How to Determine the Length You Need For A Long Hair System

Determining which length of hair to order for a long hairstyle in a hair system is a bit challenging. Are your expectations even realistic taking in to consideration your own biological hair texture, curl, length, and density? Let’s look at the length issue at first today. There are many aspects that need to be taken into consideration when deciding the length of the hair system.

Where’d those layers come from?

It is important to understand the difference between what you are saying you want and what you will actually be getting. For example, if you say that you want to have 15” of hair length through your hair system and you want the hair un-cut, then what you will actually achieve is 15” of hair that appears to have a slight layered affect throughout, and may some wispy ends. The reason for this problem is 

To demonstrate this problem, you can pull a small section of hair up from any one point on the base which will measure about 15” in length. However, when the hair is placed on your head, it will fall and flow freely, and the areas underneath will appear longer than the hair on the top.

The amount of layering is affected by the size of your system base. The larger the system base, the greater the amount of layering you would have.

How to avoid the layered look

If you want to have the hair all one length, then you need to know how to ask a stylist for it.

First of all, you need to measure the length from the center top of your head down to where you want the finish. Then, you need to add several inches to account for the layering which means that the length of hair should be a little bit longer that what you want your finished style to be. If your base is 7” wide, you will get about 3-4” of layering on each side, and more in the back. If you want your blunt cut to land at 13”, you may need to order 16-17” of length.

Other things to consider: wispy and blending

The layering is not the only thing you need to consider, you also need to think about how the system blends with your bio hair. Because of the natural layering effect and the shorter returns at the top of the system, the ends will be less dense and even can be wispy, if you do not have enough natural hair behind the lengths of the system to fill the gaps. If you neither want the transplant nor the wispy ends, you may need to order the hair system that has long enough hair which allows to be cut approximately two inches off of the ends.

If your own bio hair is longer than your hair system, or if your hairstyle calls for it, you need to decide whether you want the finished lengths to be cut to blend into your own hair or covering your own hair with the hair in the system. In the latter case, you do not have to add length to account for the cut-in.

The above order specifications are really important which need to be discussed in detail with your hairstylist, and you should thoroughly think through and plan ahead for.

How to Design A Natural Front Hairline

Anatural front hairline is probably the most common question when you order a hair system. However, everyone has their own opinions on “natural look”. So how do you go about designing your most natural front hairline?

Recession is just a common situation

The age appropriate recession is one of the most important things you need to decide carefully. Recession goes for both men and women which means no one has a straight line of hair across their front hairline. When we talk about recession, the drastic “V” appearance may jumps into our mind, but that is just an extreme example. Finding the best amount of recession will make you look even younger.

Go high def

We have to face the truth that no one, even those with naturally thick hair have a dense line of hair at their front hairline. There is a natural transition starting with finer hairs that graduate to a fuller density. This can be replicated on a full lace or lace front system design. In a high def hairline, the hair are knotted in to the lace material individually to mimic a naturally growing hairline. After the hair has been knotted into the base material, the knots can be bleached to lighten their appearance, giving an even natural appearance.

Lace for the base

All we introduced in the Hair Replacement System Base Design, there are many different types of base materials, but for the most natural front appearance, you will want to choose the lace one. Because it’s very fine and soft features, the lace base cannot last for a very long time. For something more durable, go with the Swiss Lace, and you can achieve a totally natural appearance, as well as the a little longer lifespan.

Stay true with glue

In order to keep the most natural looking of your hairline during the attachment, you may want to use a liquid adhesive. The choice of liquid adhesive really depend on yourself and how much bonding time you want to achieve. Any liquid adhesive can be used with lace-based materials, all you need to do is to ensure that it is dry before placing the lace onto it.

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