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  • Posted on July 19, 2016 by Wig Expert

    Wigs make life easy. Who wouldn’t want to put on perfect hair? We wear wigs because we want to look our best… and for the convenience. So traveling with them should also be a breeze!

    Here are 6 of our Wig Expert tips to keep your wigs and hairpieces looking good on the go.

    1. The perfect storage. A super stylish way to travel with wigs and hairpieces is in a functional and chic bag that’s specifically designed for them.

    Amy Gibson ResQ Bag Kit + Mini

    The ResQ Bag & Kit + Mini by Amy Gibson protects wigs, hairpieces, and extensions in a unique mesh lining that minimizes tangles and frizz, making it safe for traveling. It’s also beautiful!

    This is by far the best solution… but in a pinch… you can also use a Ziploc baggie. Just make sure it’s filled with air to keep your wig from getting squished.

    2. It’s all about options. There is no way to get the versatility of hairstyles with anything other than wigs. Think about when and where you’ll be going on your trip. For peace of mind take more than one wig with you. If you are going somewhere hot… bring a short style… you’ll thank us later! The ability to change your look from day to night will be worth it!

    Checkout this video about human hair and synthetic hair wigs for options to consider.

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    3. Love your hair, and it will love you. When you’re traveling you don’t want to have to stop and wash your hairpieces. The easiest way to keep your wig clean longer is by wearing a headliner. The No Sweat Liner by HEADLINE IT! keeps you dry and comfortable all day long. It absorbs any sweat and moisture so you and your wigs stay fresh. The individually wrapped packages make it easy to take anywhere.

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    4. Together they stand. A great way to reduce the daily maintenance of a wig is to place her on a wig stand when she’s no longer in use. Not only will this keep her free from tangles and creasing. But it will maintain her style and shape. The foldable versions are best for traveling!

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    5. A suitcase for everyone. Hair extensions and hair pieces are a great way to add the fullness and volume you deserve while allowing you to change up your look. Traveling with them has never been easier! The Bellami Hair Extensions Carrier & Hanger lets you safely stow-away hair extensions, while protecting them from damage. And the Bellami Hair Extensions Hanger keeps your extensions free from tangles.

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    6. The right products for the right occasion. Wigs require special care products… even on vacation. And depending on where you’ll be, the right products may not be available. The Try Me Kit for Synthetic Hair by BeautiMark is a line of special daily care products that make it easy to take just what you need on vacation. The 20 ounce bottles are perfect for travel and safe on both synthetic and human hair fiber.

    Take a look at our previous for more information on how Keep Your Alternative Hair In Tip-Top Shape.

    We all need to get away! Hopefully you get to do it often. However, no matter the frequency, make sure you are prepared. Let your hair work for you and not the other way around. Keep yourself as low maintenance as possible… but by all means…. Look good doing it!

    Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And don’t forget to leave a comment below let us know if this information was useful to you. What are ways you like to travel with your wigs and hairpieces?


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  • Posted on July 12, 2016 by Wig Expert

    We always want to look and feel our best. Warmer temperatures doesn’t mean you have to give up your style.

    Here are 5 of our Wig Expert tips to help you look hot, but stay cool!

    Go Capless.

    1. There are many different types of cap construction. But if keeping cool as a cucumber is your main goal...

    Basic Cap & Capless

    Basic and Capless are lightweight designs that allow air to flow more freely, which is certainly a smart choice! Checkout this video for more information about basic and capless wigs.

    Go Synthetic.

    2. Synthetic wigs are perfect for getting style that lasts. Zero styling hassle makes synthetic wigs a no-brainer for a girl on the go! With the amazing innovations in synthetic fiber, they are nearly undetectable from human hair. And because the fiber is light, you’ll look hot without being hot.You may be interested in our previous post where we compare synthetic and human hair options.

    Go Short.

    3. Face it... Short is Chic! Sporting a great short cut can definitely spice up your look while keeping hair off your neck. Summer is the perfect time to give them a try. Take a look at our collection of short, capless wigs.

