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Feb 18
Adhesives for Lace Wigs Posted by lace front wigs

The daily use of lace wig adhesives on the skin has not been officially studied for long-term health hazards but it should be known that a small percentage of people are sensitive to the chemicals found in various lace wig adhesive products. It is also possible that using these products yearly on a daily basis could have some negative short and long-term effect on any users health. Until proper scientific studies have been conducted, every consumer uses these products at their own risk.

Toluene

A mentionable ingredient found in some popular lace wigs glue adhesives is Toluene. Toluene is found in gasoline, acrylic paints, varnishes, lacquers, paint thinners, adhesives, glues, rubber cement, airplane glue, and shoe polish. At room temperature, toluene is a colorless, sweet smelling, volatile liquid. According to Scorecard - The Pollution Information Site, by comparison toluene is more hazardous than most chemicals in 2 out of 10 ranking systems.

Inhalation of toluene fumes can be intoxicating, but in larger doses nausea-inducing. Toluene may enter the human system not only through vapor inhalation from the liquid evaporation but also from absorption through the skin. The dangers of this chemical are very serious. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the short-term effects include: minor nervous system disorders such as fatigue, nausea, weakness, confusion. EPA has also concluded that the long-term effects of toluene has the potential to cause more pronounced nervous disorders such as spasms, tremors, impairment of speech, hearing, vision, memory, coordination; liver and kidney damage. A few notable products that contain this ingredient, so take caution when applying and read the ingredient list.

Latex

Latex is also known to be hazardous to some people that wear lace wig adhesives. This form of plastic is found in some lace wig tapes. This may cause concern for individuals that suffer from latex allergies. Mild reactions to latex involve skin redness, rash, hives, or itching. More severe reactions may involve respiratory symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, and asthma (difficult breathing, coughing spells, and wheezing). Rarely, shock may occur; however, a life-threatening reaction is seldom the first sign of latex allergy.

Medically Safe Adhesives

Increasingly becoming more popular with full lace/front lace wig wearers and medically safe is Vapon, contact liquid adhesive and Supertape, which is formulated with a water-based adhesive that is skin and environmentally friendly.

By being educated about the ingredients used in lace wig adhesives and our bodies’ reaction to them, we are preserving our health while maintaining a great look.

Feb 15
Wigs–Choosing and Caring for a Wig Posted by lace front wigs

Why do people wear wigs? There are several reasons and the most relevant reason is to hide a bald head and show a stylish, fashionable and aesthetic profile. Wigs are mostly made of horse-hair, human hair or synthetic hair. Wig is a short form for the 17th century English word “periwig”. Actors wear wigs to get the nearest resemblance to the character they portray. Wigs have been used since ancient times. Egyptians used wigs to protect their clean shaven head from the sun. Romans, Greeks, Phoenicians and Assyrians also used wigs for style and to cover their head.

Wigs contain the cap which is its base, where the hair is attached. Caps are available in different types and hair is stuck to the cap using numerous different techniques. Hair is attached in wefts on the wig. Hair strings doubled over and closely sewn together in longer strands is the process by which wigs are made. Find more info at www.wigswigswigs.info

Wigs made from human hair have a very natural look. Depending upon the personal tastes, the human hair wigs can be colored, styled, cut or “permed”. These wigs need lot of care and they are more expensive. Similar to human hair, the wigs are also to be cleaned with shampoo, dried, and conditioned to preserve its natural look and feel. People who do not have the time or inclination to do these chores have the option of a synthetic blend wig resembling human hair.

Most of the good quality synthetic wigs are identical to human hair wigs. They are not very expensive and need very little care and maintenance. The synthetic wig retains the curl, wave, texture and volume due to the “memory” of the monofilament fiber hair. They get damaged when hair dryers, curling irons or hot rollers are used to get a wave.

What should be the correct size of the wig? Most of the wigs fit a head circumference of 21.5 inches to 22.5 inches. The wig should be worn on the natural hairline, nearly four fingers above the eyebrows. In the back, pull down the wig to the natural hairline. Using the elastic tab and Velcro provided in the back, adjust the wig to get a comfortable and secure fit.

Nearly 10 to 30 percent of excess hair is provided in most wigs so it is advisable to avail the services of a professional hair stylist to fine tune the wig so that it suits your features and gives a stylish look.

The wigs should be stored on a wig stand or a mannequin when it is not used so that the shape is properly preserved.

Perspiration, environment and lifestyle are some of the factors to be taken into account when deciding the frequency of cleaning the wig. Normally it is advisable to clean the wig after a fortnight’s use. Strictly follow the guidelines given by the manufacturer, for cleaning and conditioning the wig.

Feb 14
Monofilament Wigs Posted by lace front wigs

If you have looked at websites that sell wigs, you have probably seen that some of them offer monofilament wigs. This type of wig usually costs a lot and is considered to be the most comfortable and desirable. But what makes it so? Learn what a monofilament wig is, and if it would benefit you to get one.

Most wigs on the market are machine-made and have fabric caps. In contrast, a monofilament wig cap is made from a special material which is very thin, mostly transparent and pleasing to the touch. In a monofilament wig, each hair strand is hand knotted to the cap, which lets it turn more freely.

