Hair Extensions: A Healthy Fashion Alternative

Experimenting with your hair style with perms, hair dye, and other salon treatments can be a lot of fun—until you start getting savvy as to the damaging effects of most salon treatments.  The more you dye or perm your hair, the more damaged your hair becomes.  The cuticle (the protective outer layer of each strand of hair) gets worn down, and breakage starts to occur.  You can always recognize hair that has survived a lot of dye jobs and perms by how dry and scraggly it looks.  Caring for hair that is damaged is difficult and expensive.  Many of the shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care products out there actually just damage your hair even more.  Thinking of foregoing a perm in favor of a curling iron or crimping iron?  Devices like these which use extreme heat can also damage your hair!

The dangerous effects of hair dyes and perm treatments unfortunately extend beyond just the damage to your hair.  Parabens and other chemicals found in almost all hair dyes are implicated in diseases like cancer and in brain damage.  Many of these chemicals are also skin irritants, which alone can make them unusable for many people.  In spite of how well known the effects of these chemicals are, you’ll be hard pressed to find products which don’t contain them.  Even so-called natural or organic products typically have harmful chemicals in them.  You can of course dye your hair with henna or indigo as an alternative, but it’s expensive, difficult, and only gives you a small range of colors.

If you don’t want to damage your hair or take chances with your health, do you have to accept what you’ve got and sit out on all the fun?  Happily, no!  You can use extensions hair!

uniwigs-colorful-clip-in-hair-extension-60cm-length-straight-for-fashion-women

uniwigs-colorful-clip-in-hair-extension-60cm-length-straight-for-fashion-women

Hair extensions can be made of human hair, synthetic hair, or animal hair.  They can be bonded directly onto your hair, plaited in, or simply clipped on!  That means no chemicals, if you choose!  Hair extensions are available in straight, curly, and wavy styles.  So if you don’t want to get a perm, but you want to change the texture of your hair, you can buy hair extensions instead.  You can also get hair extensions in pretty much any color you can name.  Hair extensions come in blonde, brown, red, black, and other natural variations, as well as fun, unnatural colors like pink, purple, green, and blue.  So instead of dying your hair with those dangerous chemicals, you can just buy extensions in the colors which you want.  Obviously you won’t be able to replace your own natural hair color, but you can complement it.  You can also look for colors which match or nearly match your own.  That way you can add highlights or low-lights to your hair without using dye or bleach.

So if you’re feeling left out of the fashion world just because you’re concerned about the health of your body and your hair, don’t fret!  You can take care of your hair and your health and still enjoy different styles and colors, thanks to the existence of  hair extensions!

Recommend Links: Ombre Hair Extensions, Colorful Hair Extensions

Create a Natural Hairline on a Synthetic Lace Front Wig

Lace Front wigs are very popular and are part of an ever-growing trend! Many retailers now sell “one-size fits all” lace wigs that are available in human and synthetic hair. Due its affordability, the synthetic lace wig seems to be the unit of choice when changing styles. Did you know that you can customize your synthetic lace front as well as create anatural-looking part? This Instructable will give you a quick tutorial on how to create a natural part on your synthetic lace wig to give it a customized look!

Front-Lace-Size

Front-Lace-Size

Step 1: Braid Your Hair
Decide where you would like to place your part and braid your hair accordingly. I chose a side part for this tutorial.

Step 2: Determine the Location of Your Wig Part
Get your wig and decide where you want to place your part. Once it has been determined, carefully pluck away the strands of hair within the part to give it a clean look. Finish by trimming the lace around the hairline.

Step 3: Place Wig On Head for Accuracy
Place the wig on your head again to make sure the part is in the correct position. Pluck more hair away from the part if necessary.

Step 4: Apply Foundation or Concealer
Flip your wig inside out and lightly apply concealer or foundation to the parted area. I used a handy wedge foundation applicator sponge.

Step 5: Apply the Foundation or Concealer Thoroughly
Apply the concealer or foundation throughout the part and down towards the hairline.

Step 6: Attach the Wig to Your Braided Hair
Attach the wig to your braids. Make sure that the wig is secure and does not move. The part should lie flat against your scalp. If the wig fits too tightly, be sure to modify your wig cap before attaching it to your braids.

Step 7: Comb Hair Away from the Part
Comb all hair away from the parted area.

Step 8: Clip Down the Parted Hair
Clip down the parted hair. There should be no loose fly-away strands visible in the parted area.

Step 9: Apply Protective Shield
Use the clear/transparent Protective Shield. The Protective Shield will blend with your foundation/concealer and give an scalp-like appearance to the parted area.

Step 10: Be Sure to Fill in Holes
Fill in the holes and apply down to the hairline.

Step 11: Apply Protective Shield to Skin
A light coating should be applied to your skin right at the hairline so there is no line of demarcation.

Step 12: Allow to Dry Completely

Step 13: Apply More Solution If Necessary
Be sure that there are no holes visible in the parted area.

Step 14: Continue to Dry the Parted Area

Step 15: Style Your Hair
Style your hair to achieve the desired look.

The Way to Choose the Hair Products

If you’re like most people, you really don’t want to lose your hair. It’s a sign of youth, it’s a sign of vitality and it’s a sign of good looks. When you happen to start losing your hair, you can’t help but wonder how to go about choosing the best hair loss products available, especially with the cost most garner. To effectively choose, there are really only a few ways to go.

Consult a dermatologist. This is probably the best person to talk to find the most helpful hair-loss products available today. Since the treatments for hair loss are constantly changing and improving, a medical professional who specializes in the skin and scalp, like a dermatologist, will be able to point you in the right direction of what product or treatment will work best for you.

monofilament wigs

monofilament wigs

Have your hair loss classified. There is a chart called the Norwood/Hamilton Scale that essentially classifies the severity of a man’s hair loss. By having your hair loss classified, you can better choose what type of products will work for you, since certain products work for certain types of hair loss more so than others. Women should use the Ludwig Scale to classify their hair loss.

Talk to a friend who is also dealing with hair loss. Sometimes, you’ll be able to gauge whether or not certain products on the market actually work by talking to people you know who have used them. Many people shy away from discussing their hair loss, but having an open discussion can really keep people informed on the best products available.

Research the product before you ever invest a dime. Most hair-loss treatments–even the ones that don’t work–are fairly expensive. By doing research on a given product you can save a whole lot of money as well as set your expectations on how well a product will work.

Stick with the FDA. To ensure that a product actually works, it is highly recommended that you stick with those products approved by the FDA to treat hair loss. Currently, there are only three: minoxidil, Propecia and the LaserComb.

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The Reason Women Choose To Wear Wigs

Full lace wigs, which are generally considered an early version of the traditional wig is softer and more manageable than before. The construction of the eyes of the hair is hand-woven rope attached to the hairline. Perfect construction, it can mask the head and the diversity of style, hair updos can remove a large number of cycles. Also, do not have to worry about suffering from rigorous activities such as swimming and tennis. Finally, because the unity of hand, it is easy to shape the style of instruction.

There is a tendency for the right wigs for everyone, and is generally initiated by the celebrities who are African-American athletes. This trend is the short style, geometric. These wigs are new and modern on the market. They have fine hair or very short hair, and contain a large number of apparently successful styles. They make you look like a haircut that you have expensive.

Tonya Synthetic Lace Front Wig

Tonya Synthetic Lace Front Wig

More and more are also used wigs look natural black. These sports-type African American wigs, but also playing with loops, and others.

Lace wigs are popular with women, who suffer from alopecia or hair loss due to chemotherapy. When you are looking for lace wig can damage the hair if not used properly. Get a professional to apply it first is highly recommended. More and more users, and lace front wigs are the leaders of these days, so that the wig fits you best.

Maintenance of wigs is an important part of them and because of caution when it comes to wigs and hair. Long hair wigs are easy to maintain. The only thing to consider is clothes. Rub them with wigs and wig fibers that make up may be irritated and breaks. Secure long hair wigs, and it is best if you plan on using wool.

Uniwigs Clearance Sale: 60% OFF!

Uniwigs clearance sale

Uniwigs clearance sale

YES! You’re not wrong! Uniwigs offer a big sale of 60% off for short synthetic wigs!

Uniwigs classic wigs

Uniwigs classic wigs

What’s more, our classic wigs are 60% off too! If you want to be more fashion, this collection will be a better choice! Use the coupon code “QS60” to save your money!

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Uniwigs 2016 Summer Sale

uniwigs summer sale

uniwigs summer sale

What a good day! I have a good new to share with all of you! YES! Uniwigs have a 15% off for most wigs from their online shop which will last until the end if this summer! 4 category are special chosen this time: Celebrity Wigs, front lace wigs, DIY-DYE-EXTENSIONS and LAVIVID! Each of them have a different coupon codes: HH15, TW15, ET15 and LV15!

What’s more: They also make a collection for summer color wigs here: http://www.uniwigs.com/tag/summer-color

The Technology of the Jewish wigs

Jewish Wigs(Injected wigs), the most difficult technology in all the wigs, so the price is expensive than the others,This wig is made most by European hair and Mongolian hair.

Jewish wigs cap

Jewish wigs cap

The part of the injected is spread over the top of the head, this part is made by Three tier of the net, the hair is spread over the middle lace tier.the second step is cover the top tier,the hair must through the top tier, to shape the felling of the hair from the scalp directly.the bottom tier is the comfortable fabric material, this tier can cover the hair node from the middle tier.

