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Human Hair Wigs vs. Synthetic Wigs: Which is Right for You?

The decision to purchase a wig is a significant one. You have so many options to choose from in the world of instant hair. Should you choose a wig with natural hair or would a wig of synthetic hair be better?

Synthetic wigs offer a lot of advantages over natural ones, including ease of care. They tend to be far quicker and easier to dry than Natural Hair Wigs, plus they tend to hold their style and shape better.

You may be considering buying a wig due to hair loss, religious reasons or just because you are tired of “bad hairSynthetic Hair Wig days”. The main choice you face is between human hair wigs and Synthetic Hair Wigs.

The guide will help you decide which is right for you: Human Hair or Synthetic?

The main advantage of a synthetic wig is that is more affordable. Recent developments in synthetic hair fibers and wig production techniques mean that you can get an attractive, natural-looking synthetic wig for $50-$100.

Synthetic wigs are also relatively easy to care for. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, you will be able to wash your wig by yourself at home, so you will save on wig stylist fees.

Human Hair WigThe disadvantages of synthetic wigs are that they usually lack the special luster and natural movement of human hair.

In addition, you will usually not be able to change the style or color of your wig – whatever you get in the box is what you will have of the life of the wig.

The main advantage of human hair wigs is that they look completely natural. You will feel confident and attractive right away. It’s like you just stepped out of a salon every morning!

Human hair wigs can be cut, styled and dyed, so you can change you look without having to buy a new wig.

The main disadvantage of human hair wigs is that they are more expensive. In addition, you will want to protect your investment by only having it styled by a professional. Using a hair dryer, curling irons or dyes at home could damage your wig – and remember, the hair won’t grow back!

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Why Hair Loss Occurs in Women

hair loss Hair loss is a frustrating and distressing issue that might affect a woman’s mental and physical health on a long term. Knowing the causes of this process, could be a good start for better dealing with it and finding solutions. There are multiple causes of hair loss in women such as hormonal imbalance, stress, cancer therapy, genetic factors, hair products, and various scalp conditions.

Stress
Medical investigations showed that high levels of stress lead to three different types of hair loss: trichotillomania, the telogen phase, and alopecia areata. Trichotillomania represents the compulsive need to pull out your head from the scalp in order to face negative feelings, anxiety, loneliness, and uncomfortable life situations.
Sometimes large amounts of stress (drastic diets, intense training, or the loved one’s death) step in the hair growth cycle by pushing the hair into the telogen stage (the resting phase) so that the hair stops growing and falls out easily during washing or combing. Alopecia areata is another disorder related to stress and hair loss, when by mistake the immune system causes damages to hair follicles. In most of the alopecia areata cases, women recover their hair in a few months although sometimes the new hair might be thinner and whiter.

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Androgenetic alopecia
Androgenetic alopecia affects one of five women with ages ranging from puberty to post-menopausal period. This condition may appear due to genetic inheritance as well as to environmental factors. Recent studies revealed that variations of the AR gene determine an increased level of the hormones called androgens in hair follicles, which shortens the hair growth process leading to thin and easy breakable strands of hair. Differently from men, where androgenetic alopecia is limited to hair thinning on several areas of the head such as crown, sides, and front, many women deal with thin hair all over the scalp.
Scalp conditions
Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection that causes bald patches with a reddish ring around the edges and normal skin tone in the middle. The fungus enters into the hair, consumes its keratin and weakens the hair fiber, which becomes brittle and breakable.
Scalp folliculitis is associated with the inflammation and infection of hair follicles. In general, this disorder occurs when the hair follicles are irritated due to friction from clothes, shaving, tight braids made close to the scalp, and insect bites.
Hormonal imbalances
A common cause of hair loss in women is the hormonal imbalance induced by pregnancy, child’s birth, menopause, or stress. The low levels of estrogen, insulin, and thyroid lead to thinning hair, risk of androgenetic alopecia occurrence, and sudden hair loss.
Hair products and styling
Frequent bleaching, coloring, and usage of heat styling tools as well as hairstyles like tight ponytails, braids, and buns put additional stress on the hair roots and disturb the normal hair growth process. You can solve this problem by simply changing your hair styling habits and slowing down the use of harsh hair products.
Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy kills the cancer cells but affects the hair follicles too. Although most patients experience a total hair loss, new hair starts to grow 3-4 months later after the treatment stops.

