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How to Care for Custom Wigs

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Buying Custom Wigs in Canada is easy, but you have to take special care of it and this requires practice and some certain techniques to ensure that your wigs have a long life. The best way to care for your custom wig is to take extra care when cleaning it, particularly trying to avoid tangling and knotting the hair.

Just follow some of the points below mentioned to retain your wig’s health:

Washing Instructions

  • Add one full cup of specially formulated wig shampoo to lukewarm water in a bowl.
  • Gently shake the wig in the water for at least four minutes; completely immerse the wig in water for good results.
  • Repeat this whole process again but this time by adding a good quality conditioner for wigs.
  • Wash the hair in clean water.
  • Gently shake and blot out any excess water in your custom wig using a towel.
  • Leave the wig to drip dry till it is damp, you can do this at room temperature.
  • Make sure that the hair on the wig is not tangled and in case it is tangled simply use a wide toothed brush or comb to remove the tangles.

Tips to Styling Your Custom Wigs

It is very simple and easy to style wigs if you know how to do it properly. The golden rule to styling wigs is that you must never brush the hair when it is still wet. If you are combing the hair after wearing it, hold the cap or base of the wig to reduce the chances of breakage of hair. You can always use a curling tong, heated rollers and a hairdryer to style your custom wig to get your desired look; but only if the wig is made from real human hair. Remember not to heat the hair for too long or it might permanently damage the wig. The trick to maintaining the style of your hair is not to brush the hair too much.

Never heat or use things such as heated rollers on fiber hair; neither indirect nor direct heat should be applied to it. You can use a high-quality oil to brush away tangles and knots on wigs, this will also give it a shine and healthy look.

If you have bought Online Custom Wigs than you can also shop online for wig care products such as fiber oil conditioners or a sprays and gels that will maintain the style of the wigs consistently so that you do not have to labor over it every time.

Store Wigs Safely

Make sure that you store wigs safely away from any direct sunlight as the fiber hair wigs have the tendency to fade color if they are exposed to direct sunlight for too long. Also keep the wig on a stand specifically made for wigs. This will also help the wig retain its shape and prevent the hair from getting all tangled up.

If you are planning to buy custom wigs in Canada we recommend that you purchase from an online store as they offer products at affordable prices and guide you with tips to handling your wigs in the right manner.

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How Wigs are Made

What is a Wig?wig makers toronto A “wig” is a head covering made of human hair or synthetic materials. People wear wigs to be in style, for aesthetics, theatre performances, traditions, ceremonies, and medical reasons such as cancer. For persons, who are dealing with lack of hair due to various cancer treatments, wearing a wig can provide a means of great emotional support during a scary time in one’s life. See our post Women and Breast Cancer and Medical Hair loss for more information about causes of hair loss.

History of Wigs

Wigs were popular accessories during the ancient times. The British Museum shelters a wig with perfect preserved curls discovered in a temple dedicated to Isis, dating from 1000 BC. In France, wigs gained a huge popularity during the reign of Louis XIV (known as the Sun King). The wearing of wigs represented an emblem of the social status until the end of the 18th century. The beginning of the 19th century brought a series of improvements like the flesh colored net and silk net, as well as regarding the fitting and knotting methods. Hairdressers used to adorn their clients’ head with false buns and curls. In the 1960s, a new fashion came into view: the wigs made of synthetic fibers. Nowadays, wigs are customary accessories in the world of entertainment: theatre, movies, and television performances.

 

How the hair is preparedhow to make a wig

The first stage of natural hair (from humans and animals) preparation consists of dividing it into small bunches that are lying in the same direction. The short hair and broken strands are separated by the help of a wire brush called “hackle”. Each bunch of hair is washed with soap and disinfectant, rinsed, squeezed, and dried. The clean and dried bundles are passed through “drawing brushes” and sorted in groups of equal length. Then they are curled or waved and dyed in the required color by blending several shades to give the hair a natural appearance. The synthetic fibers are manufactured directly into the desired colors.

Adding the hair The foundation is made of net, synthetic materials or flesh colored silk inserted with elastic or small bones to allow a secure positioning. The edges are cut from fine mesh silk that best suits the hair color. The foundation is placed on a wooden block with the shape of a head. There are two techniques used to add the hair to the foundation.

The first (and the oldest) method, is based on wefts sewn by hand to the foundation placed on the block. The second one relies on attaching the hair to the net by the help of a hook called “ventilating needle”. The tool has different sizes and is used to knot the strands of hair directly to the foundation. The wigmaker’s skills count a lot when it comes to deciding the number of knots and their direction in order to obtain a natural look. A full wig made of human hair contains about 30.000 to 40.000 knots and requires six heads of hair.

For more information about the different types of wig caps please see our post, Types of Wig Caps.

 

Styling the Wig The last step is reserved to styling. The wig is placed on a soft block and styled just like a hairstylist does in a beauty salon. The hair is combed using a wet comb; the curls are formed with cotton rollers and after the final arrangement is covered with a net and dried.

