Do I Have To Shave My Head For A Hair System?

Thinning hair, bald patches, receding hairlines - all of these issues can be uncomfortable for the person in question and cause frustration, isolation, and loss of confidence. However, you no longer need to suffer in silence because there are natural, non-invasive and non-surgical ways to ensure that your hair looks thick, voluminous and healthy. This all takes place through non-surgical hair replacement, which can be performed at your convenience. 

One of the most frequently asked questions is whether an individual will need to shave their head in order to have non-surgical hair replacement. After all, many hair pieces for men are either glued or taped to the scalp for longer durability and longevity. The surprising answer, however, is that you do not need to shave your head for a hair replacement system, and this is because of the multiple methods through which the system is attached or bonded to your head. 

These methods include: hard bonding, soft bonding, weaving and clipping. Let’s take a look at what each one means and what it entails.

Hard bonding

Through this method, hairpieces, wigs and toupees stay on the longest. In fact, they can stay on for up to six weeks and this includes humid climates as well. Considered the “superglue” that keeps the hair system attached to one’s head, hard bonding is a tough and secure method for non-invasive and non-surgical hair replacement. 

Soft bonding

Soft bonding is another option that you can choose from. In many cases, these types of bonds are secure and last for a period of up to four weeks, give or take. These bonds make use of tape and adhesives to secure hair to one’s head and attach it to the wearer more firmly.


Weaving is the third option that you may have and although this is a more intricate process of securing hair to your own existing hair through the process of tying it across the entire perimeter of the head, it is also considered long lasting and is another form of non-surgical hair replacement. It is also another reason why you do not need to shave your head for a hairpiece because the specialist who will weave the new hair in will need a base of hair with which to work.


And, of course, there is clipping. Much like the name suggests, wigs, toupees and hairpieces are literally clipped to the head using tiny clips. Depending on the service you opt for, these can either be done quite securely and last you for a long a while, or they may come undone in a short space of time. It all depends on your chosen service provider, the quality of the clips and the quality of the hairpiece to be attached.

Professional hair replacement systems in London

At Cochrane & Co Hair Replacement in Holborn, you will always be able to benefit from unique advice that’s tailored to your specific hair-related needs. Our specialists perform non-surgical hair replacement that will give you your confidence back. For any questions and suggestions you may need, feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help. We’re just a phone call away and ready to assist.