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  • Online wig stores
    I also order from Patti’s Pearls.
  • Advice needed please
    So glad things went well. Hugs!
  • Cut by a lace front!
    All my wigs are lace fronts and I’ve never had this happen.
  • Advice needed please
    I’ve been wearing wigs for 3 years now and it’s become second nature so I seldom think about it. Recently I moved office and now see some people I haven’t worked with for more than 10 years. One woman especially commented on how beautiful my hair was, how it was such a gorgeous silver, etc. So far, since I don’t see her daily, it hasn’t been a problem but I know it could get awkward. But since the people I’ve been working with daily for the last 3 years haven’t questioned me I’m confident it’ll be a non-issue. But to echo Misty, these women are your friends and I’d bet they’re more interested in you than your hair.
  • Wig Clearance Sale - HUGE discounts
    Thank you Forum monitor!
  • fabric softener soak
    I tried fabric softener a few times but since most of mine are hand tied I just don’t risk it. I also didn’t see any difference in fibers with fabric softener. Steaming works exceptionally well for me.
  • What are online wig stores that provide fast shipping?
    I’ve had good luck with wigs.com and Patti’s Pearls. Usually a week or less if in stock.
  • Using bio -hair products on wigs?
    I only use products for synthetics on my synthetics. It has worked for me for over 3 years. I don’t understand the chemistry enough to try HH products. There are several gels and creams for synthetics for snapping and hold. Look at Estetica and Jon Reneau.
  • New to Wigs
    I use JR detangler when I take my wig off. Before wearing I spritz with Kendi bamboo oil. I order from Amazon.
  • Trimming Lace Front Wig on Bobbi by Envy
    I’ve never needed to, but I think there are videos on YouTube. I think tiny blade scissors like embroidery or manicure scissors work best.
  • Human Hair wig - odor
    I wear synthetics and synthetic / HH blends and have no experience with full HH wigs. That said, “wet dog” is not an aroma I associate with clean hair of any kind. I would take it back to the shop and let them inspect and determine what needs to be done. If this is a reputable business they will make it right. If they don’t, I think contact with the Better Business Bureau is in order.

    Amazon has activated charcoal filters that can be used to absorb and remove odors which also may work. But you paid a substantial amount of money for the wig and they need the chance to make it right.
  • How long after receiving a new wig do you wash it?
    I believe some people refer to toppers as “toupee” wigs. Mostly
  • Completely new to wigs, how to put hair up
    I use revlon flat clips to hold my hair. Don’t have the package to tell you more but they’re the one that “pop” in the middle to open and close. Six to a package. Compared to Bobby pins these lay flat and there’s no chance of poking through. I use loosely wound pin curls around the back which lessens the “bump” with my bio hair. As for caps, I found while I liked the mesh caps for ease of putting them on (with an open top, they go on like a headband), over time they slipped up and caused my wig to slip no need for a cap with the WigGrip cap, which is my go to.
  • Can Older Women Rock Long Hair?
    My mother told me on my 30th birthday it was time to cut my shoulder length locks into a more “age appropriate “ style. Didn’t happen. I’m 67 now. My wigs range from long bobs (Jamison / Estetica) to really long (Bobbi / Envy) and everything in between. Age is a number, not a style requirement.
  • Are you wearing a wig???
    So sorry you had this experience. Some people feel the need to find fault where there is none.

