Making your set last is the holy grail of wig wearer. Itâ€™s really quite simple, as your wig doesnâ€™t require lots of washing often. If you take care of your wig and store it on a wig head when you arenâ€™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 youâ€™ll be happy with how long the volume lasts.
Â 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.
Â 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
Â 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 youâ€™ll want to run your fingers through it. Donâ€™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.
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 youâ€™re not sure if there is a solution.Â Luckily there are a few solutions to try if you are feeling discomfort.
The cap can be softened through washing.Â You can use fabric softener on the cap to soften to cap quickly. Often this is all youâ€™ll need to do to make the wig comfortable.
Try a wig cap under the wig, sometimes itâ€™s the loose hair that causes the discomfort, and containing it will fix the issue.
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.
Â Try washing your wig with a different shampoo and avoid any hair products youâ€™ve used on your wig. Sometimes itâ€™s the products you are feeling sensitivity to.
Thereâ€™s always a resolution to get your wig feeling comfortable. Please call our office if youâ€™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.
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 youâ€™re a combination size or a different size completely?
There are solutions for sizing concerns.
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.
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.
Adjustable elastic tabs are sewn into every wig, for minor adjustments you simply tighten or loosen the elastics for the correct fit.
If youâ€™ve ordered from our website and donâ€™t live locally, simply send us your wig with your measurements and we will craft your wig to its perfect fit.Â 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.
Our Linda wig is a short â€śpixieâ€ť wig.Â 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 donâ€™t look natural because they stand away from the neck; a dead giveaway that youâ€™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.
Itâ€™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.Â If you feel like something just isnâ€™t right you might want to see if our tips below help you get your wig looking in tip top shape.
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.Â Â The perfect fit is when the temples, ear tabs and nape of the wig all sit in the right spots. Even a ÂĽ inch off can make a difference. If the wig doesnâ€™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 doesnâ€™t just contact us; itâ€™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 youâ€™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, donâ€™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.
It can be pretty aggravating when you submit a claim for reimbursement for your medically necessary wig just to find theyâ€™ve denied your claim.
Their decision may not be final and you have a right to appeal. These are the steps you should take if you find yourself in that situation. Medically necessary wigs should be reimbursed!
Educate yourself with your insurances coverage policy. Read the contract and be familiar with it.
Understand the wording that might make your wig qualify or not qualify. A claim for a wig likely wonâ€™t qualify, a cranial prosthesis likely will. Perhaps there is other terminology (some use the term prosthesis device or other wording) that you should or shouldnâ€™t use. Read the contract carefully and thoroughly.
Send your original claim to the Medical Review Board and ask that they review the decision.
Educate yourself on the medical codes and diagnosis codes; ask your doctors for help with this to ensure the correct codes were used. Â Be certain that your doctor included very specific details of the medical condition that has caused your hair loss.
Find out the name of the head of the Claimâ€™s Department, send your appeal directly to them and request a response.
Include a personal note on why the cranial prosthesis is necessary. Include before and after photos to show the wig is not for cosmetic purposes. Talk about how the hair loss has affected you, whether it is social, financial, or emotional reasons.
Keep copies of all documents, receipts, and such. Keep a record of any calls youâ€™ve made, who you spoke to and the basics of the conversation.
If the appeal is denied your other option would be to look into financial assistance. There are organizations that help the uninsured, underinsured and those with financial difficulty. The National Alopecia Areata Foundation the American Cancer Society or your countyâ€™s Department of Social Services may offer financial assistance.
Last, your medically necessary wig will qualify as a tax deduction. Contact us at Freeda Wigs to obtain any necessary documents or assistance you might need. We have been helping women feel beautiful for over 50 years and make it our mission to do what we can so that everyone, no matter their circumstances, should feel beautiful in their Freeda wig.
How to File an Insurance Claim for Your Freeda Wig
Weâ€™ve discussed how it may be likely that your insurance might pay for or contribute towards the price of your medically necessary wig. Â Women and men who qualify for a wig, due to cancer or alopecia, often are surprised at the amount their insurance will cover.
