How To Care For Your Wig

Investing in anything is a long-term commitment. If you buy a new car for example, you’ll have it serviced and ensure that it is well maintained. You wouldn’t open a new bank account and then simply leave it without periodic review. Any financial expenditure should be carefully decided upon, and once the money has been spent you need to ensure that you undertake the best practices to protect your assets. Wigs are no different.

Firstly, wigs can be expensive, costing from few hundred, to thousands of pounds. They are not bought as a one off, rather they are likely to be used frequently if not daily. How you look after your wig is therefore key to ensuring that it looks as good in 12 months’ time, and beyond, as it did the day you bought it from the fitter. So if you are in the process of purchasing a wig, or if you’ll likely need one at some point in the near future, here we’ll look at the best practices to ensure that your investment holds its appeal, style and value.

 

Experts

Like anything, if you want to get the best advice, you should ask an expert. In this case a recognised fitter. If you are looking for longevity, and you should be, then how you treat your wig from day one will be key. Ask as many questions as you can think of at the fitting – maybe even prepare a list, and make sure that you discuss aftercare. A good fitter will see your wig not as a sale, but as an investment in you. If you think that their concern will end once they have sold you the wig, perhaps you should find a different fitter. A good, professional and expert fitter will help you establish good and proper maintenance and care regimes, and moreover tell you what not to do! Seek out their knowledge and experience and use it to your advantage, after all you are giving them some good business.

 

Know The Difference

You can purchase wigs that are made up from synthetic fibres or from actual human hair. Not only are these different in appearance and style etc. but their aftercare differs greatly too. You’ll be following a different schedule for synthetic or human hair, so make sure you know the basis of your own wig. Each individual wig should come with its own care guidelines, and if not make sure you ask.

Generally speaking though, synthetic wigs are a little less intensive when it comes to aftercare. They probably need washing after about 8 wears as opposed to more frequently for human hair. They probably take a little less styling too. However, unlike natural hair wigs, they don’t take well to recolouring or restyling and you will probably only be able to keep the wig as it was first purchased. As such they are less versatile, but that is perhaps the trade-off for easier care practices.

It is important that you use only the right products on any wig, to ensure that you minimise the risk of damage, which may not be capable of being rectified. Some products contain chemicals that can permanently damage a wig especially synthetic wigs as their make-up is not natural. Again, the advice of the provider is key.

 

Styling

Often hairspray is the go to styling agent of choice, but this can irreparably damage a wig, causing it to become greasy or tangled and perversely thus making it harder to style. There are specific products available for wigs, but even these should be used conservatively and with professional advice.

Hair is often heated using tongs or hair driers. However heat is the enemy of wigs, especially synthetic ones. Only minimum use on natural wigs is recommended too. It’s also suggested that you do not sleep in your wig, as they are no different to your natural hair, in that they’ll become tangled and knotted. The problem though is that it takes much more time/effort to untangle a wig, and it may even cause damage. Removing the wig when you shower or swim as often as possible, and preferably every time can avoid the same sort of problems.

 

Care

As well as washing your wig, according to its guidelines, there are other suggestions to note. You may still have some of your own hair, if say your loss is partial. You’ll need to take good care of this, as well as the wig as they will come into contact with one another. Also you’ll need to maintain your own hair to ensure that it continues to match the partial wig. Finally it is suggested that you refrain from cutting your wig. It is best to leave it as purchased, even if you are tempted to trim it a little. One cut would soon become two and before you know it you may have ruined the whole appearance of the wig. It hasn’t grown or changed, so there should be no need for scissors at any point. Taking proper care on a day-to-day basis is the best way to avoid the temptation.

A good wig is an investment in yourself and you deserve only the best after all. It will boost your confidence, self-esteem and happiness. You’re already suffering from the trauma of hair loss, so you should ensure that you get proper expert advice and thereafter follow it. Simple steps, as highlighted above, will help maintain that initial feeling when you first bought your beautiful wig. You can experience that same lift every time, it just takes a little effort.

A Dignified Fight

Sadly, illness can strike anyone at any time. Some are more fortunate and have a full and speedy recovery, or at worse their suffering is short term. But for others even the name of their condition itself is impactful. Nowhere is this more true than it is with cancer.

It is a word that invokes both fear and dread; a diagnosis that people hope to avoid and something, which is still not fully comprehended. Yet the shocking truth of the matter is that many of you will receive the diagnosis in your lifetime or know/be related to a cancer sufferer. For something that seems to emanate from the very darkest of shadows, it is unfortunately extremely prevalent.

When faced with a cancer diagnosis obviously the fears become real and it will undoubtedly hit home and moreover, hit hard. What should not be forgotten however is that there are many people who are battling cancer right now, and many more who have beaten it completely. As medicine is developing, the success rates in defeating and overcoming cancer are rising and survival rates improving greatly. Today, whilst a diagnosis might feel like it’s “the end” it doesn’t have to be that way.

You should always remember that a life with cancer is still a life. So here we look at how subtle changes and approaches can help you get the most out of your life with cancer. Specifically we’ll address the issues of physical appearance and how your body might change due to the condition or even the treatment you receive. Moreover we’ll examine what you can do to ensure that the tough fight you’re already engaging in is fought in a positive and successful way. It’s time to strike back with a dignified fight.

 

What Physical Changes Might You See?

