What does the term “injected” mean when it comes to hair systems?
The term “injected” in the hair replacement industry refers to the technique used to knot the hair into the system. The roots of the hair are precisely angled in such a way that allows the hair to look like it is coming out of the hair system naturally. You do not see the knots made by the maker.
However, different bases have different ways of producing this look.
What is the difference between Injected Silk and Injected Skin?
The difference between the two is the base materials.
Injected silk uses mono silk and superfine mono silk, which will be further discussed in this article. Injected skin is used only on poly bases. Therefore, when you see a hair system labelled injected silk, it is a mono silk base. When you see an injected skin label on the hair system, it means the base is skin (made with poly).
How is the hair knotted into an injected silk hair system?
The hair is knotted through 2 layers of lace but uses three. This type of hair replacement system can become very hot as the more layers needed, the less breathability there is. However, it makes the hair system very durable and can last you over a year due to the knots not being touched in any way.
As you can see in the diagram below, the hair is injected into two layers of material and then knotted.
The material on top is made with super fine silk that mimics the colour of the skin. No knotting is done on the top layer. The top layer allows the hair to look like it is coming right out of the hair system naturally.
The second layer is a mono lace. Due to its durability, it can hold a large amount of weight. This is the layer where the hair will be knotted. The last layer contains another fine silk lace that will touch the scalp - this is the only place that touches the skin’s surface. This will act as a shield to prevent friction on the knotted hairs, which can cause premature shedding.
How are the hairs knotted with an injected silk hair system?
The hairs in an injected skin hair replacement system are not knotted in any way. In-fact it is injected into a straight line through a few poly layers without breaking through the entire base of the hair system or injected at an angle for a desired look. The hair looks like it naturally comes out of the hair system with no traces of knots showing at the bottom. Even the bottom of the base appears to look much smoother as well.
The hairs can be injected into any poly material, the thicker the poly skin the more hair it can hold. However, the thickness level of the poly determines the breathability of the unit. Therefore, if the poly is too thick, wearers may find that the hair system becomes too hot to wear depending on their body’s way of producing heat.
Also, the thicker the base for injected skin the better the durability.
Which is better?
It comes down to personal preference. Each base will have a different feeling on the scalp and different methods of attachment. Injected silk base hair replacement systems are typically found more often on women’s wigs. As for injected skin, they are typically found in men’s hair systems. Either way, both methods can be used on both Toupee and Toppers.
You will just need to factor in how natural you want your hair system to be and whether or not you can withstand the heat.
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