Bobby Pinned Wigs; Les Deux

 

Bobby Pinned Wigs; Les Deux

 

As a part two of bobby pin love, we move on to wig styles we love created with bobby pins. These are not styles with pins buried inconspicuously and out of sight. These awesome styles that feature exposed bobby pins. There’s no perfectly placed pins here. In perfect disarray these  styles can’t be wrong.

 

 

 

Here are some of our favorite looks. Exposed bobby pins are a great way to have fun with your wig without commitment. To change the look again simply pull out the pins and gently shake out the wig.

 

 

 

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I love the juxtaposition of this glamour up-do dressed down by vertically placed bobby pins.  There’s really no right way to wear this style, this style looks great messy or neat.  For more formal occasions use dressy pins to add a little glam and sparkle.

 

 

 

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This next wig has a similar half pulled back style. The pins are placed in a triangular shape at the base. Use fun colored bobby pins or place in multiples of two to give some excitement to your wig.

A snowflake or a twinkling star is a simple way to add sparkle or festivity to your wig.

 

 

 

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To execute these styles spray the bobby pins with dry shampoo for better grip on the hair. It seems every time a bobby pin is needed if you search the floor long enough you are almost guaranteed to find one. It’s impossible to keep track of those things. This great tip will help avoid that problem. Attach the desired length of magnet behind a cabinet in your beauty station.  The bobby pins will stay in place and gone will be the days of fishing those pins out of the bottom of your makeup bag.

 

 

 

 

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The best thing about these styles is how non committal they are to any style your wig is in. It’s a fun and easy way to give your look a change and no skill is needed. Anyone can play around and create their own version of this style that suits them. Have you a favorite look? Please share with us!

 

 

 

 

 

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Interesting Facts about Hair

Interesting Facts about Hair

 

Every Freeda wig is made from 100% Virgin European Hair. Here are some fun facts you may have not known about hair. We certainly learned a lot.

 

 

Fun Fact:

Dear Redheads, you have the rarest color tresses of them all. Less than 1% of the world’s population is born with naturally red hair. The most common: People with black colored hair will have the most company- most people sport black hair. About 2% of the world is born with blond colored hair.

As red hair is such a hard thing to come by many companies don’t make red wigs at all. Freeda carries gorgeous red wigs in varying shades.

 

 

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Fun Fact:

Melanin will determine the color of your hair. Eumelanin is dominant in dark colored hair. Pheomelanin is what makes hair colored red.  Lack of pigmentation is what makes hair blond. Gray hair happens when the melanin production slows down or stops.

At Freeda we have a small amount of gray (is it gray or grey? Actually, both are acceptable but gray is more commonly used) hair and wigs. Because our hair is unprocessed it is hard to find gray hair healthy enough that meets our high standards of quality. We can add small amounts of gray hair to customize your look.

 

 

 

 

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Fun Fact:

Hair is predominantly constructed of proteins, specifically keratin. Each strand of hair is made up of three layers, from the outside in, the medulla, cortex, and cuticle. The fibers on the hair will determine whether your hair is straight, curly or wavy.

 

Freeda wigs are made of 100% virgin European hair, which means all three layers of the hair are intact, not stripped or coated. The benefits of virgin European hair; hair with an incredibly long lifespan, hair that can be colored, washed, blow-dried and will act just like hair is suppose to.

 

 

 

Fun Fact:

Hair can stretch (and also break) almost 1/3rd of its length when wet. Brushing gently is important!

Damaged hair comes from brushing, washing and the way you treat the hair. The lifespan of virgin European hair can last more than 30 years! Treat your wigs right.

 

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Fun Fact:

The diameter of hair can vary from 0.00067 to 0.00709 of an inch.

At Freeda’s we don’t quite measure hair in that way: we call it thin hair or hair with body. Imagine how hard figuring out that measure would be!

 

 

 

 

Fun Fact :

Hair can grow just about anywhere on the body. You won’t find hair growing on the palms of the hands or the soles or the lips but almost everywhere else is fair game.

 

A Freeda wig could be made from the hair of up to 6 different people!

