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.

 

ruthi

 

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.

Wig Hacks – Do it yourself roots!

hairlosss

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.

 

 

How to File an Insurance Claim for Your Freeda Wig

How to File an Insurance Claim for Your Freeda Wig

 

We’ve discussed how it may be likely that your insurance might pay for or contribute towards the price of your medically necessary wig.  Women and men who qualify for a wig, due to cancer or alopecia, often are surprised at the amount their insurance will cover.

 

 

 

 

In this blog we discuss how an insurance company may deny a claim for a wig reimbursement but the very same claim submitted for a cranial prosthesis is accepted, as is it considered medically essential.  We urge everyone to submit a claim to their insurance, even if you think it won’t be accepted, as the pressure on the insurance companies can perhaps help those in the future who need medical wigs.

 

 

 

Here’s a check list of the steps you should do when submitting receipts for insurance.

 

 

 

 

  • Get the prescription from your doctor for a cranial prosthesis along with a diagnosis code.
  • Use the procedure coding (usually A9282, S8095 or 99199)
  • Add the providers NPI number to the claim. The NPI number will be a 10 digit number that identifies your health care provider
  • Submit your receipt for your cranial prosthesis from the establishment where you purchased your wig. It is a special receipt that won’t include the word wig and will have our tax ID number on it
  • Have your doctor sign the insurance claim

 

 

 

 

 

If you’ve purchased your wig through Freeda we can coach you through this process. We will provide you with the documents you need. If you’ve just read this and decided now to submit an insurance claim we can email you all necessary documents.

 

 

 

 

Call us or email us for any assistance you might need to for your insurance.  At Freeda’s we know how important it is for people going through hair loss to look and feel beautiful. We are dedicated to do what we can do help individuals get the beautiful wig they deserve.

 

Humidity and your Freeda Wig

Humidity and your Freeda Wig

 

 

 

We’ve discussed swimming in your Freeda wig  and how to stay cool in the summer, but what about dealing with the effect the humidity and heat that your human hair wig might react to.  Over and over you’ll hear about Virgin European wigs being the best quality hair – and it is, but just like hair it will react to the humidity.

 

 

 

 

Prepare Your Wig

Before going outside, you can prepare the hair in anticipation for the weather. Have your stylist use a stronger conditioner and shine sprays meant to fight frizz. You may find no issue with the weather and your wig.

 

 

 

 

Dealing with Humidity after the Fact

If your wig has lots of texture (which is great for a style with lots of body), you may find the hair gets flyaway hairs or some frizz when you’re spending time outdoors. Using a serum with silicon or Moroccan oil will help tame the hair.

Tip: If you get stuck in the middle of the day with no products take a little moisturizer and rub it into your hands. Glide your hands over the wig for an instant solution.

 

 

 

 

Pull it into a Braid

Braiding the hair will help the wig avoid the effects of the humidity. You can pull out the braid when you get indoors.

 

 

 

A Relaxer

Silky hair reacts less to the humidity than hair with body. Often we will have customers that will ask for a deep conditioning treatment or a Keratin treatment right before the summer.

 

 

 

 

Chlorine and Salt

Summer and swimming go hand in hand. Chlorine and salt aren’t great for the hair and can add dryness , but a little exposure isn’t a problem. You can swim in the wig as long as you’re careful to rinse the wig out well as soon as you are done.

 

 

 

 

A Second Wig

It’s always a good idea to have two wigs and it can be especially helpful in the summer.  If your wig’s style has drooped and needs a pick me up you’ll have your second wig to fall back on.

 

 

 

What are your tips for dealing with humidity?  You’re welcome to contact us with any questions or assistance by emailing info@freeda.com

 

 

 

hairlosss

Keeping cool – Some old tricks and new tricks

Keeping cool – Some old tricks and new tricks

 

 

 

 

It’s hot out! Wearing a wig when it’s hot out can make you feel even hotter. What’s a wig wearer to do when it just seems too hot for extra layers?

 

 

 

Synthetic wigs are bad news for wig wearers.  Synthetic materials cause excessive sweating and heat. You’ll appreciate your virgin European Freeda wig, which is more breathable. You may want to consider an open wefted cap with hair that is low in density.

 

 

 

Wearing a wig that is short is always a quick solution. A wig that exposes the neck will be cooler during the hot months.  A pony tail wig is always a good choice as well. If you like shade you can always get a hat fall and wear a baseball cap with the hair in a pony or a bun.

 

 

 

 

Some new tricks:

 

 

A good trick we tell our customers is to keep a small 4 ounce spray bottle in their purse. Spray your neck and face when you start feeling overheated.

