Self maintaining the hairline of your system – all you need to know

There are two options when wearing a hair system in terms of maintenance. A lot of clients will visit a clinic every 4 weeks or so, to have their piece removed, cleaned and reattached, and their own hair trimmed of course. The alternative, is clients can maintain their piece themselves at home, by removing it, cleaning, and reapplying the bond, only visiting a barbers to have their hair trimmed and shaped if desired. This all seems simple, but majority of system wearers will need to maintain the front of their hair system themselves at home, regardless of in clinic maintenance, to achieve a flawless hairline and swept back look.

Taking care of your hair system doesn’t have to be a daunting task, in fact it’s so simple you could probably do it with your eyes closed, though we wouldn’t necessarily recommend that. For now, you may want to keep your eyes open until you read up on our helpful guide and become a world renowned pro at caring for your hair system.

What we call a ‘hard bond’ is used around the back and sides of the piece, as this is a thicker bond, much stronger and won’t be seen as it will be covered by the hair of the piece. A ‘soft bond’ is used at the front, as the name suggests, it gives a much softer finish, and allows for clients to wear their hair off their face. Although this looks great, it does require some maintenance.

It’s completely normal for the hairline adhesive to break down after some time so don’t stress yourself if you find the bond on your hair system beginning to wear out. It’s not giving up on you, there are various factors that can break down the adhesive including:

  • Humidity and environment – the heat can cause the weaker adhesive at the front to break down faster, this is especially normal for clients living in hotter countries or using the sauna for example.
  • Amount of exercise done which results in sweat – sweating will again break down the bond, but this is easily fixed. Clients who go to the gym often will need to understand that they will be maintaining their system more regularly.
  • Natural oiliness of your scalp – some clients scalps are a lot oiler than others, and produce a lot more sebum, meaning that the front can lift
  • Water flowing through the system – washing your system won’t cause the front to life, but excess washing will.


Although there are lots of products out there, we recommend using the following to maintain the front of your system.

An adhesive remover like Lace Release should be used to release the bond of the lace to skin, and remove excess stickiness and glue. Start by spraying the lace front with the Lace Release, making sure it doesn’t go in to your eyes! And wipe with cotton wool. If you would like an option that isn’t alcohol based, you can used Super Solv which is oil based instead.

Ghost Bond glue gives the most realistic look, and is what many of the celebrities wearing hair systems use to give the undetectable hairline we all chase! Although it can be quite pricey, a little goes a long way, and can you really put a price on a flawless hairline!

Pro Touch offer a handy pen that can be a lot less messy to use to reapply your hairline, or even just top up small areas that may have lifted.

Once the lace and your skin is clean, clip back the hair and lace of the piece, apply a layer of glue, wait for it to get ‘tacky’ and then apply another. Again, wait until it is almost dry, and apply a third layer. Once this is almost dry, place down your piece and hold in place, it will take a moment to feel fully stuck and secure.

This can be done as often as you feel necessary, but always make sure to clean and release the lace carefully as to not pull any of the hairs out or damage your piece!



Are you worried the colour of your system is fading? Wearing a system comes with the responsibility of taking care as you would your own hair, particularly if it is coloured. Hair dye has been around since ancient times, so we feel it is only right to express the implications and rules that should be followed. With proper care and time, you can protect your hair system and keep it looking shiny, vibrant and luxurious.
At The London Hair Clinic, we offer and recommend all our clients to follow these simple tips, to maintain the colour of their hair system.

