Ouch, Wigs with attached Combs

Oh, the security! Wait oh, the pull on my hair-line,this cannot be good. While wig caps with up to four attached combs inside of the wig cap can appear to be a blessed creation, if not positioned correctly the combs can cause damage to your hairline resulting in thinning edges. Depending on where the combs are positioned and inserted into your hair marks the place for thinning hair to manifest.

The best way to enjoy the benefits of attached combs and thwart off potential follicle damage is to create a small braid that starts at one ear and continues around the neckline and ends at the beginning point, adding braiding hair to your braid is a plus, using a little holding gel in the process is an option.

The combs on the wig can now be inserted directly into the braid, this braid will accommodate the combs in the front and rear of your wigs, keeping the attached combs away from the scalp; if you are unable to make a small braid, cover your natural hair or scalp with a stocking style wig cap this can aid you, insert the wig combs into the stocking style wig cap this will provide stay on security while avoiding stress to your hair-line.

Side Note: If you have a massive amount of hair, lots of volume and you love wearing wigs for whatever the reason yay! However, sticking and shoving those attached wig combs randomly in your hair, while it will anchor your wig down it can also cause pulling on your follicles, which can lead to damage so, Secure and contain your natural hair and use the small circular braid and/or the wig cap to hold the attached combs in place.

Thanks for reading! Have a great day.

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Is 50/50 Human Hair and Futura Blend Real?

Someone ask a question is the human hair futura blend real hair?  In reality most companies produce a 70/30 blend. 70 % Futura and 30 %  human hair and while it is still  possible for many companies to add even less human hair to their blends; futura fiber  technology mimics human hair so well most consumers can hardly  tell the difference.

Another sought after answer is concerning the ability  to dye futura

The biggest draw back to date is futura fibers won’t take dye and curling futura takes time, products and a little know how. Depending on the amount of human hair in the blend and considering there is no coating on the human hair in the blend; being able to dye the human hair present in the blend should be a  real possibility.

The plus side definitely out weighs the negatives. The price is exceptional when compared to high quality human hair wig/extensions and the fibers are phenomenal  when it comes to longevity. Refreshing futura fibers with periodic ammonia baths allows you to style and repeat to infinity and beyond; seriously the fibers are great.

As always thanks for reading my blog!

My Wig: The Hair Ball

Oh the joys of alternative hair !  Yeah what a wonderful aide for the pleasure and beautification of the masses; of course it is most fitting to express how wonderful alternative hair is in all its perfection. Well there is versatility and convenience, I could go on and on singing its praises  but what about that piece; you know that piece of alternative hair that just screams, Hi fresh in from Hades, how are ya! Yes, I am speaking of the bless it  human hair wig/extension with the cuticle not flowing in the same direction.  You may have experienced this. It matters not how soft to the feel the hair is nor does it matter that the tag says REMY and no never mind the pricey tag  if the hair isn’t constructed properly on the weft well  congratulations you’ve got a hair ball in the making.

Bleach baths for human hair work great at stripping the coating some companies  apply to their hair; yes, bleach as in Clorox does wonders stripping the coating; many major manufacturing companies coat the hair with a type of silicone to retain the hairs dye job; if you have ever tried to dye human hair and the color won’t take it is not that it isn’t human hair it most likely has a silicone coating; strip the coating and the hair will dye but not without a price; the hair is now more likely to dry out . Nevertheless bleach baths for human hair strangely enough  brings restoration back to lifeless dull looking human hair selections. However, not even the miracle of a bleach bath will help the destined hair piece that is to  become a hair ball.  No amount of spray nor conditioners will help it either’ it is not that the hair is bad, it is just not properly applied and sewn to the weft. If you will imagine the weft a long slender track of thread like material and the hair is being applied with the cuticle facing right and half way along the track someone starts applying the cuticle facing left  when completed and applied to patron be it wig or extension movement  occurs and  the hair moves towards each other and locks  add some products… hairspray, gels and  what have you and the hair will roll until yeah you got a matted tumbleweed hair ball thingy  forming along your neck line. A hair ball so fierce your hulk stance will kick  in as you grip and pull to separate the hair.

