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  • Posted on February 25, 2014 by Wig Expert

    What are monofilament wigs? We get that question from new customers a lot. The term itself requires some explanation, but more importantly, the main advantage to a monofilament wig is the natural appearance it provides. The Wig Experts will break down the details for you. Keep reading or watch the video below.

    Among the various wig options available on the market, monofilament wigs are distinct due to their unique traits and benefits. Mono-Part, Mono-Top and Mono-Crown all refer to types of monofilament wig cap constructions. Whether you’ve experienced complete or partial hair loss, these wigs are considered the best choice due to their light weight, comfort and styling options. This is extremely important if your hair loss is caused by medical illness and your scalp is more sensitive to weight and temperature. Women with these concerns find the monofilament construction and quality in these wigs the ideal solution.

    The biggest misconception about monofilament is that it only identifies the way the cap is constructed.  Actually, monofilament refers to the materials from which it’s made. The monofilament materials are available in French or Swiss lace and come in wide ranges of texture, referring to either fine monofilament or welded monofilament. The construction of a monofilament wig consists of a thin mesh nylon fabric that resembles a natural scalp. This fine material is exceptionally preferable because it allows proper ventilation, leaving less heat trapped underneath the wig, reducing friction on the scalp. The manufacturer ultimately decides on the type of monofilament material to be used based on durability and preference. Many wig caps offer a combination of monofilament and other materials to enhance the overall product features.

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    Pictured above: Best-selling monofilament wigs Julianne by Jon Renau, Show Stopper by Raquel Welch and Gisele by Jon Renau

    Monofilament construction is the most natural because the hair, either individually or in a tiny bundle of just a few, is usually always hand sewn in to the thin nylon fabric.  Each hair therefore, comes directly up out of the sheer nylon instead of laying flat as you see in non monofilament wigs.  This makes it look like the hair in the wig is actually growing right out of your own scalp! These wigs give the illusion of natural hair growth since the sheerness of the fabric at the scalp blends in with the actual color of your complexion. For that reason, this construction makes the wig virtually undetectable. The monofilament construction ensures that even if the wig hair is styled and parted in a different direction, the wig’s construction will not be revealed. Combining the thinness of the fabric and the sheer color will make you forget you are wearing a wig at all!

    Because the monofilament construction gives the appearance of natural hair growth from the scalp, many refer to monofilament wigs as “skin wigs”. There are basically two different methods of monofilament construction, hand-tied and machine-sewn.  More than 95%  of monofilament wigs are hand-tied.  Machine made monofilament wigs are generally found in the African American wigs.  In a hand-tied construction, each hair is individually sewn onto an area of the wig cap’s base, depending where the appearance of natural growth is needed. Another advantage of hand-tying each hair is that it tightly secures the hair strands to the material, reducing the amount of shedding. This technique gives the most realistic looking wig styles because it allows the movement of the hair to begin at the scalp. Machine-sewn monofilament wigs have the same benefits as a hand-tied, but instead of single hairs, small groups of hair are tied together. This reduces the amount of movement achieved by a hand-tied wig, but will also make the wig less expensive to create.

    Monofilament wigs are in high demand, which in turn makes them readily available from most of our top brands in all the latest and most desired hair styles. The wide variety of styles available expand from short to long, straight to wavy or curly, and more. You are sure to find your favorite color and style among the many monofilament wigs available at Wigs.com!

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    This post was posted in wigs and was tagged with monofilament, monofilament wig, monofilament wigs, Wig, wig styles, wigs

  • Posted on October 5, 2012 by Wig Expert

     

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    If you have more than one wig style, chances are you enjoy changing up your look. While we would all love to have a closet full of wigs (and shoes) for some of us, it’s not always possible. That’s why we’re so excited about Mirage by Raquel Welch; this is a great piece to add to your collection. It’s truly versatile – you get not one, not two, but multiple wig styles in one!

    Not an Illusion, it’s Mirage

    This wig comes with detachable sections (see diagram below) which you can add to Mirage to get a different look. Attach one side piece and Voilà! – you've just turned this short style into a chic asymmetrical wig. Or add both side pieces to add more fullness and coverage on the sides. Mirage can go from super cute short cut to a longer shaggy look with nape piece. The style possibilities are endless!

    If you've been meaning to try something new, check out Mirage – it’s like nothing you've ever seen before!

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    wig_Mirage_raquel_welch_2013_collection_side pieces


     


    This post was posted in Raquel Welch and was tagged with mirage wig, Raquel Welch wig, Wig, wig with pieces, wigs

  • Posted on September 28, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Behind the scenes photo shoot for the 2013 Raquel Welch Wig Collection

    The new Raquel Welch 2013 Wig Collection is as fabulous as we expected. Actually, it’s a little more than fabulous – it’s better than ever! This collection is a mix of classic looks and innovative versatility; you know crème de la crème, so to speak.

    Raquel is an icon of glamour, who understands beauty and style are always evolving. Her brand is right on trend and constantly introduces new ways to grow and is always open to change. What’s truly unique about this collection is the versatility that has been incorporated into each of these styles. We’re completely in love with Headliner & Soft Focus’ silky texture. They’re truly some of the best human hair wigs we’ve seen in a while. Mirage is one of a kind wig that comes with add-on pieces to help you create a wide variety of styles. It’s such a cool piece, you’ll have a blast trying out the different combinations!