    Does giving up your long locks fill you with as much anxiety as the thought of being separated from your phone? We hear ya! Try braiding your hair. There are tons of fun styles that make braids an ideal option for long wigs. And you get more control, as well as a more natural look than you do with a ponytail.

    Go Protected.

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    4. We wear sunglasses to protect our eyes from the sun’s UV rays. In the same way misting your wig with a daily protecting, leave-in spray once or twice throughout the day will protect it from the sun. Checkout our care products to keep your wig in tip top shape all year long.

    Don’t Sweat It!

    5. Wanna know a wig wearer's best kept secret? Sweat liners! We recommend the No Sweat Liner by HEADLINE IT! Not only are they great at wicking away perspiration to keep you dry and comfortable, but the hygienic liner reduces odor causing bacteria. Best of all, it’s disposable.

    Although we can't eliminate the heat for you… We hope these tips help keep you looking and feeling a little cooler.

    Checkout more of our tips on how to Look Haute While Staying Cool. Write below and tell us your summer tricks for staying cool while enjoying your favorite wig.

    Don't forget to follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.


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  • Posted on July 7, 2016 by Wig Expert

     

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    Women going through the beginning, mid/progressive, or advanced stages of hair loss have different and unique coverage needs.

    Stages of Hair Loss

    Women in the beginning stage experience minimal hair loss that can be either temporary or permanent. Women’s hair loss usually begins in a diffused pattern on top of the head. At this stage, women with fine, thin hair may not need to resort to a full wig or hair system; a hair topper can successfully cover the areas with less density.

    For women in the beginning stage of hair loss who are looking to add coverage and volume to the crown and back of the head, Jon Renau recommends our newest addition to our topper collection: easiCrown.

     

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    easiCrown’s base design is a fine mono base with a PU (Polyurethane) perimeter. The strategically placed clips create security while the contour gives this piece the ability to lie flat on your head and blend seamlessly into your hair.

    This one-piece volumizer can be heat-styled to create any look.  It is available in 12” & 18” lengths in both high heat synthetic fiber (HD fiber) and remy human hair.

     

    Watch how to apply the new easiCrown topper here:

     

     


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  • Posted on June 27, 2016 by Wig Expert

    There’s no greater feeling than when we know we're having an amazing hair day!

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    Wigs make every day a great hair day. But just how much should you spend for great hair?

    1. Not all wigs are created equal.

    Premium features like lace-front and human hair can make all the difference in how natural your hair looks and feels. But just because one feature is more expensive than another doesn’t make it the right choice for you.

    2. Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

    Did you know that a good quality cap can take up to 30 hours to make! The meticulous craftsmanship that goes into each hand-made design ensures wearing your favorite, cute style feels like wearing nothing at all. Learn more about Cap Construction here.

    3. Not having to spend hours in the salon chair…Priceless.

    Think about the time suck of your last salon visit. Remember the anxiety of hoping they get the cut right? The awkwardness of convincing yourself that “It’s just a haircut” when they didn’t?

    Higher-end wigs are all about giving you the perfect salon look without a trip to the salon. You get just the style you want. And because the denier and texture of quality synthetic hair looks and feels so much like human hair, human hair wigs are not your only option. Checkout out our previous post about synthetic and human hair to find out which is really the best choice for you.

    Having a great hair day is like a perfectly timed, witty comeback. You feel like you can take on the world. Give yourself permission to feel as great as you know you are. You’re totally worth it!

    Write below. We'd like to hear what you think. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


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  • Posted on June 2, 2016 by Wig Expert

     

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    Human hair that is used in the alternative hair industry goes through extensive processing for sorting, coloring, texturizing, etc. before it is attached to the base of a wig, hair system, or extension. Due to this processing, alternative human hair must be cared for differently than biological hair. Following proper care and product recommendations will help you protect your investment and have a successful experience with your human hair piece:

    Jon Renau recommends washing your wig or hairpiece every 6-8 wears

    The common misconception about care is that by washing your wig/hair system more often, the cap and fiber will not last as long. On the contrary, washing every 6-8 wears ensures you are removing the sweat, make up, and oils from your skin that sit within the elastic base of the cap and break down the cap much faster.

