Self maintaining the hairline of our 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 client’s 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 use 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!

Hair loss prevention diet

Hair loss is a problem that many people are grappling with. Both men and women can start losing hair owing to a variety of reasons. From genetics to medication and age-related factors, all these can cause hair loss. The good news is that you can be proactive to prevent hair loss. Prevention is always better than cure. Every person can employ preventive measures for a healthier crown.

One of the best strategies is to incorporate foods that promote hair growth and prevent hair loss in your diet. In addition to giving you a healthy hairline, these foods will also promote overall wellness. This article gives you some hair loss prevention diet ideas that work.

Enrich your diet with Vitamin A

Vitamin A is critical to promoting hair health. It actually works like a natural conditioner to give you shinny and moisturized hair. This way, you will discourage hair breakage; retaining your hair volume. There are many sources of Vitamin A; including carrots and sweet potatoes. These foods are not just great for hair; but they also provide you with more health benefits. Adding carrots and sweet potatoes to a healthy balanced diet will indeed give you an edge to keep hair loss at bay.

Tap into the goodness of dairy products

Dairy products like eggs, milk and yogurt promote the growth of thick healthy hair. These foods are rich in proteins, Vitamins B12 and B7 which are vital for hair health. In addition, they come with essential nutrients like zinc, iron and Omega-6 fatty acids. All these elements play a huge role in giving your hair the right boost for better growth. Therefore, make eggs and other dairy products part of your daily diet. In moderation, these foods will help prevent hair loss.

Embrace green leafy vegetables like spinach

Spanish can be called a ‘super food’ when it comes to boosting growth of hair. This food is known for its high iron content. Iron deficiency is a leading cause of hair loss. In this regard, spinach is the right food to add to your diet. Spinach is also rich in protein, Vitamins A and C, magnesium, potassium, calcium and some omega-3 fatty acids. Therefore, you cannot go wrong with spinach when you are looking to maintain healthy attractive hair.

Make oats part of your diet

Oats are known to have a wealth of health benefits. With high fibre content, they are excellent for the digestive system. Oats are also rich in zinc, iron and omega-6 fatty acids. These nutrients are vital in promoting the health of your skin and hair. A bowl of oatmeal in your breakfast will help you tap into the benefits. This is also a tasty treat to add to your diet.

Consider adding shrimp to your diet

When you are looking for a healthy alternative source of high quality protein, shrimp is an excellent choice. Thankfully, this food contains high concentration of zinc and Vitamin B12. These are the nutrients that help boost healthy hair growth preventing hair loss. Chicken is another great alternative to add to your diet. Rich in proteins and other nutrients, you will keep hair loss away. Vegetarians can consider peanuts and tofu for optimal hair health.

Top five reasons why men are losing or suffering from certain types of hair loss

There are a variety of causes and reasons that can contribute to men losing their hair, however, in some situations men tend to shy away from the coming to terms with the actual reason why they are losing hair, and just blame the cause on genetics or age. This is totally wrong there are many other factors, triggers that can onset balding that most men suffering from hair loss do not realise.

Statistics state that two – thirds of men will start to lose their hair or experience some form of thinning by the time they are age 25. And 85% of men will experience forms of hair loss once they are 50 years old. However, let this not scare you some men are just born lucky and may not experience this!

For anyone experiencing hair loss, it can be a quite stressful experience and even more frustrating when trying to find a solution. Luckily for men scientist have found, and simplified the common causes of hair loss in men. The following are the top 5 reasons/causes why men are losing their hair.

Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness is one of the most common types of hair loss, most men suffer with. This type of hair loss occurs mainly with a U or M shape recession around the hairline and the crown of the head, over time the hair follicles begin to shrink, and eventually thinning or complete loss.

There are a few tests that can be done to diagnose male pattern baldness however it is easy diagnosable based on the appearance and pattern of the hair loss.


