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Breast Cancer Awareness – Hair Tips

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As cancer has been a globally spread deadly disease, it’s very important to pay attention to those factors that would cause cancer and reduce the chance of the disease.

 

Breast Cancer Awearness

 

Apart from other reasons that you may have noticed from newspapers or internet, we want to talk about the potential element- hair.

As a young girl, loving beauty is her nature. Some girls like to buy various clothes and shoes, while some others like making different styles of their own hair, like coloring their hair to a totally different color or doing a completely different curvature, just to chive a beautiful and attractive hairstyle.

But do you know?

These hair styling methods are harmful to your hair and your health to different extent. Nowadays, hair dyes contain many detrimental chemicals, which may damage cells in your body and disrupt endocrine to females, and then cause cancer including breast cancer.

 

Here are some hair tips for you to reduce your risk of cancer.

1. Wash your hair in the right ways. Go to the hair solon for co-washing as little time as possible because this causes nothing but damage to your hair due to the processes of washing, rinsing and drying.

wash your hair properly

 

2. Try to reduce styling your hair like coloring, ironing, straightening or curling. If you really want a different style, you can go to your hairdresser to get a one-time haircut or you can wear wigs or hair extensions with a different style and try a new look.

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3. Keep a healthy and regular diet. There are many foods containing nutrition and trace elements will benefit your hair as well as your health such as fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fish. Eat them properly and stay away from alcohol, cigarettes and smoked or barbequed meat.

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How to Donate Your Hair to a Good Cause

Many people are suffering from cancer and have lost their hair due to the effects of chemotherapy. Many other children and adults suffer from Alopecia, an auto-immune disease that causes permanent hair loss of which there is no known cause or cure. If you have long hair, you can help by donating your hair to make a wig. It’s a wonderful deed that with the potential to change someone’s life for the better.
Do your research. Look up organizations that make wigs for people with cancer, Alopecia, etc. Find one that you like and know the requirements for a hair donation. The policies vary amongst organizations, and some may or may not take your hair.
Two organizations, Pantene and CWHL (Children With Hair Loss) accept donations of 8 inches or more. Locks of Love and Wigs for Kids accept donations only of 10 and 12 inches, respectively.

If it’s curly, pull it straight to measure.

Prepare your hair. Make sure your hair is not chemically damaged (dyed repeatedly), very dead (split ends), or dirty, and is at least 8-12 inches long (depending on the organization). Hair like this is often not accepted. Be sure you don’t waste your hair or your efforts!
There is a difference between colored and bleached hair. Each organization is different, but just because you’ve colored your hair doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re out of the running to help.

Fill out the form. Most organizations have a form online that you can fill out to accompany your donation. If you want to remain completely anonymous you may choose to do so, but if you want verification that your donation was received, this step is necessary.
This may be as simple as including your name and address. And if it takes a couple of months to hear back, don’t fret. Sometimes the organizations are running low on help and it takes time to get everything organized. You can always call or inquire online if you’re curious.

Going Under the Scissors

Cut it. Go to the salon where you plan on getting your hair cut and be sure to tell them that your hair is going to be donated. They will first measure your hair to make sure it’s the required length, and will then put your hair in a loose ponytail or two braids.
Your hair will be cut right above the ponytail rings, and the stylist can not let the hair touch the floor. Your hair must be dry before tying it with a rubber band and placing it in an air-tight plastic bag.

Send it off. Mail or give it, in person, to an organization that specializes in making wigs for cancer patients. Be happy that you have helped a cause. Consider regrowing it to help again next year.
Make sure you have the required postage! Take it to your local post office, obtain a padded envelope, and they’ll help you out from there.

Spread the word. Hair is needed from men and women of all ages and races. Let your friends know what you’re up to and perhaps they’ll be inspired to help, too.
An estimated 80% of donations come from children looking to help other children.[1] If you know someone who might be interested, let them know how easy the process was and how good it feels to help.

