HD Skin®

HD Skin is an ultra-thin “skin” hair system base available in various thicknesses. “Skin” is the industry term for a solid-surface polyurethane hair system base material. There are different thicknesses of skin material, but at its lightest, it’s only about as thick as a contact lens. It covers a person’s scalp to create a faux scalp with hair growing out of it. To learn more about terminology for various base materials, please see Understanding Base Materials.

Features

Made with a solid-surface ultra-thin polyurethane, this latex-free base material is non-porous. Generally speaking, it is not as breathable as a lace or monofilament hair system. However, it’s light enough to be comfortable in hot conditions, and works well for partial systems. It’s not available in three-quarter or full cap, due to the construction style of the base. Hair is injected into the base material, not tied, so there are no knots to be worried about. It provides the most natural front and top appearance. It’s designed with a natural-looking high definition hairline. It’s our most natural-looking base material and is recommended for short hairstyles with lighter densities and exposed hairlines. There is a hair length limitation of six inches due to the delicate nature of these bases.

The major difference between the various thicknesses is not profile or detectability, but the amount of hair density it can accommodate. HD Skin 1 holds the lightest density of all the skin bases.

Thin skin bases work best for those with no growing front hairline. If you need to place the system behind your growing front hairline, we recommend a lace base.

For your convenience, we have developed a patented method of pre-applying ProTouch FusionBond liquid adhesive to the base and mounting it to a silicone mold, so you can easily peel the system off the mold and attach it right to your scalp.

Please note: Hairpiece tape cannot be used with this base, because the tape can’t be removed and will create a visible profile along the edge of the system. You must use liquid adhesive with this base. Also, HD Skin systems are designed for extended wear. For those considering a daily attachment with strong hair gel or other method, please understand this base material is extremely delicate and easily damaged by repeated removals. Clips cannot be used with this base.

HD Skin 1

The HD Skin 1 is our thinnest and least detectable base. It provides the most natural appearance and is specifically designed for extra-light to medium-light densities, making it more suitable for men’s hairstyles. It ranks high in comfort and is meant to be replaced monthly. Due to its delicate nature, we recommend you do not expect it (or any of the skin bases) to last longer.

HD Skin 2

The ever-so-slightly thicker HD Skin 2 also provides an outstanding appearance while accommodating up to medium density. The base is also slightly more durable, so it lasts a little longer than the HD Skin 1 provided you are gentle with maintenance.

HD Skin 1

HD Skin 2

Base Material

Ultra-thin polyurethane

Ultra-thin polyurethane

Available in Ready-to-Wear

No

No

Life Span

Extended wear: 1 month

Daily wear: Not designed for daily wear

Extended wear: 1-2 months

Daily wear: Not designed for daily wear

High Definition Front Hairline

Yes

Yes

Front Hairline Appearance

Excellent

Excellent

Breathability

Low

Low

Ventilation Type

V-looped; no knots

V-looped; no knots

Detectability to touch

Very low or none

Very low

Maximum Density

Light

Medium Light

Size Limitation

Partial cap

Partial cap

Adhesive

Liquid

Liquid

Maximum Hair Length

6 inches

6 inches

Curl Limitation

No tight curl or afro

No tight curl or afro

Systems Per Year

Twelve or more

Twelve or more