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What is HD Lace?

Over the last ,HD lace wigs have become extremely popular with our clients, most of which are looking for a truly natural look and the ability to wear their wig with complete confidence. The unique mesh appearance of a lace wig gives an amazing welcoming variation to your wig.

This is a kind of bobbinet or torchon lace fabric, because there is no ring forming, but only yarn knotting, so it is produced by a completely different principle from warp knitting lace.

Only a few manufacturers in the world use these old machines to make these nets – mainly in England.

For this reason, fabric is very expensive.

The machines used to make this lace are very old, invented in 1809, and never produced in a new version. They are, in fact, like Swiss watches – handmade masterpieces that are hard to manufacture on an industrial scale.

It’s very rare, like Rolls-Royce, and that’s how it’s priced.Guess why many high-end wedding dresses are made only with English lace (the fabric is really made in Britain), because it’s so unique that only royalty or very rich Chinese can afford it.

The design of these lace front wigs makes you look gorgeous and outstanding and they appear like your natural hairline. Leaving an illusion of new and healthy hair growth.

Advantages of hd lace.

HD lace is a new lace material that is more light, soft and delicate and looks more transparent than normal lace, which can melt into our skin more perfectly, which makes the hairline more invisible.

We often recommend the light lace to light skin tone girls, but recently we found that HD lace can melt to any skin tone.

According to the features of the lace material itself, HD lace is better than transparent lace.

The key point we wearing a wig is to make it look as natural as possible.As we can see in the picture attached below, the HD lace can melt into our skin much better than traditional lace, which can make our hairline looks more natural and less visible.

We use a fine multifilament polyester or nylon thread knitted into a hexagonal pattern that allows for a natural offset ventilation (the process of tying the hair to the base material). The offset avoids the unnatural “doll’s head” look of hair lined up in perfect rows and columns. Our lace is naturally breathable with plenty of airflow, and allows for easy rinsing of your scalp while wearing the system. For this reason, it’s perfect for those with active lifestyles who perspire a lot, as you can perspire through the base instead of under it. The soft lace is extremely comfortable.

Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Wig Maintenance

What’s the one thing every wig wearer worries about? Whether or not other people can tell that you’re wearing a wig.

Nothing is worse than being in the grocery store and wondering if everyone is staring at you because they know your hair isn’t really yours.

First, you should know they probably aren’t staring at all. Second, whether or not people can tell if you are wearing a wig depends not just on the quality of your wig, but also how well you take care of it.

Read these tips to keep your wig looking fresher, fuller and more natural for longer than ever before.

1. Wear your wig less often

We aren’t saying not to wear a wig every day. We’re saying you shouldn’t wear the same wig every day.

Wearing a wig is like wearing an LBD. Over time the color fades, the threads to start to run, and the overall appearance diminishes.

If you’re an everyday wig wearer, you may want to consider buying two wigs and rotating them. The less you wear your wig, the longer it will last. Besides that, rotating will allow you to care properly for your wigs on “off” days.

2. Wash your hair.but not too often

You don’t need us to tell you that washing your hair too often can dry it out, turn it brittle, and make it lose shine.

The same is true of wigs, both synthetic and human hair wigs. If you’re rotating your wigs, you should be able to wait a few days between washes. If you only have one wig, wait a few days between washes to maintain your wig’s natural luster.

3. You paid good money for your wig, invest in high-quality products to maintain it

Say it with us: “Not all shampoos and conditioners are created equal.”

You know it, we know it, your stylist knows it. Even your husband – who says he is okay with Pert and has secretly used your shampoo for the past 25 years – knows it.

Using shampoos and conditioners specially designed for wigs is the key to wig longevity. Traditional shampoos and conditioners have harsh chemicals that can permanently damage your wig, and your wig hair won’t repair itself over time like natural hair.

4.  Practice proper wig washing techniques

Gone are the days of rubbing shampoo into your scalp.

Doing that will wear out your wig, and you’ll have to buy a new one sooner than you’d like.

