Wigs for Cancer

The tips for washing cancer wigs

If cancer treatment has put you in a position that now requires you to wear a wig on a daily basis, you are not alone. Wearing a wig during this time can be difficult enough, but worrying about wig upkeep and maintenance can cause extra stress. There is a home cleaning method that will keep your wig clean without requiring a large portion of your time and money. Try this method to keep your wig clean and fresh-looking.

Claire Remy Human Hair Topper

Claire Remy Human Hair Topper

Instructions:
1. Use a wire wig brush to brush the hair of the wig starting at the ends of the hair. Work your way up to the scalp of the wig.

2. Fill a large basin or sink with cool water. Add five to six drops of wig shampoo to the water.

3.Submerge the wig in the water and swish the wig around in the basin or sink. Continue swishing the wig for about a minute. Let the wig soak for about five minutes. Rinse the wig in cool water.

4 .Add six to seven drops of wig conditioner to the water (if desired). Let the wig soak for five minutes.

5 .Dump or drain the water from the basin or sink. Rinse the wig with cool water.

6 .Squeeze the water from the wig until all excess water is removed. Use a clean towel to blot the wig dry.

7 . Place the wig on a wig stand and allow it to dry completely.

8 . Brush the dry wig into style using a wire wig brush.

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How to Use Ponytail Hair Extensions?

A ponytail hair extension can add versatility to your hairstyles. Most “ponys” are attached to your hair with two or more clip-in combs and may include a hidden drawstring for added security. Those made with human hair tend to be more expensive, but allow greater options in styling than those created with synthetic fibers. Both the color and the texture of the ponytail extension should be closely matched to your own hair for the most natural look possible, and a wide variety of lengths are available. Ponytail extensions hair can be invaluable accessories when you are short on time and having trouble convincing your hair to behave. They are also a great way to change your look for a special occasion. Depending on how they are worn, they may look elegant or casual, and can be put in your hair in less than one minute.

ponytail hair extensions

ponytail hair extensions

1. Select a ponytail extension in the length you prefer, making sure that the color and texture closely match your own hair.

2. Comb or brush your hair thoroughly. Gather your hair together with an elastic band. If your hair is mid-length or longer, tuck the ends of your hair into the elastic band, forming either a small loop or a bun

3. Use gel or spray to control wispy “flyaways” or shorter hair around your face or nape that may escape the elastic.

4. Remove the ponytail extension from its packaging and locate the clips inside (and the drawstring, if included). Position the ponytail so that one clip or comb attachment is above, and the other is beneath, the elastic that holds your own hair in place.

5. Gently push the comb attachments into place behind the elastic band that holds your hair. If a drawstring is attached, pull the drawstring until the ponytail extension cinches snugly against your head. Slide the small plastic “grip” on the drawstring down toward your head and tuck the string inside the base of the ponytail where it won’t be seen.

Further Reading: Clip In Extensions

About extensions hair

Function
Hair extensions can be used to subtly and radically alter the appearance of hair. They can supply additional volume as well as highlights or lowlights to approximate the same look for which one might otherwise visit a professional stylist.

Types
Strand by strand extensions: Small strands of extension hair are attached to individual sections of one’s own hair. They are most commonly held in place by weaving, gluing or heat fusing them into existing hair. This method is most often used to add volume and/or length.

Weft hair extensions
Wefts are several inches of hair attached at the top on a woven track. They are then applied with the same methods as used above, but in larger sections.

clip-in-extensions

clip-in-extensions

Clip in extensions
Like wefts, these extensions are also attached to a common track, but the track is itself attached to a small, comb-like piece of metal or plastic that slides easily into place wherever needed. These are typically the least expensive extensions because they don’t require professional application by gluing or weaving.

Human Hair
Human hair is divided into two categories for use in extensions: Remi and Non-Remi. Remi hair is hair cut from a donor’s head and kept exactly as it was cut, meaning that all cuticles go in the same direction. Non-Remi hair refers to that collected from hairbrushes or the floor after a haircut and reassembled. Remi hair is higher quality and therefore much more expensive. Non-Remi hair will mat and fray after several washes.

Synthetic Hair
Synthetic hair is a fiber manufactured to look like real hair, and is much less expensive than Remi and non-Remi hair. However, in most cases the hair doesn’t behave like real human hair and cannot be dyed or styled with heat, as normal hair and 100 percent human hair pieces can.

Care
Human and synthetic extensions hair require much more delicate handling than one’s own hair, and both should only be washed when they begin to dull or smell unpleasant. They should be washed with mild shampoo, followed by a leave-in conditioner, finger-combed for any tangles, and blotted dry with a towel.

Questions about Removal Lace Wigs

Front-Lace-Size

Front-Lace-Size

1.How do I remove my lace Hairpiece without damaging it?
Adhesive should be released from the hair side of the lace, with Lace Release or alcohol. Spray or drip it through and wait for the bond to release before lifting the hairpiece away.
2.How do I remove the taped on hairpiece if there is poly at the edge?
Basically peel it off your head slowly, but if it’s strong tape such as blue, spray or drip alcohol or lace release between the skin and the tape to make it more comfortable to remove.
3.I release the lace and all the glue stays on my head.
That’s exactly what you want. Clean the glue off your head afterwards with Adhesive Remover.
4.Should I start to release at the front or the back?
Whichever you prefer.
5.I removed my lace hairpiece and it lost hair.
You must completely release the bond to the glue or tape before you lift the lace up. If you just do this, you won’t pull hairs out.
6.The Adhesive Remover prevents the new tape from sticking to the unit.
Clean off the Adhesive Remover, which is oil based, with Lace Release or alcohol and then neutralize the alcohol with water or shampoo and water. You can’t stick adhesive to Adhesive Remover! The unit has to be dry also.
7.There is hair on the tape.
Release it more carefully prior to removal. You need the hair to stay in the hairpiece.
8.All these products sting my eyes.
These products are clearly labeled with strong advice to avoid eye contact. Don’t take risks with your precious eyes. You absolutely have to keep things out of your eyes. If your eyes sting, you are misusing the products and solutions.
9.What’s the best way to remove the solvent etc. from the base and hair?
Shampoo the unit, roll it in a towel and give it a quick shake.
10.How often should I remove my unit to clean?
Everyone is different, but you may not be the first to notice you have scalp odor. Scalp odor is unacceptable and is probably unhealthy.
11.How do I shampoo with the unit in place?
Avoid very warm or hot water. Wet the hair, apply shampoo and create the beginnings of a lather without vigorously lathering. Run a little more water over the hair to move the lather through your lace or monofilament to the oily scalp below and allow the lather to remain there for a while before rinsing.
Pat or blot dry very gently with a towel. Do not rub your hair with the towel. Do not comb wet hair. Tip: detergents such as shampoo don’t clean, only the lather from detergents can clean. Lather!
12.How else can I remove adhesive residue from under my lace?
Apply fresh, strong tape directly over the residue and press it on firmly using a blunt object such as a brush handle or your thumbnail. Release this new tape from the hair side of the lace and it should come off with most of the residue attached.
13.Is it safe to use a hair dryer to style my hairpieces?
We can become so excited when we have beautiful long hair again that we are tempted to blow dry our hair. Heat is death to synthetic hair, and even human hair replacements are better off without the hair dryer ever coming near. Dry hair by shaking out a piece that you are not wearing, (don’t do this if it’s on, you’ll shake up your brain!) or by rolling it in a towel. If you washed it in place, blot with a towel and your body heat should finish drying it out in no time.
14.It’s hard to brush my hairpiece when it’s wet and hairs seem to come out.
Brushing a wet hairpiece can pull out many hairs. It’ll be dry soon, wait until then, Use a vent brush which looks like spaced out plastic nails with blunt ball ends. Don’t push it into the foundation, just gently comb through the dry hair and then finish by messing up with the fingers.

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Introduction of Cancer wigs

Medical wigs are good for the people who are losing their hair or have lost their hair due to certain reasons. Today for any women, hair is associated with femininity and health, so they choose to maintain that look by wearing wigs. Being today’s woman, you should know that wigs can make all the difference in helping you to look beautiful and also feel better about experiencing hair loss. Currently available medical wigs have adjustable caps, and few of them have spaces to put double-sided tape for a more secure and comfortable fit.

