Hair Replacement System Base Types

Here are 3 of the most popular hair replacement system bases:

1) Lace Base
2) Mono Base
3) Silk Base

Lace base for hair systems


This type of hair system base is ideal for people who want to balance natural appeal with durability. Hair systems constructed with this base type are known to last longer than normal skin base systems. 

Pros of a Lace Base
Naturalness: Full Lace Toppers and Toppers with a Lace front are the only base types that perfectly mimic the look of a natural hairline.
Breathability: The Lace Base is considered the most breathable out of the three different bases, due to the lace materials being well-spaced and large pores.

Cons of a Lace Base
Visible Knots: Strands of hair are individually tied to a piece of sheer lace base creating a knot at the base, which can be visible around the hair parting line. However, the knots are less visible when the knots have been bleached or the hair topper is a light color.

Mono base
Some people prefer durability more than an undetectable look. So, mono hair system base types are an ideal option for them. 

With a Mono Base, individual hairs are tied to a fine mesh material that allows both light and air to pass through. The Monofilament Base allows you to change the part as you like for great styling versatility, which can give you a natural look. Mono bases are also extremely durable and have a long lifespan.

Pros of a Mono Base
Comfort: The Monofilament Base is soft and comfortable to wear, will not irritate your head, and can be a great choice for ladies with a sensitive scalp due to chemotherapy treatments or other skin issues.
Realistic: The Mono Base can mimic the look of natural hair growth and provides free and movable hair parting for easy styling.

Cons of a Mono Base
Breathability: The Mono Base is smooth and comfortable, but not as breathable as the Lace Base, due to the weave of mono base material being tighter than the lace.

Silk base 
The Silk Top Base is constructed with a layer of lace and pure silk fabric on the top front of the cap. The Silk Base has the most realistic scalp look that the market has to offer to date.

Pros of a Silk Base
Realistic: Silk Base hair toppers give the appearance of a scalp that looks like your own.  A Silk Base will perfectly hide the knots and you won't need to worry about any other techniques to make the knots invisible or less visible, because the knots are hidden under the silk base.

Styling Versatility: The Silk Base offers versatile styling options as you can part your silk topper in any direction.

Cons of a Silk Base
Difficulty Laying Flat: Due to the multiple layers in a Silk Base topper, Silk Base hair toppers are not as easy to lay flat on the head. Silk Bases may also encounter slight bulkiness on the crown. Due to this, Silk Bases usually take a little extra work to lay flat compared to other bases.

Breathability: Due to its unique layered construction, the Silk Base can lack breathability compared to lace and mono bases. Silk Bases may also be slightly warmer to wear during the summer than the other two bases.