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Killer headaches and neck pain

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Comment by bbonbi on March 19, 2015 at 9:59pm

It was as light as the rep could go, I assume it *was* extra light. My goal is to look natural as I did not choose to lose my hair (nearly 30 years ago). Being over 50, and only 5'1, a natural look would not involve big hair, that is just me  Perhaps because I wanted wavy - like my own Irish hair - meant a coarser texture for curl? I don't know, but it wasn't a one time thing, I probably had at least 4 Freedom wigs, in fact, I had them before they were called that...! Yes, I know color has to be done.  But it is wear and tear on the hair and makes it MORE porous and vulnerable to further damage and breakage.  Access to "excess(?) sunshine and outdoor activity" is part of what Freedom advertises! Perhaps because I live in sunny Seattle, I needed to color after about a year, I had to purchase after about 3 years. Again, I NEVER slept in them, never swam in them. Understand,  I like them for what they are. They are very good, but you will have more satisfied customers if they can actually AFFORD them and have realistic expectations. I am finding synthetic mainstream wigs to be more comfortable, simpler, and much more affordable.  I think these wigs have gotten much better since I initially lost my hair.  I am finding a lot of community around wearing them too, and hints for wearability.  Good to have choices.

Comment by Jennifer Krahn on March 19, 2015 at 8:50pm

Hi bbonbi,

Selecting an "extra-light" density would definitely reduce the thickness of the hairpiece and would eliminate the thinning you are doing to the hairpiece.  Colour does of course need to be done every once in a while as the hair will oxidize due to lack of oils, excess sunshine and outdoor activity and due to natural aging of the hair.  A simple toner or lowlights solves this problem.   I don't need to colour until around the 18 month mark and I find it a nice change at that point in time.  

Comment by bbonbi on March 18, 2015 at 8:28pm

My freedom wigs were good products, lasted at most 3 years. I never slept in in or swam. But the sun bleaches it out, even in Seattle, and then you have to color it, and in my experience, the hair just gets brassy over time. Also, even with "light" density - the hair is just thick, thick, thick, and I never liked spending money to have to have so much thinning done.

Comment by None on March 18, 2015 at 6:15pm

I am really hoping freedom is researching an even thinner silicone to perhaps lighten the weight.  I would pay more money for this kind of innovation/improvement.

Comment by Jennifer Krahn on March 18, 2015 at 5:59pm

Back in Toronto this Friday March 20th for Freedom Wig appointments.  I will hopefully be returning in April.  Please get in touch if interested.  www.imageevolutionhair.ca

Comment by Donna Schillaci on February 5, 2015 at 7:29pm

Hi Ladies,

For those interested in the Freedom Vacuum Hairpiece, I will be in Los Angeles February 20,21 and 22nd. I invite you to meet with myself and a Representative directly from the manufacturer. For a private consultation you can reach me via email at myimagebydonna@comcast.net or www.myimagebydonna.com

I look forward to meeting with you,

Donna 

Comment by Debbi Fuller on February 2, 2015 at 2:00pm

Thanks None!  Don't know who you are but you obviously know me!  Appreciate the nice comment!  As for repairs, they cost about 1/4th of the cost of a new one and they are going to be 'gone' for about 3 months!!  Plan for repairs and make sure you have a back-up ready.  You can avoid repairs by making sure that you don't keep pressing down on the top and "dragging" your hands down your head, pulling on the hair.  I agree about the heat - they never itch and if you do happen to get hot, just pop it off, wipe it out, you can even put cold water in it and dump it out!  (I did that once at Disney World - very refreshing!)

Comment by None on February 2, 2015 at 12:27pm

Best wig ever.  Have owned probably 30 wigs over my lifetime.  Freedom is the only one that never itches.  Hair lasts longer than even $3,000 standard wigs...seems to be healthier hair to start with.  Style looks good even day or more after styling. I always get compliments.  Only negative is heat.  It does trap heat more than other wigs.  However it does not collect sweaty smell in the way that other wigs do so the tradeoff has been worth it.  Would be great if they invented a thinner silicone...maybe that would decrease the weight and heat factor.  Gotta say though overall best wig/hair purchase I've ever made.  And Debbi Fuller is awesome!  

Comment by reesespieces5678 on February 2, 2015 at 12:11pm

HI, How much are repairs usually and how long do they keep your wig for? I've noticed at the end of my center part that hair is coming out...so I feel I'll eventually need that section filled in

Comment by Debbi Fuller on February 2, 2015 at 8:31am

Hi Bethannebowen, From my LONG experience wearing and selling, MOST people get an average of about 5 years out of their Freedom.  This includes 1 or 2 repairs during that time frame.  The big thing that causes repairs is bending the hair back and forth against the base by either sleeping in it or running your hands through it repeatedly, wearing tight hats, wearing it while watching TV (you lean your head back against a chair or pillow - same as sleeping in it, etc.  Just try to read the instructions and watch the video that comes with it and you'll be fine.  It's important not to push down on it repeatedly during the day.  Take the time to position it properly and then leave it alone.  The longest I've had someone wear one is approximately 10 years and the shortest time before needing a repair was 8 months.  (she ran her hands through it constantly and wasn't aware of what she was doing).  Make sure you keep in touch with your agent if you have issues or questions after you get it.

 

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