These videos and tips are designed to guide our customers through the wig installation and styling processes. Listen and read carefully and take notes!
Caring For Your Wig
Proper care is essential for a long-lasting wig. Here are some tips to help your wigs stay perfect!
- Do not use shampoo on your wigs. Shampoo can be very harsh and the best option for cleaning them is co-washing! I suggest letting the unit sit in Silicon Mix for 15 minutes whenever you cleanse the wig.
- Try to let the wig air-dry rather than blow-dry. Blow drying can cause unnecessary heat damage, breakage, and shedding. If you have the time, let the hair air dry.
- Detangle the hair while wet, starting from the ends and moving up to the root as detangling becomes easier.
- If you sleep in your wigs, make sure you wear a satin bonnet or scarf and that the hair is 100% dry.
What are frontals and closures?
There are many types of parting spaces on wigs: 4x4, 5x5, 13x6, 2x6, etc. These numbers are the measurements for the amount of parting space (lace space) that is available on the wig. A 4x4 closure is a 4-inch square, 13x4 frontal is a 13-inch by 4-inch rectangle. Both closures and frontals can be worn with or without adhesive, but they do have key differences. Closures only cover a small portion of your hairline. For example, a 5x5 closure covers 5 inches of your hair line and that's the only space the hair can be parted. Frontals cover your entire hairline from ear to ear and are always 13 inches in length. Frontals have full hairline parting ability, but they require a lot of maintenance.
securing your wig
Deciding how to secure your wigs will depend on your lifestyle, skin type and resources available to you.
- Adhesive (glue) secures the wig for about 2 weeks and works best for people who don't sweat a lot and have non-oily skin. Glue is removed with a removing agent, such as alcohol.
- Glueless installs involve an elastic band inside the wig that holds the wig tight on your head and you to easily switch between wigs and take your wigs off at night.
- Extra-strong hold hair gel, such as Got2b Glued, is an in-between option which secures the wig for a few days and is easily removed with water.
Different lace colors
There are 4 main colors of lace: Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown, and Transparent (clear/white). We mainly sell Transparent wigs because it allows the lace to be customized to any skin color. Lace color can be customized using makeup or a lace tint, such as our Skin Spray.
Different LAce Types
There are general 3 types of lace: Swiss, Transparent, and HD. Swiss is the most common type of lace and comes in the various colors (light brown, medium brown, dark brown). Transparent lace is slightly thinner than Swiss Lace and allows for full customization to any skin tone. HD lace is the highest-quality lace because it is ultra thin allowing it to blend in naturally with any skin tone. You will notice that HD lace, is more expensive than Transparent or Swiss Lace due to its thinness. There is also an alternative to HD lace called Invisible Lace and the quality is in between that of HD and Swiss Lace. ( HD > Invisible > Transparent > Swiss)
What is Knot Bleaching?
To understand knots and knot bleaching, you must understand how a frontal/closure is made. Hair is attached to frontals and closures by tying a knots through the holes in the lace. These knots look like little bugs in your scalp when they are black (or any dark color). Stylists bleach the knots to change them to a scalp-like color. Bleaching the knots is essential in making your wig look as natural as possible. Sometimes the knots are too large for perfect bleaching. We offer knot bleaching services to create less work for our customers! Results may vary.
What is toning?
Toning is used to neutralize the brassy and orange tones usually found in blonde hair. There are several ways to tone the hair including using a toner, toning shampoo, or simply coloring the hair. We use a purple shampoo rinse to carefully and evenly tone our 613 wigs to platinum blonde. If you have not toned hair before, we highly suggest purchasing the toning service along with your 613 wig because, due to the light color of the hair, any mistake is visible and can result in an uneven application.
How to measure your head
All of Syd's wigs are a medium size cap (22.5" circumference). See the diagram below for how to measure your head to ensure our wigs will fit. If you need a different size cap, Contact Us and we'll see if we can get it for you!
**Some of these pictures were not originally produced by me (Syd). I do not claim them as my own, I only use them to explain concepts.**