November 11, 2016

Lace Front Fray

Lace front wigs are very popular. They give an invisible hairline and allow the hair to be brushed from the face if so desired. They have come a long way! Whilst there are still some lace front wigs that need trimming, most now come ready to wear without any adjustment to the lace needed. 

Before we talk about tackling a frayed lace front, lets mention trying to avoid the fray! Whilst it will happen eventually on any wig, looking after your wig can really prolong the life of the lace front. For instance, when washing the wig, do not rub at the lace as this will cause a break down of the material.  

However, we all scratch our heads and foreheads and wearing a wig, as we all know, can be a very itchy experience! Scratching and combing will of course add some wear and tear to your wig, but at the end of the day we all need to be comfortable and if we need a good head scratch then we have to do it! Some customers use glue to secure wigs too and this can also cause fraying.  It is best not to use glue and tape on this part. A lot of wigs have PV areas around the ears and nape to put tape or glue and to secure the wig more firmly.  We have found that most wig wearers do not use anything and the wigs stays on fine but obviously there are others who need that extra security. Wig caps can help in this situation. 


What happens then when the wig is getting older and the lace starts to fray?  It's probably time to renew your wig but in the meantime, you can get a bit more wear out of your existing one by tidying up the damaged front. We would only suggest this on an old wig!! If it all goes wrong you haven't lost anything! 

Firstly, expose the lace front by brushing the hair back from the lace front so that the hair is not in the way and will not be cut!  

The lace above is not damaged but you can see that we have moved the hair back leaving the lace easily accessible.

Using pinking shears, cut the frayed lace leaving a zig zag edge that cannot fray further. By doing this you may get a few extra weeks out of the wig. Be careful not to cut the hair too! 

Sometimes the lace can be a different colour to your forehead although usually it will blend in regardless!  You CAN put makeup on it to help camouflage the lace. Experiment on an old wig until you get the desired look you want! 

 

October 05, 2016

How To Stop The Shine On A Synthetic Wig

There are lots of questions that customers ask about wigs in general but getting rid of the shine on a new wig is one of the most frequent! Wigs can look *wiggy* when they are new because of the sheen, particularly on blonde wigs, but after a few washes it starts to dull down so just be patient and you will probably find that with little or no effort the fibre starts to look less glossy! If you can't be patient then there are a few tips which you might find useful. Soaking in vinegar or lemon juice will dull the sheen but it can be hard work and you often need to do it a few times to see any results. By that time you could have washed it and got the same duller look. We wouldn't recommend you do this on a brand new wig (although we have and there were no adverse effects!) However, please do not risk and damage to a new wig and try out on an older wig first if you do want to go down this route.

To the rescue comes dry shampoo! Not only is this great for those lucky enough to have a full head of hair, it's invaluable for wig wearers too. This is now classed as the number one way to tone down synthetic wig shine. Sprinkle some onto the wig and gently rub it in. This works better on lighter colours as the powder can leave a residue on darker wigs. In any event, the darker wigs tend not to look quite as shiny anyway! The dry shampoo is probably the safest option and certainly less messy than lemon juice - yes we did get pips and bits of lemon in the hair!  Try looking this subject up on You Tube.  There's tons of information on there to help with wigs. You will also find lots of invaluable information regarding applying false eyelashes if you have alopecia and have no eyelashes at all.  Help is at hand for most things to do with hair loss, alopecia, trichotillomania. 

October 05, 2016

New Perucci Collection

Ellen Wille have added some luscious new products to their Perucci collection!  We are currently adding them to the website but for those of you that cannot wait, here is a sneak peak!

May 31, 2015

Cindy Mono Lace Wig by Gisela Mayer

This gorgeous wig is from the Modern Hair Collection by Gisela Mayer. How natural does this look?!! Fabulous lace front giving an invisible finish to the hair line.  The mono top also gives the illusion that the hair is growing from the scalp. The back and sides are wefted giving a lightweight and airy feel. Lovely cut to this bob shape - great colours, great style. This fab wig is cut shorter at the back with longer sides and has some fine layering. Also available in a few rooted colours.  The way to tell if a colour is rooted is that it will have a *+* sign in the colour, i.e. 25/23+8. This means that the colour of the wig is a blonde mix with a chocolate colour root.  A lot of people really love rooted colours as they feel it gives a more realistic appearance to the wig, but for those less keen there are lots of colours to choose from without the added roots! Everyone is different so a range of colours and mixes are available to suit all! A major favourite with our customers so please email for colour availability before ordering!! 

 

 

 

May 05, 2015

Chinese Wig Companies Selling Inferior Wigs - THEY ARE NOT WIGS WORLD!!!!!!

We've received a few phone calls from people who have purchased wigs from inferior websites based in China.  There are several around and they look like UK websites but they are not!  If you look more deeply into their website, i.e. look at the returns policy, you will see it is all in broken English. We have spoken to Trading Standards but there is nothing we can do.  They are in China so our own Trading Standards have no control.  Also, anyone can set up a website with just one letter different in the URL and that is all legal!  So if you see a website that says wigworld (the *S* missing)... it is NOT US!  We cannot help if you have bought from elsewhere!  

Avoid buying from  ANY of the companies pertaining to be based in the UK but in fact are from CHINA. Check their returns policies and payment options, Western Union is a give away as it any badly written English.  BUY FROM THE UK!  You can buy from us with complete confidence. Remember, If it looks too good to be true, then it probably is!