Does the Hair System Have Side Effects?

Are you or your client new to hair systems yet worried about their potential side effects, such as rashes, damage to the natural hair, etc.? You may frequently hear people inquiring genuinely, “Are hair systems worth it? Are they going to harm my scalp? Will it feel uncomfortable on my head?”

This post will dispel some common misconceptions surrounding hair systems. Read on, you shall know the truth, and the truth will set your mind free. When a client knocks on your door next time, inquiring about hair systems, you will pat them on the shoulder, reassuring them, “Calm down, boy and relax. It’s absolutely fine to wear hair systems!”

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. Hair damage or loss usually occurs when the adhesive or tape pulls on the wearer’s natural hair. So as the wearer rocks his 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 the wearer’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 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 buildups and regrowth of the wearer’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 hairpieces and keep our natural hair healthy.


Myth # 2

Chemicals in Tapes and Adhesives Are Harmful

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

Wearers are usually concerned about the ingredients in the tapes and glue used to attach hair systems. They fear long-term exposure to these harmful chemicals may impact the wearer’s 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 wearers’ 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. A thorough look at the shape options; indeed, one will be the hairline shape you need. Keep in mind New Times Hair only recommends chemical-free tapes.

Walker No-Shine well deserves its name. No shine, as it will never shine. The wearer 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 wearers 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 skin is fit for hair systems before trying 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 customer. 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 customer’s scalp. If they don’t, your customer is ready to use them.

3. Recommend a Scalp Protector

Whether you or your customer have 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. 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 you away from bad smells.

1.     Regularly Wash Your Hairpiece and Keep It Clean

Humidity, tobacco smoke, sweat, product buildup, and dirt will cause foul odors in the hair system. Regularly washing your hairpiece will help you avoid these unpleasant smells as a wearer. Though you won’t be able to remove and clean it thoroughly whenever you want, you 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. By preventing a musty smell from the start, you will be better able to avoid foul odors from forming in your 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, visit your stylist for a touchup or reinstallation, and the qualified stylist 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 customers 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 your hair system clean is essential as a wearer. Consult your stylist and do a patch test before wearing it. 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.


We’ve looked closely at the common misconceptions surrounding hair systems and addressed their potential side effects. We can now confidently conclude that hair systems are a valuable investment for individuals looking for a full head of lush hair or a grand makeover.

Why New Times Hair?

As a reliable supplier to hair system distributors, wholesalers, retail brands, salons and hair professionals, New Times 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 New Times 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.

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June Chen

Sales representative


June is detail-oriented, excellent at simplifying complex issues, making them understandable to all our clients, particularly those new to our services and products or unfamiliar with China.

Originally from Weifang, China, known as the hometown of kites, June moved to Qingdao in search of a better work-life balance. This has been her first job ever since. Over the years working at Newtimes Hair, she has cultivated a friendly demeanor and a sense of humor. June considers Newtimes Hair her second home, a place where she invests her passion wholeheartedly.

Her role extends beyond just solving problems; June acts as a bridge between our team and our clients, embodying our commitment to impeccable customer service.

● What hobbies and interests do you have?

I enjoy exercising. That’s a very important part of my life. I’m a super active person.

● Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

No, not that I know of. I’m a very realistic person. If you mention outlandish stuff like aliens, monster in the bush, I’d be out of my mind.

● What is something you would love to do in the future?

I want to learn how to swim. I know it might sound a bit sarcastic, as I just mentioned that I enjoy doing exercise. Unfortunately, swimming hasn’t been on my list. I think I better catch up on that.

● What wig would you wear if you wore one and why?

I’d give HW1 a try. It looks natural and beautiful. Though we categorize it as a medical wig, almost any female can wear it. It’s got a lace mesh base, breathable, and flexible. You don’t need glue or tape to fix it to your head. Pretty easy, and it gives you all the long hair look a girl could want.


Sherry Sui

Sales representative


Are you new to China or the hair-making industry and feeling a bit lost about where to start? Sherry is your go-to expert. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of our products and services, Sherry will help you identify the perfect product combo aligning with your business needs and client requirements.

Grew up in Yantai, and moved to Qingdao in 2015 with a medical background, Sherry’s thoughts are beyond simply selling hairpieces. She cares about the end user’s health, too. In the process of sourcing the most suitable hairpieces for your clients, it’s worthwhile to pay attention to what Sherry says in terms of scalp health and hairpiece maintenance. You can think of her as a comprehensive, yet concise hairpiece encyclopedia, equipped to offer you top-notch recommendations and ideas for exceptional customer service.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

At our end-of-year conference, my colleagues agreed that I’m a warm hearted, positive, and easy-going teammate. It gives me a sense of reward.

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I don’t like being confined in a very small space. I believe it was due to a childhood experience. When I was six years old, I accidentally tripped and fell into a shallow well. I had to wait for two hours before I was found. Since then, I’ve found I just can’t tolerate the idea of being alone. I guess that makes me an active team player.

