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    Hair Toupees: Everything You Need to Know


    Want to learn all about toupees? You are in the right place! 

    Let's start right from the start. 

    Losing hair is a stressful experience for men, especially when it results in patchy hair loss and bald spots. Hair fall also affects one's self-esteem and overall well-being.  With advancements in the field of non-surgical hair restoration, multiple solutions have appeared but only a handful of them are zero-risk and practical. One such solution that offers hope and a chance to regain a head full of hair is a toupee. However, a lot of men don't know what a hair toupee is all about - or at least today's toupees as we're aware the term toupee will be familiar to all.

    In this blog, Lordhair will delve into the world of hair toupees and flush out all the details. We will also explain why they are a great option for those seeking a safe hair restoration option.


    What Is a Hair Toupee? 

    Hair toupees - commonly known as men’s hairpieces, hair patches, hair systems, or partial toupees - are a non-surgical hair recovery product designed to address hair loss and provide a natural-looking solution for individuals experiencing thinning hair. We prefer the term hair system and that's what you'll primarily find on our site and in our content. Hair systems or hair toupees are meticulously crafted using real human hair to ensure a hyper-realistic appearance that seamlessly blends with the wearer's existing hair. (We'll go into more detail on how they are made later).


    Lordhair customer before and after wearing a hair system

    The hair system before-after photos of one of our Lordhair customers


    How Have Toupees Evolved Over the Years?

    Hair toupees have undergone significant evolution over the past decades. Twenty years ago, they were often associated with a less authentic appearance. To be honest, they still are which is one of the reasons why today's hair industry prefers the name hair system. Early toupee designs were made using cheap base materials and synthetic strands. They typically had very dense hair.

    However, with continuous improvements in wig design technology and techniques, hair toupees of today are actually very hard to identify. As a result, they are gaining traction among males from all age groups seeking a non-invasive yet effective treatment for hair loss.

    Nowadays, toupees come in a variety of materials and hair colors. They cater to diverse needs and preferences. From units covering the crown area to frontal toupees designed only for the receding hairline, there's a wide range of options available to suit common hair loss patterns.

    Now that you know about the meaning and evolution of hair toupees, let’s talk about the benefits they offer and how they can transform the lives of those dealing with patchy hair loss or thinning.


    Who Should Wear a Toupee?

    Hair toupees are commonly associated with men. (Women's hairpieces are often referred to as wigs or hair toppers). 

    Hair toupees are an excellent option for men who are:


    • Experiencing male pattern baldness: Scientifically called androgenetic alopecia, male pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss in men. Hair toupees can effectively cover bald spots, receding hairlines, and thinning areas caused by this problem, restoring a full head of hair and enhancing the overall appearance.

    • Dealing with premature hair loss: Premature hair loss can be emotionally distressing, especially for younger men. Hair toupees provide a non-surgical and immediate solution, helping them regain confidence and feel more at ease with their peers.

    • Facing medical issues: Certain medical conditions (such as alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, or even side effects of medical treatments like chemotherapy) can lead to significant thinning or hair fall. Toupees provide a practical and customizable solution, letting males regain a natural appearance and boost self-esteem. 

    • Seeking non-invasive hair restoration option: Unlike surgical hair transplant procedures, hair toupees are non-invasive. That means they don't require any significant recovery time. Men who prefer a less invasive approach to hair restoration often find hair toupees to be an appealing choice.

    • Looking for versatile styling possibilities: Hair toupees come in various hair colors and lengths as well as lots of other hair options, allowing men to experiment with different looks and hairstyles without compromising their natural hair.


    Check out these blogs for more toupee wisdom:


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    - DIY guide to correctly storing haire toupees at home

    - 10 cool wigs and toupees for summer 2023

    - Celebrities who have worn toupees for their work


    What Are the Benefits of Toupees?


    When it comes to addressing specific areas of hair loss or thinning, men's hair toupees offer several noteworthy benefits: 


    • Natural and seamless blend: Hair toupees are meticulously crafted using high-quality human hair. They ensure a natural and seamless blend with the wearer's existing hair. The carefully selected materials and expert craftsmanship create a hairpiece that is virtually indistinguishable from natural hair, allowing men to confidently wear their toupee without worrying about it being noticeable or looking artificial.

