What Are the Differences Between 0.03, 0.06, and 0.08 mm Skin Hair Systems?

Skin hair systems have long been the go-to choice for those seeking a blend of invisibility, low maintenance, and affordability in their hairpieces.

Leading the pack, skin hair systems sit atop the annual best-seller lists of hair vendors everywhere. Skin hair systems are celebrated for their seamless integration and budget-friendly appeal.

The market mainly offers three popular options:

  • The ultra-thin 0.03 mm (or 0.02 mm)
  • The slightly thicker 0.06 mm
  • The robust 0.08 mm systems

Each thickness has pros and cons, fueling lively discussions among hair wearers and vendors alike.

Which thickness best captures the essence of naturalness and comfort, and how do the experiences of wearing each differ?

In this post, we’ll dive deep into the heart of this debate, comparing the 0.03 mm, 0.06 mm, and 0.08 mm hairpieces side by side. After reading it, you will know perfectly well how to help your client choose to serve their unique purposes.

How do we create the poly skin base?

So, you’re probably thinking, “Wait a minute, a base thinner than a sneeze at 0.1 mm? How on earth does someone keep that super thin base in check?”

It’s a fair point. At first blush, thinking a craftsperson could dial in that precision by hand seems like a stretch. But here’s the scoop: the material of the skin base is polyurethane. It all boils down to how the craftsman applies the polyurethane to the mold: the thicker the base, the more layers of poly are applied.

Procedures to create bases for thin skin hair systems

Plus, the thickness gauge wouldn’t lie. This little gadget doesn’t play favorites. It’ll show you the cold, hard numbers, proving the precision we’re talking about. Trust me, or better yet, trust the gauge. That’s precisely how our craftspeople check their work during production of your skin hair systems.


Pop over to your nearest hardware store and grab yourself a digital thickness gauge. And hey, don’t just poke it in one spot and call it a day. No way! Please give it a few sound checks all over the base. This way, you’ll get the real scoop on the quality!

How Does Each Thickness Work?

Skin hair systems are the most popular ones. They are made with different thickness levels to serve wearers’ unique purposes. Even when you give each base a good stretch, you can tell the difference in how thin they are. They’re made to blend seamlessly with the wearer’s scalp.

1. 0.03 mm Poly Hair Systems: Low Shine, Most Natural

Many hairpiece makers are in this big race to craft the thinnest skin hair system on the market. But so far, 0.03 mm is the most stable and efficient skin base.

Why are these 0.03 mm poly systems the talk of the town? Well, they’re super thin, for starters. We’re talking top-of-the-line, featherweight bases that look natural and keep sunlight at bay.

Now, get this: if you lay the skin part of these hair systems on your skin, you will be blown away. It’s thin, smooth, and transparent and blends seamlessly into your client’s scalp, so they’ll forget it’s even there. It’s all about ensuring that the hairpiece looks like it’s their real deal, flawlessly fitting in without anyone being the wiser.


However, one thing to remember about 0.03-mm hairpieces is that they are disposable, with a maximum lifespan of one month. Usually, they last 3–4 weeks.

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2. 0.06 mm Poly Hair Systems: Natural and Robust

Our 0.06-mm poly hair systems strike the perfect balance between looking completely natural and being impressively durable as a poly hairpiece.

Moreover, these hair systems are designed to withstand the rigors of daily life, including all forms of exercise, without budging. So your clients can live their lives to the fullest without worrying about their hair.

With proper care, these 0.06-mm hair systems can last a solid 2-3 months.

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3. 0.08-mm Poly Skin Hair System: Durable With Favorable Density

Check out these ultra-tough 0.08-mm skin hair pieces—they’re the real MVPs of durability. With just a bit of care, these boys can stick with your client for a solid 3 to 6 months.

Thanks to their beefy base, these 0.08-mm skin hair systems can handle a lot more hair than the thinner ones. We’re talking about packing a hair density of 100–130% here. So, if your client’s looking to boost the volume on top, the 0.08 is your go-to.

Now, you might wonder if these thicker systems still manage to look legit. Though not as natural as his 0.03 and 0.06 mm fellow pieces, the 0.08-mm skin hair systems can still pull off the natural look like a pro. Most folks won’t even guess your clients are wearing one and keeping secrets safe while rocking that full-hair vibe.

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Are Skin Hair Systems Breathable?

The short answer is, yes, they are. Skin hair systems are way more breathable than you might think. They’re not like wrapping your head in a plastic bag that traps air. Before jumping to conclusions, you must check this out about skin hair systems.

Skin hair systems are designed with tiny holes in the base, allowing hair to come through while letting your scalp breathe easily. No worries about air getting trapped under there and cooking your scalp.

However, when we talk about the ultimate in comfort and letting your scalp catch a breeze, the 0.03-mm bases take the cake, with the 0.06-mm ones close behind.

Are they heading into a scorcher of a day? If your client needs to keep cool under their hairpiece, point them toward the 0.03 or 0.06 options. The 0.08, while excellent in many ways, might not be the best pick for those hot, hot days.


Alright, now you’ve got the lowdown on the 0.03-mm, 0.06-mm, and 0.08-mm skin hair systems. Each one’s got its own vibe when it comes to hitting the gym or taking a dip.

The 0.03-mm is your go-to for that ultra-natural look and feel; it’s super breathable but with a catch—it has a lifespan of just about three weeks. The 0.06-mm strikes a sweet spot, giving you a good mix of naturalness and durability. Then there’s the 0.08-mm, the heavyweight champ of durability, ready to support thicker hair for the long haul.

So, when your next client comes looking for their ideal skin hair systems, drill down into what they’re really after. Do they prioritize a natural breeze on the scalp, the longevity of their look, or are they looking for a little bit of both? Armed with this info, you’ll be all set to match them with their perfect match from our top-notch selection of men’s hair systems.

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10 thoughts on “What Are the Differences Between 0.03, 0.06, and 0.08 mm Skin Hair Systems?”

  1. Hi Neil, thanks for leaving a message, I will inform our professional sale rep Claire to help you later~

  2. I just purchased a .06 hair piece. Is there any way to make it a .08 density. I had a little bit of trouble with the website. If necessary call me at 347-849-0060. I don’t think I ever ordered .06 density or send me an email. I’ve ordered from you in the past.

  3. Gracias por dejar un mensaje, le informaré a nuestro representante de ventas profesional Ivan para que lo ayude.

  4. Hi, thanks for leaving a message, I will inform our professional sale rep Christina to help you.

  5. Hi,thanks for leaving a message. I will inform our professional sale rep Emily to help you.

  6. Obrigado pela sua pergunta, sim, podemos enviar para o Brasil, deixarei que nossas vendas entrem em contato com você.

  7. How well do these work with long hair? What are the density limits for each one? What is the best adhesive to use with skin bases?

  8. Thank you for you detailed explanation about the 0,03 0,06 to 0,08 foil thickness and the handling with my customers.
    Please give me just more information about different of the hair density from 0,03 to 0,06 and 0,08. can I check the density difference in weight of the hairpieces? How many gram ist each hairpiece?
    Best regards Robert

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