6 Tips to Making Your Blowout Last

6 Tips to Making Your Blowout Last

 

 

 

Making your set last is the holy grail of wig wearer. It’s really quite simple, as your wig doesn’t require lots of washing often. If you take care of your wig and store it on a wig head when you aren’t wearing it the set can last a long time. We share some tips the will further help the set maintain itself.

 

 

 

Ask for extra volume

Don’t be scared to ask for additional volume for your set, the wig will settle and you’ll be happy with how long the volume lasts.

 

 

 

Avoid moisture

 Humidity and water is the biggest enemy of a set wig. Keep your wig away from shower steam, while opening a hot oven or any other activity that might affect the hair.

 

 

 

Dry shampoo

 We speak about dry shampoo a lot in our blogs and we are big fans. Use dry shampoo to absorb extra oils or odors, you should also use it to extend the time until you need a new wash and set

 

 

 

Avoid pony holders

 Don’t put your hair up in a ponytail if you want to keep the set lasting. A pony tail holder will flatten your set and will add a crease to the hair

 

 

 

Don’t touch your hair

Keep your hands off! A freshly set wig feels silky and you’ll want to run your fingers through it. Don’t do it. Leave your wig with the style set and don’t mess with it! Touching it too much will make your blow dry fall flat and will add additional oils to the hair.

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Sensitive Scalp and Your Wig

Sensitive Scalp and Your Wig

 

What does one do if they have a sensitive scalp and find they experience discomfort while wearing their wig?

 

 

 

The experience of wearing an uncomfortable wig can be disheartening especially when you’re not sure if there is a solution.  Luckily there are a few solutions to try if you are feeling discomfort.

 

 

 

 

  1. The cap can be softened through washing.  You can use fabric softener on the cap to soften to cap quickly. Often this is all you’ll need to do to make the wig comfortable.
  2. Try a wig cap under the wig, sometimes it’s the loose hair that causes the discomfort, and containing it will fix the issue.
  3. A lining can be added to your wig. Freeda offers a silk-like lining or velvet lining that offers comfort when you are experiencing sensitivity.
  4.  Try washing your wig with a different shampoo and avoid any hair products you’ve used on your wig. Sometimes it’s the products you are feeling sensitivity to.

 

 

 

There’s always a resolution to get your wig feeling comfortable. Please call our office if you’re feeling any discomfort or have any other issues with your wig. Our staff will help you find a solution that works so you can wear your beautiful Freeda wig comfortably.

 

 

 

I Don’t Fit in the Standard Size Cap – What Can I Do?

I Don’t Fit in the Standard Size Cap –

What Can I Do?

 

 

 

The size and fit of your wig is a really important part of wearing a wig that looks natural. Our wigs are crafted in three sizes; small, medium and large, and generally fit majority of people. What happens if you’re a combination size or a different size completely?

 

 

 

There are solutions for sizing concerns.

 

 

 

 

  1. You might want to consider a custom made wig. Freeda can create a wig for you made with your exact measurements for a perfect fit.
  2. Freeda has a professional fit specialist on staff. If your wig needs to be taken out or made smaller we can get your wig to a perfect fit.
  3. Adjustable elastic tabs are sewn into every wig, for minor adjustments you simply tighten or loosen the elastics for the correct fit.

 

 

 

 

If you’ve ordered from our website and don’t live locally, simply send us your wig with your measurements and we will craft your wig to its perfect fit.  Freeda is proud of our excellent craftsmanship and will never remedy the size using pinch or tuck sewing methods. Your wig will be recreated with the perfect, individualized fit just for you.

 

 

 

See our fitting chart here.

Wig Hacks

Wig Hacks

 

 

Adding Volume to Your Wig -so easy anyone can do it!

 

 

 

Do you love extra height on the crown but don’t want to change the amount of hair the wig has?  Or maybe you want that pop of volume sometimes, like for a dressy occasion but you don’t want it to be your everyday look?

 

 

 

You’d be surprised at this little known trick we do that takes just a second but gives oomph and some va-va-voom to your wig. You don’t need to be a stylist; you don’t need a quick crash course at beauty school, you don’t need to have any hair added to your wig. Best of all, this is something anyone can do! And yet, one more thing that you won’t believe! This trick will cost you about a dollar!

 

 

 

What’s the trick? A shoulder pad!

 

 

Yes, for volume and height in the blink of an eye people will add a shoulder pad right under the crown of the head. No tools, no blow-drying, no rollers, just an easy fix for a new look you’ll love.

 

 

You can pin the shoulder pad into the crown but be careful not to pierce the multidirectional crown. (Those little holes cause the multi extra wear and tear that you’ll want to avoid.)

 

 

 

What a great wig hack! Stay tuned for other great hacks that will keep you loving your Freeda wig!

 

 

This dress updo with height on the crown can be created by simply adding a shoulder pad under your wig.  This look, created with our Riva long, can be viewed on our website at Freeda.com.

 

 

 

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What are the steps to take when purchasing a cranial prosthesis?

What are the steps to take when purchasing a cranial prosthesis?

 

When you are first faced with a medically necessary wig it can be overwhelming to figure out what steps to take care of first. Should you find a wig? Talk to your doctor? Should you contact the insurance company? What should you say? What should you ask?

 

 

 

These are the steps you should take when filing a claim:

 

 

 

 

Call your Insurance Provider

 

Step 1: The first step is to call your Insurance Provider. You will want to ask them about their requirements, what they will cover, and what specific terms they will need on the prescription. Likely they will need a prescription for a cranial prosthesis.

