lyricalhair

Home / CUSTOM OPTIONS / How to Make Template

How to make a tape template?

 

The below section shows you how to make a (mold) template and how to take hair sample(S) from your head, I hope this helps and makes your ordering easy and convenient to handle.

 

Supplying a template of your hair loss area is a fundamental part of ordering a bespoke hair replacement system.  We need the template as a model. With it, we can derive the correct size and shape of your hair loss area.  It will ensure we make a system that is a perfect fit for you. Here below is an example of template molds:

 

Making A Tape Template:

Items required

·        Plastic wrap

·        A roll of transparent tape

·  Makeup pencil

·        A permanent marker pen

·        Scissors

·        Hand mirror

 

Step 1

Draw your hairline with a makeup pencil on your skin from temple to temple. If you will be using tape at the front of your new system, use the same shape tape as a stencil for this line.

For most, the placement of the hairline is established by placing three or four fingers flat on the forehead with the pinkie resting above the eyebrow line when your brow is furrowed (eyebrows raised), where your index finger lies where your front hairline should begin. Draw a line from this point to form your hairline. A hairline with a deeper recession looks the most natural rather than one that is too straight across. The deeper the recession, the more natural look is obtained. Be careful not to place your hairline too far down. Use rubbing alcohol to erase the line if you need to try again.

Step 2

The first thing you need to do is spray some water on your scalp; this will help you with the next step. Next, tear a 12” wide strip of plastic wrap long enough to tie under your chin (like a bonnet). Now place the cover on your head and press the wrap tightly to your head and tie it under your chin to keep wrap secure. Next, use the tape to contour the head shape. Beginning at the forehead, place the transparent tape on the cover over what will become the outer perimeters of the bald area pattern. The areas of baldness determine the external borders.

Step 3

 

In this next step, the tape will lock the plastic wrap into a permanent transparent tape template of your scalp. Apply three layers of tape. Begin with the first layer going from front to back then overlap the second layer going side to side, and the final layer should be front to return. PLEASE DO NOT UNTIE PLASTIC WRAP FROM UNDER THE CHIN UNTIL THE LAST STEP IS FINISHED.

Step 4

While the plastic wrap is still on your head, trace/draw pattern hairlines on the tape template with a permanent sharpie marker. Lines are drawn from that point (center of front hairline you drew in Step 1) to form a pattern that covers the bald area. This pattern will establish the shape of your hair system base.

After you draw the entire outer perimeter of the pattern, you also need to indicate the desired hair direction. If a parting is desired, draw a line from a pivot point at the back crown to the front hairline. The placement of the pivot point should correspond to what can be seen of your original growth.

After the entire outer perimeter is drawn, please indicate the front by marking “F” for front and “B” for back on the template. Also, write your name and order number on this template.

Step 5

Upon finishing marking the tape template, place one more layer of the transparent tape (now four) going from side to side. It should seal and protect the markings. Now your template is complete.

Step 6

Carefully untie and remove the template from your head and cut with scissors the excess plastic wrap along the outer perimeter line you drew. An excellent tape template is coming out, place it back on the bald area of your head to ensure it's the correct size and shape, and you're done! Just go and send it to us together with your hair sample (we will show you how to make hair samples separately).

 

 

Taking Hair Sample(S):

If we obtain your hair samples, we can dye the hair color to match your samples very well. Colour is hard to be described with words or with a photo, as you know.  So sending in a REAL sample ( or samples, your hair may have a different color shade in separate areas of your head, or even the color on the tip has a difference to the color on root) can ensure us to make out a hair system that matches your existing hair precisely.

For best results, we recommend taking each sample in 100-200 strands of hairs and be about 2-3" in length. The more hair you can provide, the easier it will be for us to analyze the color.

. 

 

 

If your hair is the same color all over, please provide one sample. However, if your hair is a different color in different areas (e.g., you have more grey in the sides), For best results, please take samples from 3-6 areas:

-Front: At the hairline or bang area (if possible)

-Top: The front, top of your head (if possible)

-Crown: The back, top of your head (if possible)

-Temples: At the front most of your hair on the sides

-Sides: Approximately 1-2" above the top of your ear

-Back: As close to the center of the back of your head as possible

 

NOTE: Please cut a sample from each area and label each one, informing us what part of the head it came from (e.g., front, top, sides, crown, temple or back, etc.).Please make sure the hair is clean. This is important because dirty hair will not show their actual color.

 

We strongly recommend sending in your hair samples because the photos are not able to reflect the real color of your hair, besides, our computer monitors may also not display the richness in its actual original tone. There always has a color difference.


when you have the template ready, pls directly send to us:

Address: No.1 Hai You Rd.  Haixinjunyi  5-2-401, Lao Shan District, Qingdao, China

Zipcode:266000

Contact Name: Lisa Zhang

Tel:86-18661937606

Email:info@lyricalhair.com


NOTE: Please only declare template on the bill, don't say a hair sample! Thanks!