Any type of stress can be a strain on anyone’s health, whether it be physical or mental. Severe stress can send waves of different metabolites and hormones around your body which can put it in shock, this can lead your hair straight to the telogen effluvium phase. This is the stage where the hair begins to shed.

If you are able to tackle the root of your stress your hair may have a chance of growing back. It is always recommended to seek medical advice if you are suffering from stress.

Autoimmune Hair loss

Chronic illnesses such as diabetes, autoimmune disorders or thyroid diseases have been closely linked to hair loss, some side effects from medication can cause damage to your follicles. It is always advised to speak with a professional or doctor if you think you may be losing your hair for this reason.

Skin Conditions

Hair loss in men can be onset by various skin conditions and diseases, from psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and many other especially since hair is formed from the follicles of the scalp, any type of contact skin or scalp issue can cause strain and cause hair loss. It is always advised to seek medical advice from a dermatologist so that you can treat the problem sooner rather than later.


There are many everyday lifestyle factors that can be the invisible cause of your hair loss, this includes the following:

Poor Diet – Lack of nutrients can cause your hair to become weaker and eventually falling out. A healthy maintained diet is highly important, reducing the amount of sugar can decrease the amount of DHT (de hydra testosterone) being produced. Too much of being produced can slow down hair growth

Alcohol & Smoking – Both of these everyday external factors can have a huge impact on your hair. If both are taken excessively they are most likely to reduce the intake of nutrients causing damaging toxins to enter your bloodstream, also causing damage to the hair follicles.
Excessive exercise or physical activities – going to the gym and working out excessively can put your body into a state of shock which is also a root cause of hair loss.
Products – Excessive use of products can cause damage to the hair shaft eventually leading to hair loss. Many products such as gels, hairsprays or mousse contain alcohol that can be harmful to your hair, causing the hair to break or split.

Many men are suffering from hair loss, please do not think you are alone, there are many options now on the market that can help, which is one reason why we’re here! If you are interested in hair replacement and want to seek some advice, why not call us on 02074046040 to book a free consultation with one of our consultants.

Why adhesive skin tests are so import on our hair replacement clients

At the London hair clinic, we ensure and believe that all our clients who come to us for hair replacement must be informed and take the appropriate measures, in regards to skin testing. Up to 95% of men who come to us will have their hair system attached with some form of adhesive, therefore we like to we ensure that we perform an adhesive skin test before any of our services is carried out.

Do you suffer from sensitive skin or allergies?

The main aim of carrying out a skin test is extremely important to determine and prevent possible risk or a reaction. Whether you think you have the best skin in the world or if you have never had any allergies before. At the London hair clinic, we take pride in ensuring that all necessary adhesives testing is done on a compulsory basis from the beginning. Not only does this reassure you but it applies to the National Health and Safety guidelines and regulations.

Whilst most of the glues and tapes used to attach your hair system are safe to use on the skin, some people may experience irritation so it is always safe to be cautious.

Performing a skin test, what does it involve?

We recommend skin testing every 6months, this is done by placing a small number of adhesive tapes or glues on an area where skin can be sensitive for example, behind the ear, on the inner arm or actually on the scalp if possible. We usually advised that the patch is left on overnight approximately 12 hours. Most reactions will take place within the first 12 hours, you will be able to indicate this.

Clients who have colour on their hair.

Many of our clients will have their own hair dyed to match the colour of the hair system, this is usually to cover grey hairs. A further skin test similar to the adhesive has to be carried out prior to any colour service being done. However, there are many different alternatives if you have an allergy.

What happens if you are allergic or experience some form of sensitivity to the adhesives or colour?

If it is apparent that you are allergic or sensitive to the glues or tapes used, please do not worry hair replacement can still work for you as there are alternatives. We will take extreme measures to ensure we use an adhesive that is hypoallergenic. (glues and tapes that contain products that are less harmful and highly likely to cause an allergic reaction.

Here are a few of the symptoms that may occur:

  • Itchy red or raised rash on skin
  • Swollen eyes, hands, feet or lips
  • Stomach cramp, vomiting or nausea
  • Swelling in the mouth – causing difficulties to breathing
  • Feeling faint or light headed

How do I know I am allergic?