    • Enhanced confidence and self-esteem: One of the most obvious benefits of wearing hair toupees. By effectively concealing specific areas of hair loss or thinning, men can regain a sense of normalcy and feel more comfortable in social and professional settings wearing hair toupees. 

    • Customizable and versatile styling: This type of hair recovery unit provides men with the freedom to customize their look and style according to their preferences. Toupees can be cut, styled, and even colored to match your desired aesthetic. Whether one prefers a slicked-back look, a modern pompadour, or any other hairstyle, hair toupees can be tailored to achieve the desired result, giving them the versatility to experiment and express their individuality. Science too has proved that a full head of hair can have a profound impact on our overall self-image, empowering us to face the world with renewed confidence.

    • Non-invasive and immediate solution: Unlike surgical hair restoration procedures (which may involve long recovery times and potential health risks), hair toupees offer a non-invasive and immediate solution. Men can simply attach the toupee to the desired area and get instant transformation without the need for surgery or downtime. This makes hair toupees an appealing option for those who seek a hassle-free and reversible solution for their hair loss concerns.

    • Breathable and comfortable: Another known advantage of buying a men’s hair toupee from Lordhair in 2023! These units are literally designed with comfort in mind. They are crafted using lightweight and breathable materials that allow proper airflow to the scalp. 


    And here's one more thing that we're going to include as a benefit but really, it's just about showing you that your lifestyle doesn't need to change from wearing a toupee. In fact, modern-day partial hairpieces ensure that wearers can go about their daily activities without feeling burdened or restricted. With a hair toupee, men can enjoy a lifestyle without compromising on their daily activities. From sleeping to showering, swimming, and engaging in sports, almost everything is still possible with a toupee. There's no need to remove the hair system each night, as it can be comfortably worn while sleeping. Showering - not an issue - hair toupees are designed to stay put in water. Men can also engage in more strenuous activities without worry. Sweating is no problem as well!

    Check out this video to see just what you can do in toupee:



    How Are Hair Toupees Made? 

    Now that our readers are aware of the benefits of hair toupees, let's delve into what goes into the meticulous design and creation of these remarkable hairpieces. A hair toupee can be broken down into two main components: 


    • The base 

    • The hair 


    The base-making process begins with creating a plaster mold based on the stock measurements or template provided by the customer.

    Once the mold is complete, it serves as the foundation for the base of the hair toupee. Different materials such as lace, skin, mono, or a combination of these are applied to form the base. Hand-stitched lines are added to enhance the shape and durability of the unit, assuring it maintains its form over time.



    The transparent polyurethane material we use to create skin or poly bases


    The next crucial step is ventilation, which involves securing the hair into the base. Lordhair uses 100% human strands for their hair toupees (although synthetic hair is an option for customers). The hair is carefully sorted, washed, treated, and pulled before each strand is meticulously knotted into the hair toupee. This intricate process guarantees a realistic appearance and maximizes the longevity of the hair system.

    Once the base is prepared and the hair is securely attached, the hair toupee undergoes another round of thorough washing. Throughout the manufacturing process, careful checks and quality control measures are implemented at various stages. This helps us ensure that we deliver a high-quality product to our customers.

    Only when all quality checks have been successfully completed does the hair toupee become ready for shipment!


    What Are the Best Hair Toupees to Buy from Lordhair?

    The following are some of the most popular toupees for men to buy from our website in 2023:


    #1 SuperSkin-F: Frontal hair toupee

    SuperSkin-F has gained immense popularity since its launch, thanks to its unique and impressive features. First of all, this is designed for men with a receding hairline who do not want to shave the whole of the top of the head. Shaving your head is a big deal after all. SuperSkin-F has a transparent super thin skin base (measuring between 0.06 to 0.08mm) that is available in various sizes, ranging from 6” x 0.75” to 6” x 2”, to accommodate different degrees of frontal recession. 

    The base itself is super smooth and comfortable. It remarkably resembles the appearance of natural scalp skin. Meticulously designed with 6” long human hair V-looped throughout, it has a C to CC front contour. The human hair used in the SuperSkin-F frontal toupee has medium-light to medium (110%) hair density. 


