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help for first time full capper
07-27-2012, 05:54 AM,
help for first time full capper
Hi guys,

I've been lurking around for a few weeks and have learned a ton from you all. As I hatch my plan for a first time unit, I wanted to post my idea for a longish, greyish, light density fullcap style. Couple pics attached. From what I've read here and on Jrob's site, it seems that longer is easier with fullcaps as the nape and side attachment issues are more easily obscured. And as I have lousy side hair, the blending with a topper would probably be a disaster anyway.

So here are my questions. I'm in my early-fifties, hair already thinned out and greying. I was thinking of going 50-50 with grey/medium brown, with a very light density on top (much less than in these photos) and medium for sides/back. Does that sound about right for a mostly salty salt/pepper look, or would I be better off sticking with human hair grey, maxing it out at John's 30% limit? Can I go with swiss for the front area, or is this style too heavy for that (too much hair?). What are the downsides of a longish style like this, maybe b/c it's too much of a hassle or loses hair too quickly?

Thanks in advance for anyone's advice or ideas.

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07-27-2012, 06:59 AM,
RE: help for first time full capper
Hi Westy,
That's a very doable style for a full cap. I often hear from hair wearers that have made the transition from topper to full cap that the full cap has it's advantages. You don't have to worry about matching the color with your own hair. And you don't have to worry about blending the cut with your own hair. I think longer hair is always easier than short hair because with you have more leeway. 40% looks about right. Super Fine Swiss lace is a good choice. With that density you could also go with Ultra Lace. The downsides aren't much--just use a broad tooth comb when you first wake up so that you aren't pulling too much on the hair--then you can go to a normal tooth comb. With a full cap it's always a good idea to go with poly on the back and sides since you have the movement of you neck and you want to get a strong secure hold. You're very realistic about the look--it's age appropriate. Many guys want to turn back the clock and go with a density that's too heavy.
That's a great style for a guy your age.

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