How to Manage Repairs & Adjustments to Non-Surgical Hair Systems

As a proud wearer of a hair system, you know that keeping its appearance is key. But what happens when your hair system needs a little TLC? Whether it is a small repair or a major adjustment, knowing how to manage these issues is crucial for keeping your hair looking its best.

So, let’s dive in and explore how you can keep your hair system looking flawless, no matter what challenges come your way. Trust us, with a little knowledge and some expert tips, you will be able to handle any hair system hiccup with ease.

Types of Hair System Repairs and Adjustments

When you are wearing a hair system, it is not a matter of if, but when you will need to make repairs or adjustments. Just like your natural hair, your non-surgical hair replacement system is exposed to the elements, styling, and everyday wear and tear. Over time, this can lead to a variety of issues that require some TLC.

Common Issues With Non-Surgical Hair Systems

In our experience, some of the most common problems that crop up with hair systems include:

  • Damaged or frayed hair strands
  • Loose or unraveling knots
  • Improper fit or slippage
  • Worn out tape or adhesive
  • Fading color


The good news is most of these issues can be resolved by a professional hair system stylist with a few basic supplies and a little knowledge.

Materials Needed For Repairs

To keep your hair system looking its best, we keep these essentials on hand:

  • Knot sealer
  • Replacement tape or adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Comb or brush
  • Leave-in conditioner


With these tools in our arsenal, we are prepared to tackle the most common hair system repairs.

When To Seek Professional Help

While many repairs can be done at home, there are times when it is best to enlist the help of a professional. If your hair system has extensive damage, or you are unsure how to go ahead, seeking expert aid can save you time and frustration overall. A skilled technician can assess the issue and recommend the best course of action to restore your non-surgical hair system to its former glory.

A man in a dark blazer and pocket square receives a haircut of his non-surgical hair system.

Repairing Damaged Hair Strands And Knots

One of the most common issues we see with hair systems is damage to individual hair strands. Since the hair is not growing from your scalp, it does not have the benefit of natural oils and nutrients to keep it healthy. As a result, it is more prone to dryness, breakage, and split ends.

Finding Damaged Strands

To spot damage, start by gently running your fingers through the hair. Look for:

  • Strands that feel rough or brittle.
  • Ends that are split or frayed.
  • Sections that are tangled or matted.
  • If you notice any of these signs, it is time for some hair system maintenance.


Sealing Knots With Knot Sealer

Knot sealers are a lifesaver when it comes to preserving the integrity of your hair system. They work by creating a barrier around each knot, preventing it from unraveling or coming loose. This is our professional method for applying knot sealer:

  • Ensure your hair system is clean and dry.
  • Apply a small amount of sealer to each knot.
  • Allow it to dry completely before styling.


It’s advised to get a professional to apply knot sealer every few weeks as part of your regular maintenance routine.

Preventing Future Damage

The best way to deal with damage is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Here are a few tips we swear by:

  • Use a sulfate-free, gentle shampoo designed for hair systems.
  • Condition regularly with a lightweight, moisturizing formula.
  • Avoid heat styling tools when possible or use the lowest setting.
  • Protect your hair from harsh chemicals like chlorine.
  • Brush gently, starting at the ends and working up to the base.


With a little extra care, you can keep your custom hair system looking and feeling fantastic.

A smiling woman with long hair sits in a salon chair while another woman styles her non-surgical hair system.

Adjusting The Fit And Attachment Of Hair Systems

A proper fit is essential for both comfort and confidence when wearing a hair system. But over time, changes in your natural hair growth or skin can affect the way your system sits on your head.

Checking For Proper Fit

To check the fit of your hair system, pay attention to:

  • Any gaps or lifting around the edges.
  • Slippage or shifting throughout the day.
  • Pressure points or discomfort.


If you notice any of these issues, it may be time for an adjustment.

Replacing Tape Or Adhesive

One of the most common reasons for a poor fit is worn out tape or adhesive. As the bond breaks down, it can cause your hair system to lift or shift. Replacing your tape or adhesive is an uncomplicated process. This is the method followed by our professional stylists of non-surgical hair replacement systems:

  • Carefully remove the hair system.
  • Clean any residue from the scalp and the base of the system.
  • Apply new tape or adhesive according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Reattach the system, ensuring a snug and secure fit.
  • Replace the adhesive every 2–4 weeks depending on the client’s lifestyle.


Adjusting The Integration Base

If you wear an integration base, you may need to make periodic adjustments to accommodate changes in your natural hair. This can involve:

  • Tightening or loosening the base.
  • Adding or removing hair to blend with your own.
  • Reshaping the base to better fit your head.
  • While minor adjustments can often be made at home, more complex modifications may require the help of a professional stylist.


Maintaining Color And Highlights In Hair Systems

When it comes to hair systems, keeping that ‘fresh from the salon’ look is key. But let’s be real, it’s not always easy. Especially when it comes to keeping those vibrant colors and highlights looking their best.

There are ways to protect your color and keep it looking fresh. One of the best things you can do is use shampoos and conditioners specifically designed for color-treated hair systems. These products often have UV protectants and gentle cleansing agents to minimize fading from sun exposure, chlorinated water, and environmental factors. Trust us, it is worth investing in the right products.

A woman with a long brown non-surgical hair system.

Extending the Lifespan of Your Hair System

Let’s face it, hair systems are not cheap. So, it’s in your best interest to make them last as long as possible. But with daily wear and tear, exposure to the elements, and general aging, it’s not always easy to keep a hair system looking its best. Primarily, consistent washing and conditioning is crucial for keeping the appearance and longevity of a hair system. But do not overdo it. Washing too often can strip away natural oils and lead to dryness and damage. According to our experts at Hair Center of Palm Beach, it’s best to wash your hair system every 7–14 days (about 2 weeks), depending on factors like lifestyle and environment.

Key Takeaway

Keep your hair system looking salon-fresh by using color protecting products, refreshing highlights professionally, and applying leave-in conditioners. Extend your non-surgical hair replacement system’s lifespan with regular gentle washing, avoiding heat and harsh chemicals, and storing it properly. These effortless steps can save you both time and money.


Managing repairs and adjustments to your hair system does not have to be a headache. By following these simple tips and tricks, you can keep your hair looking its best, no matter what life throws your way.

Remember, the key is to act quickly and address any issues as soon as they arise. Do not let a slight problem turn into a big one. With a little TLC and some expert knowledge, you can keep your hair system looking flawless for months to come. Go ahead, rock that hair system with confidence.

Contact Us Today To Discover The Secret To Maintaining Your Non-Surgical Hair System!

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