Are you using the right washing products on your system?
When washing your system, be sure to use a product that contains colour protecting qualities. Colour shampoos and conditioners can be purchased from us. Most colour shampoos and conditioner will cater for the different colours such as reds, blonde, brunettes and so on. These shampoos and conditioners are not hair dyes but contain ingredients that help to protect and will allow the colour to last longer.
Switching to Sulphate Free
As well as find products that are colour protectants it is also good to use products that are free of harmful salts. These are the ingredients that cause colour fading and loss of moisture. Look for sulphate- free shampoos and conditioners. these products will add shine, volume and increase the longevity of your hair system.
Turning down your hot tap!
Washing your hair with scolding hot water can strip your colour and increase the chances of it fading faster. Hot water opens the hair the hair strand surfaces. therefore, if the water is too hot, the dye will find a way to escape quicker.
Avoid shampooing your system frequently.
We highly recommend that you wash your system less often as you would your own hair, as this will help the colour last longer and maintain its overall condition. You don’t need to wash your system every time you shower, or everytime it gets wet. Shampoo is a detergent and will strip the colour faster.
The Following products are recommended:
• Redken all soft shampoo and conditioner
• Pro Touch colour maintenance shampoo

Avoiding Oxidisation
Oxidisation occurs when a chemical reaction from the sun has an ultimate effect on the colour hues in the hair, mainly when oxygen is existent and the molecules manifest to UV light.
When it comes to dyed hair, the sun can be your worst nightmare, so it is best to avoid long periods of sun exposure, as this causes damage too, which is why you might notice your hair system’s colour has changed.
You’re not excepted to stay inside or wear a hat all summer, but there are ways in which you can avoid or protect your hair system from the harmful UV rays. So if you are about to be exposed to the sun follow these useful tips.
– Invest in products that contain SPF. This can include, hairsprays, conditioners, shampoos and so on.
– If you like wearing hats, wear one to avoid sun exposure and provide extra protection.
– Use an SPF moisturizing spray to spritz your hair throughout the day.

Damage from Heated Styling
If you style your hair system regularly using heated tools such as a hairdryer, tongs or straightener. You must consider the implications and all safety precautions must be considered.
– Before using heated styling tools, you must ensure the hair is completely dry.
– You should use a heated styling protectant.

Applying Treatments after colouring
Treatments can be done at home or professionally by your stylist. Using deep conditioning treatments not only keep the system soft, it also adds extra shine and helps to maintain the colour and condition of the hair. Conditioning treatments that contain natural oils such as Argan, Almond or Coconut oil can create a protective barrier to help colour treated hair from fading.
Deep conditioning treatments can be used after every colour, which will protect the condition of the hair ensuring the increased longevity of your hair system.
For a more professional treatment speak to your stylist about the Olaplex treatment. This three-step treatment is used to work through to the molecular level of the hair, to restore health, and decrease damage, caused by thermal, chemical or mechanical factors.

So, there you have it, a few simple tips to follow to keep your hair system looking shiny, luxurious and brand new always. If you are unsure about some of these tips, don’t be scared to ask a professional advice. Here at London Hair Clinic, we can offer all advice in terms of maintaining your current hair system. We are also happy to discuss the various options, in terms of what we have to offer. Give us a call on 0207 404 6040, to speak to one of our consultants.

Hair Systems – Virgin Hair vs Processed Hair

So, you’ve made the choice to go ahead and join the world of hair replacement by ordering a hair system. Great! You may think the big decision is over now, but it has only just begun. Choosing the right type of hair that will be used to make your hair piece is crucial in not only giving the most realistic look and feel, but also ensuring the longevity of the piece.

The ethnicity you choose for your hair system will depend on your own heritage, skin tone and hair colour. But within these different categories of hair (Indian, European etc) there are two qualities of hair to consider, virgin hair and processed hair.

Virgin hair (in hair systems) is hair that has had absolutely no chemical processing, and is in the same condition as when bought from members of the public through our programme Hair Harvest. The hair still has the cuticle intact, meaning it behaves like normal hair that is growing from your scalp. It has movement (if desired) and doesn’t have a false look or shine. Virgin hair lasts the longest as it will not deteriorate in quality like processed hair.  The natural shine and texture of the hair will remain throughout the reasonable life of the hair system.

Processed hair is entirely different. Processed hair is usually bought/taken from temples in Asia, or sourced from hair that has been thrown out from hairdressers etc. The hair starts as very dark to black hair, is stripped of its cuticle, bleached, coloured to chosen colour and then coated in silicone. Not only will the silicone wash off leaving a very dry hair underneath, the colour will also fade to a yellow or orange. Once the chemicals have stripped away (only a few washes after being fitted) the hair becomes very hard to manage and will need replacing around every 2-3 months if you’re lucky! Most clients don’t get even that amount of time from a processed hair system, and if they do, the months are filled with problems.

