Hair Replacement Glossary and Terms

  Hair Systems to Reduce the Presence of 
Male Pattern Baldness, Female Hair Loss, and Thinning Hair

Custom - A custom made hair replacement system is made by taking an exact mold of the scalp to conform to your facial features and contours. Once done matching snippets of your hair are used to duplicate the color and texture of the existing hair. Since these systems are made to create the most invisible and non-detectable of results they usually take 6-8 weeks to create. Only the highest quality materials are used in the construction of these hair systems to create the most visually appealing results.

Stock - Stock hair replacement hair systems are created by using an existing mold that nearest matches the existing color and texture of the client's scalp. Dependent on the quality of materials used these systems can be tailored to meet the clients budget.

Skin - Skin systems or non-surgical hair graft replacement utilizes a foundation that replicates the client's skin in appearance and texture. They are invisible to even the most discerning eye. With these systems strands of hair are attached one at a time to give the appearance the hair is growing right out of the existing scalp. Remarkable in quality these systems incorporate the newest of technologies.

Integrated - Integrated hair replacement systems utilize a fine mesh with different size openings to accommodate the existing hair. The hair is them pulled through the mesh thus integrating with the system hair to produce a fantastic result.

Glossary Of Terms

Full Service - A full service is performed every 4 to 6 weeks. It consists of:

  • Hair system removal.
  • Thorough cleansing of the scalp.
  • Cleaning of the hair system.
  • Cutting the existing hair.
  • Re-coloring of the hair system if necessary.
  • The hair system is returned to your scalp and styled.

Switch - A switch is when you have two similar hair systems one which is left for either service or repair while the other is worn. The advantage here is that appointment times are reduced while at the same time allowing the customer to have a back-up system. This is a highly suggested option for customers who want to look their best at all times.

Types of Hair Utilized in Hair Loss Replacement Systems

Human Hair or European Hair - The highest quality hair utilized in hair replacement systems. The hair is obtained from Europeans of a Caucasian background. This type of hair's pluses are its strength, quality, and beauty.

Synthetic - As the term suggests the hair is derived from a look-a-like human hair. Types of synthetic hair are kanekalon and toupelon. The former being a Japanese product known for its versatility, durability, and life span. The latter being a brand known for its resistance to fading.

Yak Hair - Long hair derived from special breeds of ox. This type of hair is utilized because of the limited availability of white hair and the differing shades of gray. It is also utilized when the client wishes to add shades of the mentioned colors.

Baby Hair - Fine, short, high quality hair often placed on the frontal areas of the hair replacement system.

Virgin Hair - This term refers to human hair which is still in its original state as harvested from the grower. This type of hair has not been permed, colored, or chemically processed.



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"Isn't It About Time You Did Something
 About Your Thinning Scalp"

Glossary of terms commonly used in the hair replacement industry for treatment of male and female pattern baldness before you consider more dramatic alternatives to treat hereditary or genetic female and male hair loss. Explanations of the type of hair restoration systems, types of hair utilized, and attachment supplies or accessories plus their cost. This information should give you some familiarity before you enter this arena of hair restoration and the options you have for your thinning hair before you deal with doctors and surgeons dealing in hair transplants. A hair restoration system is meant to give men and women a more natural and thicker head of hair that can conceal the loss of hair and a balding scalp.