Claire Remy Human Hair Topper

Claire Remy Human Hair Topper

Coping with hair loss is just one of many aspects of cancer treatment that patients used to face. If any women suffering from cancer her hair started falling, and there the role of wigs come in. The hair begins to fall out due to follicles that are weakened because of chemotherapy treatment. As a result cancer women patients to maintain their social status and appearance consider wearing wigs for this reason. But Style and comfort go hand in hand when it comes to finding a suitable wig for medical hair loss. As important to find wigs to look great after wearing so also should able to give softness, comfortability and easiness in wearing. Mostly rich cancer women patients see such factors while wearing stylish, and colorful wigs. Unfortunately due to its high demand wigs are not available in cheaper prices.

 

Demi Remy Human Hair Topper

Demi Remy Human Hair Topper

Some women may feel burden of purchasing an affordable, high-quality piece due to stress and wastage of time. This is the reason that many organizations offer free wigs for cancer patients. There are many reputable organizations who are indulge in provding free wigs to cancer patients and women who have already gone through it. One such organization is American Cancer Society (ACS) who provides free wigs through their wig banks. Another is CancerCare, which is a national non-profit organization dedicated in providing completely free and professional support services to cancer patients, and anyone affected by the disease, offers wigs at no charge. So if you’re one of these cancer patients can contact them. Wigs fashion is most countable in high society and rich business or professinal women who are infected with this disease. These women can spend any price for maintaing their appearance and status besides looking beautiful for medical wigs.

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How to cut and wear a half wig?

A half wig is designed to work with your own hair to create a seamless and beautiful ‘do. This headpiece sits a few inches back from your hair line, allowing you to blend your hair and the wig’s locks together. Half wigs can be trimmed in much the same way as natural hair. Be sure you’re properly wearing your half wig before cutting it. When you’re finished, you can style the wig with your own hair in almost any way you choose.

Audrey Synthetic Half Wig

Audrey Synthetic Half Wig

 1
Part your hair from ear to ear, following the curve of your face. Make the part about one or two inches away from your natural scalp line. Clip together the hair hanging toward your face. Keep this hair on the front side of the part but move it out of your eyes.
 2
Place the half wig’s front combs into your hair along the back of the parted line. Gather your natural hair and tuck it into the netting of the wig. Slide the half wig’s back combs into the nape of your hair line. Ensure the wig is securely on your head. Reattach the combs closer to the scalp if the wig isn’t staying in place.
 3
Cut the wig hair into the style you desire. Use a pair of sharp styling scissors to snip the locks into the lengths and layers you choose. When collecting strands or brushing the hair, use only a wig brush or wig comb. A regular hair brush can damage the wig.
 4
Undo the clip holding your hair in front of your face. Comb the hair back into the wig hair and blend all the locks together. This will result in a seamless blending of your hair and the wig.
 5
Style your hair and the half wig together. Create curls or waves by putting some wig mousse in your hand and scrunching it into the locks. Create a straight and smooth look by lightly brushing in wig mousse with a wig comb. Remove any static electricity build-up in the wig by spritzing your head with cool water from a spray bottle.

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LAVIVID 2016 Summer Sale

lavivid 2016 summer sale

lavivid 2016 summer sale

This is a big sale for designer wigs in this summer! Although in synthetic material, they all really in high quality and special for white women who suffer for  hair loss. Don’t miss this chance to save your money.

About LAVIVID:

Uniwigs proudly announces that La Vivid Collection by Albeir Awad was launched on January 27, 2016.
This whole new designer wig collection, which includes 7 different hair styles, each with 10 different hair colors, marks the first time for Uniwigs to collaborate with top level designers.

From: Uniwigs.com

wigs care tips

Hi, Me again! Now I will still list up the balance good treatments for your lovely wigs, see below and try to do as writing, then you will see the big surprise!

