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How to take Care of Your New Custom Made Human Hair Wig

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Styling Your Custom Wig

Now that you have your custom unit in your hands, you must be excited to put it on. Your custom unit is made with 100% Human Hair. It’s all real so you can do almost anything you want with it just like you would your own hair.

If you don’t want to use a hairdresser to style your wig, that is okay to! You can do it yourself. Practice makes perfect. Just because your unit is custom, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun styling it yourself.  The best styling tools for human hair are steam rollers. We’ve also included a list below of supplies that can be used for styling and caring for your wig. Blow dryers, curling irons and other thermal tools may be used on low settings to style your hair. You can style the wig while you are wearing it or you can pin the wig onto a mannequin head and style it there first before putting it on.

Note that your unit is not styled. In order to create the most natural looking hairline possible, you will have to set the hair in the front of the wig.  To do this, take a spray bottle of water and lightly mist the hair around the hairline. Then take a fine tooth long handled comb and pull the desired amount of hair that you require forward. Roll the hair with a roller or use pins to set to desired style and then blow dry or allow the hair to dry naturally. If you want bangs, you can use this same procedure for cutting in your own hair bangs as well. We recommend you always cut your bangs longer than the desired length first, put the wig on and then trim to suit.

Unless you ordered a permanent part in your unit, your unit is most likely multi-directional. This means that you can part the simulated scalp any way you like. Using plain water, or styling hold gels or sprays and parting the hair where you want it can be set and styled to your liking.

Colouring Your Wig
Although we never recommend it, if your new wigs color isn’t completely what you desired, the good news is that you can dye it because its real. Human hair wigs are human hair so they can in fact be dyed but do so at your own risk.
If for any reason, you need to dye your unit, it is always best to have it done professionally by a hair stylist. The general rule of thumb for dying hairpieces is that you can only make the hair darker, not lighter. So if you want to make your unit a little darker in color, that is okay but please proceed with caution. Do not leave the hair dye on too long to avoid any over processing of the hair. There are many great over the counter hair dyes that can be used on wigs at home. Make sure to choose semi-permanent hair color and choose a product that is strictly for “processed hair” as those kits usually include a conditioning cream that goes on the wig before dying take place to keep the hair from damage.

 

Wearing Your Custom Wig

To get started, place a nylon wig cap on your head to cover your own hair. This will help lye your own hair flat under the wig and even help a more secure fit. If you don’t have hair, we recommend that you cleanse the scalp and then slip your wig on.

Feel free to use the adjustable straps to tighten to fit to desired comfort. If you feel comfortable using tape, you can also use adhesive on your unit but it is not necessary.  Depending on the type of design you have, you should position the (ear tabs) slightly above your ears to find the right fit. If your unit has a neck tab, that should be centered at the nape of your neck. Some units have come with clips or combs. You can also use this to secure the unit to your own hair and find correct positioning.

Having a human hair wig is great fun. Your unit is made of real hair, so you can cut it style it, and curl or straighten it as you like. With proper care, your unit can last you a very long time. Listed below is a list of tools to help keep your human hair unit long lasting and beautiful. Enjoy your new hair!

Custom Human Hair – Wig Care Check List

  • Spray Bottle
  • Wig Cap
  • Styro Foam Mannequin Head
  • Sleep Cap
  • Two Way Tape
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Wide Tooth Comb or Brush
  • Large Curling Iron with Low Heat Settings
  • Steam Rollers
  • Wide Tooth Brush
  • Plastic Stand
  • Axis Human Hair Kit
  • Human Hair Wig Conditioning Spray
  • Wig Spray

If you have any questions about wig care or would like to order a custom made human hair wig for yourself, feel free to visit us at the following link: Custom Wig Care and we would be happy to answer your questions and give you some more tips on caring for your new wig or hairpiece.

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Women & Breast Cancer

breast cancer detetection, cancer wigsBreast cancer is a form of cancer that, as the name implies, occurs in a person’s breast tissues. What is important to know is that even though it is much more common in women, it is not impossible for men to develop it.

Breast cancer may or may not show clear signs. In very early stages, signs are not as prominent, which is why it makes a big difference for women if they get regular screening tests done. It is also crucial to do so for women of the age of 40 or over.

However, it can develop in women as young as 20 as well, which is exactly why each and every one should know how to examine themselves. Detection is the first stage of treatment and to an early recovery.

Firstly, let’s look at the risks; if you have one or more of the following then you are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer than other people. If you:

Haven’t been pregnant before

Have a family member who has had breast cancer

Have had breast cancer before

Are over-weight (obese)

Have had a first child after you turned 30

Have a high intake of tobacco (i.e. if you are a regular smoker)

If your intake of food consists highly of fats

How to detect breast cancer

There are several ways of detecting breast cancer, the most common self-exam method is to feel around your breast area for any sort of unusual lumps, this also includes checking around your armpit for the lumps. It is not always a sign that breast cancer is present, but if a lump is felt the best thing to do is to get it checked out by a doctor, because lumps are one of the typical symptoms involved in having breast cancer.

Other symptoms usually felt by people with breast cancer include swelling of the breast, which is not the same thing as a lump. There is often bleeding from the nipple area, there could possibly be skin irritation along the breasts, an unusual redness of the breasts, nipples might turn inward and in some cases, if there is pain felt in those parts of your body, it could be a sign of danger. Anything unusual should be a signal for you to be more cautious and aware of your breasts and if you feel there is something wrong, it is best not to hesitate when seeking treatment.

Mammograms are most commonly used in helping find signs of breast cancer. These would be X-ray images of your breasts. These are in fact, also often used for people who have already developed breast cancer to see how certain treatments are effecting its growth.