So, what is the difference between an irritant reaction and an allergic reaction, it is important to understand the difference. An allergic reaction usually takes place a few days to develop, whereas a skin irritant occurs immediately.

If you feel you have suffered any of the above, we recommend seeing a Doctor or GP.

At the London hair clinic, we ensure that all our clients who purchase hair system’s from us are safeguarded before any procedure or service is carried out. If you are worried about the adhesives and whether they will work for you, why not give us a call on 02074046040, and book in for a free consultation with one of our consultants. They will be happy to talk you through the process in detail and offer you a service specific to your personalised needs.

The ins and outs of non-surgical hair replacement

Getting older is the biggest risk factor for hair loss. Both men and women may suffer thinning and hair loss as they advance in age. However, there are many other causes of hair loss including genetics, diet, medications and even underlying health conditions. Losing hair is therefore a problem that many people grapple with every single day. One of the most common interventions for this problem is surgical hair replacement. However, only a few people who can afford it will be able to choose this option. In light of this, most people will turn to non-surgical hair replacement options to find reprieve. Below is a breakdown of the top non-surgical options that can help replace hair.

Hair extensions and wigs

Many people will find solace in getting artificial hair to replace their lost hair. Hair extensions and wigs are therefore very popular in society today. Women go this direction often compared to men. However, there are extensions and wigs available for both men and women. The top merit is that this method is not invasive and can be easy to maintain. On the other hand, removing the extensions or the wigs may leave people feeling inadequate.

Remedies that boost hair growth

For those who want to replace their natural hair, considering remedies that boost hair growth could be the key. There are many medications available in the market for this. However, before using any product, make sure that it is safe. One great product that is approved by the FDA is Minoxidil. Clinical trials that have been done show that 80% of users will notice some significant change in hair growth. The official trade name for this product is Rogaine. This remedy is available to people without the need for a prescription. It is also very affordable and will not cost more than $20 a month. On the flip side, the remedy does not promise all people perfect results. You will have to try and see how well it works for you.

Hair care products that boost hair growth

There are oils and shampoos in the market that have been specially formulated to boost hair growth. They are enriched with various ingredients that go a long way to repair any damage and to encourage volume in your hair. Using these products could help greatly. However, they will not be an overnight intervention. You will have to use the care products over a long period of time to see the difference. Also, make sure to use products that are safe.

Diet changes and supplementation

It is common knowledge that what you eat plays a pivotal role in determining the status of your hair. Getting proper nutrition will boost overall hair growth. Adding a multivitamin will further boost your hair outcome. Keratin is the protein found in hair that needs to be boosted for healthy hair growth. Vitamins and herbs will boost keratin in your body. Improving your diet will involve eating good sources of protein and taking in plenty of fruits and vegetables. Supplements that contain a wide range of vitamins will work well. Also, choose those with minerals like zinc, copper, selenium and iodine. A healthy diet can also prevent hair loss.

Men's hair loss consultation process

For many men looking into hair replacement solutions, researching every possible fact on hair pieces online isn’t uncommon, neither is watching countless before and after videos. This may seem like the easy part, because if you like what you see during your investigation, the next step is to book a consultation to discuss your options in person. For several, this can be a very daunting and scary prospect. This blog will talk you through step by step every aspect of the consultation, from the cost of them to actually seeing a hair piece on your head and will ease all of your hair replacement worries!

Once you have taken the big step of booking in your free consultation whether over the phone or online, one of our highly trained consultants will give you a call to give you some brief information on our hair replacement solutions prior to you coming in. This is just to ensure you are aware of our prices, what we do etc., to save you a wasted journey if it’s not what you’re looking for!

At The London Hair Clinic, it is imperative that potential and current clients are treated with the upmost discreet service. Therefore, all consultations and maintenance appointments are completed in a private room in our Central London clinic.

