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  • Posted on June 8, 2012 by Wig Expert




    Do we hear a unanimous cringe? Yeah, most of us have a hair problems,don't stress out tress outspray-in hair highlighter or perm horror story to tell and boy, are they scary (and ugly!). We’ve all been there – stuck with a case of bad hair blues. Think about how long it took you to grow out those self-cut bangs, or that bad perm… painful to think about it, isn’t?

    The thing is too often you end up with a hairstyle that is either too costly, high maintenance or damaging to your natural hair. There’s no reason why you should put your hair under so much stress, especially if your hair is thinning and falling out.

    With summer only a few weeks away you must be itching for a new look. And we all know you’d do just about anything in the name of good hair. But would you give wigs and hair extensions a chance?

    Hair Extensions & Wigs

    The times are changing and alternative hair is becoming the norm. Just take a look around you! It’s super easy to change up your hairstyle with a wig or hair extensions - and the choices are endless. You can go from long to short hair without ever picking up a pair of scissors. If you’re looking to be a sassy redhead for the night, or have wildly curly or sexy tousled hair, you really don’t need to resort to those harsh chemicals that will harm your own hair.

    Protect your hair by wearing wigs and clip-in hair extensions. There’s no shame in wearing them, they’ll only make your life easier.

    Check out our recommendations below!

    Short Hair

    If you want to “cut” your hair we recommend:

    Annette synthetic wig by Jon Renau & easiBangs human hair by easihair

    Annette by Jon Renau & easiBangs human hair by easihair

    Shop all short wigs

    Shop all bangs

    Long Hair

    Want to grow your hair overnight? We recommend:

    Amanda synthetic wigby JonRenau and easiXtend Elite Remy Human Hair extensions

    Amanda by Jon Renau & 20" eaxiXtend Elite Remy Humna Hair Extensions

    Shop all long wigs

    Shop all long hair extensions

    Wavy Hair

    Keep the harsh chemicals and hot tools as far away from your hair as possible. We recommend:

    Synthetic wig Limelight by Raquel Welch and synthetic Clip-In Extension by Hairdo

    Limelight by Raquel Welch & 23" Clip-In Extension by Hairdo

    Shop all wavy wigs

    Shop all wavy hair extensions

    Summer Color Hair

    Stay away from harsh dyes and spray-in hair lighteners, these colors are to-dye for! We recommend:

    Human hair wig Jennifer Elite by Jon Renau and Human hair 16 inch Clip-In Color Strips

    Jennifer Elite by Jon Renau & 16" Human Hair Clip-In Color Strips

    Shop all ombre color wigs

    Shop all color hair extensions

    This post was posted in Tips & Tricks and was tagged with color extensions, hair, hair extensions, long wigs, ombre color, short wigs, Wig, wigs,

  • Posted on June 1, 2012 by Wig Expert

    As we’ve learned before in our previous monofilament wig post, wigs made with a monofilament cap construction are super natural looking wigs. The monofilament wig hand-knotting process is long and tedious, but the result is incredibly natural! Since each strand of hair is manually hand-knotted into the monofilament material this allows the hair to lie and flow naturally. There’s much to learn about monofilament wigs, so let’s chat about the different types of monofilament wigs!

    Hand-Tied Monofilament Wigs

    Monofilament Wig: Top

    The first we’ll talk about are monofilament tops (also known as mono tops). A monofilament top covers the entire top part of the wig. This is where you would naturally part your hair. Also, these wigs have open-wefted sides and back, which are machine made. The mono top is a mesh-like material with individual strands of either synthetic or human hair hand-knotted into it. In terms of flexibility, these are the kinds of wigs you would get the most out of.


    monofilament wig - Human Hair Wigs - Beguile by Raquel
    Beguile by Raquel Welch

    monofilament wig - Human Hair Wigs - Diamond by Louis Ferre
    Diamond by Louis Ferre


    Monofilament Wig: Part

    A monofilament part is a part line located at a fixed location on the wig. The designated section features a thin strip of monofilament. So, you can purchase a wig with a left, right or center monofilament part. A mono part has a more affordable cost compared to a monofilament top wig. The part, however, cannot be changed – so choose wisely!


    monofilament wig - Opening Night monofilament wig
    Opening Night by Raquel Welch

    monofilament wig - High Society - monofilament wig
    High Society by Gabor


    Monofilament Wig: Crown

    As the name suggests the monofilament is placed at the crown of the wig. This construction is more commonly found in bob wig styles. The benefits of having a mono crown wig are that it distributes the hair evenly and naturally at the root. Also it gives the look of natural hair growth at the crown of the hair, which makes your bob wig much more believable.


    monofilament wig -  Nicki
    Nicki by Jon Renau

    monofilament wig - Deluxe by Gabor
    Deluxe by Gabor


    FAQ Monofilament Wig

    Are monofilament wigs durable?

