The never-ending question is: “What will give me the most natural-looking hairline, skin or lace? The answer is BOTH! It seems to be more a matter of personal choice than anything and based on what you’re currently wearing and used to. Hair Replacements
Skin front hair replacements, when made correctly, will give you super appearance. The skin front edge MUST fit your forehead perfectly, lay flat and should disappear into your skin. The hair should either be looped or ventilated with very small single hair knots. The idea is that the hair should appear to be growing from your scalp.
The other tip is to be sure that your front hairline is slightly irregular with either a pre-scalloped front edge or you can trim the edge using an uneven cut line. The reason for the scallop or uneven line is to break up a straight line in the front. The human eye is immediately drawn to a straight line and when you break that up by using scallops or a slightly uneven line it eliminates the straight-line effect and the eye is not drawn to your hairline which you definitely don’t want.
That being said we would be remiss to not mention the downside to the thin skin front. First, it is important to understand that it is virtually impossible to have thin, fine and delicately undetectable along with durability and longevity in a hair replacement system. The thin skin front will not hold up over the long run and you can expect to replace your system anywhere from 3 to 6 months depending on the thickness and the daily care of your system. Also, remember that a looped front edge will loose hair much like the hair naturally sheds from the head and looped hair does not have the additional help of a knot to keep it secure.
Lace front hair replacements also must fit correctly for the best result and we also recommend an uneven cut on the lace edge. While the lace will disappear on the skin any straight line will be detectable. If ventilated correctly the knots in a lace front hair replacement should be very small, very tight and even in dark colors should appear as though they sprout from the scalp.
A good quality lace front will be ventilated (knotted) using a random vent system. Remember the uneven line in the front; it goes for ventilation as well as the cut line. Now here’s the scoop on bleached knots; anytime you bleach hair you weaken the hair. Bleached front knots will break more quickly and that is a given! As far longevity, lace can really be a better bet if you’re looking to get a little more time out of your unit.
While lace will breakdown and fray over time, you can always cut away the fraying edge to get a little more time and if you do the right thing when removing your hair replacement you’ll cut down on hair loss and fraying at the same time. ALWAYS use an adhesive solvent when removing or changing tape or adhesive and this goes for the skin as well as lace. When you remove your hair replacement by pulling the system off your head you run the risk of removing hair at the same time.
Whether you choose lace or thin skin front on your hair replacement just remember these few tips; irregular front hairline and proper removal will help keep your front hairline looking natural and will help to ensure your system will hold up for the wearing period of your hair replacement system.