What Are The Different Hairpiece Bases?

What Are The Different Hairpiece Bases?
What Are The Different Hairpiece Bases?

It can be intimidating if you’re just dipping your toes into the realm of hair replacement systems


Not only are there different types of hairpieces, but there are also different kinds of bases, which can be hard to understand at first.


But there’s no need for concern. This guide lists the popular hairpiece bases and their benefits and drawbacks.


What is a Lace Hair System?

The complete lace base is one of the most well-liked bases. This is the case when lace material is used as the base of wigs or toupees and is tied with human or synthetic hair.


The natural look of the lace hair system makes it especially useful because the hairline is almost impossible to see. Your family, friends, or classmates won’t be able to tell that you’re even wearing a hair replacement system thanks to this, giving you the most natural-looking appearance possible!


They are a popular choice for people looking at non-surgical hair replacement systems as they are lightweight, breathable, and incredibly soft. However, they can be fragile, making them not only have low hair density—the amount of hair—but also less robust overall. Additionally, a lot of maintenance is needed for attaching, detaching, and cleaning them, which might make the knots obvious.


Those experiencing hair loss can choose to add French or Swiss lace to their units. Although less natural-looking, French lace units offer excellent endurance. French lace is typically used as the base material in lace systems. Even though Swiss lace units look more accurate, they are not as strong as the others because they are more delicate.


What Is a Skin Base Hair System?

Skin bases, particularly super-thin or ultra-thin ones, are known for being the thinnest or lightest on the market.


Fragile skin hair systems use v-loop ventilation, which gives them a very realistic look. Although they offer a natural look, they are also sensitive. That’s why they have low hair density. Polyurethane hair systems, in general, could be more breathable. There are better choices for people who live in warmer areas, are active, or routinely work out.


Generally speaking, how long a base lasts depends on its thickness. That is also why monofilament or lace bases with a skin perimeter outlast those without one. Still, the entire poly skin system will also look less natural than thicker bases. 


What Is a Monofilament Hair System?

As far as bases for hair systems go, monofilament bases are among the more robust. This is when a mesh material is used to hold individual hairs, giving the appearance that the hair is sprouting from the scalp.


They tend to last longer than wide lace or skin bases while still being soft and comfortable. This is because monofilament systems are often made of lace or poly, the latter stronger and more flexible.


They are perfect for folks who want to use hair systems more semi-permanently because they can hold more hair density. Nevertheless, they are not as permeable as lace wigs.


Hair System Base Material Pros vs. Cons

Lace with a poly base is an improved version of a complete lace base that offers more durability. The polymer material makes it easier to install and maintain as well.


The lace front base is an improved version of the mono base. Because the lace is hard to see, the front hairline looks natural. However, its fusion with mono-material makes it more robust than an entire lace system.



Which base material for your hair system is best for you depends on what you want and how you live.


The information above should have helped you learn more about the different materials and which might work for you.



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