At Newlasecu we are specialists in aesthetic hair solutions. We put at your disposal state-of-the-art systems, as well as the best products to carry out its maintenance. All this at the most competitive prices on the market. With our help, you will be able to renew your image and forget your fears when presenting yourself to social events.
Our daily well-being is constantly put to the test by today’s frenetic lifestyle.
Problems such as baldness, hair loss and alopecia are on the rise and spare no one.
According to the latest statistics, about 40% of men suffer from hair-related problems and although for women this percentage is lower, the outlook is not encouraging.
These imperfections can be caused by a large number of factors, some related to our genetic heritage and others related to nutrition or alterations in the hair cycle. It is for these reasons that natural remedies cannot always stop the problem.
Within the range of solutions that lie ahead, the one that is completely painless and non-invasive is the hair replacement system. Here we will review all aspects of hair systems, from their creation to how to use them correctly to achieve a perfect hair result.
WHAT IS A HAIR REPLACEMENT SYSTEM?
You will often come across the term hair replacement system without knowing that it is actually a type of hair replacement, or an implant made ad-hoc to be applied in all those areas where our hair is absent or extremely fine.
The base on which the hair is grafted, whether natural or artificial, is called a membrane. The first membranes in history are similar to those used in wigs, although they did not have the characteristics of the current ones (perspiration, invisibility, usability, etc.), the function was similar.
WHY COMPARE THE HAIR TRANSPLANT WITH A HELMET LIKE A WIG?
Let’s say that we could consider the synthetic wigs as the true ancestor of skin prosthetics.
The common objective was the same, that is, to cover the entire scalp, but the final result is not comparable, especially in terms of realism.
Over time, progress is opening the doors to the development of new membranes, increasingly resistant to external factors and thinner, which fit almost perfectly.
Today’s hair replacement system, if fitted by expert hands, go unnoticed even on close scrutiny.
The membrane of the hair implant is really important, this is where the hair is implanted. But what makes one hair replacement system different from another?
It is characteristics such as: quality, coloration, the type of hair used and its own treatment, which make the difference.
We’ll look at each of these points in more detail shortly.
HOW MANY TYPES OF HAIR PROSTHESES ARE THERE?
The prosthesis is characterized by three essential elements:
The base, a thin membrane;
The graft with which the hair is applied;
The type of hair.
It is important to keep in mind that it is not just the appearance of quality that determines whether one prosthesis is better than another.
Therefore, it is necessary to analyze both the materials with which it was produced and the type of hair implanted in the membrane. When it comes to hair, it is good to know the most popular ones in use in hair replacement:
Artificial or synthetic hair;
Indian or remy hair;
Each type of hair has its own characteristics that are reflected in the hair replacement system. When choosing a prosthesis, pay close attention to the appearance and type of hair, the more similar they are to yours, the lower the shedding. We offer both hair prostheses for men and women.
WHICH IMPLANT TO CHOOSE FOR OUR HAIR?
It is not easy to choose the first skin system, so before continuing with our article it will be better to shed light on an essential aspect:
What type of hair to choose?
Now that you are aware that the hair systems you will find out there are made with synthetic, European or Asian hair, let’s briefly talk about the peculiarities between one type of hair and another.
Synthetics are sometimes cheaper and readily available on the market, however we recommend that you also take a look at the other models before choosing your prosthesis. Among the types of hair mentioned, some distinctions must be made regarding the nature of the hair itself.
For example, did you know that Indian and Chinese hair have some characteristics in common?
It’s not just about color or softness to the touch.
Behind there is a strong bean-shaped structure, in addition, the strands are usually wavy.
In contrast, the structure of European hair (Russian and Caucasian) differs from the previous examples due to the variable coloration: the tips are always lighter than the root. Another aspect to highlight is the fold, the European type has mostly a straight fold.
Remy or Indian hair currently conquers the top: they are the most common grafts and are placed halfway between Asian and European hair (also in terms of thickness).
Together with the reflections we have just made, let us dwell for a moment on these other two points: the area on which the implant will be applied and the lifestyle we lead on a daily basis. Before making a purchase, try to take a look at the results of your research with what you have learned, you will see that choosing your ideal hair replacement system will be easier for you.
Hair implants, costs and duration
The prostheses you find on the market have a variable price that differs according to the quality and type of prosthesis itself.
As it is easy to guess, the more refined the prosthesis, the better the implant material and the higher the price.
Hair length also plays a big role, from this we can deduce why female prostheses are among the most expensive.