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How to Choose Wigs Before Chemotherapy

Picking the Perfect Wigs
When I think of a person who excelled at looking good during chemo for breast cancer, I think of one person. Paula was the best-looking young woman in my support group – she was slim and shapely, dressed in colors that suited her, and shoes that were stylish and feminine. Her hair was perfect for her oval face – it framed her features nicely and complimented her skin tone. At our first group meeting, she carefully studied all the women. Now I know that she was trying to see who else was wearing a wig! And I was amazed to find out that Paula’s hair was her own – but it was also temporary. She had found the perfect wigs.

Wigs Work for Cancer Coping
Chemotherapy causes hair loss and hair thinning – that means you may be bald during and after treatment for breast cancer. Take heart, I can testify that hair does grow back! If you want a smooth transition from having hair to being hair-free, make a plan before your hair starts floating away. If you able to envision yourself as beautifully bald – adorned with exotic earrings, intriguing eye makeup, and a confident attitude – then you don’t need any help from me! But if you want to purchase a wig or some hairpieces, then let’s get started.

Make Your Wig Purchase
Call your health insurance company and get their policy on wigs for cancer patients. Some companies are generous and some are rather picky. Most will require a prescription from your oncologist. You should buy a wig before your first chemotherapy appointment, because hair loss can start two weeks after your first infusion. It’s a gradual process for many of us, but having a wig ready to go can ease the transition greatly. You can shop for a wig online if you know your size, style and color. I recommend the American Cancer Society’s on-line wig catalogue at Tender Loving Care.

Help – My Wig Isn’t Perfect
Don’t settle for a standard issue wig style if it just isn’t you. Take it to a wig stylist and have it trimmed, thinned, styled, or accessorized until you like it. Learn the proper way to put it on and make it fit your head. Most wigs have adjustable tabs or elastics that will make a wig fit you as well as a custom-made swim cap would fit your head.

Do Your Wig Math First
The cost of your wig will vary, so it’s a good idea to come up with a price range that you can live with, before you go looking. Do a little homework on wig basics – different types of construction and hair, different weights. Consider what kind of weather you will be coping with during treatment – cool or hot weather? Your wig should fit not only your head, but also your lifestyle and your circumstances.

Visit a Wig Salon
Find a local wig salon that knows how to work with cancer patients. The best one I visited was staffed with several breast cancer survivors. You can’t beat wig advice from someone who has been down the same path before you. Get measured for a wig, so you’ll know what size you need. Try on several wigs, and if you have a friend along, have photos taken so you can study them later. Try a wig that is a little lighter than your natural shade (chemo can lower your red blood counts and that makes you pale). Find a style that matches your current hairstyle, or a coiffure that you’ve always wanted to try. This is a time to start inventing your Super Twin – the person within you that is super strong and plans on surviving! Consider a change of color if you like. A word to the wise: short and medium length wigs are easiest to care for and weigh less. So skip the Lady Godiva locks and save yourself some time and trouble.

Enjoy Your Wig
Before starting chemo, I bought a wig and had my hair trimmed to match the wig’s style. When my hair departed and I started wearing my wig, suddenly I became a new and attractive person. People complimented me, whistled at me, stared admiringly at me in elevators. At first I resented this attention, because I thought my natural hair was superior to this synthetic hair that I had chosen to wear. After a while, I accepted the fact that many people actually liked Samantha, my polymer-stranded coiffure, and I started feeling better about my appearance. I dressed better while wearing my wig, was careful putting on my makeup, and found that I could enjoy this temporary condition. Later on when my chemo curls appeared, I donated my wig so others could continue to enjoy her. You can find a wig that will help you through breast cancer treatment, and it can be an enjoyable part of your journey.

Machine made wigs and hand-tied wigs

According to wigs manufacturing process distinction, the wig is divided to two kinds: one is machine made, the other one is hand-tied (hand-tied wigs), the two kinds of materials used for chemical fibers and human hair, the fibers is in the PVC, PET material, and can be distinguished according to the flame retardant added flame retardant wire and not flame retardant wire. Human hair wigs can be divided to: hair piece accessories (ACCESSORY, or HARDWARE) (hair piece, toupee), caps (wig, lace wig, full lace wig, front lace wig) hair (hair extension) according the usage method. Domestic sales are generally called the manual human hair wigs materials, known as the replacement.

