the time.
Today 07:52 PM
Last Post By FlightTL
Today 07:52 PM
thinking of hairtransplant
02-23-2017 10:15 PM
Last Post By DAVE52
Today 05:53 PM
So that is the dead end!??
02-25-2017 08:52 PM
Last Post By darkknight123
Today 04:50 PM
Donor Area Questions post FUE
Yesterday 04:15 PM
by Slappy
Last Post By Slappy
Today 11:58 AM
Hair-loss prevention with Korean Seaweed?
06-22-2012 08:24 PM
by maxhair
Last Post By alexbfr
Today 10:44 AM