Partial vs total hair replacement system

Today we will talk about the partial vs total hair replacement system and the differences between the two hair systems. The partial hair prosthesis is a system that covers only a part of the head, usually the upper one (therefore good for cases of androgenetic alopecia) and that does not have measures greater than 24 cm by 20 cm or in inches 10 inches by 8 inches . The total hair prosthesis, often also called wig, serves instead to cover the whole head and is therefore used for cases of total alopecia, such as in the case of alopecia areata or alopecia by drugs.

Partial vs total hair replacement system. which one is better?

This prosthesis has several elements that characterize it. As we said, it is used for cases of androgenetic alopecia, but it can also be used to cover burns or patches of partial alopecia areata.

In newlacecu we sell partial prostheses normally in this link where we sell male prostheses


even if we have different partial even among the family prostheses that you find here


In these prostheses there are advantages and disadvantages, we will list them and invite you to analyze them.

Advantages of partial hair prostheses.

1 price: the price is lower than that of a total prosthesis, since it has a smaller size and therefore there is less work, less material and less time spent in its construction.

2 less traction: occupying only part of the head there is less traction than in a total prosthesis, therefore normally less wear at night, when you sleep with it and rub your head on the pillow.

3 More ease of management: being smaller, there is more ease in management and therefore in use and less costs in glue and solvents.

Total hair prosthesis or wig


The total hair prosthesis, often called the wig, covers the whole head instead. It is therefore suitable for people suffering from alopecia areata, pharmacological alopecia or even for those who want to totally change their look or have such an advanced androgenetic that it has also affected most of the lateral and nape areas.

Benefits total hair prosthesis.

1 hair color is not important: in fact, being a prosthesis that covers the whole head, care must not be taken to spot the color 100%, as in the partials, in which it is very important that the color is similar to that of the hair with which it goes mixed. In total prostheses there is no such problem and even when they tend to clear up over time, there is also no problem.

2 non-important hair thickness and waviness: it is the same as in point 1, not having to mix it with autochthonous hair, all these problems, typical of partial dentures, do not exist, therefore you can choose a waving and texture of the hair as you prefer. .

3 anchoring normally simpler: since it is faster than a partial prosthesis that must be adhered taking care not to dirty the native hair. But let’s note that this is a subjective element, since there are many partial wearers who are better off and do maintenance faster than those who wear a total prosthesis.


Disadvantages partial and total hair prosthesis.

The two prostheses clearly also have disadvantages that must be analyzed before opting for one or the other, as a rule, however, we recommend the totals to those who do not have hair or an alopecia greater than 24 cm by 20 cm and the partial ones to those who have a good amount of native hair

Disadvantages of partial hair system

The main disadvantages of these prostheses is that they have to adapt to the autochthonous hair, therefore one must be very careful to center the color, the waviness, in the anchorage not to dirty the autochthonous hair, in short the main job is to adapt the prosthesis to their existing hair and this is sometimes not so simple, that’s why some wearers tend to cut the sides and back very short so as to avoid these problems.

disadvantages total hair system

In our total prostheses, there are two main disadvantages, the first is clearly the price, usually higher, because as we explained there is much more work and material (hair) in these prostheses, the second is the area exposure, ie the perimeter, which is not only the front but also the sides and this therefore exposes the wearer to having to pay more attention to being totally invisible and well placed.

With this article we have exposed some differences between these two thickening systems, and what do you think? are there other differences?  – WhatsApp

Giuseppe Vesconsi

Autor: Giuseppe Vescosi

Giuseppe Vescosi is a digital marketing agent for Newlacecu wig co. He discovered modern hair implants back in 1995, for personal reasons (he suffers from alopecia areata universal) He was one of the first experts in America and later in Europe on modern hair systems, writing several articles and dealing with them in various forums. In 2006 he traveled to China and got to know the main Asian hair prosthesis factories, later establishing a long-term collaboration with Xiufei Wu's Newlaecu wig company. Today he is considered an important expert in hair prostheses, their construction and use. In addition, in these 30 years he has never stopped studying the causes of alopecia and baldness and the alternatives for people with this condition.
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