At The London Hair Clinic, all of the hair used for our systems is guaranteed to be virgin hair. We never process our hair, and it is only coloured if desired by our clients. This ensures that our client’s hair always not only looks amazing, but also feels amazing, and allows for our clients to go about their life with a great head of hair and full confidence!

Living your everyday life with a hair system!

The thought of transitioning to wearing a hair system can be extremely daunting for most individuals and not to mention highly embarrassing at the prospect of relying on a hair piece. The feeling that it may be noticeable, un-natural is most likely to put most people off. In fact, the whole aspect of non-surgical hair replacement will frighten anyone who may not have enough knowledge about hair systems.

Although hair systems are not widely discussed and may be considered taboo, in recent years they have become increasingly more popular with both genders and more so with male clients. The increasing popularity is down to the new-found confidence and lease of life that a simple hair system can provide. Most people have expressed how the transition has transformed their life for the better, and now view life from a positive way. The purpose of this article is to inform individuals on how to maintain a hair system and how it will affect your everyday lifestyle activities.

Will my hair system stay on forever?

Although the idea of having a hair piece last a life time seems ideal for most clients, this notion is unrealistic. The reasoning behind this is due to the simple fact that everything is relative to the individual, meaning life styles vary which then impacts the durability of the hair system.  The prospect of investing in a hair system can be expensive and personal to the individual which therefore means that caring and maintain the hair system is not an option and should be taken seriously. To avoid feeling disheartened about your hair piece it is very important to understand the time and effort it takes to care for it, which in turn avoids dissatisfaction in the long term.

In an ideal world, the hair system would be able to withstand anything but still maintain its original condition, however, this again is not practical. The hair systems are made from virgin human hair and therefore should be treated in the same way. There are many questions and fears surrounding hair systems, one of the most frequently asked questions is whether the hair piece will fall off during everyday activities such as swimming, being in the sun and wearing a hat.  These are perfectly normal questions to ask before investing in a hair piece, and having a consultation is the perfect opportunity to open about your concerns regarding hair systems in the consultation.

Can I exercise with a hair system on?

Once you have your system bonded on, it is advised to wait 24 to 48 hours before exercising, for the bond to set. Therefore, your body temperature needs to remain cool. The waiting period is recommended to avoid getting your head wet, swimming, psychical activity or anything that will involve your body releasing excessive sweat or an increase in your temperature. This is a concern for individuals who work out on a regular basis, and the length on which their bond lasts will have a significant difference.

Swimming is also not an issue, however excess exposure to chlorine can damage the system, which is why wearing a swimming hat is highly recommended for further protection.

So, what problem will you face, in terms of getting your hair system wet?

As explained previously once the hair system bonding has passed the setting stage (meaning it feels solid, tight with no obvious lifting) the hair system can then be exposed to water and is fine to get wet. It is recommended to avoid regular exposure to heat and steam, therefore washing the hair daily can cause great damage to the hair system. The issue is not so much the water, but the actual heat and steam from washing the hair and regular exposure will cause the bond to soften temporarily and then once your body returns to the original state, the hair system will reset again.

Having said this, most people tend to have a rebond (The system is take off, washed the retreated) every four weeks and by this time, the bond will naturally form. However, the speed of the breakdown varies for everyone due to the uniqueness of the body chemistry and the chemical makeup of the adhesives that are being used. There is not an actual way to determine which adhesives work for you, without trying. However, the specifications of the adhesives can help you to work out which adhesives you require. For example, some adhesives are waterproof or water based, where as some are more appropriate for people who have allergies.


The biggest question to ask is, will it fall off?

One of the main concerns people have regarding hair systems is whether they fall off, once the bond starts to breakdown. The simple answer to that question is No. The prospect of having your hair system fall off is mortifying, but you can be assured that if it slightly lifts , it will not come off completely.

