There are a lot of choices for base materials. We usually use three most popular ones: Fine Mono-filament (FM), Thin Skin and Lace. If you want to stay with your old base, mail us the old unit or sample and we'll base it in your new unit.
FM is a material light, durable and it gives you maximum ventilation.
Skin is made of Polyurethane (PU). It is thin, light and comfortable to wear. It conforms to your head shape very well. Skin is nonporous, we usually punch some small holes on it to make it breathable.
For the lace we have only French lace. It's the least detectable and also the most delicate material. Swiss lace is not available any more due to negative feedback for its delicacy.
The welded monofilament(#0.12 net), which used to be called New York lace, is not considered lace any more, because our customers think it doesn't feel soft enough. You can still order it by asking for #0.12 net. Please note the extra charge for lace will apply for this material.
(2) frontal hairline
If you are not satisfied with your traditional smooth frontal hairline, you can choose a scallop front (small/medium/large) with thin or super thin skin. If you are a more experienced wearer, try full lace or 2" lace front. If you are an easy carer but love lace front, try 1/4" lace front.
(2) human hair or synthetic hair
We use top quality Indian(fine) and Chinese(coarse) human hair. Human hair has the advantage of natural-looking, soft-touching and it can be permed and colored dark.
Regular human hair is processed hair from multiple donors.
Remy hair: processed human hair from single donor(pony tail). Virgin hair: unprocessed Remy human hair(cuticle not stripped) .
Since Remy/Virgin hair is much more expensive than regular hair and it doesn't make that much difference for short hair style, we usually recommend regular hair for hair length not more than 10".
If you want European hair, please check with us before you order. We have very limited quantity, usually hair length not over 10".
As for synthetic hair, we use only top quality Kanekalon fiber. It is made in Japan. Synthetic hair cannot be colored but it can hold its color and wave/curl very well.
For gray or white color, we usually use synthetic hair, because human hair will be very fragile to be processed to this color and can not be permed any more. If you want human or yak white hair, please specify it ($20 extra ).
(3) hair density
In most cases hair density goes with age, the older, the thinner. Also the remaining natural hair density should be considered. When you make a choice, go by the hair near bald area headline plus 20-30% more, since your hairpiece is going to be thinned. If you are ordering full wig, choose the density by your age. Look at the people your age and choose the most natural-looking density you think.
We usually recommend 120%(20 years old),100%(30),80%(40),60%(60). If you cannot make a decision, write down your age or send us a picture and we will decide it for you.
For female wearers, we recommend you to order higher density, usually no less than 80%.
(4) base size
How to make a template: cover bald area tightly with a big piece of clear plastic wrap and tie a knot under your chin, lock the shape by applying one layer of tape, outline the bald area with marker, apply 2 more layers of tape for re-enforcement and trim the marked area; mark down front/back, part/crown and hair direction on your template. Front hairline should begin 4 fingers above eyebrows. After you finish, re-apply the template to your head to make sure it fits.
(5) hair curl/wave: