Advice about Wigs


Advice about Wigs

I have lots of experience wearing wigs and hairpieces. I love wearing wigs and I have lots of fun with it.

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Urgent: Seeking longer style wigs with more density. Can you recommend brand(s) that are fuller?

Started by Kali. Last reply by Dominique Cleopatra Sep 22. 19 Replies

Hi Everyone. I have an urgent need and hope you can help! I am seeking affordable wig and hairpiece brands that are fuller than average and come with a little more density. (The ones I've tried are…Continue

Tags: long, density, wigs


Started by Penelope. Last reply by Penelope Aug 4. 5 Replies

I have a question about glues. I just bought two synthetic wigs yesterday, and I am looking for a glue. The wig store was out. Any good recommendations? I figured I would order online.

Yaffa wigs

Started by Leslie Mader. Last reply by Rose Oct 18, 2014. 3 Replies

What are Yaffa wigs? I have a Follea Gripper Sport and like it but it was quite the process getting it to look like me. I'm waiting on my Freedom Wig from New Zealand. I hope it's easier to style…Continue

Yaffa Wigs

Started by Wendy. Last reply by Marsha Lampert MBA MS Jan 27, 2013. 2 Replies

Has anyone ever tried Yaffa Wigs? A lot of people seem to really like them.

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Comment by Hopeful1 on September 30, 2015 at 10:05am

 -Hi! Can someone give me advice on what type of tape to use on a lace front wig and where can I purchase the tape from? I have been wearing various wigs but find that Jon Reneau's Zara is a natural look for me. I have been wearing it with nothing to secure it. When I was younger I had someone pull my hat off along with my wig (traumatizing - didn't leave the house for 1 1/2 years).  Even though I am older, I still have people that like to root the hair and touch it every chance they can get (Rude).  Desperately looking for something to secure the wig.


Comment by Herbjoebee on August 4, 2015 at 9:20am

I have not bought a full wig yet but I can say Amy Gibson has awesome hair. I had a topper custom made by her 2 years ago, blonde and the hair is still beautiful. I just got home from Disney World where it rained every day, I wore a baseball hat all week and the rest of the hair got wet. I like the Follea concept of the gripper but Amy's hair can't be beat. I am going to get my full wig from her and ask if she can have the silicone  strips made into the wig. Her hair is processed but whoever she gets to make them knows their business well..very high quality. She is also VERY nice and understanding to deal with..lots of patience.

Comment by Amy Gibson on August 3, 2015 at 9:25pm

LACE TOP  - Pros: Super light - can create a wonderful realistic look

Cons: not as durable - tear more easily.

If you are not wearing your hair going back or with a part down the middle

there is really no need for lace front.   At we try to make wigs that have a linger shelf life - that while durable have a featherweight base. 

Comment by Pamela McGruder on May 21, 2014 at 9:12pm
I make my own wigs now

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Comment by Rose Marie' on January 28, 2013 at 1:54pm

You are right - that light blonde short wig (the one with Libby wearing a wee beanie type hat). Was processed by us (me actually) after we received the wig. That Freedom Wig arrived to us totally unprocessed and unstyled. You can colour a Freedom Wig if you want but they recommend you don't do this excessively as all processing does weaken the hair (it's up to you though). (That particular wig was a sample wig for us to do some testing on.) One of the tests was to see what harsh peroxide did to the cap and's not great and I would not recommend this type of colouring on a Freedom Wig, the hair does become compromised - just like with a processed human hair wig - it weakens the hair.
In saying that colouring a Freedom Wig when done sensibly is one of the pluses for many who wear them. As long as you mindful and dealing with a professional colourist and stylist - you should be able to achieve all the styles and colour you may want. Even though I personally feel it is better to go for a very natural look choosing hair colours that suit you and need very little tweaking. With most other types of wig types it can be very difficult to colour the hair as the cap is often damaged in lace or net based wigs if this is tried, even though I have heard some are able to get reasonable results on some of lace and net based wigs - the other problems when colouring these types of wigs is the base streches and warps - some are a real pfaff to even wash. A Freedom Wig copes well with careful colouring and is extremely easy to wash and care for.

I think Chris may be better to answer the question about Freeda/Fortune wigs. So hopefully she will come in soon. I just don't know about their wigs, whereas Chris may do. Once you have done some investigating. I'm sure you can work out what they are offering and if it is going to be a good choice for you.
An analogy to help me explain how I feel about wigs is this. When you get your first car it's like the best thing ever, it gives you independence and you usually love it. As time goes on your needs and wants change around your car, you often improve it when you can financially, when your needs change. Very few people stay with the same car all their lifes. I believe wigs are similar. As your needs and wants change so should your wig. People often work through wig types until they find the one that really helps them.
For me there is nothing better than what my daughter wears. It ticks all our boxes and always has, but you may have different wants and needs Lexi.
Libby's hairpiece gives her peace of mind about how she wants to present herself. It doesn't take away the fact that she has no hair, but it does give her the opportunity to go out into the world being herself and looking fab. (Just my opinion :))
Good Luck with everything Lexi.