By visiting our store you can get an idea of the costs, but in general a cheap prosthesis on the market is around €100.
Having said that, let us now address the question of the durability of a hair replacement system over time. Bearing in mind that when we wear a hair replacement we inevitably expose it to so-called external agents, it is logical that we ask ourselves: how long does a quality prosthesis last on average?
The answer is not obvious, in fact longevity also depends on how we are used to treating our prosthesis.
It is estimated that a prosthesis can last from a few months to one or two years, in the case of high-quality products.
The following are some factors that tend to shorten the life of a hair implant: skin pH, solvents used during maintenance, alcohol-based prosthetic products.
Is it easy to apply a hair replacement system?
Let’s face it, DIY is convenient, but applying the hair replacement is difficult at first. Don’t worry if you’re not immediately satisfied with the results you get from your first installations: it takes a lot of practice.
Once the prosthesis has been prepared with the appropriate adhesive, go to the mirror and identify the affected area of the scalp. Trying to follow the shape of the garment, try to make the prosthesis adhere to the scalp. There are many products that you can use to fix the prosthesis: collagens, resins or clips, which will prevent any irregular movement.
How to take care of a hair transplant?
It may seem unusual to you, but the well-being of the prosthesis must also be safeguarded if we want to make a good impression with our new hair.
Although the timing of wearing hair replacement system is subjective, experts agree that the upper limit is around a month. After which the system should be treated.
With prolonged use without maintenance, even the best prostheses on the market would be compromised. In fact, we remind you that in the list of elements that contribute to the wear of the membrane and the prosthesis we have: sweating and exposure to agents atmospheric. A correct sanitation phase will benefit not only the implant but also the user’s health.
Longevity, how to make a hair replacement system last over time?
Prostheses are subject to wear over time: an inevitable process that cannot be remedied. What we can do is try to better preserve our prosthesis by delaying the moment when it will be abandoned in favor of a new model.
Let’s start by saying that a hair replacement system is normally worn for a variable period of days. Between one phase and another of sanitation, a week or a month can pass. This step is subjective, in fact it affects both the pH of the skin and the lifestyle that each one of us leads.
Only the prolonged use of the prosthesis and common sense will be able to give us the most appropriate moment for a correct maintenance, precisely calibrated in our person.
It is clear that the more a prosthesis wears out, the more it wears out. The main factors responsible for this process are external agents: temperature, sunlight, smog, humidity, etc. But are they the only factors? Or is there something else that helps shorten the life of our prosthesis?
Both the collagens used to fix it to the scalp and incorrect sanitation can wear down the prostheses. How should we behave?
For the maintenance phase, the ideal is to avoid alcohol-based products and aggressive substances.
Special attention should be paid during climate change. Especially during the summer, the skin tends to sweat excessively, which could cause a slight miasma.
The solution is to use one of several gentle deodorants designed for cases like this on the scalp before installing the hair replacement system. Both the prosthesis and your skin will benefit.
As mentioned above, UV rays tend to cause problems, trying to protect the prosthesis is not foolish. There are products on the market that are useful for this purpose: simple anti-UV filters for prostheses to avoid any oxidation.
Which adhesives do not damage the prosthesis?
You should know that there have been two types of adhesives on the market for some time: solvent-based and water-based. As you can imagine, both glues have pros and cons, let’s see which ones.
Those who want to focus on sealing and have a firmer, longer-lasting hold should look to solvent-based adhesives. But stability is not everything, if you have sensitive skin you may prefer water-based ones, with less fixation but useful to prevent redness and allergies.
The maintenance phase in this last case, for obvious reasons of sealing, will have to be done more frequently, but on the other hand, the removal of the glue will be really easy.
Unfortunately, wear and tear is inherent in any item and no prosthetic is immune to it. However, proper cleaning and the use of glue and non-aggressive products can help us keep our hair replacement system alive for a long time.
Hair replacement system vs transplant: what are the advantages?
The first obvious advantage of the prosthesis compared to surgery refers to the minimally invasive approach against which we are sure of the result.
In operations, transplant success rates should instead be evaluated based on the subject.
To conclude, those who do not want to undergo expensive and invasive surgery, or thickening practices such as tricopigmentation, have found the best solution to their problems in hair replacement system.
Our advice, if you choose to adopt a hair system, is to buy certified products; both for the care of the prostheses and for their installation.
It may seem trivial to you, but those who approach this world for the first time underestimate these elements. The products used during the application of the hair replacement system on the scalp, together with the technique used, with the same prosthesis, will show a completely different final result.