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  • Posted on July 25, 2016 by Wig Expert

     

    Place an order for a great wig at a really cheap price online? Chances are it’s too good to be true. Check first!

    Chinese knock off sites use clever schemes to take money from their victims annually. The knock off industry is a BIG business worth as much as $461 billion according to an April 2016 post from CNN.com. Consumers fall for the allure of high ticket items at drastically reduced prices. Often they are left with nothing at all, or a far inferior product than the advertisement they clicked on.

    The wig industry is not immune. Customers are taken in by beautiful images of name brand wigs and extensions offered at deep discounts. Instead, they receive fake products or may not receive anything at all. And once the transaction is complete, it’s nearly impossible for them to get their money back.

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    What can you do to protect yourself?

    If the deal looks too-good-to-be-true, it very well may be. Unless it is a site you know is an established U.S. company, do a little checking on your great deal. Often these scammers use the image of celebrities (regularly stolen from across the web) to make you believe that you will receive the same look once you click on their product.

    - We recommend that you shop with the names you’re already familiar with and trust. These companies are established and can be held accountable by the Federal Trade Commission and the BBB. Make sure there is a U.S. presence which can be reached by phone. Call it. Make sure you are speaking to a person who sounds like they are here in the US.
    - Be on the lookout for Celebrity photos or photos with wigs or celebrities which don’t have a name or brand listed on each photo. Anytime there is a photo of a celebrity (or any model) hairstyle and not a wig… you can be sure you are getting a knockoff.
    - Price is certainly a factor. Unless it is a clearance item on a reputable website designed to clear a few styles and or colors… it is unlikely any wig is going to be sold for discounts 50% or higher. When the entire selection of wigs are at such discounts, it’s a tell-tale sign of a knock off site.
    - Payment options - if the site has a western union and/or wire transfers as payment options… look out!

    Of course, these are some of the biggest flags to look for in protecting your shopping experience. The Scam sites are getting more sophisticated but you can still spot them if you are on the lookout for them. Sites like Wigsbuy.com, Wigsis.com, wigsfly.com, and many more are taking millions from consumers every year. We found these and several more sites to beware of on www.wigs-scam-alert.com.

    There are predators loose within the wig industry. They are taking advantage of the growing popularity of wigs….and so many unsuspecting women. It isn’t right but it isn’t being stopped. Do the only thing we can… speak up and spread the word. If you’ve been fleeced by these scam sites, let us hear about your experience.


    This post was posted in Collections, Hot News, wigs and was tagged with alert, scam, Wig

  • 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?


    This post was posted in Bellami Hair, Brands, Care, Hairpieces & Extensions, How-to Tutorials, Human Hair Wigs, Tips & Tricks, Trends, wigs and was tagged with Bellami Hair Extensions Carrier & Hanger, extensions, hairstyles, HeadlineIt!, human hair, ResQ Bag & Kit, short style, synthetic hair, travel, Try Me Kit for Synthetic Hair by Beautimark, versatility, wig stand, wigs

  • Posted on June 2, 2016 by Wig Expert

    First, we’d like to give thanks to Ellen Wille for the exclusive opportunity to work with them behind the scenes of their lavish photo shoot on this collection.

     

     

    Perucci is the next generation of wigs! Inspired by the rebellious, young and creative, this Collection highlights gorgeous long styles and exciting short cuts. These new envogue styles are defined by their inspiring color shades and natural rooted effects.

     

     

    Everyone loves Carrie! With its beautifully straight hair and bold fringe, it’s not hard to see why. Every great wig begins with the cap (the material the hair is attached to). And what makes this synthetic wig one to be admired is the mono-crown construction. Each hair is individually weaved into the crown, giving any woman the look of hair naturally flowing out of her own scalp, which is just that right touch of something special that makes this long look adorable.

     

     

    Be curious for more in Load-a voluminous and feminine, shoulder-length look made of synthetic fiber. The cap features a monoparting crest, which means you get a natural part in a beachy wave style that’s always ready to go. We bet you’ll get loads of compliments in this one!

     

     

    Looking forward to new styles? Point is an adorable asymmetrically cropped cut that lifts up the texture at the crown, then descends into a sharp bang as it gets straight to the point. Featuring a mono-crown curl, you get a natural part and the illusion of hair growing naturally from your own scalp. If you’re feeling up to it, let it rock in this color (hotflame mix) for a bold rebellious statement.

     

     

    Get ready for the next step. Echo is another rockstar that’s loud and glorious. This synthetic modern bob style with long pony parts delivers a girlishly feminine and flirty look with glam rock style. It features a lacefront with monoparting crest to give you a look that makes the hair appear as if its growing out of your own scalp with a natural part. This is a style you’ll want to wear again and again.

     

     

    Wiki is like a refreshing breeze. It’s a mid-length that strikes a perfect balance between a short and long style. The basic cap means you get open wefting for ventilation to help keep your scalp cool. The natural-looking beach curls offer a slightly messy style that’s chic and easy to maintain, perfect for those without a lot of time for styling. Don’t miss out on this fun curly beauty!

    Always the trendsetter in wigs, these new styles from the Perucci Collection promises that Ellen Wille will never to be outdone. You’ll always be a step ahead in the Perucci Next Generation Wigs!

    Checkout out the “Making of Perucci” and meet our resident photographer, Mat Wulff. Then write to us below and tell us what you think. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


    This post was posted in Brands, Collections, Ellen Wille, Lace Front Wigs, Monofilament, New Wig Collections, wigs and was tagged with asymmetrical, beachy waves, beautiful, bold fringe, Carrie, Collection, creative, cropped cut, crown, Echo, Ellen Wille, exciting, feminine, glorious, gorgeous, Illusion, lacefront, Load, long styles, modern bob, monocrown, natural part, Next Generation Wigs, Perucci, Point, rebellious, rockstar, short cuts, shoulder length, synthetic wig, texture, voluminous, Wiki, young

  • 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
     

     


    This post was posted in Brands, Care, Jon Renau, Tips & Tricks, wigs and was tagged with 3-5 washes, 6-8 wears, alternative hair, biological hair, easihair, extension, hair system, hairpiece, human hair, Jon Renau, proper care, Wig

  • 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.


    This post was posted in How-to Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, wigs and was tagged with average, cap size, categories, circumference, drop-down menu, front hairline, head, large, measurements, natural look, occipital bone, petite, shape, sizing, tap measure, unique

  • Posted on May 23, 2016 by Wig Expert

    Wigs have come a long way since your grandmother’s day! The new advancements in alternative hair technology come together to deliver the most contemporary styles making it impossible to tell the difference between a wig and natural hair.  

    But, before you consider style and color, it’s important to find the best cap to suit your needs so you can fully enjoy your wig.

    The Base

    The wig cap or base, is the material the wig hairs are attached to. Newer caps are lighter and more durable to give you a more comfortable fit and a look that’s completely natural. There are four basic types of cap features you should be familiar with next time you’re looking for a wig. Each one has its particular advantages, and unique technique by which hair is attached.

    4 Types of Cap Features

    100% Hand-tied

    Also known as 100% hand-knotted, these comfortable and lightweight caps are among the very best available. Each hair is individually hand-tied to the cap to create the most natural movement. This allows the hairs to move freely, and you get the added bonus of styling versatility which allows you to comb the hair in any direction. It has the softest and smoothest base which contours to the scalp, giving a near custom fit; ideal for sensitive scalps or hair loss.

    Monofilament

    There are two types of monofilament tops:

    •  A full mono top allows for parting and styling versatility.
    •  A double mono top gives an extra layer of soft material for added comfort (perfect for sensitive skin or scalps).

    This is a wonderful option that offers very natural hair growth from the scalp where the hair is parted. The monofilament can be found just at the crown, along a pre-defined part or across the full top of the wig. Similar to the 100% hand-tied caps, each hair is individually hand-tied to a sheer base (but not the entire cap).

    Lace front

    These caps are more popular than ever! Once very expensive and found only on Hollywood productions, they are now much more accessible. Made of delicate materials that should be handled with care, the lace goes from temple-to-temple, or are extended from ear-to-ear and designed to blend in with a variety of skin tones. Each hair is individually tied to the cap, but like monofilament wigs (not to the entire cap).  This allows for styling the hair away from the face while maintaining the illusion of a natural front hair line. Most are ready-to-wear and don’t require tape or adhesive for attachment.

    Basic cap

    These are the most durable and affordable wig caps. They include both cap-less and traditional constructions, identified by the open wefting in the cap for better air ventilation. A weft is a curtain of hair sewn onto the cap. The hair on these caps are pre-teased at the root to mask the cap beneath, which often gives the hair natural volume at the crown.

    You may find that some styles incorporate more than one cap feature, some even vary by brand. Knowing about these cap features will help you choose wigs that are more comfortable and better suited for your needs.

    Learn more about our wig cap features, and shop by cap construction. Don’t forget to watch our product videos for individual style details. We love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and let us know which wig caps work best for your needs.

     


    This post was posted in Brands, How-to Tutorials, Lace Front Wigs, Monofilament, Tips & Tricks, Trends, wigs and was tagged with 100% hand-tied, basic cap, cap construction, cap features, custom fit, double mono top, full mono top, hair loss, hand-knotted, lace front, monofilament, sensitive scalps

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