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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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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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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Chemo, Hair Loss and the Cooling Cap

Chemo, Hair Loss and the Cooling Cap

 

 

Are cooling caps the solution to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy?

 

At Freeda we often have customers who come in to choose a wig after chemo, many of them expecting not to have needed a wig due to a cold cap used during treatment.

 

 

What is a Cold Cap?

 

A cold cap seemed to be the answer to one of the most feared side effects of treatment, hair loss. FDA approved since 2015, this device cools the scalp which prevents significant hair loss during chemotherapy treatment.  Much like a bathing cap the device is worn during chemo and for up to two hours after. Cooling the scalp slows down blood flow to the follicles during the chemotherapy, which limits delivery of chemotherapy to the scalp, reducing hair loss.

 

 

 

What is considered significant hair loss?

 

Studies show that those who use the cold have lost less than 50% of their hair. While this number is significant, the disappointment of that much hair loss can be devastating. Those assuming they wouldn’t need wigs, that the hair loss would be minimal, are finding this isn’t so.

 

While a cooling cap has its merit, the price tag, usually $3000 or so, is not typically covered by insurance.

 

Typical results will be loss of about 50% of hair. Majority of women will not experience prevention of complete hair loss. While the goal is to prevent the most visible effect of chemo, the amount of hair loss can be more devastating from one who was hopeful not to have any significant change.

 

 

 

To sum it up, a wig may be necessary even while using the cold cap. Knowing this will make the experience better while enjoying the benefits of the cold cap if you choose to use one.

 

Getting a wig is the best way to look and feel like yourself during treatment. Call us for outstanding care and assistance; we will hold hand during this process.

 

Call us today at 718-771-2000

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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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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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