 

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Natural Ways to Straighten Your Hair

10459_1Straight hair has become one of the most wanted trends. Many beautiful singers and actresses use to show up with long and smooth hair that any woman would love to have. If they can, why should not you? This desire is not really impossible to achieve if you do your homework properly. There are natural methods to straighten your curly hair, as well as hair straightening treatments applied at beauty salons.

Homemade recipes

1. Coconut and lemon juice

Coconut milk has a powerful straightening effect on the human hair. Squeeze a lemon and mix the juice with a fresh grated coconut. Stir and place the mixture into the refrigerator for several hours. Apply the creamy layer formed on the top of the blend on the hair. Cover your head with a hot towel, wait for one hour, then wash and dry. You will enjoy the new softness of your hair and how easy is to manage your untidy curls now.

2. Olive oil and eggs

There is no secret that both olive oil and eggs are important ingredients in hair care treatments. Beat two eggs and mix them with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Spread the mixture on the hair and wait for one hour before washing your hair with a mild shampoo.

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3. Milk and honey

Pour some milk in a bowl; add several teaspoons with honey and pieces of smashed bananas or strawberries to enhance the straightening effect. Stir the composition to obtain a paste and apply on the hair. Wait until it dries (about one hour and a half) and wash.

4. Celery


Take a bundle of celery leaves, chop them and use a blender to extract the juice. Filter through a fine cotton cloth and store in a bottle until the next morning. Spread the juice on scalp and hair and leave it one hour. Then rinse, air dry and comb with a circular brush.

5. Milk spray

This is a handy and fast way to flatten an unruly hair. Take a spray bottle and pour milk. Sprinkle the milk all along the hair strands and allow the hair to absorb it during the next half an hour. Wash with neutral shampoo and brush your hair.

A popular straightening treatment in beauty salons

One of the most popular straightening treatments provided by beauty salons is based on using keratin, a structural protein found in skin, hair, and nails. This method, also known as “The Brazilian Blowout”, is indeed effective for straightening even the frizziest hair. It is a long lasting option because stands up to moisture and rain.

The first stage consists of deep cleaning the hair to remove sebum, dirt, and any buildup. The hair stylist applies the keratin solution to your hair and use a flat iron to incorporate it. Then the hair is rinsed with tap water without shampoo, it is covered with a conditioning mask, rinse again, and blown dry. This process lasts about 90 minutes but the results are fabulous.

No matter if you choose a do it yourself method for straightening your hair, or you go to a beauty salon, just keep in mind that having a sleek and beautiful hair is an attainable purpose.

 

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The Different Types of Lace Wig Caps

lace wigsThe lace wig has become one of the most popular wigs in the hair industry because it provides such an undetectable hairline. Since most women will agree, that although they love buying wigs for a variety of reason, for the most they still would would prefer to keep their wig wearing a secret. For those of you wig wearers out there who are considering purchasing a lace wig, there is a lot to learn about them. Lace wigs are available in both synthetic and human hair. Today, we will talk about synthetic lace wigs and the three most common cap constructions for the synthetic versions of this style.

lace front hand tied wig cap with monofilament top, wigs canadaThe Lace Front Monofilament Hand Tied Cap This cap has a lace front that mimics a natural hair line, with hair hand tied into the cap one by one for a natural flowing effect. The monofilament material on the top allows for multidirectional parting while providing the appearance of natural growth. The cap is 100% handtied and includes a stretch material in the cap for secure fitting from front to front and front to back and ear to ear. These caps may have velvet on the ear tabs and adjustable tabs allowing you to adjust the cap for sizing.

lace front monofilament wig capLace Front Monofilament Wig Cap This is the same type of wig above, however it has an open cap and sewn with wefts and therefore is not fully handtied. Only the portion at the top of the wig is handtied but the rest is machine made. The open cap is one of the most popular wig styles of the past for wig wearers who want their wigs to have more air coming through the cap or want access to their own hair underneath.

