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Hair Density

Hair density is basically the amount of hair growing on the head. Hair density is calculated by counting the hair growing in 1 sq. inch (that is to say-2.5 cms) area of your scalp . On average, every person has approximately around 2,200 strands of hair per square inch and has a total of 100,000 hairs. Usually, hair density is classified as thin, medium, and thick. The hair density of a person has nothing to do with the texture of his/her hair.

Please consider the hair densities registered below and choose the right one matching your own natural hair.

Extra light 50%

This density is too thin, and it is only for aged people

Light 80%

This density is very light, and it will show the scalp when hair is parted

Light to medium 100%

It is the common hair density. It provides a very natural look

Medium 120%

Regular hair density, which is popular among young people

Medium to heavy 140%

Normal density, ideally suited for women or men in 20s and 30s

Heavy 160%

It is too heavy for normal wear. It suits the special type of thick hairpiece

Extra heavy 180%

We do not recommend this density

hair density

The density of hair is not only related to age but also gender. Men and women with normal hair growth and recession do not typically lose the same amount of hair in the same areas.




Up to 35

Medium to Medium light



Light to Medium Light

Medium to Medium Light


Medium light to light

Medium to Medium light

Over 55

Light to Extra light

Medium to Light



When you order the hair system for the first time, it is important to plan ahead and think strategically


More hair is not always the better. You need to consider your age when choosing the hair density. To be more specific, the thick type of hair density is more suitable for the young than the old.


Hair style can give your hair a natural and real look. The thick pattern of hair shall suit better to a layered hair style. One can go for adding bouncy curls to a thin hair density to make it look fuller and thicker


Knowing the density of your naturally growing hair is very important for you to choose a hairpiece with similar hair density.


If you are new to wearing hair system, it wouldn’t a good idea to start with your ideal density, because you will look noticeably different overnight, and you might feel comfortable having something on your head. Therefore, it might be better for you to order the system at a more conservative density. After getting some experience with wearing hair and practicing your attachments, you could add the density by 5% or 10% on tour subsequent orders to achieve the heavier look you want. After a few months, you might decide which density is best for you.


Heavier density choices mean a lot more hair in your system, which refers to heavier overall weight on your head, more unwieldy and difficult to attach, and longer drying time. All of these problems are easy to deal with over time, once you get used to them. But for the newbies, the weight can be frustrating and cause additional complications when learning to do attachments and styling your new hair. You'll go from being frustrated by having to style too little hair, to being frustrated by having to style too much hair.


The tightness of a wave or curl can dramatically affect the fullness of hair and needs to be considered when choosing density. There is a huge difference between the densities depending on how tight the curl or wave is, and that really needs to be considered when deciding which density to go with. Even the straight hair and wavy hair have the same density, the wavy system will look much fuller. With a tight curl, you need to come down the density drastically. Therefore, you need to adjust your hair density accordingly.


Similar to the wave and curl, you need to pay attention to the length of your hair and the style you desire. If your hair style is a shorter cut with lots of life or curls on top, you definitely do not want to start out with a heavy density which will tell people that you are wearing a wig. For longer, flatter hair you might want to ensure that the top is dense enough that you have full coverage on the scalp and a clear, healthy-looking part.


The relationship of the base size to the density is also an important factor. Depending on the wave/curl, hair length, and style, you may want to adjust the densities on the sides and back of a larger hairpiece so you do not have unnaturally bulky hair. Of course, with smaller hair systems you have to be more careful that you size your base appropriately.

Some Often Heard Facts and Questions on Hair Density:

Q1: Do you use the same density scale as used by other companies?

No. We all know that all hair system companies use somewhat similar types of density scale but the scales are not exactly the same. We deal with a wide range of densities ranging from 30 strands of hair per sq. cm to 150 strands of hair per sq. cm, so the 30’s one is probably the thinnest one and the 150’s one has the thickest density.

Q2: Will the base design get affected by my choice of density?

Surely it will affect! If you go for a thin density hair system then we will advise you a smooth as well as invisible Hollywood base to give you a natural look. And if you decide to go with a thick hair density then we shall advice you on a heavy, thick base. If the hair density is on the lighter side then the base material should definitely be a finer, smoother one. Thus, it is important to keep in mind the hair density you shall have while choosing the base materials.

Q3: After the unit is delivered can I adjust the density?

You can adjust the density after the unit is delivered but we won’t recommend you to do so. When the whole process of hair system is completed there shall be no remnants of stubbles in the base, delivering a natural appearance. However, the density can easily be thinned by a thinning shear but the problem faced is that the hair system shall be thinned as close as possible to the base, leaving stubbles of hair in the base. These stubbles shall give you an unpleasant feeling upon touched. NOTE: Thinning has nothing to do with the bending of hair.

Q4: Can the density be different across different parts of the unit?

Yes, the density across different parts of the unit can be different. This option may give you an unnatural yet a real look.

Q5: What density suits a man in 60s choose?

Hmm…, we will advise the man to go for a hair system of more than 60 hair per sq. cm, only if he does not have a special hair density.

Q6: For a female, are the density recommendations different?

No, there is no such rule. But usually, females prefer to have denser hair than men.

Q7: Between what density percentages can I order from you?

We offer densities between 30 – 150 hair strands per sq. cm and all the hair system is hand–tied. Hair system is all about the seamless connection between a tool and art (not science), thus, you can never get more hair strands than the above mentioned in per square centimeter of your scalp.

Q8: Is there any maximum density for full lace or lace front hair systems?

Yes. You can order any density with the lace base. But logically, speaking, it is not ideal to order a medium to full hair density with lace as you will not be able to see through it.

Q9: If all the densities come in the same price then shouldn’t I order the maximum hair density?

Even if having maximum hair will bear the same cost choosing heavy hair density may not match your own hair or your age and will give you an unnatural and unreal look.

Q10: I had ordered the same density twice but then why one unit is lighter than the other?

Hope you will understand the reason we will explain now. Just the way you cannot find two exactly same persons in the World, not even twins, you cannot find two units exactly similar even if they have the same density. Designing and making a hair system is an art form and the hair system processes are all done by hand, thus, it may have some differences.

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