FOR APPOINTMENTS CALL 718-771-2000
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.
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.
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.
See our fitting chart here.
Adding Volume to Your Wig -so easy anyone can do it!
Do you love extra height on the crown but donâ€™t want to change the amount of hair the wig has?Â Or maybe you want that pop of volume sometimes, like for a dressy occasion but you donâ€™t want it to be your everyday look?
Youâ€™d be surprised at this little known trick we do that takes just a second but gives oomph and some va-va-voom to your wig. You donâ€™t need to be a stylist; you donâ€™t need a quick crash course at beauty school, you donâ€™t need to have any hair added to your wig. Best of all, this is something anyone can do! And yet, one more thing that you wonâ€™t believe! This trick will cost you about a dollar!
Whatâ€™s the trick?Â A shoulder pad!
Yes, for volume and height in the blink of an eye people will add a shoulder pad right under the crown of the head. No tools, no blow-drying, no rollers, just an easy fix for a new look youâ€™ll love.
You can pin the shoulder pad into the crown but be careful not to pierce the multidirectional crown. (Those little holes cause the multi extra wear and tear that youâ€™ll want to avoid.)
What a great wig hack! Stay tuned for other great hacks that will keep you loving your Freeda wig!
This dress updo with height on the crown can be created by simply adding a shoulder pad under your wig. Â This look, created with our Riva long, can be viewed on our website at Freeda.com.
When you are first faced with a medically necessary wig it can be overwhelming to figure out what steps to take care of first. Should you find a wig? Talk to your doctor? Should you contact the insurance company? What should you say? What should you ask?
These are the steps you should take when filing a claim:
Call your Insurance Provider
Step 1: The first step is to call your Insurance Provider. You will want to ask them about their requirements, what they will cover, and what specific terms they will need on the prescription. Likely they will need a prescription for a cranial prosthesis.
Find out if the wig needs to be purchased before the claim is made, if they are paying a set amount or a percentage of the wig.
Please see our post here all about the terminology of the cranial prosthesis and a little background.
See Your Physician Â
Step 2: When you see your physician you will want to get a prescription for your wig. Be sure your doctor uses the terminology that your insurance requires.
Purchase your wig
Step 3: Make plans to find your wig. Ask for a medical receipt to submit to your insurance. The receipt should be a specific receipt for a cranial prosthesis. At Freeda we have a coach on staff who can guide you through the insurance claim process.
Submit Your Claim
Step 4: You will submit the claim to your insurance company. You will need a copy of
Keep copies of anything related to your wig and your insurance claim. You will need these copies if you need to resubmit your claim for any reason. You should also keep any correspondence you have with the insurance company.
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.
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.
For those experiencing thinning but not ready for a full wig can find themselves in this uncomfortable middle ground. You might not be ready for a wig, but at the same time you miss the fullness you once had. You are tired of the constant struggle and time consuming efforts to hide the thinning and wish there was a solution for you. Depending on the level and pattern of thinning a topper could be a good option for you.
Freedaâ€™s goal is to help all feel beautiful and proud of their hair; while many companies donâ€™t offer toppers, we are proud to offer custom-made toppers for many happy clients. We will share all information about toppers to help you decide what the best option would be for you.
A topper provides coverage on the crown area allowing one to mix their own hair with the topper. This will give you beautiful volume once again and take away the endless, time consuming efforts to make you feel beautiful and comfortable.
Our professionals will find a wig that matches your hair color, length and texture. Our fit specialist will measure your head and create a custom topper from an existing wig. This process can be done in a short amount of time.
We then cut the topper and blend it with your existing hair style. We will teach you how to secure the topper, blend the hair, and care for it.
Your topper can be completed in under a week! Keep in mind that the customizations could take more time, but majority of our toppers are ready for wear in a short amount of time, allowing you to enjoy your new hair immediately.
They will not! Your topper will look like your hair on its best hair day! Freeda uses only virgin European hair allowing you to highlight it, and style it exactly the way youâ€™ve been accustomed to.Â People will comment on how good your hair looks and ask what your secret is.
Call today and speak with our knowledgeable team members to see if a topper is a good choice for you.