Hair System Density Guide
Hair System Density refers to the amount of hair in a hair replacement system, normally measured by the number of hairs inside a square centimeter.
Questions & Answers About Your Hair System Density
How do I know what density is right for me?
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
Is your density scale the same as other suppliers?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.