Also called weaving hair replacement, as a hair piece, toupee, wig, hair extension.Woven hair, whichever Crochet named. Root Crochet in the end because it is real hair a material, hence the name woven hair; while replacement in its effect and purpose of naming its very beginning, is mainly applied to the hair loss people, namely off how much make up the number hence the name a replacement. Weaving hair replacement (Hair Weaving) is a new method of hair add. Bald, balding, hair thinning or just want to change the hair by weaving hair replacement to solve the problem.

The woven hair replacement principle is not complicated to understand its practice, organizations should first understand the hair replacement and hair weaving reissue technical description: The woven hair replacement hair Crochet in a special on the “bottom” (Foundation). Many dozens of these substrates, the traditional cloth, linen, silk, and medical silicone. Select what kind of material as the base material, a lot of factors to be considered. Contains the different customers alopecia (hair loss level), hope to achieve invisibility (apperance), durability (durability) to make a choice. These materials are very breathable and wicking capabilities, the hair selection of 100% human hair, all carefully selected and requirements with the guests of hair, color and curvature.
Woven hair replacement technology (custome hair piece) is actually a real hair for hair loss wigs tailored technology. The weave hair replacement position in the hair is not woven into the scalp, so safe, non-hazardous. Woven hair replacement is complete, and then after trimming grooming and hair design, short time can you create a handsome appearance. But, if it is tailored woven hair replacement clients, you need to wait for some time to go after a good product processing line wear and styling.

Clip-in or Clip On Hair Extensions

This technique is the least permanent and can be very effective without the disadvantages such as traction alopecia associated with glue extensions. The hair weft has small toupee clips sewn onto them. Usually a set of clip-in extensions averages eight strips of human hair in varying widths from two inches to eight inches. Starting at the nape of the neck, the hair is sectioned neatly, then the weft is placed onto this section with the clips open and facing the scalp. Each clip is snapped into place. It can be helpful to lightly backcomb each section for a more secure grip. This is repeated until each clip-in weft is in place. Clip-ins can be worn all day and all night; however, they must be removed before sleeping. Some people wear clip-ins just for night life, while others wear them every day to work. This shows the versatility of this type of hair extension.

Bonding and Sealing Extensions

Bonding is an approach to hair weave that lasts for a shorter period of time in comparison to sew-in weave. It involves the application of hair glue to a section of wefted hair then onto a person’s natural hair; special hair adhesives are used in bonding to prevent damage to one’s natural hair. This technique is commonly used and does not cause damage to the hair unless taken out without proper directions from a professional. It is advised that weave bonding be installed for up to 3 weeks because the glue begins to loosen up and lessens the attractiveness of the hair. There are 2 types of bonding methods: soft bond and hard bond. Soft bond is flexible and comfortable to wear and is made using latex/acrylic based adhesives. Hard bond, which is the industry term for bonding treatments whose adhesive contains cyanoacrylate, or super glue. Hard bond adhesives last longer than soft bond adhesives because it is not water based and therefore less susceptible to deterioration. Nonetheless, the hard bond adhesives are not as comfortable as the soft bond adhesive because they are rigid. These bond attachments generally last 4–6 weeks before a maintenance appointment is necessary.

Fusion

The fusion method delivers one of the most versatile and most natural-looking weaves on the market. With this technique a machine similar to a hot glue gun is used to attach human hair extensions to individual strands of one’s natural hair of about 1/8 to 1/4 inch squared sections for a truly authentic look. Another option for fusion attachments is using hair which is pre-tipped with a keratin adhesive. A heat clamp is then used to melt the adhesive to attach the extension hair to the natural hair. Fusion weave allows washing hair frequently and the use of regular hair products such as hair gels. Nonetheless this technique is very time consuming because it takes about 3 or more hours.They need repositioning every 2–3 months as the natural hair grows.Because of the glue and the heat this method is more damaging hair than other methods.