Ombre Color 7 Pieces Afro Curly Clip In Extension

Ombre Color 7 Pieces Afro Curly Clip In Extension

1.If your natural hair is somewhat close to your wig color try blending in your own hair along the hairline for a more natural look. Apply the wig then pull out small sections of your own hair along the sides and front using your fingers or a rattail comb.
2.There is nothing worse than an ill fit wig. You don’t want your wig riding up, slipping off or to look misshapen by excess bulk at the crown. This is why choosing the right size is just as important as finding the right color and style.
3.If your hair is chin length or longer, try a half-up, half-down style. For longer wigs, try a loose updo or low ponytail. To make these looks work; keep it soft, loose and a little messy. Keep the bangs down (unless you have a lace front wig) and pull down a few tendrils of hair along the hairline to keep it looking natural.
4.A new generation of hair tools, Smart Heat curling irons and flat irons allow you to curl or straighten both human hair and synthetic hair!
These revolutionary new tools have a special setting specifically for synthetic wigs, hairpieces or hair extensions so you can easily go curly to straight or straight to curly without damaging your wig. A must-have for any wig!
5.Bored with the same hairstyle? Today’s wigs follow current hair trends. As new hair fashions hit the scene, new wig styles become available. Trying a new wig style is an easy way to test drive current hair trends without any commitment, keep your look modern and beat hair boredom. Change up your look from day to day. Don’t get suck in a rut.
Of course not all hair trends work for everyone, if you are new to wearing wigs we recommend keeping close to your current hairstyle!
6.If you’ve found a wig you love and don’t want to change your style, try a new color to freshen up your look. Most people can wear up to three shades darker or lighter than their natural color. Also, don’t be afraid to change your color for the season. It’s not uncommon to go slightly lighter in the spring and summer and darker in the fall and winter. Experimenting with color is fun and a easy way to give yourself a completely new look. So go ahead, find out if blondes really do have more fun and be that red head you’ve always wanted to be.

Hair loss ? 6 Vitamins for Hair Growth!

The truth is that hair loss is a complex process that involves various genetic, hormonal and environmental mechanisms. Just like our skin, the hair follicle is subject to intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Intrinsic factors include our genetic and epigenetic mechanisms, and extrinsic factors include smoking and UV radiation.

Sometimes hair loss is due to a vitamin deficiency too. Luckily, a deficiency can be corrected by adding vitamin-rich foods to your diet or using supplementation. Some vitamins have antioxidant properties that help to fight the extrinsic factors of hair loss, and some vitamins help the body balance hormone levels, another factor that stops hair growth.

Try these vitamins for hair growth if you’re wonder how to thicken hair naturally.

6 Vitamins for Hair Growth

6 Vitamins for Hair Growth

1. Fish Oil

Oils rich in different fatty acid species have been used extensively in both animal and human studies to evaluate the effects on skin and hair health. Omega-3 fats nourish the hair,support hair thickening and reduce inflammation that can lead to hair loss, which is why fish oil benefits hair and is one of the top six vitamins for hair growth.

A 2015 study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology evaluated the effects of a six-month supplementation with omega-3, omega-6 and antioxidants on hair loss. In the randomized, comparative study, 120 healthy female subjects with female pattern hair loss participated. The primary endpoint was the change in hair density evaluated on standardized photographs, and the secondary endpoint included changes in active hair follicle percentage and diameter distribution of hair growth.

After six months of treatment, photograph assessment demonstrated a superior improvement in the supplemented group. Hair growth increased compared to the control group,and 89.9 percent of the participants reported a reduction in hair loss, as well as an improvement in hair diameter (86 percent) and hair density (87 percent).

Eat omega-3 foods like salmon, mackerel, tuna, white fish,sardines, egg yolks, walnuts, hemp seeds and natto to reduce inflammation and balance hormones. If you don’t eat enough omega-3 foods, take one to two capsules or one tablespoon of a top-notch fish oil supplement to help reduce inflammation that causes hair disorders. If you already take blood-thinning medications, including aspirin, speak to your health care provider before using fish oil because it may increase bleeding.

