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Hair Replacement for Men – General Questions

Hair Replacement for Men – General Questions


  1. What is a custom-made hair system / Toupee?

A toupee, commonly known as a wig, hairpiece or hair replacement system is a custom made and fitted replacement hair unit meant to cover up male pattern baldness. Wearing a custom toupee wig does not require any surgical procedures and can be easily attached using a special hairpiece tape or bonding adhesives (Medical Grade Glue).
It is customary for balding men not to have identical size heads and hair patterns nor do they all experience similar male baldness patterns. Therefore, in order to obtain a unique hairpiece that will fit and look natural, you most choose a custom-made hair replacement unit, Just for you.  Custom hair pieces are designed to fit perfectly.

The base is designed to contour and fit the bald area perfectly. The hair used to create the hair piece must match your actual hair color.LINK HERE  The hair texture can be made to match with your own hair. texture chart. LINK HERE



Our hair systems are custom made to fit the shape & size of your balding pattern.

         2.  Which do you think is the superior attachment method, tapes, clips, or bonding?

The best attachment method will be what the client needs to match his life style and expectations.

It is not uncommon to change the securing method for our clients as their lifestyle changes or they mature in age. They all have a place.

If you want to swim and in a windy environment, we recommend SEMI PERMANENT METHOD,

You can wear your hair piece while sleeping, during showers, and while swimming or enjoying your favorite sports, you also must have the hair piece removed, reattached every 2 or 4 weeks. depending on which system you are wearing.

  1. How do I take care of my hair replacement system?

When your system arrives in the mail, you will need to first take it to a hair stylist to have it cut, thinned and blended into your own hair.

Clean your hair piece with a mild shampoo, use cream type Conditioners that do NOT contain Lanolin, polymers, or heavy oils. Use leave on spray conditioner also to keep the hair soft and pliable. Use a deep conditioner once per week to prevent dryness and use the Detangler spray to keep the hair from tangling. And never use any alcohol based styling aids as they will dry the hair.

We offer superior formulated products that have been tested for outstanding performance. LINK HERE

  1. How long does the hair replacement system last?

How often this happens depends on the sturdiness of the base, whether human or synthetic hair is used (synthetic hairs are typically more durable and less resistant to fading).

Also semi-permanent hair pieces or unit  may need to be replaced more frequently simply because they are worn 24 hours a day and subject to wear and tear during sleep and showering. Of course, you can sleep and shower with your hair piece on if you use other methods of attachment, you also have the option of removing the hair piece during these times.

  1. What is the Bleached knots Hair?

When a dark hair is tied to the base of a hairpiece with a knot, you can see a dark dot on the skin, especially when the base is lace. Lace cannot hide the knot in the same way a mono filament base does. Bleached knots, usually only done at the lace front and it helps create the illusion that your hair is growing out of your head.

If your hair color is Black, Dark Brown, Medium Brown or Brown, then knots that hold the hair onto the base will be changed from black to light brown and will be much less visible. Single knots such as those used at the front edge will be very hard to spot. 
The bleached knots can also be bleached in an area of the unit that is poly coated.
 Depending on your hair color, the bleached knots will be light brown or blonde.

Bleached knots1                           Bleached knots 2

  1. Do I have to take it off when I get my hair cut?

Marquesa Custom hairpieces are Not Ready To Wear when they are delivered to you. You must get a certified hair replacement specialist or  stylist to cut them and style them for you. All the hairs are the same length. The stylist will cut it and shape it into the style you desire.

How to Look Good using a unit.

A toupee can be a great boost for a man losing his hair. It can give you back your confidence and make you look younger. But there is nothing worse than a bad toupee. If people can tell that you’re wearing one, it’s bad. With the right kind of tape, the proper fit and good materials used in the toupee, you can look good in a hairpiece.


Step 1:
 Set a realistic budget for a good toupee. The best kinds are made from human hair because they look more realistic. A good human hair toupee can cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

Step 2: 
Get fitted for your hairpiece. You will end up looking better if the toupee is fitted to your head shape by a professional.

Step 3: 
Comb your toupee in a natural hairstyle. If it comes with a part that doesn’t suit your face, then mess it up a little to look more natural.

Step 4:
 Hide any and all tape and underlying mats. Having a piece of the underside showing will be the first give-away that your hair is not your own. If you can’t see all the sides of your hairpiece in a mirror, ask someone you trust to tell you if everything underneath is well hidden.

Step 5:
 Wash your toupee regularly according to the instructions you received when you purchased it. Sweat and other environmental effects can damage your piece over time, so keep it clean and fresh.

Step 6:
 Store your toupee at night on a wig stand to help keep its shape. Bumps and bulges will affect the overall look. Click here to order our wig stand.