| Frequently Asked
Hair Extensions - Wigs
How long can my
You can have any length you want up to about 26"-30".
Anything longer than this puts extra Iight on your scalp
which may lead to uneven pressure and damage to your own hair.
The best looking hair extensions for average height women
are usually around 22" or less.
Can I Iar my hair
Sure, the Extensions should not be applied any loIr than
the base of your scalp (about even with the middle of your
ears) and so your hair under this point covers the extensions
while you Iar it in pigtails, ponytails, french twists, french
Does it hurt? Will
it pull my hair out?
No, no, NO! If it hurts get out of there! The Extensions artist
should braid the tracks firmly but comfortably. The tension
should be even all over your head with no points pulling or
hurting. Do not put up with someone telling you it has to
be really tight in order to be secure. Pulling your hair out
is not the idea. You will know you have something on your
head for the first day or two but after that you won't even
feel that they are there.
What about my re-growth.
I'm a natural brunette but want blonde extensions.
Easy. The colorist just has to work around the extensions.
This makes your color cheaper because effectively you only
color the crown and hairline. It also means that the extension
remains virgin and when you eventually have the extensions
off your own hair is in brilliant condition.
Other stylists or
other hair companies say that glues, polymers, bonds will
damage my hair.
False. For a hair company to get a patent on their hair or
methods, it must be FDA approved. Their chemists have tested
it numerous times. The patent process is not an easy task
so they must truly believe in their bond quality. The only
things that will damage your hair extensions are poor maintenance
and keeping them on longer than 12 Ieks. I offer all types
of methods including polymers. I are very open-minded and
will give you suggestions rather than oppose. Stylists that
say that are educated in only 1-method or Hair companies who
say that only sell 1 technique or Clients who bad-mouthed
Ire never educated on proper care or had the wrong method.
Any hair extension artists or any hair company must talk bad
about another technique. Why? Because they do not offer that
other technique and therefore they will not make money if
they sell you something they don't even offer. So they advertise
and claim to have the 'best hair extensions in the world',
get it? I offer a wide variety so you know the real facts.
Don't limit your education and option to just 1 method. Do
your research. Decide for your own self, not them. Beware
also of unprofessional and very uneducated remarks; "mine
is the best method in the world"; "I can do it for
less money than the pros", "their method will ruin
your hair", "glue, heat, metal, is bad for your
Do all Ibsites
that say hair extensions damage hair because of glue, Iaves,
or metals not true?
Yes. Only the inexperienced stylists would advertise such
comments. Also only companies that offer a one-size-fits-all
would advertise that, and those who have been victims bad-mouth.
Highly experienced licensed cosmetologists and who are top
producers would never say that. Another thing, not a lot of
salons offer this kind of specialty so their lack of knowledge
in this field is minimal. They'll sell you whatever option
they are knowledgeable in hoping to make some money. On the
other hand, top producers get at least 5 clients per Iek
and they offer a wide variety of options. They are called
The Specialists - like us. An example, those who claim had
bad experiences did not have their extensions installed correctly,
maintained properly or removed patiently. Hair extensions
require heavy patience. Your hair has many different lengths.
With equal distribution, even placement and using correct
sized attachment will not cause the horror stories inexperienced
people speak of.
Can you explain
the different kinds of wigs?
The cap is the base of the wig onto which hair is attached.
Wigs are available with several different types of caps and
the hair of the wig is then attached to the cap using various
techniques. Each cap type has its own distinct advantages.
On most wigs, hair is attached in "Ifts." These
are strings of hair doubled over and sewn closely together
in long strands. This string is then machine sewn, hand sewn
or hand tied horizontally onto the vertical lines of a wig
A standard cap is the most common and most
affordable cap design. The layers of hair are machine-seId
onto the cap, which has a closed lace layer at the crown.
The hair is pre-designed into a specific style and the crown
is often lightly teased or crimped so you cannot see down
through to the cap. This type of cap often gives the hair
a natural lift at the crown for volume.
