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Monthly Archives: June 2012

  • Posted on June 29, 2012 by kd5ytx

    Summer is in full swing and it’s a hot one! Can you see yourself sipping on margaritas and lounging around napping? (Are you still with us or did we lose you at ‘margaritas’?)

    Summer is great but triple digit weather… not so much. You can wear all the skimpy outfits you want to stay cool, but things are a little different when you count on a wig as part of your routine.  And unless you have no problem going without your wig, chances are you’re already sweating just thinking about it.

    Well, don’t sweat it, we’ve got you covered! Just follow these 3 tips to stay cool while looking haute in your wigs all summer long.

    Cool Dos for Haute Summer Wigs

    1.      Do: Go with a capless wig.

    Last week we blogged about capless wigs; they’re light and airy – air circulates freely and keep it from feeling like a sauna. What’s more, capless synthetic wigs are perfect to deal with the summer’s humidity. Synthetic hair wigs are less affected by the weather and require minimal styling – that means you can give your hot tools a rest!

    Check out all capless wigs at Wigs.com here.

    2.      Do: Protect your wig.

    The summer is nothing without sunshine! Bad news is the sun can be equally hard on your wig as it is on your skin and hair. The fact is prolonged sun exposure can do irreparable damage to your synthetic and human hair wigs. Protect your wig by spraying some leave-in conditioner on it before you go out. Also, a shine serum can restore sheen and moisture to the fiber to refresh it between washes.

    Which takes us to our next point: Wash. Your. Wig. Sweating a little, sweating a lot – either way, it can get pretty ugly. Consider washing your wig more frequently to manage buildup (we suggest every 4-5 wears).

    Check out the awesome care products by BeautiMark for your synthetic or human hair wigs here.

    3.      Do: When in doubt, Accessorize!

    Hats and scarves can be your wig’s best friend. They not only protect your wig from the sun but they add some style to your summer wardrobe! There’s always a ton of trendy summer head wear to choose from. Give your wig the day off and wear them solo!

    The Sure Grip and the No Sweat Liners are great accessories to use under your wig. They will help to keep your wig from slipping out of place while absorbing that extra bit of sweat. So don’t be afraid to dive into a game of beach volleyball – you’re covered!

    Check out all headwear and liners here.

    As you can see, cool and chic summer hair with your wigs is possible. So, WORK IT with our cool summer wig tips – it’s never too hot to look good!

     


    This post was posted in General, Hairpieces & Extensions, Tips & Tricks, wigs and was tagged with beautimark, capless, capless wigs, summer, summer hair, Wig, wigs

  • Posted on June 15, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Haven’t you heard? Everyone is wigging out!

    But in a good way! Wherever you look, wigs are haute and totally in fashion.

    Whether it’d be hair extensions or wigs the fact is everyone is wigging out for alternative hair!

    Why wigs?

    ecards-wigs-are-the-new-black Image by someecards.com

    Why wear wigs… why not?! You could get so much out of wigs if you give them a chance. They come in all sorts of colors, shapes, textures - not to mention all of the hairstyle possibilities! Think about how long it takes you to simply decide on a different hair color or hair cut. It’s such a permanent change most of us are scared to make the commitment. But with wigs you can go from one look to the next in an instant – change your look like you change your mind!

    Wigs for Everybody

    Wigs are no longer taboo; everyone and anyone can wear them. They’re not just for women with temporary or permanent hair loss anymore. Wigs are not only for those that need them. What’s more, they’re becoming part of pop culture. Can you imagine what Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj or Katy Perry would look like without their wigs? Musical talent aside, it simply wouldn’t be the same!

    synthetic hair wigs Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry Lady Gaga look: Obsession by Risque wig; Nicki Minaj look: Party Girl Candy Stripe by Jon Renau wig; Katy Perry look: Tease by Incognito wig

    ‘Real Housewife’ Kim Zolciak revealed her own hair after taking off her wig. And her hair looked completely normal and beautiful! She wears wigs because she loves them. On a recent Facebook post, Kim said “I love my wigs, I love how easy they are. You just put them on and go, you can chose straight hair, curly hair, whatever I am feeling for the day. I do not do extensions, because it damages your real hair. So I will keep on wearing my wigs until the day I decide it's time to move on.” For her it’s all about comfort and versatility – exactly what you get from wigs.

    So get with the times and get your wig on!

     


    This post was posted in wigs and was tagged with Hair, hair extensions, Katy Perry, Kim Zolciak, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Wig, wigs

  • Posted on June 8, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Bangs.

    Perms.

    Sun-In.

    Do we hear a unanimous cringe? Yeah, most of us have a hair problems,don't stress out tress outspray-in hair highlighter or perm horror story to tell and boy, are they scary (and ugly!). We’ve all been there – stuck with a case of bad hair blues. Think about how long it took you to grow out those self-cut bangs, or that bad perm… painful to think about it, isn’t?

    The thing is too often you end up with a hairstyle that is either too costly, high maintenance or damaging to your natural hair. There’s no reason why you should put your hair under so much stress, especially if your hair is thinning and falling out.

    With summer only a few weeks away you must be itching for a new look. And we all know you’d do just about anything in the name of good hair. But would you give wigs and hair extensions a chance?