Jewish wigs cap

Jewish wigs cap

Use the Jewish wigs is very comfortable, but because the price is more expensive than the other wigs, so the market of this wigs is the developed country, like Europe and American , and the delivery time of this wigs will more longer than the other wigs.

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Short Hair, Medium or Long: Which Style is Most Flattering on You?

If you are considering a hair length change but are baffled by your choices, here’s a secret tip: try on a wig. Try on several wigs.You’ll quickly learn what lengths flatter you most and which ones work best with your face shape, body type and personality.You may even learn that your personality changes with each hair length. Maybe you become sassier with short hair, sultrier with long. In any case, it’s a fun test.
Yet a wig won’t tell you everything. Here are 5 things you should consider when choosing your best hair length:
1. Your hair texture
2. Your face shape
3. Your personality
4. Your lifestyle

Grape Synthetic Lace Front Wig

Grape Synthetic Lace Front Wig

How Hair Texture Affects Hair Length
If you have normal hair that’s not too thick and not too thin and air dries nicely, skip ahead. Hair texture won’t matter for you when it comes to hair length.
But if you have fine hair, frizzy hair or super curly hair, read on.
1. If you have fine, thin hair, you probably don’t want to grow it very long because it will fall flat and even the most expensive mousse is not going to give it body.
2. Fine, thin hair looks best cut to the chin or shorter. Layers will help add body, but too many layers can also thin out hair too much. Make sure your stylist doesn’t go heavy on the razoring.
3. If you have thick, curly hair, the longer you go, the better your hair will fall.
4. You frizzy and curly girls likely want to avoid the Christmas tree look (wide on bottom, lean on top). To do this, have your stylist cut in layers so the thickness isn’t at the end.
5. Curly hair can really be a hassle worn short. Although Audrey Tautou’s curly hair cut in a pixie may make you cry foul on that rule.

Nicki Minaj Wave Virgin Remy Human Hair Lace Wig

Nicki Minaj Wave Virgin Remy Human Hair Lace Wig

Your Face Shape Matters
1. Long faces should avoid long hair, unless they have curly hair, which adds volume to the sides of the face.
2. Shoulder-length cuts look good on everyone, no matter their face shape.
3. Everyone can wear a pixie, however, if you have a long face, don’t spike the top or blow it up into a pompadour, leave those looks to your round-faced sisters, who need to add height.
4. Avoid a bob that hits at the chin if you have a round face, it will only make your face appear rounder. Go for a long bob instead. And sideswept bangs, add angles to your face which offset the roundness.
5. Beware of hard angles, square faces! Soften your look with layers, waves and curls.
6. Heart-shaped faces should avoid any cut that hits at the their pointiest spot: the chin. Longer is better.

Wave 100% Indian Remy Human Hair Full Lace Wig

Wave 100% Indian Remy Human Hair Full Lace Wig

How Personality Play a Factor in Hair Length
Your personality can be reflected in your haircut. Can you even imagine the singer Pink in long, flat-ironed hair, ala Gwyneth Paltrow? No way. Pink was meant to rock the pompadour. Just as Anna Wintour wears her signature power bob for a reason: it connotes power.
Short hair connotes strength, independence and in some cases, like Audrey Tautou’s, adorableness.
Medium length hair can be sexy, fun or even athletic. It can be trendy and versatile and can be the least high maintenance of the 3 lengths. Wear it up or wear it down. Wash it and let it air-dry or primp and curl it into the perfect wavy lob.
Long hair can be cheerleader-in-a-ponytail cute or bombshell sexy. It rarely screams, “I am a professional, powerful woman,” however. If you are looking for jobs or want to start a new career, you can keep your long hair, but you might consider chopping to a length that closer to your shoulders rather than your rib cage.

Your Lifestyle Plays a Factor
Believe it or not, short hair can be high maintenance, mainly because you have to get it cut every 4-6 weeks.
If you are the wash-and-go type, then you should pick a hairstyle that will air dry beautifully. If you like to primp, then consider a hairstyle that’s versatile and can be curled, worn wavy or flat-ironed straight. If you’re a busy mom or live in a hot climate, a ponytail will be your best friend.

Learn more before buying a topper

There a 3 questions you need to ask when you had a hairloss and ready to buy sth to cover :

Demi Remy Human Hair Top Hair piece

Demi Remy Human Hair Top Hair piece

1.How much do you know about your hair loss ?

A lot of ladies just got lost when they faced the hairloss problem , and asked friend for help , do what they recommended ,buy what they bought . But in the end , they have to struggle with a lot of wig website to return or exchange . And all of this just frustrating . But how much do you know about your hair loss before you getting the purchase ?

First , do you know about the size of your hairloss ? Do the measurement by yourself with mirror , which is easy to know which product will you need . Because if the size it too large ,over 7×8” , you have to consider to buy a wig , synthetic or a human hair one , because the custom price would be almost the same as wig .

Second ,if your hair color is complex ,how to describe when you purchase online ?
The best way ,you could purchase a color which could be freely dyed , and get the topper dyed by your local salon or yourself . If you think it is too much ,you could purchase a color ring from a online company , and ask their customer service for help about how to mix to get the perfect persentage as your own hair .

If you have a thick hair , you’d better choose a thicker product to get along with your own hair when you wearing it .

If you did all these above , now you are almost ready to get a hair product .and the last thing you need to do is search on youtube about how the other women wear topper and what problem did they ever had . So this is would be second question below :

2. Did you ever do the research on Youtube or facebook ?

This step is necessary because you dont need to wast money on something you dont even know . Watch some videos which made by the people has same problem as you did . And see what they recommend , or you could login your facebook account to find your group to talk .
All in all , know better what you will pay for .

3. where to buy ?
Go to some place that professional on what you need , there are numbers of websites that selling wigs or hair pieces . But if you are sure you are buying a topper , go to the one who more professional on this , for example , if you purchase a topper on www.wigs.com is not a good choice , not saying that they are not capable on this , but they are more professional on wigs . The price they custom for you would be higher . www.uniwigs.com is a recommended website to try , they have topper and lace closures . Also their customer service is very professional on topper .

Hope all these helped .

THE WIG BUYERS GUIDE

Choosing a wig requires some understanding and appreciation for the finer details. If you are new to wearing wigs then this helpful wig buyers guide will take you through all the major categories in selecting a wig… the style, the cap size, the cap construction, the hair type and finally choosing the colour.

THE STYLE

The first step in choosing a wig is deciding on which style to go for. Start by selecting a hair length (short, mid length, long), then texture (straight, wavy, curly) and finally a hairstyle (short, bobs, bangs, layered, long). If you are new to wearing a wig, then we recommend choosing a style you are familiar with. Creating a completely new look can always be done later on as you become more accustom to wearing wigs… that’s when the fun begins. Just imagine the flexibility and endless styles you will be able to create. Many of our clients ultimately end up having a lot of fun experimenting with a variety of different looks.

 

THE CAP SIZE

Even though average size wigs tend to fit the majority of people, there is also quite a few wigs in our range that come in petite and large sizes. The majority of our wig collection also come with adjustable velcro straps that give up to half an inch so that you can achieve a more comfortable and secure fit.

To determine which size wig is right for you, measure the circumference of your head from the front hairline, then behind your ear, then to the nape of your neck, then to your other ear and finally back to your front hairline. Consult the measurement chart below to determine which cap size best suits the circumference of your head.

 

cap size

cap size

NOTE – Sizes may vary slightly with different brands and not all wigs are available in all cap sizes.

 

THE CAP CONSTRUCTION

The base of a wig is referred to as a cap. This is the material to which the hair is attached in order to create the wig. When choosing a wig, it is important to consider the different types of cap constructions – each material has a specific method of attaching the hair to the cap and offers its own set of advantages.

  • Lace Front – creates the illusion of natural hair growth along the hairline.
  • Monofilament – offers hair parting versatility.
  • Open Cap – creates breathability of heat from the scalp.
  • Hand Tied – allows each hair to move freely for better styling options.
  • Traditional – gives the hair volume at the crown.

 

THE HAIR TYPE

You’re probably wondering which hair is right for you. Well, possibly both. Both human hair and synthetic fiber each have their advantages and limitations making them both the right choice at different times.

Human hair offers the most natural look and feel and is remarkably soft with a shine and movement that is not easily duplicated in synthetic hair. It is also extremely versatile. Human hair can be cut and styled to suit your personal tastes. Even though it is more expensive, with proper care it is more durable and can last more than a year.

Synthetic hair has come a long way in recent years, due to technological advances. The most appealing aspect to synthetic hair is it can often be worn right out of the box with little to no styling. The fiber used has a memory for wave, curl and volume, letting the hair bounce back into place with minimal effort and the curl pattern is permanently set. However, what synthetic hair offers in ease it lacks in versatility. It cannot be styled to look many different ways like human hair. Only special heat defiant synthetic hair is heat style-able to change the curl pattern. Synthetic hair is also less durable than human hair. With proper care you can expect a synthetic hair wig to last about 4-6 months and heat defiant synthetic hair 2-3 months with daily wear.

 

THE HAIR COLOUR

As most styles offer a range of colour choices, you can now begin to review the different colour options available. If you’re new to wearing wigs, consider staying close to your natural shade to ease the transition.