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  • Everything About Wigs and Hairpieces

    Posted on November 30th, 2009 admin 3 comments
    Judith Sternson asked:

    It seems that these days the concept of wigs and hairpieces has been more accepted than ever before. You can imagine the excitement involved in totally changing your look though the simple addition of a wig. There are virtually all types of wigs and hairpieces that you choose from.

    Many people don’t know the first thing about wigs. The cap is the base of the wig, and is what your natural hair is attached to so that you don’t experience any unwanted movement. The hair of the wig can be either human or synthetic and is usually attached to the cap in one of a few popular ways.

    Wefting is one of the most common attachment methods on most caps. This is when the strings of hair are doubled over and sewn closely together in long strands. These are then able to be attached by hand or machine to the horizontal and vertical lines of the cap. Standard caps are the most common and most affordable types of wig caps.

    It is common for companies to use machines to sew the hair on to the cap. There is usually a closed lace layer that is positioned at the crown of the cap. Most cap hair is pre-designed in to a specific style. You may need to do some basic teasing or primping to make sure the cap cannot be seen.

    Another type of wig used is a monofilament cap that is made of breathable nylon or polyester mesh materials that look similar to the appearance of skin. People will assume that the cap is the wearer’s natural scalp. These types of caps offer the most natural and realistic look available. If you aren’t into wearing a full scalp wig than you can always opt for a small hairpiece that come in a massive assortment of colors and styles.



  • Hair Weaving and a Hair Replacement System

    Posted on November 18th, 2009 admin 1 comment
    Cindy Lee asked:


    Among the most interesting and often important services provided by hair stylists are hair weaving and hair extensions.

     

    Hair loss in either men or women can create feelings of vulnerability, self-consciousness and a loss of self-esteem.  Imagine every day being a “bad hair day”.  This is what people who are balding or have suffered any significant hair loss experience every day of their lives. 

     

    With hair weaving techniques that add more hair, these people can regain their confidence, self-esteem and youthful appearance.

     

    Aging, chronic hair pulling (Trichotillomania) and incomplete hair re-growth after chemotherapy are some of the factors that can create partial hair loss. 

     

    For those of you new to the area of hair weaving this article will provide some basic information on hair weaving to attach a hair replacement system or full wig, and introduce you to the electric hair weaving machine.  This device helps the stylist create the exact look desired and shortens the time it takes to create the weave track.

     

    First, here are some basic terms. 

     

    Hair weaving is where either synthetic or human hair is cornrow braided or woven into the person’s existing natural hair at the scalp.  An extension weft or custom made hair system is then sewn on the created track.

     

    A hair extension is the synthetic or natural hair that is attached to the existing natural hair.

     

    Natural human hair used for weaves, wigs and extensions comes mainly from the continent of Asia and to some smaller degree from China, India, Eastern Europe and Russia.  This human hair comes in a wide variety of grades.  The highest is pure human hair from young donors that has been gently processed leaving the cuticles intact.  This is called “Remy” hair.  Human hair can also come in lower grades included those diluted with animal or synthetic hair.  High quality unprocessed 100% European human hair is of course more expensive than hair mixed with animal hair or synthetics.

     

    Synthetic hair can be made from a variety of synthetic fibers including Kanekalon, Toupelon, wool, alpaca, mohair, rayon, goat, nylon and yak.  Synthetic hair comes in wefts and single strands for braids.  This type of hair is best used for braids since using heating appliances such as straightening combs or curling irons is not recommended.   For the obvious reason of supply synthetic hair is cheaper than natural high-quality human hair.

     

    Corn rowed hair refers to a traditional style of African origin in which the hair is made into small braids starting close to the scalp.  These can be made in simple rows or very complex patterns.

     

    Human hair extensions can also come in higher Cuticle Remy or unprocessed Caucasian European grades as well as lower grades including those diluted with animal or synthetic hair. 

     

    One of the most innovative recent inventions in the world of hair replacement is the electric hair weaving machine.  A hair weaving machine takes the place of traditional cornrow braids and is used to help the stylist create the track for attaching natural or synthetic hair extensions to the head.  By using this machine the stylist saves time while keeping the track extremely small as well as less detectable, typically the size of a pencil lead. With it you can attach several different types of hair additions to the head such as Integrations, wefts, wigs, and partial hairpieces giving the client an extended wear ‘prosthesis’ that can be slept with and showered in. 