Follow these techniques when washing your wigs:

STEP ONE Soak your wig in soapy water for a few minutes. Then, gently comb the shampoo through the hair. Do not rub or massage the product into the wig as that will result in residue buildup, which clumps your wig hair and possibly cause permanent damage.

STEP TWO Gently rinse the wig in clean, warm (not hot) water and comb through. Repeat this process until all the soap is gone.

STEP THREE Repeat steps one and two with your conditioning product.

STEP FOUR Detangle your wig immediately with a detangling brush.

STEP FIVE Air dry your hair. NEVER use a hair dryer on your wig. The hot air will permanently damage a human hair or heat-friendly synthetic wig and completely melt a synthetic wig.

5. Back away from the Elnett Satin.

Really. Put it on the counter and go to the living room.

You there? Okay, now we can talk.

More often than not, traditional drugstore or salon sprays will damage your wig hair. Repeated use of these products causes harmful residue buildup, which can leave your wig with a greasy look and feel.

Not a good look.

Invest in styling products made for wigs that will ensure the longevity of your wig.

6. Put down your curling iron.

Everyone knows heat tools damage hair, and the same is true with wigs.

When you use a heating tool on your wig the hair gets damaged, dry, and brittle, split ends form, and the hair loses natural shine. Moreover, because wig hair doesn’t repair like natural hair, the damage is permanent.

Hair dryers, curling irons, and flat irons can all permanently damage your wig. If you own a synthetic wig, heating tools can melt your wig.

Make sure always to let your wig air dry. If you want a wavy or curly look, use non-heating curlers. Keep in mind; most wigs come pre-styled, so you can choose your look before your wig arrives at your home.

7. Visit your stylist!

She misses you! (We miss her, too. Say hello for us?)

Styling wigs is an entirely different process than styling natural hair. Your stylist should be able to give you some tips and tricks for styling your wig without damaging it.

More importantly, if you make a mistake cutting your wig on your own, it will be permanently damaged. Your stylist went to school to learn how to cut human hair and wig hair, so she is much less likely to mess it up!

Make sure to check-in with your stylist each time you buy a wig. Different wigs style in different ways, so it’s good to get advice for each one.

8. Do not sleep or shower with your wig

Just trust us on this one, okay? Wig bed head is significantly worse than regular bed head.

9. Keep your wig covered and upright between uses

When you aren’t wearing your wig, make sure it is appropriately stored. Keep your wig in a cool room. If you’ve learned nothing else reading this post, it should be that heat and wigs are a dangerous combination.

It’s also a good idea to keep a small humidifier in the room you store your wigs in, especially if you live in a drier climate. A humidifier will keep your wig from drying out.

Leave your wig on a mannequin head (an expensive styrofoam one is fine) and use a light cover to protect the wig from dust and exposure.

10. Don’t neglect your hair just because you wear a wig every day

This tip is last, but it’s probably the most important.

Maintaining clean hair and a healthy scalp is something you should be doing already. When you have a healthy scalp, you’ll prevent residues, oils, and grease from seeping into your wig. Plus, with a healthy scalp, your wig will feel more comfortable.


Human Hair Wigs vs. Synthetic Wigs: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

A common misconception of first-time wig buyers is that human hair wigs look more realistic than synthetic wigs.

What if we told you that isn’t true?

High-quality synthetic wigs can look just as natural as human hair wigs, and they cost a lot less, too.

There are lots of differences between the types of wig hair.

Figuring out which type you need before you start shopping will help you choose a wig that looks great and works for your lifestyle.

PROS AND CONS

Synthetic Wigs

Pros

  1. Ease: Because they come pre-styled and bounce back to their original shape after washes, synthetic wigs are exceptionally easy to care for.
  2. Naturalness: It’s almost impossible to tell the difference between a high-quality synthetic wig and a human hair wig. Really, it is.
  3. Weather Resistance: No matter the weather, a synthetic wig will hold it’s style. Take that, humid East Coast summers.
  4. Low Maintenance: synthetic wigs require almost no upkeep, which is helpful if you’re experiencing fatigue from health issues.
  5. Versatility: Because of the low cost, you can purchase multiple synthetic wigs to try out different styles, cuts, and colors.
  6. Cost: Traditional synthetic wigs will almost always be the lowest priced option.
  7. Variety: Synthetic wigs come in the widest array of colors, both natural and ‘fantasy’ hues.