open cap lace wig, wigs canadaLace Front Open Cap The lace front open cap has a natural hairline, does not include a monofilament top and is not hand-tied. This is the most economical wig design and a great start for first time wig wearers or persons on a limited income. These wigs still look natural and offer the styling and flexibility of anything that is as close to your own natural hair. There are many wig manufacturers that offer the lace front style wig caps. Among these are Jon Renau with the Smart Lace Wigs, Envy Wigs, Tony of Beverly, Rene of Paris, and  Estetica among many other large wig manufacturers. Click here to view all wig brands. For more information about lace wigs or if you would like to purchase a lace front wig, feel free to visit our website link below to browse our selection. Lace Front Wigs If you are in the market for a new wig, we would highly recommend the lace front styled wig cap as a new and improved alternate wig innovation.

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How to Wash Synthetic Wigs

synthetic wigsA synthetic wig does not require frequent washing. The general recommendation is to wash the wig after 12-15 wears. It is better to avoid the excessive use of styling products because they increase the wig’s exposure to dust and dirt.

Here are the steps:

Purchase a shampoo especially designed for washing synthetic wigs because regular shampoos are too strong and might fray the wig’s fibers and cause discoloration. Before washing, brush gently the wig with a wire brush or just use your fingers to untangle the fibers if you have a curly wig.

Fill in a large bowl with cold water (never, never use hot water), add shampoo and a teaspoon of baking soda, if the wig caught strong odors (smoke, cigarette) and stir in. Place the wig into the bowl and keep it immersed for one minute. Rub very gently the wig cap to clean it and let the wig to soak for 5-10 minutes.

Rinse with fresh and cool water until all the wig shampoo is gone and squeeze lightly to remove the excess water. Do not twist to prevent fibers breakage. Spread the strands of the wig on a towel for air drying. It never hurts to use a wig stand for this purpose. From time to time you can apply a wig conditioner after washing to revitalize the fibers.

Wait until the wig dries completely to start brushing and styling it. If you brush the wig while is still wet you can deal with serious damages, which will certainly shorten the wig’s life. For more information about synthetic wig care or if you would like to order a synthetic wig, feel free to visit us online here.

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How to Get Big Sexy Hair

big sexy hairHow to Get Big Hair Volume

The big hair style has its origins in the late 1970’s. Hairstylists used to concentrate large amounts of hair above and around the head, which confer a larger volume to the hair. The big hair fashion persisted during the 1980s and it was adopted by many celebrities of those times like the beautiful actress from “Charlie’s Angels”, Farrah Fawcet, and the country music singer Dolly Parton. This style requires different types of cutting and combing (the backcombing for example) as well as the application of various styling products (hair gel or hair spray) to create and maintain the hair volume. These days, a lot of celebrities like Beyoncé, Cheryl Cole, Drew Barrymore, Anna Lynne McCord, and Jennifer Lopez turned back to the big hair style and their look is always highly appreciated.

Tips to achieve the big hair volume

A lot of people, who deal with thin and flat hair, are desperately seeking a method to put some volume into the hair. For the beginning, you may try one of the easiest and most accessible ways to refresh a flat hair: change your hair parting and avoid the heavily layered haircuts.

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Getting the big hair that you admire so much at your favorite movie stars, involves several techniques that start in the moment you wash your hair. The market of hair care products comes with a huge offer of shampoos and conditioners, but every person reacts different so that a shampoo which goes great for your friend, might weigh down your hair. Before sticking to a certain brand, test it to see if provides the expected effects and then use it with confidence. Reputable hairstylists recommend the volume building hair products based on wheat protein and niacin (the vitamin B3) because they really give a noticeable boost to hair.

After you finished washing the hair, flip it for several times to get rid of excess water and separate the strands. Wrap around your head a microfiber towel (it is more efficient than the cotton one) to draw the moisture and keep it for about 10 minutes. If you do not have enough time for air drying (which is a healthier option), choose the faster alternative: the blow drying method. Before using the hair dryer you may apply a thickening cream or spray to improve the hair’s texture. Blow dry each strand of hair upside down, one by one, starting from back to front and direct the hair dryer to the roots. While drying, change the hair part from side to side so that the hair will acquire more volume because is kept in an unusual position.

