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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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Other Causes of Hair Loss

cause of hair lossHair loss due to old age is not something much to worry about. As a person ages, his or her quality of hair and distribution may change significantly. However, this varies amongst individuals and may not be the same case for everybody. There are other factors that can in fact, result in hair loss. Certain medications may lead to the thinning of hair, while some may even cause hair to fall. Health conditions, such as thyroid problems may also contribute to hair loss. If you are experiencing hair loss, it is wise to insult your family doctor as soon as possible to curb the problem before it starts to become a serious cause for concern.

Hair loss due to old age or Balding

Balding is one of the most common causes of hair loss in aging men. Balding patterns usually show up after the age of 40. Balding is typically a result of hereditary factors. For instance, if your father had hair loss problems as an elderly man, you may experience hair loss as well when you reach the same age.

The growth rate of hair decreases with age. This is simply because as you age, your hair follicles gradually lose their ability to allow fast hair growth.

For aging women, menopause is usually the culprit that slows down hair growth and causes hair fall to occur dramatically. However, unlike men, most women do not suffer significant amounts of hair loss, thus making them less noticeable.

Hair loss in elderly individuals may also have a direct relation to a disease or other health conditions. In addition, certain medications used to treat some illnesses can trigger hair loss as well.

Health issues associated with hair loss

As people age, they become more vulnerable to many health conditions. Most of the time, certain health problems may relate directly to hair loss. This is because some medications used to treat illnesses can cause hair loss.

Studies have shown that individuals who are iron deficient (anemia) suffer significant hair loss as well. The lacking of iron may be caused by some health problems or a poor diet. Doctors have found that hair re-growth rates can be increased for those with iron deficiency issues by reversing the problem and taking appropriate supplements and modifying their diets.

Other health issues that may lead to hair loss are such as hypothyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland) and diabetes. In hypothyroidism, the thyroid hormones are not properly regulated causing rapid hair loss due to the slowing of metabolism. Hormonal imbalance due to diabetes can also cause this problem.

Poor Diet

A poor diet can also contribute to hair loss. If your diet lacks in important nutrients, the shafts of your hair can weaken, thereby, causing the hair to break easier and reducing its growth rate. Among the nutrients necessary for proper hair growth are such as Vitamin A, B6, B12, C, biotin, copper, zinc and iron. A diet rich in lean proteins, vegetables and fruits is usually sufficient to maintain the health of your hair and prevent hair loss. For many people, additional supplements may be beneficial as well.

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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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How to Control Hair Loss

losing your hairOne of the biggest flaws in the genetics of both men and women is hair shedding however, for many people; this condition can be easily controlled by routinely following a few treatment measures. The following are some ways you can control and prevent mild hair loss without the need to see your doctor or buy expensive hair treatments and detergents.

Massage regularly with oils

This is one of the most popular techniques of controlling hair loss. Massaging the scalp with lukewarm oil such as coconut oil, amla (gooseberry) oil, mustard oil, almond oil or castor oil can greatly promote hair growth. This is an excellent treatment for those who wish for longer hair. Moreover, oil massages are also excellent treatments for dandruff, which is also a common cause of hair loss in many people. Regular massaging will encourage blood circulation in your scalp and reduce stress levels that arise due to hair fall. You can massage your hair with coconut oil for three to four times a week. Make sure the oil stays in your hair for at least six hours before washing.

Use homemade formulas to treat hair loss

Gooseberries can be dried in the sun and then boiled in coconut oil until the oil turns dark in color. Allow the oil to cool down and apply it before bedtime to control your hair fall. This home remedy also prevents premature graying as an added bonus!

Mix an equal amount of lemon juice and fresh amla juice and apply in your scalp 30 minutes before taking a bath.

Fresh lime juice can also be mixed with green coriander leaf juice to promote hair growth.

hair lossApplying coconut milk extracted from the meat of the coconut is an excellent way to nourish the hair, soften it and also prevent hair loss. Apply 30 minutes before taking a bath.

Mix egg white with sour yogurt or buttermilk. Apply the mixture with your fingers half an hour before taking a bath. This is an excellent protein treatment for the hair.

Soak fenugreek seeds overnight and grind them to make a paste. Apply the paste entirely on your hair to treat hair fall and dandruff.

Apply aloe vera gel on the scalp. The gel prevents dryness of the hair and thus reduces hair fall as well.

Maintain a healthy diet

A protein rich diet is very important for proper growth of the hair. Make sure your diet includes milk, yogurt, cheese, soybeans, eggs, poultry and fish, if you aim at improving your overall health and your scalp health as well.

Additionally, you must also increase your consumption of green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, amaranthus leaves etc. as they are rich sources of iron. You may also drink half a liter of spinach and lettuce juice every day if you want quick results.

Vitamin B1 and iodine deficiency also leads to hair loss in women therefore, it is important that you take an adequate supply of foods containing these two nutrients such as seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables.

Consider Wearing a Wig

If your hair loss is completely out of control, consider wearing a wig until your hair grows back. A w ig is a great short term solution for hair loss and will help make you look and feel great until your own healthy hair comes back. For questions about your hair or alternative hair solutions, feel free to contact us at http://www.hairbeautycanada.com.

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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

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