Cons

  1. Lack of Flexibility: DO NOT RECOLOR SYNTHETIC WIGS. Traditional hair dyes won’t adhere to the fibers, and the heat from the chemicals will melt the wig. Not a good look.
  2. Shininess: Low-cost synthetic wigs, usually wigs under $100, can develop an inhuman shine.
  3. Less Versatility: Synthetic wigs can’t be heat styled or worn while baking brownies (or cookies, or cakes, or anything…)
  4. Longevity: Synthetic wigs don’t last as long as their human hair counterparts, typically only four to six months.


Identify The Wig Cap Types Suited For Your Needs

Wig cap types come in so much variety it may seem overwhelming at first. Whether you’ve just started to lose hair or you have an older problem, it’s important to know your options. If you don’t suffer from alopecia or other hair loss conditions, this guide might make your decision even easier.

There are roughly 7 wig cap types that may or may not be right for you. Some of them come in standard sizes, while others are made to fit your head perfectly. In this way, excluding the need of wig tape or wig glue. In addition, some of them confer limited versatility and shouldn’t be worn by persons with sensitive scalp. Based on the following information, you’ll be able to pick for yourself!

THE NET FOUNDATION CAP

The net foundation cap is a more natural option because the hairs are hand tied. Among the better quality wig cap types, this one features a mesh net with countless hair strains that are hand tied on it. Net foundation caps can usually be ordered pre-cut, but any hairdresser can style it for you. They are usually not as soft and comfortable as the next featured lace cap.

THE LACE HAND TIED CAP

Since lace and other sheer materials are soft, this type of cap is especially suitable for persons with sensitive scalp. Hairs are hand tied on a piece of lace that is molded to the shape of one’s head.  Lace hand tied caps are most expensive for the level of quality, comfort and workmanship involved, but the increase in price is usually worth it.

THE LACE FRONT CAP

Perhaps the most confusing of all, the lace front cap can come in many forms. Many weft wigs may feature a lace front section. Fully hand-tied units with stretch lace in the back may also feature a softer lace front. Many companies offer different wig cap types with a more realistic lace front, so it’s important to take note of exactly what you are buying. Hair wigs are fully hand tied and do not have weft tracks. Therefore, our lace fronts still feature soft lace with stretch lace, with the whole cap being hand-tied.

THE TOP CAP PIECES

Especially made to conceal just certain areas of your scalp, the top pieces are able to add extra volume as well. If you’re having trouble with hair loss in the crown area, you can rely on this cap type. Also, covering a scar can prove to be simple with such pieces. In this case, you really don’t need a full cap wig.

THE MONOFILAMENT BASE

Featuring excellent ventilation for your scalp, like lace hand-tied bases, the monofilament base provides much more. Designed with the idea of naturalness in mind, this type of cap looks realistic. It allows you to part your hair in any direction you want, be it a different one every day. The hair grafts are hand-placed on an ultra-thin material.

THE VACUUM OR SUCTION BASE

Among all wig cap types, this one is actually made for the shape and size of your head. However, since it’s made of silicone and must fit your scalp perfectly, you have to be completely bald to wear one. The whole idea of this cap is to exclude the usage of glue or tape. A digital scan or a plaster mold can make this possible.

THE WEFTED FOUNDATION CAP

This type of cap comes in standard sizes and it has little customization options. Weft foundation caps are sometimes called “capless” because the synthetic fibers or natural hairs are stitched onto wefts or tracks. The whole process is pretty automatic. Since they are made by machines, these caps are also pretty cheap.

