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Thin Skin Hair System vs Lace Hair System

Hair thinning and loss can be the result of many factors. Theses can include hormonal imbalances, stress and anxiety, genetic male pattern baldness. All of these conditions can cause psychological distress.

With ongoing advances in materials and hair used in the construction of hair replacement systems, you’ll get instant results without any waiting – and all types of hair loss can be covered. You don’t have to compromise when it comes to dealing with hair loss and feeling and looking great.

See more information about the modern thin skin hair system vs lace hair system here…

Understanding Base Design

The base is the material used to construct the hair system foundation – the base layer the hair is attached to. Two of the most popular bases are thin skin and fine lace:


Thin Skin

Thin skin is similar to a contact lens and is known as a solid -surface polyurethane hair system base material. Being non-porous means that air, water, or sweat doesn’t pass through the base however it is light and comfortable and looks very natural as these base systems mould onto your scalp.

Thin skin replacement systems have excellent front hairlines appearances and often have looped ventilation at the front – see more information under popular types of ventilation. The life span of the system is estimated at around 13 weeks with good care.

Fine Lace

A fine lace hair system is soft and undetectable. This finely knitted piece of mesh fabric is another non-surgical hair replacement option. Fine multifilament synthetic thread is used to which hair is hand-tied. The system is breathable and the scalp can be rinsed whilst the system is worn.

Lace base systems can be Swiss, French, or Hollywood compositions. All are comfortable and durable and come in different sizes.

There may be a small bump at the point of meeting materials in the front hairline area, the appearance is still good but usually not as natural looking as a Thin Skin system. The ventilation type is knotted – see below – and the life span can be up to two months.

Popular Types of Ventilation

The looping of skin bases is when the hair is sewn through then base in either a v or u pattern. This makes for a better hairline appearance.

The knotting of lace bases involves tying the hair around the monofilament in very tiny knots which enhances style flexibility. Knots can be half, single, double, or bleached to match thicker hair densities – or to be natural and virtually invisible.

Caring for Your Hair Replacement System

Here are some initial hair system maintenance tips:

  • Wash your hair system twice a week to keep it clean and pat rather than rub.
  • Avoid heat – tepid water is better for your hair.
  • A wide-tangled comb will be gentler as you get rid of tangles promptly.
  • Use products recommended by your hair replacement stylist – specialists from Cochrane & Co will give you all the advice you need.
  • Deep conditioning treatments will keep hair hydrated along with daily oiling of hair. This will keep the hair moist and looking very natural.
  • Don’t expose your hair to strong sunlight or harsh chemicals
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