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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.
Weâ€™ve discussed how it may be likely that your insurance might pay for or contribute towards the price of your medically necessary wig. Â 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. Â We urge everyone to submit a claim to their insurance, even if you think it wonâ€™t be accepted, as the pressure on the insurance companies can perhaps help those in the future who need medical wigs.
Hereâ€™s a check list of the steps you should do when submitting receipts for insurance.
If youâ€™ve purchased your wig through Freeda we can coach you through this process. We will provide you with the documents you need. If youâ€™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.Â At Freedaâ€™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.
Weâ€™ve discussed swimming in your Freeda wig Â 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.Â Over and over youâ€™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 youâ€™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.
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 arenâ€™t great for the hair and can add dryness , but a little exposure isnâ€™t a problem. You can swim in the wig as long as youâ€™re careful to rinse the wig out well as soon as you are done.
A Second Wig
Itâ€™s always a good idea to have two wigs and it can be especially helpful in the summer.Â If your wigâ€™s style has drooped and needs a pick me up youâ€™ll have your second wig to fall back on.
What are your tips for dealing with humidity? Â Youâ€™re welcome to contact us with any questions or assistance by emailing email@example.com
Itâ€™s hot out! Wearing a wig when itâ€™s hot out can make you feel even hotter. Whatâ€™s a wig wearer to do when it just seems too hot for extra layers?
Synthetic wigs are bad news for wig wearers.Â Synthetic materials cause excessive sweating and heat. Youâ€™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. Â 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 youâ€™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?
Real 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.
Whether 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!