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There is seemingly a wide variety of hair replacement units currently available on the market, particularly from direct sales outlets. Trying to make some sense of this, and then to make a choice about which type of unit to buy can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are considering this method of hair replacement for the first time.

We have noticed that the quality of hair and/or fibre in many hairpieces currently supplied by some companies has deteriorated over the past 10 years. Whether this is due to cost-cutting is not clear, but the result is that the hairpiece can look unnatural due tothe appearance of the hair/fibre strands.

At Harveys we do make a point of monitoring the quality of hairpieces we use, and ensure that a high standard is maintained by our suppliers.

Essentially, there are two types of construction available - conventional and full lace. There are, of course, several reasons why you might choose one type over the other, and part of the service at Harvey's is to help you make that choice.

In both cases, the most important aspect is to gain a natural appearance. This is achieved with a combination of controlled hair density and, if appropriate, a lace/mesh front to the hair piece to produce a natural-looking hairline. The lace is a material similar to a sheer stocking that is very hard to see when placed against the skin. The hair is tied into the lace and appears to grow from the scalp.

A common mistake made by hairpiece wearers is to use a hairpiece where the hair density is too high. It is usually quite obvious, then that the person is wearing a hairpiece. At Harvey's, we ensure that the hair density of the hair pieces we supply is matched to the wearer's natural hair density, and also that the density along the hairline is much lower, and the hairs finer, than the rest of the unit to achieve a natural appearance and transition backwards from the hairline.

This creates a completely natural look to the hair piece, and allows virtually any hair style.

You can gel, wax, introduce lowlights and highlights - pretty much anything that you can do with a natural head of hair!
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