Hair Replacement FAQs
WHAT IS NON-SURGICAL HAIR RESTORATION?
Non-Surgical hair restoration is a non-invasive, non-surgical solution to hair loss. It’s a no risk alternative to invasive surgery with no down time and instantaneous results. A great perk of non-surgical hair restoration, it can look and feel exactly like your own hair making the possibilities of hairstyles endless.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN I COME IN FOR A NON-SURGICAL HAIR REPLACEMENT CONSULT?
When you visit our Chicago area hair replacement salon for a consultation, we will go over expectations and various factors such as: the extent of hair loss, attachment methods, hair texture and color, customized or stock options, and budget. We will also get to know you and your lifestyle and your lifestyle to assure that your new hair system will match your own hair and lifestyle to give you the most natural results. Enhance your experience even further by adding an executive grooming service to your handcrafted haircut to look and feel your absolute best. Choose from a relaxing and invigorating scalp treatment, an executive hand detail, an anti-aging face treatment, or one of our other executive grooming services designed specifically for our male clientele. At 1924 we are in the business of helping men feel better about themselves than they have ever felt before.
HOW LONG DOES THE HAIR RESTORATION PROCESS TAKE?
We have a limited inventory of hair systems in stock. If you are a match for an in-stock system, we recommend that you grow your hair out for 6 weeks to allow for the most effective blend of your system and your natural hair. The current lead time for to order a custom hair system is 2-3 months. It will take about 3 hours to integrate into your current hair, allowing us ample time to customize to your head shape, hair texture and hairstyle of choice.
WILL IF FALL OFF?
No, the hair system is secured to a freshly shaven scalp with glue and/or tape. The Hair System will remain in place until you choose to remove it.
CAN I EXERCISE, SWIM, SHOWER, SWEAT?
Yes, wearing a hair system will not hold you back from any of your favorite activities; the various available adhesives and attachment methods are built with real life in mind so you can continue living your best life.
HOW DOES MAINTENANCE WORK?
A monthly maintenance is required to remove, clean, obtain a fresh shave and receive a new glue/tape application. We require the first two monthly maintenance visits to be done at our salon approximately 3 weeks apart. This allows us to evaluate your situation and set expectations for your future maintenance and replacement schedule.
IS THIS REAL HAIR?
YES, the Hair Replacement Systems are made of human hair and is made by hand. It may be cut, colored, and styled as normal hair.
ARE THERE GOING TO BE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
There have been no side effects reported. However, if the system does not work for you, it is simple to remove.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
It depends on the type of hair system. Our poly skin systems can last anywhere between 2-4 months before needing to be replaced and our lace-base systems can last anywhere from 3-6 months. Each type of system will require routine maintenance roughly every 2-5 weeks depending on activity level, climate, and system type. Choosing the right system depends on the client’s preferences.
WHAT PRODUCTS CAN I USE?
The best professional products including shampoo and styling creams will be recommended by your stylist.
CAN YOU TELL I’M WEARING A SYSTEM?
Our professional barbers and stylists specialize in men’s styling will make sure that you have the look of a true, modern gentleman creating a blended cut and natural looking hairline for you.
WILL IT IRRITATE MY SCALP?
No, the adhesives are advanced and do not block your follicles or clog your pores. You will continue to grow hair underneath the system without any change to the amount of hair or speed that it grows. While it’s not normal, it is possible you may experience itchiness when the hair underneath starts growing back. A little tap with the index finger on the scalp goes a long way to alleviate a mild itch. If there is any irritation the hair system may be removed easily.
DO I GET TO PICK MY OWN HAIRSTYLE?
Certainly! You can treat your hair system in many ways just like you would your own hair; giving you the option to change your look every visit!