    Never Disappoints

    With the many ready-to-wear options available in this collection, you can go from day to night in style! But enough talking! Time for you take a closer look – watch the video below to see these beautiful styles in action. And as Raquel says, "Join the fun and step into 'the look' that you've always wanted!” Get ready to fall in love with the 2013 Raquel Welch Wig Collection!

    Check out Wigs.com exclusive photos, product videos and TruColor™ images for the 2013 Raquel Welch Collection.

     


    This post was posted in Behind-the-Scenes, Raquel Welch, Wigstv and was tagged with Raquel Welch, Raquel Welch 2013 wig Collection, Raquel Welch wigs, Wig, wigs

  • Posted on September 21, 2012 by Wig Expert

    A world of color and texture paraded down the runways of New York Fashion Week. This fabulous week of style showcases all the upcoming looks in fashion and luckily for us, beauty and hair.

    For 2013 Spring Fashion Week, bright wigs, color extensions, braids, bangs and crimped hair (yes, you read correctly, crimped hair!) were reoccurring trends on all shows.

    With the designer’s endless options of wigs and hair extensions it’s no wonder that so many enviable hair trends graced the catwalk. And while the runway’s looks are a little extreme for every day, with wigs and hair extensions there’s always a fab alternative!

    Hair Trends at Fashion Week 2013 Spring

    Photography: Instagram & Glamour.com

    Get-the-look with our help:

    1. Rock some candy-color wigs à la Anna Sui with costume wigs for a fun night on the town!
    2. Keep up with Betsey Johnson and crimp your style with clip-in crimped wigs and hair extensions.
    3. Oscar de la Renta proved that color is never out style, you can brighten up your hair with clip-in color extensions.
    4. Add a braid or two for Hervé Léger’s “peek-a-boo” look with clip-in braid extensions.
    5. Karen Walker’s exudes cool with eye grazing bangs - try the look with clip-in bangs (or trim them for a less dramatic look).

     


    This post was posted in Trends and was tagged with color extensions, fashion week, fashion week hair, NYFW, Wig, wigs

  • Posted on August 24, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Show Stopper Wig shown in RL32/31

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    Angie wig shown in Dark Red

    3. Cover your Bases

    As your skin starts to lose its bronze pigment from the summer sun, highlights can begin to wash you out. You can either rock a wig and change your look completely or disguise new growth with an add-on. Hairpieces can give you the appearance of a fresh salon touch-up!

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    Left: easiPart Hairpiece Right: easiFringe Hairpiece

    4. Go Wild!

    Nothing is hotter for fall than prints and patterns. Accessorize your wig or hair with printed hair extensions and get in touch with your animal instincts!

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    16" Tiger Print Hair Extensions

    5. You Grow Girl

    Long hair for the cooler months is super popular! Thanks to wigs we don’t have to wait to grow out our hair! Switch up your short wig for a longer one or add length to your hair with clip-in hair extensions.

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    Amanda wig

     


    This post was posted in Tips & Tricks and was tagged with fall hair, hair extensions, summer-to-fall hair, Wig, wigs

  • Posted on August 17, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Miley Cyrus dyed her hair platinum blonde & cut it pixie short

    IMAGES COURTESY MILEY CYRUS

    Miley Cyrus has the world buzzing about her new edgy haircut! And while the style seems severe to some, we admire her for trying something completely new. In spite of everybody’s point of view, she’s in love with it – “I’ve never felt more me in my whole life” – And we totally get it. There’s nothing like a new ‘do to make you feel empowered.

    The thing is, not everyone is as brave as Miley and willing to chop it all off at once. If you are thinking of taking the plunge, a wig is a great way to test the waters before committing to a new cut or color. We all have moments when we want to look different. With wigs you can have some fun as a blonde or a redhead and be back to yourself by the end of the day.

    But what do you do if you’ve already committed and it wasn’t exactly what you had in mind? Come on, we’ve all been there… looking nothing like the magazine cutout you specifically gave your stylist with strict orders. No, your new bob is not cute, it’s a hot mess! Before the tears start flowing, you should remember you have options. Lots of them! Nothing covers up a bad haircut better than a wig. Think of all the possibilities! Long, short, curly one day, straight the next – endless styles. Really there’s no reason why you should feel “stuck” with a bad haircut. All you have to do is wig out. There are also tons of clip-in hair extensions you can use to disguise a questionable haircut while it grows back.

    OK, let’s say you don’t hate your new ‘do and like Miley, you totally love it. Does that mean you’ll NEVER wish your hair were longer again? Chances are you will, and with wigs you can totally rock a different look. A short edgy cut is always chic, but you might want long glamorous locks for a special event. And again wigs are the perfect way to “grow” your hair overnight. Hair extensions are also great to add length and volume if you don’t want to go for a whole different style. You can go as long as you’d like and even add some color while you’re at it!

    So, before make the cut (or even if it’s too late) save yourself some drama and just go for a wig!

     


    This post was posted in Celebrity and was tagged with celebrity hair, celebrity hairstyles, celebrity ladies, clip in extensions, hair extensions, haircuts, Miley Cyrus haircut, Wig, wigs

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