Wig FAQs – Top Questions About Wigs

Wigs are trending by the minute not only for celebrities or medical reasons but for everyday use in any household. Bad hair day? Hair thinning? Want to preserve your hair? You are not alone! New or experienced to wigs, our hair experts curated an extensive Wig FAQ to guide you on your beauty investment.

Choosing the Right Type of Wig

Let’s start with the different types of wigs on the market. One of the most common topics you’ll find is the debate between Human hair vs Synthetic Hair. Although human hair is costlier, it looks natural, is durable, can be styled with various tools and dyed or highlighted professionally as you would your normal hair. Synthetic hair costs less and also has many advantages, such as holding style regardless of weather or wash, low maintenance and various style options.

The types of human hair wigs, are either chemically treated or not:  Processed vs. Unprocessed. Processed hair basically means the hair has been chemically treated by dipping in an acrylic acid to strip the natural effects, giving the styling abilities the manufacturer would like. Typically, processed wigs have an added silicone coat to give a shine that looks great but will not last as long as an unprocessed wig.

Unprocessed wigs, aka remy hair, Remy vs. Non Remy, are not chemically treated, typically come from one donor and look dull. Although your eyes will automatically veer towards the processed look, we highly recommend unprocessed hair. Don’t worry though, our award-winning salon and wig services can add the colors and depth you want to your wig.

What’s the Difference Between Wigs and Hairpieces?

The main difference between wigs and hair pieces is the amount of coverage. Wigs cover the entire scalp. You can put it on as needed, tuck in your hair and go! Style your wig in various ways and add different depth or color as needed. A lace front wig sew-in provides an extremely natural look matching your current hairline making it very hard to detect.

Hair pieces are customized to your hair, filling in thinning and/or balding areas providing a fuller look. The various types depend on the area that you need focus on: hair toppers, hair extensions, hair pieces and volumizers. Hair pieces can be styled with your current hair, come in different thickness and can also be perfectly color matched. In order to obtain a seamless integration, it is important that you select the correct length, and type of hair (curly, straight, wavy) to match yours.

Still not sure which is best for you? We understand everyone’s needs are different and sometimes you need to try on dozens of wigs before you really know. We are here to help and are more than happy to offer a private one-on-one free consultation. Contact us if you need our experts to visit your current salon, hospital, or home when necessary.

How to Care for Your Wigs

Our guide to wig care will give you all the do’s and don’ts so you can do your best protecting your investment. Most of the tips we share could be done at home yourself. However, we offer all of these services in studio if you’re unsure or just would like us to do it.

To clean your wig you must first detangle using a wide tooth comb. You can brush through gently but try not to pull. Prepare a bowl of cold water and mix a cap full of shampoo in. Soak for about three to five minutes. Remove your wig and refill the bowl with fresh cold water removing any soapy suds. Immerse your wig in the cold water once again. While your wig is wet, place it on a wig stand and spray conditioner. Allow your wig to dry, keeping in mind that you should never blow dry synthetic hair. If you have a synthetic wig the style will appear once again. With human hair, you will need to style your hair to your desire every time you wash. Our recommendation is to wash your wigs about every 7 to 10th time that you wear it.

How Do I Find a Wig to Buy?

As you begin to search for your wig of preference, we highly suggest you stick to a style you are comfortable with for your first investment. The wig to buy is a style that compliments the shape of your face and fits your lifestyle whether you are considering exercise, every day attire, etc. You can search our various lengths, colors and styles  for both synthetic and human hair on our site: Shop for Wigs Online!  

We are here to help you and are more than happy to offer a private one-on-one free consultation.

Wigs with Bangs Style Guide

Bangs are simply the best. It is a timeless addition that any woman can create to instantly make a statement. The choices of bang variation are endless as well. Many people view bangs as an accessory-level piece, but in some cases, they can steal the show.  Some wigs already incorporate bangs, or they can simply be cut in or, added on as an extra hairpiece or hair topper. Bangs are very youthful, I like to say they can be an instant facelift.

The Best Face-Type for Bangs

Square faces take the cake when looking at bang additions. The key is to highlight your solid jawline as the superstar, using the magic of bangs. Styles that are most complimenting are generally medium to short in length with some sort of texture. This could include tendrils, loose curls, or wispy bangs. It’s a smart thought to stay away from pin-straight styles, as these will make your features look sharper, instead of complementing them. Consider trying Cat by Ellen Willie, as it accentuates both the wispy bangs, and loose curls. It features a monofilament crown, natural-feeling synthetic hair, and is offered in a vast array of colors.

You don’t have a square-shaped head? Don’t fret. Bangs can improve any hairstyle, no matter your shape. Let’s explore more reasons why you should consider a wig with bangs.

Why You Should Choose Wigs with Bangs

Ever hear of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?” The iconic show’s stars are known for their eye-catching hair. Lisa Rinna spices boasts a pixie-shag with all sorts of adjustments for each episode. However, the television diva is always rocking one thing: Stellar bangs.

You can still have great bangs without being a total diva. There are many softer options as well. Long side bangs that gently kiss the forehead are a popular option for women seeking subtle bang additions. They can be short enough to act as the focus point of your style, but they can boast enough length to tuck behind your ear. Now how’s that for flexibility?

Need more reasons to get bangs? They are an ideal way to “shake things up.” New job? Traveling somewhere for an extended time period? Ending a relationship? Whatever it is, bangs can act as a subtle “changing of the seasons” for your personal appearance and self-perception.

Does the question, “are bangs in style?” sound familiar? News flash: Bangs have been involved in fashion through the past 100 years, and they’re still extremely fashionable to this day. Plus, it’s easier than ever to add bangs to your look without the commitment or risk of a bad haircut. Bangs today and gone tomorrow.

