We start the process by scanning your head profile into a computer program which creates a 3D look on a computer screen. This data is sent to our factory which creates a perfect wooden mould of your head to re-create your hairline shape, crown and parting. A soft, permeable silicone cap tinted to match your skin colour is fitted to your mould and this exact fit creates the suction effect that withstands the rigours of daily life, even the strongest wind!
Untreated human hair of the finest quality is then implanted into the silicone. To create a natural look and movement that is just like the real thing, we ensure an even spread of hair by inserting just one or two hairs at a time.
Once fitted with your new prosthesis, you are ready for salon styling!
The Freedom Hair® vacuum-fit prosthesis is custom designed for each client. First, I use a hand-held laser scanner to scan the client’s head with our proprietary new technology. A hairline is drawn directly onto the scalp and shows up on the scan so that the manufacturer in New Zealand can replicate the desired hairline. The scan is then e-mailed to the factory where it is used to rout a perfect replica of the client’s head. If the client wishes, they can receive a “fit cap” in order to verify the design. Then the actual prosthesis is made according to the specifications which were ordered. Together, the client and I decide the color, length and texture of the cut ponytail, unprocessed human hair which is to be implanted strand by strand into the prosthesis. A sample of the actual hair will be sent for approval. They must also decide on the density of the implant on the front, top, sides, temples, back and nape, the direction of the implant at the front, top and sides, the location of the crown, the scalp color and consideration must be given to the final style the client wishes to achieve.
The finished all-silicone prosthesis arrives after about 3 to 4 months and then must be cut and styled by a professional hair stylist, preferably one who has some experience with the vacuum prosthesis. After styling, cutting, perming, highlighting or whatever the client wishes to do, the prosthesis can be cared for at home by the client with good quality salon products. The inside must be cleaned out with a small amount of dishwashing liquid and water every night. Once every year or two, it will need to be returned to the factory for repair/relining. This will vary depending upon the client, the care it receives and other factors. Most people try to have a second prosthesis made so that they can be rotated and the client won’t have to go without it while it is being repaired. The lifespan of the prosthesis is 3 to 5 years.
While wearing the prosthesis, the client can comfortably and securely engage in outdoor activities and sports without worrying about the security of his/her hairpiece. The client can swim underwater (chlorine pools are not good for human hair), ride in a convertible, dance, hug children etc., all without fear that their hair will come loose. The best thing, though, will be how great they will look and feel with the natural, healthy, shiny hair of their new prosthesis. They will once again be able to say, “I have great hair!”
Product Information – Advantages
As many will testify, traditional off-the-shelf, stretch cap, and ready-to-wear fashion wigs can be unpredictable. While the stretch caps, elastic and velcro versions work adequately over a head of hair, they slide on a bald scalp.
By ensuring a perfect fit that creates suction, Freedom Hair wigs are difficult to dislodge and do not come off accidentally. Comfort: No more scratching and scalp irritation
Cap materials and hair ends in generic stretch wigs tend to irritate sensitive scalps, especially those with alopecia.
Freedom Hair wigs are smooth, light and feel like a second skin. The hair ends are sealed inside the soft silicone cap, and don't come into contact with the scalp. You'll feel the stylist's fingers on your scalp during styling, and the stylist will feel only hair and scalp too. Looks: Hair that looks, feels and behaves like the real thing.
Most stretch fashion wigs just don't look or behave like real hair. This is because synthetic fibres discolour in the sun or frizz with heat when you open the oven door, while the wefted types open up like a Venetian blind to show areas of hairless scalp between rows of elastic and hair weft.
Even some human hair wigs on the market lack the bounce and resilience of real hair. That's because they're made from highly processed Asian or Indian hair that has been stripped of cuticle and colour, and dyed for the European market.
Freedom Hair wigs are made from top-quality virgin European hair, hair that hasn't been bleached, dyed or processed in any way. Of course, if you are of Asian or Indian descent, your hairpiece can be made using appropriate Asian or Indian hair.
When ordering your Freedom Hair prosthetic you are welcome to specify the type of hair you want and even a particular style. We are more than happy to tailor the hairpiece to your needs. Finding a picture is a great way to communicate your ideas, maybe a photo of you in the past or a totally new style from a magazine.
Match your original colour or choose from 20 colours, which can be mixed to create any shade you desire. Your stylist can add streaks or foils for highlighting effects if you choose these optional extras during your styling appointment.
Straight, movement, light wave, heavy wave, light curl, or perm (this is done at the styling stage of the process).
In 50 millimetre/two inch increases, from 100 millimetres/four inches to 350 millimetres/14 inches.
Extra light, light, light-medium, medium.
Crown and parting location
Left, centre, right.
Choose from six tones.
The hair is implanted in the directions and densities needed to create the style you want.
Whites and greys are available if desired.