Frequently Asked Questions
Hair Extensions - Wigs

Hair Extensions

How long can my extensions be?
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 up?
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 braids etc.

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 hair".

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.

Wigs

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 cap.

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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