For Your Clients Worrying About Hair System Side Effects

Hair replacement systems is a fantastic way to help your clients reclaim a full, vibrant mane. Unlike the hefty price tag and waiting game of hair transplants, hair systems offer an affordable and instant solution.

However, many potential clients hesitate to wear hair systems due to concerns about their side effects. Without proper information, these individuals might never become your clients. This is often because they are influenced by concerns and anxieties from hairdressers or stylists in our industry who are not fully knowledgeable about the hair system trade.

Do hair systems harm your client’s scalp health? Are there indeed any hair system side effects? This post will address the seven most frequently asked questions regarding the so-called hair system side effects. We confidently recommend using this as a guide to provide them with accurate information the next time someone knocks on your door.

Before and after a man has a hair system attached

Myth # 1

Hair Systems Aggravate Hair Loss

Truth: Provided that the hair system is installed, removed, and maintained correctly and the correct bonding techniques are applied, it will never aggravate hair loss.

1.      Avoid Pulling on Natural Hair

Firstly, you need to make sure it is installed correctly for your client. Hair damage or loss usually occurs when the adhesive or tape pulls on your client’s natural hair. So as he/she rocks his/her head or plays extreme sports, the law of inertia will have its way: the hairpiece will move around, pulling on the natural hair it’s attached to and pulling it off.

2.      Shave the Scalp Thoroughly Before Installation

Hair systems are usually attached to a shaved area of your client’s scalp. To have the hairpiece firmly attached to the scalp, ensure that the areas to secure the hair system are cleanly shaved. This way, as you install the hair system, it will stick purely to the scalp surface instead of the natural hair.

3.      Is the Tape or Adhesive too Strong?

Hairpiece adhesive or tape that is too strong can cause traction on the client’s hair follicles. That leads to a condition known as “traction alopecia.” This can aggravate hair loss or thinning in the affected areas. If left untreated, it may become permanent.

4.      Use C22 Solvent When Removing Hair Systems

Product buildup and regrowth of your client’s natural hair will eventually cause the hair system to lift or peel. The hairpiece now needs to be removed, thoroughly cleaned, and reinstalled. Use solvents that contain no harmful chemicals and enable easy removal. So the base will never pull on the natural hair. C22 solvent is an ideal product for that.


5.      Installed and Removed by a Trained Stylist

Whatever you do, always remember that installing or removing a hair system is the hairstylist’s job. The stylist must be trained to properly install and remove their client’s hairpieces and keep their natural hair healthy.


Myth # 2

Chemicals in Tapes and Adhesives Are Harmful

Truth: Quality tapes and water-based adhesives are safe to use.

Clients are usually concerned about the ingredients in the tape and glue used to attach hair systems. They fear long-term exposure to these harmful chemicals may impact their health.

1.     Chemicals in Tape Are Inactive

Such concerns are understandable. However, something needs to be clarified. During the manufacturing process of bonding tapes, a phase known as curing occurs, during which chemical ingredients are evaporated. That makes the chemicals inert or inactive, indicating that tapes are the safest bonding technique for attaching hair systems.

Very rarely, some clients’ scalps are super sensitive and quickly react to any substance. For them, a patch test before wearing a hairpiece is highly recommended. It should help figure out if they should use hair systems or not.

Here are some harmless bonding tapes we recommend.

Walker tape is among the most popular bonding tapes for attaching hair systems. Dull and lightweight, the tape blends perfectly into the wearer’s scalp with the base, causing zero harm to the wearer’s scalp.

Walker Extenda-Bond Plus makes bonding much easier. They come in sheets and can be easily attached around the edge of the base. The tapes have tiny holes, making them super breathable.

Super tape contours are mainly designed for the front hairline. Take a thorough look at the shape options; indeed, one will be the hairline shape you need. Keep in mind that Newtimes Hair only recommends chemical-free tapes.

Walker No-Shine well deserves its name. No shine, as it will never shine. The client doesn’t want their hair system base to flicker in the sun, so the shiny scalp will give them away that they are hairpiece wearers. No-shine, the tape humbly blends into the wearer’s scalp as one.

2.     Water-Based Adhesives Have Fewer Chemicals

What are the side effects of hair-bonding glue? Solvent-based adhesives dry faster, achieving a solid and long-lasting hold. Solvent-based adhesives are more affordable than water-based ones. However, they contain various chemicals that may irritate sensitive scalps.

Water-based adhesives are a reasonably new product developed as an alternative to solvent-based adhesives. They contain very few chemicals and are far more skin-friendly. GHOST BOND is a very commonly used water-based glue for hair systems.

ghost bond

3.     Patch Test Before Using a Hair System

It is rare, but some clients do have super-sensitive skin. Skin reactions may cause rashes and irritations on the scalp. Are you thinking about wearing hairpieces or adding hairpieces to your service menu? We highly recommend doing a patch test to determine if your client’s skin is fit for hair systems before they try one.


Myth # 3

Hair System Products Can Cause Irritation or Reactions in Wearers’ Scalp

Truth: The right products will not cause irritation or reactions.

Many doubt that hair system products irritate the scalp and cause skin reactions. Hair systems cannot irritate the scalp, but hairpiece products can. However, using the right hairpiece products can very well avoid the problem.

1.     Pre-Installation Interview

Do a pre-installation interview with your client. It will help you understand their body chemistry, lifestyle, etc., and determine which products work best for them.

2.     Patch Test Before Installation

After interviewing your client, do a patch test to see if your chosen products will cause any reactions or irritations to your client’s scalp. If they don’t, your client is ready to use them.