    Hair Extensions & Wigs

    The times are changing and alternative hair is becoming the norm. Just take a look around you! It’s super easy to change up your hairstyle with a wig or hair extensions - and the choices are endless. You can go from long to short hair without ever picking up a pair of scissors. If you’re looking to be a sassy redhead for the night, or have wildly curly or sexy tousled hair, you really don’t need to resort to those harsh chemicals that will harm your own hair.

    Protect your hair by wearing wigs and clip-in hair extensions. There’s no shame in wearing them, they’ll only make your life easier.

    Check out our recommendations below!

    Short Hair

    If you want to “cut” your hair we recommend:

    Annette synthetic wig by Jon Renau & easiBangs human hair by easihair

    Annette by Jon Renau & easiBangs human hair by easihair

    Shop all short wigs

    Shop all bangs

    Long Hair

    Want to grow your hair overnight? We recommend:

    Amanda synthetic wigby JonRenau and easiXtend Elite Remy Human Hair extensions

    Amanda by Jon Renau & 20" eaxiXtend Elite Remy Humna Hair Extensions

    Shop all long wigs

    Shop all long hair extensions

    Wavy Hair

    Keep the harsh chemicals and hot tools as far away from your hair as possible. We recommend:

    Synthetic wig Limelight by Raquel Welch and synthetic Clip-In Extension by Hairdo

    Limelight by Raquel Welch & 23" Clip-In Extension by Hairdo

    Shop all wavy wigs

    Shop all wavy hair extensions

    Summer Color Hair

    Stay away from harsh dyes and spray-in hair lighteners, these colors are to-dye for! We recommend:

    Human hair wig Jennifer Elite by Jon Renau and Human hair 16 inch Clip-In Color Strips

    Jennifer Elite by Jon Renau & 16" Human Hair Clip-In Color Strips

    Shop all ombre color wigs

    Shop all color hair extensions


    This post was posted in General, Hairpieces & Extensions, Tips & Tricks, wigs and was tagged with color extensions, Hair, hair extensions, long wigs, ombre color, short wigs, Wig, wigs, wigs.com

  • Posted on June 1, 2012 by Wig Expert

    As we’ve learned before in our previous monofilament wig post, wigs made with a monofilament cap construction are super natural looking wigs.  The monofilament wig hand-knotting process is long and tedious, but the result is incredibly natural! Since each strand of hair is manually hand-knotted into the monofilament material this allows the hair to lie and flow naturally. There’s much to learn about monofilament wigs, so let’s chat about the different types of monofilament wigs!

    Hand-Tied Monofilament Wigs

    Monofilament Wig: Top

    The first we’ll talk about are monofilament tops (also known as mono tops). A monofilament top covers the entire top part of the wig. This is where you would naturally part your hair. Also, these wigs have open-wefted sides and back, which are machine made. The mono top is a mesh-like material with individual strands of either synthetic or human hair hand-knotted into it.  In terms of flexibility, these are the kinds of wigs you would get the most out of.

    Examples:

    monofilament wig - Human Hair Wigs - Beguile by Raquel
    Beguile by Raquel Welch

    monofilament wig - Human Hair Wigs - Diamond by Louis Ferre
    Diamond by Louis Ferre

     

    Monofilament Wig: Part

    A monofilament part is a part line located at a fixed location on the wig. The designated section features a thin strip of monofilament. So, you can purchase a wig with a left, right or center monofilament part. A mono part has a more affordable cost compared to a monofilament top wig. The part, however, cannot be changed – so choose wisely!

    Examples:

    monofilament wig - Opening Night monofilament wig
    Opening Night by Raquel Welch

    monofilament wig - High Society - monofilament wig
    High Society by Gabor

     

    Monofilament Wig: Crown

    As the name suggests the monofilament is placed at the crown of the wig. This construction is more commonly found in bob wig styles. The benefits of having a mono crown wig are that it distributes the hair evenly and naturally at the root. Also it gives the look of natural hair growth at the crown of the hair, which makes your bob wig much more believable.

    Examples:

    monofilament wig -  Nicki
    Nicki by Jon Renau

    monofilament wig - Deluxe by Gabor
    Deluxe by Gabor

     

    FAQ Monofilament Wig

    Are monofilament wigs durable?

    Yes, they are but remember the monofilament material is delicate so it should be treated carefully. Do not pull harshly on the hair because this could loosen up the hand-knotted strands of hair.

    Can I wash my monofilament wig the same as my other wigs?

    Yes, you may wash your monofilament wig but do not add conditioner at the root. The conditioner will loosen up the hand-knotted strands of hair.

    If I color my human hair wig, will it stain the monofilament?

    Because the monofilament material is sheer and thin it will add a hint of color but will not stain the monofilament wig completely. The monofilament top, part or crown will still have a realistic look.

    Want the look of a monofilament wig for less? A Skin Part wig gives you a natural looking part without the high cost. However, these wigs are not to be confused with hand-tied monofilament wigs because the part is machine-made. The appearance of skin is simulated with a polyurethane section in which a machine inserts the fiber to create the look of a scalp. Although less common, skin part wigs are an affordable substitute to a monofilament wig.

     

     

     


    This post was posted in General, wigs and was tagged with monofilament top, monofilament wig, monofilament wigs, skin wigs, Wig, wigs, wigs.com

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