  • You are happiest when…

This may sound boastful, but it’s true. It’s just part of my nature to help others. When I actually see that what I did for them has helped them achieve something, it just makes me excited.

  • Which mens/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

I recomend HS25V. Oftentimes I’d introduce this model to my new clients to start with, so they can introduce this to their new clients see if hair systems are what really suit them, before they carry on with lace or mono hair systems.


Winni Yu

Sales Representative


Born in Weifang, China’s kite capital, and moved to Qingdao in 2013, Winni has never looked back. Since joining Newtimes Hair, Winni has been a dynamo of efficiency and innovation. She is a problem-solver brimming with ideas and has become a vital part of our team.

From your first contact with Winni to the moment your orders are delivered, Winni ensures a smooth and exciting experience. With her at the helm, the business isn’t just easy but exhilarating, and every challenge becomes an opportunity for innovation.

Transitioning from a client developer to a retention specialist, throughout the years, Winni has successfully assisted numerous clients in solving their issues, particularly concerning product details, logistics, or custom hiccups.

  • What hobbies and interests do you have?

I’m into so many things. All the popular stuff you name: Swimming, badminton, running, all for keeping me in good shape.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

They keep calling me “pretty Winni pretty brainy.” I’d take that as a compliment. I’d say I’m generally pretty fast in term of thinking and figuring out solutions. My teammates often turn to me for help, too. And It turned out that most of the time my ideas worked for them.

  • Do you have any pet hates?

I’m a typical town girl, you know. I’m into cats and dogs. But things like snakes, all sorts of insects, and hamsters; they are not my cup of tea. So, never get them near me.

  • Which mens/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that?

Most of my clietns are after Q6. And their clients happened to be guys who are into hair systems that are durable and natural. Q6 is a pretty good pick for them. With proper care, it should easily last 6 months.


Tori Zhang

Sales Representative


Tori or Victoria to be exact, originally from Heze, brought her passion for life to Qingdao in 2016. An avid reader with a Teacher’s Qualification Certificate, Tori is known for her professional yet intriguing persona at the office.

As a quick learner, Tori always looks at customer’s needs from a tutor’s perspective. She has a sharp mind, is capable of picking up anything her client is unclear with, and offers the explanation in detail, making sure you understand it.

At Newtimes Hair, Tori thrives on the thrill of a sale, her triumphs now fueling the empowerment of her peers. Her journey at Newtimes Hair is marked by three profound words: abundant, proficient, and revolutionary.

  • Tell us an interesting fact about yourself other than your qualifications, your job.

I’m always fascinated about an exotic lifestyle. I really wish I could travel a lot, go to many different countries, and try their local gourmet food, and get in touch with the locals to actually have a feel of their culture.

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I’m always afaid of heights. With any tall buildings, be it a chimney or TV tower, I look at it, and imagine I’m looking down right from the top, it will give me sweaty palms.

  • Do you have any pet hates?

Not at all. I generally love all pets. Dog, cats, guinea pigs, rabits, etc. I love them.

  • Do you have a favourite quote?

When you feel tired,it means you are walking uphill. I believe this quote as a truth that gives me a lift whenever I’m down. I believe there’s no gain without pain. Without trying, we can’t achieve anything.

  • Which men’s/women’s hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

With me personally, the best-selling hair system has been HS1. It has what it’s required out of a good quality hair system, in terms of a natural-looking hairline, undetectable scalp, etc. Most wearers and salon owners are familiar with it. Plus, all our clients have faith in the quality of this hair system. According to their feedback, this is an easy-to-attach, easy-to-maintain hair system for both men and women.


Ivan Mu

Sales representative


Born and raised in a quiet town named Binzhou, China, where the Yellow River whispers its final secrets to the ocean. Ivan’s life was set to transform in ways he could hardly imagine. After completing college in Qingdao, young Ivan little knew that this vibrant coastal city would capture his heart and chart a new course in his life.

Ivan joined Newtimes Hair in mid-2022 soon after his graduation from his master’s. As a trilingual and someone with a professional understanding of Western cultures, Ivan plays a critical role in establishing customer relations in the US and Europe. His approachable nature and a mind of precision make him an invaluable asset to the team.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

I eardrop, and I hear them talking about me. I’m optimistic, proactive, and very friendly, and eager to help.

  • What is something you would love to do in the future?

I love basketball. And I’m a basketball freak. You can call me that. That’s just me. I’m looking at organizing a basketball team in the near future. 

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I don’t know why I share the same gene with Doraemon. I’m scared of rats. I’m a 6’3″, but I hate rats; seeing one really freaks me out.

  • Which men/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

New Australia. When it first came out in early 2023, it made me top of sales. I think most wearers like it because at the design statge, our experts considered all possible aspects people could want from a hairpiece, such as a natural look, a level of comfort, and affordablity; it’s similar to lace, but most wearers can afford.