Protect Your Hair When Wearing Weaves

Sew-in extensions or weaves are considered a great way of protecting your natural hair while displaying a variety of looks. However, there are a few things you should know before getting your installment. Among the factors that may actually damage your natural hair are an exceeding number of extensions, improper maintenance and faulty aftercare. Before you conclude that weaves can do a lot of damage to your natural hair instead of protecting it, make sure you do your part during the installation and after to truly make weaves protective and worth the time and expense.

Limit the number of extensions

Choosing the ideal amount of hair is the first step in opting for a protective sew-in technique. Too much hair can mean too much pressure on your scalp from the weight of the extra hair. The last thing you want to do is to make your weave uncomfortable and damage your natural hair and scalp because you have too many extensions installed. Also, think about how tightly the braids are done. Tight braids lead to headaches, excessive shedding and scalp damage. So, opt for looser braids and a sufficient amount of hair extensions.

Maintain your weaves properly

When your extensions are installed, you should leave your hair alone for a few days. Your hair should be washed and deeply conditioned prior to the weave installation, so washing and conditioning immediately after an install may loosen the install prematurely. In order to maintain your hair and scalp while wearing weaves, you can prepare a special mixture of essential oils and water to spritz on every now and then. Combining the mixture in a diffuser bottle will make application to the hair and scalp easier. Lots of different DIY moisture combo recipes can be found online and many brands are offering already made moisture boots as well.

Emphasize on the aftercare

Depending on your hair type, you can keep sew in weaves for 4 to 6 weeks before having to remove them. In case your hair is thin, you should schedule an appointment after 4 weeks. A medium to thick type of hair can usually sustain the weaves for 6 weeks or more, depending on hair growth rate. Even so, you shouldn’t keep them in for very long because you can’t avoid product buildup that’s going to settle between the braids. Washing your natural hair is the first thing you should do after extension removal. Next, you should use coconut oil and other deeply moisturizing hair masks to infuse as much moisture to your hair as possible. Try not to rush the process and leave the hair treatment in for a longer period of time. Your stylist will probably recommend a deep conditioner- don’t skip this step. Follow these 3 main tips for weave care and you’ll have more success with hair care and hair growth.

The Most Natural Look For Wigs

Our 100% hand tied human hair wigs are an excellent alternative to natural hair. If you suffer from hair loss because of different medical reasons, you can safely turn to this option in hair replacement that was modified and improved over time. The result available these days is simply amazing! Lace wigs today are no longer full of disadvantages like their previous versions. Though 100% hand tied human hair wigs are generally more expensive due to the meticulous craftsmanship involved, they are very lightweight, they can be parted and styled anywhere, and there are no heavy bulky wefts to hide (hair sewn together on a track for weaves). Besides the obvious aesthetic aspect, the wigs from chantichewig Hair are provided with a variety of cap choices that allows your scalp to breathe. This offers a higher level of comfort compared with other types of wigs or those of lesser quality.

THE ADVANTAGES OF 100% HAND TIED HUMAN HAIR WIGS

Comfort and quality are definitely important aspects, but when it comes to looks, the lace wigs offered by blisswigs Hair surpass its competitors in style and variety. The natural feeling and expert quality of blisswigs Hair lace wigs matched with contemporary hairstyles makes women, and especially women with hair loss issues, feel fully confident in their looks. Because our hair is a natural raw product (from real humans!), it can be styled in multiple ways, such as straight, wavy or even teased in order to obtain different charming looks. On top of that, lace wigs can be dyed and washed just like you would do with your own hair. If you want to go swimming and look fabulous at the same time, you don’t need to worry about getting your hair wet. That won’t be a problem because lace wigs allow for a natural looking hairline allowing you to style the hair away from your face or even getting it a little wet by swimming a few laps. No one has to know that your hair is attached once applied properly. Before you know it, you might forget you have on a lace wig also…well, at least, for a moment!