When the hair is still wet, massage the scalp with a dollop of volumizing mousse to receive some uplifting help and continue to blow dry. Once the hair is almost dried, apply the styling product and style your hair. Keep in mind this little trick: use the cool setting of your hairdryer for several seconds to cool the hair. Hot hair does not maintain a style for many hours.

Also, it does not hurt to lift up your hair with a large jaw clip while cooling. If you want to add much more volume with minim efforts, put your hair on large rollers when the hair is still damp and continue blow drying. Keep them until the hair cools down completely to get the best big hair effect.

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Visit Hair & Beauty Canada Wig Store on Facebook

wigs canada, wigs on facebookAre you a Facebook user? Do you do almost everything on facebook all of the time? Facebook can be addictive and Hair & Beauty Canada loves facebook and loves our facebook fans even more.

Stay connected with us on facebook for updates about hair wigs, events, store promotions and updates on the newest hair colors, hair wigs and hair styles out there. Submit a product review on your favorite wigs and hair, and you just might win one our facebook wig giveaways!

If you love our products and love to shop online, please give us a shout on facebook. Share our page with your friends and share all of your favorite products. We know just how addictive facebook can be so we offer shopping online right from our facebook page. You don’t have to leave facebook to shop with us and you still can check out all of our great wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions without ever having to leave Facebook.

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Hair Growth Drugs

Minoxidil is a medicinal ingredient found in most hair growth shampoos. The ingredient is helpful in treating androgenic alopecia in men as well as women.hair loss, hair growth therapy

It is not entirely clear as to how minoxidil works, and its effectiveness in treating hair loss may even be debatable. If used regularly, twice a day, and massaged thoroughly into the scalp, you may recover from hair loss. Minoxidil also encourages new hair growth; however, how much is still a question up till today.

Minoxidil is more effective when you use it during the process of balding or at the start. It is not a drug suitable for people who are already bald.

 

Another drug called Propecia is approved in treating hair loss. However, it is only designed for men. This is because the drug, available in pill form, interrupts the male sex hormone, testosterone from producing DHT. DHT is a byproduct of testosterone which shortens the growth phase of the hair follicles and increases the rest stage.

Propecia can cause side effects like loss of libido due to its effect on testosterone but the effects are usually temporary.

Testosterone therapy is a popular among aging men. However, this may increase hair loss. Some may consider taking Propecia during testosterone therapy but the drug actually prevents the breakdown of testosterone and may alter the effectiveness of testosterone therapy.

Many men may use minoxidil and Propecia to benefit from both drugs and for maximum effect. Both drugs can also be taken with hair replacement surgery. However, it is important to resume treatment on a regular basis. If you cannot take both drugs every day with the required dosage, it is better if you don’t take the drugs at all because hair loss will occur again if you stop treatment.

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How to Make a Wig & Get a Custom Wig Made for You

custom wigs, how to make a wigWe get many questions from customers wanting to know how wigs are made and how to get a wig made. Wig making is a very time consuming and highly skilled task. Wig makers have been making wigs for kings and queens in the earliest of times. It is a true art form that has many curious.

Wig making has come along way and with improvement in technology it is so much easier to replicate a human scalp with hair that appears to be growing directly out of by using top of the line silk based products through injection or hand tied methods.

Wig making can be done with your own hair (if there is enough of it) or with hair that is purchased in bulk from destinations from all over the world. Hair & Beauty Canada designs beautiful and realistic hand tied wigs for men and women worldwide. If you want more information about how wigs are made and the cost, feel free to contact us for a free consultation and no obligation quote.

We would be happy to get you on the way to having that long, full head of hair, we all yearn for. Click here for more information on how wigs are made and how to get one made for you at the best price guaranteed.

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Wigs Canada – Buy Wigs Online

online-shopping-for-wigs-canadaThe great news about shopping online in Canada is that you can buy so many things from the comfort of your home without having to ever step into your car. That includes wigs and hairpieces too. So many Canadian choose to shop online at Hair & Beauty Canada for the flexibility and variety of choices available to them.

