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 Custom Hair Unit FAQs 

What is a custom hair unit?
Custom hair units, also known as "man weaves," is the answer for hair loss in men and women caused by aging, genetics, alopecia, follicle damage from braiding/chemical processing, or other factors. These non-surgical hair replacement systems are designed to provide hair loss solutions for clients seeking hair replacement services in Houston.


What is the difference between a custom hair unit and a toupee?
For clients seeking a natural-looking hair loss solution, custom hair units offer versatility and variety in style. These non-surgical hair replacement systems are tailored to blend seamlessly with a client's natural hair, resulting in an undetectable and secure hair restoration solution. Unlike traditional toupees, which can easily become detached, custom hair units provide a more reliable hair replacement option. By attaching the unit and blending it into the existing hair, the result is a natural-looking hair restoration that can address thinning hair, hair loss due to aging, genetics, or other factors.


How does the hair unit stay in place?
Our Houston hair replacement specialist uses a specially designed bonding agent for the scalp to ensure a secure attachment of the custom hair unit. The bonding agent is specifically formulated to provide a reliable hold for clients seeking a non-surgical hair restoration solution. For clients who prefer to remove the unit at night, a specially designed tape can be used instead of the standard bonding agent.



Is there any type of surgical procedure performed?
The process of getting a custom hair unit from Carter Cutz is a non-surgical procedure, similar to any other hairdressing or barbering service. There are no invasive surgical procedures involved, making it a safe and non-intrusive hair loss solution for clients seeking hair replacement services in Houston.



Does my existing hair have to be cut off where the unit will be placed?
To ensure a secure attachment of the custom hair unit, the hair growing in the area where the unit will be placed must be cut off. In some cases, the unit may require the removal of most of the client's existing hair. However, for clients who prefer to keep their natural hair, a specially formulated taping alternative can be explored instead. This tape is designed to securely attach the hair unit to the scalp without requiring the removal of the client's natural hair. As a Houston hair replacement specialist, we can discuss the best hair restoration solution for your needs and preferences during the consultation.

 


How long does the process take?
The application process for a custom hair unit takes approximately 1.5-3 hours, depending on factors such as the desired style, the type of unit being used, and the condition of the client's existing hair. As a hair replacement specialist, we take the time to carefully attach and blend the unit into the client's natural hair, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking result. During the consultation, we can provide an estimate of the time required for the hair restoration process based on the client's individual needs and preferences.



Is an in-person consultation possible or required?
At our Houston hair replacement salon, we offer free consultations that can be conducted via telephone or email. To determine the best hair restoration options for each client's particular situation, we require photos of the client's existing hair and scalp. To schedule a consultation, clients can email their photos to Cartercutz7@gmail.com or text them to 346.212.9963. We ask that clients provide at least 4 photos from various angles, including the front, back, side, and top, as well as 1-2 photos of their desired hairstyle. Our hair replacement specialists will use these photos to assess the client's hair loss situation and recommend the best hair restoration options for their needs and preferences


What do I have to do to prepare for the service?
At our Houston hair replacement salon, the only preparation required for the custom hair unit process is growing out the client's existing hair as much as possible, so there is an adequate amount of hair to blend with the unit. While we can work with a completely bald head, growing out the hair before the hair restoration process can result in a more natural-looking end result. If the client has the ability to grow hair before the hair replacement process, it can provide our hair replacement specialists with more options to create a custom hair unit that seamlessly blends with the client's natural hair.



Are loc/braid/twist and long hair unit options available?
At our Houston hair replacement salon, we offer a highly customized dreadlock replacement service that requires an in-person consultation. Due to the personalized nature of this service, the minimum cost for the initial installation starts at $700 and can range up to $1500, depending on the client's individual needs and preferences. Our hair replacement specialists will work closely with the client during the consultation to create a custom hair unit that perfectly matches their natural dreadlocks, providing a seamless and natural-looking result. Contact us to schedule a consultation for our dreadlock replacement service.


How long do the units last?
The lifespan of our custom hair units varies based on the type of unit and the client's maintenance routine. Short-term options typically last from 3-6 weeks, while long-term options can last up to a year with proper care and maintenance. Regular maintenance is required for all long-term units and can include regular haircuts and edge-ups every 2-4 weeks and removal and reattachment every 2-3 months. The longevity of long-term options is heavily impacted by how well the client takes care of the hair unit. Short-term units need to be completely replaced every 3-6 weeks and do not require regular maintenance. Please note that additional costs apply for regular maintenance appointments.


Should I purchase and supply my own hair?
At our Houston hair replacement salon, we provide everything you need for the appointment, and there's no need to bring anything with you. If you have purchased a custom hair unit that you would like to use, we require pictures of the unit beforehand to confirm if it can be used with our process. Our hair replacement specialists will work with you to ensure that your custom hair unit is properly attached and blended with your natural hair, providing you with a seamless and natural-looking result. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.


Can I get the unit wet (e.g., exercising, shower, rain, etc.)?Our custom hair units are designed to allow you to perform your normal daily activities, including exercising, without any restrictions. However, it's important to note that extreme sweating or excessive exposure to water can loosen the unit. Each type of unit has specific maintenance directions and restrictions, which vary based on the client's needs and preferences. Long-term units are typically more durable and can withstand swimming, but specific care is required following exposure to water. Our hair replacement specialists will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your custom hair unit to ensure its longevity and maintain its natural-looking appearance. Contact us today to learn more about our hair replacement services.

 


Can the unit be taken off, washed and reapplied?
Our long-term hair unit option can be removed and reapplied for regular maintenance or if you need to take a break from wearing the unit. However, this service is an additional cost. If you remove and wash the unit yourself prior to the appointment, the cost will be lower. Our hair replacement specialists will provide you with detailed instructions on how to safely remove and reapply the unit if you opt for this service. Contact us today to learn more about our hair replacement services and maintenance options. 


How do I maintain the unit if I live in a different state / country and cannot travel back and forth to Carter Cutz regularly?
At your appointment, our hair replacement specialists will show you how to properly maintain the style and care for your hair unit. We want to ensure that you are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to keep your hair looking great. If you have any questions about maintenance or styling, we are happy to answer them for you. Additionally, we can provide you with tips and instructions that you can share with your local barber or stylist to ensure that they are able to properly care for your hair unit as well. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and learn more about our hair replacement services.



Can I get a regular edge-up / cut with the hair unit?
In order to maintain the style while wearing your hair unit, it is important to get regular edge-ups or haircuts of your existing hair. We recommend getting an edge-up or cut as often as needed, typically every other week, to ensure that your hair looks neat and blends seamlessly with the unit. Our hair replacement specialists can provide you with guidance on the best haircut and styling options to complement your hair unit and help you achieve your desired look. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and learn more about our hair replacement services.  


Is a deposit required to make an appointment?
To secure your appointment, we ask for a non-refundable deposit that will cover part of the installation cost. This deposit is necessary because we customize each unit and purchase specific supplies for your service, and canceling would result in a loss on our end. We offer the option to make the deposit online with a debit/credit card through Square invoice, or payment through PayPal or Cash App.

 


How much do the units cost?The cost of the service will vary depending on individual circumstances, but typically short-term units range from $250-$400, while long-term units range from $700-$950. The exact cost will be determined by factors such as the amount of hair you currently have, your hair type, and the desired style. Once we review your photos and appointment request, we can provide you with an accurate quote for your specific service.

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