     

    Hair replacement systems have been a part of society since the early Egyptians.  With current advances such as the electric hair weaving machine we can make hair extensions and custom hairpieces look more natural than ever before and so help our clients get exactly what they are looking for.

     

    To see a fun, informative and entertaining video on hair weaving and hair replacement from Cindy Lee go to http://www.hairreplacementsystem.com/info-beyonce-lace-wigs.html



  • Janet Collection Princess Lace Wig

    Posted on November 17th, 2009 admin 3 comments
    Ateyaaa asked:


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  • How to Install Lace Front Wigs

    Posted on November 10th, 2009 admin 2 comments
    Luxurious Hair Boutique asked:


    First things first…PREPARATION…PREPARATION…PREPARATION!!!

    -Gather your application products for easy access and prepare your own hair by either braiding into small cornrows, pin curling or wrapping your hair tightly. The main objective is to get your hair as flat as possible. Wearing a wig Cap is optional.

    -Pin and clip all the hairs on your unit (especially the baby hairs) away from the edges of the wig’s perimeter.

     

    -Apply Fray Block to lace as directed on packaging and allow to dry. (Optional)  Please note that Fray Block will help stop your lace from fraying. Fray block should dry clear.

     

    -Carefully cut extra lace around the perimeter of the wig to where the hair is knotted, being careful not to cut into the baby hairs.

     

    -Apply alcohol or cleanser with a cotton ball to clean skin around the edges of your natural hairline. The aim is to remove all excess oils from your skin. Apply scalp protector to area to be bonded. Let dry.

     

    -Position the lace wig on your head. Use an eyebrow pencil, lightly trace the hairline of the wig onto your forehead.

     

    Using an application brush or q-tip, apply adhesive just beyond your hairline as instructed by the lace wig adhesive manufacturer. Once the glue is ready (this will depend on the glue type) position lace wig on your head with hairline rolled back. Starting at the middle point of your forehead, bond wig to head by pressing down on one side, then the other, using the end of a tail comb. Bond front hairline first, then nape. Use the back end of comb to press harder further securing lace front wig onto hairline. Allow time for glue to completely cure/dry before styling. (usually 24 hours)

     

    Tie the edges of hair with a silk scarf until glue has fully set / cured.

    Application with Adhesive/Tapes

     

    Prepare the lace wig, hair and skin as previously mentioned above.

     

    Cut the tape into desired shapes and attach firmly around the perimiter of the lace unit.

     

    Position the unit on your head. Remove the backing of the tape in sections, a little at a time. Starting from the middle of the forehead, firmly press tape into skin with a tail comb.

     

    Tie the edges of the hair with a silk scarf until the adhesive has set.

     

    PLEASE NOTE:

    To acheive a longer hold, combine the use of liquid and tape adhesives. The tape helps preserve the lace by protecting it from frequent wear and tear. For tape/glue application, first apply glue to hairline, then apply tape to the front and nape of the wig. Press tape into wig firmly. When glue is ready, remove backing of tape and press the lace down into skin using a tail comb.

    Be sure to google The Luxurious Hair Boutique and check out our extensive wigs 101 section.

    Happy Shopping!

    www.LHWIGS.com

     



  • Latest Hair Weave Styles

    Posted on November 4th, 2009 admin 1 comment
    Synapse India asked:


    Long and beautiful hairs are always in fashion. However, it is always necessary to maintain the hair in such a way so that they retain their shine and liveliness for a longer period of time. For this reason, many hair conscious people turn to human hair extensions to get the right look. People suffering from hair problems have found their answers in human hair extensions to get the look which they dreamed of.

    Mainly, there are two types of hair extension: strands and wefts. In strands, through some techniques additional 20 to 50 strands of synthetic or natural hair have been added to the natural hair by weaving, heat fusing, gluing, clamping, or using waxes and polymers. Hair extension wefts are the method in which wefts of hair that is sewn into a small braid of the hair that has been put across the scalp for the purpose of hair extension.

    Using both the methods, a person can view dramatic results. It will further help you to get thick and lengthy instantly. And the hair extensions can be matched up perfectly to your own hair. In addition, you can also style your hair in any manner you wish too.

