How to Get a Great Hair System
Color Match Every Time
Just as important as proper density, base selection and styling is to the natural appearance of of your hairpiece, choosing the appropriate hair system color can mean the difference between hair god and hair helmet.
The good news is that if you remember a few simple rules of thumb, you'll be well on your way to a color that’s perfect (and
natural) for you.
Understanding Hair Color Graduation
you know your hair graduates? Your natural growing
hair has a color graduation of highlights and gray percentages,
generally growing darkest in the back, eventually lightening toward the front, or “the frame” of your face.
If you have gray hair, the highest percentage of gray is found around
your temples and the face frame. Some say its nature’s way of softening
our wrinkles when we age.
Gray percentages is
the amount of gray hair in your system vs. another color (i.e. 60%
brown/40% gray hair system) and can play a crucial part in achieving an
age-appropriate color appearance.
Think Synthetic Gray for Added Realism
We normally recommend using human hair for the most natural appearance, but you'll always have a choice between human and synthetic hair for your hair replacement system. In fact, if you're thinking of adding gray to your system, a combination of human and synthetic hair may be the way to go.
hair systems will reflect light better than synthetic hair and look
more natural in sunlight. It’s real hair, after all! But why synthetic
hair for adding a touch of gray?
Remember that synthetic hair can’t be colored as easily as human hair and that human hair is prone to color fading. So having a
dual human/synthetic hair system allows you to color correct the human
hair in your system without changing the gray percentage hair in your system.
You have both human brown and gray hair in your system. You hit the
beach all summer and notice that your hair color has faded from the
sun. With an all-human, brown/gray hair system, you can’t color correct
the brown without coloring the gray. And vice-versa.
Use color-resistant synthetic gray for a realistic gray percentage and
you can color the brown hair without damage to the gray strands!