'Hair to Stay'
Introducing the New Lordhair Podcast Series
We’re pleased to announce the launch of the brand new Lordhair podcast series!
Why a Lordhair hair system podcast?
We want to bring our hair system expertise to as many people as possible across as many mediums as possible. Podcasts are on the rise, after all, and almost one in four Americans listen to a podcast on a weekly basis. We write blogs, we create videos, and launching a podcast seemed the next logical step.
Who is this podcast aimed at?
We are aware that hair systems are still very much a new concept to many out there and that’s why we are primarily aiming this series at people new to hair systems or at people who want to learn more about hair systems. As a manufacturer as well as a supplier, we feel we have a lot of knowledge to impart. Different hair systems have different characteristics and understanding how hair systems are made and will help you find the best hair system for you.
Consider this an informative and educational podcast series but we also intend to share real-life stories and interviews from hair systems wearers.
So, without further ado, allow us to introduce episode 1!
We’re going to start right from the beginning as we explain just what a hair system is. We’re sure you’re familiar with wigs and toupees but we will explain what it is that makes a hair system both similar and different.
For those of you who would also appreciate a written version of this podcast then you can find the full transcript of this podcast below:
Hello everyone, this is David from Lordhair – a hair system manufacturer and supplier based in China. Welcome to what we hope to be the first of many podcasts all about hair systems.
I’m very excited to be recording our first ever podcast and in our first episode, we’re going to start right from the very beginning and discuss what a hair system actually is. After all, a hair system is still something that is very new to the general population.
Chances are that if you try and talk about a hair system with someone then you’re going to lose them straight away just by mentioning hair systems! Because it’s very likely that they won’t have heard of a hair system before. Just take this answer as the kind of answer you can expect from most people:
- What is a hair system?
- I’ve no idea whatsoever.
So, what better way to begin our podcast series than by answering this very question?
In short, a hair system or hair replacement system is a type of wig, toupee or hairpiece – words I’m sure you’re familiar with. These names are all used interchangeably by people and within the hair industry but you can think of a hair system as a modern-day wig or toupee. Hair systems are unisex but we associate them more with men. But what makes them different from a traditional wig or toupee?
First of all, hair systems are securely attached to the head with tape or glue. They are worn on the scalp (often just on the top of the head where hair loss is more common) so you will have to first shave the area of your hair loss to the size of the hair system. (This is actually one way of differentiating hair systems from wigs and toupees because those can be worn over existing hair – hair systems cannot). You will then need to apply specialist hair system tape to the base (underside) of the hair system or glue to the scalp or a combination of the two.
Because of the strength of hair system tape and glue, there’s absolutely no danger of a hair system blowing off on a windy day. There’s no danger of your hair system falling off, full stop. Your hair system will not move! They are actually semi-permanent in nature as it could be four weeks before the hold of the tape or glue starts to break down.
Don't confuse hair systems with the wigs and toupees of your granddad’s era – hair systems are made in such a realistic way that you will be able to style your hair so your front hairline is fully exposed. With the right hair system, you’ll be able to rock pretty much any hairstyle and no one will be any the wiser. The fact is you’ve probably already seen someone wearing a hair system but you just haven’t realized. That’s how undetectable they can be. Hollywood knows all about them, that’s for sure. Ever wondered how those stars can so easily pull off all those different looks in the TV shows and films they appear in?
Fake is a word that can be thrown about when talking about hair systems and this is perhaps due to the misconception that the hair isn’t real. In actual fact, hair systems are made of human hair although they can also be made of synthetic hair. Synthetic hair is typically used for gray hair but we’ll discuss this as well as the different types of human hair that can be used in a later episode. Yes, the hair of a hair system isn’t that of the wearer but it’s not fake hair. It’s human hair.
So, that’s the first part of a hair system – hair – but you also need to familiarize yourself with the term, ‘base’ or ‘base design’. The base is the second part of a hair system. We use different base materials to make the base. Each has its own properties and disadvantages but the three most common base materials in the hair system industry are lace, polyurethane and monofilament. These materials might not mean anything without context but you will recognize lace from wedding dresses. Polyurethane comes in many guises and is seen in many everyday household objects but as far as hair systems go, imagine it as a more durable form of plastic wrap or cling film. In the world of hair systems, polyurethane is also more commonly known as ‘poly’ or ‘thin skin’. Monofilament – or mono – is a type of plastic and you often get monofilament fishing lines. When used to make hair systems it is woven like lace.
The hair is ventilated or attached to the base using different techniques but we will cover the more technical side of making a hair system another time. Some people aren’t particularly concerned with how a hair system is made or they perhaps don’t even realize that they can be made in so many different ways but it is actually important to be aware of these technical aspects so you know what to expect from your hair system when you’re wearing it and so you understand which hair systems can best match your needs.
The next question you may have is about the size of a hair system. Will it fit me? Do they come in different sizes? Can they be worn over the whole of the head? The standard dimensions of the base are eight inches in width and 10 inches in length. That is why they are designed to be worn on the top of the scalp. This is in line with the nature of male pattern baldness which is the primary cause of hair loss in men. I’m sure you have seen plenty of men who are losing their hair on the top of their heads but they still have hair on their back and sides. That’s male pattern baldness. A hair system, should - I say should because this is dependent on the person having the correct hair density and color as well as a good haircut – then blend in seamlessly with their own natural hair on the back and sides. As mentioned earlier, you have to first shave your head because hair system tape or glue won’t properly adhere to your own thinning hair – they need to be applied directly to the scalp.
Now, you can get hair systems in different sizes. Depending on the base design, the base could be cut down to fit a smaller hair loss area but you can also get frontal hair systems or frontals that perhaps measure 1.5 inches by 6 inches and are designed to be worn at the very front of the head. These are perfect if you are just in the early stages of male pattern baldness and are just trying to mask a receding hairline. On the other end of the scale, you can get oversized or full cap hair systems that cover the whole of your head. They are for men who are fully bald and may be suffering from conditions like alopecia totalis or undergoing chemotherapy.
So, there you have it. The hair system – the modern-day wig or toupee that is your answer to hair loss. Thank you very much for listening to this podcast and we hope you found it informative. And we hope you now understand just exactly what a hair system is.
We’ll be discussing other aspects of hair systems in future podcasts with a focus on people who are new to hair systems and looking for more information before they decide to commit to one. We will also be speaking with customers of ours who now wear hair systems and who were once in the same situation as you.
In the meantime, keep researching your options and we hope you can join us next time
Once again, my name is David, and this podcast was brought to you by Lordhair.
More episodes to follow!
This podcast series about hair systems is going to become a regular feature of ours so look out for more episodes in the near future and beyond! Naturally, we welcome your feedback and please also let us know of any topics that you’d like us to cover.
We hope that after listening to this podcast you are clear on what a hair system is and how it is much more than the universally known wig and toupee. Be sure to leave your questions below as we will be happy to answer them!
In the meantime, why not start your search for that perfect hair system and end your battle with hair loss?