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help you how to make Pattern / Temple
Since the key to the success of a hairpiece is
its fit, the base must correspond to the patron¡¯s head shape and original
hairline recession. Making a tape template of the head which can be seen
through and drawn upon is an ideal way to develop a pattern for such a
base to make the proper hairpiece.
- Place an 18-inch square of clear
plastic wrap so that it covers the top
portion of the
- After pressing the wrap close to the
head, use tape to contour the head shape.
- Beginning at the forehead, place
transparent tape on the wrap over what will become the outer
perimeters of the pattern.
- The areas of baldness determine these
- After you have taped the boundaries,
cover the inner portion of the plastic wrap with overlapping
pieces of tape.
- Apply 3 layers of
- The tape will lock the plastic wrap
into a permanent transparent tape template.
Using a Sharpie permanent marker, draw pattern lines on the tape
template while it is still on your head. Though requirements vary from
person to person, some rules of thumb apply to most. Front hairline should
usually be established by placing 3 or 4 of your fingers (depending on
your age) about the brow line. Lines are drawn from that point to form a
pattern, which covers the bald area. Deeper recessions look most
|After the entire outer
perimeter of the pattern is drawn, the desired style should be
If a part is desired, draw a line from a
pivot point at back crown to the front hairline. Placement of the
pivot point should correspond to what can be seen of your original
|Indicate the probable
growth pattern on the tape template, the date the tape template is
made, as well as other pertinent information concerning your
hairpiece. After you have finished marking the tape template, add
one more layer of tape (now 4) to cover and seal in the markings.
Since the average life of a hairpiece is 12 to 18 months, good
record keeping is advisable to keep the hair piece current. Remove
the tape template from your head and trim the excess plastic wrap
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