Breaking Down the Cap Construction

Breaking Down the Cap Construction


Freeda Wigs, known for their excellent workmanship continues to fine tune the crafting of our wigs. Often it’s hard to know if one is wearing a wig or not.  How do all these parts come together? Here is the breakdown of the different parts of the cap that make up the wig.



The Base


The wig cap or base is the material the hair is attached to. Freeda’s caps are durable and made to last. We create our wigs to be worn for many hours a day.  The most common cap we make is a closed cap. Closed caps are made out of soft and comfortable, yet resilient material. It has stretch for optimum snugness and comfort. The closed material prevents the hair from coming inside the cap.




Wefts are the rows of hair sewn on the cap. Our wefts are expertly placed so that the hair falls just as it was growing from your scalp. We also ensure that when the wind blows no bald spots will show. As you move the wig will move with you.




Adjustable Elastics


Two adjustable elastic tabs are located under the ears toward the nape. These are good for when you want a snugger fit or as the size fluctuates such as when you cut your hair or as it grows.



Ear Tabs


The ear tabs are small slightly oval shaped tabs that rest in front of the ear. Many choose to remove the ear tabs and the wig can be worn just fine without them


The Crown


Our crown boasts a multi-directional top, with a natural looking skin part. You can part your wig in any direction just like you would your own hair.



Will insurance pay for my wig?

Will insurance pay for my wig?



Recently a customer came in to buy a wig. Alopecia had caused her hair to thin to a point where she wasn’t comfortable anymore.  As she was leaving I mentioned that she should find out if her insurance might contribute toward the cost of the wig. She called me today, ecstatic, to let me know that her insurance pays for 80% of the cost of the wig!




If you ask your insurance company if they cover the cost of wigs the answer will likely be no.  However, if you asked about cranial prostheses the answer can be positive. A wig is considered cranial prostheses.




How it’s done?

You’ll need a prescription with the diagnoses code from your doctor.  After you’ve chosen your wig you receive a receipt for a cranial prosthesis to submit with your insurance claim. It’s as simple as that. You may be surprised at how much of the cost is covered.


If you’ve purchased a wig from Freeda and believe your insurance will cover it, you can email [email protected] and request a cranial prosthesis receipt.







Can I Sleep in My Wig?

Can I Sleep in My Wig?




While you may want to sleep in your wig, it’s not always the best idea. Sleeping in your wig will considerably reduce the lifespan of your wig. As you sleep the wig brushes against the pillow and will cause friction. This friction can cause split ends, matting and tangling of the hair. You’ll also need to style and wash the wig more often which will cause more wear and tear on the wig.


It’s understandable to want to wear your beautiful wig at night. If you still want to sleep in your wig these tips will help reduce the damage that sleeping in your wig will cause.




Your Pillow



Use a pillow with a silk or silk like pillow case. This will help the hair glide and cause less friction with the hair against the pillow. This will reduce matting, tangling and other friction related issues.




Prep Your Wig


Before you go to sleep in your wig you should prepare it. A long wig should be braided or put in a ponytail to reduce friction. A short wig will be less of an issue but if you can clip it or hold it in place with bobby pins it will be better for your wig.



The Next Day


When you wake up you’ll want to gently remove all knots by brushing the wig carefully. Never leave the knots and sleep in the wig, it’ll cause further damage and the knots will be very difficult to remove.




A Second Wig


If you are sleeping in your wig you may also want to swim and exercise in your wig. We recommend getting a second wig that you designate for such activities. You won’t need to worry about the wig not looking right in the morning. Even if you just alternate sleeping in the two wigs you’ll do less damage than if you wear just one.









Change Your Hairstyle in Less Than 30 Seconds!

Change Your Hairstyle in Less Than 30 Seconds!







It seems impossible or only for the extremely talented but it’s true. There’s no taking your wig to a stylist – you can also do this switch yourself in less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee.




Be it the changing season or just because you feel like it, we sometimes feel like our wigs must have a change. Before you do anything drastic to your wig like bold highlights, cutting off length or a blunt bang try these instant changes to upgrade your style.




This quick new looks don’t involve scissors or bleach and you’ll have everything you need laying around the house.




So what are we suggesting? Something as simple as switching up your part can change your look a whole lot more than you think. With the Freeda wigs that boast multi-directional parts you can rock a middle, off center or deep left or right part. It’s super simple too; spray the part and surrounding hair, comb the hair over to the new desired part. Blast the area with a little heat from a blow drier and boom! A new look in under a minute.



The next tip is even simpler and takes even less time and no tools at all.  How about trying the behind the ear hair-tuck. How simple is that? Tucking the hair behind your ear will open the features, you can add a bold earring to give your look every more change. This is so simple, easy to do and really transforms your look. If you feel that the ear piece on the wig looks too naked or stark you can add soft wavy baby hair to the wig’s ear tab. We do this service in our Freeda showroom in under an hour!




If you’re already showing those ears in a behind-the-ear style, try styling your wig loosely around the face. Add a loose beachy wave or leave it as is. How about that? New look with no tools and easy as pie!











Call the Freeda Alterations center at 718-771-2000 if you’d like to add baby hair to your wig or to visit our Freeda showroom.