 

 

 

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Do you know an interesting hair fact that we didn’t cover? We welcome everyone to get in touch with questions, comments or just to say hi. We look forward to hearing from you.

Swimming in Your Freeda Wig

Swimming in Your Freeda Wig

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Summer means beach days and time at the pool. Many wearing wigs for the first time often imagine a summer void of their favorite warm weather activities such as swimming, relaxing in the spa or going to the beach. Swimming in a wig can seem intimidating, but it can be done.

 

 

 

You don’t have to watch the fun from a beach chair. You don’t have to buy a low quality synthetic wig. You want to look beautiful in your Freeda wig and with a few guidelines you can! A Freeda wig can look beautiful all the time, including at the pool or the beach.

 

 

Our clients are vast; we have sold wigs to deep see divers, those snorkeling on vacation, wigs for models doing photo shoots underwater, and just those who want to relax in a pool and the spa .Your Freeda wig is made with 100% virgin European hair. It is real hair, it moves like hair and can be treated like hair, but there are just a few tips to keep in mind. Here are our best tips for wig perfection in the water.

 

 

 

Strong Hold

There is nothing enjoyable about a day in the water when you are constantly worried that your wig won’t hold tight. If you are just doing light swimming your preferred standard method will work just fine. If you are looking to do more intensive swimming or diving we suggest using a sport adhesive with a water base.   At Freeda wigs we like a product called Bell Horn, our customers have raved about its super strong hold. We also like SuperTape which is good for those who prefer tape rather than glue. Some also like to put a hair-band on the wig for an extra secure feeling.

 

 

 

Take your wig for a test run

It’s a good idea to take your wig for a test run before you spend a day at the pool. Experiment with different adhesives, and make sure you feel comfortable and secure with the hold.  Test the wig underwater and during vigorous exercise. You’ll enjoy your day much more if you feel secure with the wig’s hold.

 

 

 

A special wig for swimming

Never wear your favorite wig in the pool. It’s important to have a designated wig for sports, the pool or even a rainy day. After the water your wig won’t be styled and will need tending to.  You’ll need time to brush your wig, rinse it, condition it and dry it. We don’t recommend wearing a wet wig for longer than necessary as it can stretch out the cap and loosen the knots.  You may want to consider a pony wig or a hat fall (to be worn under a bathing cap or hat) as your designated water wig.

 

 

 

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You’ll want to braid your wig or put it in a ponytail for more vigorous water activity. Loose wet hair gets tangled and knotty and is a chore to brush out.

 

 

After the Water

Tending to your wig once your swimming is done is very important.

 

 

The guidelines:

  • Rinse the wig in fresh water to get rid of chlorine or salt
  • Comb through the wig slowly and gently to get rid of all knots
  • Use a conditioner on the ends of the hair and rinse
  • Hang the wig on a wig head to dry completely

 

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You are now ready for a beautiful beach day with your beautiful Freeda wig. Enjoy!

Curly Wigs that “Wash and Wear”

Curly Wigs that “Wash and Wear”

Wearing a wig in a natural air-dried manner is a popular growing trend. Our Maya, Danya, Mimi, Atara and Pearl all dry naturally with a wave or a curl.

Here are our best tips for wearing curly or wavy air-dried styles.

 

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Air-dry the wig on an angle

You’ll have to get a wig clamp for this, but the results will be worth it. Drying the wig on an angle will allow the curl open up more, resulting in a bouncier curl.

 

 

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Air-dry the wig upside down

 

To create a look with lots of volume pin the damp wig on a head with the nape on the top and the crown on the bottom. You can also hang the wig on a hook with the up side of the wig down. Air-dry the wig completely upside down for a full style with abundant volume. This tip works well on a straight wig as well as on a dry wig.

 

 

 

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Get to “know” the hair on your wig

 

 

 

The products that worked best on your hair are the ones you’ll be naturally drawn to. There may be better products for your wig. Experiment with the many products on the market for waves and curls. Our Freeda stylist can recommend the best products to use based on the look you want to achieve.

 

 

 

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All wigs shown are naturally dried Freeda Wigs. Our company prides ourselves on being the only company with wash and wear curly wigs. See Freeda’s curly styles and all our wigs here.

The Bobby Pin Blog

 Bobby Pin Blog

 

 

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The bobby pin, a wig wearer’s staple. You’ve used them more times than you remember and probably can’t do without them. This tiny, unassuming accessory rules with supremacy in the Freeda Wig salon. Today we talk about the wonderful, often overlooked bobby pin.

 

 

 

 

This overachieving hair accessory packs quite a punch. Its uses run gamut from household maintenance to culinary uses. It is a dependable, reliable accessory responsible for keeping a myriad of styles and coifs in place, (and those kippas affixed on little boy’s heads). Brides, runway models, and pretty much every fem you know couldn’t live without them. Today’s blog is dedicated to this must-have hair accessory; but first a little history.

 

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The bobby pin was created in Paris by Luis Marcus all the way back in 1899. This small tool made of metal clips made with one straight and one ridged flexible prong, became popular and drew a broader audience in 1920 when the bobby pin helped keep the trendy bobbed style haircuts in place (hence the name “bobby” pin). In the UK bobby pins are called kirby grips or hair grips.

 

 

 

At Freeda Wigs we credit the bobby pin with a place of distinction in assisting to keep our wigs looking pristine. Here are some of our favorite wig styles that use of bobby pins held the strands in place.

 

This step-by-step up-do shown in a previous blog stays in place perfectly with help from the little magic tool.

 

 

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Ruthy’s half up-do, tied in a knotted fashion tributes the bobby pin for it coveted wig perfection.

 
Faya’s and Perel’s gorgeous wigs are twisted in front and held in place by- you guessed it- our beloved bobby pin.  Also worth noting, this stylish, eye pleasing twisted ‘do can be done easily in seconds (even by the inexperienced wig wearer), for a fresh different look if you’re craving a wig style change. Why we really love it?  This bobby-pinned coiffure translates perfectly from daily wear to the events you’d don haute couture.

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Speaking of couture, how brilliant would one look saunter in a room with this style? Keep this one for a professional, like the stylist with magic hands at Freeda wigs who weaves and creates these masterpieces.

 

 

 

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And last, our ponytail wig (summer is coming up- the pony wig is perfect of those hot days) looks best with a few bobby pins concealed at various positions to keep the wig looking its best.

 

 

 

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All wigs shown are Freeda wigs and can be viewed on our website Freeda.com

Bridal Hair and Wigs

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Bridal Hair and Wigs

 

 

 

June is a month that beckons to brides. Maybe it’s the soft colors of new blooming flowers or the weather that allows for picnics in the park. June sees a spike in celebrations of matrimony over all other months, making June the most popular month for marriage.

 

 

In many traditional Jewish communities, women wear head coverings after marriage. It is a mistake to believe that the commandment is meant to make a married woman modest and unattractive to other men. On the contrary, from the Jewish perspective, modesty has nothing to do with being unattractive. The explanation for modesty when covering ones hair is a means to create privacy. A hair covering accomplishes this, which is why Freeda is proud to create wigs that are beautiful, luxurious, and more attractive than ones hair.

 

 

Brides wait with alacrity to don their wigs often opting to use their wigs on their wedding day, even though it would be the last time they weren’t required to cover. They want the beautiful hair the wig can offer with fullness and length that their own hair would not be able to achieve.

The bridal styles below are created with Freeda wigs.

 

 

 

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Styles shown were created with Freeda wigs. Available in our showroom or at Freeda.com.

 

 

Just in time for summer… The Ponytail wig

  Our Pony Wig

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At Freeda Wigs we can almost predict the weather by our increased requests for Ponytail wigs.  As soon as the lemonade stands come out and the winter fashions head to clearance racks the demand for Pony Wigs increase. Ponytail wigs are a staple for those hot summer months.

 

 Fashionable and practical, they keep the hair off the neck for cooler comfort. Ponytail wigs never go out of style, in fact the popularity of pony trends have shown up on the red carpet as of late.  A casual style that is comfortable and also fit for a princess? Sign me up!

 

 

 

 

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Celebrities and royalty are turning this go-to gym staple into high-profile worthy hair. At Freeda we are right up there with them. See our take on ponytail hair, all created with Freeda wigs.

 

 

 

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Spend this hot season in comfort and try our pony wig, available here.

BRAIDS and More Braids…

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BRAIDS and More Braids…

 

 

 

Yup, braids again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love braided hair. As far back as three years old it was a staple hairstyle for me. It was the first style I learned to do on my own.  I remember “how to” books with all different types of braids that I experimented with. I was thrilled when plaited tresses were revived and the focus of bloggers and trend setters, only this time it wasn’t the Ana in Frozen sort. This time is was on the Olivia’s, Jennifer’s and Nicole’s of the red carpet, on the street and everywhere.

 

 

 

To my delight the trend has no intention of absconding anytime soon. 

 

 

 

We experimented with different braided hairstyles at Freeda Wigs. Which one is your favorite?

 

 

 

Jew in the City wears a Freeda Wig in a braided updo for her Jewish All Stars event

 

Meet Alison, who wore her first Freeda wig for 6 years straight! Here she is getting ready for an event she is hosting. This gorgeous updo has a woven braid, and looks absolutely magnificent. She looked brilliant in her Freeda wig

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 How much do you love this braided Atara wig? Its loosely woven style blends with the waves in a striking result. Are you wondering how the braid didn’t unravel? Perfectly placed bobby pins completed this look. Don’t you love how the highlights weave in and out of the braid giving it flawless dimension?

 

 

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I love braids but I go crazy for fishtails. This fishtail braided wig is not entirely complete. Our Freeda stylist finished the look on the lucky lady’s head, pulling a few more wisps out by the hairline and ears. It was so natural looking that nobody could tell she was wearing a wig.

 

 

 

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Requests for fishtail braids were sky-high after the last one. This wig done in our Freeda salon has two fishtail braids that are woven into a traditional braid. Perfecto!

 

 

 

 

 

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This beauty is featured on our blog quite often. She loves to experiment with braids and has lots of fun changing her wig’s look all the time. She wears an extra long custom made Freeda wig.

 

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How nice is this? Without committing to a major style change our customer has a small braid that goes from the front of her wig and is bobby pinned in back.

 

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As we create more braided looks we will update our blog and share them with you. If you see a look you want us to create send the photo to info@freeda.com

Dedicated to the Bobby Pin

Bobby Pin Blog

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The bobby pin, a wig wearer’s staple. You’ve used them more times than you remember and probably can’t do without them. This tiny, unassuming accessory rules with supremacy in the Freeda Wig salon. Today we talk about the wonderful, often overlooked bobby pin.

 

 

 

This overachieving hair accessory packs quite a punch. Its uses run gamut from household maintenance to culinary uses. It is a dependable, reliable accessory responsible for keeping a myriad of styles and coifs in place, (and those kippas affixed on little boy’s heads). Brides, runway models, and pretty much every fem you know couldn’t live without them. Today’s blog is dedicated to this must-have hair accessory; but first a little history.

 

 

 

The bobby pin was created in Paris by Luis Marcus all the way back in 1899. This small tool made of metal clips made with one straight and one ridged flexible prong, became popular and drew a broader audience in 1920 when the bobby pin helped keep the trendy bobbed style haircuts in place (hence the name “bobby” pin). In the UK bobby pins are called kirby grips or hair grips.

 

 

 

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At Freeda Wigs we credit the bobby pin with a place of distinction in assisting to keep our wigs looking pristine. Here are some of our favorite wig styles that use of bobby pins held the strands in place.

This step-by-step up-do shown in a previous blog stays in place perfectly with help from the little magic tool.

 

 

 

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Ruthy’s half up-do, tied in a knotted fashion tributes the bobby pin for it coveted wig perfection.

 

 

 

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Faya’s and Perel’s gorgeous wigs are twisted in front and held in place by- you guessed it- our beloved bobby pin.  Also worth noting, this stylish, eye pleasing twisted ‘do can be done easily in seconds (even by the inexperienced wig wearer), for a fresh different look if you’re craving a wig style change. Why we really love it?  This bobby-pinned coiffure translates perfectly from daily wear to the events you’d don haute couture.

