Density Guidelines for Hair Systems
Questions & Answers About Your Hair System Density
How do I know what density is right for me?
The best way to determine what's right for you is to match the density of your own growing hair on the sides and back. Example: If you have fine, thin hair on your sides and back, it would be a mistake to order a density for the top of your growing hair.
At the same time, if the density of the hair system is greater than the density of your growing hair, the hair on the hair system will separate and will not blend or mesh with your growing hair. Only if you have a full density on the sides as well as the back of your growing hair will it look natural to order a medium to heavy density.
Is your density scale the same as other suppliers?
Not necessarily. In reality, factories all over the world attempt similar, but not always the same, density scale for hair replacement. Our factory decides the number of individual hair strands per square centimeter, ranging from 30 hairs per square cm to 150 hairs per square cm. Of course, 30 hairs per square cm is an extremely thin, light density and 150 hairs per square cm is an extremely thick, heavy density.
Will my density affect my choice of base design?
Absolutely! The lighter the density, the finer and lighter the base material should be. Example: If you choice 30 density, the base should be invisible, the finest lace material. A heavier density can support a hefty, stronger base. Above all, it is important to remember when using heavier base materials and heavier densities, you sacrifice a natural appearance, but you gain durability.
Can my density be adjusted after the unit is delivered?
Yes, of course, but we do not recommend doing so. You can easily thin the unit with a thinning shear. Uniquely, the problem is when the hair on the hair system is thinned, even as close to the base as possible, it leaves stubbles of hair against the base. The stubble could be unpleasant to touch. In addition, the hairs are thinned out now, but have unnecessary knots remaining in the base which still needs concealing to for a more natural look. NOTE: Do not confuse thinning with blending.
Can I order different densities in different parts of the unit?
Yes, it is possible to accommodate unusual style requirements, but you should leave this decision up to the experts. When it comes to your hair system, it's always a good idea to use the KISS theory. That is... Keep It Simple Stylist.
What is a good density for a man in his sixties?
We rarely recommend more than 60 hairs per cm for a man in his 60s, unless he has an unusual density for his age.
Are the density recommendations different for a female?
Not necessarily, but ladies prefer a higher density than men.
What is 100% density as compared to 50%?
100% is a medium density and in the same way, 50% is a lighter density.
Can I order between your density percentages?
Our densities go up in increments of 10, starting from 30 to 150. All the hair is hand tied. The percentages are nothing more than a communication tool and not a science. With that said, you can never compute the exact numbers of hairs per square cm in one hair system as you do in another.
Is there a maximum density for lace front or full lace hair systems?
You can order any density you want with the lace bases, although it is not logical to order a medium to full density with lace due to you can’t look down through it. Although conventional tops using lace fronts with medium to full density will make sense, especially with brush back styles and using natural looking lines.
If heavy density is the same price, shouldn't I just go for maximum hair?
Even if it's free, too much density for your age and hair type will prevent it from looking as natural as possible. In addition, it can hurt the hair system to thin it after the fact.
I ordered the same density twice, but one unit is a bit lighter than the other. Why?
Again, designing and constructing toupee for men is not an exact science. Plus, each system, crafted from the ground up, is in the hands of a skilled ventilator. By the same token, there are no two snowflakes exactly the same.