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  • Advice needed please
    I have been wearing wigs now for 30 years, my current wig is the Jon Renau Zara, and I have been wearing that as my hair for the past 7 years. I do swap with JR Kaia and a few others, and have recently changed the colour to Palm Springs Blonde. If you look around at your friends, they generally would change their hair styles, or colour at different times. I know my friends do. My immediate family knows I wear wigs, but I do not discuss this with my friends or anyone I work with, that is just my personal way in dealing with my hair loss. It is very easy to say, take a deep breath, and just go and see your gorgeous friends, however I do know it can be scary, it has been for me at diffferent times. I now try and think of one thing to get me through, and that is they ARE my friends, they care about me, and they would never intentionally say or do anything to upset me. Then I take a deep breath, go and meet them, with a big smile on my face, and we are straight into the hugs and chatting like we met yesterday. I hope this is of some help :hearts:
  • Wet wig
    Absolutely agree with Alicexm. Let dry naturally, and when completely dry, then comb or brush.
  • Has anyone used heat on a wig when it says not to
    HI Diana, Just saw this thread now. You can re-steam it as Penny mentioned above. An easy way for me it to fold the wig the way it was when it laid in the brand new box. I lay it on my towel, and let the steam wash over it. I then turn the wig the other way around, and re-steam that side as well. Then I let the wig cool at least overnight to reset the wave. I hope this works for you.
  • So disappointed in Noriko
    That doesn't sound like Noriko to me. In the past I have worn Noriko Stevie, and even though that wig is not a huge volume wig, there is no way you would be able to see any wefts, seams or scalp. I would return this as a defective wig and ask for a replacement at no charge.
  • Outre Synthetic L-Part Swiss Lace Front Wig
    I agree. Where is the moderator to remove this post????????????
  • Giving a lacefront wig bangs
    If you are comfortable to try using a steamer to change the direction of the hair? That is the only thing I could think of, and I would suggest you try on an old wig first if you are not used to steaming. Good luck!
  • Short Hair Sticking Up
    If you have a steamer, practice on an old wig first, and let the steamer steam the hairs down in the direction you want.
  • Do You Cut the Brand Name Tags Out?
    It is way more comfortable for me when they are cut out. I use the Jon Renau silicone sheet to hold my wig in place (cut into a smaller piece) and sew this in where those labels are, so I remove the labels so the silicone can hold properly!
  • Has anyone ever used argon oil on their wigs?
    Hi Lori, I have used Argon Oil of Morocco conditioning spray on my wigs, and it helped keep the tangles at bay. I have also used Simply Styling, which is a silicone spray especially for our faux hair. I couldn't say one was any better than the other. However, if I was going away with friends, I would take the Argon Oil with me LOL.
  • What do you wear if in hospital or overnight?
    Hi Happy to ve Retired, the first time I had surgery I asked the nurse on our private interview on admittance. She was surprised I was wearing a wig, it was JR lace front. Her words to me, I didn't pick it was a wig, dont worry the cap will cover it all. Not an issue. Same as most people I would think, I washed my "hair" prior to admittance for the surgery. :hearts:
  • What do you wear if in hospital or overnight?
    Hi Debbie, my wig cap fits my head pretty well, I wear Jon Renau, however I do sew a piece of a silicone sheet (which you can buy at wigs.com) on the nape area, which stops the wig creeping up the back of my neck. . I am highly allergic to any glues or tapes.
  • What do you wear if in hospital or overnight?
    Hi Mona I have very little hair due to Hashimotos and other health issues. My wig is my hair. I have had several operations and stays in hospital, wearing my wig each time, and no problems at all. I do not have any metal clips in my wigs (no use, as too little of my own hair). That would be the only concern I would think.
    What gave me away in hospital was my lovely nurse who called me out saying my JR Zara looked too good after major surgery and 3 days in bed! I have also worn my wigs with Xrays, CT Scans and MRI's, again no metal clips. Hope this is of help to you xx
  • Silicone
    There is a whole discussion under the heading:

    How to stop your wig creeping up the back of your neck?

