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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.

Human Hair Wigs verses Synthetic Wigs. Which are best?

Human Hair Wigs verses Synthetic Wigs, which one is the best choice for you?

Shopping online or in a store we always look at prices. The cheaper the better we always think, because we are saving money. Is cheaper really always better just to save a few extra dollars? You can be the judge of that as we describe what makes the best natural wigs below.

Ever wonder the big difference between the best human hair wig verses a synthetic wig? Yes price is a factor but there’s more to it then just the price tag.

SYNTHETIC AND HUMAN HAIR MACHINE MADE WIGS

Synthetic and Human hair machine made wigs are what most people identify wigs to be like and tend to be the most common.  As you can see in the picture above wefts of hair are sewn together by a machine to create the over all look of the wig. Machine made wigs tend to be less expensive because they can be mass produced quickly. Synthetic and Human hair machine made wigs tend to have more volume  and lift due to the thickness of the cap.  These can look very realistic when the hair falls in the way its sewn. Due to the way machine made’s are sewn the top or scalp portion of the wig tends to look ratted and unrealistic.  I would not recommend a machine made synthetic or human hair wig for a person with a sensitive scalp or is irritable to certain materials. Over all synthetic and human hair machine made wigs are great for someone who is on a budget and likes volume in their hair!

Pros:
More volume, more lift, more hair!
Least expensive
Can look realistic

Cons:
Thicker, heavier cap construction
Can be itchy or uncomfortable to sensitive scalps.
Cap construction can be more hot and bulky.
Unrealistic looking scalp

100% HAND TIED SYNTHETIC AND HUMAN HAIR WIGS

The idea of wigs being hot, heavy and uncomfortable is true but wigs are not all made the same. Depending on the wig cap can determine the comparability and flexibility of each wig. 100% hand tied synthetic and human hair wigs weigh less then 2 ounces in weight, leaving you feeling light and comfortable. In the picture above you can see that the cap is constructed very differently from a machine made wig. The 100% hand tied synthetic and human hair wigs have each fiber or hair individually hand sewn into the soft mesh cap.  This technique recreates the movement of the way our natural hair moves and lays. Unlike machine made’s 100% hand tied cap’s have a very natural looking scalp giving the illusion of real hair. This type of cap gives you the option to change your part and customize your wig even more to how you like to wear your hair. The caps are fitted and lay smoothly against your head which makes it feel like there is nothing is on your head. Wigs with realistic scalp appearances really tie your whole look together and make your hair look thick, yet real. Overall 100% hand tied synthetic and human hair wigs are more expensive but can you put a price tag on comfortability, natural looking, light weight and happiness?

Pros:
Light weight and comfortable
Natural looking, moves the way natural hair does
Soft, fitted, comfortable cap construction
Natural looking scalp making it easy to part.

Cons:  
Not a lot of volume
More expensive
Not a ton of hair

STRUT helps the 1 in 4 U.S. women suffering from thinning hair!

Did you know that 1 in 4 women in the U.S. suffers from fine, thinning hair?  This can really affect a woman’s confidence. At STRUT Hair Solutions, we offer many options that aren’t limited to wigs for thinning hair.

First, let’s get the hair and scalp in great condition. There are many cosmetic products available at your local drug store or beauty supply, but these products don’t solve the issue; they offer a temporary fix. At STRUT Hair Solutions, we carry pharmaceutical grade products that have DHT blockers and other ingredients to make your hair stronger and stop any more shedding. This option will take some time to see results; however, why not use a product that promotes hair growth?

Secondly, there are hair toppers and hair pieces. These are pieces of hair that secure to the top of your head. They can be secured via pressure clips or bonding. The top of the head is the area most women experience hair thinning and the scalp showing. We recommend remy human hair to get the most seamless blend with your own hair, since a hair topper/hair piece is incorporated with your hair. This way you can style the hair piece just as you would your own hair.  You will walk out feeling sexy, and looking years younger. Full hair is youthful, and a hair topper can give you that.