 

Another trick we love it to place a wig cap in the freezer and put it underneath your wig, it will really cool you down. If you’ll be out all day you can use the freezer packs that keeps food cold ; midday when you are feeling the heat you can place your wig cap under your wig for a refreshing cool down. If that feels uncomfortable to you try a 100% cotton wig cap under the wig, it absorbs the sweat and customers report that it felt better to them in the heat than without.

 

 

 

What trick do you use for staying cool?

 

 

Freeda-Wigs---Maya---1231

 

 

Hair Loss Wigs

 

Hair Loss Wigs

 

 

 

 

Buying a wig is a practical way of dealing with hair loss. There are so many different colors and endless styles to choose from. Your wig canbe comfortable to wear daily and as natural looking as your hair.

 

 

 

Before Chemotherapy  

 

 

 

Choosing a wig before your hair falls out is hard to do.It can be emotional when the expected hair loss starts feeling real for the first time. It’s important to find a wig before this happens so you can get used to wearing it. It also means it will be easier to find a wig that matches your current style and color. In case your hair falls out sooner than you expect, you’ll be ready.   There are many benefits of wearing a wig. Wearing a wig allows you to be in control of whether you want to share the details of your hair loss or if you want to keep it private. A good quality human hair wig won’t need much styling. You can also prestyle your wig days in advance, and be ready with picture perfect hair at a moment’s notice. High quality human hair wigs can also be dyed and highlighted just like your own hair.

 

 

Some things to be aware of while shopping for a wig  

 

 

 

  • If you are purchasing your wig before your hair falls out the size may change slightly. At Freeda we have a professional fitter on staff that will customize the fit if the sizing changes after the hair falls out.  Our wigs also have adjustable tabs in the back.

  • At Freeda’s we will also add some of your own hair to the hairline of the wig, so hold on to a lock of hair. It is comforting to be able to have your own hair on your wig.

  • Remember to get a prescription for a cranial prosthesis to submit to your insurance. Most insurance companies make reimbursements for medically necessary wigs.

  • Your wig will often qualify for a tax deduction as well.

 

 

 

Our knowledgeable staff can help you during this emotional journey. We welcome your questions about hair loss wigs.

lob

Faux Pas with Real Human Hair Wigs

SheitelsReal human hair wigs are designed to last for some time. By using proper storage and maintenance techniques, a wig can last for years. On the other hand, owners who stuff their wigs in sock drawers or wash them with the wrong products will soon find themselves bereft of their hairpieces.

 

We have collected some of the more common errors women make with their wigs.

 

1) Using the Wrong Equipment: All too often, women try to save money by not purchasing combs and brushes specially made for wigs. Regular hairbrushes and combs may be too rough for a wig and may cause irreparable damage.
2) Improper Washing and Drying: Just as there are proper tools for wig care, there are appropriate shampoos and conditioners. Ask a wig professional for a list of approved products. Allow wigs to dry naturally. Hair dryers can cause damage to the sensitive hairs of real human hair wigs.
3) Storing the Wigs Incorrectly: Wigs should never be stored in their boxes. Those are for travel only. Wigs must have ample room to breathe. They should be stored on wig heads or wire frames to allow them to maintain their distinctive shape. Additionally, care must be taken to ensure the temperature is not too hot or too cold for the wigs.

 

Whether they’re called wigs or sheitels, these items tend to be expensive, so a little effort in proper care and maintenance will be worth it in the long run.

Proper Wig Storage

human hair wigs for womenWhether you’re stuck using a synthetic wig or a real human hair wig, there is always an ever-present issue being a wig owner: storage. You’ve finally managed to amass a few different wigs to ensure versatility in your style and looks. Now you’ve got a bit of a problem on your hands because you may be forced to store some of your wigs and sheitels a little bit differently than you are used too.

 

For short-term storage, such as a couple hours to a couple months, it’s perfect to keep your wig nicely perched on top of a wig stand or mannequin head. However, once you start to use a certain wig much less, to a point where it is no longer efficient to store on a wig stand, certain measures must be taken to ensure long-term wig health. First off, make sure the wig is clean and untangled, using your usual methods and supplies.

 

Once you verify the cleanliness of your wig, attempt to find the original plastic packaging or another approved wig container, making sure to take precautions against any crushing. Fold the wig in half, ear to ear, and place into the packaging. From there, make sure you keep it in an environment that is moderate in temperature and dry. When you’re ready to use it again, all it takes is a little maintenance!