• Lace front Ellen Wille wigs
    Your natural hair probably looks a lot like mine - medium brown just starting to go grey. If you want a color that might closely match yours, take a look at Jon Renau's color Milkshake (#38), which is a medium brown with 35% grey evenly mixed throughout. From a distance it gives the impression of a nice ashy brown. Jon Renau uses this color mostly in its shorter styles, but does offer a few longer wigs in this color.
  • New Hair & New Color - what do you think?
    LIke everyone else, I don't see anything wrong with your skin. It looks fine in your photo. None of us should feel the need to apologize for not wearing makeup or foundation; it is a personal choice but not a social necessity. Also, I share your frustration over Ellen Wille's limited color selection compared to other wigmakers. But the colors EW does have are pretty. I have three EW wigs in three brunette shades.
  • Options when you begin to go Gray.
    Those of us "of a certain age" often hear that lighter hair is more flattering to older women with pale skin than dark hair, which can make our faces look "washed out" in contrast. Could that be what your friend is thinking? It is true that grey strands won't show as easily in lighter hair due to the lesser contrast. She could try a medium brown color first, and then bit by bit go lighter if she wants.
  • Short Hair Sticking Up
    I have several monofilament top wigs which came with ample flyaways at the top. That is different from permatease. A bit of styling product like the Jon Renau piece-out cream, used very sparingly, helps hold them down. But my son noted that a bit of messiness makes a wig look more realistic, like natural hair.
  • Large head stocking?
    My wigs ride up in the back too; even a wig grip will start to creep up after a while. I do have biohair but I can use It Stays adhesive both at my hairline and at my nape, which helps hold my wig in place. It's a little messy in my hair, but I just use a wet washcloth to swab my hair clean after removing my wig.
  • Wigs and menopause?!?!?
    Given that wearing a wig will make you feel hotter than not wearing a wig - they are hats, after all - I find that short styles are significantly cooler than longer styles. Getting the hair off my neck (where we hot flashy women sweat a lot!) makes a huge difference to me. I do have biohair (though it is short, baby fine, thin and has grown sparser following menopause), and have only worn 100% hand-tied cap wigs. Can anyone who has worn both those and wefted caps weigh in on which type is cooler? I only started wearing wigs most of the time this past autumn, but hot humid summer is coming! Meanwhile, I dress in layers which I can whip on and off even if I can't do that with my Alternative Hair, and keep the thermostat low.
  • Applause human hair wig by Raquel Welch
    Folks, I made an error. One online wig company noted Applause as a petite-average cap, but now I've seen others noting it as average. Sorry for the misinformation. Guess I'll have to forget about Applause!
  • Wig Steaming!!!
    Steam is also useful for straightening out "fried" synthetic fibers resulting from exposure to a blast of heat. I thoughtlessly opened a hot oven door while in my wig, which frazzled the front. My Jon Renau steamer came to the rescue. The ends of the fibers still feel rough, but the wig is wearable now.
  • Wig companies
    Yes, the wigs come from the manufacturer, not the online wig seller who orders the wig for you. I have ordered the same wig from different companies, depending on who has a certain color or a sale, and the return address on the package is the manufacturer.
  • The Graytful Head! A Look at My Favorite Wig--Jamison in ChromeRT1B!
    I like greys on older women. Many women I know are not covering their grey, and wearing their hair long. I'm in my late 60's myself and prefer wig colors that look natural for my age. My own fine, thin - and getting thinner as I age - hair is medium brown with grey strands, especially at the hairline and temple areas. I look for transitional grey colors like JR's color #38, a medium brown with 35% grey evenly mixed throughout, which is a close match to my own hair. I hope that wig manufacturers will offer various greys in a wider variety of styles. For example, I like Ellen Wille wigs but their color range, especially in greys, is very limited; their men's wig line offers some nice transitional greys that I would love to see in their women's wigs.
  • Different types of ear tabs?
    Do any of you have wigs with the silicone ear tabs instead of the felt ones? I am considering trying an Ellen Wille wig, the Wave Deluxe, which has the silicone kind. I do have biohair, so wouldn't need the tabs to stick to my skin. Do you notice any difference in the feel or function of the two kinds? Are the silicone ones thinner? I do notice that my wigs, almost all JR, feel bulky around my ears; I have a very small head and the felt ear tabs sit very low down almost onto my ears.
  • Wiry, Kinky strands of hair on my straight wig
    I found just one of these rippled strands on a brand-new JR Mariska, a straight style, that I haven't worn yet (except to try it on). I guess it's not an uncommon problem with our plastic hair!
  • natural or wiggy?
    I go for a casual look both in style and color. I have Jon Renau's Cameron in color 8RH14 medium brown and several Mariskas in 8RH14 and the wonderful color 38, a mixed medium brown with 35% grey evenly mixed throughout which closely matches my biohair. JR offers nice styles in the petite cap size, which I need, but I wish JR would produce more of its styles in realistic non-salon colors like the two I own. All of my wigs are lace front, full monotop, and 100% hand-tied cap. More expensive but worth it for me. I've been spoiled, and a wig will have to be really stupendous for me to choose it without those features, all of which add to the realism of the look.
  • Hand tied
    The website offers this explanation: Capless wigs are the most common (and most affordable!) type of cap construction. The tops and sides of capless wigs have open wefting which is great for ventilation and helps to keep you cool! Capless wigs feature pre-teasing at the roots which give the wig volume. Capless wigs are also sometimes referred to as "basic" caps.
  • Is it possible to make an average sized wig smaller?
    Has anyone successfully altered a 100% hand-tied cap to make a wig smaller? I've only seen techniques for removing wefts.
  • Who thins their wigs and which wigs
    I have several petite Mariskas (Jon Renau). I have a very small head, almost into the child size range, and Mariska has a lot of hair, so I've thinned mine successfully with thinning shears. My wigs now look more like my actual fine thin hair, but better. I found several YouTube videos showing the proper technique. I practiced on one wig which I had "fried" by opening a preheated oven door while having forgotten I was wearing it. (Don't cook in synthetic wigs! The heat from the oven will frazzle the fibers! In my case, the fried wig is still wearable; I just snipped off some of the frizzy front fibers and there was plenty of longer hair to cover that part up.)