 

 

 

 

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Speaking of couture, how brilliant would one look saunter in a room with this style? Keep this one for a professional, like the stylist with magic hands at Freeda wigs who weaves and creates these masterpieces.

 

 

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And last, our ponytail wig (summer is coming up- the pony wig is perfect of those hot days) looks best with a few bobby pins concealed at various positions to keep the wig looking its best.

 

 

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All wigs shown are Freeda wigs and can be viewed on our website Freeda.com

Freeda Wigs Dry Shampoo Experiment

Freeda Wigs Dry Shampoo Experiment

 

 

I love dry shampoo. I maintain that is the one styling product that delivers its promises and even more. It’s intended to refresh and revive hair without water, and it does the job well. I use dry shampoo for so many other reasons. I use it as hairspray and find it holds hair so well. I use it to give thin hair texture. I use it to extend the time between wig washes, or if I get caught in the rain. Those who exercise in their wigs find it’s a perfect refresher when used afterwards.

 

How it works:

 

1)      Spray the shampoo about 8-12” away from hair

2)      Massage through the roots

3)      Brush through for hair that has freshness and body

 

At Freeda we experimented with different dry shampoos using steps 1-3 to see which one stacked up the highest.

 

 

First up was Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo

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This formula was safe on color treated hair (and yes, your dry shampoo should be color safe just as your regular shampoo should be if your wig is color treated).  The price was also a standout at less than $5 a bottle. When we used it to add texture to a wig styled with tight waves the set loosened significantly but it held well for a long time without needing to be retouched. We didn’t see this issue when we used less of the product on the hair. Spraying too close to the wig left a white residue that was harder to get out with regular brushing.

 

Overall, it works well, and absorbed oil.  It had a clean fresh scent that didn’t smell like chemicals. The shampoo didn’t weigh down the style when the appropriate amount was used. The shampoo added texture and reduced the fly-aways.  Some felt the spray left the hair a little dull looking. The consensus in the office was positive and the stylists liked how much body it gave the wigs.

 

Final grade- 9/10

 

 

Next we tried Dove Refresh and Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo   dryshamp

 

 

This shampoo was also under $5. This didn’t get the rave reviews like the others. The stylists felt that the spray smelled like chemicals and wasn’t very pleasant. On the thinner wigs this spray worked best if the hair was gently separated after it was sprayed rather than brushed or massaged through, it also needed a few more minutes to sit on the head.

 

Overall, this spray was very good for adding texture, but not as good at refreshing the hair and didn’t work as well at stretching the time between washes. One of the stylists liked this shampoo over the Suave shampoo.

 

Final Grade-8/10

 

Next up was Aussie Total miracle Collection Dry Shampoo     dryshampoThis shampoo was pricier than the others but still under $10. All the stylists agreed that this was the best smelling shampoo.  It wasn’t a favorite among the stylists who felt it left a sticky feeling in the hair.  We used it to spray just the roots of the wig and that gave it nice height and volume.

 

Overall it wasn’t the product that our stylists wanted to use again.

 

Final Grade 6/10

 

 

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo   dryshampoo

 

 

 

This seemed like a winner here in the Freeda salon. The stylists felt that it left the least residue of all the others. It was slightly more expensive than the others, at just over $10. It gave the hair nice texture; it absorbed the oil well and didn’t have a lingering smell. This dry shampoo felt the most like freshly washed hair, and the residue left behind was minimal.

 

I specifically loved this dry shampoo and it really saved me from a particularly bad hair day. My hair was looking flat and limp (the kind of day that requires hiding under a hat) and I would have been happy for my hair to be upgraded from poor to acceptable. After using the Batiste spray I loved how my hair looked and found myself having an extra great hair day.

 

Final Grade-10/10

 

It seemed with all the sprays that less was more. Using smaller amounts of the product did a better job than spraying lots of dry shampoo all over the hair. Waiting a few minutes between spraying and styling also yielded better results. It’s also really important to shake the bottle well before spraying and will make a big difference in the results.

 

At the end the Batiste ranked the highest but the Suave brand was a really close second. Dry shampoo is now been upgraded at our salon to a product we can’t live without.