The Most Comprehensive Comparison of Different Hair System Bases
Here in this article, Carlos will share with us his opinion about the differences among different hair system bases. Carlos is an experienced hair system wearer and he has a lot of years’ experience in this. He has tried the 0.03mm ultra thin skin unit, the silk base hair system, the Injected European hair system and a monofilament hair toupee. Let’s see how he says about each base.
First, let’s start with the 0.03 millimeter thin skin unit by LaVivid hair. The most important thing that I want to talk about today is the base of how does the hair look on the scalp area which is what we're all really interested in. So this is called a v-looped knot.
There really is no knots on this unit because the hair is just injected onto the skin onto the polyurethane that is known as thin skin in the wig industry and yeah you see that it just looks like your real hair. This is one of their most natural ones because there are no knots so you don't ever have to bleach any knots like you would have to on a lace unit or perhaps even on a monofilament unit.
The base is very fine. It's very thin and this is probably the thinnest unit that you'll ever find not only with LaVivid but with other companies carry the 0.03. It's very delicate but with good care it can it can last a long time. Usually for me I changed my units or when I was wearing them on the regular they'll last me about three to four months five months perhaps if you're really taking good care of it. One good tip that I want to give you guys is don't ever pull or stretch your unit especially the 0.03 ultra thin skin.
If you stretch it those knots they're there there's really nothing holding them there other than a thin coat of the polyurethane. That's the only thing that's holding it so one reason that this unit doesn't last a long time is that when you stretch this you're separating the hair from the base so it makes it shed and that's really all that happens to these units other than you know you might tear it if you pull on it if you're too aggressive with it if you brush your hair with one of these you might um poke a hole onto it and then pull it. That happened to me as well so that's a really big issue that a lot of people have with these units they think they don't last that long and it's just really because they're very delicate.
I'm going to be honest with you these right here the 0.03 is the most realistic one um I guess because you don't have to bleach knots and the base is just so thin it just melts onto your head.
Our next unit is going to be a silk top. A silk top is a very complicated base. It's composed of many layers. One of the layers right here is just kind of like a protective layer you see that it's just a lace-like some sort of mesh it has like a weird pattern on it and then right underneath that it's harder to see it but if you were here in person you could see it. Right underneath this mess there's a lace unit basically really and the lace unit is ventilated just like it would be ventilated on a regular lace and then the hair is pulled through a fabric that mimics the scalp and it gives you this ultra-realistic scalp look. There are virtually no knots on this unit at all. You never have to worry about it looking like a wig because it just looks really realistic. You would think that's somebody's head. There's just no lace no skin even if you had your own hair underneath nothing would be able to show because there's fabric right there this fabric that looks like scalp. It's not lace that's called the silk and that's why they call these silk top and the hair just is pulled out individually one by one and these right here can cost a lot of money. A lot of companies charge a lot of money for these because it takes a long time for it to be made.
You have to basically make a lace unit and then after you make the lace unit, you have to pull the hairs individually through the silk which is what gives it the most realistic look.
Let's get to the next one. The next unit that I have for you guys is another thin skin unit and this one right here it's ventilated differently because the thin skin is much thicker so it lasts longer. This is ventilated by a method called flat injection. Flat injection is different from the v-loop. It looks pretty realistic from the flat injection now if you want something that's going to last you a long time, this unit's really great because one of the great features about this is that the hair is one of the highest qualities of hair that you can find. This is European hair and it's not processed. It's not altered in anyways so the hair is going to last way longer and it's going to feel way softer.
It is something that I have to let you guys know because not a lot of people are educated when it comes to hair and they think oh why is my unit going bad so quickly why does it feel rough why does it feel dry and unfortunately it's because the hair is processed. It's colored it's manipulated in order for it to look great but not with these units this unit right here is the Cronus unit by LaVivid and like I said it's a flat injection unit.
It's going to look very much like the silk top but this one doesn't have any knots at all and it's just thin skin and this right here is called a flat injection thin skin it means that the hair is just injected going in and that's it there is no in and out like the v-loop. The v-loop goes in and out just like a v that's why it's called a v-loop but this one just injected completely flat and in one direction so the hair wants to lay in a certain direction but this is what the knots look like up close just like that. With the hair parted in different ways so you can see what you're gonna get you see that ultra realistic it looks awesome it looks really good. I truly enjoy this unit it's still going strong.
It is lace in the front and then there's a small part where there's um skin polyurethane and then the top up here is monofilament now monofilament is like lace but it's much thicker it's more durable and not a lot of people use this material on units so it's very rare but more of a jewish wigs do have the monofilament and on the monofilament you can see the knots right there of the hair where it was knotted onto the base.
This one's really designed to last a very long time it's very durable it's very strong this is pretty thick as well and I believe this has a flat injection on it as well and it looks like it grows out of your scalp.
Here is the comparison of the four hair systems that I have been wearing from LaVivid hair. They make great products and they have a development team working on developing new techniques only to make the hair system looks the best for you.