imageIn order for your hairpieces to last, special care has to be given to them. In fact, hairpieces should be cared for as well as your own natural hair.   Here, we will provide written instructions and/or video tutorials on various products and processes.

How much weft hair should I order? This depends on the texture of hair you select as well as the style you would like to achieve. Typically if you are simply going for added volume 4oz/100 grams/1 package is enough and at least 8oz to 10 oz/200+ grams, 2+ package for a full head. Please keep in mind that the longer the length the less volume there is so you should buy accordingly.

What type or texture should I order? When completely eliminating your natural hair the sky is the limit! Whichever look you desire is fine because you don’t have to worry about blending your hair. If you are having a difficult time deciding what texture is closest to your own, we recommend you purchase some samples to compare textures.

How long will the Remy hair last? With proper hair care and maintenance your hair can last up to one year.

Can the hair be color treated? The undyed/untreated hair may be color treated. We recommend that you consult with an experienced hair care professional.

What is “bulk” hair used for? There are several different extension methods, however it is typically used for braiding. It is a bulk or bundle of loose hair without a weft, which is why it is shipped, tied in a bundle to keep it together. Please go to a professional when getting your hair braided with cuticle hair. It is not the same as store bought hair and will tangle and matt if not braided with root end up.

What is “wefted” hair? It is loose hair that has been taken and applied to a weft or track. (weave)

What are “skin” or “tape” wefts? Skin or taped wefted hair is usually attached with tape or hair glue and are used to add fullness and length between your existing hair. They can easily be applied very close to your scalp, not on your scalp. With a proper tutorial you’ll be able to install these beautiful hair pieces on your own.

What are Clip-In Hair Extensions? Clip-In Hair Extensions is a quick, temporary “Do It Yourself” approach to hair extension system with no long-term bonding. Clip-In Hair Extensions are easily affixed and can be perfectly matched and blended with your own hair. Hair extensions are used to extend the length of hair, provide volume, or add highlights to your natural hair. All Clip-In hair extensions come in one or multiple pieces (wefts) of varying widths. These extensions can be clipped-in or out in minutes and are practically invisible. Clip-In Hair Extensions are by far the fastest and most affordable way to enhance the look of your hair without breaking the bank or damaging your natural hair.

What is the difference between synthetic and human hair extensions? Hair extensions made from human hair can be dyed, heated (curled or straightened), styled, washed, and treated like your own natural hair. Hair extensions made from synthetic hair are sensitive to the sun, don’t last as long as human hair, but are inexpensive compared to human hair.

How long do the extensions take to put in? Clip in extensions take less than 5 minutes to put in & about 60 seconds to take out! Taped wefts take about 20 minutes to install. Sewn in wefts take at hour or more to install.

What’s the best way to store Clip-In Hair Extensions? For best appearance, clip-in hair extensions should be stored away when completely dry. Lay them in a flat position in plastic bags, or an airtight container, like a shoe box for instance, and store away from direct sunlight, preferably in a dark place, like a closet shelf, cabinet or dresser drawers.

What is Virgin Human hair? It’s hair that is in its purest state, raw and unprocessed. Virgin hair is remy hair. Each strand is hand selected and strands are kept in a uniform direction.

What is Remy Hair? Remy hair is selected “root end first “ from one donor. Cuticles are kept intact and each hair strand is kept in one direction. This process is necessary for stronger, healthier, long lasting, beautiful hair.

What is the difference between Single drawn and Double drawn hair? Single drawn hair is cut and gathered as a ponytail from one donor. Therefore, there are a few natural shorter strands within a bundle of hair. The very short hairs have been removed. That’s why the hair may be sold 15” to 18” because there are a few 15” to 17” strands within the bundle. Many people are misinformed that the shorter hairs are split ends.

Double drawn hair contains only hair of the same length. This type of hair is double processed to draw out the shorter lengths. Sometimes it is cut. It can take 10 lbs. of hair to produce 1 lb. of 18” double drawn . This is very expensive one as this procedure is done by hand. Thus, 4 oz. of 18” inches of Remy hair has hair lengths of 18″ only.

What is a hand tied weft? The hand-tied weft is the most exclusive on the market. It is not the traditional machine weft. This weft is micro-thin in size,very strong, and undetectable. These wefts must not be cut. When installing in your hair we suggest folding the weft over and continuing to sew until end of weft. If you cut the weft it should be sealed with fabric glue or nail glue to prevent unraveling, or you can simply tie off the ends. This is the best quality and highly sought after weft on the market. The weft eliminates most shedding. We will gladly secure the weft for you for a nominal fee. Email us for more details.

