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.

 

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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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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6 Tips to Making Your Blowout Last

6 Tips to Making Your Blowout Last

 

 

 

Making your set last is the holy grail of wig wearer. It’s really quite simple, as your wig doesn’t require lots of washing often. If you take care of your wig and store it on a wig head when you aren’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 you’ll be happy with how long the volume lasts.

 

 

 

Avoid moisture

 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.

 

 

 

Dry shampoo

 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

 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 you’ll want to run your fingers through it. Don’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.

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Sensitive Scalp and Your Wig

Sensitive Scalp and Your Wig

 

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 you’re not sure if there is a solution.  Luckily there are a few solutions to try if you are feeling discomfort.

 

 

 

 

  1. The cap can be softened through washing.  You can use fabric softener on the cap to soften to cap quickly. Often this is all you’ll need to do to make the wig comfortable.
  2. Try a wig cap under the wig, sometimes it’s the loose hair that causes the discomfort, and containing it will fix the issue.
  3. 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.
  4.  Try washing your wig with a different shampoo and avoid any hair products you’ve used on your wig. Sometimes it’s the products you are feeling sensitivity to.

 

 

 

There’s always a resolution to get your wig feeling comfortable. Please call our office if you’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.

 

 

 

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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Wig Hacks – Do it yourself roots!

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Wig Hacks

Do it yourself roots!

 

 

You’ve been wearing your wig and you love it. You hear about rooting your wig or adding roots and are interested in trying it.

 

 

What are roots?

 

 

Roots are darker color added to the hair by the crown to mimic the look of what your hair looks like about two weeks after you’ve had it colored. It especially looks natural on a wig where the hair won’t grow. It’s another way that no one will guess that you’re wearing a wig.

 

 

Roots can be just a quarter inch long or they can be as long as a few inches. Adding dye to your wig is permanent. Maybe it’s not a look you want to wear daily or maybe you’re concerned that you might not like it and don’t want to commit to something so final.

 

 

Would you believe we have a hack for this one?

This trick will cost just a few dollars, and it’s something you can do it yourself. If you don’t like it and it’s not your style, just wash it right out.

 

 

Have you heard of a touch up stick? A touch up stick is crayon-like, created to color on your hair if you need to cover grays but don’t have time to get to a salon. All you need to do is simply buy a touch up stick that is darker than your wig. Color the roots of your wig for instant wig change that you can do on your own.

 

 

What do you think about simple trick? If you try it let us know what you think. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks as we share our favorite wig hacks with you.