A hair unit is a great option for men who are experiencing the effects of thinning hair or hair loss. The hair system allows you to maintain your natural look and appearance. There are some basic tips that you can use to learn how to wear male hair units and look great.
Wash your hair unit
Hair units need to be washed about every two weeks, but for some people who have a very oily scalp, you might need to wash it more often. When it comes to washing your unit, there are a few things that are important.
First of all, you should never use hot water on your hair unit. Hot water can cause the knots in the hair to loosen and this will result in shedding of the hair. Warm water is fine, so make sure that you don’t set the temperature on your shower too high. Also, make sure that you don’t leave the unit sitting in water for too long as this can also cause damage and shedding.
When it comes to shampooing the unit, you need to be gentle with it. A wig brush or a wig comb can be used to gently tease out any tangles before shampooing. You also want to make sure that whatever shampoo or conditioner that you are using is free of sulphates and parabens as these can cause damage over time and drying of the hair fibers.
When rinsing out your conditioner, make sure that you rinse thoroughly.
Prepare the adhesive
1.Wet your hair
Use a spray bottle to wet your scalp with clean water. Make sure that the hair is damp, not soaking wet. Your hair should be damp all the way to the skin. If you don't want to wet your scalp, you can use a sea salt spray instead.
2.Prepare the tape
Cut a small piece of tape and fold it in half so that there is an adhesive surface on both sides. You can also cut pieces of double-sided tape and use one side at a time.
3.Apply the tape to your hair
Place the tape on your scalp, pressing firmly so that it adheres well to your scalp and skin. Your scalp should feel slightly tacky from the water or sea salt spray. The edge of the tape should be under your hairline and hidden by your natural hair. Avoid placing the tape where you part your hair, as this will cause a visible bump in your hairstyle when you wear an extension or wig over it.
Attach and glue the base
You'll attach the base to your scalp using a special tape or glue. This is a delicate procedure and it's best done by an experienced professional.
You can also do this yourself, but you need to be very careful. The following are some tips for attaching hair units at home:
Use a wig stand and clamp to hold your head in place. This makes working on the hair piece easier.
Place a paper towel over the unit so you don't accidentally drip glue on it.
Apply the glue to your skin, not the hair piece.
To make sure that the tape holds, work on small sections at a time. For example, start with one corner, then add another strip of tape to the other corner, and so on.
Hold on for a while
Style your hair unit
It is easy and simple. Here are some tips for you:
The conditioner should contain silicone to smooth the cuticle. Apply the conditioner from the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair, using a wide tooth comb. Leave it in for 5-10 minutes, then rinse well with warm water.
Can be used on wet or dry hair to create extra volume, body or texture. For example, if you want to wear your extensions straight and flat against your head, apply styling mousse to damp hair and blow dry smooth with a round brush.
If you want volume and curl, gently scrunch mousse into damp hair and blow dry with a diffuser attachment. You can also use gel or wax as well.
Clean your hair unit
Pro Tip: Do a Patch Test
To ensure your new product doesn’t cause an allergic reaction, conduct a patch test 48 hours before using it on your scalp or hairline. Apply a small amount of product to your inner forearm, cover with a bandage and wait 48 hours. If no irritation occurs within that time frame, it should be safe to use on your scalp or hairline without any issues.
First, start by getting a large bowl and filling it with warm water.
Next, add about 2-3 tablespoons of organic shampoo and mix the water around until you have a nice lather.
Soak the unit in the solution for about 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, rinse the unit under warm running water until all the shampoo is removed.
Keep in mind that the main cause of damage to a male hair unit is not taking good care of it. Do not wait for your hairpiece to be damaged before getting a wig stand and storing it properly. Remember that your wig needs sufficient time to dry after washing, so make sure that you have space where you can hang the wig until it dries completely. It is also important to air dry your wig instead of using a blow dryer or other heating device.
Use quality shampoo and conditioner when washing your male hair unit. This can help prevent damage caused by excessive heat and moisture, as well as prevent tangling or matting of the strands. You should also use a clarifying shampoo every once in a while because this will remove any product build up in your wig, which can make the strands stiff.