In this blog we discuss how an insurance company may deny a claim for a wig reimbursement but the very same claim submitted for a cranial prosthesis is accepted, as is it considered medically essential. Â We urge everyone to submit a claim to their insurance, even if you think it wonâ€™t be accepted, as the pressure on the insurance companies can perhaps help those in the future who need medical wigs.
Hereâ€™s a check list of the steps you should do when submitting receipts for insurance.
Get the prescription from your doctor for a cranial prosthesis along with a diagnosis code.
Use the procedure coding (usually A9282, S8095 or 99199)
Add the providers NPI number to the claim. The NPI number will be a 10 digit number that identifies your health care provider
Submit your receipt for your cranial prosthesis from the establishment where you purchased your wig. It is a special receipt that wonâ€™t include the word wig and will have our tax ID number on it
Have your doctor sign the insurance claim
If youâ€™ve purchased your wig through Freeda we can coach you through this process. We will provide you with the documents you need. If youâ€™ve just read this and decided now to submit an insurance claim we can email you all necessary documents.
Call us or email us for any assistance you might need to for your insurance.Â At Freedaâ€™s we know how important it is for people going through hair loss to look and feel beautiful. We are dedicated to do what we can do help individuals get the beautiful wig they deserve.
While some love the instant volume and fullness that a wig offers, others feel more comfortable with a thinner wig especially when their hair wasnâ€™t very full to begin with.
You may dismiss a wig solely because the wig feels and looks too thick, but if you love everything about it, thereâ€™s an easy fix to get that wig perfect for you.
Thinning out a wig wonâ€™t damage your wig, the hair or the life span of your wig. While a hair dresser might scissor thin a wig to remove some of the bulk, it often leaves behind little short hairs that spike up on the crown needing lots of attention to stay flat.
If youâ€™d like to thin out a wig the process is very simple. All you need to do is ponytail the areas that are too thick for you. Our stylists will gently remove individual hairs in a systematic pattern leaving behind no bald spots or short spiky hairs. We also will send back any wefts we remove so you can have them in case you ever want to add the hair back.
Send your wig to our full service alterations department for thinning and stay tuned for blogs about other services we offer that will enhance your wig so you can love it even more than you already do.
So youâ€™ve found the wig of your dreams and like any new relationship, you are getting to know each other.Â You love the luscious hair, the skin like part, everything- then, after a few hours of wear you feel some tangling at the nape of the wig. Why is your high end wig tangling and what can you do about it?
It would seem that one of the reasons to invest in a high end wig is that there would be no knotting, but in fact the opposite is true. A good quality wig is more likely to experience some knotting (only at the nape). With a few tricks and a little know-how youâ€™ll have it all under control.
First, letâ€™s address the why. Why does a wig tangle?
Â The scalp produces natural oils that keep hair from drying out and getting tangled, which explains why your wig knots and your hair may not. Another reason the wig will tangle wig is because a Freeda Wig is made of 100% Virgin European hair, which will have cuticles. Activity with the cuticles, humidity, and body heat can cause slight knotting. With care the cuticles lie flat and in the proper direction.
Â Any activity that causes the cuticles to ruffle will increase the chance that the wig could tangle. Lots of friction from body heat, sweaters, collars, and scarves occur in the area of the neck, youâ€™ll find that the nape area is where tangles most commonly occur.
Where do we start?
Step one would be a proper shampoo and conditioning on the hair. On oneâ€™s hair a scrubbing motion might be used but a wig needs different care, which is why we recommend that the wig be maintained by a professional if possible. Shampooing and conditioning on a wig should be more like a gentle combing through the hair followed by a gentle rinse.Â Glide a comb or your fingers down the hair gently; this will cause the cuticles to be smooth preventing excess knotting. Youâ€™ll also want to use a quality shampoo and conditioner.
When the wig is damp youâ€™ll want to do a complete comb through the hair to assure that the wig dries with no knots. At the end of the day youâ€™ll want to remove all knots and tangles before you store the wig.
When using a blow dryer point it downward to smooth the cuticles in one direction. With time the cuticles eventually start to fit together and the knotting at the nape will subside. You can flat iron the nape to smooth the cuticles further.
Do you have any tricks to help reduce tangling or knotting in your wig? Reach out and share them with us, we love to hear from you.