We hope you enjoyed this article. If you would like to know about how wigs are made or how to order a custom wig, please contact us.

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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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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 Know Your Wig Size

how-to-know-wig-sizeIf you have never worn a wig before, you probably are wondering how to know if your new wig will fit you. The good news is that almost nine out of every 10 wigs you choose in our store will probably fit you. How are we so sure? Well that is because wig manufacturers are known to design wigs that will fit ninety nine percent of the population who has an average sized head. Further, almost all of the wigs in our store are designed with adjustable straps or combs so you can adjust the sizing as needed and ensure a secure and snug fit.

If your head size does not meet the norm of an average sized head, you can always consider having a custom wig designed for you with your exact measurement. It is completely natural for some people to have a head size slightly smaller than the average person or larger than the average person or larger for that matter, and that is why measuring your head just to be sure never hurts.

Cap Sizes Measurements
Ultra/Petite : 18.5″ to 20″
Petite: 21″
Petite/Average : 21.5″
Average : 22″
Average: 22.5″
Large: 23″
Extra Large: 24″

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In order to find out what size wig is best for you, take a flexible fabric or plastic tape measure and place one end in the middle of your forehead (just touching your front hairline), then wrap the remaining tape around the back of your your head just above your neck hairline behind your ears and then back to the middle of your forehead. Use the below chart to help select the correct size for your cap:

 

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Benefits of Human Hair Wigs

human hair wigsMany people have trouble deciding whether a synthetic wig will match the quality of a human hair wig. While synthetic wigs are relatively inexpensive, they do not measure up to the natural look and feel a human hair wig may provide you with. There are not many disadvantages regarding human hair wigs due to their high quality, you just have to expend more on one and take care of it like it’s your own hair i.e. wash it after every use.

The following are the advantages of using a human hair wig in contrast to synthetic wigs:

Human hair wigs are stronger and more durable

Synthetic wigs do not possess the same durability and strength as human hair wigs, making them last for a shorter period of time compared to human hair. Additionally, human hair is heavier and more voluminous, thus giving a more natural look and feel.

A human hair wig can look like real hair and you have more styling options with human hair than synthetic wigs

Apart from the fact that human hair feels heavier than synthetic hair, it looks more real and natural because it is made of real human hair. Additionally, human hair is more durable therefore you can make it go through the same styling options as you would with your real hair such as ironing, heating, blow during, curling etc., without making it look unnatural or fake.

Human hair wigs last longer than synthetic wigs

It is better to invest on a human hair wig than replacing your synthetic wig every time it wears off. Aside from being more real and natural, it will save you from burning holes through your wallet repeatedly. Human hair wigs last just as long as real hair, this can be about a few years on an average, in contrast to synthetic wigs that last for only 4 months maximum, depending on the daily styling, treatment, usage and length of hair.

Human hair wigs are heat resistant

One aspect of synthetic hair which most people worry about is the melting of the fibers of the hair due to heat treatment and styling. Human hair wigs are made of real hair and can withstand heat and friction the same as real hair does, therefore, you will have more styling options such as heat curling, ironing and blow drying without causing serious damage to the hair.

Wig origins

Most of the human hair wigs that are in the market these days are from Asian countries, usually from China. Asian countries like India and Pakistan provide better quality hair compared to other countries of Asia and like most Asian women’s hair, human hair wigs from Asian countries are often dark in color and are made to produce dark, straight wigs. In order to change the color of the hair, the hair has to go through several heating processes and dying, curling and bleaching, to match the style of what a buyer may require. However, such hairs often go through a lot of damage and often do not last longer than a few months. Therefore, for Asian hair, always choose darker colors or the original hair colors.

The best quality human air wigs are originated from European countries, particularly the Eastern European ones such as Russia and Poland. These wigs are more expensive compared to Asian hair due to the quality and longevity. If you would like to order a human hair wig or have a wig custom made in human hair, please contact us for a free quote. We would love to hear from you.

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What is Alopecia?

alopecia wigs canadaAlopecia refers to the loss of hair from your scalp or any hairy regions of the body. Men, women and also children may experience alopecia as it can be a result of certain medications, hereditary factors or underlying medical conditions.

Baldness means the excessive loss of hair or the absence of hair from the scalp. Baldness is often noticeable when it affects the scalp; however, other regions of the body are also susceptible to the condition. Many people leave this condition untreated, without hiding their baldness, while others choose to cover the affected regions with scarves, hats, makeup and different hairstyles—if medical treatment is not sought.

There are two major types of alopecia namely: Alopecia areta and androgenetic alopecia. Alopecia areata take place when the immune system of the body attacks the hair follicles by mistake, causing their hair to fall out. Androgenetic alopecia is a condition that is inherited, which results in the thinning of the hair, causing hair fall. 60% of the men are affected by androgenetic alopecia, which is permanent.