Infusion Hair Extensions

Hair Infusion Extensions are the trademarked hair extensions technique of Rodolfo Valentin hair stylist of New York City. Hair Infusion Extensions are known for providing safety to the natural hair since this technique does not uses heat or any other appliances to be linked to the natural hair other than a keratin based adhesive. Hair infusion is only a reusable hair extension technique.[2]

Micro Rings (Micro Loops)

Micro rings or micro loop hair extensions use small metal rings (usually aluminium) lined with silicone with the extension hair attached. They are fixed to small sections of natural hair and tightened using a special tool that clamps the loop around the natural hair.

The micro loops are designed to be small enough so that they are not visible in normal use. They need repositioning every 2–3 months as the natural hair grows and the micro rings move away from the scalp.

As they do not use heat or adhesives, these hair extensions should cause less damage than some types.

Netting

The glued netting process near completion

Netting is a technique which involves braiding natural tresses under a thin, breathable net that serves as a flat surface onto which stylists can weave extensions.This method requires the use of hair net or cap to be placed over the person’s hair that has been braided. Netting provides more flexibility than track placement because the stylist is not limited to sewing extensions to a braid. With netting there is the option of sewing the hair wefts onto the net or gluing. This technique is not as time-consuming when compared to the other hair techniques because it takes around 2–4 hours to complete.

Lace Fronts (Lace CLosure)

Section of a Lace front used to close a weave(also called a lace or closure)

The most recent development in weave extensions are lace fronts. Lace fronts are made from a nylon mesh material formed into a cap that is then hand-ventilated by knotting single strands of hair into the tiny openings of the cap, giving the hair a more natural and authentic continuity than typical extensions. Furthermore,the extension units can be woven in or attached to a person’s hairline with special adhesives. To ensure a proper fit, head measurements are taken into account with this type of weave. A lace frontal is best placed by a professional since more advanced weaving and hair extensions are used. This method is commonly used by women around the world because it makes it possible to have access to a certain part of their scalp and at the same time giving a natural and attractive look.

Tracking

This is one of the most commonly used methods as it is quite fast and lasts considerably longer than the other techniques. However, It does not allow for use of regular hair maintenance. Tracking involves the braiding of a person’s natural hair. In order to prevent the hair from being bumpy or uneven the hair is sewn horizontally across the head from one side to the other starting from the bottom. The braided hair is then sewn down and the hair weft extensions are sewn onto the braids. A weave can consist of a few tracks, or the whole head can be braided for a full head weave. With a full head weave, the braids are sewn down or covered with a net. Extensions are then sewn to the braids. The number of tracks used depends on the desired look.[citation needed]

A hair weave is human or artificial hair utilized for the integration with one’s natural hair. Weaves can alter one’s appearance for long or short periods of time by adding further hair to one’s natural hair or by covering the natural hair all together with human or synthetic hairpieces. Weaving additional human or synthetic pieces can enhance one’s hair by giving it volume, length and adding color without the damage of chemicals or adopting a different hair texture than that of their own. However, hair loss can occur either along the front hairline or above the ears due to the wearing of specific hair styles for a prolonged period of time, such as weaves. Such hair loss in known as traction alopecia.[3]

The idea of hair weaves and extensions first came about in the early days of Ancient Egypt, where men and women utilized extensions in their hair to portray a more elegant appearance.[4] By the late 17th century, wigs in various shapes and sizes became a latest fashion trend. Hair weaves in particular, did not grow interest until the 1950s; even during that time celebrities had been the only ones using them. When the “long, disco-haired” era evolved there started to become a widespread of hair weave. Since that era, hair weave has only become more popular.[5] Most human hair weaves come from parts of Asia and India.This is because Indian hair is easily blended with hair of women in other countries. Source: Wikipedia

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All about Monofilament wigs

Just what is a monofilament wig?. Monofilament refers to the type of material that hair strands are sewn onto. Unlike a cloth material, which can be itchy to those with sensitive scalps, monofilament material is a thin gauze-like, nearly transparent material which is much more comfortable to the touch. Hair strands are attached by hand-knotting them to this material, one strand at a time, hence the term ”mono-filament”.

This allows the strands to swivel freely on base and so the monofilament wig is more easily styled. This weaving technique also creates ventilation. Your monofilament wig will breathe while worn, and this prevents heat and moisture buildup.

The monofilament fabric itself is nearly transparent, and so takes on the approximate color of your own natural scalp, whatever shade that is. This amazing ”chameleon” effect is another plus to the monofilament wig design. It has been said that a monofilament part is the most natural looking part in the wig industry, because it bares the natural scalp color of the wearer.

Today’s monofilament wigs are not 100% monofilament, but have a section in the back which is more traditional in construction. This allows you to adjust the size of your fit to perfection. You may even wish to adjust the fit during the course of an evening’s wear, and this is of course, quite easy to do. Tape tabs are included with all mono wigs, and these may be used or ignored, depending on your situation or preference.

Rene of Paris’ Amore series , offers a double layer of monofilament for added comfort. Rene of Paris has been a leader in the wig industry for over 30 years, and this sort of extra step is something we have come to expect from them. They call it two-layer construction (TLC), but that also might mean tender-loving-care which is the sort of committment they have in making all their wigs. The Louis Ferre mono wigs we offer are also similarly designed to the image below, which is an under-side view of a monofilament wig.

Are monofilament wigs for you? Monofilament wigs are specially designed for those with severe or total hair loss. Most of their advantages are in comfort, but there are some advantages to their natural styling ease as well. All of the comfort advantages are brought back to square one, if you have a full or average head of hair. You will have to decide if the styling advantages are worth the addtional cost of a mono wig.

 

Stylish Jewish Wigs

Most customers who buy Jewish wigs are orthodox Jewish women. The Jewish law says that married woman should cover their hair with either a wig or cloth. To hide their own hair, some women wear a wig although it is not as beautiful as a woman’s natural hair. The hair is kept in the form of a wig and should be covered and not exposed, as per the law. It is a Jewish myth that Jewish women should not expose their hair to any other person other than their husbands because it is considered as a mark of beauty. Orthodox married women believe that it is an offence to show their beauty and tempt others towards them by showing their hair. They believe that by showing their hair, they are triggering a sexual sensation from other men, which per their law, is not correct and not allowed. Therefore, in order to be more comfortable and beautiful, the majority of married Jewish woman have kosher wigs; they regard wigs as a necessity.

Jewish wigs require the highest technology in this field. With that said, please trust us: Using our wigs will bring you true beauty and comfort and deep satisfaction.

Jewish wigs are also known as kosher wigs. These types of wigs are made of either Mongolian or European human hair. The best virgin remy human hair with cuticle is collected and chosen from young and healthy people of Asia from such countries as China and Mongolia. There are two main designs to produce these wigs, the first design is hand sewn, the second design is partly sewn by hand and partly machine manufactured. The two designs both have a skin top which requires complex skills. The skin top has three layers. Hair is tied in the middle layer, then tied throughout the top layer, which will give the appearance that the hair is grown from the scalp, thus creating a more natural look. Using ventilated material to make the cap, combined with an adjustable back, allows Jewish wigs to not only look natural, but also airy and comfortable. In addition, these wigs have been enjoyed by many clients, not only jewish orthodox women!
In order to meet the customers’ demand for hair styles, we have three hair styles for our Jewish wigs, small layers, tidy tips and big layers. These styles are easy to understand. Tidy tips is similar to a BOBO style. If you are looking for a BOBO style, order tidy tips. Our other two styles are small layered and big layered Jewish wigs. What is the difference between the two? The small layers have fewer layers than big layers. Please see the below picture as follows:

Introduction of hair toupees

A toupee is a hairpiece or partial wig of natural or synthetic hair worn to cover partial baldness or for theatrical purposes. While toupees and hairpieces are typically associated with male wearers, some women also use hairpieces to lengthen existing hair, or cover partially exposed scalp. Toupee manufacturers’ financial results indicate that toupee use is an overall decline, due in part to alternative methods for dealing with baldness, and to greater cultural acceptance of the condition.

While most toupees are small and designed to cover bald spots at the top and back of the head, large toupee s are not unknown.
Toupee s are often referred to as “hairpieces”, “units”, or “hair systems” by those seeking to avoid the negative connotations that the word “toupee” conjures up. Many women now wear hairpieces rather than full wigs if their hair loss is confined to the top and crown of their heads.

The traditional base model of toupees, such as Oscar, Performer, Universal, NxGen, Millennium, MGM, etc are available. Qingdao UniWigs can also processe according to the material and samples provided by you, supplying V-loop and injection on very thin and soft poly bases. Life like, comfortable, ventilating, durable, one-time forming and needless trimming are the main features of our toupees. So we are sure that we can accommodate all your customer’ s needs in this hair industry.

Toupees are often custom made to the needs of the wearer, and can be manufactured using either synthetic or human hair. Toupees are usually held to one’s head using an adhesive, but the cheaper versions often merely use an elastic band.

Toupee manufacture is often done at the local level by a craftsman, but large wig suppliers also produce toupees. Both individuals and large firms have constantly innovated to produce better quality toupees and toupees material, with over 60 patents for toupees.

3 Cool Braided Hairstyles

Catch an hour of red-carpet coverage (or an episode of Game of Thrones) and at least one thing will become clear: Braids are bigger than ever. Big as in full of volume and texture; big as in everyone is wearing them. So why does a style that’s as old as Pocahontas feel fresh again? “The coolest designers of the moment—Céline, Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant—have a laid-back, nonchalant vibe, and women want that same relaxed approach to their hair,” says hairstylist James Pecis. “Braids are a way to both control and decorate your hair without spending hours in a salon.” And he would know. Pecis has carved himself a prime spot at the epicenter of the braid trend thanks to the rough, ropy styles he’s dreamt up for editorial shoots and runway shows. (The romantic, fuzzy braids he did on model Aline Weber for French Vogue, in fact, had the fashion world rushing to tie their hair in knots.) Pecis taught himself the art of weaving back in elementary school, spending hours creating friendship bracelets (“I thought I was going to get rich selling them”) and later studying books on sailing knots. After botching a braid backstage early in his career, he vowed to master the technique and forced himself to practice cornrows on a doll head for 30 minutes each morning before work. He’s come a long way since then, and these days, he knows that practice doesn’t have to make perfect. “The most modern braids are full of imperfections,” says Pecis. “You want them to look effortless.”
SWEET & LOW

There are the pigtails of your youth (shiny, tight, tied with bauble elastics), and then there are these: sexy and full of pinup-girl volume.

It may seem pointless to curl your hair before teasing and braiding it, but go with us here: Wrapping large sections around a one-and-a-half-inch curling iron “is like using a magic wand,” says Pecis. “It sets the foundation for soft hair with bend and movement.” Once you’ve curled all over, take sections of hair from the top and back of your head and roughly tease the underside. (Pecis teased from the roots to midlength; for less puff, tease just an inch or two from the roots.) If your hair looks like cotton candy at this point, you’re doing it right. Take the lower portion of the hair (the unteased part), separate it into two low pigtails, and tie them with clear elastics. Loosely braid each one and secure with a second set of elastics. Then mist the whole airy crown with a medium-hold hair spray.

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UniWigs Medical Wig Collection

Medical Wig Collection is specially designed for those who are suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation, alopecia or other female pattern baldness – but also can be worn by anyone who demands the ultimate in comfort and realism.

Medical wigs are specially designed for hair loss due to medical treatment or other female pattern baldness. Shop wigs for cancer patients and medical hair loss.

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