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8 Best Tips For Tangle Free Hair Extensions

No matter your hair type, Brazilian body wavy,Malaysian clip in hair extension, silk straight hair bundles etc, you’ve probably been traumatized by tangles that seem nearly impossible to get out.We all can’t wake up every day expecting to have great hair extensions, but throwing in some tangles and knots can make mornings even worse.Don’t let those tangles spoil a good hair day, take a look at these quick tips that will keep your knots at bay!

What Causes My Hair Tangle?

There could be a few reasons why your hair is tangling a lot. Hair texture, the frequency of brushing, exposure to wind, as well as the healthiness of the hair, can all contribute to matting. For example, your hair is more likely to tangle if:

● It is super thick and curly

● It is long and fine

● It is very dry and damaged

● You don’t brush your hair throughout the day, etc.

Tips For Tangle-Free Hair

1.Use a wide-toothed comb

If you do want to run a brush through your hair, then opt for a wide-toothed comb, preferably one made out of wood.A comb made from this material will decrease the build-up of static energy and cause less breakage than using a brush.

2.Brush your hair before washing

The best way to avoid tangles and knots is to brush your hair out before you wash it. Go in sections, starting from the bottom where the most knots and tangles are, and work your way up. Brush your hair before washing so that you don’t end up with a knotted mess.Brush below the tangle and you will notice that your hair will get free from the tangles.

3.Avoid hair products with a lot of chemicals

Chemicals are bad, bad, bad. Really harsh chemicals should be a big NO for your human hair extensions. Using them on a consistent basis could also contribute to damaging your hair. More damage = more tangles.

4.Don’t wash your hair frequently

Everyday shampoo will strip moisture out of your hair. Your natural oils and sebum are important to keep your hair healthy and protect the hair follicle. Washing every other day will make sure that your hair and scalp is not totally dry which is a cause of damaged and tangled hair.

5.Use a deep nourishing conditioner

Conditioning the hair will restore moisture back into it, leaving it smoother and less likely to tangle. Finding a really good detangler that works well for your hair is super important.Tip: condition the ends only, to avoid greasy roots.

6.Keep your hair dyes and bleaching to a minimum

The more dye you use, the drier your hair becomes, and tangles become more frequent after dying my locks. Keeping dyes to a minimum is best to keep your hair less damaged and less tangled.

7.Regular trimmings 

As your remy hair weave grows, the ends get dry and split up. This makes your hair lose its shine and silky feel. Dry and split hair is more likely to get tangled. Regular trimmings will keep the split ends away. Get regular trimmings every 6-7 weeks. Also, try to minimize dying your hair especially if you have longer hair.

8.Be aware of how you sleep

If you take good care of your hair in your day-to-day life, you might as well make sure it’s protected while you’re asleep, too, because you don’t totally know what goes on when you shut your eyes and fall asleep.Your hair is its weakest when it’s wet,make sure your hair is dry before you fall asleep.Note:never sleep with it tied up.

Preparation Before Wearing A Wig

1.Do a skin test.

Some people are allergic to the chemicals used to keep a wig in place. Do a skin test to determine whether or not you are allergic. First, dab a small amount of liquid adhesive or double-sided wig tape onto the back of your hand. Next, observe the adhesive for at least twenty four hours.

  • If the skin becomes red or irritated, purchase a hypoallergenic wig tape or adhesive to use instead.
  • If the skin is unaffected, you can safely wear the wig.

2.Flatten your hair.

The flatter your hair is against your head, the better the wig will look. You can braid short hair into corn rows or mold it against your head using gel and bobby pins. For long hair, first tie your hair in a low ponytail. Next, wrap the ponytail into a flat bun and secure it with bobby pins.

  • Allow any gel or hairspray to dry before continuing.

3.Put on a stocking cap.

Stocking caps, or wig caps, are soft caps that flatten your hair and help the wig stay in place. Gently pull on the stocking cap, being careful not to disturb your flattened hair. Adjust the cap so that it barely covers your hairline.

  • If you have little to no hair, skip this step. Otherwise, the cap will slide around your head and bunch up under your wig.
  • Make sure all of your hairs are tucked into this cap, even the hairs on the nape of your neck.

4.Prepare your skin.

Wash your skin with a gentle cleanser and blot it dry with a towel. Next, dab some rubbing alcohol on cotton ball and wipe it along your hairline. This will remove the excess oils on your skin. If you have sensitive skin, you can apply a scalp-protecting serum after using the rubbing alcohol.

  • Allow the serum to dry completely before continuing.
  • Scalp-protecting serums can be bought at wig supply shops and online.

Putting On the Wig

1.Test the fit of the wig.

Before you apply any adhesives, you need to make sure the wig fits properly. To do so, place the wig on your head and line it up with your natural hairline. If the wig has tightening straps on the inside, you may need to adjust these for a proper fit. If the wig doesn’t fit and it doesn’t have any tightening straps, contact the manufacturer for help.

  • If you can feel a strong ring of pressure around your scalp, the wig is too tight. Loosen the straps slightly.
  • If the wig slides around when you move your head, the wig is too loose. Tighten the straps.

2.Trim the lace.

Once your wig fits properly, you need to trim the lace. Use a few clips to pull the hair away from your face. Next, using sharp pinking shears, trim the lace along your natural hairline. You should leave about 1/8 inch (3 mm) of lace. This will only have to be done the first time you wear the wig.

  • Some wigs don’t need to be trimmed before wearing. These wigs have little to no excess lace at the front of the wig.
  • You can buy pinking shears at sewing supply stores.

3.Remove the wig and set it aside.

Carefully pull the wig off, leaving all the clips in, and set the wig on a clean flat surface. Arrange the wig so that it’s easy to see what part goes on the hairline and what part goes on the nape of the neck.

  • If you have to loosen any straps to get the wig off, your wig is too tight.

4.Apply wig tape.

Cut six to ten small pieces of wig tape. Next, line your hairline with the small pieces of tape by pressing the sticky side against your skin. Use a mirror while you do this to create an even hairline.Once the tape is applied, remove the thick foam padding to reveal the other side of the tape.

  • Make sure all of the pieces are touching. Otherwise, you may have loose gaps in your hairline.
  • Wig tape can be bought at wig supply stores or online.

5.Use a liquid adhesive.

If you don’t want to use wig tape, you can use a liquid lace adhesive instead. Use a clean makeup brush to apply the adhesive in thin line along your entire hairline.Depending on the type of adhesive, you may need to wait a few minutes before wearing your wig.

  • If you use a soft bond adhesive, allow the glue to dry long enough to become tacky before applying the wig.
  • If you use a hard bond adhesive, you can apply the wig immediately.

 6.Apply the wig.

Carefully pull the wig on. First, adjust the edge of the wig so that the hairlines match. Next, adjust the back of the wig so that it hangs naturally over your hair. Lastly, press the lace of the wig into your adhesive or wig tape.

  • Once you press the lace into the adhesive or wig tape, it’s very hard to remove. Be sure that the wig is perfectly aligned before doing so.

7.Style your hair.

If your wig is made of human hair, you can use regular brushes, hot styling tools, and hair products. If your wig is synthetic, avoid using regular brushes and hot styling tools. Instead, use a wide-toothed comb or wig brush to adjust your hair.

Maintaining Your Wig

1.Take off your wig.

First, remove any adhesives or tape with a commercial wig adhesive remover or regular baby oil. To do so, rub the remover along your hairline where the lace meets the adhesive. Continue rubbing gently until the lace lifts away from your scalp.

  • Do not pull the lace to remove it you will damage the wig.

2.Wash the wig regularly.

Depending on the manufacturer recommendations, your wig will need to be washed after 8-12 wears. First, brush any tangles from the wig. Next, shampoo and condition the wig in a sink filled with warm water. Place it on wig stand and let it dry completely before brushing or combing it. This will help wig last for months instead of weeks.

  • Human hair can be washed with regular shampoo and conditioner. However, synthetic wigs require their own specialized shampoo and conditioner.
  • Specialized shampoos and conditioners can be purchased at beauty supply stores or directly from the wig manufacturer.

3.Store the wig properly.

Proper storage will prolong the life of the wig. Keep the wig on a wig stand when it’s not in use. If you’re in between washings, make sure the wig is free of any adhesives or tape before storing it.

  • You can buy a wig stand at wig supply stores or online.

Synthetic Wigs For Women

There are thousands of different styles and types of wigs for women which are available on the market. A selection of fibers are used to make synthetic women’s wigs. The popular choice of customers nowadays are synthetic wigs which can take heat; i.e. high temperature synthetic wigs. These wigs are made from fibers which can be rod set and immersed into hot water for a curly style or immersed into hot water without a rod set to tame stubborn flyaways. Our wigs can also be flat ironed or hot curled but heat temperatures should be set with caution.

The maximum recommended temperature to use fibers is around 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Some wigs may take a slightly higher heat but be cautious and increase only slightly at a time testing on a small area to ensure that it is safe to apply the set temperature to the entire wig. A variety of textures are available including straight, wavy, curly, kinky and others. Price points are affordable and with good care a synthetic wig can last a long time.