I recently experienced such a piece; it started out  straight soft ,Remy, costly and I recall after several wears  one side of my  selection stayed perfectly straight however on the opposite side the roll  up was happening; I was like perhaps this could pass for an asymmetrical  bob style,  I looked closer and said  well perhaps not. So, should you find yourself battling with a human hair selection and no matter what you try it still rolls  and becomes matted and tangled it’s not bad hair, it’s  badly constructed and  the only true remedy is to immobilize the selection by wearing it in a ponytail.

As always thanks for reading my blog

My Wig: The Pollen Catcher

When we hear the statement:  Using wigs for protective styling generally what comes to mind  is the fabulous benefits of tucking ones natural tresses away and creating healthier hair and a healthier scalp; thus  the understood is protecting ones natural hair  from the stressful  regimen it is accustomed to enduring day in and day out be it due to  extreme heat styling from hot blow dryers or high heat from ceramic plates and/or  curling wands not to mention chemical applications such as  perms and bleaching  agents.

However defining  protective styling need not stop there. An innumerable amount of  people suffer from some form of sinusitis due to pollen allergy every year and for many pollen season is upon us. A very common sight  in my corner of the world right now is observing  the massive pale yellow haze as it  dances  upon the wind until it reaches its destination and unfortunately that destination while not intentional ends up  being our person  (and our  dogs, cats ,cars,  oh wow )well due to this reality it is recommended that people shampoo and wash themselves ( clothing)  from head to toe to remove pollen from their person in order to keep issues at bay.

Washing ones hair thoroughly daily and if need be  several times daily is a cinch for those that have extremely oily scalps  however what about  those that do not; it would be severely unnerving  to shampoo, treat the hair and scalp with organic oils, butters and creme  only to return home with your hair in the hue of lemon  and  how about those that are  enduring  eczema or  seborrhetic dermatitis  both skin  and scalp conditions that  according to dermaharmony .com  is made worse with the use of hard water. http://www.dermaharmony.com/dermatitis/hardwaterdermatitis.aspx Multiple daily shampoos would excite a riot like never seen before bringing itching, flaking and major irritation can we say ouch and no thank you, please, Cue: The wig

What a wonderful way to look fabulously stylish while keeping your natural hair from becoming the  pollen catcher.

Tips:

Shaking your wig vigorously after wearing it outside will assist you in removing pollen residue. If there is product on your wig, (conditioners, pomades, oils) pollen could stick to the fibers in which case it could require that you rinse your wig thoroughly to remove pollen.  Either human hair or synthetic  hair wigs would easily do the trick; however if the need to rinse and or wash the wig becomes necessary daily due to pollen  build up and various debris synthetic traditional or futura fibers would be the better option; excessive washing of human hair wigs will result in them possibly drying out beyond

As always thanks for visiting my blog and reading my post

Unlocking Your Locks

For those that have worn their hair braided  for extended amounts of time in order to accommodate long-term wearing of alternative hair knows all too well  it is not uncommon to experience intertwining and locking.

Locking: Ones natural hair will without assistance  began to intertwine and lock this occurs often with the long-term wearing of braids; after several months  If ones natural hair is curly the ability of the hair to intertwine and lock increases; shampooing and conditioning the hair while still braided  and allowing it to remain braided and undisturbed will increase the possibility of locking; the use of needed and necessary products such as leave in conditioners, scalp oils and braid sprays will also promote locking.

 

The positive in all of this:   New growth,  at this point the hair is  in a state of rest the scalp and hair is cleansed with shampoo and conditioned while leaving the braid  somewhat undisturbed ( no combing, brushing) However without  proper braid release  the new growth will be lost. It can be frustrating to attempt braid removal only to discover the hair is so tangled, locked and knotty. It is not at all uncommon at this point for people to pull and Jerk their hair in an attempt to rip the locked hair a part thus causing damage and hair loss; while others avoid the hassle and just cut their hair.

The Solution: Raw Organic Coconut oil, a large tooth comb and time.

From the onset of releasing the braids apply coconut oil as you come to locked , tangled and or knotted  areas apply more oil now work the locked areas with your  fingers and  a large tooth comb gently comb and rub, comb and rub apply more oil if needed soon your  hair will  began to  unlock and free up;  It is best to section your hair and work small areas at a time; once braid is completely loose gently comb through apply more coconut oil if needed and work comb from scalp to end;

Shedding:

If you have worn your natural hair braided for several months; during this release process you will note lots of shedding hair the hair in your comb is shedding hair only!  Shedding naturally occurs and is held in place by the braid once the braid is released so are the shedding hairs. The longevity of braid wear will determine how much shed you experience. In other words if you have worn your hair braided and undisturbed for 6 months you should expect to see an incredible amount of shed. Shedding hairs are naturally released from the scalp over time. Shedding hairs DO NOT reveal a balding scalp; If bald spots are present you have experienced hair loss and finding the culprit should be the next order of the day.

Tips on process:

Depending on the density and curl pattern of your hair, keeping your natural hair sectioned and separated will prevent it from relocking while you are attempting to remove your braids If you’re natural hair has been braided for several months you may want to shampoo your hair a section at a time this will prevent, matting, intertwining and re-locking.

Section your hair into 4 quarters working each quarter separately. Shampoo, condition, comb gently band it off or plait a large braid. Once you have shampooed, conditioned, combed and towel dried your hair; apply some heated coconut oil to your scalp and work throughout hair the conditioning properties of this oil will soften your hair the  detangling properties of the oil makes  your hair more manageable. The end result with, no cutting , no jerking,  and no ripping  means you comb away only the released shed leaving you to fully enjoy your wonderful, vibrant and healthy new growth.

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Condition Your Wigs and Extensions with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Oh the wonders of organic virgin coconut oil; the likes of which are taking its place in the spotlight right along with that other fabulous oil: olive.

Islanders have forever known Coconut oil is fabulous and is used both internally and externally. The wonder of this oil is illustrated in its use for everything from healthy cooking to make up removal: Frying, baking, full body massage oil, conditioning wigs and extensions;  Conditioning wigs and extensions! Why Yes

No one would be hard pressed to find various items infused with coconut oil; such as: shampoos, conditioners and hair & scalp pomade. However those products also contain other ingredients many of which aren’t natural. Using organic virgin coconut oils omits the adders and the fillers.

Coconut oil absorbs very quickly and is not heavy and works great in bringing about a deep conditioning effect for your pieces thereby leaving a great luster on both synthetic and human hair wigs and extensions.

Organic virgin coconut oil can be found in your whole food stores, The vitamin Shoppe and most health food stores not to mention countless on-line sources.

Coconut Oil

The oil can solidify but will soften when kept at room temperature.  To melt for better application place container in a bowl of hot water; don’t microwave.

Coconut Oil as a Conditioner

Coconut oil can be used on human hair and synthetic hair wigs and extensions.

*   The oil will visibly sit on light-colored human hair for best results; coconut oil conditioning treatments should not be applied if immediate wear is pending. For best results apply coconut oil to human hair and/or futura fiber wigs and extensions and flat-iron and allow it to remain preferably overnight, shampoo your selections with a moisture rich shampoo, rinse.

*   For severely dry human hair selections once you have treated your selections with the coconut oil; rinse out using an after shampoo conditioner only, thereby omitting the shampoo

*   When treating extensions that will be reapplied using glue be careful not to apply the oil to the weft and shampoo and rinse being mindful to keep the weft free.

*    Coconut oil works great on traditional synthetic such as mondoacryalic and kanekalon fibers simply apply coconut oil. Allow selection to dry and shampoo using a moisture rich shampoo and rinse.

*    Coconut oil can be used on silky European hair as well as Yaky textured hair and produces great results

*   Coconut oil is a great styling aide for use in curling Yaky textured hair coupled with styling hold spritz

*   Coconut oil can give mondoacryalic and kanekalon fiber wigs, extensions and braid hair a just hot comb  pressed look, thereby eliminating that dry plastic appearance.

*   Coconut oil is a natural product refrain from use if you have known allergies

*    Be cautious when using coconut oil on light browns, blondes and red synthetics; use it [oil ] very sparingly and always shampoo thoroughly.  Too much product will leave synthetic hair looking greasy. Spot test a small area on your selection before treating the whole thing.

You will find coconut oil has great restorative properties;

So, now you can pull all of those older pieces out, you know that bag of wigs and extensions you have stored in your dresser drawer …. Your favorites; yes, those! The ones you thought had seen their last days…… alas there is hope.

Thanks for reading, the next post will  reveal more helpful tips with coconut oil.

Free Hair Giveaway and H2O styling tips for Futura Fibers

Here hoping everyone a fabulous new year! I receive quite a bit of feedback where many are seeking as much information as possible on Futura fibers I do have some more fresh tips to share but first I wanted to state: in light of 2013 marking and epic two year blogging milestone for Hairology and wigonomics 101, a celebration is in order; What better way to celebrate than with a free wig giveaway!

  Yes, during 2013 at sporadic times as a gift to all of you wonderful readers the opportunity to win a free alternative hair selection will be made available.

 

Our free alternative hair give away is entitled Wigtopia

 To participate you will simply need to subscribe to Hairology and Wigonomics 101 and our you tube channel. You will then fill out the appropriate entry form.

 Please include the tips or blog  post  you found most useful here at Hairology and Wigonomics 101 and while this is optional please state why you would like to win a hair piece and should you be the endowed winner grace us with a follow up note on what you actually did with the hair piece.

The giveaway  will take place throughout  2013 during each giveaway period one  selection will be available; however over the course of 2013 there will be various colors, shapes, lengths and textures up for grabs. Isn’t this exciting!

There will be several fortunate winners and perhaps the winner will have an opportunity to apply some of the tips offered here at Hairology and Wigomomics 101 on their new selection; or perhaps our winners will win and then give it to a friend or love one facing a hair related crisis or our winner s could be taking a trip and go incognito or perhaps the winners will spice up their love life; the possibilities are endless! Be sure to visit often, so as to catch the giveaway in progress the fortunate winner just could be you.

 

Futura Tip 101

                            H2O is an excellent styling aide with future fibers. In between deep cleaning the simplest way to make the lotion and styling spritz application effective wet the fibers with water then apply curling iron. If you saturate the fibers heavily with water turn the temp up a bit on your curling iron, the sizzling and steaming sound should be expected. However, don’t overly drench to the point of dripping. You will note when re-styling your futura fiber hair piece continual lotion application may not be warranted; just hair holding spritz and H2O.

 

Suggestion:

 Place lotion, styling spritz and water in an empty spray bottle. Spritz and brush selection, once moistened apply curling iron. Ratio of water should be greater than the other two components.

 

Brush selection and apply lotion, then spritz the selection with styling holding spritz and then spray pure water onto selection brush and apply curling iron.

 

            As Always Thanks for visiting my Blog

 

 

Here hoping everyone a fabulous new year! I receive quite a bit of feedback where many are seeking as much information as possible on Futura fibers I do have some more fresh tips to share but first I wanted to state in light of 2013 marking and epic two year blogging milestone for Hairology and wigonomics 101, a celebration is in order; What better way to celebrate than with a free wig giveaway!

  Yes, during 2013 at sporadic times as a gift to all of you wonderful readers the opportunity to win a free alternative hair selection will be made available.

 

Our free alternative hair give away is entitled Wigtopia

 to participate you will simply need to subscribe to Hairology and Wigonomics 101 and our you tube channel. You will then fill out the appropriate entry form.

 Please include the tips or blog most you found most useful here at Hairology and Wigonomics 101 and while this is optional please state why you would like to win a hair piece and should you be the endowed winner grace us with a follow up note on what you actually did with the hair piece.

the giveaway  will take place throughout  2013 during each giveaway period one  selection will be available; however over the course of 2013 there will be various colors, shapes, lengths and textures up for grabs. Isn’t this exciting!

There will be several fortunate winners and perhaps the winner will have an opportunity to apply some of the tips offered here at Hairology and Wigomomics 101 on their new selection; or perhaps our winners will win and then give it to a friend or love one facing a hair related crisis or the winner could be taking a trip and go incognito or perhaps the winners will spice up their love life; the possibilities are endless! Be sure to visit often, so as to catch the giveaway in progress the fortunate winner just could be you.

 

Futura Tip 101

                            H2O is an excellent styling aide with future fibers. In between deep cleaning the simplest way to make the lotion and styling spritz application effective wet the fibers with water then apply curling iron. If you saturate the fibers heavily with water turn the temp up a bit on your curling iron, the sizzling and steaming sound should be expected. However, don’t overly drench to the point of dripping. You will note when re-styling your futura fiber hair piece continual lotion application may not be warranted; just hair holding spritz and H2O.

 

Suggestion:

 Place lotion, styling spritz and water in an empty spray bottle. Spritz and brush selection, once moistened apply curling iron. Ratio of water should be greater than the other two components.

 

Brush selection and apply lotion, then spritz the selection with styling holding spritz and then spray pure water onto selection brush and apply curling iron.

 

            As Always Thanks for visiting my Blog

 

 

Here hoping everyone a fabulous new year! I receive quite a bit of feedback where many are seeking as much information as possible on Futura fibers I do have some more fresh tips to share but first I wanted to state in light of 2013 marking and epic two year blogging milestone for Hairology and wigonomics 101, a celebration is in order; What better way to celebrate than with a free wig giveaway!
Yes, during 2013 at sporadic times as a gift to all of you wonderful readers the opportunity to win a free alternative hair selection will be made available.

Our free alternative hair give away is entitled Wigtopia
to participate you will simply need to subscribe to Hairology and Wigonomics 101 and our you tube channel. You will then fill out the appropriate entry form.
Please include the tips or blog most you found most useful here at Hairology and Wigonomics 101 and while this is optional please state why you would like to win a hair piece and should you be the endowed winner grace us with a follow up note on what you actually did with the hair piece.
the giveaway will take place throughout 2013 during each giveaway period one selection will be available; however over the course of 2013 there will be various colors, shapes, lengths and textures up for grabs. Isn’t this exciting!
There will be several fortunate winners and perhaps the winner will have an opportunity to apply some of the tips offered here at Hairology and Wigomomics 101 on their new selection; or perhaps our winners will win and then give it to a friend or love one facing a hair related crisis or the winner could be taking a trip and go incognito or perhaps the winners will spice up their love life; the possibilities are endless! Be sure to visit often, so as to catch the giveaway in progress the fortunate winner just could be you.

Futura Tip 101
H2O is an excellent styling aide with future fibers. In between deep cleaning the simplest way to make the lotion and styling spritz application effective wet the fibers with water then apply curling iron. If you saturate the fibers heavily with water turn the temp up a bit on your curling iron, the sizzling and steaming sound should be expected. However, don’t overly drench to the point of dripping. You will note when re-styling your futura fiber hair piece continual lotion application may not be warranted; just hair holding spritz and H2O.

Suggestion:
Place lotion, styling spritz and water in an empty spray bottle. Spritz and brush selection, once moistened apply curling iron. Ratio of water should be greater than the other two components.

Brush selection and apply lotion, then spritz the selection with styling holding spritz and then spray pure water onto selection brush and apply curling iron.

As Always Thanks for visiting my Blog