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Hello to everyone, I see hair systems as the ultimate choice for people who are dealing with MPB, if their situation is too compromised for an hair traslpant or medical treatment doesn't work/gives side effects

I'd like to know some informations about them. Excuse me if some questions are stupid:

1)How much they costs in six months?

2)How long can you keep them on your head without reapply them?

3)Can you wash your hair system during a shower?

4)Can you go to the beach/swimming pool with them?

5)If someone runs their hand through your hair, can they notice it's an hair system?

6)Can you DIY by the first application without going to a salon?

7)When hairs on the sides grow, do you go to a barber with you hair system on?

8)How do you deal with the idea that hair systems are not your real hair? 

9)If someone pulls your hairs strongly, does it rip off?

10)Do you tell people/girl that you wear an hair system?

11)Would you prefer an hair trasplant if you could get it?

Thanks!

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1) $400 for good quality - depends where you are in the world

2) 2 to 3-weeks

3) yes

4) yes

5) depends

6) yes - I did

7) yes

😎 its a personal matter - but Im very happy and regret not doing it sooner

9) It shouldn't if done correctly.

10) Depends - not unless in long relationship

11) No-risks to a HT

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Posted (edited)

Thanks for your experience! Where do you buy your hair system? How much time a single hair system lasts?

Edited by Struggle

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For last few years online

www.ukhairsystems.com

info@ukhairsystems.com

I get them shipped even if Im outside the UK working.

Reasonable price and good quality

 

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16 hours ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

Have you considered SMP?

Yes, but I look bad shaved... If needed I think I'll go with an hair system 

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Hey mate, I also had the same questions when I was about to purchase my very first hair system. Since I’ve been using hairpieces for more than 2 years now, I think I can I can answer most of your questions:

 

  • The price of the hair system actually depends on its type and quality. Custom hair systems are more expensive than stock. I purchase French lace hair systems most of the time. One hairpiece from Lordhair (my current supplier) costs $189 but since I buy multiple units, I get one at $170. So, in 6 months, they cost me around $500
  • It depends on the type of base & hair material. If you don’t live in a hot region, you can wear one for a week with ease. If it rains fire in your town, then, maybe a couple of days only. 
  • Of course, you can wash your hair system while taking a shower. I also swim while having it on my head. 
  • Guess you got the answer to this from the third point mate. 
  • Well, it depends on which company you brought your hair system from. In my case, the full French lace hair system I purchased from Lordhair has bleach knots that give the appearance of hair coming out of my scalp.  
  • Yup, you can! However, I would recommend you to hit a salon as it is way easier that way.
  • Yes, I often do that. 
  • Umm... I never felt bad about the fact that hair system strands are not my real ones. I guess I got the hang of it eventually. I mean we wear nice clothes to look good. Look at hair systems the same way.
  • No, not in my case. But it will if you brought a cheap hair system with poor quality. 
  • Okay… Look buddy, it all depends if your partner is ready to cope up with your hair loss situation. My GF was the one who gave me the idea of using a hairpiece. I don’t want to discuss my personal life but I’ll say one thing: do let your partner know that you wear a hair system. Trust me, it will help you a lot. 
  • Never ever in million years would I go with the idea of getting a hair transplant surgery. I’m aware of its side effects and it was my very first idea to overcome hair loss. Not worth the risk I feel.

 

Hope, you got all the answers to your questions. In the end, I would recommend you to buy a top-notch hair system from a good supplier. Here are the folks I buy from.  

https://www.lordhair.com/mens-hair-systems.html 

 

Good luck with your first hair system buddy! 

 

Edited by Mathew Washington
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@Mathew Washington and @grincher excuse me I have another question: what about sweat? Can it be a problem? Can you excercise at the gym, go running and do other activities that make sweating with an hair system? Thank you very much 

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I did exercise at the gym 4 to 6 times a week including cardio. I would sweat like a pig - no problems.

Once the world is back to normal, I will return.

A lace system is what I have. 

 

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I'm going to be brutally honest with my answers, I wore a hair system for 5 years and it was the most damaging experience I've ever been through. Please don't rush into it, your natural hair will be damaged and ripped out off your scalp during regrooms, which causes baldness itself. 

 

1)How much they costs in six months?

Around £1,500

2)How long can you keep them on your head without reapply them?

3 weeks max IMHO

3)Can you wash your hair system during a shower?

Yes

4)Can you go to the beach/swimming pool with them?

Yes 

5)If someone runs their hand through your hair, can they notice it's an hair system?

Yes, easily 

6)Can you DIY by the first application without going to a salon?

Don't DIY until you know exactly what you're doing

7)When hairs on the sides grow, do you go to a barber with you hair system on?

I went back to where I had it fitted 

8)How do you deal with the idea that hair systems are not your real hair? 

Horrible. Mentally very damaging. I wasn't able to look at myself in the mirror, all I saw was the wig on my head. Every thought I had was about the wig and it became an obsession, I thought anyone looking at me was staring at it and laughing behind my back. Please don't take this decision lightly. 

