Online Hair Replacement Since 2001

All About Hair

Available types of hair

Indian Human (default)

Our long staple of Indian supply will hopefully remain reliable, and we continue to source this from long standing partners. Our source remains as ethical as it always was, which is individual hairs harvested from voluntary hair brushing by people inside India, later chemically processed into top grade product for wig making. No pony tails cut off, no religious tonsuring, no prisoner hair, no cadaver hair, no drain hair, no involuntary harvesting from donors under questionable circumstances. We see evidence that it is still the same Indian hair.

Synthetic

Our synthetic "hair "is Kanekalon® type K7 Modacrylic Fiber, which is a permanently self-extinguishing, melt-resistant “hair” with a limiting oxygen index of 28, and is a modern variety of a basic product invented in Japan in 1957. Wave and curl can be set or reset in hot water rather than with chemical perms. We cannot bleach the knots so when brown or black it is not ideal for lace bases (which have exposed knotting). Synthetic gray can brightly reflect UV "black light". When used with care it will outlast human hair. It is always available and is unaffected by the politics or regulation of human hair supply.

Legacy types

We can not currently guarantee the authenticity or ethical source of the following hair types:

Remy Indian, European Remy, Virgin hair, Chinese straight, Yaki Texture, Mongolian, Russian, Indonesian, Brazilian.

We are therefore not making them available.


Colors and pricing

As of 2020, some lighter hair colors carry a surcharge. The custom order form will add $30 for colors #22R, #30R, #60RYH, #613. Human gray costs +$30 also. This is due to shortages that became apparent in 2020 and may change when we resume mass production of custom units.


Black hair and lace

If you want jet black color #1, please note that knot bleaching is ineffective on color #1. We advise that you choose a membrane base rather than lace if you want #1 black, or go with color #1B if you insist upon lace.


60RYH white hair

When you receive this human gray hair, it might look yellow. This is just a starting point and it is not ready to use yet. Shampooing with a blond (purple) shampoo will make it white Then you may need to apply a toner to get your desired shade of gray, (or bright fashion color if you prefer). If you are confident you will not be in UV black light (eg halloween/nightclub), synthetic gray is easier to manage.


Knot bleaching (lace hairpieces)

We bleach knots enough to help hide them, but not so much that the hair sheds too fast. It’s a narrow target range and we usually hit the sweet spot.

  • If you want to further bleach your knots yourself, (human hair only), it’s at your own risk. But it is very easy. Here some guidelines.
  • Buy white powder bleach from the beauty supply store and either 30% or 40% volume cream developer. Avoid thin, runny liquid developer.
  • The hairpiece should be dry, clean and free of any adhesive residue, and the hair must not be wet or damp as this would run the bleach up the hair shaft.
  • Place bleach powder into plastic or glass bowl and add cream developer a little at a time, mixing with a nylon dye brush. (no metal).
  • Paint the resulting thick paste onto the underside of the lace. Do not push it through, just liberally coat the scalp side of the lace (see picture below, hairpiece is upside down here).
  • If the mixture is too runny it will go through the lace and give the hair blond roots, and if it is too thick, it will not bleach the top of the knot, so mix it to be just a bit softer than toothpaste.
  • You can also add a drabber (purple liquid) if you are concerned about brassy tones.
  • After 10 or 15 or 30 minutes (visually check frequently), rinse it out from the top (hair) side and then shampoo the unit to neutralize the process.
  • Besides the list above and photo below, there are several YouTube videos online that demonstrate this process or something similar.


General

  • Always wash out swimming pool water a.s.a.p.
  • Knot bleaching is a way to minimize the dotty appearance that can be seen when dark hair is tied to lace.
  • We do not accept any type of hair sent from the client for use in manufacturing of CoolPiece hairpieces. But the hair that we use is very well regarded by our clients.
  • Donor hair does not come from religious ceremonies. It is harvested from hair brushing, no hair is cut off the donors.
  • Don’t specify knotting method, we use the least visible possible in all situations.

Highlights

Spot highlights are areas of a lighter color hair interspersed with the darker color hair. They can look like stripes because the hair is all one color from knot to tip. They are named for the spotty color that results underneath the lace. These highlights have alarmed some clients so we discourage ordering factory highlights.

Even highlights are just a color change. e.g. color #2 with 50% even highlights in color #4 will look the same as color #3. You can potentially get a wrong color by guessing these. It is better to provide a good color sample for custom matching.

Real highlights are done afterwards by your stylist/colorist. They can be expensive but this is how to get correct expert highlighting and they will not have to go all the way down to the knot, so no stripes.