Hairpieces and toupees are all the rage now. No matter who you are, if you lose your hair, you can wear a specially manufactured toupee or wig to hide your baldness and help your hair grow back. This can help you regain your confidence and self-esteem.
Most people choose hair replacement systems made of natural human hair to make the most of this and get a look that looks completely natural.
What is the procedure for creating toupees, wigs, and hair toppers using natural human hair? How are these human hairpieces actually made?
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at all that to help you choose wisely the next time you buy a hair system.
What are Cuticles, and How do They Work?
It’s crucial to understand the function of hair cuticles before continuing, especially regarding hairpieces.
The cuticle is the outermost layer of the hair shaft that we generally see and feel.
Hair that is healthy and attractive will have healthy cuticles, so your hair will appear silky and lustrous.
Hair that has damaged cuticles will appear dry and dehydrated.
Non-Remy Hair & Remy Hair
For some hair system manufacturers, such as New Times Hair, over 90% of their hair systems are made of Remy human hair.
Remy hair is when the hair is cut straight off the donor’s scalp, leaving hair with intact cuticles that point in the same direction. This way, hair will shed less, be easier to brush or comb, and be less likely to mat or tangle. It also implies that the hair is shinier, smoother, and healthier than non-Remy hair.
The cuticles of the remaining hair that is not aligned in the same direction are collected to make non-Remy hair.
With cuticles on, and hair in different directions, it is difficult to brush and maintain, so acid is used to burn off the cuticles and make the hair easier to comb.
The overall health of the hair has deteriorated. Even if it is now simple to brush and attach to a hair system, it will likely still feel and appear dry and straw-like.
What type of Remy human hair does New Times Hair use? For their stock hairpieces in solid colors at New Times Hair, only Indian, Chinese, and European Remy hair are used.
These are some of the highest-quality hair products on the market today. They are frequently used with human hair systems, wigs, hair toppers, and other products.
Even Remy hair, whether from China or India, is processed. The primary purpose is to get the hair color you want and a uniform texture and length, mainly when Remy hair is gathered from various sources, as well as a smooth texture of the hair shaft.
To put the procedure in the simplest terms possible, a solution of acid is mixed into batches of hair.
The cuticles will split open and break down as soon as the solution gets into the hair shaft.
A professional will do repeated examinations to monitor the growth of the hair. Once finished, the hair will be cut, cleaned, and neutralized.
The hair is then cleansed to remove the disintegrated cuticles from the hair shafts.
The hair is then immersed in a bleach solution to help fade the color.
The recoloring process starts after it’s finished.
Following the recoloring procedure, the hair is permed.
To prevent damage, the hair is revitalized and sealed with silicone and keratin treatments.
This process can take up to 20 days to finish, which is done naturally.
This procedure is primarily applied to Chinese and Indian hair. But European hair can also be processed, though it’s slightly different. Hand-picking and carefully mixing raw hair to match a specific color is a must.
Only up to a dozen batches of hair may be chosen because European hair is lovely and delicate compared to Indian and Chinese hair.
How Is the Hair on a Hairpiece Fastened?
Once it has been processed, the hair must be attached to the base of the hairpiece, whether it is a toupee, wig, or hair topper.
In the New Times Hair factories, employees hand-tie every human hairpiece, and the procedure for securing the hair onto a foundation is known as ventilating. Ventilation is essentially another word for knotting.
There are many different ways to tie a knot, and each has a unique purpose. Below, we’ll review a few of the most popular knotting techniques.
Single Knots: Hair is utilized and knotted in a single knot in the same direction. This is suitable for folks who favor flat-back hairstyles even though it doesn’t offer volume or durability. Because the roots are hidden, the hair appears more natural.
Double Knots: Double knots are made using two knots on the same hair strand. These knots are stronger as a result and give volume to individuals who desire thicker hair. The drawback is that the knots may be too big to look natural.
Single-strand Knots: In this technique, one or two strands of hair are utilized for each knot. Although it takes more time, the hair looks natural because the knots are typically tiny and hard to see.
Single Reverse Split Knots: Two hair strands are split, with the space allowing the hair to move. Since they are smaller, they are less noticeable at the root and more resilient than single knots. For individuals who prefer messy haircuts, they are perfect. Usually, poly skin bases or poly skin perimeters are employed using this technique.
Double Reverse Split Knots: Similar to single reverse split knots, double reverse split knots involve splitting the hair strands in half. The knots are knotted twice, which increases their endurance but also reduces their undetectability. Only when single strands are being tied together are knots often employed for lace bases made using this technique. This form of knotting is not advised for the front of the hair system unless done with a single strand.
Hollywood mono base hair system by New Times Hair combines durability, solid grip of hair, and a realistic look by knot bleaching.
V-loop: This ventilation method, which is most frequently utilized on poly skin systems, involves knotting or looping the hair into the base in the shape of a V. This gives a very realistic appearance but at the expense of durability, which is why most v-loop knotted hairpieces are primarily disposable.
To have a durable and long-lasting V-loop hairpiece, New Times Hair HS1V skin base hair system is an excellent choice; though not lasting as long as mono bases with double-split knots, with proper care, it can still last for months, even up to a year.
Inject: This knotting method creates the illusion that air is emerging from the base by carefully angling and injecting it into the system. Depending on the base you use, there won’t be any knots, and the effect will be that hair is sprouting from your head.
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