You will be greeted by our reception team who will bring you to our waiting area and offer you a beverage. The consultant will then be ready to see you, and will take you through to the room your consultation will take place in. Our consultants are qualified Trichologists who will be able to offer you advice on your hair loss and answer any questions you have. We are regulated by the Institute of Trichologists and the Trichological Society.

The consultant will first ask you to tell them a little about your situation and what you’re looking for, just to get some background info. It is really important to us that we are completely transparent with our clients, whether potential or regular, as to what we think will work for them.

We often see men who haven’t lost much hair, and are simply looking for options for the future, or for their worries to be reassured. We will never push a hard sale or advise clients who we don’t believe will benefit to order one of our hair systems. We want our solution to change your life, in the best way possible!

Once you have discussed yourself with the consultant, they will bring in some hair pieces to give you an idea of what we can make for you. All of our hair systems are made from virgin hair, and the consultant will talk you through and show you examples of each kind of hair we offer, European, Indian and Luxury.

Every possible query that could come up regarding hair replacement will be taken through with you, and we book out a free hour-long consultation to allow for this. We also run through a checklist with you to ensure we have been through everything and there is nothing left unsaid.

If you decide that you would like to go ahead with an order for a hair replacement system at your initial consultation, this can be placed on the day. The consultant will discuss and decide with you if you would prefer to go for a bespoke or semi-bespoke order and talk you through any differences between the two. Once you have decided, all of your specifications such as colour, length, density etc. will be referenced, along with a plastic mould and measurements being taken of your scalp. If your hair allows, we will also take a sample of this. The consultant will ensure you are in charge of every aspect of your new hair, so you know exactly what you will be getting when you piece is ready.

They will then discuss with you the type of bond you will prefer to have, whether that’s a hard bond where you come in to see us every month, or something that you maintain yourself at home. This doesn’t have to be decided on the day, but we will talk you through each option.

We fully educate you on each option available, so that you feel you are making the most informed decision possible when it comes to this life changing choice.

Our consultations are no-obligation, so we are more than happy for you to go away and have a think about your options, of course contacting the consultant whenever with any questions you may have, you will be given their business card with their direct email address and number. You are more than welcome to come in as many times as needed before you make your final decision, at no extra cost.

All of our prices are set, so the quote you are given at your initial consultation will stay the same, whether you decide to go ahead straight away or not. We will give you a copy of our price list so you have it to hand when making your decision on what is best for you.

Our reputation with prestigious organisations such as Katie Piper Foundation, along with referrals from the NHS are testimony to our expertise in hair loss solutions.

If you would like to book in for your free consultation, or would like one of our consultants to give you a call first, please give us a call on 0207 404 6040 or email

Keeping your system in the best possible condition for as long as possible!


Now that you’ve got your new head of hair, you don’t want to lose it. Which is why it’s so important to keep your hair system maintained to a high standard, so that not only does it look great, but feel great too!

Your hair system is exposed to various circumstances and conditions that can wear it out and tear it down. We understand that you value your hair system and want to care for it in the best way possible. Learning to care for your hair system is inexpensive and time saving. By the end of this blog post, you’ll be able to deal with any issue that can arise with wearing a hair system and keep it looking its best at all times!

Shampooing and conditioning your hair system is key to keeping your hair system squeaky clean however shampooing your hair system more often than necessary can do more harm than good. The good news is that your hair system won’t require regular shampoo washes as often as natural hair but on other hand nobody wants to smell or touch a dirty head so cleaning your hair system with shampoo and conditioning is a necessity. Our general rule is to do it only when you need to. We recommend giving your hair system a good old shampoo cleanse once a week. Any more and you risk drying out the hair or causing tangles. A cheeky trick we’d urge you to do is condition your hair system every day. Regular conditioning will help hydrate and strengthen the hair as well as keeping it healthy and softer for longer. In fact, we believe in the power of conditioning so much that we also suggest using a leave in conditioner every day after showering.

