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DIY vs. Professional Hair Replacement: Which is Best?

Hair replacement systems provide a solution for individuals dealing with hair loss or thinning. One crucial decision when obtaining a hair replacement system is whether to install it yourself (DIY) or seek professional assistance.

Achieving optimal results with DIY installation requires practice, patience, and attention to detail. If you feel uncertain or uncomfortable with the DIY process, it is recommended to seek assistance from a professional hair technician.

Both approaches have advantages and drawbacks, and understanding them can help individuals make an informed decision. Take a deeper delve into both hair replacement system installation processes through a number of pros and cons.

Applying A Hair Replacement System 

Here is a general overview of the steps involved in the installation of a hair replacement system:

Preparation

  • Gather all the necessary tools and materials for the installation, including an adhesive, a scalp protector, an adhesive remover, scissors, and a comb.
  • Ensure that the scalp and hair replacement system is clean and free of residues or oils that could affect the adhesion.

Positioning

  • Determine the proper placement of the hair replacement system on the scalp. Align it with the natural hairline or desired hair part.
  • Use a marker to mark the boundaries of the hairpiece for reference.

Application of Adhesive

  • Apply a thin layer of any adhesive to the scalp within the marked boundaries using a brush applicator.
  • Allow the adhesive to dry partially until it becomes tacky. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the recommended drying time.

Attachment of Hairpiece

  • Carefully place the hair replacement system onto the adhesive, starting from the front and gradually pressing it down onto the scalp.
  • Use gentle pressure to ensure proper adhesion, smoothing out any air bubbles or wrinkles in the process.
  • Adjust the position of the hair replacement system as needed to achieve the desired alignment and fit.

Trimming and Styling

  • Trim any excess lace or material from the edges of the hairpiece using scissors. Be careful not to cut into the hair fibers.
  • Blend the natural hair with the hairpiece using a comb or styling tool to create a seamless transition.
  • Style the hairpiece according to personal preference to achieve the desired look.

Final Touches

  • Apply a scalp protector around the edges of the hairpiece to enhance adhesion and protect the skin.
  • Clean up any adhesive residue on the scalp or hair replacement system using an adhesive remover or alcohol-based solution.
  • Allow the adhesive to fully set and dry before engaging in any activities that may disrupt the adhesion.

DIY Installation

Styling Your Hair System

Styling Your Hair System

This male baldness cure involves a DIY installation for a hair replacement system. The process involves attaching the hairpiece or wig onto the scalp without the assistance of a professional hair technician.

Pros

  • Cost-Effective

DIY installation often proves more budget-friendly compared to professional services. 

By avoiding salon fees or consultation charges, individuals can save a significant amount of money.

  • Convenience

DIY kits are readily available online and in stores, allowing individuals to conveniently purchase them without scheduling appointments or waiting for consultations.

  • Learning Experience

Installing a hair replacement system yourself can be a learning experience. 

Individuals become better acquainted with the process and proficient at handling their hair replacement systems over time.

Cons

  • Skill Requirement

DIY installation demands a certain level of skill and practice. 

Without proper knowledge, individuals may struggle to achieve satisfactory results, leading to frustration and dissatisfaction.

  • Risk of Errors

Inexperienced individuals may encounter difficulties during the installation process, such as improper alignment, adhesive mishaps, or damage to the hair system. 

These errors can impact the hair system’s appearance and longevity.

  • Limited Support

DIY installation lacks the guidance and support offered by experienced professionals. 

In case of challenges or uncertainties, individuals may have to depend on online tutorials or forums for assistance, which may not always provide adequate solutions.

Professional Installation

Hair System Adhesives

Hair System Adhesives

Skilled and experienced hair technicians or stylists attach and style the hairpiece or wig onto the client’s scalp during professional installation for hair replacement systems. 

These hair replacement services encompass all regular steps and more, including conducting a consultation with a professional beforehand and scheduling regular maintenance appointments after application.

Pros

  • Expertise

Professional hair technicians possess the necessary skills and expertise to ensure precise and effective installation. 

They can assess the individual’s needs, recommend suitable products, and execute the installation with precision.

  • Customization

Professionals can tailor the hair replacement system to meet the requirements and preferences of the individual

They help select the appropriate hair color and texture and ensure proper fit and style, offering personalized solutions.

  • Quality Assurance

Professional installation guarantees high-quality results and minimizes the risk of errors or complications.

Skilled technicians use premium products and techniques to achieve natural-looking and long-lasting outcomes.

  • Support and Maintenance

Salons often provide ongoing support and maintenance services for hair replacement systems. 

They offer regular adjustments, cleaning, and styling assistance, ensuring that the hair system remains in optimal condition.

Cons

  • Cost 

Professional installations typically have a higher cost than DIY methods. 

Individuals may need to allocate a larger budget for salon fees, consultations, and maintenance services.

  • Scheduling Constraints 

The process of booking appointments at a salon may require individuals to coordinate with the technician’s availability. 

This may be inconvenient for some individuals with busy schedules.

  • Dependency

Relying on professional services for installation and maintenance means individuals may become dependent on salon visits to manage their hair replacement systems. This may not be feasible for everyone in the long term.

Both DIY and professional installation approaches offer distinct advantages and disadvantages for hair replacement system wearers. Ultimately, the choice between DIY and professional installation depends on individual preferences, budget, and comfort level with handling hair systems.

Regardless of the approach chosen, ensuring the longevity and natural appearance of the hair system requires proper care and maintenance. Hairskeen offers aftercare for their hair replacement systems that are guaranteed to keep them looking healthy.

Hairskeen and their range of products are sure to amaze you and convince you to invest in a hair system for your hair. Embrace yourself and gain back your confidence with Hairskeen’s affordable yet quality products today!