Keep Your Wig From Sliding

We all know that wearing a wig can be one of the most exciting changes you can make in your life. A good wig can make you feel sexy, bold, and super confident. Because of this, many woman like to make the change to wigs, and embrace them with open arms! This is fantastic and we highly encourage it. But it is important to know that there is a learning curve that comes with this lifestyle change.

One problem that can sometimes occur is a wig creeping up the back of your neck (not fun!). Because of this, we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks you can use to stop your wig from sliding and keep your hair looking ready at all times!

How To Keep Wig From Riding Up In The Back

Silicone sheets are excellent to use for sliding wigs, as they are designed to cling to your head as well as the wig to ensure an extra strong hold. Many of our clients use the silicone sheets and highly recommend them for a solution.

Ways To Secure A Wig

Metal wig clips are another fantastic solution, and are often sewn into wig in order to fully attach them to your hair once in place. Some wigs come with clips already attached, and some don’t – but can be easily added. This is one of the most secure solutions to a sliding wig, and do absolutely no damage.

Another recommendation made by the wig community reads,

“I always tighten the stretchy bands so they cross over each other and find that helps. Plus I clip my cap to my own hair just behind my ear and find that keeps it even more secure.”

I personally love this solution and feel it has been the most secure for me in my personal wig journey. Wig clips are also very low maintenance, as once they are sewn in, you never have to worry about them again for the rest of your wig’s lifespan (which is ideal for those of us on a bit of a time-crunch in the morning!).

Wig Grip Band

A gel band is used as headband that provides a more comfortable and secure hold. It also has some added benefits like preventing pressure headaches and relieving pressure points around the head. But on top of that, a wig grip also ensures that your wig never pops up in the back or slides down in the front.

This design is highly recommended as one of the number one ways to hold on a wig, especially if you have a sensitive scalp, as it provides gentle relief and reduces the heaviness of the wig.

Overall, there are quite a few things you can do to keep your wig from sliding, but we have found these to be the top 3 tricks to do so. Sometimes wigs can be a little bit of a pain to secure and make work in the beginning, but once you do, you’ll find that your confidence level will be through the roof! So, don’t let this small issue turn you away from wearing wigs all together. Rather, think of it like a journey on the way to a new and beautiful you, and I assure you — you’ll love ever bit of it!

Tips to Choose the Best Wig for Your Lifestyle

Choosing a wig can be a big decision. It’s not the same as buying a sweater or a pair of jeans. A good wig or hairpiece is an investment. Picking the first wig you come across online is one way to do it, but we wouldn’t recommend it. There are different types of wigs to suit various needs. So it’s important to take time to consider your lifestyle and unique qualities to find your perfect match.

What’s The Best Wig For My Job?

What does your average day look like? Most of us spend 40 hours every week in our jobs. That’s a lot of time that can dictate the type of wig you can wear. Does your job have a physical aspect to it? Some jobs have limitations on hair styles for safety reasons. Keep this in mind when deciding how long you would like your wig to be. Maybe you have a client or customer-facing job and would like to have a style that is on trend and fashionable. If you work in a kitchen or somewhere very warm, we don’t recommend wearing a synthetic wig, as heat can damage the fibers.

It’s also important that your hair is natural and undetectable. A lace front wig creates the look of a natural hairline, even up close.

How Much Time Do I Have For Wig Care?

Wigs, like natural hair, take time and maintenance. Consider how much time you can devote to a beauty routine on a daily basis. Do you have plenty of time in the morning to style and achieve the look you want? Maybe you are juggling family, work, errands, and a mile-long to-do list and you need something quick and easy. Human hair wigs need styled after each wash, and although gorgeous and natural – will lose curl or style just like natural hair. We recommend synthetic wigs to those who have little time to devote to wig care, as they will hold their style even after washing (use cool water).

Health-Related Hair Loss

It’s very possible that your need for a wig stems from a health issue or condition causing hair loss. If you are currently undergoing chemo, or suffer from a condition like alopecia, a wig can be an important confidence boost. With your hair looking and feeling good, you can focus on healing. If you are undergoing chemotherapy, we usually recommend synthetic hair, as we know that treatments can leave you without the energy and strength to style human hair. Remember, many health insurance policies fully or partially cover the cost of a wig, depending on your condition. Get in touch with your insurance company to find out their policy.