A great product we recommend to keep the hair on your piece nourished is Protein Spray by Label M. This spray is great for hydrating the hair, and can be used daily. It is very light and won’t make the hair look greasy or weigh it down.

Now that you’re an expert in cleaning your hair system, we’ve complied a simple list of do’s and don’ts on how to keep your hair system soft because who doesn’t like a velvety mane.


  • Excessive shampooing
  • Constant swimming and exposure to chlorine
  • Blow drying your hair frequently


  • More conditioning, you can’t go wrong with some leave in conditioners
  • Use hair products that contain SPF
  • Air dry your hair

In the ideal world your hair system would stay soft forever, until then all hair wearers will struggle with keeping their hair system as soft as it was on the first day.

The not so fun part about hair is the tangles. When the hair in your hair system gets tangled, it can mean a lot more than just a few extra minutes of combing in the morning. Detangling your hair system, the wrong way may inadvertently diminish the condition and life span of your investment. It’s not all doom and gloom however, lucky for you we have some safe do it yourself tips on detangling the hairs.

  • Before getting into the shower, wet your head and brush all the hairs towards the same direction. This adds moisture to the hair strands and will ease friction while washing.
  • If your hair is tangled before you get into the shower it helps to dilute your shampoo with a small quantity of water before applying. This will also make it easier to rub the shampoo into the hair.
  • They might not look like much but a wide tooth comb does wonders when it comes to brushing your hair and safely removing tangles. Wide tooth brushes or a specially designed vent brush in the shower while you shampoo will help prevent hair strands from intertwining and getting caught on each other.

If you’re still with us, we’re not trying to scare you but much like real hair, your hair system is prone to hair loss. Hair replacement systems are vulnerable to friction because they lack a substance called sebum. Sebum is a natural oil secreted by the follicles of your growing hair to lubricate and protect the hair shaft against friction and static.

Friction and bacteria are a dangerous duo that can wreak havoc on your hair system but the good news is that you can fight back! Together or on their own, friction and bacteria can cause physical trauma to your hair. Limiting this trauma will help prevent hair in your hair system from falling out and keep it looking its best for longer.

Major causes of friction come from sleeping with pillowcases made from coarse fabrics. Constant contact with linen leads to hair breakage. Most times, simply using a satin pillowcase will dramatically reduce the level of friction and extend the life of your hair system but we understand not everyone is a member of the royal family to opt for satin bedding so any kind of bedding made out of soft fabrics should do the trick.

As promised, tending to your hair system isn’t a complicated puzzle so grab a pen and paper because here’s what you’ll need to care for and maintain your hair system.

  • Sulphate free shampoo and conditioner (required)
  • Vent brush (required)
  • Satin pillowcase (recommended)
  • Knot sealer (recommended)
  • UV protection spray (recommended)
  • Leave in conditioner (required)
  • Water spray provided (required)

We love a nice hat, especially in the winter to keep your ears warm and cosy or if you’re jetting to Majorca, nothing says I’m on holiday like a straw hat however you should avoid wearing hats and helmets for extended periods of time. This will help to lengthen the time bonding adhesives stay effective.

Friction is also caused by excess combing and brushing. Use a lubricating agent like water or leave in conditioner which will help moisten the hair and reduce friction while you’re in front of the mirror styling your hair to your heart’s desire.

Now that we’ve covered the key points in cleaning your hair system and caring for it, let’s brush up on what we’ve gathered so far with a quick summary.

  • Always use sulphate free shampoo and conditioner
  • Do not shampoo your hair system everyday but once or twice a week. Consider conditioner and leave in conditioner your new best friend.
  • Sleep on soft pillowcases to reduce friction.
  • Use a knot sealer to prevent hair loss and any UV protection sprays to help prevent oxidisation when out in the sun.
  • Even if you’re not famous Olympic swimmer, use a swimming cap when swimming if possible.

And the most important tip of all, enjoy wearing your hair piece!

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

Hair piece (toupée) vs hair system

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 an 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.