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    Posted: 06/November/2015 at 11:48pm
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I've got a fairly rapidly progressing AA and am thinking of having a hair replacement system in a well known London salon. I'm thinking of a real hair system. I know it's really expensive but am really looking for any positive experiences with this type of system - I've seen lots of negative reviews mainly about cost but wondered if there is anybody out there who this works well for?
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I know you can't name the company here so I would do some research before you pay all that money, I have seen some of the expensive systems from various London salons which are not worth the money.
But I'm sure there will be some who say they are.
I've been wearing hair systems for almost 9 years mine cost a fraction of the cost and much better, I know lots of people who have ditched the London salons and changed to Indian Remy custom made systems.
Mine are all lace with a silk top for a totally realistic look, I sleep and shower in mine so I forget I'm wearing supplement hair.
Expensive does not mean it's the best
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I have been researching and will continue to do so. I'm considering using a London one purely as I live here and may need to revisit fairly frequently as my AA changes, I'm so pleased to hear that it is possible to find a system that actually does allow you to treat it as much as real hair as possible.
Thanks for replying, I feel much cheered! I only found my first patch in april but now i'm more patch than hair - such a minefield trying to sort out what to do.
Could I just ask - do you feel that it looks natural and how much of your own hair do you have if any?
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Hi Tana
Mine is totally natural, only a few of my close family know I wear a hair system, the silk top looks exactly like my scalp, I keep the density low to keep it natural.
I have AGA which is loss to the top but the hair I have is very fine and thin, although I only wear a top piece it still blend in well.
I know from experience and friend that there are lots of company's that only care about the money and take advantage of our vulnerability.
Don't be afraid to walk away and don't make decisions until you have had time to think about your purchase before committing.
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Thanks for the info - I'm very nervous and excited. My natural hair is very coarse and curly and was quite thick once but they seem confident that they can match it. Wish me luck - Tuesday 17th!!!
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I visited one of the replacement salons today who, amazingly, have opened a salon where I live in Newcastle.  After learning exactly what is involved, and how often the maintenance (tightening) of this system has to take place I'm glad there is one local to me.  It's not so much the cost but if I went ahead with this I wouldn't be able to spare the time to take a full day, or two, away (I run my own business so it just wouldn't be feasible).  I have FFA and am still undergoing treatment.  I'm back at the hospital in January so won't be going ahead with this system at the moment...will speak to my consultant as I'm a bit concerned whether or not the treatment I'm getting (sterioid injections) will be compromised and I doubt I will be able to apply Minoxidil to my scalp through the mesh.  Although I've lost some hair at the front I've lost quite a bit at the sides and around my ears.  However, the style I have covers the sides pretty well, it's just the fringe which has thinned dramatically (in my opinion) that I'm more concerned about.  The salon said they could just design me a front piece for my fringe as I didn't like the idea of the mesh going right over to the back of my head just so they could put some hair at the sides.  I also have a great hairdresser and get my hair highlighted and the roots touched up every 5-6 weeks (I've had a grey streak running across the top of my head since I was in my early 30s!).  The thought of losing my hairdresser (who has tamed my wild curly hair into a straight graduated bob) fills me with complete dread.  The hair replacement salon said that while I could still use my hairdresser they wouldn't guarantee the hairpiece if I went elsewhere for cutting and colouring.

I think they're a brilliant system...saw a lady who had lost most of her hair across the top of her head and the difference was amazing.  For me, at this point in time, I think I may look into getting a few very fine extensions put into my hair.  My hairdresser has a lady working for her who specialises in applying extensions and she can put them in very, very fine and as I'm there every 5-6 weeks anyway, any maintenance could be done during my normal visit.   If my hairline recedes more then the hair replacement system may be something I have to revisit.
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My mommy lost most of her hair by the time she was in her mid thirties so when mine started falling out around that age I was ready to face the worst. And it actually happened, so I am now wearing a hair system. It helps me feel confident and attractive when I look in the mirror.

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