Do The Lace Toupees Need Poly Borders?

Many of our clients feel indecisive about whether to add Poly borders or to skip it. We can understand the dilemma. The chief reason people feel apprehensive about Poly borders is they fear that the fringe will be prominent.

The hairpiece fringe is the part which is most prominently visible to all and so it needs to appear as thin as possible so that the hairline seems natural. This is why many clients prefer French lace with Superfine Swiss (SFS) lace front toupees. Since SFS is finer than French lace, it makes the forehead fringe of the hairpiece base completely invisible.

Still we always keep the option open-- to add or not to add the Poly. Poly borders help in adhesion and easy removal of the toupees. At the same time this can add to the durability of the piece. Sometimes people tear the lace base while sticking the tapes.
Lace mesh is a very soft and delicate material and it needs gentle handling. People who are wearing hairpieces for years can manage well with the lace hairpieces without any Poly border but the new users should not take any chances.

And there’s no reason to worry about the fringes. Lace toupees with Poly borders can provide natural hairlines and invisible bases. It completely depends on the expertise of the hairpiece maker and the quality of the Poly sheet used.

Poly is nothing but a synthetic material called Polyurethane and this too is used as hairpiece base. All the skin bases are actually Poly bases and Poly sheets are available in a variety of textures.

The texture used in borders is fine enough to provide the invisibility factor to the wearer. But if you still feel that this is not a good idea then you can add the Poly only on the sides and back where the hairline is least visible where you are supposed to stick the tapes.

So, our advice is if you are a new user, do add the Poly, even if it’s not for the full perimeter.