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  • Lace front
    I use got2be in the black tube mostly because my Target was out of the yellow tube, but either will work. And since they’re water soluable you can spritz a little water on the lace to loosen the glue when you take it off. Softening the grip will prevent stretching or tearing your lace front.
  • 360 Ponytail wig
    I do pony tails and updo’s with lace front hand tied wigs. I have a Jon Reneau Kaia that is ideal for this. I’ve also been looking at the new Jon Reneau wigs with ear to ear lace fronts that might work well for what you’re seeking.

    Check YouTube videos for the how to on styling your wigs. You might find you already have one that will work.
  • A sister for Reese
    i haven’t mastered the photo upload. The name is Silicon Mix Bambu. Right now it’s $4.25 for an 8 oz. jar at Amazon.
  • A sister for Reese
    have you tried steaming? It looks like the ends have frayed, common for a mid-length wig that grazes your shoulders. Next time you wash her, try an intensive conditioner like Silicon Bamboo cream (I get mine from Amazon). After rinsing hang to dry them steam the ends once dry.
  • Can I cornrow side brade a wig?
    You might check out wig sites that are specific to African American wigs. I think I’ve seen some YouTube.
  • Hair Loss Journey- Share your advice/ experience!
    My hair loss began in my 20’s following radical neck surgery for malignant melanoma. Due to resultant nerve damage, most of my hair loss was on the right side of my head as a result of nerve damage. I “dealt” for almost 40 years before I finally admitted it wasn’t going to get better.

    Once I faced the truth, I researched and chose a wig that looked most like my natural hair, length, style and color. That made it easier initially to go out in public, especially to the office. The staff at wigs.com have been a great help in expanding and supporting my journey, always ready with tips to make wig wearing more comfortable and secure.

    My advice to a new wig wearer is to try to find a wig shop locally if possible to try on various styles. There’s a big difference in caps - lace fronts, mono top, basic caps, hand tied or machine wefts, synthetic and heat defiant synthetic, human hair/synthetic blends. And most important? Be patient and find what makes YOU feel good. Friends and family will have their thoughts and opinions, but how you feel about your new hair is the most critical because if you aren’t feeling it, it won’t work as well.
  • Nervous about wearing my first wig
    At 60+ I finally reached the point where there were no more “ comb overs” that actually fooled anyone. Hats were fine for camouflage but I couldn’t wear one at the office. After much soul searching I bought my first wig. She was fabulous. Loved her. Wore her for 2 weeks on holiday with my daughter and her family. Flew home and put her back in her box and went back to work sans wig. After a particularly frustrating week on a business trip, on Monday morning I put on my wig, boldly strode into my office and never looked back. Not a soul said a thing about my hair. That was more than 4 years ago and I’ve upped my wig wardrobe but haven’t been to the office or the grocery store without a wig. The lengths, styles, and even colors are subject to change, and still not a soul has said anything about my wigs. Perfect strangers approach me in airports, stores, and even at the gas pump to complement my hair, but no one has ever said a word about wigs.

    I know this is long winded, but what I’m trying to tell you is you need to find the place within yourself to boldly go forward. Anyone who would ridicule you is fighting their own demons. Blessings and hugs for your journey.
  • Extra Large Wigs for Women
    Some wig sellers offer customized fit. One I’m familiar with is Patti’s Pearls.
  • Sharing something Good
    Larry, thank you for your honest and open sharing of your wig journey. Alopecia doesn’t only affect women there are also men who suffer from this malady. We need to be more accepting of both sexes and their solutions. You epitomize the best. Blessings to you and yours.
  • Be Careful of Fake Wig Buying
    I have found that the scam wig sellers seem to advertise on social media using pirated YouTube videos from legitimate reviewers. With the exception of the reseller sites (“Flip your wig” being one on FB I’m familiar with and have bought wigs from wig sisters) social media is probably not a good source for buying a wig. Early in my wig journey I fell for a “bargain” for a RW wig which looked like a clown wig. Fortunately I had paid with PayPal so did get refunded. In the current environment “Buyer Beware” is more true than ever.
  • Ellen Wille Fortune
    Sorry but I’ve not worn Ellen Wille wigs. For longer lightweight wigs with smaller caps look at Jon Reneau. I have Kiai and its a dream.
  • Best wigs for Florida Humidity
    I live in south Texas near the coast and have been wearing wigs daily for about 4 years. Since it was “winter” here when I started, by the time it got hot and humid I was used to having a wig on. I find a synthetic with a wefted cap is more weather friendly as it allows some air movement. If I wear a cap under my wig I wear a fishnet instead of woven cap. But mostly I wear a wig grip band (check Amazon for Milano) without a cap. Good luck and keep checking in here. This group has a lot of experience and we want to help each other.
  • Wig Brush
    I use a plastic wide tooth comb on my synthetic an synthetic/human hair wigs to remove tangles. I also use a wire brush similar to one Patti uses when styling. I NEVER brush or comb wet hair. If you have defanged before washing you won’t need to comb until fully dry. Only exception would be full human hair which you blow dry.
  • Jon Renau Julianne
    What age are your kids? If they’re younger, it could definitely be just not used to the difference. The most important thing is how you feel. The “bump” is a symptom of box hair. It’ll ease out with steam or a first wash.
  • I dont want a lot of hair.
    Envyhair (the blended HH/synthetic) wigs are not as “bulky” as a full synthetic as they don’t have a lot of permatease and have hand tied caps instead of machine wetting. They are more expensive, but maybe these are more what you are looking for.
  • Perry or Girl Mono
    I have found RW wigs to be a little snug. Envy are generous average but not too large. JR are the “just right” fit for my average head. Not sure if this helps. I think wig sizing is mostly trial and error. I will say I have an En y that fits more like a JR but the main difference is one is hand tied and the other machine wafted.
  • Wigs and a large forehead
    I have always had a high forehead, but haven’t worn bangs in years. With my lace front wigs I use the rule of thumb of four fingers above my eyebrows for placement. Looks natural, and is maybe an inch below my “natural” hairline.
  • Do Lace Front Wigs Damage My Hair?
    I wear lace front wigs almost exclusively and have for more than 3 years. Can’t say I’ve noticed any damage. Before I found wig grip bands, I sometimes used got2be and It Stays to glue the front, and I noticed some “fallout” from not being careful detaching the glue.
  • Frizzing Hair
    I steam my longer wigs which calms the frizzies. I’ve had good luck with my Envy and Jon Reneau wigs. I also use a lower temp curling iron to add some curl to the ends. I don’t have curly or wavy wigs, so can’t speak to recurling. There are YouTube videos with good step by step info.
  • Have a few wigs to sell with tags wrong colors for me how do I do that?
    There are wig resale sites on Facebook. Check Wig Wisdom. It’s a closed group but they have a link to some sites.
  • 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.