9)If someone pulls your hairs strongly, does it rip off?

Yes actually but only after about 2/3 weeks of wear. Would be very hard to rip off in the first 2 weeks. 

10)Do you tell people/girl that you wear an hair system? 

Yes

11)Would you prefer an hair trasplant if you could get it?

Yes. I've just had a HT

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On 6/10/2020 at 4:15 PM, Struggle said:

@Mathew Washington and @grincher excuse me I have another question: what about sweat? Can it be a problem? Can you excercise at the gym, go running and do other activities that make sweating with an hair system? Thank you very much 

Just to touch on this, sweat can be a real issue. It will cause the bond to break down and can get messy. Also, even the best hair systems won't allow all the heat from your scalp to pass through the lace, so it's very easy to overheat. I love spicy food and because the hair system wouldn't allow the sweat and heat to pass beyond my scalp, I would feel like I was going to combust at times. Not nice. 

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@Kruchie thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you had a terrible experience. Did you try several hair systems? 

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@Kruchie

Great post, I’ve never worn a system, but I can imagine the feeling. That said, I do wear concealer, and honestly I love it. Is that something you’d consider?

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4 hours ago, Struggle said:

@Kruchie thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you had a terrible experience. Did you try several hair systems? 

@Struggle Yeah, I tried many different ones. Some felt and looked great, don't get me wrong. As it turns out, nobody around me actually knew I was wearing one, apart from the select few that I told. It was just the mental side to wearing one that I was not prepared for. I think being a hair stylist myself didn't help, I was extra critical of every single strand of hair on the system, I've done custom cut-ins for people and used to cut my own systems too from time to time but mainly had someone else cut mine whilst I was wearing. IF you decide to go ahead and need any advice, I've got a lot of tips I would share with you.

It's a really big mental shift when you start wearing a system and nothing can prepare you for that.

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4 hours ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

@Kruchie

Great post, I’ve never worn a system, but I can imagine the feeling. That said, I do wear concealer, and honestly I love it. Is that something you’d consider?

@Melvin-Moderator I'm a big advocate for good quality concealer, I always have my little 3g tub with me and my dabber brush. 😆😁

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I'm in a not so bad situation because I still have a lot of hair and I need a single transplant, but I'd like to have a plan B in case I have to stop Finasteride/Transplant go wrong for any reason

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@Struggle 

Glad to hear you're not rushing into anything, definitely wise to know what your options are. I know there are a lot of system wearers out there but I've yet to meet a truly happy one.

Good luck with Fin! 😄

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On 7/12/2020 at 9:52 AM, Kruchie said:

5)If someone runs their hand through your hair, can they notice it's an hair system?

Yes, easily 

I agree. I had that happen to me on a date. We were making out on the sofa and she put her hands in my hair and felt the hair system and then stopped and just stared at me. It was extremely embarrassing.

 

On 7/12/2020 at 9:52 AM, Kruchie said:

8)How do you deal with the idea that hair systems are not your real hair? 

Horrible. Mentally very damaging. I wasn't able to look at myself in the mirror, all I saw was the wig on my head. Every thought I had was about the wig and it became an obsession, I thought anyone looking at me was staring at it and laughing behind my back. Please don't take this decision lightly. 

Right. I felt exactly the same way. I was sick to my stomach anytime someone looked at me and I had to run to the bathroom to look at myself in the mirror to make sure it wasn't noticeable. I felt so old because when I was a kid I thought only 40 something year old or older men wore a hair piece. I was only 20. It was absolutely horrible. I wore one for about 8 months and I will never wear one again.

 

On 7/12/2020 at 9:52 AM, Kruchie said:

10)Do you tell people/girl that you wear an hair system? 

Yes

If you don't tell a new date she will find out and look at you completely different if she even wants to look at you ever again at all. She will probably be running away as fast as possible. At least that's been my experience.

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5 hours ago, BeHappy said:

I agree. I had that happen to me on a date. We were making out on the sofa and she put her hands in my hair and felt the hair system and then stopped and just stared at me. It was extremely embarrassing.

 

Right. I felt exactly the same way. I was sick to my stomach anytime someone looked at me and I had to run to the bathroom to look at myself in the mirror to make sure it wasn't noticeable. I felt so old because when I was a kid I thought only 40 something year old or older men wore a hair piece. I was only 20. It was absolutely horrible. I wore one for about 8 months and I will never wear one again.

 

If you don't tell a new date she will find out and look at you completely different if she even wants to look at you ever again at all. She will probably be running away as fast as possible. At least that's been my experience.

@BeHappy thanks for your reply, this side to wearing a system is not spoken about enough and I can't bare to see anymore videos on YT glorifying them. I can't imagine how difficult going through that at 20 must've been, I was 27 and wore one for 5 years and it ruined my mental health in way that I'm still recovering from. It's really hard for me to read comments from those who wear these 'systems', they can look great yes but the price you pay both mentally and physically is not even close to being worth it and I could never wish that mental torture on anyone - let alone recommend someone wear one. 

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