The hand tied monofilament, lace or silk top cap designs of lace wigs are excellent additions to human hair wigs. All the discomfort caused by the previous ventilation problems have become a thing of the past. When wearing a lace wig, you will have the feeling of natural hair and your roots will look as genuine as it gets. Putting your hair up in a ponytail or just styling it from one side to the other are not only possible with 100% hand tied human hair wigs, but also highly recommended. You are no longer forced to maintain just one look when it comes to wigs! Lace wigs fit perfectly on anyone’s scalp, bald or not, thanks to the meticulous work of our wig experts. In the case of wigs, there is no technology in the world that can replicate the beautiful life like and natural looking work that people can do with their hands.
The life-like appearance of wigs from chantichewig Hair grant a confidence boost not just to women who have suffered massive hair loss, but also to women who want to change their hair style overnight! The variety of these wigs can probably seem overwhelming at first. Perhaps, choosing the 100% hand tied human hair lace wig you like best would take longer than deciding that you actually want one! Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Ombre Highlights On Lace Wigs

Hair color and the distribution of color can really make a difference in one’s style. Have you ever tried ombre highlights on your lace wig? This is where highlights are toward the ends of the hair, rather than coming straight from the root. Did you know that you can customize your lace wigs at chantiche.com with ombre highlights? If you’re looking for something new, ombre highlights may be the style for you!

You can certainly dye the hair yourself, but we don’t recommend it unless you have some experience with dyes! We do not recommend any further processing of processed hair (relaxed textures, curly textures, hair that has already been dyed, for example), but if you order a natural Virgin texture that has never been processed for a dye or texture, you can certainly try adding ombre highlights to your lace wig by dipping the ends of the hair in dye solution. Again, only recommended for people experienced with using dye chemicals! Otherwise, you can custom order ombre highlights on your lace wig here.

How To Care For Synthetic Heat Style Hair Extenions

Heat style instructions

You can blow dry, iron or curl these extensions as you would with normal hair. Take care to use a low-heat setting to avoid damaging the hair.

Washing

  • Use a pick comb or your fingers to remove any tangles
  • Mix a mild color safe shampoo and cool water in a bowl and dip your hair extension into it. Swish it around in the water
  • Rinse off the soapy water well so no residue remains
  • Dab it with a towel or cloth to remove excess moisture
  • Let the extension hang dry or use a blow dryer on a low heat setting to dry it

Caution: Do not brush or comb the hair when it is wet as this can cause the hair to be pulled out

Conditioning

Follow the same steps as washing it using a detangling conditioner

Combing out tangles

Use a wide tooth comb and comb gently.

Trim frizzy ends

If the ends start to frizz, trim them. It will refresh your extensions and extend their lifespan.

Dryness

After some time, your extensions may start to look dry. Give them back their shine by rubbing a light weight oil such as Jojoba oil onto them. Leave it for an hour and then blot out any excess oil. If necessary, give them a gentle shampoo.

Glueless Lace Wigs Are A Great Choice!

AN EASY LACE WIG APPLICATION

We’ve mentioned previously that the use of glue for applying lace wigs is not for everyone. Many women are finding that glueless lace wigs can be just the right lace wig cap construction to fit their needs. Glueless lace wigs are not new, but they have gained more popularity as more are educated on the fact that lace front wigs can look very natural without the use of glue.

There are actually a variety of glueless lace wigs that are available. The one you chose depends entirely on your particular needs and comfort level. They are all, however, very easy to apply and style. You can even transform full lace wigs into glueless lace wigs by simply securing the wig down with bobby pins or sewing in the full lace wig. The difference between a full lace wig and a glueless lace wig is that glueless lace wigs have elastic bands that are adjustable for fit. The adjustable straps are positioned at the nape and allows one to loosen and tighten the wig to fit to the contours of one’s head. Although there are different types of glueless lace wigs, the term “glueless” will refer to a specific lace wig cap construction on our site. Here are some examples our glueless lace wigs.