Causes

Normally people lose 50-100 hairs per day, which should not make a noticeable difference as the human scalp can contain up to 100,000 hairs. With age, the hair gets thinner and hair starts to fall more. Other common causes of hair loss include medication, medical conditions and hormonal factors.

Medication

Hair loss is commonly caused by medication used to treat the following conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Medical conditions

The following medical conditions may also cause hair loss in many people:

Scalp infections. These may include ringworm, which tampers with the skin and the hair on your scalp causing a drastic hair fall. However, once the condition is treated, the hair will grow back.

Thyroid disorders. The thyroid gland plays a role in regulating the hormone levels of the body. A problem with the normal functioning of the gland may also result in hair fall.

Alopecia areata. This is a disease which occurs as a result of the body’s immune system attacking the hair follicles on the scalp, thus causing hair fall patches.

Other skin conditions. Scarring diseases such as lichen planus and lupus may lead to permanent hair loss in the scarred regions.

Hormonal factors

This is the most frequent cause of hair loss as a result of a hereditary condition termed as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. People, who are more likely to experience hair loss due to hormonal changes, suffer from permanent hair loss in different patterns. This type of hair fall is common in men and can even commence during puberty.

Sometimes hair loss due to hormonal imbalances can be temporary especially due to stopping the use of birth control pills, childbirth/pregnancy and menopause.

Other causes of hair loss include:

Hair pulling disorder. This is actually a mental disorder which gives rise to an urge to pull one’s hair from any part of the body leading to bald spots.

Physical or emotional shock. This can be a high fever, grief due to death or even drastic weight loss or malnutrition.

Hairstyles. Pulling the hair too tightly to style it can also cause hair loss.

Symptoms

The way hair loss occurs depends on the underlying cause that leads to it. Sometimes hair loss can be gradual or sudden and sometimes it can be ‘patchy’ only affecting small parts of your body or it can also cause a complete hair loss affecting the whole body and the scalp. Hair loss can be temporary in many people, however, it can be permanent as well—it all depends on the causative factor.

Some common signs and symptoms of hair loss include:

Gradual thinning of hair from the top of your head. This can affect both men and women and is often characterized as an M shaped line on the forehead.

Round and/or patchy bald regions or spots. Commonly known as bald spots, this kind of hair loss usually affects the scalp but can also occur on the eyebrows and beards. You may even feel some irritation or itchiness while the hair falls off.

Sudden hair loosening. This can be a result of a physical or emotional shock, allowing your hair to ‘loosen’ from the scalp. You may get handfuls of hair falling off while you wash or comb your hair. Usually all of the hair is not affected and the condition does not result in patching.

Hair loss from the whole body. Chemotherapy or other medical treatments may cause the complete loss of hair from your body. The hair will re-grow after treatment is complete.

When to seek medical help

Sudden hair loss may indicate a red flag for an underlying medical condition that may be hazardous to your health. If you suspect that the hair loss is not caused due to an obvious cause or is your hair falls much more than usual while combing or washing, consult your doctor as medical treatment may be required.

Wigs Are a Solution for Loss

If you or someone you know has alopecia and is looking for custom wigs and needs more information, please free to contact us. We would be happy to send you more information about  wigs for alopecia,  or  human hair wigs, please contact us.

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Why Is Hair so Important?

wig storeHair is so important to me for the mere fact that when you ask the average person the question: What do you think makes someone attractive? They will see a nice smile, a nice head of hair, etc. etc.

People giving compliments about a celebrity will talk about their hair almost all of the time!  When you meet a person, the first two things you look at a judge a person by are their teeth and their hair.

Hair is so hugely important. We measure a person’s beauty by it in many, many cases.  We all want beautiful hair. Men and women love hair and are completely stressed out if they ever start to lose it. Why?

Because hair is so important to human beings over all.

Whether it is long or short, hair is important and hair is necessary for many to feel good about themselves. A hairstyle can do more for to change a person’s looks than any other type of make over.

Sorry but clothes and makeup alone do not cut it. You give that out dated person a new hairstyle and poof! You have a new gorgeous person sitting in front of you.

Thick hair, full hair, thin hair, red hair, black hair, brown hair or blonde hair. Hair is amazing. Hair is important and I love hair.

I started to loose my hair so I looked for every possibly solution there was to get it back. This includes, hair restoration, hair growth products, creams, solutions anything. I had to get my hair back.

I tried custom wigs, hair extensions, brand name wigs and anything that could give my hair back. Well I got it back. Not my own hair but hair, that I can buy. I am addicted. I can’t stop buying hair in every length color and style imaginable. Why? Because it is fun, it makes me feel great and it is important to me.

If hair is not important to you, that’s fine too but for those of you who love to look at all the latest celebrity hairstyles and colors, I hope you will enjoy this blog and learn a few tips and tricks to. Enjoy!