Hey Ladies
I could use your opinions. I have been considering Virtual Reality Hair but have seen so many good things said about the Freedom Wigs...a special thanks to Natalie for all her help!! I would like to know if any of you that have a Freedom Wig think it is hot. I'm not real physically active but I do walk on the treadmill and like to go camping (not tent...trailer.) I'm really interested in the wig but I'm afraid it will be hot and i will not want to wear it in the summer or when i go outside. I would appreciate anyone's help that has one of these great wigs. It's very alluring to me because you dont wear it in the shower like you do the Virtual Reality Hair so i imagine the hair would stay alot nicer. Also does the hair look shiny for awhile? I know with the bonded systems they can lose their shine when being removed each month. I would be thrilled to have a wig that stayed pretty for a year and I know some of you say you keep them up to 3 years. Any help on any of the above would be so appreciated!! If you have one and have a picture posted on your profile I would love to see it!! Thank you to Natalie...she's great!!... and thanks to all of you for your input!

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Comment by MiNAH on January 24, 2010 at 9:36pm
Besides the freedom wig being hot in the heat, there a few teething problems.
Yet, this is a small price to pay.
The cold weather is the best!
Check out what I wrote on this blog "Teething problems with my Freedom Wig"
I have an immune illness and going through menopause, so my body heat is above average.
I cannot wear it in the heat.Yet air con is fine.
However, if you work out there is a slight chance that the prosthetic will slide off an water will drip from under.
My friend goes to the bathroom, removes the wig briefly and wipes off the sweat.
So, even though there are a few little hiccups...on the whole, it's all worth it by owning a freedom wig.
I love it, and even though right now, I'm not wearing it...come winter, I might just enjoy a change.
Comment by Joy on January 24, 2010 at 11:21pm
Thanks Minah! I appreciate so much the info you shared!!!
Comment by Rose Marie' on January 25, 2010 at 2:22pm

I believe that all wigs are hotter than no hair or your growing hair and from my experience a freedom wig is defainately no hotter than other hairpieces out there.

My daugthter has been wearing them for the last 7 years. She lost her hair when she was 12 years old and is now 19. I live in Auckland New Zealand and our summers here can be hot, maybe not as hot as Sydney Aust, but definately hot and muggy. She has never complained about overheating or being terribly uncomfortable. One of the ladies in the USA that has an Agency for Freedom (karen Peterik), excercises all the time in her freedom wig and again doesn't find it uncomfortably hot to wear. I'd ring her and have a wee chat as she very much understands this type of hairpiece. I have a close friend that lives in Sydney Australia (where it is often 40 degrees), she gets hot like everyone else, but has the advantage of taking off her hairpieces wiping over her head and the inside of the Freedom wig and then quickly popping it back on if she is hot. She also says (because she has long hair) if it is really hot she finds it cooler to wear her hair in a ponytail.

Hope all this helps. Good luck with your investigations.

Comment by Joy on January 25, 2010 at 4:56pm
Thanks Rose Marie...I have talked to Karen..she's great. Thanks for sharing all the info that you have...I appreciate it very much!
Comment by Thea Ambler on January 25, 2010 at 7:45pm
what is the teething problems you mentioned? and is this worth the money? I have spoke to a lady whom does it for my area.. and it is a big amount to pay. but I live with wigs anymore... I can do anything with my 4 active boys.. even at work it's hard to feel like they are not going to fall off or people see the "mesh".
Comment by sgomez on January 26, 2010 at 2:15am
Hi Joy :)
I have been wearing my freedom wig (not in picture) for a little over a year now. I absolutely LOVE it! I often get comments on how nice my hair looks. I wash it about once a week, and I have to admit--I'm addicted to by flat iron! I can straighten or curl with it. I've noticed a little bit of breakage, but nothing drastic. I don't have much split ends either. I have noticed that my color has faded some; I just have more highlights now :) I have also noticed a slight loss of shine, but I have recently started to use a hair serum that makes it smooth and shiny. It is recommended that you use a good intense conditioner on the ends once a week. I don't do that as often a I should. I use Redkin intense repair. I leave it in for a good 15 to 30 minutes then I rinse with cold water.
As for the comfort; I love the security and fit. I think that a wig that is customized to fit your head exactly yeilds the most natural look. I also love that I don't have to do my hair everyday. I do experience sweating and oiliness. It's worse at the end of the day. If it gets too bad I just take it off and wipe the cap and my head. It's not that much of an inconvinience for me. I personally wouldn't work out in it though. I just don't like the feel of sweat pouring down my neck, face, and ears. It does get very slippery when that happens. I've heard of a girl who wears a bandana over hers to prevent slipping. It just depends on what you feel is more comfortable for you. Well, I hope I was able to be of some help. Good luck on whatever you choose to do!
Comment by Joy on January 26, 2010 at 11:56am
Thanks sgomez,Thea and Cindy!! Your input is valuable to me!!! Thea i sent a message on your page. You guys are all wonderful!!
Comment by Kerryluvshair on April 12, 2010 at 12:59pm
Hi Joy its Kerry. When I do decide on a wig I will post my pic :) I found a site called Wiggin Out Salon. I read they buy hair from Teens in the United States in College. Anyway if you know anything about the wigs there that would be helpful. They have a wig maker that designs and makes the wigs. If you or anyone here has been there please please let me know. They had really good testimonials and reviews. But you know that its not the same for everyone. I am checking out New Freedom to. I am doing my research this time :)


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