    BeatA shows a photo of the inside of her wig, and how she sews the silicone in, and that is what I have done as well. I have very little hair, so the silicone sticks very easily. It is so soft and comfortable. If you have hair at the nape of your neck, the silicone might not be for you. Hope this helps :hearts:
  • Silicone
    Hi VocalEyes you can buy the Jon Renau silicone sheets from wigs.com . a 5 x 7 silicone sheet costs $36, and there is a larger sheet available as well. I cut the sheet to fit the nape area and hand stitch the cutout piece in place.This securely holds my wig in place, and stops any creepage. I will try and find the original discussion on this, and link for you.
  • What would you do???
    I would have said no as well. It is sad you need to be so careful with idenity fraud amongst others. I would never dream of knowingly letting a stranger take a photo of me. :hearts:
  • Dye lots are sooooo different
    Hi I have had that happen with my Jon Renau's as well. I was wearing 24B22, and one was much lighter than the other. I actually liked the lighter one best, sadly that is not the usual colour/blend you receive!
  • Support groups?
    So sad to hear about your family, my heart goes out to you all. :hearts:
    I agree with Gracie and her comments, you are very brave to come back to this forum in the midst of your grief over the loss of your hair, and I do believe we can all help each other at different times with what we are experiencing. Sending hugs. :hearts:
  • Support groups?
    HI JeannetteB, I am very sad to hear this. It is extremely emotional and difficult for anyone experiencing hair loss. My hair loss started just after the birth of our child, who is now 31 years of age, and I still have times "I wish" for my hair. It will never happen. I have learned to accept that "my hair" is my Jon Renau Zara hair, or whatever I am wearing today. I tell myself it is mine, and that there are worse things life can throw at you, (cancers for example). I still can have a sad moment, and then I have to pick myself up and realise it could be a lot worse. I wish I could be of more help, I hope there are others out there who can assist. For me, it had to come from me accepting there is no other option. My wig is my beautiful hair, without my beautiful hair I would not want to leave my home. I can do what I want anytime I want because of Jon Renau and others like him. Blessings to you and those wonderful wig stylists. :hearts:
  • Baby hairs
    Hi JeannetteB, I have cut some baby hairs into my lace front wigs. This is the video I watched. Different to Patti,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZKvzmDJbsw
    Hope this helps. Otherwise I watch Pattis tutorials on how to cut and style wigs, and how to steam a wig etc, and that has all worked for me.
  • Wig styling careers
    Hi SuzieQ I have had Hashimoto's too, for almost 30 years, as well as some other issues which have caused my hair loss. Thinking of you :hearts:
  • Wiry, Kinky strands of hair on my straight wig
    If it is heaps of strands, think about using a steamer to calm them down. If it is only one or two strands, you can use a hair straightener on a very low temperature, and just straighten that specific strand of hair. There are some pretty good videos out there showing you how to use a steamer, and how to use a hair straightener on synthetic hair. Pattis Pearls has some good training videos. :hearts:
  • Wig caps
    Hi Happy to ve Retired, I have very little hair at my nape, and since using the silicone strip, I trim back the little I do have. I have nowhere near enough I could use a clip. Yes, the person who recommended this to me has no bio hair, and that is why it works very well. If you have hair I do not think this would work so well for you.
  • Ever tried to dye or color a wig...anyone?
    Hi Dolly, if it is human hair, that is easy. If it is synthetic, you may be able to get a highlighted effect from some of the colour shampoos - I have tried this. I haven't tried using a dye on a synthetic wig.
  • Trying on shirts, sweaters and tops with a wig on
    I treat my wig as I would my own hair, if I still had some LOL. I don't take my hair (wig) off to try on tops or sweaters. My hair is secure, so even if there were other people around, it wouldn't be an issue for me.

    There are other options to wearing a wig, such as scarves and turbans, however I have not worn these. Hope this is of some help :hearts:
  • Wig caps
    I have never worn a wig cap so can't help much there. I found with the Jon Renau wigs that they "creep up" at the back of my neck. I think my cap size is between a small and averagae. One of the lovely ladies who was active here told me about the Jon Renau silicone sheet you can buy. Wigs.com stock it, as well as other places. You cut a small piece to fit along the nape of the neck and sew it in place, and voila, for me, no more wig creeping up the back of my neck. It is so soft and comfortable as well, I was amazed. I think there is a full link here on the website if you have time to have a read. You can also sew into other places in the wig cap if you find your wig is slipping or moving. Hope this might be of some help. :hearts:
  • Suggestions on quality wigs under $200.
    Haven't been on the forum in ages and just having a look now. Lovely to see you ladies both here. :hearts:
    I've been told Jon Renau changed their fibre in the past 4-6 months, similar as to how Henry Margu changed their fibre about 1 year ago. I wear Jon Renau Zara which is very long, and I average 6 - 7 weeks of wearing day in and day out from 7am to 9pm approx. At the end, if I chose to cut the length (because by then steaming the ends would not work) I could probably get another couple of weeks, IF the lace front held up. Usually, by the time I hit 6-7 weeks the lace is not great either, and it is time for a new one. In our hot humid summertime I only get about 4 weeks, because I need to wash the wig more, and with the humidity the lace goes a bit floppy and scratchy.
  • Need heeelp
    Hi Ava, If it is human hair, you would be able to put a soft curl in it yourself, if you feel you could do that with a curling iron, or rollers etc. HH will let you style the hair with a straightener, or put beach waves or curls etc. It is the synthetic wigs you need to be very careful using heat with to change the style. I hope this is of help :flower: