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The Complete Guide to Hair Systems | Hair Loss Systems 101

Hair Systems 101: The Complete Guide to Hair Loss Systems

Hair systems have evolved significantly from the basic wigs and toupees of the past. Modern technology has made them sophisticated, offering a natural look and boosting confidence for those with hair loss. This guide covers the essentials of hair systems, how they work, and tips for choosing the right one.

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Understanding Hair Loss

Hair loss affects millions globally and can have significant psychological impacts. Causes include genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions, and lifestyle factors. Understanding these helps in choosing the right hair loss system.

Types of Hair Loss: What’s the Difference?

Androgenetic Alopecia (Male/Female Pattern Baldness)

Androgenetic alopecia, or pattern baldness, is the most common hair loss. Men usually see a receding hairline and thinning at the crown, while women experience overall scalp thinning. This condition is genetic and influenced by hormones, particularly dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which affects the hair follicles.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder causing sudden, patchy hair loss as the immune system attacks hair follicles. The cause is unknown but involves genetics and environment. Hair often falls out in small patches and can regrow, but may recur or progress to more extensive hair loss.

Telogen Effluvium

Telogen effluvium is temporary hair loss where many hair follicles enter the resting phase too soon, causing widespread thinning. It’s often triggered by stress, illness, hormonal changes, or poor nutrition. Hair usually regrows once the cause is fixed.

Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss

Chemotherapy drugs target rapidly dividing cells, including those in hair follicles, leading to hair loss all over the body. Hair loss begins within weeks of starting treatment and can vary in severity. Hair usually starts to regrow a few months after chemotherapy ends.

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What Are Hair Systems?

Hair systems are non-surgical solutions designed to cover areas of hair loss. They consist of a base that mimics the scalp, with hair strands attached to it, providing a natural look and feel. Hair systems offer a customizable and immediate solution for those looking to manage hair loss without surgery.

Types of Hair Systems

Hair systems range from stock options to custom-made pieces. Stock hair systems are pre-made and can be quickly adjusted to fit, suiting 90% of people with hair loss. Custom-made systems are designed for those needing specific base sizes, hair color, density, or who have larger areas to cover.

How Do Hair Systems Work?

Components of a Hair System

A hair system consists of a base and hair strands. The base can be made from lace, polyurethane (PU), or monofilament, each providing unique benefits for comfort and appearance. Hairskeen hair systems use human hair combined with synthetic grey hair.

Attachment Methods

Hairskeen hair systems offer attachment options using either liquid adhesive or tape adhesive, both ensuring a secure fit. Selecting the appropriate bonding method depends on factors like the chosen system, its base, lifestyle, and personal preference.

Tips for Choosing the Right Hair Systemhair systems

  • Assess Your Needs: Consider your lifestyle, hair density preference, and desired look.
  • Professional Consultation: A Hairskeen Certified will help you find the perfect match in color, texture, and fit.
  • Base Material: Choose a base material that suits your lifestyle and comfort needs.
  • Color and Texture: Ensure the hair system matches your natural hair color and texture.

For more details, review our complete hair system buying guide.

FAQs About Hair Systems (FAQ)

Are hair systems uncomfortable?

No, modern hair systems are lightweight and breathable. Proper fitting and attachment methods prevent discomfort and irritation.

How long do hair systems last?

Hair systems typically last between 2 to 4 months, depending on the system base and maintenance routine. Regular care can extend their lifespan.

How much do hair systems cost?

The cost of hair replacement varies based on the system type, durability, maintenance frequency, and service location. Consider the long-term costs of maintenance and replacements. 

Do hair systems require surgery?

No, hair systems are a non-surgical solution, involving liquid adhesives or tapes to firmly attach to the scalp.

Are hair systems high maintenance?

For a lasting and natural look, hair systems need a monthly maintenance appointment with your professional for cleaning and reapplication, along with a simple maintenance routine at home. It’s easy to manage and follow.

Wrapping Up: Hair Systems Are A Great Solution

Hairskeen hair systems offer a versatile, non-surgical option for managing hair loss. They provide a natural look, boost confidence, and are customizable to fit individual needs. For personalized advice, contact us to find a Hairskeen Certified Professional near you.

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