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  • Posted on July 22, 2010 by Wig Expert

    Let's face it, we all sweat in the summer. If you like to wear long wigs, you may really be feeling the heat. How do you beat the heat? ...

    Try braiding your wig. Simply pull the length of the wig to the side. Then braid the hair loosely, or affix a hair elastic every inch or so along the length. Advanced braiders can even try creating a fishtail plait; these look way more complicated than they actually are to do. Secure the braid or fishtail with a ribbon, hair elastic, or bobby pin.
    And voila! This gets the hair off your neck. You’ll look summer sweet and nix the sticky wig caused by sweat!


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  • Posted on July 20, 2010 by Wig Expert

    MYTH: I have to wash my wig as often as I wash my own hair.

    FACT: The general rule of thumb is wash every 7-10 wearings, but it depends on the environment and the amount of styling products you use. If you use styling products like the shaping creme or hairspray on your wig every day, you'll need to wash and revitalize your wig more often than those who do not use products. Also, if you live in a very rainy or humid climate, you may also need to wash your wig more often.

    Because wigs do not have the benefit of natural oils like our own hair, the less you wash – the better! But wear your wig too long without washing it and it can look old and dingy. To refresh and wash your wigs (whether synthetic or human hair), use BeautiMark brand of shampoos, conditioners, and other styling products.


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  • Posted on July 8, 2010 by Wig Expert

    EEK! Don’t let this happen to you :

    It’s summertime and Raquel Welch’s lace front doesn’t match her newly bronzed skin. Even wig divas like Raquel get it wrong sometimes, so no worries. How do you insure against this wig faux pas?...

    TIP:  If you get a tan, your lace front should match! Try dabbing a damp tea bag onto the lace material so it dyes the lace of the wig to match. The more you dab, the darker the color. The pros have been doing this simple and easy trick for years! You can even have two lace front wigs - one to match your tan summer skintone and one to match your more pale winter skintone.


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  • Posted on June 30, 2010 by Wig Expert

    Did you know that there are 5 different wig cap constructions? Not all wigs are created equal...

    Watch our brief informational video to learn about the inside of your wig. There are great features and benefits to each type of wig cap, so it is important to have all the facts before choosing you wig. That way, you'll find the perfect wig for you!

    CLICK HERE to watch our Understanding Cap Construction video on our YouTube channel.

    After watching that video, visit our Official Wig Buyer's Guide on Wigs.com for more detailed videos on each type of cap construction. You'll be able to watch specific videos for these cap constructions:  Traditional, Capless, Monofilament, Lace Front, and Hand Tied.

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  • Posted on June 23, 2010 by Wig Expert

    Just like clothing, hairstyles can be slimming too!
    Of course the style or cut of your wig won't actually slim your face - it's all an illusion, right? But to give your face a more slender appearance, follow these simple rules:

    1. Avoid straight lines in your cut. Choose a wig with more shapely curves that compliment and soften the face shape, instead of working against it. This will also draw attention to facial features such as your eyes and lips in a good way.

    (Spotlight by Raquel Welch)

    2. Avoid straight-across bangs. Though blunt cut bangs may still be in style, they tend to shorten and widen the appearance of the face. Show off your forehead (where we don't gain weight). Try side-swept bangs instead as they will make your face appear longer and thinner.

    (Rianna by Rene of Paris)

    3. Avoid blunt haircuts. Blunt hairstyles like the geometric bob cut that Katie Holmes and Rihanna have worn will harshen your features and widen your face. Instead, opt for a longer, textured and layered cut. Go for softness and movement.

    (Monique by Jon Renau)

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  • Posted on June 21, 2010 by Wig Expert

    We know what you're thinking: What were wigs like back in the day? And how did wigs come about?
    Wigs.com did some research for you on the history and the centuries-old art of wigs...

    Wigs were first worn centuries ago in ancient Egypt by kings and royalty to display their nobility as well as shield their shaved heads from the sun. Of course long ago, technology was limited, and Egyptian wigs were made with plant fibers, animal hair, and similar materials. The Greeks and Romans also wore wigs for religious purposes, to show nobility, and in the theater.

    Starting in the early 17th century, the well-known oversized, curly wigs became fashionable. Again, a sign of the upper class, these wigs were mainly worn by men. The wigs were often very heavy, made with natural human hair; horse and goat hair were cheaper alternatives used.

    In the 18th century, men's wigs were powdered for that recognizable white color . At that time, women did not wear wigs but still had their hair coiffed and supplemented with artificial hair... hairpieces and extensions! What was wig powder made of back then? Finely ground starch that was scented with orange flower or lavender. On occasion - for that little extra something - the wig powder was colored violet, pink, yellow or blue. How creative!

    Some famous wig-wearers:

    King Louis XIV of France really made a splash in men's fashion with his lavish wigs.

    Queen Elizabeth I of England famously wore many red wigs, most in the 'Roman' style. 

    Marie Antoinette – in the French court of Versailles, women often wore large, elaborate and sometimes themed wigs such as the stereotypical "boat poufs" that were in vogue during those days. Marie Antoinette and the ladies of the court frequently wore extensions and hairpieces in these over-the-top hairstyles.

    Over the last several decades, wigs have risen in popularity, but are generally worn for different reasons than in the past. Wigs are frequently worn for medical reasons or as an easy alternative to many hair replacement therapies. On another end of the spectrum, wigs are worn by male cross-dressers, for costume purposes, and even by women who just don't feel like styling their own hair - they just like wearing wigs!

    Stars such as Dolly Parton, Raquel Welch, and Cher have really popularized wigs. Wigs are also worn for television, theater and film so that the actor may fully feel and look like their character.

    So there you have it... a brief history of wigs! Learn even more by clicking here, and stay tuned for more great features from Wigs.com - The Wig Experts.

    (information and images courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

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