HD Combo

Everyone has different needs when it comes to hair replacement. Beginners sometimes want to ease into the DIY process with a more durable hair system that’s more forgiving in the attachment process. Some people want to be able to clip a hair system to their growing hair instead of shaving and bonding to scalp. Those on a tight budget might need a hair system that can last five or six months. HD Combo bases are designed with these and many other needs in mind by employing multiple materials and flexible attachment options. Each HD Combo base is very different from the other. Please read the descriptions below to compare.

Features

Combo hair replacement system base styles are constructed with more than one material — such as lace with a poly perimeter or monofilament with a poly perimeter — to allow for versatility and durability for a variety of applications. Combo bases are great for new hair wearers, who need more structure and durability in the base to allow for easier attachment when first learning how to attach your hair system. Poly perimeters allow for the use of hair system clips if you are not bonding, or you could clip on the system and decide later to remove the clips and begin bonding.

Lace combo bases provide structure around the sides and back with a full lace front to provide the best frontal appearance. Monofilament combo systems are great for clipping on systems that cover growing hair or accommodating heavier densities. All combo systems can be clipped on or bonded with tape, liquid adhesive, or a combination of both. To learn more about terminology for various base materials, please see Understanding Base Materials.

HD 03

The HD 03 is essentially a lace base with a thin poly perimeter on the sides and back, leaving full lace along the front hairline. Utilizing the same overall fine lace as the HD Lace 02, this base style provides the look and comfort of lace with the extra durability of a poly perimeter. The poly perimeter also provides some structure for ease of attachment, or to accommodate clips, which can be helpful for beginners. Because there is no poly perimeter in the front, you get a great-looking front hairline with no need to compromise on your hairstyle.

HD 07

Constructed with a tightly woven polyester or nylon monofilament thread and finished with a full poly perimeter, this base can accommodate many special needs, such as heavy density, breathability for heavy perspiration, and clip-on or adhesive attachments.

Monofilament is a natural choice for beginners, as the monofilament material and poly perimeter can withstand the less skilled touch of a new learner as well as provide excellent stability to those new to the attachment process. This base is extremely durable and will likely outlast the hair in it.

Perfect for bonded attachments and those who want quick and easy cleanup, the HD 07 base will not disappoint in appearance. Mimicking a scalp, the hair will look like it’s growing right out of your head. That said, this base is not recommended for those with lighter front densities or exposed front hairlines, as the profile of the front edge can be visible. For that reason, the HD 07 base works well for those utilizing their own front hairline and placing the system behind it, or for hair wearers who have bangs, fringe, or otherwise masked front hairlines.

The perimeter edge of this system can easily be detected by touch, if this is a concern.

When modified with flexible hair system clips, this base can be used as a topper for those in early stages of hair loss, who may want to cover growing hair and clip the system on, or ease into hair wearing with a daily wear option.

This versatile base can accommodate any hair length, style, wave/curl, cap size, and density, though we do not recommend it for lighter densities. If you have a fixed part or break ventilated into your hair system that exposes an appearance of scalp for a natural look, there is an option to utilize a polyurethane skin material in the part area for an even more natural appearance.

HD 33

HD 33 is very similar to the HD 07 in that it is constructed with a monofilament base, though with a slightly thicker poly perimeter. Whereas this base is very durable and will likely outlast the hair, the edge of the base is easily detectable to human touch. The top view appearance is very good and looks like hair growing right out of the scalp, but it’s not recommended for light densities, as you can see through the hair to the transition from monofilament to the poly perimeter. This base design also offers the option to have a more natural part area, like the HD 07. To summarize, the HD 33 provides the same features as the HD 07, but the poly used around the perimeter is very slightly thicker, and thus more durable but less natural in appearance.

HD 02

The HD 02 is the sturdiest, most versatile, longest-lasting base style we offer. This base is constructed in the same way as the HD 07 and the HD 33. It utilizes the thickest and most durable poly perimeter of the line, making the base last even longer but decreasing the natural appearance along the hairline. For this reason, we recommend bangs or a brush-forward style with this hair system.

Like the other combo base options, left, right, and center polyurethane parts are offered for the most natural appearance in the part. This hair system base is estimated to last eight to twelve months — perfect for those with higher densities who want to get the most longevity from their hair system base.


HD 03

HD 07

HD 33

HD 02

Base Material

Fine lace with poly perimeter on sides and back

Monofilament with poly perimeter

Monofilament with poly perimeter

Monofilament with poly perimeter

Base Variation Options

None

Can be ordered with a polyurethane skin “part”

Can be ordered with a polyurethane skin “part”

Can be ordered with a polyurethane skin “part”

Available in Ready-to-Wear

No

No

No

No

Life Span

Extended wear: up to 3 months

Daily wear: 4 months

Extended wear: up to 4 months

Daily wear: 6 months or longer

Extended wear: up to 4 months

Daily wear: 8 months

Extended wear: up to 8 months

Daily wear: 12 months

High Definition Front Hairline

Yes

No

No

No

Front Hairline Appearance

Excellent

Poor; recommended for styles where front is covered

Poor; recommended for styles where front is covered

Poor; recommended for styles where front is covered

Breathability

Excellent

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

Detectability to touch

Medium

High

High

High

Ventilation Type

Knotted

Knotted

Knotted

Knotted

Maximum Density

Medium Heavy for hair shorter than 10 inches and Medium for hair longer than 10 inches

Heavy

Heavy

Heavy

Size Limitation

None

None

None

None

Poly Perimeter

Yes, sides and back only

Yes, entire perimeter

Yes, entire perimeter

Yes, entire perimeter

Adhesive

Liquid, tape, or combo

Liquid, tape, or combo

Liquid, tape, or combo

Liquid, tape, or combo

Maximum Hair Length

None

None

None

None

Curl Limitation

None

None

None

None

Systems Per Year

Six or more

Three or more

Three or more

One or more


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