Today's blog post was written by guest blogger Jodi Pliszka, M.S., President and inventor of the No Sweat Liners by Headline It! This wig accessory is one of the most popular wearable hair products on Wigs.com, and is especially beneficial in the summer. Thanks Jodi for your guest blog post!
"God gave me a shiny bald head, an education and a voice to make a difference in the world... losing my hair, helped me find who I am!" -Jodi Pliszka, M.S.
Sweat can be an issue for many headwear users in the summer. Sweat can stain your wigs, baseball caps, and scarves and leave oils, odors and salt stain residue. Face it! The more you sweat, the more you need to wash your wigs and the quicker you are going to need to purchase a new wig. Did you know that we lose about 1 tsp. of water from our heads, each hour, when we perspire? Some products retain the moisture, and as the head heats up, it begins to “steam” the head, like you would a lobster. This increases the core body temperature and makes us hotter,more tired and more prone to irritability.
Don’t worry! Wigs.com knows the best way to help regulate your core body temperature and fight heat stress this summer, with our Headline It! “No Sweat” Comfort liners. Designed for women with cancer, alopecia, other medical conditions and even our U.S. Military. Yes, Headline It! No Sweat Comfort liners are the #1 headwear accessory designed with high tech wick wear, to pull the sweat away from your head, and into the liner. This keeps your head cooler in the summer (and warmer in the winter). The liners retain 4 times their weight in sweat, stopping it from rolling into your eyes. No more sunscreen, rolling into your eyes, stinging them.
The back “tan” layer is made from high tech SMS material that has 1-3 microns per sq. inch (about 1 million dense particles) to trap the oils, salts and odors, before it saturates your wig, hat or headwear item. By trapping all of the impurities, it drastically reduces the amount of times you need to wash your wigs/ hats/ scarves, within the month. By doing this, you are saving time (don’t we all need more of that?) and you are saving money, from not having to prematurely replace a wig/hat/scarf, as often. The liners act like a “one way street”, bringing in perspiration through the hydrophilic side, that touches your head, and evaporating it continuously. The SMS material, which is tan, is hydrophobic (phobic-afraid of water) so the perspiration can’t enter the back of the liner. If you take a drop of water and place it on the SMS material, the tan side, the water droplets will stay their, indefinitely.
Each liner can be used for 80 hours, which is about 10-14 days of use. The back layer absorbs so many of the impurities, that the liner needs to be disposed of after this time frame, or it won’t evaporate the perspiration effectively. The liners can be tossed in the garbage, when they are soiled and two new liners can be placed inside the wig/ hat/ scarf/ helmet.
For extreme comfort, it’s important to use 2 liners. One in the front and one in the back of the headwear item. They were made this way, so they wouldn’t need to be sized and will fit every size and shaped head. Since tape doesn’t stick well to oil, please make sure that you wipe down the inside of the headwear item, prior to removing the peel strip, and sticking it into the wig/ hat/ helmet. The liners will stay in place and keep the little pokey, itchy hairs away from your sensitive scalp. Hair or no hair, you can enjoy the comfort that Headline It! No Sweat Liners offer you.
The yellow tab, with the Headline It! logo printed on it, is the best part of the liner. Did you ever put a rug on a hardwood floor and have it slip all over the place? This non-slip piece of Egyptian cotton will act just like the piece of rubber, you put under the rug, to stop it from slipping. Our non-slip material is strategically placed, so your wigs, hats and headwear items will keep in place on your head and they won’t shift, as easily.
You are probably wondering, “how did they think of that?” Well, the inventor of the product is Jodi Pliszka, M.S. an alopecia survivor of over 29 years. Jodi is an award winning author of the children’s books that help kids learn how to deal with difference, like alopecia, cancer, braces, glasses and more - Bella and Gizmo’s Adventures the Hairless Sphynx Cats and Bella Gets a New Sweater. Jodi also wrote her award winning autobiography, Bald is Beautiful, My Journey to Becoming. Jodi earned her Master’s degree and PhD work in Psychology, to better help people, like herself. Jodi invented Headline It! and was a top finalist on ABC’S American Inventor TV show and featured on Lifetime TV’S Health Corner, NBC, CBS, ABC and other media outlets, internationally. Jodi does life coaching and mentoring, while raising her daughter, Jess, who is a huge advocate in the hair loss world, as well. For more information about Jodi, please visit her site at www.JodiPliszka.com and for more information about Headline It! No Sweat Comfort liners, please see our video on Wigs.com.