How to take Bangs on a “Test-Drive”

A set of clip-on bangs is a safe way to find out if bangs are for you. They can easily be clipped onto your hairline and will easily change your style without the sheers. Clip-in bangs typically come in a variety of colors, which makes finding your favorite shade a piece of cake. Some are made of human hair, and some are made synthetic hair; regardless, it will surely feel just like your own hair once installed. The great thing is that you can trim and change the style of your clip-on bangs, just as if it were your actual hair. Except there are no consequences in this case!

Another option at your disposal is to purchase a full wig with bangs already cut in. This is a smart move if your hair is short and you don’t want to wait for it to grow out to add clip-on bangs. Even better, it gives you the ease of going between short to long in an instant. For this kind of look, check out Avery by Noriko which features a full bang and long layers with tousled curls.

Wigs with Bangs

This feminine look will have your friends adding bangs to their style in days!

Where to Shop for Wigs with Bangs and Other Bang Accessories?

Strut Hair Solutions offers a wide variety of wigs with bangs, hairpieces, and clip-ons. It is in your hair’s best interest to seek the guidance of a trained professional in alternative hair to find the best fit for your lifestyle and budget. For additional information on wigs and hair pieces, contact us today. We look forward to serving you and creating the hair you’ve always wanted!

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Rene of Paris Launches New Spring 2018 Wig Collection

Rene of Paris Launches New Spring 2018 Wig Collection

Hello Strut Tribe…We have exciting news for you! Rene of Paris just launched the new spring wig collection and we have to say this is one of the best collections we’ve see from them with in a while. We received our stock and the same day we put the wigs out in the Solana Beach location we sold out and had to reorder, that’s a new first! We’ve got a new saying in the studio “wig envy” and when you strut in one of these sexy styles you’ll get so many compliments on your hair. 

Let us tell you a bit about these new wigs, there are 3 new synthetic wigs. One sleek short bob Kai, medium length with soft face framing layers Dakota and finally a long sexy beach wave wig Raylee.

All 3 wigs are lace front with lace part construction, offering the most natural looking hair line.  Another bonus 2 new amazing colors: Melted Marshmallow & Melted Sunset. (If you want to know more about lace front and cap construction check out our  https://struthairsolutions.com/wigs/wig-gallery/  which will give you more information)

So, I (Helena) was chatting with Kayla our store manager in Solana Beach last week about her shoes, some how I mentioned the amount of shoes she had, it was so great, she turned and looked at me and said I don’t invest in shoes, I have WIGS! That was the best! HAHA.  Let’s add to your collection, as you know there is nothing like fresh hair! Come see us and try these fabulous styles on, you’ll be glad you did.

Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages to see us and clients STRUTTING our stuff!

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Khloe Kardashian on E! News talk about hair extension collection

Last night I had a few minutes and was flipping through TV channels, I stopped on E! to catch up on some pop culture. Only 15 minutes into the program Khloe Kardashian came on and showed her hair extension collection!  http://www.eonline.com/news/766644/why-khloe-kardashian-travels-with-boxes-of-hair

It was great how she had all of her hair organized in plastic bags and then she color coated them. She showed the box with her current hair, ombre hair, etc.

The best way to store extensions is in a plastic box or the plastic bags. This way the dust and elements stay off them. I would recommend cleaning the hair and brushing out any knots before you store them. The plastic bags are also a great way to travel with your hair when you aren’t wearing it.

The other great thing in the story was how much hair she has.  Different lengths and colors, hair to suit any look or mood she is in. One of the beauty’s of hair extensions is that you can lighten or darken your hair by adding hair extensions in the color you desire there for not damaging your own hair. I have a lot of clients who purchase our highlight pack just to add some fullness and light pieces around the face. They last 6-12 weeks in the hair before needing service.

Hair extensions also help hold your hair style in place. I have been wearing hair extensions now for about 8 years and for me personally my hair is in better shape, my style holds a few days, they give me insane volume which I am now addicted too.  I cannot imagine ever not wearing some amount of hair extensions.

Please call for a free consultation to see if hair extensions would be right for you. Our hair addition experts are more than happy to answer your questions. www.struthairsolutions.com

 

 

 

What are the best hair extensions for fine hair?

What are the best hair extensions for fine hair? I get asked this question on a daily basis.

There are a lot of differing options on this, but in my opinion seamless or tape-in hair extensions are the least damaging to fine hair. This is because the weight of your hair is equally distributed across the weft of hair we are adding. Unlike stand by strand where there is constant stress on one small area and if you get cross hair they can break off.

These wefts are so thin, they are easier to cover with your own hair. Also this method covers a larger by weft, than a strand of hair so less attachment areas which is better and more hair coverage.

Taped-In hair extensions look so natural, they blend beautifully with your natural hair. We can cut and customize the size of the weft to suit the look you are trying to achieve, more volume or length.  We use Indian Remy hair that doesn’t tangle, holds the style really well and the tape-in wefts can be used  up to 3 times depending on at home care which is a great value.

Another thing I love about tape-in hair extensions is a full head of hair can be done in less than an hour, no down time so you’re back to the things that matter.

The consultation is very important and we will go over at home care to keep your hair in the best shape and your taped-in hair extensions looking amazing.

This hair extension method usually lasts 6-8 weeks depending on your lifestyle. I have had numerous clients use this method a few years and over time their hair became stronger and longer, that eventually they didn’t need the hair extensions anymore.

Call us today for a free consultation and see if taped-in hair extensions would be the right choice for you.   Your hair never looked so good as with a little extra help from hair extensions.