It is extremely important that before you purchase any wig you should have the proper measurment of your head taken to be quite sure you are purchasing the correct size of wig. Wigs are available in many sizes and sometimes customers purchase the wrong size of wig and this can cause headaches if the wig is too small or cause the style to look wiggy if the wig is too large. Most people wearing wigs are not aware of the different wig sizes or do not care to know, all they are interested in is that the person selling the wig do a proper fitting. I would like to mention the different wig sizes.
PPP means (Ultra Petite) = 20 1/2"
PP means (Petite Petite) = 20 3/4"
P means (Petite) = 21"
PA means (Petite Average) = 21 1/4"
A means (Average) = 21 1/2"
A/L means (Average Large) = 22 1/4"
L means (large large) = 23"
If your measurements do not appear within these measurements then you will have to have a specially made wig, what we call a "custom made unit." You may also choose the type of hair and workmanship for your wig.
Choosing a Wig Type
Wigs come in both human hair and synthetic hair varieties, in many natural colors, and a great variety of textures. The options can be overwhelming at first, but a trained wig specialist can help you find a wig that is right for you.
Care and Customization
When caring for a synthetic wig it is important to use products specifically made for synthetic hair. Synthetic wigs come pre-styled and do not allow for much customization.
On the other hand, human hair wigs can be colored, cut and curled and you can use regular human hair styling products.
Using a wig gives your existing hair a break from treatments and styling and can allow undergrowth to flourish.
How to Choose a Wig Style
A wig can be whatever you want it to be. When you wear a wig, you can pick a style that matches closely to your natural color or style. Or you can break out of the box and try something new. There are many different options when you choose the right wig style and there are some factors to consider to make sure you make the right choice.
Choose the style that best fits the shape of your face. The length and style of your wig is the most important factor to complement your face.
Pick a hair style. Shorter styles are usually easier to care for because you can just shake them and go, that's why these styles are most often recommended. Wig styles are also available in mid-length and long. Some longer styles require more maintenance like regular conditioning to keep them manageable.
Consider a colour. You might want to stick to your normal hair colour. or you can try something wild and crazy. It's even possible to get highlights in a wig. Ask your wig consultant.
Decide if you would like synthetic or human hair. Synthetic wigs require the least amount of care and they come pre-style. Human hair wigs allow you to create styles just like you would your own hair.
Ask yourself how you"ll feel. One of the most common reasons for a wig is because the woman is going through chemotherapy. This type of cancer treatment can cause you to feel week and tired at times. Knowing that, you might want to choose a style that requires little work so you always look your best without a lot of effort.
How to Clean Hairpieces?
Hairpieces get dirty as a part of normal use. Hair-styling products build up on a hairpiece, and dirt and dust accumulate on it as well. A dirty hairpiece looks dull and is hard to style. It will tangle easily, and look flat and even dirty. Yet hairpieces have to be cleaned carefully to avoid damaging them.
Brush the hairpiece to remove loose dirt and tangles.
Fill a large mixing bowl with cool water.
Add 1tsp., of shampoo to the cool water. Swish the water around with your hand to mix the shampoo and water.
Submerge the hairpiece in the soapy water and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Fill another large mixing bowl with cool water.
Add 1 tsp. of conditioner to the water, Swish the water around with your hand to mix the conditioner and water.
Remove the hairpieces from the soapy water and place it in the conditioner/water mixture. let the hairpiece sit in this solution for 5 minutes.
Remove the hairpiece from the solution and place it on a clean towel. Use another towel to gently blot the hairpiece, to remove excess water.
Lay the hairpiece on a dry towel. Leave it there until it is fully dry.
Brush the hairpiece gently with a brush. Do not brush the hairpiece until it is fully dry. Brushing a wet hairpiece can cause breakage of the hairs, and could cause hairs to fall out of the piece.
Things You'll Need Hair brush, mixing bowls, Towels, Shampoo, Conditioner
Get the most out of your lustrous locks! Be sure to properly care for your Extensions.
To maintain the integrity of human hair extensions, please follow these care instructions:
1. Do not shampoo for 48-72 hours after the extensions are completed, or after any maintenance sessions.
2. Do not scrub hair when shampooing or conditioning. Condition and detangle the hair from mid-strand to the ends. Avoid the scalp area.
3. Wrap hair with a towel to dry. Do not rub hair with the towel.
4. Use blow dryers on the lowest heat setting. The cool air setting is preferable. Do not use a forceful air setting when using the blow dryer.
5. Always use the manufacturer’s recommended products and never use products that contain acetone, alcohol or sulphur.
6. Before going to bed, protect the hair by pulling it back into a ponytail or bun to prevent tangling during sleep.
7. Brush hair with a looped brush several times a day, starting at the nape and working upwards. Never us a wide-toothed comb or attempt to remove tangles from hair ends. Be sure not to use a comb in the area between scalp and the extension bonds.
8. Some manufacturers approve of using hot rollers and curling irons as long as the wearer avoids using them near the bonds. Check before using.
9. Swimming pool chemicals and seawater weaken keratin bonds. Before swimming, wet the hair completely in the shower, put the hair in a bun and cover with a bathing cap. After swimming, rinse hair immediately and dry the base area.
Other conditions and guidelines may be specified by the extensions manufacturer. We recommend that you follow these specifications in order to extend the life and prevent damage to your extensions.
Hair Extension Removal - Weave Hair Removal
Removing your hair extension weave should be done properly. Too often negative comments are made about hair weaving because people do not take the time to remove the weave properly. When deciding to wear hair weaves one should take the time to research whether this technique is suitable for them, for example a person with hair loss should never wear a hair weave extension, since the weight will be pulling on their existing thin hair. Also if you must wear a weave try wearing cuticle hair extension or virgin cuticle hair extension.
Wash your weave and condition it before you remove them - By doing this the hair will be easier to work with.
Please take your time when removing your hair weaves, you do not want to accidentally cut your own hair.
After removing your hair weave, unravel you braids very slowly and thoroughly. If you do unravel the braids quickly you may end up with one tangled, painful mess. Since your hair has been braided for a while you may come across tangles and knots, all you have to do if this does happen is to take your time and slowly unravel your hair.
After Removing Your Weave - Comb through your hair with a wide tooth comb to prevent matting of the shed hair. Your hair will have some shedding since it has been braided for some time and this is completely normal. Do Not Panic!