A Threadbare Multi – A Wig Hack

A Threadbare Multi – A Wig Hack

 

 

Earlier this week a customer came in with a friend’s wig. It was many years old and had a threadbare crown.  While she couldn’t wear the wig she didn’t want it to be thrown away either. Her friend brought the wig to us to brainstorm on what we could do.

 

This is what the wig looked like:

 

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For under ten dollars and under ten minutes this was the result!

 

 

 

 

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Here’s what we did:

We used a hair color spray, meant to temporarily retouch graying hair, and colored the big empty section that was missing hair.  Then we used brown eye liner and brushed it gently in select spots that were partially missing hair.

Next we moved the part over the slightest amount from left to right. That’s all we did, and now she has use of a wig that was previously unable to be worn.

 

We added this trick to our list of favorite hacks. What are some of your favorite wig hacks? Is there a wig issue you are experiencing that you wish you had an easy fix? Let us know and we will try and come up with a simple, cost effective solution.

 

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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Preparing Your Wig For Fall Weather

Preparing your wig for the Fall weather

 

 

 

 

Fall is finally here and the weather is changing. It’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 don’t worry- it’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.

 

 

 

Avoiding Tangles

 

 

Wearing a scarf or a hood are simple fixes for both these concerns. If you don’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 don’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.

 

 

 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
We’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.

 

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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.

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.

 

 

 

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A NEW BRAID TREND – THE PIPE BRAID

Pipe Braids

 

 

 

If you read this blog you’ll know that I’ll never get tired of braids. I love braided styles, for all different occasions, on all lengths of hair, and all seasons.

 

 

Now that warm weather is finally here and it’s outdoor-music-festival season, braided hairstyles will be a centerpiece and focus style which will last as long as the weather is warm. Braided hair is the perfect  solution of a of a polished or  statement look, that allows the hair pulled back and away for warm weather activities like, enjoying outdoor music, walks on the beach , or an evening out.  This style can be a lifesaver during those humid hot days.

 

 

 

Lately a new style braid has been exploding all over social media.  It’s called the pipe braid;  a hybrid of the infinity braid, the French braid and the twist, created by Nikki Welch (who also created the “S wave”).  Reminiscent of the friendship bracelets you made in overnight camp this braid uses a similar technique.

 

 

 

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An interesting fact- Welch used sailor knots and other similar tying methods for inspiration, trying to achieve the durability that “tight-to-the-scalp” braids offer. It took her months to figure out the perfect wrapping technique, but she got it.

 

 

This braided style will take practice. Here’s a step by step guide on how to get your pipe braiding technique up to par from the expert herself.  Try this style half up, in a loose version or anything else you can think of.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prism Hair – Would you try it?

 

 

      Prism Hair – Would you try it? 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve seen dramatic color more frequently in the last year or so. Purple, blue, and green hair which was once reserved for rock stars and such suddenly found its place within the fashionable and chic. It’s a look that wig wearers aren’t quickly adopting, although if you like the look, a wig is a great asset to the trend as it’s a style you get tired of quickly. That’s the beauty of a wig; you can change your hair as much as you want.

 

 

 

We understand the hesitation, especially for those who like to maintain the same consistent style. However, if you feel like you’re missing out on the fun, there’s a fun new trend emerging that allows you to experience this colored hair while still maintaining a professional look.

 

 

 

This trend called “prism hair” is exactly as it sounds. It takes “unicorn hair” and makes it clean and minimalistic. Prism hair is barely noticeable; it’s a little spot of color with the faintest amount of rainbow, as if a light is shining on the hair. It’s blink or you miss it, was it or wasn’t it? The hair will move and it won’t be sure if you imagined the sheen of color or not.

 

 

 

What do you think? Would you try this fun trend? Is it too daring? If you try this color trend or any others please send us the photos! We love seeing our Freeda family having fun with their wigs.

 

 

 

 

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Spring Trends 2018 – A Bang We Love!

Spring Trends 2018 – A Bang We Love!

 

 

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Bangs are always popular when wearing wigs. At Freeda wigs, we are excited for the latest bang trends that are becoming the next big thing. As the weather turns warmer the trend is bands that are choppier and shorter – somewhat undone and bold.

 

 

 

Top stylists in L.A. and New York City who cater to A-listers agree; everyone is getting bangs and mid-length hair is more popular than ever. Accessories are a new trend as well, see our blog reveal of our favorite accessories for your hair.

 

 

 

So, bangs are going to be huge next year, and the best thing about it is how much variation of these bangs we are seeing. The one single noteworthy bang is called the “curtain fringe”.  This Brigitte Bardot style is a classic; Pintrest even reports that searches for “curtain fringe” have surge 600%! That clearly indicates the popularity of this style. This long, tapered, soft side-swept bang look works for every texture and length hair.

 

 

 

Piecey and full of texture these will be easy to style, and super versatile. Try them swept to the side or brush them down the middle. These bangs have lots of movement as well, which will make the wig look even more natural.

 

 

 

What we also love is how low- maintenance this fringe is – if you don’t have time to style them they can easily be pinned out of the way. Movement and texture, easy to style, and natural looking; what’s not to love?

 

 

 

Our Huge Maya Sale – Buy One Get One Free!

Our Huge Maya Sale – Buy One Get One Free!

 

 

 

All year long we get calls about our next big sale.  Well, it’s finally here!

 

 

 

Ongoing is our Maya sale- buy one and get one free. Yes, all purchases of our very popular Maya wig, part of our Collection, come with a free wig!  The Maya is great for those who like volume and height.  It’s a shoulder length, layered wig that compliments all face shapes.  It is so versatile and can be styled in so many ways.  You can read all about our Maya wig here.

 

 

 

Just add two wigs to your cart, add the code DOUBLEMAYA, and dream about how beautiful you will look in your new Maya wigs.

 

 

 

Shop the Maya sale here.

 

 

 

Sale ends on Wednesday 03/14/18

 

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