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Busy Mom…Great Hair - The shortcuts I use to get there!            

Posted on May 15 2017

Being a busy mom and running a business is not easy task.  It is crazy sometimes and if I am not careful I will walk out of the house with two non-matching shoes on my feet!

I am in the hair business so it is important my hair look relatively presentable while I am at work.  It that isn’t always easy! I have lots of hair and thankfully am not losing much density yet.  However…I still need lots of help getting great hair!

Wigs are always the easiest way to put on a perfect 'do quickly. I get my hair cut and done every 7-8 weeks or so, but, for that period of time where my roots have outgrown the trendy stage, wigs and top pieces are my go-to solution. 

Being part of wigs.com, I have access to some great wigs, extensions, and hairpieces… so I am blessed that I have the best selection to choose from. 

 

Illusion by Ellen Wille

 

What I have learned… you don’t have to have the most expensive item to have a great look that makes you feel confident. I have worn it all; from the cheap wigs that cost under $100, to the top of the line human hair wigs that cost over a thousand. They can both look great on me if I make sure I have a few details covered:

(1) I always insist on a lace front wig. If I love a style that does not have lace front, I make sure it is in my hair color and I pull a bit of my own bio hair out for the front to get a totally natural hair line. A natural front hairline is the key.

(2)  Rooted color or color with highlights to create depth. This is very important! (Bonus if you find a style that has both!) The hair needs to look like it grew out of your scalp and solid colors are less apt to look natural. With wigs you are basically putting on a perfect hairdo so be sure you focus on the natural hairline and color...And if you get a wig that is shiny (as many of the more affordable wigs are), you can remedy this with some dry shampoo spray. Easy quick fix!

 

Jackson by Noriko

 

My closet has Styrofoam mannequin heads lined across my top shelf and I have both synthetic wigs and human hair wigs. They both have their advantages (and disadvantages) but there is nothing like being able to grab a great synthetic wig… shake it… and go!  It is the easiest 3 min of my getting ready process.  Sometimes I work late on my computer at home and get to sleep late. However, I don’t have the luxury of sleeping in. My kids morning starts early and so every minute counts!  Wigs make life fast and easy!

 

Carliz's Closet

 

My favorite thing to do is changing up my hair color.  I could never dye my hair 2-3 different colors per month if it weren’t for wigs. There are some days I am picking my outfit for the day and I choose my hair color to match.  It is my favorite accessory (okay…aside from shoes…I am a shoe horse😉 )

Changing up my color really does change my attitude. I love going with a short bob with bangs… but I would never have the nerve to cut my bio hair that short. With wigs, I love that I don’t have to! I wonder why everyone that wears wigs doesn’t do it too... (Maybe it is because I still have lots of hair that it is easier for me to experiment with wigs and feel confident?)  But it sure is fun and I am so proud to be a wig wearer! I know at some point in my life I will lose my hair...We all do for the most part.  I have zero anxiety about when that day comes because I know the secret!

 

Upstage by Raquel Welch

 

Having great hair is any woman’s goal. Most of us think it is useless to try but if everyone knew how easy it is to throw in extensions, a top piece, or a volumizer to get fuller hair from what you already have…everyone would do it!  

Even of those days where a ponytail is needed, there are hairpieces that give your ponytail more oomph. Now...I want to be clear.  My hair by no means is great everyday... some days, especially on the weekends, hair is the last thing on my mind!  But I always know I have easy access if I need it. With the new innovations in wearable hair, there is no excuse for having a bad hair day.

 

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11 comments

  • Lilia: May 25, 2017

    I’d like to find out look more?
    I’d want to find out more details.

  • The Wig Experts: May 23, 2017

    Mary,

    Thank you for your comments!

    For styling Bobbi more closely to the images, try rollers with a wig steamer or try shaking the wig and using shaping crème to flip up the waves.
    For your second comment regarding fried looking wigs, that sounds a lot like permatease! It comes on most basic cap styles to give body and volume and does look coarser than the rest of the hair. (I’ve attached two images showing what permatease looks like.)

    Try finding an affordable wig with a monofilament top to avoid the fried look on the top of the head. We’d be more than happy to help you find a similar style!
    Also, please remember to avoid high temperatures with your synthetic pieces. Sweat will break down the fiber in someone’s wig faster than someone who doesn’t!

    Please let us know if we can help your further!

  • The Wig Experts: May 22, 2017

    Fran,

    Thanks for your comment!

