Hair Trends for Fall 2016

FALL TRENDS

Hair trends for fall seem to be of the drastic sort. Trends like ‘20s inspired hair, like the cheekbone length bob Louise Brooks wore, are going to be the sought after style this fall.

While Brooks look is precisely symmetrical- the 2016 version doesn’t have to be. Think short tousled imperfect hair that dries naturally. We love the following styles that would be a perfect match with our Dorothy wig.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Baby Bangs

Baby bangs are the micro short bangs that are snipped higher than eyebrow level. While many think of this daring style as an absolute never; (think Beyonce and the mayhem her baby bangs caused) there are those that pull off this statement making fringe.

 

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Adding bangs immediately updates a hairstyle. Like any trend or style there is a right way and wrong way to do it. We’ve seen clients with chic looking baby bangs. It’s a good look for those who like bangs but dislike any hair in their face or in their point of vision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lob

Every time I see a beautiful lob, my heart skips a beat. The lob will always be one of my favorite cuts; its classic, it’s trendy, it works in summer, it works in winter, it’s appropriate for all ages, it’s an all around perfect style. This style flatters all shape faces and textured. I couldn’t sing its praises enough; I just love the look of a long bob.

 

 

 

 

The lob will be back as a trend this fall. While the lobs of days passed were the messy bed-head variety, or styled with beachy waves, the lobs this fall will be more polished and sophisticated. To make your lob a classic have it cut with long layers and blunt ends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Which fall style is your favorite?

Storing your wig

Storing your wig

Learning how to store your wig properly is an essential part of successful wig wearing. While it may seem like an afterthought, storing your wig properly will ensure that your wig maintains its shape properly throughout its lifespan.

The simplest way to store the wig when not in use is on a wig head. There are various types of wig heads, however using a wig head made of fabric or Styrofoam allows for pins to clip the wig on securely. We recommend t-pins and remind you never pin directly on the multi-directional crown. Pin the wig on the side of the crown and on the ears for a secure hold. See picture below.

 

The wig head can sit on your dresser or in your closet. Simply put the wig on the head when not in use, or when the wig is damp and drying.

 

You can purchase a Styrofoam wig head here.

 

 

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While transporting your wig

 

While transporting your wig from the salon or anywhere that take your wig from one place to the next, it’s a good idea to have a proper way of carrying your wig from one place to another.

 

 

 

 

One option would be to purchase a wig box. The wig box holds the wig head inside a tall rectangular shaped carrier; the wig gets pinned on the removable wig head.

 

 

 

 

 

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To transport your wig without purchasing a wig box, simply take your foam head (with the wig properly secured) and place it into a large bag. Pin the sides of the bag onto the head so that the wig will not jostle while in motion.

 

 

 

 

 

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In the car you can take the wig out of the bag and place it on the floor. Use T-pins and secure the base of the wig head to the flooring of the car. You can also hang the bag from a hook

 

 

 

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If a wig head isn’t available to you, you can wrap the wig by following these simple instructions.

 

 

 

 

  • First stuff the inside of the cap with paper then lay the wig on a long sheet of tissue paper

 

 

 

 

 

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  • fold the top portion of the tissue paper over the wigs bangs

 

 

 

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  •  fold the two sides of the paper so that they meet in the middle

 

 

 

 

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  • slowly wrap the wig loosely by folding it over gently

 

 

 

 

 

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  • When you get to the end of the paper fold the two corners to make a point

 

 

 

 

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  • Last, secure the paper with tape and place into a shoebox or bag that will keep the wig snug but not too loose or too tight

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This method of wrapping the wig works beautifully. After unwrapping the paper your wig will maintain its style. Give the wig a shake or two and your wig will be ready for wear.

 

 

 

 

Transporting your wig while traveling

 

Using the methods above are good transport options when traveling to a destination.

It’s a good idea to pack a travel wig head for use upon arrival. Traveling wig heads take up very little luggage space and the 3 piece system can be assembled very easily.

Many people make the mistake of using a lamp to rest their wig; a big no no! A wig resting on a lamp can catch fire and be ruined. Other options, like the bed post can cause accidents like the wig falling on the bed and getting lost within the linen: after housekeeping comes to replace bedding this can be a disaster.

Many stories of lost or damaged wig occur while traveling. Having a safe place for your wig will help eliminate any issues that can occur.

 

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You can purchase a traveling wig head here.

