Each hair system has an average lifespan before a replacement is required. It will depend on how well you care and look after your hair system but typically your hair should last around 3-5 months, some clients have made them last a lot longer.
All hair systems will lose hair over time just like normal natural hair that sheds. The hair is ventilated into either a lace or skin base system so hair will shed over a period of time.
We do, of course provide full details of how to look after your hair system including washing, conditioning and the best styling products all of which is covered in your consultation with us.
Is it waterproof?
Yes most definitely! Our hair systems are like having natural hair grown from the roots, you will be able to shower and wash your hair like normal. There are a few techniques we will show you on how to wash and condition your hair.
If you are a regular swimmer that’s fine to, we will advise you on a more regular maintenance program to preserve the life of your hair system. We want to ensure that you can wear your hair system in the most natural way without having any complications, we will ask you a few questions in our consultation session to make sure we advise on how to get the best results.
How should I maintain it?
Looking after your hair system is extremely simple. Regular washing with tepid water is important whenever you notice the hair is dirty. It is also necessary to use conditioner to restore moisture and elasticity of your hair. Air drying is recommended, however in a hurry a warm hair dryer can be used at a distant from the hair system.
Washing your hair system 1-2 times per week, more frequently if doing a lot of sport. There is no need to wash the hair every day when wearing the system. Dry shampoo can be used to refresh the system on a daily basis if needed.
We advise that on average you will need remove the hair system to clean and replace the adhesive bond every 4-6 weeks. If you live a fairly active lifestyle a maintenance session is recommend more frequently.
Maintenance is advised to check and maintain your scalp and to re-attach your system.
We offer a maintenance plan within our salon, which include the removal of your hair system, a full wash & clean followed by your system being re-applied and styled.
Can I go to the gym straight after my hair replacement system is fitted?
No, in order for the system to fully cure, it is best to wait 24-48 hours before sweating profusely. Also it is advised not to shower for the first 24 hours after your system is fitted.
Am I guaranteed 4-6 weeks wear?
Great White by Walker Tape is a strong hold bond which generally last this amount of time, however 4-6 weeks is an approximation of the time the hair system will hold. The duration of wear will depend on how you sweat and correct usage of recommended products.
Not caring for your system or following the aftercare advice given can reduce the wearing time.
Can I swim with my hair system?
Absolutely! The hair systems are made with human hair from a donor (ethically sourced). You treat the hair system with care, just as you would with your own hair. Always wash and condition after swimming in the pool or sea with recommend products.
Would anyone be able to tell I wear a hair system?
No one will know that you are wearing a hair replacement system as they are undetectable. Even close up. Our systems are made with a lace or a skin poly base. Both replicate the scalp and the hair will look as if it is growing from your own scalp.
Can I use gel and other styling products in my hair system?
You can use products which are recommend, this will include hair sprays, gels and mouse. Try not to use products that cause build up or which give high alcohol content.
Are there side effects of wearing a hair system?
No. There are no proven side effects known. The mirco-mesh is full of tiny holes so that the skin can breathe (what specifically makes dermatologists very happy), and the hair system is 100% natural.
Can I change the colour of my hair system?
Our hair systems are made with 100% natural human hair which will allow you to have your system coloured or even highlighted, we would however only recommend that this be conducted within our own salons or by a stylist that is professionally trained in hair replacement systems.
What if my hair is already grey, is it possible to colour my hair then?
If you wish we can order your hair system with a similar percentage of grey hair, this will create the absolute most natural look.
What kind of hairstyles are possible with my hair system?
All kinds of men hair styles are possible, so it is advised to have a good idea of the style you would like and have some pictures where possible to show your stylist.