Lastly, if your hair loss is severe or if you want the easiest quickest fix, say goodbye to bad hair days and hello to wigs. Wigs get a bad rap, but they are truly amazing! No one will know you’re wearing a wig. Hand tied, monofilament, and lace-front wigs are less than 3oz in weight, so they’re extremely light and cool on the scalp. We tell clients in our studio that the thin mesh used in wigs now is so transparent that it looks like the hair is growing out of your head. The only thing you will notice is the amount of compliments about your hair you’re getting.

For wigs, you have the choice between remy human hair wigs or synthetic hair wigs. During your consultation, our hair addition experts will discuss with you which option would be best for your lifestyle and budget. Human hair looks the most natural. It has the most versatility and definitely has the longest wear.

Synthetic hair wigs are what we call ‘Shake-and-Go’ hair. The colors of synthetic wigs are super vibrant, and the wigs come pre-styled. Usually, we only need to thin some of the hair out and trim the bangs to make it custom fit your face shape. We include those services with any wig, hair extension, or hair piece you buy from us.  You’ll look like you spent hours on your hair and in minutes you’ll look fabulous.

We tell our clients that if you wear your hair above the shoulder, go for the synthetic wigs. If you prefer longer hair, remy human hair wigs are perfect for you.

Please feel free to come in to the location nearest you in Fresno or San Diego, email us any questions you may have, or schedule a consultation with us. We are here to help and keep you looking your absolute best.

Do you have fine, thinning hair? What options do you have ?

Do you need options for thinning hair? Don’t despair! We specialize in wigs for women with thinning hair & hair toppers for thinning hair. Choose between bouncy and easy maintenance synthetic wigs or more natural, luxurious human hair wigs.

Fresno Store Moves to 6687 N. Blackstone

Our Fresno Store is Moving! August 17th, 2015 we will be in our new location at 6687 N. Blackstone, Suite 103 in the AT&T/Leslie Pool Supply Center. We are so excited to be closer to freeway 41 & the River Park area as requested by our clients. Please join us in celebrating at our grand re-opening August 20th. The first 20 clients will enjoy 25% off any item.  Come see the largest selection in the valley of the most natural looking Wigs, Hair Extensions and Hair loss Solutions.  Can’t wait to see you there….. The team at STRUT Wigs.

Hair Loss Seminars at STRUT Hair Solutions | Fresno & San Diego

STRUT Hair Solutions is now offering:

Hair Loss Solutions Seminars

 

 

 

Please join us for our hair loss solutions seminars on the first Tuesday of every month.  It’s free, informative, and there’s no obligation to purchase. We will go over all your options for adding more hair, whether naturally or through other hair replacement options.

 

 

Please RSVP!  

Fresno : 559-225-5691

San Diego :  858-755-9447

We will be serving light refreshments. We will discuss wigs, hair enhancers, turbans, topical hair growth shampoos, laser hair therapy, hair extensions, etc. You will leave knowing the latest advancements in hair additions today.  Also our certified hair additions experts will help you try different looks, answer your questions, and maybe even make a friend or two.  Space is limited. www.struthairsolutions.com

 

Dates to Remember:

 

    October 1, 2013  6-7pm

November 5, 2013   6-7pm

December 3, 2013   6-7pm

 

We will discuss various options such as:

  •  Medical Hair Loss
  •  Temporary Solutions
  • Wigs
  • Hair Extensions
  •  Permanent Solutions
  • Laser Hair Therapy
  • Topical Solutions

Everything you’ll ever need to know about how to overcome hair loss- that’s what we are going to cover. These hair loss seminars are in San Diego and Fresno on the first Tuesday of every month.

FREE GIFT WHEN YOU BRING A FRIEND

A free hair loss book will be given to all attendees who bring a friend. “Secrets to Beautiful Hair, Tips & Tricks to Working with Wigs and Extensions”   By Helena Gibson, Author, Founder of Strut Hair Solutions, and Hair Additions Expert.