Find out if the wig needs to be purchased before the claim is made, if they are paying a set amount or a percentage of the wig.

Please see our post here all about the terminology of the cranial prosthesis and a little background.

 

 

 

 

See Your Physician  

 

Step 2: When you see your physician you will want to get a prescription for your wig. Be sure your doctor uses the terminology that your insurance requires.

 

 

 

Purchase your wig

 

 

Step 3: Make plans to find your wig. Ask for a medical receipt to submit to your insurance. The receipt should be a specific receipt for a cranial prosthesis. At Freeda we have a coach on staff who can guide you through the insurance claim process.

 

 

 

 

 

Submit Your Claim

 

 

 

Step 4: You will submit the claim to your insurance company. You will need a copy of

  • Your doctor’s prescription
  • Sales receipt for your wig
  • Completed insurance claim form

 

 

 

Keep copies of anything related to your wig and your insurance claim. You will need these copies if you need to resubmit your claim for any reason. You should also keep any correspondence you have with the insurance company.

 

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The Linda Wig

The Linda Wig

 

 

Our Linda wig is a short “pixie” wig.  It comes in a straight texture. The hair looks beautiful blown with lots of height and body, but also worn straight and sleek.

 

 

 

It has been part of the Freeda Collection for over 25 years, and is still a classic today. The Linda wig was crafted uniquely and with extra care. Other short wigs don’t look natural because they stand away from the neck; a dead giveaway that you’re wearing a wig. The Linda is the only short wig that hugs the neck perfectly without standing away from the neck.

 

 

The Linda has a multidirectional crown that allows for volume and height. As always our wigs are only made with 100% virgin European Hair allowing for the wig to be dyed and highlighted just likes hair. You can use any tools, blow-dryers and products that you would use on your own hair.

 

 

 

See our beautiful Linda wigs here.

 

 

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Preparing Your Wig For Fall Weather

Preparing your wig for the Fall weather

 

 

 

 

Fall is finally here and the weather is changing. It’s important to know how to take care of your wig in the different types of weather. When the weather is windy the hair on the wig blows and can ruin a fresh set or even cause the hair to tangle, but don’t worry- it’s simple to take care of.

 

 

 

Next, you may have concerns that your wig will fly off your head with a gust of wind. If your wig is well fitted and secured properly the odds of that occurring are small.

 

 

 

Avoiding Tangles

 

 

Wearing a scarf or a hood are simple fixes for both these concerns. If you don’t often wear coats with a hood a scarf can be folded up and take little space in your pocket or your purse.

 

 

A baseball cap with the hair tied back is also an option that will provide security and keep the hair protected from tangles. You don’t need to wear the baseball cap, simply tying the hair back will offer the hair protection. You can use a looser hair tie if you are concerned about the ponytail holder leaving marks or indents on the wig.

 

 

 Does the Wig Fit Well?

 

 

Be sure the wig fits you well, before you address the type of clips, combs or adhesives you might use to keep the wig secure. At Freeda we do customized fittings or we can add adjustable elastics to tighten or loosen the wig. This is especially helpful if you prefer a looser fit but want more security when outside in the wind.

 

 

Securing Your Wig
We’ve talked at length about the different methods for securing your wig. Clips and combs may be best for those with hair underneath the wig, those without might use wig glue or tape. We are big fans of the Freeda Band that provide security without any clips, combs, glue or tape.

 

There is a solution for all weather related concerns you may have. We welcome your questions and feedback and look forward to hearing from you.

 

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A half pony or bun is also a good option on less windy days. Our satisfied customer is wearing an Atara wig in this photo.

Advice for First Time Wig Wearers

Advice for First Time Wig Wearers

 

 

It’s hard to know how to know the ins and outs of wig wearing when you first get started. Lots of the knowledge comes from wearing the wig and figuring out the little tips and tricks as you go along.  If you feel like something just isn’t right you might want to see if our tips below help you get your wig looking in tip top shape.

 

 

 

 

The Fit

 

Does the wig fit properly from ear to ear?

Your wig might fit properly in the circumference and from forehead to nape, but the temple to temple fit is also important.   The perfect fit is when the temples, ear tabs and nape of the wig all sit in the right spots. Even a ¼ inch off can make a difference. If the wig doesn’t fit the way it should it can slide around, causing the hairline to sit in the wrong place. Make sure the wig fits well and sits in the right spot, if it doesn’t just contact us; it’s an easy fix with big results.

 

 

 

 

 

Securing the Wig

 

Next- if the fit is perfect but you are securing it incorrectly the hairline will be off. To get the wig in the right spot just grab the two ear tabs and make sure they are even before you secure the wig on your head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tying the Hair Underneath

 

When you wear the wig, the way you tie the hair underneath will make a lot of difference on how natural the wig looks. A ponytail or bun in the wrong place adds a bump to the shape of the wig. Depending on how much hair you have you’ll need to experiment on what works best. Some like to make a low braid or pony and use a flat clip to secure the hair around the side of the head. Some make a flat bun at the nape of the neck. Some like to have an opening at the nape of the neck and pull the hair through the bottom of the wig.

 

 

 

 

 

Last, don’t be afraid to come visit us at Freeda Wigs if you need a little assistance when you first purchase your wig or anytime at all. We always love to hear from you.

 

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