What is a lace wig? A lace wig, also called a lace “unit”, “hair system” or “cranial hair prosthetic”, are hair extensions that create the illusion that hair is growing out of one’s scalp, and therefore is one of the most natural looking extensions on the market. This is achieved by the method of the lace wig construction. A fine lace material is used as the base where individual hairs are meticulously hand tied onto the lace. The term ‘full lace’ denotes that the base cap is made fully of lace, while ‘lace front’ wigs have lace in front and different materials at the back of the cap. One is also able to purchase a ‘lace frontal’ hair piece that can be used with weaving wefts. With this arrangement, the wefts are glued or sewn into one’s hair and the lace frontal applied only at the hairline.

There are typically two types of lace materials used to make the base cap- Swiss and French lace. Swiss lace is very fine and delicate and is the most undetectable choice. Though French lace is not as undetectable (but also a suitable choice), its advantage is that it is more durable over time.

What is the difference between a lace front and a full lace wig? A lace front wig has lace material only in the front of the wig creating a natural hairline in the front of the unit. A full lace unit has lace around the entire hairline, enabling a natural hairline that you can wear in a high ponytail.

Are lace wigs only for people with hair loss or short hair? Lace wigs are wearable no matter how much hair you have. It is your choice on how to prep your hair underneath by braiding or wrapping. We give you instructions on how to wear your wig.

Do I have to shave my edges to wear a lace wig? Absolutely not. Never shave your hair to attempt to fit into a wig that is too small. Make sure that you buy a good wig that is the right size.

Can I swim or exercise with a lace wig or extensions ? Yes, and you’ll look great while doing it, however, be aware that chlorine and salt water are very damaging to human hair and can result in tangling. To minimize damage, coat your hair in a light oil and make large braids. Afterwards, rinse thoroughly, wash completely with a clarifying shampoo and deep condition. If necessary follow up with a hot oil treatment.

Can I style my lace wig the way I want it? You can customize it anyway you like. Dye (undyed natural colored hair) and cut to your heart’s desire. This is premium cuticle hair and can be styled as you would your natural hair.

How long will my lace wig last? It can last a year or more with proper care AND rotation.

How do I attach the lace wig? It is a very easy process. We give you instructions and recommend products for your lace wig. There are various glues/tapes that you can choose from. We always recommend you go to a professional stylist to discuss your needs.

Can I send in a template of my head? Yes, we accept head templates to achieve the best fit.

Must I glue the wig to my head? There are other methods of attaching your wig. You can also use tape, and they may be sewn on as well.

Can the hair be flat ironed or curled? The hair is 100% human hair that can withstand household styling tools such as curling irons and flat irons. You can wash, set, and style the wig as you would your own hair. But like your natural hair, the hair can get damaged with the misuse and overuse of products.

Can I dye the hair? The technical answer is yes, but we do not recommend any further processing of the hair if it has already been dyed and processed. Further, only experienced colorists should attempt to color the hair. Remember that though the hair is 100% human hair, it is just as prone to damage from excessive processing as your own hair. We cannot and will not be responsible for the results.

Can I part my lace wig and where can lace wigs be parted? Full lace wigs can be parted anywhere on the cap. If you are covering your hair, the trick is to have your parts look natural by either wearing a stocking or wig cap that is close to your skin’s color. Some clients can even get a natural looking part without wearing a wig cap. Please note that we do not return head templates to customers once they are received for production and the use of a template will extend your delivery time by one week.

Is it really undetectable? Once applied correctly our wigs are, indeed, very undetectable. Your admirers may not even believe you if you told them that you were wearing a wig! A custom silk top is the most undetectable wig on the market.

Can I wear different textures and colors than my own? Absolutely! Once you apply beyond your natural hairline, you can go from a long & straight to short & curly. The choice is up to you.

How do lace front wigs differ from “regular” wigs? The main advantage of the full lace wig over other styles is that one can wear their hair in up dos, ponytails, and other styles that expose one’s nape area. Traditional wigs usually preclude these styling options. Lace wigs are also more lightweight and comfortable than traditional wigs due to the minimization of tension on the scalp.

