How To Wash Your Synthetic Wig
Pre-Wash: Gently brush the wig thoroughly with a comb or brush to remove any tangles and the loosen-up the adjustable tabs inside of the wig.
Shampooing Your Wig: Add one tablespoon of Sulfate Free shampoo to a sink or basin filled with cold water. Immerse wig for one minute and agitate gently. Do not rub. Run your fingers over the inside of the cap where it meets your forehead to remove oils and sweat. Be particularly gentle on any hand tied areas of the wig cap as this area is the most fragile. Rinse the shampoo out of the wig in cold clear water until thoroughly rinsed. Your wig can be rinsed in a basin of cold water or under cold running water. Blot the wig gently with a towel. Do not squeeze or wring.
Conditioning Your Wig: After you have washed your wig, you are ready to condition it. The wig should still be wet from washing. Apply a small amount of wig conditioner to your hands and rub together. Carefully work the conditioner through the hair, avoiding the cap. You want to keep conditioner away from the cap. On hand tied areas especially, the conditioner can cause the hand tied knots to become untied, resulting in hair loss. Thoroughly rinse the conditioner from the hair over cold running water. Instead of using regular conditioner, an alternate method is to very lightly spray your wig with conditioning spray, spraying 10-12 inches from the hair.
Drying Your Wig: Blot excess water with a towel. Do not squeeze or wring. Air dry your wig on a wig stand. Do not use a hair dryer and do not brush the wig while it is wet. Wig stands are ideal for drying because they allow air to circulate, reaching all surfaces of the wig. If you do not have a wig stand, you may place your wig on a tall slender object (such as a can of hair spray) covered with a hand towel. Do not dry your wig on a styrofoam head as this will stretch out the cap. You may gently shake your wig and lightly work the hair with your fingertips, but wait until the wig is dry to style. Do not allow your wig to dry in direct sunlight. If you wash your wig in the early evening, it should be dry by morning.
Washing Frequency: For maximum life, it is recommended that you wash your wig every 6-8 wearings. Washing your wig more frequently will stress the fibers and decrease its life span. Washing it less frequently will allow sweat and oils to build up inside of the cap, which will break down the fibers and adversely affect longevity.
How to Put Your Wig On
Gently shake the wig to fluff the style. Identify the front and the back of the wig. The label always goes in the back. Notice the adjustable tabs inside of the wig. They can be adjusted if the fit is too loose or too- tight.
Place your wig on a flat surface in front of you so that you are looking down inside of the wig. The label should be at the top (the back of the wig). Grasp the wig by the ear tabs on the side of the wig and flip the wig over the top of your head. Slip the wig on, starting at the front hairline and working towards the back. The front of the wig should sit where your hairline is (approximately 4 finger widths from the top of your eyebrows). Gently rock the wig back and forth until it is sitting on your front hairline. Do not grab the wig by the hairs, but handle the wig from the base of the cap. Be especially careful of hand tied areas and do not pull on these areas when putting on your wig.
Your wig should feel secure, but not tight. Adjust the tabs inside of the wig to achieve a comfortable fit.
How to Keep Your Wig From Falling Off
Keeping your wig on is something many women worry about. Fortunately, this is not something you should be concerned about. There are adjustable tabs inside of your wig that allow your wig to fit securely. For women who want additional security, the following products have been helpful to many customers:
Cushion Band: This is a gel filled headband that not only keeps your wig securely in place, it also relieves pressure points, making your wig more comfortable to wear.
Wig Gripper: This adjustable headband is made of a fabric which adds friction around the hairline. This allows your wig to stay securely in place without slipping.
Toupee Clips: Toupee clips are secured to the wig and then clipped into your own hair to hold your wig in place.
Adhesives and Tapes: Double sided tape or roll on adhesives can be applied to hold your wig in place.
Scarves: On a windy day, a scarf can be tied over your head and underneath your chin to hold your wig in place.
Important "Do's" and "Don'ts for Synthetic Wigs"
Exposure to Heat: Synthetic wigs should not be exposed to heat as this will permanently damage and singe the hair fibers. Do not use heated styling tools such as curling irons, flat irons or hot rollers on your wig. Be cautious when cooking. Keep your head away from hot ovens, stoves or barbecue grills. The only exception are synthetic wigs that are specifically labeled as "heat friendly".
Hair Products: Use only hair products that are specifically designed for synthetic wigs. Do not use regular human hair shampoo, conditioner, hair spray or gels on your wig as they will cause build up on the wig, shortening its life span and dulling the hair fibers.
Brushing Your Wig: Do not brush your wig when it is wet. This will stretch and permanently damage the hair fibers. Use only brushes and combs that are designed specifically for synthetic wigs. Your regular hairbrush or comb is not will stretch and stress the fibers.
How To Put On Your Full Lace Wig
Prepare your hair by creating a flat surface for the unit to sit on.
You can braid your hair down, and/or apply a wig cap. or use a spacial scalp protect solution to wrap your hair with ! GRO-PROTECT SOLUTIONS, please follow the direction ! this is a smart way of protecting your hair line from the glue and adhesive and to get your hair as flat as possible so to make the wig fitting look more natural
Fit the unit on your head and evaluate how and where you would like the hairline. The goal is to find where the hairline will look most natural.
Gradually start trimming the excess lace as you are now creating your hairline. Only cit small amounts off at a time to achieve the desired fit.
After you have finished trimming the lace, clean all around your hairline with soap and water and then clean with surgical spirit. Wait for this to dry and then apply your scalp protector. This protects the scalp from the adhesive and also provides a better surface for the adhesive to adhere to the unit. Once again, wait for the scalp protector to dry then apply adhesive to the circumference of your head. Let the adhesive dry tacky to the touch. Place the front of your unit onto your head first. In this way, it will be easier for you to accurately judge the center of the unit and most importantly, the final fit. Press firmly down all the way around and when finished, let your unit rest, preferably for 24 hours. During this time, you should not get your new unit wet.
How to avoid the tangle and shedding?
When you wash the hair, please use neutral shampoo and spring water or distilled water. Attention: please do NOT use tap water; tap water is filled with many chemicals and chlorine which can cause tangles. Non neutral shampoo can cause shedding also.
How to remove the full lace wig?
Pull all hair up into a ponytail, so you do not get adhesive on the hair.
Apply the lace adhesive remover to the adhesive around the perimeter of hairline.
Gradually remove the lace. Be sure not to pull at the lace. Remove slowly.
After you have removed the lace, there may be some residue left on the unit.
You should shampoo the unit, and with a towel, delicately rub the residue away.
Finally, let the unit dry naturally. Once dry, you can re-apply and style your hair as you would normally style your natural hair.
Why choose Lace Wigs?
Lace wigs represent the latest technology for non-surgical hair replacement in the world today. A lace wig when designed and constructed properly will be the closest thing to your own real hair, or can replace the hair you never had. It is the most natural, most beautiful, hair replacement system imaginable today. It is made out of real human hair and hand tied into a very sheer lace base one single hair at a time. It should look so natural that it can be virtually undetectable to anyone, even at a distance of only a few inches away. You can wear it for weeks at a time without removing it. you can comb your hair straight back, part it in the middle or even go swimming with it. There are no limitations to your look or lifestyle. You can shower, sleep, perm, wash or do anything you would normally do. You can finally have the hair you always dreamed about.
What is the difference between Lace Front Wigs and Full Lace Wigs?
The term "Lace Front Wig" and "Full Lace Wig" are virtually the same; a lace front wig, or other known as a full lace wig has a very natural front hair line and is constructed with fine lace in the front and a variety of materials in the back of the head. A full lace system is the ultimate system since it will look natural from every angle regardless of how the hair is brushed or styled. The object of a lace front wig or a full lace wig is to look beautiful and natural. You do not want anyone to ever think you are wearing a wig. A full lace system is usually preferred and is the ultimate in the style, design, beauty and naturalness.
How long can the Lace Wig last?
A Lace Wig unit can last for many months or even years depending on your usage and upkeep. The types of glues that are used during the application method also applies to the life span of your unit. For example, the lace wig can be compared to the tires on a car; of course the more you drive your car, the more worn down the tires become and the need for replacement tires becomes greater. The idea remains that if you plan to wear your wig more often, the natural need for a new unit will become greater as the hair degrades due to extended periods of use.
Can I wear this Wig even If I have my own hair?
Yes. You will have to make your own hair as flat as possible, by wrapping or braiding it. Then apply a flesh toned stocking cap over your natural hair to stimulate your scalp color.
What If I have experienced severe hair loss due to an illness or chemical damage? Is this type of wig right for me?
Absolutely! I highly recommend this system for anyone with any kind of hair loss or undergoing chemotherapy. If you suffer from a medical condition where you have experienced severe hair loss, it's recommended to proceed with full trench or full swiss lace. This will ensure the most comfortable "perfect" fit.
Can I swim or go to the gym and sweat with this wig on?
Yes. You can do your usual activities with this wig on daily. Only avoid swimming or sweating for 24 hours after applying adhesives and tapes. If you use the Safe Grip Copolymer bond, you only have to wait until it is dry. Other than that, no one will ever know the hair is not growing from your own scalp. Also make sure you use a waterproof adhesive. Not all adhesives and glues are waterproof. The combination of the scalp protector and safe grip polymer bond will ensure the strongest and best water resistant application available.
What is Bleached Knots?
When the hair is tied to the lace, a knot is made to secure the hair in place. Bleached knots are hand tied knots that have been lighten to appear less noticeable. The bleached knots can't give you the complete undetectable knots. If you like complete undetectable knots, you should choose the silk top.
How to wash?
Gently brush the wig thoroughly with a wig brush.
Add one tablespoon of wig shampoo to a sink filled with cold water.
Immerse wig for one minute and agitate gently. Do not rub.
Rinse the wig gently in cold water twice or until thoroughly rinsed.
Blot the wig gently with a towel. Do not squeeze or wring.
Apply conditioning spray very lightly over the wig, spraying 10-12 inches from the wig.
Allow the wig to air dry on a slender object like a can of hairspray or a shampoo bottle covered with a hand towel. Styrofoam heads may the stretch the cap.
Do not use a hair dryer. Air dry only. You may gently style the wig with your fingertips.
Brush with only when completely dry. Do not allow the wig to dry in direct sunlight.
The frequency of washing depends on factors such as air quality and humidity. Generally, a wig should be washed after it has been worn 8-12 times, but this can vary.
How to maintain?
When combing the wig, please comb form the ends, then up to the roots.
If there are knots in the wig, do not pull on it strongly; instead steam the wig (such as by placing a hot towel over it.)
The wig may be used up to 5-7 times before each wash.
You may use specific oil for wig hair to make it shinier.
Do not apply hair dye to the wig, but water based hair styling products may be used, such as wax and hair mousse.
When blow drying the wig, you must use low heat for a short period of time only to avoid damaging the wig.
You may get a hairstylist to style the wig if you prefer.