2. Zinc

Oral zinc compounds have been used for decades for treating disorders such as telogen effluvium and alopecia areata,forms of hair loss, because zinc benefits hair follicle health. Zinc is an essential co-factor for multiple enzymes and is involved with important functional activities in the hair follicle. Zinc is also a potent inhibitor of hair follicle regression, and it accelerates hair follicle recovery. Studies suggest that some alopecia areata patients have zinc deficiency, and oral zinc sulfate therapy serves as an effective treatment.

In a 2013 study, researchers evaluated the role of zinc status in each of the four types of hair loss, including alopecia areata,male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss and telogen effluvium. In all of the hair loss patients, the mean serum zinc was significantly lower than the control group. The analysis of each group showed that all groups of hair loss had statistically lower zinc concentration, especially the alopecia areata group. The data led to the hypothesis of zinc metabolism disturbances playing a key role in hair loss.

A 2009 study published in Annals of Dermatology evaluated the therapeutic effects of oral zinc supplementation for 12 weeks in 15 alopecia areata patients who had low serum zinc levels. Oral zinc gluconate (50 milligrams) supplementation was given to alopecia areata patients without any other treatment. The serum zinc levels were measured before and after zinc supplementation, and then a four-point scale of hair regrowth was used to evaluate the therapeutic effect.

After the therapy, the serum zinc levels increased significantly, and positive therapeutic effects were observed for nine out of 15 patients (66.7 percent). The researchers concluded that zinc supplementation needs to be given to the alopecia areata patients who have a low serum zinc level, and it could even become an adjuvant therapy for patients who didn’t experience results when using traditional therapeutic methods, which is why zinc is one of the most important vitamins for hair growth.

3. B-Complex Vitamin (Biotin & B5)

Biotin and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) have been used as alternative treatments for hair loss. Biotin benefits your hair by rebuilding hair shingles that have been damaged from over-shampooing, exposure to the sun, blow-drying and ironing. Vitamin B5 supports the adrenal glands, which helps stimulate hair growth.

A 2011 study published in the British Journal of Dermatology examined the ability of a leave-on combination including panthenol, the alcohol analog of pantothenic acid, to affect the diameter and behavior of individual terminal scalp hair fibers. The treatment significantly increased the diameter of individual, existing terminal scalp fibers. It also thickened hair fibers and increased the pliability, giving the hairs better ability to withstand force without breaking.

A major sign of a biotin deficiency is hair loss. A deficiency can be caused by smoking, impaired liver function or even pregnancy. Research suggests that a substantial number of women develop a biotin deficiency during normal pregnancy because the rapidly dividing cells of the developing fetus require biotin for synthesis of essential carboxylases and histone biotinylation. Researchers conclude that signifiant alternations in markers of biotin metabolism during pregnancy and breast-feeding suggest that biotin intakes exceed current recommendations in order to meet the demands of these reproductive states.

To reverse hair loss and increase hair strength, take one B-complex vitamin tablet daily or take biotin and vitamin B5 separately. Eating biotin and vitamin B5 foods, such as eggs,beef, chicken, avocado, legumes, nuts and potatoes, also helps you to avoid a deficiency and aid hair growth.

4. Vitamin C

Experimental evidence suggests that oxidative stress plays a major role in the aging process. Reactive oxygen species or free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can directly damage cellular structural membranes, lipids, proteins and DNA.

With age, the production of free radicals increases and the amount of antioxidative enzymes that defend the body decrease, leading to the damage of cellular structures and the aging of hair. By working as an antioxidant, vitamin C fights oxidative stress that contributes to hair graying and hair loss.

To fight free radical damage and protect the hair from aging,fill up on vitamin C foods like oranges, red peppers, kale,Brussels sprouts, broccoli, strawberries, grapefruit and kiwi. If you need supplementation, take 500–1,000 milligrams of vitamin C twice daily as an antioxidant.

5. Iron

Several studies have examined the relationship between iron deficiency and hair loss, and some suggest that iron deficiency may be related to alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia,telogen effluvium and diffuse hair loss.

Researchers at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran studied the relationship between iron body status and different types of hair loss. They conducted an analytical case-control study to assess whether diffuse telogen hair loss in women between the ages of 15 and 45 is associated with iron deficiency — 30 women with documented telogen hair loss were compared with 30 women without hair loss.