Comment by Lexi on January 27, 2013 at 8:54pm

Rosy, one picture your daughter has a very light blonde short wig. Now how did that color come about if it wasn't processed and lightened? Also, Chris and Rosy...I was just on the site by Freeda. She has some Discontinued styles and the prices are really really reasonable. I would like to buy a reasonably priced HH wig, so I can see how it is to wear one, take care of one, etc. without going through the expense of paying top dollar and finding out I bit off more than I could chew....and be sorry. And out a bunch of money. Would both of you feel I would be wasting my money buying something that reasonably priced? Also, Fortune has some that are reasonable as well. They seem to be good quality.

Comment by Rose Marie' on January 27, 2013 at 3:21pm

Hi Chris
I love what you have said especially as I feel it is truthful and is coming from someone with knowledge of the wigs you are talking about and you also wear wigs. I agree with you and also get frustrated with some of the information given to people.
As you have said there is no magic answer with wigs. They all have compromises. I also believe with my heart and soul that there are alternatives available that do help. You really have to work out your needs and go from there. Talking to someone that knows about the product they are trying to help you with is very important. That person should understand the different attachment methods they are helping you with, what their pro's and con's are. They should understand the hair type in the wigs they are selling and what that means to you around longevity, durability, look, ability to style/colour and realism.
As I have said before in my mind there really is only two types of human hair processed or 100% unprocessed virgin human hair. These are two very different hair types and you can not interchange them. Many people do try and sell wigs with false advertising around the hair type in it (claiming it has not been processed or is only lightly processed). If you come across a vendor like this be very careful. Processed hair is always a reasonable cost...if it is too expensive you are not being told the truth. If you are being sold hair that is cheap but claims it is unprocessed very doubtful. 100% unprocessed human hair is expensive, very few wig manufacturers use it as it is not easy to work with. But if you do find a wig that uses this hair, then you will get something that is beautiful.
Everyone knows I help people with Freedom Wigs in New Zealand. These wigs are made with 100% unprocessed virgin human hair. To wear a Freedom Vacuum wig you either have to have no hair or be prepared to shave the hair you have. Shaving your head (even though a big decision) does not ever compromise hairgrowth and is easy to do if you are willing.
I'm going to put a picture of my daughter in her latest Freedom hairpiece here. This is a snapshot by me (her mum), so it is a realistic picture of her hair. This Freedom wig is light curl, Freedom colour #6. My daughter washed and conditioned her hair then left it to dry naturally. The curls are a natural part of this hairpiece. The fringe/bang has been blowdried with a little hairspray put on at the end. This hair is 100% unprocessed virgin human hair.

These wigs are not for everyone, but for my daughter the security, realism, comfort and beauty work for her in every part of her life.


Comment by chris for hair on January 26, 2013 at 9:13pm

I have been in the hair replacement business and a hair stylist for many years now and there are a few things I wish women would understand.
1. There is no magic hairpiece that work for every situation.
2. In all likelihood whatever piece is chosen will need good professional cut-in and possibly care.
3. Human hair is very temperamental and unless one is happy with the un-kept look, it needs styling every time it is exposed to humidity.
4 Lace wigs are fragile and fall apart easily. They are only good on hairless scalps or scalps that have VERY little hair. If there is too much hair on the scalp they slip and can't be pinned through the cap, only around the edges.
5. Bonding should ONLY be used in cases where there is maximum hair loss (98%) and the hair has NO chance of growing back. Bonding causes more hair loss.
6. Good quality human hair can not be found at the $400-$500 range. Good quality hair is very hard to find and is mostly used in the entertainment industry. The majority of human hair comes from Asia and India, is chemically processed to attain any color other than black or dark brown and therefor already compromised. Any seller that tells you it can be colored or permed is unfamiliar with the damage these chemicals do to the hair. Lightening hair that has been previously dyed is VERY hard on the hair and will damage easily.
7. 98% of the people in this business will either lie, or are not knowledgeable of hair structure and will make claims that are untrue.
8. Even the very best hair systems will not look 100% natural. There is always a telltale line that can be camouflaged but never truly looks like the hair is growing from the scalp. Lace fronts look great until one gets make up or dirt in them, and then they show. They are VERY difficult to clean once they are compromised.

I am very sorry to sound so negative, but it pains me to see promises made that I know can not be kept. I love wigs and could care less if someone knows, I truly wish others could feel this way. But I also hate to see women (and men) spend money only to be unhappy because someone promised them the impossible. Pictures do not tell the whole story...

Comment by lovemyhair on December 29, 2012 at 6:57am

hi lexi,

i get it from mine is a superfine swiss lace topper 14 inches long European hair £399.I had to make a template as it was custom made but i know they will also copy your existing wig for the same type of price whatever its base.

Comment by Lexi on December 28, 2012 at 8:21pm

lovemyhair, where do you get your full lace wigs, and price? What color hair do you have? Mine is very light blonde, and that is often the problem - not seeing any real decent blonde shades, and really nothing in HH lace wigs, and I would want something that I didnt need tape or glue.


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