It’s now time to fight off all your hair loss anxiety. Firstly, we recommend that the best way to overcome this is to seek professional advice. To get all your questions, worries and enquiries answered!

Why not schedule a free non- obligatory discreet consultation with our well-experienced consultants here at The London Hair Clinic.

Call us on 02074046040 


Coming to terms with losing your hair can be very stressful and the process of opting for a hair replacement can be a huge step. A lot of men get confused, in terms of knowing what to look for, since there are different types of hair replacement options, such as wigs, hairpieces (toupee) and hair systems. These terms are often used mistakenly, and without the knowledge, it can be almost impossible for people to know the difference between them. Here is a brief explanation to highlight the difference between a toupee hairpiece and a hair system.

A large portion of statistics show that by age 35 around 40 percent of men will experience male pattern baldness, which is usually when they choose to address it. At our hair clinic, we meet with numerous men who would prefer not to go through the course of hair transplants or surgical hair substitutions, so we offer a workable solution that works without having to go under the knife.

So we ask, is a hairpiece the same as a hair system? The most appropriate response is NO. A hair system and a hairpiece are two totally different things.

A toupee or a hairpiece invokes all kind of images such as the badly fitted toupees on elderly men that have been the brunt of much silly comedic commentary. Hairpieces are regularly mass created, factory line made wigs that are awkward to wear and that surely trick nobody. The hair used is regularly sub-quality human hair or synthetic hair that can give off an unnatural look.

On the Other Hand, a hair system is an awesome choice for any individual who is experiencing hair loss, thinning hair, or a large degree of male pattern baldness. Not at all like an ordinary hairpiece, a hair system is made bespoke for you. The base of the piece is made by taking a mould of your scalp, so the size and shape of area of loss is perfectly covered by the system and the blend between this and your own hair is flawless. Our hair systems feature a super thin breathable base that is custom fitted for a lightweight, barely detectable feel on your head. All hair used is 100% virgin human hair, matched to the colour, movement and texture of your own hair.

What we provide at LHC

Our clinic professionally chooses the highest quality of natural human hair keeping in mind the end goal to is to match up to your own natural hair or the desired look you want. With a huge choice of colours, textures, wave patterns, thicknesses, and lengths of hair, we can create a hair system that definitely coordinates your personalised vision. Additionally, hair systems provide a imperceptible, regular, and extremely reasonable result. The system gives you the option to brush the hair away from your face, part it any way you like, and most significantly looks just as if the hairs are growing from your own scalp. The best part is that with a hair system, you are not constrained in terms of your everyday life activities. You can live life to its full potential, without limitations or the dread of losing your hair in a windstorm. Our system is intended to withstand work out, running, sports, work activities and many other relevant everyday movements.

 Please give us a call on 02074046040, to book a free non- obligatory consultation, where our well-trained consultant can offer you advice and recommendations of what services we have to offer, for your specified needs. 


The London Hair Clinic is excited to offer our new ‘Hair For Life’ deals.

We are offering a ‘Hair For Life’ deal for all clients, new and old.  

The price begins at £1350 per year, depending on hair types, and it provides clients with 2 luxury hair systems to be used throughout the year.  The ‘Hair For Life’ hair system is our premium product for men and features:
*Virgin, luxury human hair
*Fine Lace base material
*Single Hair, Single Knots
*Graduated Hairline, hand finished in London 

Much lower densities can be achieved with this product, making it the most
natural hair replacement system that the industry offers.

Call us on 0207 4046040 if you would like to know more about this offer.
Our consultant Fabian will be happy to discuss the options available to you.


Welcome to our new and improved website for The London Hair Clinic – specialists in non-surgical hair replacement!

We will be posting regularly on this blog, whether it’s news on hair loss, or tips on how to care for your hair system.

As a welcome gift to all new visitors of our blog, we are offering a discount on your first hair system order with us. Please contact our consultant, Fabian, on 0207 404 6040 for more details and to book in your free consultation.

As always, you can give us a call or email on info@londonhairclinic.co.uk if you have any enquiries or need advice.