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.

Dos and Don’ts While Wearing your Freeda Wig

Dos and Don’ts While Wearing your Freeda Wig

 

 

All the time customers ask us how long their wig will last. At the same time we have customers who come in with wigs that are 10 years old or older for routine maintenance.  The care of your wig will determine its shelf life; here are some dos and don’ts to assist a long lasting wig that you’ll be happy to wear.

 

 

 

DO

  • Have a professional maintain your wig if possible; washing the wig incorrectly lends itself to lots of wear and tear on the wig
  • Protect  your wig from the sun
  • Use a wig stand for storage to keep the wig’s shape
  • Brush the knots out daily, but be careful not to damage or pull out the hair
  • Experiment with different methods of securing your wig , don’t wear a wigs that is uncomfortable
  • Use sprays and serums that will condition the hair but don’t let the conditioner get on the material of the wig, as the oils will loosen the knots

 

 

 

Don’t

  • Use tools that are too hot on your wig, but do feel comfortable to style your wig with a curling iron or blow drier just as you would style hair
  • Wear an ill-fitting wig, speak to your stylist if the cap feels too small or too big, a minor adjustment is an easy fix
  • Don’t wear your wig with wet hair underneath, it will loosen the knots and cause the hair to shed sooner
  • Don’t be scared to have the bangs and face framing layers, an unfinished cut will look very wiggy
  • Don’t wash your wig too often, think of it like a hat- you can wash it as little as once every 8 weeks or so

 

 

 

 

Follow this advice and you will enjoy your 100% Virgin European Wig for many years to come.
Questions about maintaining your wig? Please email us at [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dorothy and the Dorothy Long

 

 

 

The Dorothy is one of our most popular wigs. In fact we have customers who have been buying and wearing this chin length hairdo for years.  The Dorothy was created more than thirty years ago, originally manufactured as a synthetic wig, a market Freeda was in before she established her brand of high end human hair wigs. About ten years later the wigs were made with human hair under Freeda’s tutelage in her new factory in Ukraine.

 

 

Her daughter in law called the wig the Dorothy as the style reminded her of the skater Dorothy Hammil. She’s been loyal to that style; wearing it for years. That is the beauty of the Dorothy wig. It is a classic style that works for many ages, and lifestyles without looking dated.

 

 

One of my favorite things about the Dorothy is the way it is perfectly crafted in the back. While many wigs that are chin length look beautiful in the front, it is hard to craft the back in a way where it hugs the neck.  The Dorothy’s construction is unique where the nape hugs the neck and doesn’t stand away like so many other short wigs do.

 

 

Recently we’ve unveiled a new wig called the Dorothy Long. The Dorothy Long had all the same features as the Dorothy but appeals to the clients looking for a shoulder length bob.

 

 

The Dorothy Long features straight hair that measures about 12” long. It has slight layering on the bottom of the wig.  It is a fuller wig complete with a multi-directional crown for flexibility to part the wig in any direction you want to. It’s perfect as a blunt bob or any shoulder grazing style.

 

See our Dorothy and all our other wigs at Freeda.com

 

 

 

 

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HOW TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR COLORIST

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR COLORIST

 

 

 

Congratulations! You just got a new wig. Its beautiful texture compliments your features perfectly but your hairstylist recommends adding a little color to the wig.

Adding a root to your wig makes your wig look very natural. A root is a darker color that starts at the base of the hair. For those who like a conservative look we recommend a shadow root (a root that is a ¼”) to mimic the natural progression that hair takes after it has been colored. This isn’t a wild look; it works well even for the most conservation styles. Roots can be as long as chin length- but that a more trendy look.

 

 

But what about adding highlights? Highlights add dimension and emphasis a beautiful cut, even going up or down half a level will give the wig a component that a mono color won’t give. We love the mono-color looks too; there are those that look beautiful in mono colored wigs as well.

 

 

So what happens if you ask for honey blonde, golden blonde, caramel highlights or sun kissed color?

 

 

There are so many times a day were we describe something one way while someone else refers to the same thing in a different way.  For example, a shirt can be described as a blouse or a top. A cookie can be referred to as a treat or snack. There are many things that one person says that to another might be mean something completely different.

 

 

When communicating a style or a color to your hairstylist asking for “honey blond highlights” or “golden highlights” are not an effective method to getting the right results. Your interpretation and a stylist’s interpretation can be completely different. Using the term “streaky” or “highlights that pop” mean different things to different people, and you may be setting yourself up for disappointment.

 

 

 

Follow these guidelines for clear communication between you and your colorist.

 

 

 

Bring Pictures

If you are flexible about the results one photo may be enough to help the colorist understand the overall look you are trying to achieve.  If you are particular you’ll want a few photos to help the colorist understand exactly what you’re looking for.

 

 

Bring a Color Swatch

A color swatch will be so much more effective than a picture.  A picture will show the style you are looking for but a color swatch will leave no guesswork.  Even better, bring a wig sample with the exact colors and look you want.

 

 

Final Touchups

After the color is finished don’t be scared if it’s not yet perfect. Like tailoring a garment you may need a final fitting. It’s similar with color; you may need some final touchups. This will give the wig a perfect finished look.

 

 

As you wear the wig for years to come (yes, your Freeda will be with you for years!), color trends will change. Your Freeda wig, made of virgin European hair, will have no problem taking color and you can have fun changing the look as the fads change.

 

 

 

 

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The Ponytail is a Math Equation!!

The Ponytail is a Math Equation!!

 

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I was completely in shock when researching the history of the ponytail when I found that there was an equation formulated for the ponytail.

 

 

 

Yes, it’s true; scientists have created a mathematical formula that predicts the shape of the ponytail! It takes into account the stiffness of hairs, the effects of gravity and the frequency of random curls or waves in the hair. It also explains why a ponytail moves from side to side based on mathematics. How wild!

 

 

 

The Rapunzel number is a quotient used to calculate the effects of gravity on hair comparative to its length. This number will determine whether a ponytail looks like a fan or if it will arc and become nearly vertical at the bottom. The shorter a ponytail of springy hair with a low Rapunzel number, will fan outward. A long ponytail with a high Rapunzel number, hangs downward, as the pull of gravity overwhelms the springiness. This research actually won the Ig Nobel for Physics in 2012.

 

 

 

The formula, which is quite complicated, is summarized on the graph below.

 

 

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The full details of their research can be viewed here. How amazingly interesting is hair? Come practice your math and physics skills when viewing our pony wig here.

 

Important Terms in the Sheitels Industry

real human hair wigsOnce the various varieties of raw hair have been appropriately sorted based on texture, color, and length, the actual creation of our real human hair wigs begins. Any description of this stage in the crafting process requires the use of certain technical terms that may baffle anyone not directly involved in the sheitels industry.

 

    • The Cap: Essentially the backbone of the wig, the cap is a piece of material that serves as the base of the wig and gives it a specific shape. The hair is attached to the cap, directly or indirectly. The underside of the cap may contain one or more of several fastening aids to ensure the wig clings to the wearer’s hair or scalp.
    • The Weft: This is an optional part of a wig. In some cases, the hair is not attached directly to the cap. Instead, many hairs are glued to a thin strip of ribbon to form a curtain of hair. These wefts, in turn, are attached to the cap.
    • Monofilament (Mono) Top: These cap types feature a soft mesh material to which individual hairs are sewn.
    • Multi-Directional: This term describes a wig construction that allows for considerable flexibility in creating varied types of hair parts.

 

Next time, we will use these terms to describe the complex process we use to construct our internationally recognized human hair wigs for women.