When you google “best toupees for men”, you find thousands of results with differing opinions. Some people say lace toupees are better; some people say thin skin looks real and some other people like a combination of lace and thin skin. You may have your own opinions if you have ever worn both of them, but if you are a new wearer, it may be a headache to decide what kind of toupee to wear. Below are the upsides and downsides of lace toupees and thin skin toupees for your reference.

Upsides of lace toupees

A lace toupee has a lace base. French lace and Swiss lace are most commonly used. A lace base is breathable, light and unnoticeable. You can wear it for days without taking it off, even when you swim or do sweaty sports. The knots can be bleached to provide a natural looking hairline. It’s very comfortable to wear a lace toupee on warm and hot days.

Downsides of lace toupees

Since the lace is very delicate, it may get torn easily. The glue and tapes on the lace base are not easy to clean.  Hair with bleach knots is not as strong with the hair without bleach knots.

Upsides of thin skin toupee

A thin skin toupee is very light and looks like your real scalp. It can stick to your head snugly. Thin skin base is not as easily torn as lace base and is easier to clean the glue or tape than a lace base.

Downsides of thin skin toupee

Thin skin toupees are not breathable, so they don't suit hot or humid weather. Thin skin cannot be soaked in water for a long time. Otherwise, it may whiten and swell resulting in shedding.