    If you are thinking about the cost of your hair extensions, you must know the available options in the market. There are different types and qualities of hairs can be chosen for hair extension program. You can enquire from your salon to know more about your hair extension hairs and pay accordingly. The cost and frequency of your upkeep appointments will depend largely on what type of extensions that you purchase. The amount of damage to your natural hair and longevity of your hair extension will also be determined by which type of hair extensions you choose.

    If you want to have a long and beautiful hair and unable to get it over a time, going for good hair extension program will surely help to realize your dreams.



  • Full Lace Wigs - Tips and Tricks

    Posted on November 4th, 2009 admin 58 comments
    Marie Hines asked:


    a) Tips and Tricks for Liquid Bonding Adhesives:

    Below, a list of helpful tips to help you achieve the strongest and most secure bond possible.

    When applying the liquid adhesive, only use thin, even coats. If you are using a brush, use a paint movement with your hand in both directions - horizontal and vertical. If more adhesive is desired, use thin multiple coats, but make sure the previous coat is dry before applying the next coat.

    Never try to apply liquid bond directly to a lace system. Instead, apply it on your scalp and place the unit on your head. Always clean and prepare your scalp properly, with skin shield before attaching your full lace wig. Skin shield is a product,that provides a protective barrier against dermal irritation,while enhancing the effectiveness of skin-safe liquid or tape adhesives.

    After showering or working out, the bond of your full lace wig will seem like it is weakening, which is expected, then even if your hair system is still attached securely, the bond will soften a bit, due to extra heat and moisture, do not touch the unit then, because as your body cools, the bond will harden again.

    Airborne dust, make-up will attach itself to the adhesive in the front and side edges of lace units and may become visible over time. Immediately after a shower is the easiest time to clean this area because the hairpiece adhesive is pliable. Spray a liberal amount of Adjust-a-Bond on the tip of a double folded tissue. Hold your hair back with one hand and wipe the edge of the lace using the saturated tissue with the other hand.

    This trick will help keep your lace front and side edges invisible at all times.

    b) Tips and Tricks to avoid shedding

    Below, a list of helpful tips to avoid excessive shedding.

    Some light shedding is normal, however, your full lace wig should not shed anymore then our own hair would.

    DO NOT put any hair products that contain a high percentage of alcohol (like some hair spray, spritz, etc…) directly into the hair of your full lace wig. These products will damage the hair and cause excessive shedding).

    When going to sleep wearing your full lace wig, always braid up the hair or at least put it in a pony tail so it will not tangle up, while you sleep. Best is for you to wrap a scarf around your head or to wear a hair bonnet, while you are asleep,(see below section: Tips and Tricks to avoid damages while sleeping). This will prevent the hair of your full lace wig from breakage and shedding.

    When swimming wearing your full lace wig, keep in mind that chlorine, and salt water can damage the hair of the unit, therefore wear a swim cap or wash your full lace wig after each swim session. NEVER let chlorine and/or salt water stay in the hair of your full lace wig,as it will damage the hair of your unit irreversibly.

    Reseal the knots located on the inside of your full lace wig cap, after each and every wash, with some knot sealer. This will strengthen the knots on each hair strand and protect your full lace wig from excessive shedding.

    c) Tips and Tricks for Curly, Deep Wave and Wavy Styles

    Below, a moisturizer tip for Full lace wigs with a Curly, Deep Wave, Wavy Style.

    Wash and rinse your full lace wig gently but thoroughly, then spray until saturation, with a,1/4 Dove Moisturizing Conditioner, 1/4 of Glycerin and 2/4 plain water mixture*. Using a loop brush, brush it into shape. Cover your full lace wig with a hair net, and let it dry on top of a wig head. Once dry and you begin to wear it, you spray lightly with above mixture every 2-3 days or as needed. This will restore the initial shape, bounce and shine of the curls and/or the waves.

    *1/3 of Sunsilk Captivating Curls Lotion, 1/3 of glycerin and 1/3 of plain water mixture.

    d) Tips and Tricks for a long-lasting full lace wig

    The key factor in full lace wig care and maintenance, is to understand that your full lace wig is made of human hair, that is approximately 4 years old. Since hair grows on average a half inch per month, one year equates out to 6 inches. So since on the average 24 inches long hair is used to make a 20 inch unit, it is safe to say, that the hair of your unit has been exposed to the elements a minimum of 4 years, and now that hair has been removed from its nutrient source, to be made into your fabulous full lace wig, care and maintenance become that hair life support.

