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Man weave, also called man unit, is hair extensions and non-surgical hair replacements won by men to restore their confidence and young feeling and to complement their lifestyles. Many men are also interested in wearing hair units to improve their images and to move with fashion. Take for instance the increase in less gender-specific and more unisex fashions.
Most men consider cranial prosthesis units to cover their baldness which may result naturally, due to hair loss after cancer treatments, or other reasons for hair loss. The units are secured on the head using scalp and skin-friendly adhesives.
They come in all types, shapes, and sizes. Whether you are looking for wigs or bundles to make you look more natural and real, especially for people of color, there will be a good match, and new trends are out every other time. You can get Caucasian, Asian, Latino and other hair weave types. For these, you can also get braids, cornrows, realistic dreadlocks and other styles to suit your lifestyle. Curly, kinky curly, afro kinky, etc are other textures available within each type of hair.
Man Weave Costs
The cost of doing a man weave is around $200 and $800. The process takes 90 minutes to two hours. However, the cost will depend on the barber and location, as well as whether or not you will be getting extra glooming services. In some cases, it can cost up to $1,500. Further, units that last longer are more costly compared to temporary ones, which can cost as low as $275.
Prices are also influenced by a range of factors, namely length, texture, style, whether they are temporal or long-lasting, and as you would expect, the brand of the unit.
Long-lasting ones may be advantageous over temporal ones as it will be possible to remove and wash them and re-use. The cost may be lower if you are getting a rewashed unit also. Depending on your situation, you may also undergo other glooming such as cutting the hair or styling it, which may increase the cost. In some cases, the person getting the style may need to grow the sides of hair to certain lengths.
Some costs may also accrue to the person wearing the hair units because these units will require maintenance. However, the cost of maintenance is not so much beyond what you can afford to style up. On the maintenance side, you would need to be careful about too much water and a head covering will be needed at night to protect it from damage. Otherwise, everyday activities can be completed successfully when wearing these weaves.
Most people would visit a barber to help with the maintenance of the weaves, which can be professional and fast. You avoid the likelihood of errors in maintenance which could spoil it or reduce lifespan.
In terms of repeat cost, a hair unit can last as long as a year or as short as a month depending on how you can maintain it. Once it is worn out and you still need to get the benefits it provides, you would have to shed some more money to get another one.
Thus, to reduce repeat costs, you need to make sure you maintain it properly. Plus you can always go for weaves of less maintenance requirements.
Man weave installation process
As you would expect, these hair enhancements are done from hair salons and barbershops. The cost would vary from one barber to another depending on several things. For instance, man weaves are mostly installed using hair bonds and glue. It, therefore, may depend on the cost of what the barber uses to install them as well as the process of installation.
The stylist will first define your hairline when installing the weaves, using a marker. A line is drawn in the front and then, the stylist will style the rest of the natural hair, cutting it into appropriate shape and size suitable for the general style you are looking for.
They will then apply the glue and bond chemicals and then glaze it using a brush. The hair is then dried using a drier. The other thing is to further cut and style the hair into the appropriate shape and appearing as per the defined line. Professional installations will be more costly but offer the best appearances.Browse our complete inventory and customized toupee catalog to find the hair replacement system that best meets your goals.