The researchers found that of the nine patients with iron deficiency anemia, eight had telogen hair loss. The mean ferritin (a protein in the body that binds to iron) level was statistically significantly lower in patients with diffuse telogen hair loss than in subjects without hair loss. The study suggests that women with an iron deficiency are at a higher risk of hair loss, and serum ferritin levels below or equal to 30 milligrams/milliliter are strongly associated with telogen hair loss.

To boost hair growth, add iron-rich foods into your diet every day. Eat plenty of spinach, Swiss chard, collard greens, egg yolks, beef steak, navy beans and black beans. Because an iron deficiency may lead to hair loss, ensure that you get your daily recommended amount by eating plenty of iron-rich foods and taking a daily multivitamin.

However, be wary of excessive iron supplementation. It can cause iron overload and should be avoided. Patients who don’t respond to iron replacement therapy should undergo additional testing to identify other underlying causes of iron deficiency and hair loss.

6. Vitamin D

Hair follicles are highly sensitive to hormones, and vitamin D is a hormone that plays an important role in calcium homeostasis, immune regulation and cell growth differentiation. In the scientific world, it’s well-known that alopecia areata is commonly found in patients with vitamin D deficiency, vitamin D-resistant rickets or vitamin D receptor mutation.

Research suggests that insufficient levels of vitamin D have been implicated in a variety of autoimmune diseases,including alopecia areata. A cross-sectional study involving 86 patients with alopecia areata, 44 patients with vitiligo and 58 healthy controls was conducted. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin vitamin D levels in patients with alopecia areata were significantly lower than those of the patients with vitiligo and the healthy controls. Furthermore, a significant inverse correlation was found between disease severity and serum 25(OH)D levels in patients with alopecia.

Researchers concluded that screening patients with alopecia areata for vitamin D deficiencies seem to be of value for the possibility of supplementing these patients with vitamin D.

Direct sun exposure is the best way to absorb vitamin D, plus you can detox your body with the sun. Sit in the sun for roughly 10–15 minutes to absorb about 10,000 units of natural vitamin D. Topical application of vitamin D might also play a role in the restoration of hair cycle dysfunction in patients with alopecia areata. To increase your vitamin D levels with food sources, eat vitamin D-rich foods like halibut, mackerel,eel, salmon, whitefish, swordfish, maitake mushrooms and portabella mushrooms.

LACE CLOSURE–A Good Way to Save Money

Recently I got pretty lots of inquiries about LACE CLOSURE. That means lots of people are interested. Also Uniwigs.com has many regular customer of lace closure items. Why do so many people like it and do you have more questions about lace closure?-Please see the belows:

SKU:  UPL0002

SKU: UPL0002

1.Why do so many people like lace closure?
Customer A: Well, I need it because my thin hair around the crown. The lace closure I bought on your website is easy to take care of, moves beautifully and naturally, amazing strength and durability.
Customer B: I don’t want a wig, because I will feel too warm and buy a human hair wig is really not cheap. So to cover my thin hair, uniwigs customer service recommend me the lace closure. I feel pretty good now and will buy once a month.
Customer C: Lace closure is very easy to apply, and a better way to save your time is that you can wear like a topper by sewing several clips on the lace.

SKU:  UPL0017

SKU: UPL0017

2.Do you have more question about lace closure?
A.There are not a color is available for me.Can I dye the lace closure?
Yes, you can dye it if it’s human hair closure. And please ask your hair dresser to dye for you.
We can also make the custom color as you want. But you need to pay $30-$50 more.
B. Can you explain the different of free part, middle part and three part?
Free part means you can part your hair anywhere you want.
Middle part means there is a middle partline of the lace closure.
And three part means there are three part lines of the lace closure.
C. I am not sure with th base dimension , can you help me?
The “base dimension” mean the size of the lace. This should depends on the part of your hair with the thin hair problem, or the part you want to cover the loss.You should measure the approximate of the length and width. And the hand-tied lace will make your scalp look very natural.

If you are also interested in lace closure items, please see the below link:
http://www.uniwigs.com/tag/lace-closure
Any other questions, please send your email to support @uniwigs.com.

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