A thinning hairline and hair loss can cause psychological distress and lead to low self-esteem and confidence. While hair regeneration and hair transplants can be expensive, hair wigs and toupees for men can work wonders.
When it comes to buying a hair wig, the process can be very overwhelming for some men. You might find yourself confused between hairstyles, hair type, color, and the hair system. This article will help you find out the difference between the thin skin hair system and the lace hair system.
Both lace and thin skin hair systems are great for covering baldness and ‘melt into your skin’ like it’s your natural hair. Because the hair systems are comprised of different materials and base parts, they offer a different experience and feel. The hair system is the base of the wig that touches your scalp so you’d want to consider a hair system that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Both hair systems have their significance and are great options for balding men. However, it is necessary to understand the difference between the two before you make a buying decision.
If you are also dealing with hair loss and cannot compromise on looking great, here is all you need to know about hair systems.
A thin skin hair system is one of the most popular types of non-surgical hair replacement for its comfortability and security. The thin skin hairpiece is a solid but thin skin-like material made of polyurethane. It is very similar to the material of the contact lens that is comfortable yet solid and non-porous.
A thin skin hairpiece is therefore resistant to water, sweat, and air. Wearing a thin skin hair toupee means that sweat on your scalp won’t penetrate the hairpiece and the air or dust won’t touch the skin of your scalp while wearing a thin skin toupee.
The thin skin toupee has a smooth surface and it doesn’t make you feel irritated or itchy. Additionally, a thin skin hair system or ultra-thin skin hair system is lightweight and molds to the shape of your scalp. A thin skin hairpiece can look natural as it blends into your natural hair and has a very natural hairline.
Typically, the thin skin hair systems can stay on your head for up to 2-3 weeks and last 6 months to one year with proper care and cleaning.
The lace hair system is for people living an active lifestyle. Because the lace hair system lets in air, light, and even sweat, they are considered more breathable. The handmade hair strands are tied together with the base of the multifilament synthetic thread. The fine lace base is very flexible and is often undetectable.
People who exercise a lot choose to wear lace hair system wigs that don’t cause discomfort from sweating below the hair toupee. The sweat dries off eventually as air penetrates through the lace hair system’s fabric to the scalp.
The soft non-surgical hair replacement option can be perfect for individuals who have dandruff or sensitive skin. It also allows you to rinse the scalp while the wig is on. You don’t have to remove it to let your scalp get air and chances of bacterial or fungal growth are very low. However, the lace front wigs can be expensive and may not work for some individuals who prefer durable and secure hair wigs or toupees.
The finely knitted piece of mesh fabric is a great hair replacement option that can give you a very natural appearance. Usually, the thin skin system that is ventilation type has a life span of around two months.
The lace hair system is also very flexible and is further divided into two major types of lace hair systems: the Swiss lace system and the French lace system. There is also a third type called the Hollywood lace hair system.
Swiss Lace Hair System
Swiss lace is a very thin and fine material that offers a very natural hairline experience. It is less visible than a French lace and should be handled with care as it may tear while ripping or applying onto the skin. It cannot bear heavy hair density therefore they are usually medium density or light density wigs preferred by men above the age of 40. THE Swiss lace hair toupees are extremely fragile and last only up to 2 months even with proper care. Its application can also be time-taking and requires great care.
French Lace Hair System
French lace is stronger than Swiss lace, however, it is a fairly thin lace material that blends into your hairline. It is often recommended for first-time wig buyers because it has the right strength and the right durability for beginners.
Although both Swiss lace and French lace are said to be virtually invisible on the scalp, in terms of strength and thickness, French lace is more visible. French lace can bear a medium or slightly thicker hair density but again it may also tear easily. The French lace hair systems last for 4-6 months and if cared for properly, they can last up to 8-10 months. French lace hair systems are bought more frequently as compared to Swiss lace as they are more durable and long-lasting.
Hollywood Lace Hair System
Hollywood hair system is a new addition to lace hairpieces for men. The hairpieces are made of a top-quality lace base that has hair tied by hand inside it. It is flexible and soft; therefore, it adjusts to the shape of your scalp. The hairpiece allows men to part hair in any direction and lets men try more diverse styling options. It can give men a natural hairline and is also quite easy to attach and remove. For men who want to enjoy a soft, breathable, and long-lasting hair system, should choose a Hollywood lace hair system.
Hair System Care
Whichever hair system you choose, it is important to care for the hair system properly. Proper care can prolong the life of your hair system and keep it as good as new. Here are some important hair system maintenance tips that you should keep in mind:
- Wash the hair system twice or thrice a week to avoid damage from dirt, dust, or sweat. After washing, pat dry the hair system as rubbing can cause tearing or hair loss.
- If possible, style the wig without the use of heat and chemical-containing products.
- Use a wide-angled comb to gently detangle the strands of hair when styling hair.
- Only use products that are recommended by your stylist or the hair system company.
- Deep conditioning treatments and oiling of the hairpiece recommended by experts can help elongate their life and keep them looking soft and silky.
- Avoid exposing hair to harsh chemicals and bad weather conditions. For instance, avoid leaving the hair toupee in strong sunlight for hours.