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How short can I cut my hair?


This will depend on your natural hair's density. Assuming you have a hairpiece and your own hair at the back and sides, then if your real hair's density is light-to-medium or higher, you may be able to cut your own hair down to a #3 clipper comb, or 3/8". If your real hair is light density you should not go below a #4 clipper comb or 1/2". If your real hair is cut too short with insufficient density then there will probably be some kind of visible line where the hairpiece hair overlaps.

For the hairpiece hair, you need that hair to be a certain length to hide the base it is attached to. An inch is usually about as short as you should go.

In general blending in a hairpiece benefits from an inch on the unit and 1/2" on the head or it's just too difficult to hide the transition.


For full wig, until a better type of base in invented, you can forget about ultra-short fades. You usually need an inch or so to disguise the fact that it is a wig. The lower the density, the more length must remain to maintain the illusion. With heavier densities you may be able to get away with 1/2" or even 3/8" on a thin poly such as RAGE.

Hair Stylists and Barbers.

We had a short list of salons and stylists listed in this position on the site for years but it was always going out of date so we no longer list service providers. We encourage you to manage your template-making and ordering by yourself. Any very good normal stylist can cut in your hairpiece.