Transitioning into bonded hair replacement is no small matter, even if you've been
wearing another type of hair system. Usually, we spend months or even years preparing for the "right" time. So, if you're
considering it, or have already decided to move forward with bonding a hair
system, here are 12 tips to consider
before diving in:
wait too long
If you are concerned about people knowing you're
wearing hair, it's best to start doing
it before your hair loss is so severe that there's an obvious change in your
look. That said, starting too early can cause other complications, so
your first hair system at least 3 months
before you plan to start wearing it. This allows time for any delays in
manufacturing and gives you time to get prepared.
Don't plan to start wearing your very first system
the week (or day) before a large event, like your wedding or someone else's. Give yourself at least a month to get
acclimated to wearing bonded hair before you plan to head out to a big event.
Otherwise, you'll be self-conscious and insecure during the entire event and won't
be able to enjoy yourself.
4. Send a
When you place your order, if you can spare a swatch of your actual hair, send it
to you hair replacement retailer so they can more accurately match your hair
color, texture, and possibly wave or curl. We have a custom
fitting kit that makes this really easy for you.
5. Keep it
If you can, plan to have a hairstyle that's low maintenance and doesn't require a lot of
heat styling or heavy product usage. Taking it easy on the hair will help keep
your system in the best condition for the longest possible time.
You may be trying to replicate your existing or
previous hairstyle but be prepared to be flexible. Because each hair system is
handmade from different lots of human hair, your biological hair and your hair system will look more like siblings than
ready to experiment
A bonded hair system requires a period of experimentation to match an adhesive to your
body chemistry. You'll also be tweaking your order specifications for your
first few hair systems to find the right density and base material that works
best for you.
The processed hair in a typical hair system looks
its best for about 2-4 months on average.
Expecting to wear it longer and have it look brand new is unrealistic.
9. Get a
purchase a hair system from a company that offers a really great guarantee (oh wait, that's us!). Be sure you can at least wash and wear
the system without voiding the guarantee (yep, we allow that too!). Each unit
is handmade and there's definitely some margin for error, so you want to be
able to get it fixed or get your money back.
10. Do your
everything you possibly can about ordering properly to get the look you want, as well
as things like how to clean your scalp and base to get the best bond. Lucky for
you, we've got huge Learn and Video sections to teach
you what you need to know, and we add new stuff regularly.
11. Have a
It's always best to have at least two hair systems on hand, just in case. And it helps your
reattachments go a little faster when you have a clean system ready to go.
causes irrational fears than can keep you from moving forward. Share your concerns with
a trustworthy friend, spouse or
relative. Most people are genuinely sympathetic
to what you are going through. Just having someone listen can really help build
your confidence so you progress more quickly with less stress.
And, we want to help! Our hair techs are only a
phone call or email away and our Community is full
of folks in the same boat as you (and me!). We're ready to listen and help, so
if you've got questions, fire away and we'll do our best to help you out.
Actually, this month's webcast
is all about straight talk from real people who wear hair. Maybe we'll see you