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.

Thinning out a Wig

Thinning out a Wig

 

 

 

 

While some love the instant volume and fullness that a wig offers, others feel more comfortable with a thinner wig especially when their hair wasn’t very full to begin with.

 

 

You may dismiss a wig solely because the wig feels and looks too thick, but if you love everything about it, there’s an easy fix to get that wig perfect for you.

 

 

Thinning out a wig won’t damage your wig, the hair or the life span of your wig. While a hair dresser might scissor thin a wig to remove some of the bulk, it often leaves behind little short hairs that spike up on the crown needing lots of attention to stay flat.

 

 

 

If you’d like to thin out a wig the process is very simple. All you need to do is ponytail the areas that are too thick for you. Our stylists will gently remove individual hairs in a systematic pattern leaving behind no bald spots or short spiky hairs. We also will send back any wefts we remove so you can have them in case you ever want to add the hair back.

 

 

 

Send your wig to our full service alterations department for thinning and stay tuned for blogs about other services we offer that will enhance your wig so you can love it even more than you already do.

My Wig Set Me Free

My Wig Set Me Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our customer C.M., who suffers from androgenic alopecia, is a guest blogger sharing her experience about her first wig.

 

 

 

 

After nearly four years of trying to cover my progressive hair loss, I finally got to a point where I had enough. I spent hours in the mirror rearranging my part, blowing hair forward to cover my sparse temples and blow-drying and spraying my hair to create any kind of volume to hide my thinning hair.

 

 

 

I had been to doctors and tried all types of treatments each time with the crushing blow when my hair showed no improvement. I finally realized I was a slave to my hair and didn’t want to be. I was tired of wearing hats all the time. I decided to bite the bullet over something I had been fighting against; I decided to buy a wig. I didn’t like the idea of people knowing I was wearing a wig, but I wanted hair more.

 

 

 

I searched the web endlessly for information about wigs. I found there where so many options. I made a list of what was important to me.

 

 

 

I wanted a wig:

  • That looked like hair and moved like hair

  • A natural looking part

  • Comfortable to wear all day long

 

 

Through the hair loss forums I heard about the company Freeda. I browsed their website and started feeling a little less glum about the whole wig thing. I could have straight hair, curly, thin or thick. The possibility of new pretty hair excited me.

 

 

 

I ended up with a shoulder length silky straight wig. I love the feeling of the hair swinging as I move. (My hair sure didn’t do that with the hairspray.) I felt self conscious when I first starting wearing my wig but today it’s just part of me. I had a coworker tell me that my hair looked different and I answered that I had styled it. Mostly no one else noticed, just comments about how nice my hair looks!

 

 

Today I feel free of my hair loss. I don’t spend hours in the mirror examining the balding areas and working to cover them. I don’t stress about the damage I am doing to my hair with the constant blow drying. I am ready to leave the house with perfect hair in under 3 minutes.  This wig has changed my life.

 

 

 

 

Breaking Down the Cap Construction

Breaking Down the Cap Construction

 

Freeda Wigs, known for their excellent workmanship continues to fine tune the crafting of our wigs. Often it’s hard to know if one is wearing a wig or not.  How do all these parts come together? Here is the breakdown of the different parts of the cap that make up the wig.

 

 

The Base

 

The wig cap or base is the material the hair is attached to. Freeda’s caps are durable and made to last. We create our wigs to be worn for many hours a day.  The most common cap we make is a closed cap. Closed caps are made out of soft and comfortable, yet resilient material. It has stretch for optimum snugness and comfort. The closed material prevents the hair from coming inside the cap.

 

 

Wefts

Wefts are the rows of hair sewn on the cap. Our wefts are expertly placed so that the hair falls just as it was growing from your scalp. We also ensure that when the wind blows no bald spots will show. As you move the wig will move with you.

 

 

 

Adjustable Elastics

 

Two adjustable elastic tabs are located under the ears toward the nape. These are good for when you want a snugger fit or as the size fluctuates such as when you cut your hair or as it grows.

 

 

Ear Tabs

 

The ear tabs are small slightly oval shaped tabs that rest in front of the ear. Many choose to remove the ear tabs and the wig can be worn just fine without them

 

The Crown

 

Our crown boasts a multi-directional top, with a natural looking skin part. You can part your wig in any direction just like you would your own hair.

 

 

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 info@freeda.com and request a cranial prosthesis receipt.

 

 

 

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Can I Sleep in My Wig?

Can I Sleep in My Wig?

 

 

 

While you may want to sleep in your wig, it’s not always the best idea. Sleeping in your wig will considerably reduce the lifespan of your wig. As you sleep the wig brushes against the pillow and will cause friction. This friction can cause split ends, matting and tangling of the hair. You’ll also need to style and wash the wig more often which will cause more wear and tear on the wig.

 

It’s understandable to want to wear your beautiful wig at night. If you still want to sleep in your wig these tips will help reduce the damage that sleeping in your wig will cause.

 

 

 

Your Pillow

 

 

Use a pillow with a silk or silk like pillow case. This will help the hair glide and cause less friction with the hair against the pillow. This will reduce matting, tangling and other friction related issues.

 

 

 

Prep Your Wig

 

Before you go to sleep in your wig you should prepare it. A long wig should be braided or put in a ponytail to reduce friction. A short wig will be less of an issue but if you can clip it or hold it in place with bobby pins it will be better for your wig.

 

 

The Next Day

 

When you wake up you’ll want to gently remove all knots by brushing the wig carefully. Never leave the knots and sleep in the wig, it’ll cause further damage and the knots will be very difficult to remove.

 

 

 

A Second Wig

 

If you are sleeping in your wig you may also want to swim and exercise in your wig. We recommend getting a second wig that you designate for such activities. You won’t need to worry about the wig not looking right in the morning. Even if you just alternate sleeping in the two wigs you’ll do less damage than if you wear just one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping Cool During Summer Months

Keeping Cool During Summer Months

 

 

A question we hear a lot is “isn’t the wig hot in the summer?” While Freeda wigs are constructed to wear year round and for many hours a day, we have suggestions on how to keep cool while wearing your wig in warmer weather.

 

 

Density
Is the wig you normally wear thick and full?
You may want to consider a thinner wig with less density for this season. A thinner wig will also be easier to pull back away from the face, which brings us to our next solution.

 

 

Change Up Your Style
Wearing your wig in a pony is a go to summer style; with the hair off your neck and away from your face you will feel cooler. Our pony wig is a great option and can be seen here. You can also tie a longer wig into a braid to keep the hair off your neck.
Another suggestion is to wear a shorter style; our popular Dorothy wig is a great option for a classic shorter hairstyle.

 

 
Wearing a Cap or Hat
If you prefer to stay cool under a cap, our hat fall wig is a favorite of mine. The hat fall also transitions well into winter with knit caps and such. Over and over again our customers tell us how they wear their hat fall so much more than they thought they would. Bonus, our hat falls are deeply discounted in our sale department. See them here.

 

 

 

 

A Lighter Wig Cap
Are you wearing a Freeda Band to secure your wig? We love them, but the extra layer may be overheating you in the summer. There are vast options for keeping your wig secure. You may want to experiment with a different method specifically for warmer months.
Another option is to get an open-wefted cap. Many of the styles in our sale section have open caps instead of a closed net. Many find this cap a problem solver, and the sale prices are a big perk.

 

 

Show us your summer wig styles! We love to hear from you.

 

 

 

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The wig pictured is a Riva pulled back into a ponytail. The beautiful highlights were done by our talented colorist