Magnetic resonance imaging, known as MRI, are also done to detect breast cancer, however it is known as the less reliable method as compared with mammograms. It is mostly used to find out the real size of the cancer.

Then, there are ultrasounds for the breasts. Which involves the usage of sound waves and echoes to create an image on the computer screen that can be examined. Again, it is not as reliable as mammograms.

Other methods usually involve examining nipple discharge in women, which are examined and tested to find the presence of cancer cells.

All women of the age of 20 and over should regularly check themselves or get a professional to do so. It is important to have at least annual check-ups and it is important to focus on good health and keeping yourself away from a bad life style. As long as someone is careful, aware of their own body and gets regular check-ups, even the presence of breast cancer can be a positive thing if people know they have discovered it in its early stages. The sooner you detect it, the sooner it can be treated.

For more information about breast cancer, please check with your family physician or contact the Canadian Cancer Society for a referral to mammography clinic in your area for free screening.

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Eating Right for Cancer Prevention

healthy foods to fight cancerResearch shows that most cancer-related deaths are directly linked to the lifestyle choices of individuals, such as smoking, drinking, lacking of exercise, and even an unhealthy diet. Avoiding such habits and picking up good ones like exercising regularly and eating the right food can be a good start for an anti-cancer lifestyle. What you eat plays a huge role on its effects on your health, including the risk of cancer. Without knowing it, the food you are consuming right now may even be fueling cancer, while you neglect the powerful foods consisting of nutrients that shield you from the cancer. Changing your eating habits can minimize your risk of various types of diseases and possibly even stop cancer in its tracks. Here are some of the best foods proven to prevent cancer: Fruits (foods rich in Vitamin C) Vitamin C, an antioxidant found in most fruits and vegetables These fruits help prevent the formation of cancer-causing nitrogen compounds. Diets rich in Vitamin C are able to reduce the risks of cancers of the stomach, bladder, breast, and many more. Berries Unlike other fruits and vegetables, these tiny bundles of joy have been ranked among the best power-foods that prevent cancer. This is because of an antioxidant called pterostilbene, which is contained in berries in very high amounts, making them one of the strongest cancer preventing fruits around! Sweet potatoes (foods high in beta-carotene) Beta-carotene is another powerful antioxidant. Beta-carotene the compound that gives orange vegetables, such as carrots and sweet potatoes their characteristic color. It is also richly found in many leafy vegetables. Research shows that taking food high in beta-carotene among premenopausal women can reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to 50%. Cod liver oil (foods rich in Vitamin D) Deficiency of Vitamin D has been linked to colon and breast cancer. Scientists say that Vitamin D can stop the formation of blood vessels that lead to growing tumors. Because there are not many foods that provide Vitamin D, it would be wise if you pick up some supplements. Flaxseed (foods rich in Omega-3) Consumption of foods containing omega-3 fatty acids reduces the risk of cancer by preventing the rapid multiplication of cancer cells and inhibiting certain processes that result in the growth of tumors. They can also reduce inflammation, which leads to the reduction in cellular mutations. These are just some of the foods that can prevent cancer. There are a myriad of super foods out there such as cruciferous vegetables, foods rich in curcumin, and even drinks like tea or green tea that effectively help in reducing your risk of incurring cancer. Just find and consume the best ones you like for a longer and happier life!

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Understanding Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

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Chemotherapy drugs are used to attack rapidly growing cancer cells. These are very powerful drugs that not only attack the cancer cells in your body, but also other harmless fast growing cells, such as those in your hair follicles.

Hair loss from chemotherapy can occur all over your body, not just your scalp. Hairs from other parts of your body such as your eyelashes, eyebrows, armpits, pubic regions etc. can also fall off due to chemotherapy medications. Different doses of chemotherapy drugs can cause different levels of hair loss ranging from a mere thinning to complete baldness. Different drugs also have different levels of likeliness to cause hair loss. It would be wise if you consult your doctor about the medication you will be taking.

Fortunately, hair loss from chemotherapy is usually only a temporary side effect. You can expect to see your hair growing again in three to 10 months after your treatment ends. Do not worry if your hair have different shades or textures, they will soon get back to their original condition. It might even be curlier, or it could be gray in color until the cells in your scalp begin functioning again to control the pigments in your hair.

One to three weeks after you have started your treatment, you should expect your hair to fall off from your scalp and other hair-bearing regions. Sometimes hair may fall out quickly or gradually. You may be overwhelmed by the sight of loose hairs on your pillow, in your hairbrush or comb, or shower drain etc., but this is just a normal and temporary side-effect of cancer treatment. Sometimes, the scalp may even feel softer.

Your hair loss will follow you throughout your treatment. In some cases it follows up till a few weeks after the treatment has ended. The extent of your treatment will determine whether you experience hair thinning or whether you become completely bald.

It may take several weeks after treatment for your hair to recover and start growing normally again. Once your hair starts to grow, you may notice some subtle differences in the texture or color of your hair. However, this is usually temporary.

There is no treatment that guarantees your hair won’t fall out during or after chemotherapy treatment. The best thing for you to do is to plan ahead and focus on making yourself more comfortable with your new appearance.

One of the treatments which have been investigated as a possible way to prevent hair loss is scalp cooling, but it is important remember that no treatment has been absolutely effective in preventing hair loss. Scalp cooling is said to reduce the amount of drugs that reach the follicles in the scalp, which may reduce or even prevent hair from falling out. It is done by putting ice packs or similar treatment equipment on your scalp during chemotherapy sessions.

Before your chemotherapy begins it is wise to take at least 2-3 weeks to search for a suitable wig to combat your hair loss. It is also advisable to purchase head wraps and turbans to wear in between treatments for wear at your leisure. If you know someone who is going through chemotherapy, or needs to find a wig before treatment, feel free to browse our online wig store for assistance in finding something suitable.