Everything You Need to Know About Custom Hair Systems

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Adam Bennet

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We all have different reasons for liking celebrities. Sometimes we like their acting, sometimes we like their emotions, and most of the time we like how they present themselves. Do you agree?
Hair plays a huge role in our personality. The more natural it looks, the more confident we feel about ourselves.
Adding to that, we all need something that we can call our own, don’t we? Of course, we do! That’s why we bring you the custom hair system- made ONLY for you, designed per your preferences, and crafted using ” ONLY” your needs. A custom hair system means a hair system that replicates your individuality.

In 2022, the real segment made the most money because more people wanted hair systems made from real human hair. It held dominance over 66% of the hair extensions industry share

What are Custom Hair Systems?

“Custom hair system is a type of non-surgical hair replacement solution.”
It has become the popular choice among people facing hair loss. How is it made and why is it so popular?
This is popular because of its composition of real or synthetic hair, depending on the requirements.
Also, it makes real hair look alike, matching color, texture, and density, and style. They blend well with natural hair, giving a personalized solution.

What are the different types of custom hair systems?

1. Full Systems

Custom hair systems cover the whole scalp, helping people with severe hair loss or baldness. They mimic the natural growth pattern, hairline, and density.
Benefit of full system : It is a seamless solution, providing a natural appearance for the entire head.

2. Partial Systems

Partial systems are designed to address specific areas of hair loss, such as the crown, top, or sides of the head. They provide coverage where needed while allowing the wearer to integrate the system with their existing natural hair.
The benefit of a partial hair system: It provides flexibility, allowing wearers to preserve their natural hair in areas that are not affected by hair loss while still addressing specific concerns.

3. Hair Toppers

Hair toppers are smaller custom hair systems that are typically designed to cover the crown or top of the head.
The benefit of hair toppers: Hair toppers are convenient for individuals with partial hair loss or thinning. They are easy to attach and remove, making them suitable for daily wear.

Custom Hair System vs Stock Hair System

Key difference

Custom hair system

Stock hair system


Made exactly as per the individual specifications, needs & preferences

Produced in bulk with limited options for customization

Fit and comfort

Customized typically for the wearer's head shape and size( with the help of the measurements)

Generally standardized sizes are available that too with the potential fit issue

Look and feel

Replicates wearer's natural hair for a seamless look

It will always lack to match the exact look of natural hair


Highly versatile, allowing for various styles and lengths as per your needs

Limited in terms of style and customization options as it already pre-made

Price structure

Generally comes with a higher cost due to personalized touch and making

Usually more affordable as they are produced in bulk

Quality and material used

Uses premium materials and expertise for durability

Quality may shift based on the manufacturer's standards ( as they come in bulk)

What are the benefits of a Custom Hair System?

Custom hair systems offer many benefits. Here are some key benefits:
  • One of the primary benefits of a custom hair system is the high level of personalization.
  • Each system is made to match the individual's specific hair color, texture, density, and desired style. This ensures a natural and seamless integration with the wearer's existing hair.
  • Custom hair systems are known for their ability to closely replicate the natural growth pattern of hair.
  • The individually chosen characteristics of the hair, such as color and texture, contribute to a more realistic look, making it difficult for others to differentiate between natural and artificial hair.
  • Unlike stock hair systems, custom options are designed to fit the wearer's head shape and size perfectly.
  • A well-crafted custom hair system can significantly boost the wearer's confidence and self-esteem.
  • The ability to maintain a preferred appearance often has a positive impact on various aspects of an individual's life.
  • Custom hair systems are often made with high-quality materials and craftsmanship, enhancing their durability.
Get ready to witness a surprise!
We bring you the list of celebrities who wear custom hair systems.
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Brad Pitt
  • Charlie Sheen
You can see the craze of custom hair systems, right?

What are the different materials of base and attachment methods available for Custom Hair Systems?

Different base materials:

When we talk about different base materials, these 4 materials hit the list first,
1. Lace base hair systems – Made completely of using a mesh fabric or lace material. It is available in various types, including French lace and Swiss lace, each offering different levels of durability and transparency.
2. Monofilament base hair system – Monofilament bases consist of a fine mesh material that replicates the appearance of a natural scalp.
3. Polyurethane – Polyurethane is a versatile and durable material that can be used for the entire base or specific areas.
4. Mesh base – Mesh bases offer a lightweight and breathable option.

Attachment methods available:

  • Adhesive/Glue: Adhesives or glues are used to securely attach the hair system to the scalp. They provide a strong bond and are suitable for those who prefer longer-term attachment.
  • Tape: Double-sided tapes are a popular attachment method, offering a secure bond while allowing for easier removal and reattachment. They come in various strengths and types, such as daily wear or extended wear tapes.

How To Place A Perfect Custom Hair System?

Try to consider the mentioned things before choosing a hair system ;

STEP 1# Choose the design of the base

The base design is the most prominent factor in a hair system, choose a base as per your needs.

STEP 2# Choose the base size

For the natural look try to always give an accurate size of your head at the time of measurements.

STEP 3# Give proper measurements

Giving correct measurements is the key to finding a perfect customized hairpiece, so avoid any errors.

STEP 4# Select the proper hair template

The hair template includes precise detailing such as material, hair length, hair color, base size, base color, etc.

As per global market insights, The hair system/extension segment held a considerable share in 2022 and is estimated to reach over USD 1 billion by 2032.

How To Make a Custom Hair System Look Natural?

Color Matching:

Ensure an accurate color match between the hair system and your natural hair or desired color. Your hair system provider should help you choose a shade that complements your skin tone and looks natural in various lighting conditions.

Ensure proper blending:

Blend the hair system with your natural hair by having a professional stylist cut and shape it to achieve seamless integration. For example: Styling, layering, and texturing can further enhance the natural look.

What are the Benefits of a Custom Hair System from IHS Hair Replacement London?

  • IHS London provides professional consultations with experienced specialists who understand everything about hair replacement. This ensures personalized advice based on individual needs, preferences, and lifestyle.
  • The customization process at our studio involves careful consideration of factors such as base material, hair type, color, and density. Our professionals work to create a custom hair system that closely matches the client's natural hair and style preferences.
  • We prioritize the use of high-quality materials. This results in comfortable custom hair systems
  • Skilled hair experts at our studio help in creating natural-looking hairlines. The attention to detail in designing the front edge of the hair system ensures a seamless blend with the client's existing hair and a realistic transition from forehead to hair.
  • We ensure secure and comfortable attachment of the custom hair system. They use appropriate and safe methods, such as adhesives, tapes, or clips, based on the client's preferences and lifestyle.
  • We provide ongoing support, including maintenance services and follow-up appointments.


From choosing the right base material, color matching, and expert installation to regular maintenance and professional styling, the journey to a natural-looking result involves careful consideration and collaboration between the individual and skilled professionals.

So, book your appointment today with a skilled professional like IHS London and let us design your custom hair system.

Author Profile

Adam Bennet

Adam Bennet is a Certified Trichologist at IHS Hair replacement with over 21 years of Unbeatable experience. Throughout his remarkable career, he has successfully completed an impressive 8000 hair replacement systems. Adam is dedicated to transforming lives and boosting self-confidence so that one can live with all the pride and confidence. Adam Bennet has served over 800 satisfied clients and still-counting, while helping them get their natural appearance and emotions back with all the pride and confidence.

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