Base size is the size of the cap of a hair system. We roughly separate them into four types:
-Partial size: hair loss areas equal to or smaller than 4” x 4”.
-Regular size: hair loss area with size larger than 4”x 4” and up to 10”x 8” (or within 80 square inches of total area).
-Oversize( or larger size): hair loss area more significant than 10” x 8” and up to 10” x 10”.
-Full cap: hair loss areas more significant than 10” x 10”.
Cover hair loss areas equal to or smaller than 4” x 4”. In the early stages of hair loss, some clients only experience hair loss is isolated areas, i.e., the front hairline or crown area, as shown in the illustration below.
In these situations, a partial (smaller) system would be the most appropriate choice as the partial system could be fitted to the shorter hair loss area and blended with the clients existing hair.
If you send in a template or a spare system, then it would be much helpful for us to examine the pattern, size and scalp curvature of your bald area so that we can follow precisely these details to make your customized system.
But if you prefer not sending us the template or a spare system, then you need to choose the measurements of both the base length and width, and we will make your system base on a regular scalp curvature.
When you send us a template, please be reminded to mark your hair direction with a permanent marker pen on the template. We need to make your system into a correct hair direction.
Hair loss area with size larger than 4”x 4” and up to 10”x 8”. It is the most popular option for men with traditional male pattern baldness and cover s the hair loss area on the top of the head from the front hairline to the crown as shown in the illustration below.
You may also either send us a template (or your old system) or select the exact measurement of your system base.
Oversize( large size or 3/4 cap):
The hair loss area is larger than 10” x 8” and up to 10” x 10” covering the head from the front hairline to the back of the head. Cap does not have a temple (sideburn) area or nape area. The hair loss area extends further down the side and back of the head. Please refer to below illustration:
Again, send in your template or describe clearly the measurements of your base length and width.
Full cap hair systems are most familiar with women or men who have complete hair loss( It is the best choice for chemotherapy patients who suffer severe hair loss) or prefer total coverage of the scalp. These full cap hair systems cover your entire head and most times even include sideburns and nape areas. Capsize larger than 10”x 10”.
How to measure?
Measure partial size, regular size, larger size, please follow the measurement methods in below instructions:
Front –Back Left - Right
Measure full cap:
Take the measurements at least three times with the same tape to ensure accuracy. Consistent measurements are an indication that you measure correctly. If you do not measure accurately, your wig may not fit.