Both the treatment you may receive and the cancer itself can affect your physical appearance. Macmillan Cancer Support, the charity perhaps most often associated with cancer care, have dedicated web content relating to this very topic, the same can be found here:-

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/coping/changes-to-appearance-and-body-image

Treatments including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy affect the functions of the human body. Perhaps the most commonly recognised side effect is the potential for loss of hair and it is often the first thought of the patient “what will losing my hair actually mean for me”? Already faced with the difficult task of fighting the condition, there is then the added pressure of your image, esteem and self-confidence. But there are ways in which you can maintain dignity and feel happy in yourself, which in turn will boost your confidence to deal with the condition itself. If you feel happier in how you look and present; if you are able to demonstrate the same persona in public and around friends and family, then you will be more likely to believe you can beat the diagnosis too. Having fewer things to worry about will enable you to focus your attentions to where they are most needed – i.e. you physical health.

 

Dealing With Hair Loss

Your emotions may be “all over the place”. It can be very upsetting to find that your hair is falling out, or even to contemplate the possibility that it might. You may feel uncomfortable, suffer from raised anxiety or hold the belief that you’ll suddenly be the focus of other people’s attention, something that you could probably do without. Even friends and family might not know how to “act” around you and might not know what to say or do. Talking to them might help, but sometimes talking to someone removed from your personal situation may be preferable. Whatever you’re thinking, remember that you are not alone. There is support and in addition there are steps you might choose to take.

Macmillan have a telephone helpline in addition to their web content and this will put you in contact with people who understand, empathise and can offer helpful advice, tips, or just an ear to listen to you. The helpline number is 0808 808 00 00, and is open 7 days a week between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

 

Options

It is probably best to think your options through as soon as possible. There are probably more options available that you might have imagined, but of course, it isn’t something that you’ve probably considered. However, from hats and scarves, to bandanas and wigs, there are choices.

Some people may choose to embrace the change, but everybody is of course different. For those who choose action, one of the most effective steps involves the use of wigs. You may not want people to know that you have cancer, or you may decide that you want to maintain your previous physical appearance. There are partial or full wigs, those made with synthetic hair, and those consisting of real human hair. Some are even available on the NHS. There are many choices, styles and options available. Gone are the fears that it will be obvious to other people that you are wearing one, though this remains one of the biggest fears. You’ll be able to carry on with your life, looking as if nothing has changed.

Being diagnosed with cancer will feel life changing, but you can still enjoy your life, with your family and friends but most of all with yourself. You can feel comfortable in yourself, live as normal life as possible and present yourself in the same, confident, positive and passionate manner as you did before the diagnosis. You may need a little help, but help is there. You just have to ask.

Dealing with Hair Loss During Cancer Treatment

If you are undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment then as well as dealing with the sickness and exhaustion, it’s also likely that you will experience some degree of hair loss. For many women, the hair loss associated with chemotherapy is the most emotionally charged and upsetting part of their cancer treatment. Their hair is an integral part of how they seem themselves and they don’t quite know how to approach living without it.

 

Some women choose to shave their hair at the start of their treatment so that they can be in control of how and when their hair falls out but deciding what to do next can still be difficult. The good news is that there are a wide range of stylish simple wigs and great sophisticated head options available now. If you don’t want to embrace and expose your thinning hair or shaved head, then you don’t have to. Here are some of the options available to you to help you deal with hair loss during cancer treatment.

 

Wigs and Other Head Coverings

There are a range of different head coverings for you to choose from including wigs and turbans. Those are the most popular options.  Many women choose to embrace the process and have fun with their hair, experimenting with new hair styles and hair colours that they might not have tried before and trying out different types of turbans and scarves.

 

Before you take the plunge and shave your head, we recommend that you take plenty of pictures of your existing hairstyle from all angles. This will be particularly important if you want to choose a wig that resembles your original hair as closely as possible. These photos will also provide a useful point of reference when choosing other colours and styles that will suit your skin tone and face shape.

 

Some people find it difficult to get used to wearing a wig. Chemotherapy can leave your skin feeling sensitive, hot and itchy and for some this means that wearing a wig is irritating. One solution to that is to wear a wig cap or wig liner underneath your wig. This can protect your scalp while making the wig fit even more securely. These wig liners or caps also absorb sweat and oils from your scalp to protect your wig while keeping you more comfortable.

 

Another option is to wear a head scarf or turban, instead. These tend to be more lightweight than wigs and, because they are made of soft fabrics, they are also less likely to leave you feeling itchy or uncomfortable. Turbans and chemo hats can be particularly good if you are battling fatigue due to the chemotherapy as these types of head coverings are simple to put on and don’t require the styling that some wigs do.

 

Remember, don’t give up. It might take some experimentation to find the wig, turban, or other head covering that works best for you. Your needs can also change as hair loss begins, chemo continues, and then your hair begins to regrow after your cancer treatment has been completed. If you are in our area you can arrange a private appointment with us for a fitting so you can find your perfect looks. If you are located further away, feel free to contact our helpful team. Our experts will be happy to assist you.

 

Looking After Your Hair

Once your treatment has ended and your hair begins to grow back, it is important that you look after the emerging hairs so that it grows back as strong and as healthy as possible. In order to do this, you should wash your hair every two to three days, and only wash it with gentle, unmedicated products. If you’re having radiotherapy then ask your doctors whether you can wash your hair with shampoo at all. If that’s allowed your medical team may also be able to recommend which brands will work best for your unique situation.

 

Other tips to remember are when you’re drying your hair don’t rub it too hard with your towel. This could cause damage to your newly emerging hairs and could even lead them to fall out. Using a pillowcase that is made from natural fibres will help to protect your hair from damage while you sleep.  Finally, protect your scalp from heat and cold. