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Men's Hair Replacement FAQs

What is a men's hair system?

A men’s hair system is an advanced non surgical hair loss solution for men who are balding. Old fashioned versions were called Toupees or hair pieces.  Advanced methods now make it possible to design them to achieve more natural results, achieve modern hair styles and be undetectable.

How long does it take to customise my hair system?

It takes 8 weeks to customise your hair system, however we may have one  available in your hair colour for immediate fitting.

I would like to get a hair system as quickly as possible, Do you have any hair systems available to be fitted immediately?

Most hair systems are customised for each client which takes 8 weeks to be created but we may have a hair system available in your hair colour which can be fitted for you within a week. Contact us to see how we can help.

How secure is a hair system?

A hair system is perfectly secure, allowing you to wear your hair in whatever way you like without any worries.

Tell me more about fitting the hair system

When your hair system is ready, it is full of hair and is unstyled. It is securely fitted by our hair replacement stylist and cut to achieve a completely natural result. This service is provided in our private hair studio in Dublin. For clients outside Ireland, we can have your hair system cut ready to your desired style before sending to you.

Tell me more about the hair system maintainance

A hair system cutting should to be done by a trained stylist who is experienced in working with hair systems. If cut too short, this can be a disaster. Having a professionally cut hair system can make a huge difference to the finish result. The refusion includes safe removal of your hair system, cleaning, shampooed, conditioned, scalp cleaning, scalp exfoliate, client own hair washed, hair cut on both your own hair and the hair system, new tape and bonds applied, refused and styled. This process usually takes 1.5 hours.  Contact us today to schedule a cut or refusion

How often should I visit your hair studio for maintenance of my hair system?

We recommend having a refusion every 2 to 4 weeks. Simple contact us to book a refusion service.

What products will I need to care for my hair system?

This video explains the top products you should have to care for and maintain your hair system. These include hair system bonding glue, hair system tapes, cleaning solvent solution, shampoos and scalp protector.

Is it possible to order my hair system online?

Yes it is possible to order your hair system online. Our helpful staff are always here to help you with the order process. We will help you with selecting the perfect colour match, base selection to suit your lifestyle and even partly cut the hair system for you before sending it to you.
We will also recommend any accessory items you might need to care for your hair system at home.

How often do i need to remove, clean and refuse my hair system?

We recommend removing, cleaning the hair system and your scalp at least every 2 to 3 weeks, to avoid build up of residue on the base of the hair system and to keep your scalp clean and breathable

Will wearing a hair system damage my own hairs growing underneath?

Wearing a hair system does not damage your own hair or stop it from growing but ideally you would need to shave the hairs in that area to allow the hair system to bond better.

Do you need me to shave the top front of my head where I have a little bit of hair before my hair system fitting appointment?

No you don’t need to shave the hair yourself. Our hair stylist will do the shaving for you on the day of your hair system fitting.

Typically how long will the hair system last?

A hair system can last between 3 – 6 months depending on the type of hair system, wear & tear and how well you look after it. Most clients will need 3 to 4 hair systems in a year. Alternating between two hair systems, means one does not get excessive wear and you always have a back up piece made ready.

Will the hair system perfectly match my hair colour?

Each hair system is customised for you so all hair colours are catered for.

How is a hair system different from a toupee?

A Toupee is a very old fashion and traditional hair piece, whereas a hair system is a very modern approach to men’s hair pieces. HairWeavon is a leader in manufacturing hair systems, all our hair pieces are designed to give the most undetectable finish and bespokely made for each client to deliver the most natural look. Book a consultation today at our hair replacement studio in Dublin or schedule a Skype consultation if you cannot visit us in Dublin. We will be happy to tell you more and show you some of our amazing client results.

For online order, How do I measure my hair system size?

The diagram below shows what part of your head to measure

measure tape for hair piece


  1. – Measure from left to right of the area of your head
  2. – Measure from front to back of the area of your head

For online order, What are the density options for mens hair systems?

Here is a photo illustration to show you the different hair system density options. The higher the density, the more the volume.

Here are the available hair densities
Extra light density 60%
Light density 80%
Light medium 100%
Medium 130%
Medium heavy 150%
Heavy 180%
Extra heavy 200%

Wig Hair Piece Density guide

Many of our male clients go for light or light medium density for a natural look. Particularly if you are going from very thin hair or a bald head, a light density or light/medium density would be the best transition.

I have a hair system purchased from another provider, can you help with cutting and refusing it?

We always do our best to assist clients with hair loss and we believe our hair systems are the best on the market. We would consider helping clients out at our discretion, to cut and fit a hair piece that is not purchased from HairWeavon but It is important to note that we would not take any liability for any issues with the hair piece. Additional charge will apply for cutting and fitting a hair piece that is not purchased from HairWeavon.

Women's Hair Replacement FAQs

How to measure for my Wig

This video will show you how to easily measure your head for a ‘ready to wear’ Wig.

Standard wig size is 54-56cm
Petite wig size is 52-54cm
Large Wig size is 57-60cm

How do I measure my head for a custom wig?

This video and image shows how to easily measure your head for a customised wig. Please email us the below 6 measurements.
measure your wig cap size

What is the difference between a human hair and synthetic wig

When deciding whether to go for a human hair wig or synthetic wig. There are a number of things to consider

  1. How long you wear the wig
  2. Your hair length
  3. Styling options
  4. Cost

For short periods of hair loss e.g chemotherapy hair loss, a synthetic wig might work well for you. However if you wear a wig for longer periods of time, e.g Alopecia hair loss, then a human hair wig will last longer and look well for longer.

If you wear your hair long (past your shoulders), a human hair wig will look and feel better and be more manageable for you. If your hair style is short, a synthetic wig might be ideal as synthetic wigs do hold their style better but you have less flexibility in styling them while human hair wig can be styled in many ways using your heating tools.

A synthetic wig can last anything from 3 months to 6 months while a human hair wig can will last 6 to 8 months, depending on hair type and care.

Human hair wig prices tend to be double the price of a synthetic wig.

What is a topper hair piece?

A topper hair piece is a hair piece that is clipped to your existing hair or bonded to the scalp to disguise areas of thinning hair or bald patches. Many women experiencing thinning hair after pregnancy or due to age, find topper hair pieces brilliant for giving that extra volume they need. For women who have balding due to trichotillomania, a topper hair piece can be made for you, to cover the specific areas of hair loss.

What is a Monofilament Wig?

The monofilament wig material is used in women’s wigs to make it more breathable and gives the illusion of a scalp for a natural look. The mono area also allows to to part the hair in that area.

I have a medical card, what is my entitlement for a medical wig?

If you are experincing hair loss due to a medical reasons, you may be entitled to the medical card HSE wig grant. We will need a note from your doctor to confirm you require a wig due to medical hair loss. We also need your medical card number to process the paper work for you. You may be entitled to between €500 and €635.

I have a medical card, can I order a wig online and still avail of the HSE Wig Grant

Yes, you can order your wig online and then send us your medical card number and doctors letter (by email or post). We will then apply to the HSE on your behalf and refund whatever amount the HSE contributes back to you.

What is a lace wig?

A lace wig can be worn for an extended period of time without having to take it off, even when in bed at night. The full lace wig requires wig bond or adhesive tape to secure the wig around your entire head.

The front lace wig option has a strap at the back and the lace in the front which could be bonded or tape down in the front for extended wear. Front lace wigs can also be worn without taping or bonding.

What hair colours are available?

Each ‘ready to wear’ Wig or Topper comes in a variety of colours. You can also send us your hair sample by post for a customised wig.

Do you help with head shaving for women undergoing chemotherapy?

Having to shave or cut your hair short because of cancer hair loss can be very upsetting. Our caring staff are here to help and support you through the process. To schedule an appointment with one of our stylist, call us on 014303978.

How do I wash my human hair wig

Human Hair Wig Shampoo Care setThe video below demonstrates how to wash your human hair wig. This instruction applies to human hair wigs and wigs that are made with a combination of human hair and synthetic fibre.
You can order the human hair shampoo care set online here

How to wash your synthetic wig

The video below demonstrates how to wash your synthetic wig.
The synthetic wig shampoo and care set is available online here
Synthetic Hair Shampoo and Care Set

What shampoo products do you recommend for washing my wig

Human hair wigs need a lot of moisture to keep it soft and looking good for longer. For human hair wigs we recommend using care products that contain less protein and more moisture. A special range of Ellen Wille human hair shampoo and care products are recommended.

For synthetic wigs, a special range of Ellen Wille synthetic wig shampoo and care products are recommended.

I am unsure which density to select for my wig order

Here is a photo illustration to show you the different between the extra light, light, medium, heavy and extra heavy hair piece and wig density. The higher the density, the more the volume of hair.

Wig Hair Piece Density guide

I am unsure what hair length to go for

We hope this image helps you in deciding on your wig hair length

Hair length guide

I am unsure which wig cap size to select - small, medium or large wig cap size

To measure your exact wig size for your customised wig, see the video above for instructions
The standard measurements (in inches) for a small, medium or large cap are:

Small Medium Large
Circumstance of the head 21.5″ 22.5″ 23.5″
From forehead to nape of neck 14″ 14.5″ 15.25″
Ear to ear across forhead 11″ 11.5″ 12″
Ear to ear over top 12.5″ 12.5″ 13.25″
From temple to temple around back 14″ 14.5″ 15.2″
Nape of Neck 5″ 5.5″ 6″

measure your wig cap size

What are the cap options for a customised wig

We can replicate any cap type that you are used to. For first time wig wearers, there are three main wig cap types to choose from:

Monofilament wig cap type which gives the illusion of a scalp for a natural look and requires no taping or bonding

Front lace wig cap has a strap at the back and lace in the front only, allowing you to tape or bond the front for extended period of wear including in bed

Full lace wig cap has lace around the entire perimeter, allowing you to tape or bond the wig securely for extended period of wear and allowing you to tie your hair up in a ponytail.

When ordering my lace wig, what lace colour would match for my skin type best?

Here are the lace colours available.The most natural lace wig look is achieved by matching the lace colour to your scalp colour.

Lace color guide for lace wigs

How is a lace wig fitted to the scalp?

Step by step instructions on how to fit a lace wig is provided in the video above.
A front or full lace wig is secured to the scalp using special wig tapes or bond adhesive.

Other Questions

Do you handle international orders?

Yes we do, our customers are located in countries across the world. Our customer service staff are always online to assist with your order and our fast DHL shipping option make it possible to send your order to you in the quickest possible time.

Where are you located in Dublin?

Our Dublin hair replacement clinic and Wig Shop is located in Rathmines, Dublin. We are very accessible by public transport and parking is available near by for those driving to us.

What are your opening hours?

Our customer service team are available by email 24 hours a day to assist you with your online order and to schedule appointments for you.

Our hair replacement clinic is open by appointment Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.

Late opening Wednesdays & Fridays until 7.30pm on request.

Is there a charge for consultations?

All consultation are free and there is never any obligation to make a purchase.

I am Transgender and need a wig, can you help me?

Absolutely, We are happy to help you and be part of your journey. We have a huge range of wigs to choose from and also provide a bespoke wig making service to help you achieve your desired look. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation or email your style ideas to us

Do you make wigs and hair pieces for film, TV, theatre?

Yes we do. HairWeavon specialises in custom wigs and hair pieces for the film, theatre, TV & the entertainment industry.  Each wig or hair piece is made to your specification following a consultation. We also provide a fitting and maintenance service during filming. Wig rental is also available where possible. Contact us in Dublin on 0035314303978 or email your style request to us

Can I pay by installment?

Payment by installment may be possible for certain products at our discretion. Items will only be delivered after payment is complete. Contact us to see how we can help.

Are you hiring?

We are always looking to work with the most talented barbers, hair stylist, hair replacement technicians and hair extensions technicians. Email your CV to for job consideration.

Hair Extensions FAQs

What does 'Virgin' hair extensions mean?

Virgin hair extensions mean that the hair is completely unprocessed. No chemicals have been used in preparing the hair, it is simply cleaned and  used to make hair extensions or hair pieces. Virgin hair is the best quality hair recommended for weave hair extensions.

What colour is the Virgin hair extensions?

The virgin hair extensions comes in its original hair colour. It hasn’t been dyed or processed in any way.
Most virgin hair come in black colour 1, natural black colour 1B or dark brown colour 2. There may be slight colour variations between bundles but when applied together in a weave, the hairs blends really well to give a natural sun kissed finish as seen in the photo and in the weave application video below

Is it easy to manage the virgin hair extensions?

See the video above to hear what a client had to say about managing her weave hair extensions.
It is super easy to manage Virgin hair extensions and style in any way you want, just like your own hair.

I have never had a weave before, can you tell me more?

Sewing in your hair extensions is known as a weave. A weave is great because it’s better for your hair than the glue in hair extensions. They are very popular. The weave can last 3 to 8 weeks before you have to redo it. And you’ll be able to re-use the hair you buy from us for ages (up to 2 years if you look after them).

How many bundles of hair extensions do I need for a full head?

All bundles are 100grams of hair. All prices are per bundle. Two bundles is enough for a full head, however to achieve a very full look you may decide to use three bundles. The model is wearing two and half bundles in this picture

Can I swim or exercise with my hair extensions on?

See what one of our clients had to say about how the weave hair extensions fits in with her lifestyle.
Yes, before swimming or exercising, brush your hair using a vent brush. Braid long hair in braids to ensure all the hair is protected. Ensure all of your hair is tucked neatly under a swimming cap. Prolong exposure to salt water or chlorine may cause the hair to tangle and become less manageable.

Weave hair extensions come in weft form, what does weft mean?

Weft is the way the strands of hair are attached together in a line allowing you to be able to sew it into tracks in her own hair. Here is a photo of a bundle of our hair in weft form.


HairWeavon virgin indian hair extensions in weft form

How long should my virgin weave hair extensions last?

The virgin weave hair can last 2 years or more depending on how well you look after it. See the hair care page for hair care tips.

Can I dye, straighten, curl or blow dry my hair extensions?

Yes. All HairWeavon hair extensions are real human hair which means you can choose to style it or dye it as you wish. However, we advise that you seek the help of a professional hair stylist to dye the hair. Also avoid the use of extreme heat so that the hair can last longer. To minimize the use of heat, we particularly like the bending roller or Flexi rods.

Can I dye the Virgin Hair extensions?

Yes. The virgin hair extensions can be dyed. Here is a picture of our virgin hair extensions dyed to the very popular ombre hair colour

Do you have any tips in styling curly hair extensions or wigs?

To style your curly hair extensions, just add some curly hair mousse and use your hands to tidy hair, no need to brush.

How is the human hair extensions weaved in?

The video below shows how the weave hair extensions is applied.

Do you apply weave hair extensions that were not purchased from HairWeavon?

We always do our best to assist clients, particularly clients with hair loss and we believe our weave hair extensions are the best quality on the market. We would consider helping clients out at our discretion but it is important to note that we do not take any liability for any issues with the hair extensions. Additional charge will apply for applying weave hair extensions that are not purchased from HairWeavon.

Why do my weave hair extensions have split ends?

It is not unusual for the hair to have split ends just like natural hair on a person’s head. Our Virgin weave hair extensions are kept in the natural state. Split ends is a good indication that your hair extensions is real hair.

Should there be variations in the texture of the virgin weave hair?

There may be slight variations in the texture of the hair because it is in its natural state. The virgin hair texture can vary between bundles because different donors may have different hair texture. If you are using multiple bundles, the hair usually blends well.

Is the weave application painful?

It shouldn’t be. It can depend on the hair stylist, tell your hair stylist you dont want it too tight and she’ll have it looser but the firmer the weave, the longer it will last before you have to re-weave. People generally find them comfortable to wear

What is the difference between Indian hair, Brazilian hair, Spanish hair and Peruvian hair?

Clients often ask us for Brazilian hair, Spanish hair or Peruvian hair. From our knowledge, the hairs are not actually from Brazil, Spain or Peru but are simply branded by companies to make it sound more luxurious.

The virgin hair supplied by HairWeavon is hair ethically sourced in its most natural state. We are able to assure our customers of the hair quality because we source them ourselves.

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