How Do I Care for My Hair System (Must-Know Tips)?
10 / 12 / 22

How Do I Care for My Hair System (Must-Know Tips)?

If you are looking for a long-term, natural-looking hair loss solution, hair replacement systems are a great option for both men and women. They are perfect for those who are completely bald or experiencing thinning hair. Hair systems integrate with your existing hair so well that nobody can tell the difference. Properly caring for your system is crucial to maximizing its life span. This is your guide to caring for your hair replacement system.

Thorough Cleaning

Just like your scalp, the hair replacement system is prone to a build-up of dead skin cells, germs, dirt, and debris. What is unique to hair systems, though, is that they are also prone to the adhesive residue, so cleaning is a must. A general rule of thumb is to thoroughly wash your hair system about once a week. You do not want to wash it too much because it can cause damage. On the other hand, failure to clean the piece on a regular basis can result in damage to the base material and destroy the root of the hair strands. After cleaning, be sure to rinse your hair replacement system thoroughly and avoid leaving residue.

Use High-Quality Products

Use maintenance products that are of high quality. First, look for shampoos that are made for hairpieces and make sure that it is suited to natural human hair or synthetic strands, depending on what your system is made of. Using traditional shampoos can damage the piece. Secondly, it is worth it to invest in a quality conditioner. Keeping the strands of hair moisturized is important since, unlike natural hair, the hair in your piece cannot produce its own oils. Otherwise, the strands of hair will become dry and brittle, and may even break. Avoid over-conditioning because it may make the base too soft.

Avoid Overexposure to Sunlight and Heat

Your hair system is vulnerable to harmful UV rays. Avoid exposing your piece to direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Damaging UV rays can cause the color of your hair system to change. The same is true for hot styling products. Check with your hairstylist as to whether your hairpiece is approved for hot styling products. If it is, use the lowest heat setting possible.

Storing Your Hair Replacement System

When you aren't using your system, proper storage is important to preserve it. At the very least, store your piece in a dark, cool area that is free of dust. The best way to keep your system safe is to invest in a styrofoam block-head that allows you to preserve its shape and hairstyle. Avoid throwing it in the corner or on the dresser when you aren't wearing it.

Visit Your Hairstylist

Just as you go and visit your hairstylist for a haircut on a regular basis, you will need to do the same for your hairpiece. The general rule of thumb is to visit your hairstylist once a month for maintenance and ensure that your hair replacement system is in the best shape possible.

Ready to Get Started?

Hair replacement systems are a hair loss solution that gives you back your lifestyle and confidence. It's never too early to take back control of your life. LH Hair is the most trusted hair restoration studio in North Carolina. Your certified hairstylist will conduct a thorough hair analysis and walk you through options that fit your unique situation and budget. We not only offer top-of-the-line hair replacement systems but other hair loss solutions such as wigs, toppers, extensions, and trichological treatments. LH Hair is sure to have a solution that is perfect for you. Contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation.