Wig and Hair Extension Tips

 
Full Wigs
  • Get the correct wig size. If the wig is too small or fit too tightly, adjust the cap or make a minor wig cap repair to ensure a comfortable fit.

  • Select a style that compliments the shape of your face.  Some wigs may need to be cut and styled to compliment your face.

  • Never wear a wig completely covering your hairline.  Always do the following:  (1) Wear the wig slightly behind the hairline and blend your edges, or (2) add baby hair to the perimeter of your full cap wig to display a more natural look.  (This term is called "underknotting")

  • Never use water to style a synthetic wig.  Water breaks down the synthetic fiber and will ultimately shorten the life of your wig.  Use mousse to add curl definition & shine.

  • Always wear a wig cap underneath your wig.  The cap will keep your wig in place and will also protect your natural hair from damage.

 

 

 

Half Wigs
  • Half Wigs are to be worn 1 to 2 inches away from the hairline.  Your natural hair should be combed back and blended into the hair of the half wig.

  • There is a quick technique used to assist clients that have problems attaching the flex comb due to having fine or thin hair.  Simply gather a section of your top hair and create a small plait/braid.  The plait/braid will serve as an attachment point for the flex comb.

  • Wet hair or apply mousse to your natural hair when wearing a curly half wig.  Thoroughly blend your hair with the curls or manually set your hair with small rollers to match the curl pattern of your half wig.  Straight hair should NOT be combed over CURLY hair!

  • To create a fuller look, try wearing TWO half wigs...one on top of the other.  This technique will create amazing volume!

 

 

 

Weft Hair Extensions
  • Match hair extensions closest to your hair color and texture.  The concept of wearing extensions is to appear that you’re not wearing any!

  • When attaching wefts with adhesive, do not attach directly on the scalp.  Always attach 1/4 of an inch below the root.  Why?   (1) The scalp naturally generates oil.  Your wefts will loosen and slip if it comes in contact with too much oil.  (2) More flexibility.  You're able to move the weft up and down. The weft is not flexible if it is stuck to the scalp.  (3) Your style will feel natural.  Your wefts will be free-flowing like your natural hair.

  • Always use adhesive softener when removing your wefts.  Never rip them from your hair.  This will cause severe damage.

  • Seal your wefts.  Sealing your wefts will help to prevent shedding hair and also keep the weft from unraveling at the end when cut.

 
 
Braids
  • Braids should never be too tight.  If your braids are painful, moisten them with braid sheen or moisturizing spray.  If the braids are aching after 2 days, they should be removed to prevent hair loss.  (Always inform your stylist if the braid is wound too tightly or pulling a small hair.  As a courtesy, notify your stylist of this concern before your hairstyle is fully completed.)

  • Braids should be washed and maintained.  Do not neglect the care of your natural hair.  Braids should be washed at least every 3 weeks.  If you sweat excessively, wash once a week.   A full head of individual braids (Micro, Pixie, Tree, Crochet, Box..etc.) should always be done every three months.  Wearing braids longer than three months will cause the shedding hair to mat and tangle, thus leading to breakage.

  • Change your style frequently to avoid traction alopecia.