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    #2 UTS: Hair toupee for men

    UTS has been helping men fight hair thinning and chronic hair loss for many years now and the reason why we have to include this high-quality unit on our list is because of its enduring popularity! It has a 0.03mm transparent ultra-thin skin base which is lightweight and focuses on realism and comfort (a perfect hair recovery solution for men with sensitive scalps). 

    Easy to attach and clean, the UTS hair toupee has high-quality Indian human hair strands (gray is synthetic except for colors #1B60 and #1B80) that are V-looped (no knots) all over the base in a way that they stand up with a natural lift. This means men can style it in the direction they want. 

    As with all our other stock hair systems, the UTS stock hair toupee can be dispatched within 24 hours. However, it could take an additional one to three days in case of any customization requests such as having the hair permed.




    #3 SuperSkin-V: Men’s hair toupee 

    Known for its top-notch quality and advanced features, the SuperSkin-V toupee again has real human hair (the gray hair is synthetic) that will help men recover from patchy hair loss with ease. Just like the aforementioned hairpiece, it also has a transparent super thin skin base with V-looped hair but with a slightly thicker base between 0.06mm and 0.08mm. 

    SuperSkin-V has 5-inch long human hair that is actually the default hair length of all our stock hair systems and this hair can be parted in any desirable direction. With a standard front contour, this toupee for men is available in a medium-light hair density and in multiple hair colors. 


    30 premium hair toupees for men to buy in 2023!


    #4 SuperSkin: Thin skin hair toupee 

    Our readers might be thinking that this toupee is similar to the SuperSkin-V listed above and yes, you are somewhat right but SuperSkin has its share of differences!

    Its transparent skin is thicker (and that bit more durable) at 0.08mm. With this toupee, we only use knotless, V-looped hair on the front ½” of the base. The rest of the base has single-hair, single knots to form a natural top view. Single knots are more durable than V-loops so the hair will shed less easily. (Yes, the hair from your hairpiece toupee will not last forever).  


    hair system


    #5 UTS Brushback: Hair toupee for men

    We bet most of you can work out what the base of this toupee is. Like the UTS, this has a 0.03mm thick base that is constructed using PU material. For those who don’t know, PU is a transparent material that mimics human skin and will be virtually invisible on the scalp. The UTS Brushback hairpiece is an amazing choice for men losing hair on the crown and along the hairline. It is also incredibly comfortable.

    What differentiates the UTS Brushback toupee from the UTS is its pre-styled brushback hair. Its hyper-realistic base and soft brushback human hair mean it is best for males who want to try hairstyles with an exposed hairline (think slick back, classic ducktail, or even a type of mohawk, for instance). 

    Attached using adhesive tape or glue, the UTS Brushback is available in many different colors including gray hair. So, men can also choose the gray percentage to match the toupee hair with their own real hair color. Amazing, right? 



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    #6 Ocean: European hair toupee

    Last but not least, we have our Ocean hair toupee for men. The Ocean hairpiece has gained popularity for its soft, naturally straight European hair - a premium toupee hair typer that not is silkier, shinier, and less chemically processed than our standard Indian human hair. 

    This men’s toupee (also referred to as a men’s human hair wig) comes in an array of colors and has a medium (120%) hair density. In terms of the base, Lordhair uses a 0.08mm thin skin material and the European hair is punched into the base so there are no visible knots. 

    Since the Ocean glue-on hair toupee is available in different hair lengths (from 6” to 10”), men have more styling options than they do with our other stock hair toupees. Want to try a swept-back style? No problem. Want to wear a man bun? Also possible!

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    Shop Toupees with Lordhair 

    There you go! We shared everything important there is to know about hair toupees. These units offer a practical and customizable solution for individuals experiencing hair loss or thinning. From addressing patchy baldness to providing a natural blend, versatility in styling, enhanced confidence, and a better lifestyle, the aforementioned hair toupees have proven to be a valuable choice for men who want to restore their hair appearance. 

    Didn’t find a hairpiece of your choice? No worries. You can check out our full range of stock hairpieces for men and custom toupees. We are certain you will find a unit that matches your requirements. 

    Contact us today in case of any queries. Our toupee experts will be more than happy to answer them for you!