I'm a man but asking under this forum as I have past shoulder-length hair. I'm a musician (don't get excited, not particularly famous!) and ideally need to retain a certain image for my genre, I've decided that I'm going to either wear a bonded system and keep long hair, or go full buzz-cut, as anything in between doesn't really work.
I'm a diffuse thinner with mild recession, the most aggressive loss is at my nape and around my ears, and I can't tie my hair up anymore without exposing the loss. I will therefore need a full-cap because of the thinning nape/sides.
With that in mind I have some questions:
- How reliant are full-caps on perfect styling in order to be visually undetectable? As a man my style tends to be more basic with my hair simply parted in the center or brushed back, I can't really get away with fancy bangs to cover the hairline, and it gets very messed up while performing.
- Can you tie your hair up with full-caps without it being obvious it's a system?
- Does heavy sweat make it look unrealistic or expose the base?
- Are full-caps prone to regular lifts at the nape? Just from feeling around that area it seems like a tricky place to get a decent bond, and it's subject to a lot of movement.
The preferred outcome is that I keep long hair so I am prepared to tolerate a fair amount of hassle with maintenance, and cost isn't an issue, my primary concern is that it can look natural without feminine/fancy styles.
I would really appreciate any input from experienced wearers.