    Since you are a petite size and have alopecia, try the NEW Hair Society by Ellen Wille, made specifically for women with hair loss! It has an incredibly soft cap, with mono top and extended lace fronts!

    Based on your hair style you described, I think that you will really like Affair, Icone, or Splendid! Here’s a link to the collection: https://www.wigs.com/collections/hair-society-wigs-ellen-wille

  • The Wig Experts: May 22, 2017

    Stephanie,

    Unfortunately, do not have any affiliated wig shops or salons in your area!

    Since we are solely online, you have the ability to shop with us 24/7 at www.wigs.com.

    We are pleased to offer you the benefit of licensed cosmetologists on staff ready to assist you and provide expert advice on color and style.  
    If you would like to speak to us directly, please call 1-214-443-4848.
    Licensed cosmetologists are available to take your call Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 6:30PM Central Time.

  • The Wig Experts: May 22, 2017

    Norma,

    Thank you for your comment!

    You can find curly extensions here: https://www.wigs.com/collections/curly-wavy-hair-extensions

    Please let us know if we can help you with anything else!

  • Mary E: May 17, 2017

    Forgot to ask: what would cause some good wigs (i.e. $150+) to look “fried” at the hairline? I’ve had it happen to 2 wigs and I take great care all my girls (cleaning, storage, large tooth comb or wire wig brush, etc). A few have minor fry spots upon arrival but get much worse over time. Looks like an over-processed perm! Although it’s a few yrs old, I didn’t wear one of my “fancy hair” wigs often – max 10x yet I noticed yesterday it looks way too fried in the front to wear, now. Could it sweat? Bc I completely ruined my very first wig by pulling the long hair into a clip and the stress of last second Christmas shopping left me stressed and sweating like a swine! I had to remove the wig as soon as I got back in my car – I was burning up and my scalp the wig were quite wet from sweat. The clip ruined the wig, leaving the wig hair looking it had horrific split ends covering top to bottom and side to side throughout the back of the wig. The wig stays in permanent storage, as that one-time, first-time wear was a very expensive trip to the dept store! That night I swore off wigs after an embarrassing, dripping sweat, first-time. What am I doing that’d cause the fried-perm look on synthetic hair on the cap? Did the clip cause the spilt end look from sweating profusely? Wish I could upload a few pics here to show what I’m referring to. I’m leary of ordering Bobbi again (although first one wasn’t ruined) until I find out what might be causing the wig damage.

    I’d appreciate if anyone bas advice or suggestions to offer! Thanks!

  • Mary E: May 17, 2017

    Thanks for an excellent post. I love the ease wigs makes it to get ready in the mornings! I’m spoiled by it.

    Since you mention styling (haha) could you possibly explain how to get synthetic wigs styled on thumbnails vs the way they look on arrival? For example, I’d like to order another Bobbi by Envy lace front, synthetic wig in a new color, but would like to style it as shown in thumbnail vs what the wig will actually look on arrival and as shown on YouTube video on wig page (also beautiful, juat not near as much) vs style in thumbnail: body on top (not flat against the head as wig will be when it arrives and in the YT vid. There’s also some waves/curls on sides that flip up and it’s a far exceptional look!

    Bobbi cannot have heat used d/t being synthetic. Maybe use x-large rollers on hair ends after cleaning and left on until dry? How did the stylist get that body on top of the wig? What a tremendous difference it makes – Bobbi looks extremely sexay on the model!

    Thanks for any suggestions! A link to Bobbi where thumbnail pic and vid toward bottom made by wigs.co to give detailed wig specifics and care. Looks like two different wigs, although I know they’re not.
    https://www.wigs.com/collections/envy/products/bobbi-lace-front-wig-envy

  • Fran: May 15, 2017

    I wish there were more petite wigs with lace front. I suffer from alopecia , and have been wearing wigs for the last 10 years. I prefer shoulder length with layered tousled look.

  • Elba Nydia Lozada: May 15, 2017

    I have been using wigs now for 8 eight years. I am now letting my gray hair grow and want to get a wig in salt and pepper, gradient. I would like to buy a wig in gray but I haven’t been very successful in finding one. Can you help me?

  • Stephanie: May 15, 2017

    Is there anywhere to try before buying in Melbourne Australia.

  • Norma Navas: May 14, 2017

    Its incredible you need to try it.

    A question i have curly hair and need to know where can I find curly extensions?

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