    Yes, they are but remember the monofilament material is delicate so it should be treated carefully. Do not pull harshly on the hair because this could loosen up the hand-knotted strands of hair.

    Can I wash my monofilament wig the same as my other wigs?

    Yes, you may wash your monofilament wig but do not add conditioner at the root. The conditioner will loosen up the hand-knotted strands of hair.

    If I color my human hair wig, will it stain the monofilament?

    Because the monofilament material is sheer and thin it will add a hint of color but will not stain the monofilament wig completely. The monofilament top, part or crown will still have a realistic look.

    Want the look of a monofilament wig for less? A Skin Part wig gives you a natural looking part without the high cost. However, these wigs are not to be confused with hand-tied monofilament wigs because the part is machine-made. The appearance of skin is simulated with a polyurethane section in which a machine inserts the fiber to create the look of a scalp. Although less common, skin part wigs are an affordable substitute to a monofilament wig.




    This post was posted in Tips & Tricks and was tagged with monofilament top, monofilament wig, monofilament wigs, skin wigs, Wig, wigs,

  • Posted on April 20, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Back in the olden days, lace only existed on your grandma’s dress. Nowadays lace is everywhere, even on wigs! Although lace is mainly known as a fabric to make clothing, this type of material has been included in the cap construction of wigs to create what are known as lace front wigs.

    What are lace front wigs?

    Diagram of Jon Renau lace front wig

    Example of a Jon Renau lace front wig diagram

    Wigs made with a thin sheer lace base at the hairline are called lace front wigs. This characteristic is important because it gives your wig a natural looking hairline. Not only does a lace front mimic natural hair growth at the hairline, but it also allows you to style the hair off the face without revealing the wig. This is what helps your wig look… well, not so wiggy. Although some wigs can be entirely made with lace, most generally only have the lace at the hairline, which can extend either from temple-to-temple or ear-to-ear.

    Did you know that many wigs come with a ready-to-wear lace front wigs? Most people are intimidated by lace front wigs thinking they require a lot of time and preparation before wearing them. However, temple-to-temple ready to wear lace front wigs arrive precut out of the box. That means less time fussing with your wig and more time for fun! Think of ready-to-wear wigs like ready-to-wear fashion. They’re meant to be worn without any alterations.

    Check out these frequently asked questions The Wig Experts have answered below.

    Lace Front Wigs FAQs

    Limelight Raquel Welch wig

    Limelight by Raquel Welch

    Can you see the lace front?

    OK, first of all, the lace fabric used in wigs is not like your granny’s lace dress. The lace used is a sheer and fine net-like material that has a seamless barely-there appearance.

    So don’t worry, you won’t be sporting a “vintage” looking wig.

    Do I have to cut the lace on my wig?

    The great thing about a temple-to-temple lace front wig is that they’re ready-to-wear – absolutely no cutting necessary! If you purchase an ear-to-ear (professional) lace front you will have to get it professionally cut. But most lace front wigs are ready-to-wear.

    Tip: A lace front is extremely delicate so it should be handled with care. The lace should only be cut with pinking shears; cutting it with regular scissors could make the lace fray and unravel. Just say No, and let a professional help you! Take good care of your investment!!

    Do you have to add tape or adhesive to the lace front wig?

    All temple-to-temple lace front wigs come ready-to-wear.

    Then how does the lace front wig stay on?

    Wigs are designed with adjustable straps, which will adjust the cap into place. These straps (pull, Velcro or clip) help to flatten the lace front into place and won’t lift.

    Note: An ear-to-ear lace front wig is normally known as a “professional lace front wig” because the lace extends 1-2 inches in length. Professional application is recommended to create a custom hairline, which can be secured with tape or adhesive. Read more about it here.

    Fanfare by Raquel Welch wig

    Fanfare by Raquel Welch

    Do I have to apply makeup to the lace front wig?

    Generally the lace front is sheer enough to where it will blend with your skin. However, if you have a darker skin tone you may have to apply a bit of foundation or powder to match to the color of your skin.

    Tip: You can “dye” the lace front using a tea bag. Use a damp tea bag and dab onto the lace until you match it to your skin color. The more you dab the tea bag, the darker the color.


    If you have additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact The Wig Experts! Come chat with us on Facebook or Twitter, we’d love to hear from you!

    Ready-to-Wear Lace Front Wigs We Recommend:

    Alia wig by Jon Renau Alia by Jon Renau

    Ignite by Jon Renau WigsIgnite by Jon Renau

    Upstage wig by Jon Renau Upstage by Raquel Welch

    This post was posted in Lace Front Wigs and was tagged with lace front, lace front wigs, Wig,

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