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In recent years, many people who are suffering hair loss have gradually turned to non-surgical hair replacement rather than hair transplant surgery. What’s hair transplant? What’s non-surgical hair replacement system? And what are the differences between hair transplant and hair replacement system? Read on to learn about.
Hair Transplant, to some extent, is about a surgical procedure, removal of hair from one part of the scalp to another. As estimated, those men and women who suffer from genetic/hereditary baldness will mostly prefer to hair transplant surgery. While, you should notice that hair transplant surgery, actually, requires much, not only higher cost, but also the client’s donor hair amount, which could be taken as the key to your actual hair transplant expectations. If you have a limited amount of healthy donor hair follicles remaining, then hair transplant surgery is not optimal. Generally, surgical hair transplant will take you several hours, involving anesthetic to partially numb the scalp and removing a strip of hair follicles which are then dissected and implanted into small incisions made on the scalp. With hair transplant surgery, it may take six months or longer to see the results you desire in terms of hair density.
Hair Replacement System, to some people, they are known as hairpieces, toupees or wigs. With improvements to the materials and hair used in construction, it has got the name simply as ‘hair system’. Compared with hair transplant, hair replacement system is a nearly instant solution anyone, whether you are experiencing hair loss from heredity factors, a medical condition, chemotherapy or another reason. Probably best of all, hair replacement system has no limits, that is, you can get any hair color, style, density, length or texture that you want. For this reason, hair replacement system has gradually become a popular and affordable alternative. As the ‘final hair’ isn’t your own growing hair, so some points you should know before having a hair replacement system. Firstly, how a hair replacement system is made? Actually, there’re many different materials used in its construction. A base and the hair are the main parts. A base is the part that actually comes into contact with your scalp. And generally, it’s made from a lace or polyurethane material. And the hair is made from either synthetic or human. It is tied, or sometimes injected to the base material for a completed hair replacement system. Then, how to choose a suitable hair replacement system? It all comes down to a decision on appearance or durability. Thirdly, how hair replacement systems are attached? Varieties of ways are onto you. They can be attached to skin, hair or a combination of both. If to existing hair, there comes with different attachment types by names such as fusion, weaves, cabling, beading and boding. If to bare skin, waterproof and biologically safe glues will be engaged in. No matter what your decision is, you are free of worries about the final active hair styles.
What are the differences between hair transplant and hair replacement system? Foremost, it’s about surgical and non-surgical. With surgical hair transplant, some clients will experience surgical infection and sudden loss of the newly transplanted hair, also called ‘shock loss’ after surgery; while with non-surgical hair replacement system, which only requires you shave an area of your head to attach a fine mesh to the scalp. Few risks you have to take. Secondly, it comes to guaranteed results. Hair transplant, just as what are discussed above, must have client’s hair donor into prior consideration, it may never be able to achieve the desired results; hair replacement system, however, could assure every person to have a full head of hair again. Thirdly, hair replacement system is a reversible process. If you don’t like the hair replacement system any longer for whatever reasons, just quit and remove it. It’s not permanent. What if you choose a hair transplant?
No matter which way you choose to battle with hair lose and regain a full head of hair, getting a full knowledge of available methods is a necessity, and that is also the way you’re responsible to your hair and your health.
Have you ever found that your hair replacement system bond broke down much earlier than you’ve imagined? To some extent, that has nothing to do with hair replacement system itself. No matter how strong your hair tapes or hair glues adhesives are, hair replacement system will not last long if you do not clean and properly prepare your scalp before attaching a hair replacement system. Even 1/1000000 of adhesive residue is unknowingly left behind on your head, which will untimely destroy your hair replacement system bond. So, how to prepare your scalp properly?
If you’re bonding a hair replacement system for the first time, step-by-step instructions are as follows.
Step 1: Wash your entire head, hair and scalp thoroughly with deep cleansing shampoo to remove any residue on the scalp, which will help you to clean up any sebum oils and balance the pH in your skin. Surely, later you could wash your hair and scalp with an everyday shampoo.
Step 2: Fully dry your head and scalp with a tower or a blow dryer to remove excess moisture.
Step 3: Using an electric screen razor to shave any hair or stubble from the bonding area.
If you’re re-bonding a hair replacement system, make sure both the hair replacement system base and scalp are both completely cleaned up. It is vitally important as it has a direct influence on bond efficacy. Please keep on following the steps below.
Step 1: Wipe all visible traces of hairpiece adhesive residue from your scalp with a wet towel or cloth at first. If for oil traces of residue, spray some amount of isopropyl-ingredient mist on your scalp to emulsify. Then use a paper towel (do not use toilet paper as it is not strong enough) to rub vigorously until your scalp is clear of any residue. If there’s something hard to remove, a fine-tooth nit comb is also a good option.
Step 2: Wash your scalp and any existing hair thoroughly. As remaining adhesives can destroy and reduce the duration and strength of the hair replacement system bond, we also recommend you with deep cleansing shampoo and exfoliating scalp scrub, for example, an exfoliating glove, while showering your entire head. If possible, rinse and repeat 4-5 times, or at least twice, to ensure any trace of hairpiece adhesive residue is eliminated.
Step 3: Be sure to fully dry your head and scalp with a tower or a blow dryer for excess moisture. And at the same time, it is a good time to use an electric screen razor to closely remove or shave any hair or stubble from the bonding area, just the same step as for first-time-hair-replacement-system-bonding.
Step 4: Apply a layer of waterproof sealant and it is necessary. But why for something waterproof before attaching a hair replacement system? Because this is helpful to protect your skin as well as support adhesion with the hairpiece tape or adhesive, for example, when doing some sports and sweating.
While, after and only after with a proper scalp preparation, will you then be ready to attach your hair replacement system.