    Deep condition your human hair wig or hairpiece every 3-5 washes to keep the vitality of the human hair

    Keep away from any hand-tied areas of the base when applying conditioners, conditioning treatments, or any oil-based products. These products can loosen the hand-tied knots over time and cause hair loss in your wig/hair system.

    Use care products that are specifically formulated for alternative hair
    Although professional salon products are formulated and work great for biological hair, alternative human hair requires different care. It is essential to use only products that are specifically formulated for alternative human hair and refrain from using salon or drugstore care products.

    Use professional styling tools
    Whether the hair is wet or dry it is important to take special care when removing tangles. We recommend using a brush with plenty of cushion in the base and flexible wide-spaced bristles. This design prevents excessive pulling that causes breakage in the hair, in the knots or in the delicate area of the lace front or monofilament.

    Our pick: Jon Renau Paddle Brush

    When blow drying, we recommend using a boar bristle brush with about 20% nylon bristles to adequately grab the hair without creating too much tension. Additionally, the brush’s nylon bristles must be longer than the boar bristles in order to help smooth the hair and ensure a sleek finish.

     

    Our pick: Jon Renau Round Boar Bristle Brush

    This brush is intended for use on human hair only, not traditional or high heat synthetic fibers.

    Use professional grade heat-styling tools
    Professional grade tools are meant to deliver well-distributed heat without causing damage to the hair via their ceramic or tourmaline plates versus the less expensive metal or glass plates found in lower quality tools. The digital temperature settings on professional heat-styling tools also ensure you are working at the correct temperature all the time. To help maintain the integrity of the hair, your styling tools should be set no higher than 350° F when working with human hair.

    We recommend only using non-sticking protectants and styling sprays that prevent heat damage to your human hair wig or hair piece.

    Our pick: Jon Renau Heat Treat Thermal Spray
     

     


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  • Posted on May 30, 2016 by Wig Expert

     

    The proper size cap goes a long way when it comes to ensuring the most natural look and feel of your wig. While average size wigs will fit 95% of wig wearers, a number of wigs also come in petite and large sizes. Knowing the measurements of your head will help you select a wig that’s the perfect fit for you.

    Determining the Size of Your Head

    In order to do this, you will need:

    • a tape measure
    • a piece of paper
    • and something to write with

    1. Start by measuring the circumference of your head. With the tape measure at your front hairline, guide the tape measure down the side of your head behind your ear continuing to the nape of your neck underneath the occipital bone (which is the bone that protrudes from the back of your head), then behind the other ear until you’re back to the front hairline, and jot down the measurement.

    1. Then measure ear to ear by first establishing the top most part of your head. Do this by measuring 7 inches back from your front hairline. This is the point where the tape measure will need to pass as you measure ear to ear. Guide the tape measure from the hairline of one ear through the top most part of your head, to the hairline of the other ear and jot this measurement down.

    1. Finally, measure front to back by holding the tape measure at the front hairline, then run it all the way to your back hairline. Jot this measurement down, then consult the table below.

     

    In general, the size of your head will fall into one of the categories above. But don’t worry if your measurements don’t match up to any of the standard sizes. Choose the wig size indicated by the largest measurement you wrote down.

    Finding Your Cap Size On Our Website

    To see all of our wigs by size, go up to the tabs menu and hover over the “wigs” tab, which will give you a drop down menu. The third column in the drop down menu will be our Cap Sizes. From here you can select Petite, Average, or Large to see every wig available in the cap size you want.

    *note: Everyone’s head is its own unique shape. Most wigs come with a feature to help you adjust the wig for a more custom fit.

    Was this information useful to you? We’d love to hear from you. Please share with us techniques you use to ensure you get the perfect fit. Checkout more information about wig sizing here. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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