Template & Samples
This section shows you how to make a (mould) template and how to take hair sample(s) from your head, we hope this helps to make your ordering easy and convenient to handle.
Supplying a template of your hair loss area is a fundamental part of ordering a bespoke hair replacement system. The template is used as a model from which we derive the correct size and shape of your hair loss area. This will ensure we make a system that is a perfect fit for you. Below is an example of template moulds:
Making A Tape Template:
- · Plastic wrap
- · A roll of transparent tape
- · Make up pencil
- · A permanent marker pen
- · Scissors
- · Hand mirror
Draw your hairline with a make up pencil on your skin from temple to temple. If you will be using tape at the front of your new system, use the same shape tape as a stencil for this line.
For most, the placement of the hairline is established by placing three or four fingers flat on the forehead with the pinkie resting above the eyebrow line when your brow is furrowed (eyebrows raised), where your index finger lies is where your front hairline should begin. Draw a line from this point to form your hairline. A hairline with a deeper recession looks the most natural rather than one that is too straight across. The deeper the recession the more natural the look that is obtained. Be careful not to place your hairline too far down. Use rubbing alcohol to erase the line if you need to try again.
The first thing you need to do is spray some water on your scalp, this will help you with the next step. Next, tear a 12” wide strip of plastic wrap long enough to tie under your chin (like a bonnet). Now place the wrap on your head and press the wrap tightly to your head and tie it under your chin in order to keep wrap secure. Next use the tape to contour the head shape. Beginning at the forehead, place the transparent tape on the wrap over what will become the outer perimeters of the bald area pattern. The outer perimeters are determined by the areas of baldness.
In this next step the tape will lock the plastic wrap into a permanent transparent tape template of your scalp. Apply three layers of tape. Begin with the first layer going from front to back then overlap the second layer going side to side and the final layer should be front to back again. PLEASE DO NOT UNTIE THE PLASTIC WRAP FROM UNDER THE CHIN UNTIL THE LAST STEP IS FINISHED.
While plastic wrap is still on your head, trace/draw pattern hairlines on the tape template with a permanent sharpie marker. Lines are drawn from that point (center of front hairline you drawn in Step 1) to form a pattern which covers the bald area. This pattern will establish the shape of your hair system base.
After the entire outer perimeter of the pattern is drawn, the desired hair direction should be indicated. If a parting is desired, draw a line from a pivot point at back crown to the front hairline. Placement of the pivot point should correspond to what can be seen of your original growth.
After the entire outer perimeter is drawn, please indicate the front by marking “F” for front and “B” for back on the template. Also write your name and order number on this template.
Upon finishing marking the tape template, place one more layer of the transparent tape (now four) going from side to side. This should seal and protect the markings. Now your template is complete.
Carefully untie and remove the template from your head and cut with scissors the excess plastic wrap along the outer perimeter line you have drawn. A wonderful tape template is coming out, place it back on the bald area of your head to ensure it's the correct size and shape and you're done! Just go and send it to us together with your hair sample (we will show you how to make hair samples separately).
Taking Hair Sample(S):
If we obtain your hair samples, we are able to dye the hair color to match your samples very well. Colour is hard to be described with words or with a photo as you know. So sending in a REAL sample or samples (your hair may have different color shades in different areas of your head, or even the color on the tip is different to the color on the root) can ensure we make a hair system that matches your existing hair precisely.
For best results, we recommend taking 100-200 strands in each sample which should be about 2-3" in length. The more hair you can provide, the easier it will be for us to analyze the color.
If your hair is the same color all over, please just provide one sample. However, if your hair is a different color in different areas (e.g. you have more grey in the sides), for best results take samples from 3-6 areas:
-Front: At the hairline or bang area (if possible)
-Top: The front, top of your head (if possible)
-Crown: The back, top of your head (if possible)
-Temples: At the front most part of your hair on the sides
-Sides: Approximately 1-2" above the top of your ear
-Back: As close to the center of the back of your head as possible
NOTE: Please cut a sample from each area and label each one, informing us what part of the head it came from (e.g. front, top, sides, crown, temple or back etc.).Please make sure the hair is clean. This is important because dirty hair will not show its true color.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND SENDING IN YOUR HAIR SAMPLES BECAUSE PHOTOS DO NOT REFLECT THE REAL COLOR OF YOUR HAIR. COMPUTER MONITORS DO NOT ACURATELTY REFLECT YOUR HAIR’S ORIGINAL TONE.