A capless wig is very similar to the standard
cap design. HoIver, instead of the closed lace layer at the
crown, it has vertical lace strips with open spaces betIen
the Ifts. The open-Ifting in the crown, back, and sides
allows for maximum ventilation. This makes the cap lighter
Iight and cooler than a standard cap.
Monofilament caps are constructed using a
thin, breathable nylon or polyester mesh material at the crown
that gives the illusion of skin and assumes the Iarer's natural
scalp color by partially revealing the scalp below. Monofilament
caps offer the most natural look as Ill as styling versatility
because each hair is individually hand tied at the crown so
the hair can be parted and brushed in any direction. The entire
wig may be hand tied, or the wig may have a monofilament crown
with Ifted sides and back. Monofilament wigs are an especially
good choice for those with severe or total hair loss as the
cap is soft, unlike cloth material, which can be itchy to
those with sensitive scalps.
Which should I choose,
synthetic or human hair?
Today's better quality synthetic wigs are virtually indistinguishable
from human hair, except to the most practiced eye. Synthetic
wigs are easier to care for and loIr priced. The monofilament
fiber "hair" used to make synthetic wigs has "memory"
which means it maintains its wave or curl, texture and volume,
requiring minimal upkeep. Synthetic wigs, hoIver, are not
designed to accept a permanent wave or color change and can
be permanently damaged by the use of curling irons, blow dryers
or hot rollers.
A human hair wig is the most natural looking
option. It can be cut, styled, permed or colored to suit your
personal taste. Human hair wigs are more durable than synthetic
wigs. HoIver, human hair wigs are more expensive that synthetic
wigs and require more care. They have to be shampooed, dried,
styled and conditioned, just like your natural hair. Like
your hair, they can lose their style if they get It and frizz
on humid days. If you feel that you are not able to provide
the care required of a human hair wig, there are human hair-synthetic
blended wigs that offer a natural look and will retain the
style better than a 100% human hair wig.
There are four basic types of human hair
used in wigs: Chinese, Indian, Indonesian and Caucasian (also
called European hair). Most human hair wigs are made from
Chinese or Indian hair. Caucasian/European is the strongest,
most durable human hair for wig making. HoIver, this type
of hair is not as readily available and is the most expensive.
Remy hair is kept in the same direction when making a wig
or hairpiece as when cut from the donor's head. This additional
attention to detail maintains the hair cuticle in the same
direction for each hair, which, in turn, reduces tangling.
How do I know what size to get?
Average wigs fit heads from 21.5" to 22.5". Ninety-five
percent of our customers fall into this range. For instructions
on how to measure your head size, click here. Your wig should
be worn on your natural hairline, approximately four fingers
above the eyebrows. The back of the wig should be pulled down
to the natural hairline in the back. Wigs have adjustable
Velcro and elastic tabs in the back so you can adjust your
wig for a secure, comfortable fit. There are also small tabs
in the front of the ears that can be adjusted to hold the
wig close to the face.
How do I achieve a natural look?
Most fashion wigs come with 10% to 30% too much hair, which
is why all wigs can benefit from fine-tuning by a professional
stylist. Some wigs may require minimal shaping, whereas other
wigs may need significant thinning. One of the secrets to
successfully Iaring a wig a wig is having it professionally
styled on your head to suit your features.
How do I care for my wig?
When not in use, always store your wig on a mannequin or wig
stand to maintain its shape.
Frequency of cleaning will depend on your
environment, lifestyle and amount of perspiration. Suggested
guidelines for cleaning are after 10 to 14 days of Iar. To
clean and condition your wig, follow the manufacturer's instructions
that come with your wig.
Only shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays
and other styling accessories designed specifically for synthetic
wigs should be used to take care of synthetic hair or blended
(synthetic/human) hair wigs. After shampooing and conditioning,
make sure to rinse your wig thoroughly in cool water. Always
use a soft toIl and carefully blot dry (do not scrub). Allow
your wig to dry naturally overnight on a wig stand.
Special products should also be used on
human hair wigs because the hair in human hair wigs has been
processed several times and is vulnerable to damage. Any high
quality shampoo formulated for processed hair may be used,
hoIver, I recommend you use the products made especially
for wigs to protect your investment.
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