The Riva Long

The Riva Long

 

Our Riva Long is a long wig that measures 16-18 inches long. Typically it will sit about 3-4 inches below the shoulder.  It has straight hair with body that is perfect for straight sleek styles or for a style with beachy waves.  The body in the wig will hold the curls beautifully as well.

 

 

 

The Riva Long has slight layering at the bottom of the wig making it versatile for all different styles. It can be worn with or without bangs, with additional layering or without. The minimal layering allows the wig to be worn in an updo or ponytail.

 

 

 

 

The Riva Long boasts our multidirectional crown, perfectly crafted to give you the most natural looking, skin-like part and a natural looking hairline. You can view the Riva and all our styles at Freeda.com

 

 

 

Here are some of our favorite examples of how the Riva Long can be styled:

 

 

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6 Tips for Blow-drying Your Wig

6 Tips for Blow-drying Your Wig 

 

 

 

If you know a few tricks about blow drying your wig, the set will last longer and the hair will be smoother. Here are some tips to remember when styling your wig to achieve wig perfection.

 

 

 

–         Start with hair that is damp, and not very wet. For best results start blow drying the hair when it is about 65% dry.

 

–         To add lift to the roots use your hands to comb your roots upwards and blow-dry.

 

 

–         Use the largest round brush that you’re comfortable with, it will give the hair a smoother look.

 

–         Use a brush with nylon bristles or a traditional boar brush. This provides the most tension for the perfect pull.

 

–         Let your hair set. Allow the hair to cool down before moving on to the next section, it will give a longer lasting and smoother finish.

 

–          Use the nozzle. The nozzle concentrates the heat at the cuticle and gives the hair the smoothest finish.

 

 

 

See our earlier blog with tips of how to help the blowout last.

 

 

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Riva Short Blog

Riva Short Blog

 

 

 

The Riva Short has been part of the Freeda Collection for over 3 decades. We constantly make small changes as we craft our wigs to increase the lifespan of the wig and make it more durable.

 

 

 

Much like the Riva Long, the Riva Short is a very versatile wig. At about 14 inches long the Riva Short has mid-length hair that reaches below the shoulder.  It is a perfect wig for the classic, timeless “lob” longer bob styles. The Riva Short has straight hair with body that is perfect for straight sleek styles or for a style with beachy waves.  The hair is full of body and will hold the curls beautifully as well.

 

 

 

 

The Riva Short has slight layering at the bottom of the wig making it versatile for all different mid-length styles. It can be worn with or without bangs, with additional layering or without. The minimal layering allows the wig to be worn in an updo or ponytail. It can be worn off the face with the addition of baby hair to the hairline (a complimentary service on new purchases).

 

 

 

 

The Riva Short boasts our multidirectional crown, perfectly crafted to give you the most natural looking, skin-like part and a natural looking hairline. You can view the Riva and all our styles at Freeda.com.

 

 

 

Here are some of our favorite examples of how the Riva Short can be styled:

 

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Chemo, Hair Loss and the Cooling Cap

Chemo, Hair Loss and the Cooling Cap

 

 

Are cooling caps the solution to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy?

 

At Freeda we often have customers who come in to choose a wig after chemo, many of them expecting not to have needed a wig due to a cold cap used during treatment.

 

 

What is a Cold Cap?

 

A cold cap seemed to be the answer to one of the most feared side effects of treatment, hair loss. FDA approved since 2015, this device cools the scalp which prevents significant hair loss during chemotherapy treatment.  Much like a bathing cap the device is worn during chemo and for up to two hours after. Cooling the scalp slows down blood flow to the follicles during the chemotherapy, which limits delivery of chemotherapy to the scalp, reducing hair loss.

 

 

 

What is considered significant hair loss?

 

Studies show that those who use the cold have lost less than 50% of their hair. While this number is significant, the disappointment of that much hair loss can be devastating. Those assuming they wouldn’t need wigs, that the hair loss would be minimal, are finding this isn’t so.

 

While a cooling cap has its merit, the price tag, usually $3000 or so, is not typically covered by insurance.

 

Typical results will be loss of about 50% of hair. Majority of women will not experience prevention of complete hair loss. While the goal is to prevent the most visible effect of chemo, the amount of hair loss can be more devastating from one who was hopeful not to have any significant change.

 

 

 

To sum it up, a wig may be necessary even while using the cold cap. Knowing this will make the experience better while enjoying the benefits of the cold cap if you choose to use one.

 

Getting a wig is the best way to look and feel like yourself during treatment. Call us for outstanding care and assistance; we will hold hand during this process.

 

Call us today at 718-771-2000

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