Level of Activity

Exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. Before picking your wig, take stock of what exercises you normally do. If you are often breaking a sweat, look for a well-ventilated piece to avoid overheating. If you’d like a ponytail while exercising, look into a lace front wig for a natural looking hairline even when pulled back. You may need to wash your wig more often, as well. Consider purchasing an additional wig for strenuous activity. Do you enjoy swimming? Did you know you can actually swim with a wig on? Absolutely! If you dive in, buy a synthetic wig and designate it purely for swimming. This protects your daily wig!

The Best Wig For Your Personality

there’s only one thing left to consider: YOU. This is the most important aspect of all. What do you like? What look do you want to have? Are you a bold risk taker who is drawn to unexpected hair colors and styles? Are you more conservative and like a traditional look? Choosing a wig is a personal choice.

How Much Does A Wig Cost?

First and foremost, you need to know what budget you are working with. It’s important to not only count the price of the wig itself, but also the cost of maintenance and supplies. All wigs need to be stored properly and washed regularly. Also, will you want just one wig? Many women have a daily wig, but then also additional ones for special occasions or exercise. Human hair wigs are pricier, but they are soft and feel like real hair, because they are! Synthetic wigs are less expensive and allow freedom and choice on a budget. Check out our collection of human hair wigs and our synthetic wigs see the different features and styles.

Break Your Synthetic Wig’s bad Habits

How many of you set some super ambitious New Year’s Resolutions to hit the gym regularly, reduce sugars, and get more sleep? While most of you likely neglected to add synthetic wig maintenance to your goals, it’s an absolute necessity.

Let’s call them BOWLER for short, so don’t BOWLER with your wigs:

B: Brushing while wet

O: Overexposing to heat

W: Wrong products

L: Leaving on wigs while sleeping

E: Elastic Invaders

R: Rough rooting

Common Synthetic Wig Habits To Avoid

Be a baller with your gorgeous wigs, not a BOWLER! First, snip the “B” habit of brushing while wet. Like getting a traffic ticket, this bad habit will derail your wig by excessively stretching and damaging the hair fibers. Instead, choose and use a wig comb for best results since only wig brushes and wig combs designed solely for synthetic wigs can wholly protect your synthetic wigs from harmful wear and tear, stress, and the gooey Gumby “stretched” look!

Next, say “O” as in “OMG” to heat. Look hot in your wig, not the other way around. Avoid Overexposure to heat in the form of hot water while washing. Use cool water since hot water damages synthetic wigs. Blotting the wig with a towel is advised over using a master blaster, conventional, human hair dryer, which will scorch wigs. If you are struggling to pacify your permatease, that fine layer of tiny, densely compacted, often kinky hair, used to create body and volume within your synthetic wig, remember that a gentle washing, tiny trim, or spritz of a product designed for synthetic wigs can tame them, not shame them! So watch your Top Chef tricks by carefully avoiding opening your ovens, standing too closely near grills when you’re trying to Beat Bobby Flay. Don’t put your wigs under tanning bed lights or that lava lamp when you feel like having a disco dance party!

Likewise, “W” is for Walk Away from Wrong Products since experts advocate using only hair products specifically tailored for synthetic wigs (like sprays and serums). Use of human hair products can drastically shorten a wig’s longevity and significantly fray the fibers. As mentioned, be proactive, not reactive with a wig’s permatease!

Synthetic Wig Hair Care

“L” reminds you not to “Leave on Wigs While Sleeping!” Place your wigs on a wig head or wig stand at night or during your afternoon siesta! This precaution helps to sustain your best shape and preferred style. If you’re taking the red eye to Shanghai and must sleep in your wig, use a head wrap  and slumber like Snow White!

“E” reiterates that you must evade those nasty “Elastic Invaders” or tight-pulling hair accessories like abrasive hair ties and rubber bands. You’re not Ariana Grande, so go low with your ponytails; be gentle and opt for satin scarves or headbands without those ferocious plastic teeth. Bobby pins and other sharp hairpins that can mutilate the wig cap, so if you use them make sure you’re careful and stay clear of the cap!

Finally, remain vigilant against the “R” of “Rough Rooting!” Leave the rooting from your summer gardens and farmers’ markets. Don’t brush your wigs from the roots, which can break, knot, and crimp, leaving you looking more like your favorite furry friend on a bad hair day.

What Causes Hair Loss in Men?

Ready to tear your hair out over that imminent project deadline or holiday credit card bills that are rising to all new heights? Don’t seek refuge from the world in your man cave! We can approach and tackle Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) and sudden hair loss with both brawn and brains. These issues are absolutely normal and extremely common, especially based on our genetics.

Studies attribute family history and hormonal changes to thinning hair and balding as Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) reflects a polygenic trait. It’s caused by a hormone called DHT and can affect any age, typically beginning as early as the 20s in men. Male pattern balding also happens to many women.

