Synthetic Wig Care - Professional Secrets By Tanya Turner
are very easy to care for. You donít need to restyle your wig after each washing, like you would with a human-hair wig. However, it is important to point out that human-hair shampoos and other care products are unsuitable for synthetic wigs
. Even the mildest shampoo that you might use on your own hair is too strong for the synthetic fibers used in a wig. The same can be said about hair styling mousses, sprays and gels - donít attempt to use them on your synthetic wig.
, use shampoos, conditioners and hairsprays
specially formulated for synthetic wigs. Raquel Welch
, and Tress Allure
produce wide ranges of wig care products
, and all of these brands work well with any synthetic wig
. Most websites that sell wigs
offer wig accessories
, too, so it is smart to pick a wig shampoo, conditioner and spray
when you order your wig
Another thing to remember
is that synthetic wigs
cannot be styled with curling irons, hot rollers or blow dryers. In fact, any heat can destroy your wig, so be careful to keep it away from lamps, ovens, etc. Most synthetic wigs
are already prestyled but, if you want to add a bit of personality to it, you can use a mousse
that is specially formulated for synthetic wigs
and style it with your fingers.
Washing synthetic wigs - step by step
A synthetic wig
doesnít need to be washed very often - after 10 or 12 wears is usually enough. Still, you might have to wash your wig more often if you use a lot of spray or mousse on it. Every washing shortens the life of your wig, so our advice is try not to use excessive styling products on it, and donít wash your wig until it looks like it needs to be washed.
1. Remove tangles with your fingers and gently brush your wig. The only exception is wigs that are very curly - donít attempt to brush them
2. Fill a basin with cool water (hot water can damage your wig), mix a little bit of synthetic wig shampoo into it and place your wig in the water. Leave it to soak for about 5 minutes.
3. Swirl your wig around in the water, but donít rub the fibers
4. Rinse your wig under running water
5. Shake excess water off your wig and spread it on a towel to dry. Alternatively, you can put it on a wig stand. If you have wig conditioner, put it on the wig and gently work it through the strands with your fingers. Remember you canít use blow dryer on a synthetic wig, so place your wig in a warm room with good ventilation and let it dry naturally
6. Brush your wig when it is completely dry and it is ready to wear again. Again, donít brush wigs that are very curly.
As you can see, caring for a synthetic wig
is really easy. And having a wig or several differently styled wigs can really help you to change your look in an instant.
The Truth About Synthetic, Human, and Virgin Hair By Michelle LaRae
The hair product industry is bursting at the seams with different types of hair manufacturers, distributors, and the like, and with the growth within the industry consumers still have questions regarding the hair they actually purchase and wear. In addition, the popularity of lace wigs
has brought a lot of these questions to the forefront. This article will optimistically shed some light on the issue regarding the various types of hair available in the market today.
Types of hair-
There are three
types of hair, synthetic, processed human hair (remi/remy)
or unprocessed human hair (virgin)
In general, synthetic wigs
may be the best choice if you have a limited budget, have little time or capacity to provide homecare and maintenance or if your hair loss is a temporary condition. The reason that synthetic hair
is prevalent is due to the fact that it is easy to care for, reasonably priced, has a permanent color, easy to style, and highly available. Most synthetic wigs
today are made with Kanekalon fiber that holds its shape and color. It is extremely heat sensitive and should not be exposed to hair dryers, curling irons, straightening irons or hot curlers.
The major benefit of human hair
is that the hair can be colored and permed and it is just like wearing your own natural hair. Also, you can use a curling iron or electric rollers to curl the hair. Heat is not an issue with human hair as it is with synthetic. Human hair is generally more expensive and also lasts longer than synthetic.
is human hair
and can be categorized in the 'premium' segment, as far as hair quality is concerned. Remi hair
is bundled in such a manner that the roots of the hair are on one side and the tip of the hair on the opposite side. Since all the hairs are placed in the same direction, the hairs remain undisturbed, making them more durable and long lasting. Remi hair
is virgin hair processed to the desired color and texture. There are many different types of Remi hair
which all depends on the donor of the hair and their origin.
is considered "top of the line" hair and is very expensive. The term virgin hair refers to human hair that is still in its original state as harvested from the grower, and which has not been permed, colored, or chemically processed in any way. It is carefully cut from the grower with the cuticle going in the same direction and preserved to maximize its special quality. Harvesting the hair in this manner takes more time, which also contributes to the expensive price of this hair. Virgin hair
can be of any ethnic origin.
What are Monofilament Wigs? By Tanya Turner
on the market are machine-made and have fabric caps. In contrast, a monofilament wig cap
is made from a special material which is very thin, mostly transparent and pleasing to the touch. In a monofilament wig
, each hair strand is hand knotted to the cap, which lets it turn more freely.
Usually monofilament wigs
are made from real human hair
. A monofilament cap takes time to make, so there is no point in making top quality wigs from synthetic materials. Besides, synthetic fibers are not as durable as natural human hair.
Most modern wigs marked ďmonofilament wig
Ē are actually only partially monofilament. Usually the most important part of the wig, the top, is monofilament, while the back has a more traditional construction. This reduces the cost of the wig and makes it easy to adjust with tape tabs. These ensure that your wig fits snugly on your head and will not slide.
Advantages of monofilament wigs
-Best for people with very little or no hair
-Most natural looking, because your own scalp can be seen through monofilament material
-A monofilament cap is soft and perfect for people with sensitive skin
-Because the strands are knotted one by one, the wig ďbreathesĒ and provides good ventilation
Cancer Patients With Hair Loss Find Comfort In Wig Preparation By Esther Fried
For victims of hair loss due to cancer treatments, like radiation or chemotherapy, preparing a good quality or a custom wig prior to total hair loss
may be an excellent way to reduce stress by eliminating the bald look.
The first concern
for cancer patients is usually hair loss, while it is not life-threatening, it can cause emotional distress. Cancer patients show compliance with treatment, despite the knowledge that their hair may fall out. There is the comfort to cancer patients that a wig
is always an option to hide their hair loss.
On average, ordering time for a custom human hair wig takes six to eight weeks. Therefore, one should prepare ahead. Starting at two months prior to radiation therapy
, patients should consult a hair replacement or custom wig specialist. At that time, they may discuss the patientís specific hair needs; which will include hair type, color density, and life style. A follow up visit will include fitting of the new custom wig, getting the piece ready before the hair loss becomes noticeable.
Find a comfortable and relaxing environment.
One that pampers and supports you with a custom wig, a unique hair replacement for the individual. The use of a hair piece or a wig to conceal hair loss is what millions of others are using.
Itís important to get the wig ordered before losing hair. It is not recommend changing hair styles during the onset of the treatments. As the hair begins to fall out, it is suggested to return to the wig center for an adjustment. With most patients, hair will grow back after the treatment is completed. However, some patients may never grow their hair back to the same thickness or texture.