What kind of hair is used? Our wigs are made of 100%  human cuticle hair. Hair is used from one donor (in some cases, it is necessary to use hair from two donors) and its cuticles are aligned in the same direction. This is important because if the cuticles are misaligned, you end up with unruly hair that is prone to excessive matting and tangling. Unlike most of the hair available in your local markets that are unusable after the first wash, our quality hair extensions are soft and natural and will save you lots of money in the long run.

How is the length measured and how do I know what length to buy? The length of our wigs is measured from the crown to the hair’s tip (from front to back). The length of layered hairstyles will be described based on the length of the hair before styling. Use measuring tape to measure from the crown of your head to where you want the hair to fall.

How long can I wear my wig at a time? Your extended wear will depend on what adhesives you use, your body chemistry and how your skin responds to the adhesives, and how frequently you wish to re-apply. We stress that it is important for you to be mindful of your hair and scalp condition underneath during extended wear. Most clients achieve a 1-2 week hold with the right adhesive, washing and nurturing their own hair in between applications. If you are bald or have significant hair loss, you are likely to achieve a much longer hold.

What density should I order and why does it matter? The density refers to how thick the hair is and what density you order is really based on personal choice. Most women achieve a natural appearance with light to medium or medium density; however, your choice will depend on your styling preferences and individual profile.

How often should I was my hair? Make sure to shampoo your hair at least once a week. If you lead an active lifestyle, use excessive product or feel that your hair has become dry substitute conditioner for shampoo during your weekly wash. Wash your hair in a downward motion, working conditioner from the top down in one motion.

What products should I use to maintain my hair? Many shampoos and conditioners contain harsh, drying sulfates that are extremely damaging to hair (ammonium laureth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, etc.). These common detergents found in shampoos make curly hair frizzy and uncooperative. Sulfate free shampoos and conditioners should be used. Also, conditioner alone can be used sufficiently to clean the hair (co-washing). Also, more gentle shampoos that contain mild cleansers (i.e. cocamidopropyl betaine or coco betaine) can be used occasionally or more often for wavier hair types. Pick an appropriate product for the care of your new hair. Use a good quality shampoo, your stylist can advise you what product is best for your hair.

Use a good (leave-in) conditioner to keep your hair soft. Avoid hair products that contain alcohol which can make the hair very dry. Also remember that many styling products can cause build up over time. It is recommended that a deep cleansing shampoo be used once or twice a month to remove build-up. Build-up can make the hair dry and can cause tangling. Use moisturizers to avoid this problem.

Heat is one of your hair’s biggest enemies. The more you use on it, the shorter the life span of your hair. Use heat in moderation. Do not use high temperatures. High temperatures can damage the hair, including permanently altering the hair texture. Always use a heat protector prior to using heat.

What’s so special about sulfate free products?

Shampoo and conditioner formulated with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Ether Sulfate (SLES) contain salts and chemicals which typically dry out the hair cuticle and follicle so badly, they often cause irreparable damage to your scalp. Although SLS is a well known cleansing agent, it is found in many hair conditioners as well. The high salt content of this chemical defeats the purpose of the conditioner, by parching your tresses, drying out your scalp, and fading color treated hair. It’s also been found that high concentrations of SLS in shampoo and bubble bath actually eat away the natural lipids that moisturize your skin. If you’ve been suffering from dry, itchy skin and/or minor hair loss, SLS may be the reason why. Open hair follicles actually die when exposed to an overload of SLS, which is readily absorbed by the skin. Did you know that SLS is a common de-greaser found in industrial and engine cleaners? Pretty disturbing that millions of people routinely apply this chemical to their hair!

SLS is meant to strip away dirt and oil, which is why it provides the cleansing and foaming properties in many shampoos and soaps. This is also why your hair may feel “squeaky” clean after using a product containing SLS. Cleanliness of course is not a bad thing, but your body produces its natural oils to care for and moisturize your hair and body. When those oils are stripped away, it leaves us with dull, dry hair and lackluster skin that cannot be replenished with topical moisturizers. It will drastically benefit the condition of your skin and hair to find bath and hair products that do not contain any form of SLS or SLES. If your hair feels straw-like or coarse, and appears dry and frizzy, sulfates are probably to blame. Remember, SLS strips the natural oils from your scalp and hair, causing strands to become dry and brittle, eventually leading to breakage. The effects are worse on hair extensions, which do not benefit from the natural oils that natural hair has.

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