“Glueless” lace wigs– The “glueless” lace wig cap is constructed with an adjustable strap in the back along with small weighted reinforcements near the temples to help keep the wig closer to your scalp and more snug to your head. The lace front part of the cap can be constructed of different materials including swiss lace or a silk top panel. If you order a “glueless” wig on our site, this is the cap type that you will receive.
Lace front with adjustable strap in the back– This glueless lace wig cap is pretty much the same as the “glueless” lace wig cap minus the weighted reinforcements near your temples. This cap construction can also be made with a silk top panel.
Full stretch cap– The full stretch cap is constructed with an elastic band on the full perimeter of the cap. It does not have any weighted reinforcements but fits snugly on the perimeter of your head.

How To Care For Your Long Hair?

Our hair is the crowning glory of our looks, both literally and figuratively. Long, gorgeous, and healthy tresses are every girl’s dream, but most of us end up hating our dull and lifeless hair. Owing to our hectic, modern lifestyle, which includes everyday stress and pollution,long hair extensions can be difficult to achieve.

Maintaining long and lustrous hair is not a one day task. It requires a proper and dedicated hair care regimen that is easy to follow. If you are dreaming of long locks, here are a few tips you must follow.

1.Get To Know Your Hair

It is extremely crucial for you to understand the cycle of your hair. There are three stages to your hair cycle: Anagen, catagen, and telogen.

Anagen – When a new strand is formed in the follicle.

Catagen – When the lower two-thirds of the hair is destroyed.

Telogen – When the hair enters the resting phase waiting to be pushed out by the fresh strand growing in the follicle.

The last phase ‘telogen’ is when the hair falls out. Around 10 to 15% of our hair is in its last phase. But due to various factors, sometimes a majority tends to jump to the telogen phase. This is when we face hair loss problems and hair thinning too.

2.Cut It More Often

“The ends of long hair have been styled and colored so many times that they get dry and frizzy quickly,” says hairstylist Serge Normant. Ask your stylist to snip less than a half inch every other month (since your hair grows faster than that, you won’t lose any real length). If you wait too much longer between cuts, split ends could resplit, which means you’ll have to trim ore later on.

3.Care for Your Scalp

Don’t neglect your scalp, it can also get sunburnt and dry – lightly spray in leave-conditioner to moisturize all day and rub some pure jojoba oil on your scalp if it feels itchy. You can also put the jojoba oil on your ends – it’s a light oil that mimics the natural oils of your virgin hair weave so it won’t feel heavy at all!

4.Don’t Overwash Your Hair

If you want your hair to grow, you need a healthy scalp, which means not stripping your skin of natural oils every time you hop in the shower. The easiest way to prevent this oil-free fate is by not washing your hair every single day, and you can always extend the length to time between showers by using a good dry shampoo.

5.Purchase a high-quality hairbrush

When you have long locks, a great hairbrush is a worthwhile investment. Select a brush with natural bristles—a boar bristle round brush is ideal. Your brush should be firm enough to detangle your hair, yet gentle enough so that it does not pull too hard on your hair.

6.Avoid using heat styling tools

Avoid using the hairdryer and heat styling tools every day. This dries out your hair and takes the shine away if you do it too often. Even better if you try and let your hair air dry whenever you can! Use snag-free hair elastics on your hair to prevent breakage.

7.Use Conditioner Every Time You Shampoo

Conditioning is a key factor in maintaining good human hair. It locks the moisture in the shaft, prevents dryness, and provides protection from dirt and pollution and, to a certain extent, from the sun as well. It also helps replace the lipids and proteins inside the hair shaft and seals the cuticles to prevent further damage.

8.Prevent Breakage When Sleeping

A lot of damage can happen to your hair when you sleep, especially if you’re prone to tossing and turning at night. Some people sleep on silk pillowcases to prevent breakage, but you can also loosely braid your hair before going to sleep on your regular cotton pillowcase.

If you have long hair, you’re going to spend a lot of time caring for it, so just be patient. If you’re trying to grow out your hair, remember that on average, hair on a human head grows at a rate of about half an inch every month, so even if you implement all of these tips immediately, your hair still needs time to grow. If you do follow these tips and prevent damage to your hair bundles or human hair wigs, you’ll be much more likely to end up with and keep, the length you want.