alopecians who have a freedom wig! (or are getting one)


alopecians who have a freedom wig! (or are getting one)

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Stylist in London

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FW & headaches - anyone else?

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Comment by zara on May 6, 2014 at 5:52pm

general q for everyone: does anyone know what causes little bubbles in the silicon of the freedom cap. ive noticed that there are more tiny bubbles than when i got my freedom 8 months ago. is there anything i can do to prevent it? concerned it will eventually impact the vacuum if more bubbles pop up. also the bubbles appear to be on just the right ride of my wig

Comment by Jennifer Krahn on April 10, 2014 at 10:06pm

I rode rollercoasters this past spring break…every one of them!  No issue with my Freedom Wig whatsoever.  Stayed secure during the high speeds, the ups and downs, the screaming and the upside downs!  Just had to share as I've put my Freedom through every possible activity and my hair has worked beautifully.  

Comment by Debbi Fuller on February 21, 2014 at 10:28am

Hi Zara,

While you CAN wash your hair in the shower, I've notice that some showers have an awful lot of force (water pressure) that could be too hard on the top of the piece.  Also, if you're like me, you like a nice HOT shower!  In addition, the inside of the piece is not getting washed when it is on your head.  I prefer to wash mine in the sink, in lukewarm water.  I use a bowl to pre-mix the shampoo (you use less that way and it gets distributed more evenly over the hair).  Always comb out any tangles before you wet the hair too.  I rinse, then repeat with the conditioner, pre-mixing it in lukewarm water.  I dip my hairpiece in and out of the water, keeping the hair in the same direction and use a wide-toothed comb to  make sure that it is smooth.  I rinse and then do a cold rinse to close down the cuticle and make it shiny.  It sounds like you are doing everything else well.  I also tuck my hair behind my ears.  As long as you aren't dragging your fingers through the hair where it is inserted, it should be fine. 

Comment by zara on February 21, 2014 at 10:10am

hi guys!

i've had my freedom for just over 5 months and absolutely love it. Was wondering if there was any advice to prolong the lifespan of my freedom. I have become very aware that i keep tucking my hair behind my ear and that it may lead to mechanical damage, so have started pinning my 'side fringe' so i avoid touching it. I never sleep in my vacuum and often take if off when i come back from a day at university. Also there any negatives associated with washing my hair in the shower with warm water once a week? Should it be lukewarm/colder? Do you recommend any other tips in maintaining my hair and preventing mechanical breakage?

Thank You in advance! :)

Comment by Debbi Fuller on January 14, 2014 at 11:12am

I agree with Janine.  Even an inexpensive synthetic will look fine for a while - probably long enough for you to get your new Freedom but the most important thing is to reach a level of acceptance of your alopecia and not allow it to rule your life.  I guarantee that if you tell one friend at work and give that friend permission to tell others about your situation, you won't have to keep repeating yourself and they will all understand.  Most people will be very accepting, some will feel for you, others will just take it in stride.  Try to come to a place where YOU have the power and that means being open about your hair loss and not being embarrassed by it.  Everyone has stuff to deal with, this just happens to be yours.  It really doesn't matter if people know - they like you for you, not for your hair.  Once it's out in the open you can stop worrying about it and letting it cause you stress and worry.

Comment by Janine on January 14, 2014 at 10:56am

Thanks Christina. The Freedom is the best. My bio hair was really weak and thin to begin with, so when I lost it after chemo it never grew back. Then later I was diagnosed with Alopecia Androgenica and to be honest, most of the time I don't miss my bio hair. I think Jon Renault sells nice human hair wigs, one I think is called the Julia and looks very much like the style I now have, except it doesn't have a fringe. You could get that, just have it styled and thinned out and maybe use the dermafix if needed. I don't think that would be as pricy. 

Comment by Christina on January 13, 2014 at 9:16pm
Hi Janine,

Thank you so much for that. I take your point about not spending too much on an interim wig... I just don't feel at the point of being able to tell everyone at work etc that I am wearing one and know that they will know. I wish I worked from home and could hide out! Your hair looks great by the way. I love the fringe. Christina
Comment by Janine on January 13, 2014 at 10:06am

Hi Christina. I had to shave my head to get fitted for my Freedom wig. In the interim I wore a lace, human hair wig but I think for the price, I should have rather gone with a synthetic one for the time it took (In my case about 3 1/2 months). I was also worried about how to get the interim wig to stay on as I no longer had hair to clip it to. I found that because my head was shaved, the lace kind of stuck on like velcro to the stubble. I also used a product called derma fix, which is silicon strips that you can sew into your wig. Wherever it makes contact with the skin, it sticks, much like a Freedom or Follea Gripper, but not as secure. I live in a very windy city and I never once had a problem with the wig coming loose as it was secure enough for everyday wear, but not obviously for tugging and pulling, or blowdrying on one's head. I even wore it under a motorcycle helmet and it did not come off when I took the helmet off. I think on many sites you can order the wig with derma fix already in (lori's wig site is one that offers this service). I live in SA and already had the wig, so I just ordered a box of the dermafix strips and sewed them in myself. The web link is 

Hope this helps.

Comment by Debbi Fuller on January 13, 2014 at 6:41am

If you live in Australia, I'm not sure where you should go for an interim wig, but I'd ask Martine or whoever your agent is.  You don't want to pay more than you need to for something.  THe density of the hair shouldn't matter if you treat the piece gently and don't do stuff like sleeping in it or wearing tight hats. 

Comment by Christina on January 12, 2014 at 9:21pm
Thank you so much Debbie.

I really appreciate your getting back.

I did meet Martine a few years ago when my hairloss was less advanced. She was of course very lovely and her hair looked great. I will call her again soon but can't work out what to do in the time between shaving my hair for a fitting and when the wig will be ready. I am thinking a Gripper might work - not sure if anyone has any thoughts on this?

I am interested in a very light density wig but wonder if that will mean that I will need to get it repaired much more frequently? I know the silicone looks more unnatural than other types of bases in areas where hair comes out.

I think the freedom wigs look amazing though and am looking forward to the day when I finally find the courage to take e plunge!


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