    As for your wig issue, check with your hairdresser for a referral to someone with experience with altering wigs. Many hairdressers are more savvy about wigs than we think. Some wear wigs themselves.
  • Help - New wig wearer - HD Synthetic Hair
    I use a fabric steamer on my wigs, especially the HD and get excellent results. None of mine are curly, so the straightening effect isn’t an issue. I bring back end shaping with a heat brush, but there are YouTube videos with directions for curling. As for places to send a wig for refreshing, some full service wig shops will offer that service, so you might check with your hairdresser for suggestions.
  • New to Wigs
    Welcome to the Forum! I wear a Milano WigGrip cap (check Amazon, other brands, multiple price points) and my wigs stay put even in high wind. As for storage, after combing out I use a foldable wig stand (also Amazon, but some beauty supply stores carry). Be sure to use a good conditioner spritz daily to keep your wig fibers soft and pliable. For care tips, YouTube is packed with videos that will help.
  • Completely new to wigs, how to put hair up
    I also wear Milano WigGrip bands and caps. I notice occasionally I have some soreness in one spot behind my left ear after all day under the wig. If I alter the direction of my pinning next day it usually solves the problem. You might also try loosening the grip as it could be a little too tight.
  • fabric softener soak
    in answer to the steaming question, yes you can steam synthetic wigs. I use a Joy fabric steamer on mine to calm down the frizzies. There are several how to videos on YouTube. Check Patti of Patti’s Pearls.
  • Same Wig, but Different
    I have multiples from Envy and Jon Reneau and have not had this problem. I have Chelsea in two colors but JR Elle in the same and haven’t noticed any quality or style differences. I must be lucky.
  • Changing Styles
    before using any heat tool you need to be sure you have a heat defiant (HD) wig. These synthetic fibers are specially designed for low heat (~300degree) tools. Never use a tool on dry fibers, always use water or a styling spray designed for wigs. Check out YouTube videos for how tos. Patti with Patti’s Pearls has several good tutorials.
  • Help Me Decide Please!
    I have Ava in medium grey. I have other Envyhair (blends) and love them but the cut / style of Ava just isn’t me. Can’t decide whether to restyle or sell. From experience longer wigs do tangle, but I use a bamboo oil conditioner (Kendi dry oil, Amazon) that seems to help.
  • Ignite by JR in Laguna Blonde
    I’ve also started wearing headbands to corral side bangs. There’s a site on Etsy that carries a wide selection of light weight bands. Reasonably priced at ~$5.
  • Straight version of Estetica Kendall wig
    JR Elle is a longer version of Marion, and would be an acceptable swap out for HM Kendall.
  • Help us improve :)
    if you are trying to remove odors from your wig, use 1 cup of baking soda in about 2 gallons of cool water to soak for 20-30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cool water. This will also tend to soften the fibers.
  • What are reasonable expectations?
    I wear shoulder length silver/grey synthetics and HH/synthethic blends (Envyhair). All are mostly straight, with a little curl at the bottom - like long bobs. I have a JR Elle i've been wearing for more than a year; my Envy Chelseas (i have 2) are about 6-8 months old; I have a new Henry Margu Athena I just received last month. If the tap water isn't cold enough i add ice to chill it down. As I generally rotate my wigs every day, I wash them about once a month, depending on how many times I've workn them. I steamed my Elle about 3 months ago, but the others are still looking good.

    I use bamboo oil conditioner (Kendi Dry Oil Mist, Amazon) on the underside before i put a wig on in the morning so i have less tangling to comb out at night. I use JR detangled spray and a wide toothed comb as soon as I take my wig off, then put on a wig stand. With proper care with the proper tools and products you can extend the wear of even inexpensive wigs.
  • I Need Help Ladies!
    I live in South Texas just off the Gulf Coast where the wind can be pretty fierce. I nearly lost a wig pumping gas (early days), so went looking for sew-in clips. I also used got2be and It Stays, but they were just annoying. Then while trying on wigs at a salon, the owner brought out a Milano wig grip band and I found my solution. That was about a year ago, and i have added wig grip caps to the mix, depending on the wig cap - wefted, hand sewn. I also have a lace front band. I no longer worry about slippage, wind, bending over, or even trying on clothes in store dressing rooms. I get my Milano grips at the wig salon or on Amazon for about the same price. I still use the ones i bought a year ago, just wash in a mesh bag with my lingerie and hang to dry.
  • What are online wig stores that provide fast shipping?
    Wigs.com ships in stock within a couple of days. Unless it’s not in stock and they have to get from the manufacturer I usually have my wig within a week.
  • wig beginner
    I wear mostly Jon Reneau lace fronts, but have had good luck with Envy lace front. Just received a Henry Margeau lace front.