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.

 

Human Haired Wigs vs. Synthetic

Human Haired Wigs vs. Synthetic

Buying a wig has you making lots of checks and balances when doing your research. It’s a big decision to

make and the price will likely be part of that decision. If price is a concern often one might consider
buying a synthetic wig verses investing in a human hair wig. Investing is the key word here. While the
synthetic wig is less likely to break the bank a human hair wig is an investment.

 

At Freeda we are proud of the human haired wigs we sell, all of them made with 100% virgin European

hair. It’s the top grade hair available which will make your wig an investment verses a purchase. We’ve
made a list of the pros and cons to show you why a human hair wig is the best choice for you.

 

 

Hair Acts Like Hair
Well, of course it does! It seems like an obvious statement but once you’ve tried a synthetic wig you’ll
know that hair on a synthetic wig doesn’t “act” like hair. That natural flow and swing of hair doesn’t
exist in a synthetic wig. The styles will generally be stiff. When your hair knots, while annoying, there is
a simple solution. If a synthetic wig knots it’s a real problem that can be tough or impossible to fix.

 

 

 

Quality and Workmanship
The quality of human hair verses synthetic hair is a no brainer, but what about the quality and
workmanship of the cap? Our wigs are created for people who will wear them long term and for many
hours a day. The caps, materials used, thread, size of needles and so many other factors are considered
to make an extremely durable cap that will last a long time. A synthetic wig is not made to last, its
lifespan will be short.

 

 

Treat Your Hair Just Like Hair
Again, seems like a no brainer, which it is- until you want to treat your synthetic wig like hair. A human
hair can be washed just like hair, with shampoo and conditioner. Any product, serum, spray or cream
that you’d use on hair can be used on your human haired wig. The care on your synthetic wig will not be
the same.

 

 

Some of the most fun you can have with your wig is styling it straight or wavy, or any way you’d like.
Using hair tools on synthetic wigs will burn and singe the wig. You even have to be careful when opening
a hot oven. The heat is often high enough to compromise the texture and feel of the synthetic hair.

 

 

Color

Coloring a wig can be a great way to have fun with your wig and customize your style. A wig with human hair can be highlighted and dyed just like hair. You can always highlight or lowlight the wig to give it little more pizzazz. A synthetic wig can’t be colored or dyed.

 

These are but a few of the benefits of a human hair wig. Customers of ours who’ve come to us after wearing synthetics just can’t believe just how much better the experience with a human hair wig is.

Come visit our showroom and see just how great a human hair wig can be.

 

 

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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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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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New Bang Trends for 2019

New Bang Trends for 2019

 

 

 

 

Many like to experiment with different styles of bangs when considering their wig style. Bangs are convenient for wig wearers; they give a natural looking hairline with minimal fuss. You don’t need to worry about a showing hairline or the hair or lack of hair under the wig.

 

 

 

When the New Year rolls around we have an urge to try new things; new hobbies and new looks. Bangs are always a quick fix for the need for change. The good thing about bangs is that there is no wrong season to try them, no wrong age to try them- bangs can be classic or trendy and you can always reshape bangs provided you haven’t cut them too short.

 

 

 

 

Long Sleek Side Swept Bangs

You can’t go wrong with this classic style. Good for wigs of all lengths, this style will be current for many years.

There are variations to try when you want some change. You can pin back the bangs with a bobby pin, style bangs with a middle part, or braid the bangs and secure them on the side or crown of the head.

 

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Thick Face Framing Bangs

Face framing bangs are classic. These bangs are flattering to anyone because you can customize the look to suit your face structure. These bangs can be cut to hit below the eyebrows or higher.

 

 

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The Bang Layer Hybrid

 

Not really a bang, the specific cut of this bang/layer hybrid gives the wig the benefits of a bang without the commitment. This look can be parted anywhere along the crown making this look very versatile.

 

 

 

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The Curtain Bang

The curtain bang is back for 2019. Gaining popularity, this bang can be cut to frame your face while emphasizing your eyes and cheekbones. This look can be cut longer to tuck back behind your ears to open up your features.

 

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A New Color Trend for Brunettes

A New Color Trend for Brunettes

 

 

 

 

 

It’s hard to imagine new ways to changed up dark colored hair when you don’t want to go too blonde or aren’t looking for a dramatic color change. Lots of people feel an urge to change their color when the new year starts and this trend is something that fits the bill. A new trend originating in Brazil is the answer to the problem. In Brazil the trend is called “morenas iluminadas” which translates into “illuminated brunette”.
How it’s done:

 

 

One inch strands are hand painted that are close in color to the hairs natural color.  There is no obvious color difference like you’ll typically see in ombre and balayage coloring. This color blends together with no line or big differentiations. However, some people like to add a root to their wig to simulate the growing out phase in hair that is colored.

 

 

 

If you’re looking for a way to change up your dark hair before 2019, these inspiration photos are for you. The greatest thing about this is that you can easily cover the color when you want your wig darker and easily lighten the hair if you want a more dramatic color change.

 

This style will work well with our Riva Short

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Try our Mimi for a similar style

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I Don’t Fit in the Standard Size Cap – What Can I Do?

I Don’t Fit in the Standard Size Cap –

What Can I Do?

 

 

 

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 you’re a combination size or a different size completely?

 

 

 

There are solutions for sizing concerns.

 

 

 

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Adjustable elastic tabs are sewn into every wig, for minor adjustments you simply tighten or loosen the elastics for the correct fit.

 

 

 

 

If you’ve ordered from our website and don’t live locally, simply send us your wig with your measurements and we will craft your wig to its perfect fit.  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.

 

 

 

See our fitting chart here.

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.

Advice for First Time Wig Wearers

Advice for First Time Wig Wearers

 

 

It’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.  If you feel like something just isn’t right you might want to see if our tips below help you get your wig looking in tip top shape.

 

 

 

 

The Fit

 

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.   The perfect fit is when the temples, ear tabs and nape of the wig all sit in the right spots. Even a ¼ inch off can make a difference. If the wig doesn’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 doesn’t just contact us; it’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 you’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, don’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.

 

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Appealing a Denied Insurance Claim

Appealing a Denied Insurance Claim

 

 

 

 

 

It can be pretty aggravating when you submit a claim for reimbursement for your medically necessary wig just to find they’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!

 

 

 

 

The Steps:

 

 

 

  • 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 won’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 shouldn’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.  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 Claim’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 you’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 county’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.