You no longer have to rely on your neighborhood shop to buy the same old 30 styles that are stocked regularly. You can choose from over 1,500 styles online when you shop with us in almost every color under the sun. Whether you are close to the city or in a rural town, we will deliver your wigs and hairpieces privately to your location using a wide range of shipping service providers from Canada Post, to Fedex to UPS and Canpar. Whatever your needs, we will get your orders to you when you need them.

canadian retailersWorried about privacy? We have that covered. None of our packaging will ever have the word “wig” on it so you will never have to worry about your personal shopping online with us being a concern. Hair & Beauty Canada cares about your needs and knows what it takes to make your purchase secure and confidential.

Hair & Beauty Canada also offers custom wig making services that can be utilized from our online services. Just choose your color and style, send us your measurements and we will take care of the rest. Undetectable hairpieces and wigs made in 100% human hair available just for you that fits you just right.

So, no more need to look around for wigs. Just stick with us. Many of our customers have shopped with us for over ten years and continue to do so because we know wigs! Online experts are available to answer all of your questions right now. We are the pioneers in wig making and wig design. Contact the experts for a free consultation today. We would love to hear from you!

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How to Put on a Wig

how to apply a wigOne of the most common questions we get from customers is how to apply a wig. We would be happy to answer that for you. Wigs are very easy to put in. In fact they are so easy to put on they require very little instruction only common sense.

A standard synthetic or human hair wig cap is shaped like a mold of your head. It usually has extended tabs at the sides of the wig called “ear tabs” that are used to position the wig on your head. Most brand name wigs will also adjustable straps located at the back of the wigs where the wig will sit on your nape so that you can tighten the wig to fit more securely if desired.

The first thing you need to do is put a wig cap liner over your own hair. If you do not have hair, you do not need to have the wig liner but it can form a nice barrier between your scalp and the wig cap and prevent rubbing or irritation.

Once your cap is on, you simply pick up the wig with the back of the wig towards your chest and the front of the wig away from you. You hold the wig on the tabs and slide it on over your head. Just pretend you are putting on a hat or a baseball cap. It’s that easy.

While holding the tabs, try to locate the most comfortable place for the tabs to sit around your ears. The tabs should come forward about a 1/2 inch a the temples and fit snugly around the ears.

Now that the wig is on your head, position as needed and adjust the nape and straps until it fills secure. Shake your head, take out your favorite wig brush and style to suit!

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Online Shopping for Wigs in Canada

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If you’ve never worn a wig before but need help and information about how to buy the best wig for you online, we can help. Our wigs are amazing and our store carries over 1500 styles and colors so you are guaranteed to find something that you love and that looks great on you. Almost every single wig on our site is an average cap size that fits ninety nine percent of heads out there, and probably yours to. So don’t worry about having to try it on first. If it looks great on our model,it will most likely look just as good on you.

Many of our wigs are returnable if you need to make a change. Choosing your wig color is easy. Feel free to use our online hair and wig color charts or you are more than welcome to borrow a color ring to view at home. That way you can match your own hair to the wig color sample to get the best match.

We carry human hair and synthetic wigs in all colors, hair lengths and styles. Many customers want to know what they would like without short hair before taking the plunge and a wig is a great to see how you would look before you take the plunge.  A wig comes in handy as you can try out a different hair color for a week, and see how you like it before dye your own hair.

Wigs are a super way to grow out damaged hair or a bad hair style and wigs come in handy on those dreaded bad hair days that we all seem to get at one point in our lives or another. We have wigs in our store for all ages, from young to middle aged to the mature senior. We have wigs for men, youth and children also. If you are looking for a particular type of wig and you don’t see it in our store, please email us. Many of our wigs are not show cased online but can be special ordered in for your need is required.

We also assist customers who don’t just want a wig for fashion but require it for medical reasons. Our wig specialists and beauty technicians are happy to walk you through the pros and cons of each wig cap style or type and find you the best wig to meet your personal needs. We are here to help so always ask if you have a question and we will always get back to you with information about wigs and hair as soon as we can.

Take a look around our much loved online wig store, have fun, and shop til you drop. We look forward to serving you with all of your hair and beauty needs. Cheers to better hair with wigs! Everybody is doing it. Why not you? For more information about our wigs or shopping for wigs online in Canada, please contact us.