Usually monofilament wigs are made from real human hair. A monofilament cap takes time to make, so there is no point in making top quality wigs from synthetic materials. Besides, synthetic fibers are not as durable as natural human hair.

Most modern wigs marked “monofilament wig” are actually only partially monofilament. Usually the most important part of the wig, the top, is monofilament, while the back has a more traditional construction. This reduces the cost of the wig and makes it easy to adjust with tape tabs. These ensure that your wig fits snugly on your head and will not slide.

Advantages of monofilament wigs

  • Best for people with very little or no hair
  • Most natural looking, because your own scalp can be seen through monofilament material
  • A monofilament cap is soft and perfect for people with sensitive skin
  • Because the strands are knotted one by one, the wig “breathes” and provides good ventilation

Many wig designers offer monofilament wigs. Wigs by Rene of Paris and Louis Ferre, in my opinion, are especially comfortable and natural looking. Unfortunately, monofilament wigs are never cheap - they take a lot of time to make. But on the bright side, hand-knotting makes the wig more durable. So with good care, your wig will serve you for several years - even if you wear it every day.A monofilament wig cap offers a lot of benefits, but they will mostly be appreciated by people with severe hair loss. If you wear a wig just for fun over your own hair, a transparent cap makes no difference.

Feb 13
African American Wigs Posted by lace front wigs

You will love the simplicity as well as the promptness of high quality online stores. The short African American wigs you purchase will often transform your overall look extremely and perfectly! You can choose from just about virtually any color you could possibly imagine for your hair. There are multiple online stores that sell high quality wigs for great prices and in the personal short African American wigs style you prefer.

It is wonderful to find everything from streaked or highlighted short African American wigs such as African American wig designs, to more Caucasian-hair created short African American wigs. It may seem as though the wig you choose was created especially like how you envisioned your hair. It can be exhilirating to shop from the seemingly endless internet catalogues that are simple to view.

Why not browse around right now and you will see for yourself how convenient it is to purchase your alluring short African American wigs on the internet. Some of the most beautiful, wonderful, exceptional short African American wigs on the market today are available more easily than you could possibly imagine! Look around online.

I just know you will find and you will love the selection of short African American wigs you find online the merchandise you find online could be perfect for you! It is certainly the very best way to shop for short African American wigs. From the blackest, most stunning ebony short African American wigs you will ever find, as well as breathtaking, stylish and absolutely style-perfect short African American wigs of platinum blonde—these wigs are all out there.

Small changes such as adding beautiful short African American wigs can completely change the way you look—more than could imagine! You can find great short styles and prices. In addition, you will have your beautiful short African American wigs that last and last with easy-to-maintain designs.

Jan 14
5 Ways To Extend Your Wig Life Posted by lace front wigs

You want to look good; you’ve bought a new wig and are all ready for the grand makeover. In all the joy of trying out the new look you forget to enquire how to keep your good wig looking great. Well, here’s how you can keep your lace wig in perfect condition.

Lace wigs are lightweight, comfortable and give you the perfect look.

When you first receive the lace wig put your hands inside the wig and give it a gentle shake. This will loosen and open out hair. If the hair is straight use a wig brush to gently comb it through. If it is a curly wig, simply run your fingers through the hair.

Washing

You can wear your lace wigs for up to 30 wearing or 6 weeks depending on the adhesive used. If you use the wig in harsher environments like strong direct sunlight or smoky conditions you must wash the wig more often. The best way to know when your wig needs a wash is if it gets sticky, tangled and seems lifeless. It’s just like your own hair so you will know when it is time.

Gently brush the wig at the bottom to untangle any knots. Soak the wig for a few minutes and then wash with a wig shampoo in the washbasin. Never out it in the washing machine. End with a rinse. Be gentle at all times.

Drying

To dry, pat the wig with a towel. Remember, never wring the hair or else it will loose shape. Don’t air dry it or comb when dripping wet as well. Hang the wig on a wig stand to dry. You can spray a wig conditioner and then gently use your fingers to smoothen it out.

Use Proper Products

Your lace wigs have been treated with care. You must use only dedicated and specially formulated wig care products like shampoos, conditioners and brushes.

Often you may come across certain products, which are advertised as being mild and delicate like baby care products for example. These are definitely not suitable for your wigs. They may actually make your wig dull and loose their colour.

Do not use hairbrushes with nylon bristles especially on curly wigs. The curls will open out. Avoid hairspray, mousse and permanent hair colors as well. Also remember to use the products correctly and in right quantities.

Avoid Damaging Agents

Excessive heat and cold can play havoc with your wig. Avoid direct heat from ovens, blow dryers and clothes dryers, hot boiling water, barbeques and such objects. You can wear a cloth on your head to minimize any effect. If you are caught in the rain, snow or steam like conditions just wait for your wig to dry before you do anything.

Avoid Friction

It is preferred that you remove your wig when sleeping. Friction with the pillow or high furniture, car headrests etc can cause wear and tear and cut short the life of your wig. Just bear these points in mind and you can have great looking lace wigs that last for a long time.

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