3. Recommend a Scalp Protector

Whether your client has sensitive skin, we recommend scalp protectors. A scalp protector is like a liquid primer. It is usually rolled onto the skin before wearing adhesive or tape. With a scalp protector, you create an invisible barrier between the wearer’s skin and the bond to avoid the possibility of irritation. Walker tape scalp protector can create a protective barrier on sensitive skin and prolong the holding time.


Myth # 4

Hair Systems Make the Scalp Hot and Itchy

Truth: Old-styled wigs may cause the wearer’s scalps to itch or scorch in the summer heat, but premium hair systems won’t. Choose a lace or hybrid hair system if you prioritize breathability and comfort. Regularly washing and maintaining the hairpiece will also provide comfort for the scalp.

1.     Heavy and Unbreathable Wigs Signifies the Past

Hair-making technologies are ever-progressing. Hair systems are designed and fabricated to provide better breathability and comfort for the head. Most hairpiece products in the past were wigs. Old-style wigs were heavy, and as mentioned above, the base was made with material that wasn’t always breathable and scalp-friendly.

2.     Hair Systems Are Ever-Evolving for More Comfort and Authenticity

Before being dispatched from factories, hair systems are usually dermatologically tested and proven scalp-friendly, extraordinarily light, and porous. The base is permeable and thus allows the wearer’s scalp to breathe better. The wearer can therefore continue to wear it for extended periods of time. Wearers usually can’t even feel them.

Super Soft and Lightweight 0.03mm Clear Thin Skin Base

3.     Choose Lace or Hybrid Hair Systems

Lace and hybrid hair systems have netting bases with thousands of holes and are highly breathable, even in tropical weather. Use a lace hair system if your client prioritizes breathability and wants the scalp to feel nice and cool. So far, lace hair systems are the most comfortable and create the most natural, realistic-looking hairlines and parts.

Breathable Lace Base

Myth # 5

Hair Systems Have Bad Odors When Worn for a Long Time

Truth: Personal hygiene and regular maintenance are critical to the longevity of the hair systems and keep the client’s head away from bad smells.

1.     Regularly Wash the Hairpiece and Keep It Clean

Humidity, tobacco smoke, sweat, product buildup, and dirt will cause foul odors in the hair system. Regularly washing the hairpiece will help your client avoid these unpleasant smells as a wearer. Though they won’t be able to remove and clean it thoroughly whenever they want, they can wash the hair once or twice a week when showering.

2.     Ensure That the Natural Hair Is Entirely Dry

Another way to prevent foul odors is to dehydrate the growing hair before attaching the hairpiece. This way, the hair system is not placed on a mass of wet hair, producing a musty smell. To prevent a musty smell from the start, your client must avoid foul odors forming in their clean hair system.

3.     Regular Maintenance Bring about Comfort

Regular (but not too often) maintenance is critical to the longevity of the hair system. After wearing the hairpiece for a while, there is undoubtedly buildup and dirt underneath. That’s a breeding ground for bacteria; the scalp may itch, and the hair system may lift a corner. When that happens, have your client visit you for a touchup or reinstallation, and you will clean it thoroughly. Smells have no room in the hairpiece.

Related: How to Clean and Wash a Human Hair System?


Myth # 6

Wearing a Hair System Will Hurt My Transplants

Truth: The transplanted hair can still grow under the hair system, whether or not you or your client has had a hair transplant.

1.     Natural Hair Continues to Grow Underneath

People may wonder if wearing a hair system will harm their hair transplant. The answer is a solid “no.” Many clients have had transplants and wear the hair system over the top of the transplants. The transplanted hair continues to grow underneath the hair system.

2.     Keep Follicles and Pores Clean and Healthy

Keeping the hair system clean is essential for a wearer. Do a patch test for your client before putting it on. Using the wrong adhesive or tape may damage follicles, thus leading to hair loss.


Myth # 7

Polyurethane Products and Hair Systems May Pose Risk

Truth: The truth is that polyurethane is not harmful. A concern centered on polyurethane wearers is the use of polyurethane itself. Is it skin-safe and harmless to humans according to the research.

1.     Polyurethane Is an Inert Substance

According to the research, polyurethane is an inert substance and is harmless to humans. It contains polyol and diisocyanate. The two substances are blended in a particular way, making the material safer than other components used in hair systems.

2.     Many Things in Life Are Made from Polyurethane

Polyurethane is found in various everyday products, such as medical equipment, spandex clothing, baby gear, and playgrounds. With such widespread use and minimal reports of side effects, we can rest assured and incorporate polyurethane into our hair systems.

Why Newtimes Hair?

As a reliable supplier to hair system distributors, wholesalers, retail brands, salons, and hair professionals, Newtimes Hair only provides top-of-the-line hair systems that are safe and look realistic to wearers.

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  • Ethical Manufacturing Practices

At Newtimes Hair, we believe in ethical manufacturing practices. We use only premium-quality, scalp-friendly materials and ethically sourced human hair for our men’s hairpieces.

  • Above-the-Line Craftsmen

Our craftsmen are highly talented and experienced. They have educated and qualified leads working with them. The team leads are dedicated to conducting research throughout production, seeking innovative ways to improve product quality and develop new products. Their commitment to innovation and excellence keeps our products at the forefront of the industry.

  • Competitive Wholesale Prices

We have developed new supply chains to watch every production stage closely. There are no middlemen from when our hairpiece leaves the factory to when you receive it. We have reduced all costs to a minimum.


We’re confident you’re now equipped with extensive insights on hair system safety and supposed hair system side effects! Ensure you empower your conversations with your clients by giving them precise and comprehensive answers to their queries.

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