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Comment by Rose Marie' on May 18, 2014 at 9:47pm

Hi Emily

I can help with that.  The simple answer is yes, but you need to make sure your stylist understands how to roll the hair in the curlers, otherwise you could have trouble with the curl, curling away from the cap leaving you feel quite exposed.  I'm sure Debbi will be able to help you with her hairdressser. 

Rosy

Comment by Emily on May 18, 2014 at 8:33pm

Hi Debbi --  Was going to email to you but thought I would post here so others could see.  Can a Freedom Wig be (gently) permed?  Mine is only nice and kinky the first day I wash it and gets straighter during the week.  Can I have my stylist give some of the top layers a gentle perm, or do you not recommend it?

Thanks!  Emily

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Comment by Rose Marie' on May 18, 2014 at 6:53pm

Hi Reese

It really is lovely to know that your Freedom Wig is working for you.  I've read through a few of your comments and fully understood that you were having some issues with it.  I also felt that time and turning your Freedom Wig into you was going to help a lot...which it looks to have done.  

As your freedom wig is not growing you will already realise that you can very much dry this beautiful hair out and ruin it, if you are not careful.  Be thoughtful around this as you know the hair you received was precious and difficult to find.  

I wanted to also add, if you are using heat on your hair regularly (it will cause dryness), you can help this a little by using the proper protectants. Which I hope you are doing. :)

You look cute in your piccie.

Rosy

Comment by Debbi Fuller on May 16, 2014 at 3:07pm

Hi Reesespieces,  Make sure that you use your curling iron on a low setting.  Too much heat will damage your hair and you can't cut off "split ends" like you can on your own hair.  Use a good quality shampoo and conditioner every time you wash it (once a week or so).  Some leave-in's can build up but you can put a little Moroccan Oil on your hair when you first style it.  Sweat won't make your hair dry out, but the inside of the cap can suffer if you don't clean it out well after a lot of exercise.  

Comment by reesespieces5678 on May 16, 2014 at 3:00pm

I've now been wearing my Freedom for 2 months. Finally, I have adapted to it and I am falling inlove with it. I am very active with dance, yoga, running around. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a leave in conditioner or a repair conditioner so that it will last longer. I am afraid of drying out the hair due to sweat and a curling iron.

Thanks

Comment by Debbi Fuller on May 6, 2014 at 6:36pm

Hi Zara,  the tiny bubbles are caused by sweat penetrating into the silicone.  They are not structural and you don't need to worry about them.  Try to remember to wash out the inside of your piece every night and if you happen to get extra hot or sweaty, you can bring alone some alcohol wipes to wipe off your head and the inside of the wig during the day.  If any of the bubbles grow larger and you can feel them inside the piece, take a sharp needle and slide it into the bubble from the side and squeeze out the water (sweat) from inside it.  They aren't anything that will cause you to lose hair.  If they stay tiny, just ignore them.

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! :)

 

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