Hair System Density Guide

Questions & Answers About Your Hair System Density

How do I know what density is right for me?

The best way to determine what's right for you is to match the density of your own growing hair on the sides and back. Example: If you have fine thin hair on your sides and back, it would be a mistake to order a density for the top more then your growing hair. If the density of the hair system is greater then the density of your growing hair the hair on the hair system will separate and not blend and mesh with your growing hair. Only if you have a full density on the sides and back of your growing hair will it look natural to order a medium to heavy density.

Is your density scale the same as other suppliers?

Not necessarily. Factories all over the world use similar, but not always the same, density scale for hair replacement. Our factory uses the number of individual hair stands per square centimeter, ranging from 30 hairs per square cm to 150 hairs per square cm. 30 hairs per square cm would be considered an extremely thin, light density and 150 hairs per square cm would be considered an extremely thick, heavy density.

Will my density affect my choice of base design?

Absolutely! The lighter the density, the finer and lighter the base material must be. Example: If you choice 30 density, the base must be extremely invisible, the finest Hollywood Lace. A heavier density can support a heavier, stronger base. It is important to remember that when using heavier base materials and heavier densities you sacrifice a natural appearance but you gain durability.

Can my density be adjusted after the unit is delivered?

Yes, but it isn't recommended. It can easily be thinned with a thinning shear. The problem is when the hair on the hair system is thinned even as close to the base as possible, it leaves stubbles of hair down against the base. That stubble feels like a one week beard growth and could be unpleasant to the touch. In addition, all the hairs that have been thinned out now have unnecessary knots remaining in the base that still need to be concealed for a more natural look. NOTE: Thinning is not to be confused with BLENDING.

Can I order different densities in different parts of the unit?

Yes, it is possible for unusual style requirements but it’s your best bet not to try to be a rocket scientist when ordering your hair system. We've found that when it comes to your hair system it's always a good idea to use the KISS theory. That is... Keep It Simple Stylist.

What is a good density for a man in his sixties?

We rarely recommend more then 60 hairs per cm for a man in his 60s, unless he has a very unusual density for his age (think Ronald Regan).

Are the density recommendations different for a female?

Not necessarily, but most ladies prefer a higher density then men.

What is 100% as compared to 50%?

100% would be considered a medium density and 50% would be considered a light density.

Can I order between your density percentages?

Our densities go up in increments of 10, starting from 30 to 150. All the hair is hand tied. This is just a communication tool and is an art, not a science. In being such, you can never get the exact numbers of hairs per square cm. in one hair system that you do in another.

Is there a maximum density for lace front or full lace hair systems?

You can order any density you want with the lace bases although it is not logical to order a medium to full density with lace because you can’t see down through it. Although conventional tops using lace fronts with medium to full density will make sense especially with brush back styles and using high definition hair lines.

If heavy density is the same price, shouldn't I just go for maximum hair?

Even if its free, getting too much density for your age and hair type will prevent it from looking as natural as possible. And, it can hurt the hair system to thin it after the fact.

I ordered the same density twice but one unit is a bit lighter than the other. Why?

Because designing and making hair replacement systems is an art form, more than a science. Plus, each system is crafted from the ground up in the hands of a skilled ventilator. By the same token, there are no two snowflakes exactly the same.