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Fall is finally here and the weather is changing. Itâ€™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 donâ€™t worry- itâ€™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.
Wearing a scarf or a hood are simple fixes for both these concerns. If you donâ€™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 donâ€™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.
Â 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
Weâ€™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.
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.
All the time customers ask us how long their wig will last. At the same time we have customers who come in with wigs that are 10 years old or older for routine maintenance.Â The care of your wig will determine its shelf life; here are some dos and donâ€™ts to assist a long lasting wig that youâ€™ll be happy to wear.
Follow this advice and you will enjoy your 100% Virgin European Wig for many years to come.
Questions about maintaining your wig? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our customer C.M., who suffers from androgenic alopecia, is a guest blogger sharing her experience about her first wig.
Recently a customer came in to buy a wig. Alopecia had caused her hair to thin to a point where she wasnâ€™t comfortable anymore.Â 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.Â However, if you asked about cranial prostheses the answer can be positive. A wig is considered cranial prostheses.
How itâ€™s done?
Youâ€™ll need a prescription with the diagnoses code from your doctor.Â After youâ€™ve chosen your wig you receive a receipt for a cranial prosthesis to submit with your insurance claim. Itâ€™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@example.com and request a cranial prosthesis receipt.
While you may want to sleep in your wig, itâ€™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. Youâ€™ll also need to style and wash the wig more often which will cause more wear and tear on the wig.
Itâ€™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.
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.
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.
When you wake up youâ€™ll want to gently remove all knots by brushing the wig carefully. Never leave the knots and sleep in the wig, itâ€™ll cause further damage and the knots will be very difficult to remove.
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 wonâ€™t need to worry about the wig not looking right in the morning. Even if you just alternate sleeping in the two wigs youâ€™ll do less damage than if you wear just one.
When you start to shop around for a new wig the idea can be somewhat intimidating. We gathered information from first time wig wearers who experienced hair loss. We asked them for their best tips or advice for first time shoppers to help make this adventure more comfortable.
Here is what they said:
I came with a friend who had worn a wig before, there were things I wouldnâ€™t have known to ask about and her guidance was helpful.
I liked that Freeda was able to make little customizations for me.Â I thought that the wigs hairline was a little unnatural looking and that Iâ€™d need to make do but the baby hair you added changed everything for me. No one at work even knows I wear a wig.
The Freeda Band was a life saver. The wig cap was so itchy once I lost my hair that I wearing it mostly when I went out, the band allowed me to wear it for long periods of time.
Your stylist made me feel comfortable; all the little things she suggested made the wig perfect for me. My hair is growing back but I find myself wearing the wig anyways, itâ€™s so much nicer than my hair.
(Note:Â Our stylist cut in layers that framed the face, added a root, and thinned out the crown of the hair.)
Buying a second wig took away a lot of anxiety for me. I stopped worrying what would happen if for some reason I couldnâ€™t wear my â€śhairâ€ť.
Buying a high quality human hair wig made me feel like I had hair on my head. My first wig was made with processed hair and it never looked the same once I left the salon.
Other online companies I researched had no return policies or really short time frames for return plus a restocking fee. This was my first wig, how would I know what color or size I needed? Your flexible return policy allowed me to order a few wigs and choose my favorite (I ended up keeping two!), I was also able to show them to the women who cut my hair and get her opinion.
We hope these tips help you in your search for your new wig. We invite you to offer support to others who suffer from hair loss by sharing what made your wig purchase less frightening. Â Stay tuned for our next post of helpful advice.
Our customer who loves her first wig even more than her hair!
She wears an Atara in color 4 with added highlights.