Solutions to common wig issues

Solutions to common wig issues

 

 

Today we will talk about the common wig problems that often seem like a big deal but often have simple but effective solutions.

 

Problem: My wig gets frizzy in the humid weather

Solution: Use a product with silicon in it, biosilk works well. An extra deep conditioning treatment during humid seasons is a good idea.

 

 

 

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Problem: My wig keeps riding up in the back

 

Solution: Try adding a long comb to the nape of the wig. Alternately the wig may be too small and could be too small and may need a fitting.

 

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Problem: My wig feels too loose and doesn’t feel secure on my head

Solution: If your measurements hover between sizes the wig may feel too loose.  With wear your cap may have stretched out. Replacing the adjustable elastics may fix this problem.  The fit can get adjusted if needed.

 

 

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The bangs on my wig keep falling into my eyes

A few solutions might help with this issue.

  • You can try training the hair by pinning it back when the wig isn’t being worn.
  • Thinning out the area can help if there is too much weight pulling the hair forward.
  • Adding baby hair that is courser can help give lift to hair falling forward.

 

 

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The hair at the nape of my neck knots up

Knotting at the nape of the neck is normal and expected in a good quality wig. Since the hair has its cuticles intact any rubbing, friction, or heat can cause knotting to occur. In the winter the sweaters and turtlenecks can aggravate the knotting.

Gently brush the knots out after every wear and apply a serum to the problematic areas. You can go over the area with a flat iron to help seal the cuticles. Most people find that the knotting diminishes after a few wears.

 

 

 

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During the winter months my wig has static right after it’s washed 

Clean hair is more prone to static so often hair spray or a serum will do the trick. Place a dryer sheet on top the wig overnight for a static-free wig the next day.

 

 

 

Styling Q & A

Styling Q & A

 

Freeda Wigs recommends getting your wig washed, styled and maintained by a professional. There isn’t a substitute for all the training and skill a stylist has mastered. For those who don’t have that option these often asked questions might help you with your wig maintenance.

 

 

What shampoo and conditioner do recommend for washing the wigs?

Tressemé shampoo and conditioner is available in most drugstores and is a wonderful and inexpensive option.

We also like HSI Professional Smoothing Shampoo with Argan Oil as well as the conditioner. These shampoos and conditioners smell great, are sulfate free, and will leave the hair feeling soft and shiny.

 

 

 

How often should I wash my wig?

 

Washing the wig as infrequently as possible will help the wig last as long as possible. The standard answer is usually every 10-12 weeks, but everybody wears their wig differently so their needs will vary.

Washing, drying and styling the hair will add the most wear and tear on the wig. Wigs washed less often can last for years.

 

 

 

Can my wigs be colored?

Yes, virgin European hair colors beautifully. Highlights and unique color is one of the best ways to make the wig feel like “you”. We recommend testing a sample on the underside of the wig.

Advice your colorist to be careful with any conditioners used after the coloring. The conditioners used with dye are generally very strong. If any conditioner remains on the wig, it can cause the hair to slip inside the multi directional crown and create a pillow.

 

 

 

Can I use tools on my wig such as flat irons, blow-dryers, and curling irons?

 

Yes, since Freeda uses virgin European hair your wig can be styled with any tool you’d use on your own hair. Always spray the hair with a heat protector and use the tools carefully. Use the lowest settings whenever possible.

 

 

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How many wigs do you recommend that each person has?

At Freeda we recommend purchasing at least two wigs. Your wig might need to be washed or repaired; relying on just one wig can cause stressful situations.

Further, alternating between wigs and giving them a “rest” between days will allow all the wigs to last longer.

 

 

 

 

Can I swim, do physical activity or sleep in my Freeda Wig?

You can. Sleeping, swimming and other activities will reduce the lifespan of your wig. Purchasing a tape fall or hat fall and designating it for activities with water involved is a good idea. You can comfortably sleep in your Freeda Wig. If you move around a lot at night it’s a good idea to purchase a pony wig or other wig that you can pull back or wear in a braid. You may want to keep this designated as your “bedtime wig”.

 

 

 

 

How should I store my wig?

It’s important to always store your wig on a wig head. Storing the wig on a wig head will help the wig hold its shape, and will prevent disasters (like our customer who burned a hole through her wig after storing it on a lamp).

When you store the wig never place the pins in the multi-directional, it causes tiny holes to form which weakens the material.

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy your new wig! Don’t be scared to experiment and have fun with it.