Hair systems are available for various types with different materials and fabrics, but primarily they can be divided into four:
1Full lace base hair system
Lace base hair systems are the best one when it comes to durability and also they provide a real look to the user. Lace system base is light and breathable, because the air can pass through mesh. Various laces are available in the market and we have Swiss lace, French lace, and Mono lace .
- For the durability: Mono lace > French lace > Swiss lace
- For the reality: Swiss lace > French lace > Mono lace
- Pros:Soft, Invisible, breathable, Can hold light density to medium density of hair
- Cons:Fray, hard to clean, hard to attach
2Base with lace in front
Few lace systems are combination of both durability and natural appearance, the front base lace system is one of such hair systems. The lace material is used in the front and in the side hairline area only.
However, sometimes it can be bit problematic as different materials are used for hair system so the stitching areas and joints can create a little uneasiness for the wearer.
3Full skin system base
Polymers create an imitation skin-like material and are commonly referred to as the skin hair system because of their close resemblance to real skin tones.
Depending on the type of polymers used, these kinds of bases can be extremely durable. Sometimes, the polymer material is added to other hair systems to strengthen stressed areas such as the part and the base perimeter. Polymer bases are constructed from two primary materials: Silicone and Polyurethane, they are not breathable and can be very hot and uncomfortable to wear
Silicone is very durable and it repels body acids and other elements. However, it cannot be dyed, so it is difficult to achieve a natural skin tone. Also, it is almost impossible to attach these hair system with hair glue or hair type.
Polyurethane is less durable than silicone, but is can be dyed easily to achieve a natural skin tone and it can be attached with hair glue or hair tape. The reason why polyurethane is less durable than silicone is that it is vulnerable to body acids and will turn yellow and breakdown over time. To overcome the drawbacks of these materials, silicone and polyurethane are sometimes joined during construction of the base.
The durability depends on the thickness of the system base. 0.03mm thin skin hair systems can last 8-10 weeks. 0.05 mm thin skin hair systems can last 2-4 months. 0.08mm thin skin hair systems can last 5-8 months.
4Conventional hair system
The oldest and the most used hair systems are these ones which are unbeatable when it comes to durability. Polyurethane linings in the sides are used with the mesh material. It is kind of thick and durable. However, when it comes to appearance it can’t provide the same look and appearance as the other hair systems. So, this hair system is kind of less preferred than others.
After knowing well about the different types of hair systems, you may have an idea what are the exact specifications of them. Now, according to the durability and reality, you can pick the one you need. Hair systems need maintenance and care. So, if you want the longer lifespan of hair system, it depend on how you use it and take care of it.
If you want a hair system base that will be durable and last a really long time, Mono bases may your choices. If you are looking for a hair system base that can provide the most natural and undetectable appearance, mesh bases are the way for you to go.
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