Physical ailments, such as anorexia, thyroid disease, anemia, and ringworm of the scalp can further trigger hair loss. Some medications such as chemotherapy demonstrate other typical causes of balding. Excessive stress levels and smoking are also heralded as a culprit for thinning hair.

Simple Solutions to Love Your Locks Again

Baldness is not necessarily to blame on that favorite (but tattered) Texas hat that you practically sleep in! While there’s presently no cure for male-pattern baldness, some medications can reduce it, such as Minoxidil – an FDA-approved, over-the-counter treatment, you apply to your scalp. The only drawback is consistency and continued usage since once you stop it, hair loss returns. Just like your favorite Star Wars films!

Some users report some relief from Finasteride, a prescription pill that reduces your body’s DHT formulation. Like Minoxidil, it works only when you use it in a regimented manner. Always talk to your doctor before taking any medications or supplements.

The Royal Treatment: Channel Your Inner Prince William, but With Hair

Male pattern hair loss, or Androgenic Alopecia (AGA), is the most prevalent type of hair loss in men. The American Hair Loss Association states that by the age of 35, two-thirds of men in America with have hair loss. Forget the costly and painful hair transplants, unless you are transplanting yourself to the Maldives for a sunny retreat!

We’re just a click away to help you erase and ease any traces of anxiety, dread, or depression. Let our men’s toupee provide you with the royal treatment! You will totally feel like Prince William due to our fit-friendly and fabulous offerings.

5 At-Home Solutions for an Itchy Scalp

Has your scalp become noticeably itchy over the past few weeks? Dealing with an itchy scalp can be a difficult, and sometimes scary experience for anyone.

Some of our clients have told us that they experience an itching scalp before hair loss occurs. However, don’t despair over your natural hair yet. Read on to learn five at-home solutions for safely treating an irritated scalp!

Give Your Scalp A Break

First things first, make sure to always take off your wig at night! Your scalp needs a chance to breathe. And if your scalp is looking particularly irritated or flaky, try to schedule a few wig-less days to help your skin recover. Regardless of whether my scalp is itchy, during the dryness of the winter season

I always try to regularly apply a highly effective balm or spray like Scalpicin, zinc lotion, or organic witch hazel to help speed up the healing process, prevent infections, and remove any oil buildup! We recommend consulting with your doctor before using topical treatments on an irritated scalp.

Check for Dandruff

Dandruff and related skin conditions can happen regardless of whether you wear a wig. Make sure to thoroughly check your hair for these tell-tale symptoms:

● Visible dandruff near the roots of your natural hair or on the scalp.

● A red, scaly scalp.

 Oily hair. This is what differentiates dandruff from just a dry scalp—dandruff typically results from over-moisturized hair!

Dandruff generally goes away on its own, but for wig wearers, the healing process may take a little longer. Make sure to thoroughly rinseyour natural hair (and wig) after any shampooing and conditioning, and consistently use a dandruff shampoo for a week or two and see if the itchiness clears up!

Find a High Quality Wig (And Take Care Of It)

As the saying goes, you get what you pay for! Cheaper wigs are great for one-and-done usage, but if you’re planning on using a wig for the long-term, you’ll want to invest in a well-made, well-reviewed wig. And even then, make sure to practice proper wig maintenance techniques—even a well-made wig can become uncomfortable if it’s not routinely combed and conditioned. Always make sure to check for (and remove) loose hairs at the base of your wig.

Also, if you use a synthetic wig, you may want to try a human hair wig instead. You could be allergic to some of the properties in synthetic wigs. On the same note, some of our clients have found that they find synthetic hair more comfortable and longer-lasting. Experiment and find out what works best for you!

Try a Wig Cap

While basic cap – or capless – wigs are generally considered more breathable, if your regular wig doesn’t have a cap, you may want to try one! Despite your past experience, your skin may have become more sensitive. Some of our clients have gone years using capless wigs, only to suddenly experience scalp itching. Also consider using a cotton wig liner—all wigs can become a little uncomfortable in heat, and a comfortable cotton liner can help absorb any perspiration.

Avoid Hair Coloring

Do you wear wigs, but love playing with your natural hair color? More than a few of our clients have reported experiencing an itchy scalp after hair coloring or bleaching alone—so immediately adding a wig into the mix can be a recipe for disaster. If you want to color your natural hair and still wear wigs, make sure to massage your scalp with warmed coconut oil after the color treatment. Leave in the oil for a few hours to help soothe your skin—your irritated scalp will thank you for it!