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Wigs & Hair Systems for Edmonton

From complete hair care and restoration systems to maintenance products and accessories, we offer a full range of affordable high quality products for men and women with medical hair loss or thinning hair. For details on any of our products including current prices and availability, contact us anytime. A few of the many products we currently offer include the following:

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  • Complete hair replacement systems
  • “Hair for Life” program
  • Maintenance related accessories
  • Custom order or stock items
  • Repair through adding hair or colouring of hair units
  • A variation of human hair and synthetic fibres
  • Hooded laser treatment (with a pay as you go option and no long-term contract)

Hair Systems

What is a Hair Piece? A Wig?
The technical definition is a foundation (the type of foundation depending on your daily activities) which is placed over the balding area of the head along with hair that has been placed into position on the foundation (called "venting") by hand, one hair at a time. This is the definition of the typical hair system for men, whereas a typical Wig for a woman differs only slightly. The same process of meticulously placing each hair onto the foundation is followed; however wigs tend to cover all of the head, whereas a hair system (also known as a "unit") will just cover the balding area of the scalp. A wig tends to have an elastic band near the back (nape) of the neck to ensure a snug fit, and surgical adhesive may also be used if necessary.

What is a Hair System?
A hair system is basically the same as a Hair Piece, but with a few differences. The system is specifically designed to attach differently. It is typically attached in such a way that it will remain on the person's head for 4 to 6 weeks without being taken off. Unlike the hair piece, the system is not removed by the client him or herself. It is known as a "System" because it is more than just the item placed on the head. It includes customer education and training in the method of cleansing and styling during the time period it is worn.
Every so often, the Hair Replacement studio will do the removal and reattachment. At this time the clients head and the "System" are thoroughly cleansed. The "System" is carefully inspected and any adjustment needed is be performed. The client’s hair is cut and styled, and the "System" is reattached and styling is completed. This System keeps the clients grooming at an extremely high level. The clients will look good, be happy with themselves, and will enjoy their full head of hair. The clients that wear "Hair Systems" are the ones that you do not know are wearing a Hair Replacement. They are completely natural. No one will ever know. Undoubtedly hair systems are the most desirable method of replacing hair that has been lost.

So many Choices...
You've probably seen it. The guy with curly blond hair that is only a quarter inch long, diving into the water, emerging with a big smile, and running a hand through his hair. Then a nice fellow walks up and says: "I'm not just the president, I'm also a..." If you kept watching, you probably noticed that many commercials like these say they have a unique product to offer. Well what do they have that normal hair systems don't have? This particular company was the first Hair Replacement Corporation to nationally advertise the sale of Men's Hair Replacements of all types.

Pretty much nothing is unique about this product as compared to your standard hair system. As with any product in any market, the value and the cost of similar items can vary greatly. Different companies will need to differentiate themselves from other similar companies by implying that something about what they have is unique. Sometimes this is necessary to justify higher costs, or even to justify lower costs. Suffice it to say, a hair unit, is a hair unit, is a hair unit. If you're researching this option to your hair loss, whether male or female, and you hear that a product is unique, make sure you have them specify exactly what is different about what they have to offer.

How are they Made?
Your standard hair unit should really be made custom for you. Each person is going to have different needs, and it is important to find a company or provider who can give you the time and attention you need to avoid ending up with a head covering that can look, well, silly. Everyone has a different lifestyle, and therefore, different needs. And so consequently there are several different types of units.

The Hair Replacement unit is made by taking an exact mould of the contoured pattern of the balding area of the persons head and making a working form from that pattern. The form will be the exact shape of the client’s head. All heads are different, so a new form must be made according to each and every pattern. Working forms are made using either furniture foam or Plaster of Paris. The form is carefully trimmed, shaved and shaped to perfection. The material chosen to make the foundation from is then tightly stretched and fitted to the form to make it fit perfectly. This is a lengthy process, as so much care must be taken for a perfect fit. When the foundation is correct, the hair is then inserted in and out of the foundation using a small tip curved needle with a microscopic fish hook cut in to the end. The fish hook is cut so it will only accept one 40 denier hair to fit into the hook. The stitch is made, then a tiny knot is created by twisting the needle in a special manner to create the knot. The knotting is done one hair at a time until the foundation has been completely filled with the proper amount of hair. Thousands of tiny knots are made, one per hair, hour after hour till it is finished. The usual production time to complete just one hand-tied Hair Replacement is about 56 or more man hours. It is no small job. The inception of the hair is an art that takes many months to master. Persons doing this work will usually burn out in less than one year. Rarely do they stick with such a meticulous job so there are always hundreds of people in training at all times.

Someone who foresees wearing theirs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, would want to go with something that has a lighter foundation. By foundation we mean the material on which the hair has been incorporated. A good example of a lighter foundation style is something called a "Fine Mono Mesh". It's very similar in consistency to the material you see in women's stockings. This is typically the most popular foundation style today, however there are many others to choose from. Some are made out of nylon, or polyester, silk, polyurethane, flat or welded, etc. This is another reason why having an involved provider is imperative to finding what is best for your needs.

A little History
Technology really has advanced, even in the area of Hair Units. Believe it or not, they've come a long way. When hair units first came out, the focus was on creating a more durable and heavy unit. Today's units are much, much lighter, and focus is on a better fit, and consequently to offer a more natural look. What is the reason for the change? You.

The consumers of hair restoration products have lead the demand for lighter pieces over the years. Men want something that is light and undetectable. For instance, some units have a foundation only of a polyurethane base known as THR, which is a thin coat of poly painted over a soft gauze foundation. Due to the extreme "thinness" of these types of pieces, they tend to not last as long. Sometimes you can't have both progress and perfection. The thinner the foundation, the less durable it becomes.

Interested in More Information?
The form below may be used to express interest in acquiring more information regarding Hair Systems for men, or Wigs for women. Filling in this form does not imply any obligation to purchase whatsoever, as we do not sell hair pieces at all. It simply allows us to have someone get back with you who can answer your specific questions and give you some confidential attention. You may be as vague or complete as you like. All we ask is that you fill in the vital contact information so that you can be effectively contacted.



Hair Replacements

We custom design products by blending colors, choosing hair or fiber that blend with your hair, and making a mould of the area to be covered. We strive to achieve the natural look you had in mind!

We also have a variety of wigs and hair replacements on hand and we customize those products (sizing and cutting) to suit your needs. Suitable for men, women and children!

Can be produced with a variety of hair & fibers:

  1. Euro Hair or Oriental Hair
  2. Monofilament fiber
  3. High memory fibers
  4. Comfortable wigs for chemo, Alopecia, or accident patients

Women with thinning hair can especially benefit from a “hair addition” that adds volume to existing hair.

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