Thin Skin vs. Lace Hair System: Details and Differences  – LIFESTYLE BY PS icon

Thin Skin vs. Lace Hair System: Details and Differences 

Both thin skin and lace hair systems are favored by men for instant and pain-free hair recovery. However, first-time buyers often scratch their heads when it comes to picking one of them. That’s why it is necessary to understand the differences between thin skin and lace before placing an order. 

We joined up with Lordhair - the leading hairpiece toupee brand - to document the differences between a thin skin hair system and a lace hair system. Before discussing the key differences between lace and thin skin hair system, let’s learn about them.  

Thin Skin and Lace Hair System: Quick Introduction 

Also known as PU hair systems, skin hair systems are very easy to clean and attach. While designing these units, hair strands are pulled through a thin blend of polyurethane material and this material promises hyper realness. These hair systems are also popular for their comfort. 

Lace hair systems are no less of a match to skin hair systems when it comes to comfort. They provide men with a natural look while being lightweight and breathable. Suitable for men who live an active lifestyle or live in warmer regions, lace hairpieces come in a variety of base design options. 


When it comes to breathability, lace hair systems are considered the best. They achieve better ventilation, thanks to the holes in the lace. They feel light, soft, and breathable even in warmer climates. Lace hair systems are also suitable for people who sweat a lot. 

It's not like thin skin hair systems aren’t breathable. Skin hair systems also make the scalp feel airy in moderate and cold weather. However, a thin skin base and hot temperatures don't always go together. They may make your scalp feel warm and itchy.


Both thin skin and lace hair systems are not that durable when compared to other hair systems types like mono. Meaning, they are considered almost equivalent in terms of permanence. We can’t declare a clear winner in this segment since the durability of skin hair systems  depends on the thickness of the material.


Lace hair systems look realistic and are lightweight, making them fit for everyday comfort. They are perfect for men who care a lot for realness. Thin skin hair systems too, can be made for those who want the most undetectable hair system. 

Skin hair systems  can actually be extremely thin and hence highly undetectable. They provide men with the appearance of hair coming out of the scalp. Though such realness comes at the cost of durability, it does help lace hair systems win in this category. 

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Attachment and Removal 

Both thin skin and lace hair systems can be attached using a liquid glue adhesive, wig tape, or clips. But if you ask us which hair toupee type has an easier and faster attachment-removal process, we would vote for skin hair systems. It is often easier to wear them on a more semi-permanent basis.


Our ‘lace vs. skin hair system’ comparison would be considered incomplete without talking about this aspect! The lifespan of hair systems varies from product to product. Some hair toupees last for  around a month; others for several months.

While Swiss lace and ultra-thin skin hair systems last 1 or maybe 2 months, French lace hair systems and other kinds of thin skin hair systems have a lifespan of around 2-4 months. A lot depends on your usage and maintenance too!

Above are the major differences between thin skin and lace hair systems. As you can see, both hair system materials have their share of advantages and disadvantages. Selecting a winner among them is really difficult. Which one do you like better? Tell us in the comments!

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