    Five main tools are required to properly care for your full lace wig: Shampoo, Conditioner, a rake, your pillow case and your hair wrap. These are the 5 key players and unfortunately not all options are created equally.

    A good rule of thumb for shampoo or conditioner is that if it costs between $10.00 and $20.00 for 8.5 oz then you have the right stuff. Since the shampoo and conditioner are keys to protecting the hair natural oils, these are two items that you will be best to invest into.

    Beyond washing your unit, you are going to style it and that is where the Rake comes in. Brushes and combs provide too much tension on the hair and will cause breakage and shedding. Use a Rake or even a Pick and toss the brush and comb and you will reduce greatly the tension put on the hair and the knots while styling your unit and therefore your full lace wig will last longer.

    e) Tips and Tricks to avoid damages of your full lace wig while sleeping

    Below a tip that is essential when asleep while wearing your hair unit

    If you are wearing your full lace wig to bed, you must choose to follow those sleep habits, to avoid damaging the hair of your unit.

    Use a wrap. Having the hair wrapped in a satin or silk wrap will reduce frictions on your unit when you move your head in your sleep. Also use a pillow case in satin or silk. The key here is that the pillow case MUST be the same material as your wrap. If your hair is wrapped in satin, have a satin pillow case. If the hair is wrapped in silk, have a silk pillow case. This will reduce greatly the tension and resistance between the two fabrics, avoid the occasional breakage and allows the hair to remain protected, while you sleep.

    f) Tips and Tricks for cold temperature

    Below, a tip to keep the hair of your full lace wig beautiful and strong

    Cold temperature, specially dry cold weather can damage, tangle and in some cases damage your hair unit irreversibly. Luckily, there are fantastic products on the market that can protect your hair from harsh drying climates. Hair Conditioning treatments, Hair Damage Repair kit , are an excellent for replenishing and protecting the hair of your full lace wig. Whichever brand your choose to use on your hair unit, it is ESSENTIAL that you make sure, that the product is free from alcohol.

    Whenever the hair of your full lace wig is a bit dry or if you want to ensure it will be protected from the elements follow these simple steps:

    1. Remove hair unit and wash gently.

    2. Apply a Hair Damage Repair or another high end conditioning treatment formulated for hair moisture replenishment. Do NOT use protein enriched conditioners.

    3. Put your full lace wig in a plastic bag and place in a warm area of your home. Do NOT microwave or apply direct heat, as it will damage your unit.

    4. Allow the bag to sit for 24 hours, then remove and rinse hair thoroughly in lukewarm water and allow to air dry.

    If you are wearing your hair unit full time, repeat this process every three weeks. Beware! There is a such thing as too much moisture and you want to maintain the human hair average natural ph levels as much as possible.

    For more info, please go to: http://www.fulllacewigsbyhottipsfashion.com/full-lace-wigs-faq



  • Wig and Hair Extensions

    Posted on November 1st, 2009 admin 113 comments
    wigs weaves asked:

    People who desire to get custom look should choose different kinds of wigs and hair extensions to change their existing hair styles within no time. In addition, if you want to get rid of them, you can do it instantly. It is so easy to change out that you will feel almost no problem to change them out. So, now you don’t have to commit to any one color, and no need to wait for the color to look before you decide to change your hair style. Also, by using hair extensions and wigs, you need not to spend hundreds of dollars at a hair salon to get the dramatic look that can make you look like your favorite rock star or movie star.

    Wig and Hair Extensions Give You the Best Feel:

    Do you want to add length or color to your hair? Get a few interesting and easy options that can change your look drastically. Go to a good hair salon just to highlight your hair and add hair extensions that are woven into your current hair style. However, always go for trained and professionals hair dressers so that the procedure gets you the effect as you have thinking of for long. When you know what method or option can give you the best feel, it is easy to allocate money to achieve a better and beautiful dimensional hair that enhances your over all personality.

    If you don’t want to go to hair salon, getting hair streak or colored hair extension can be a great option. You can get your preferred pieces of colored hair and get them fixed onto your head by a trained professional to get the dreamy effect instantly.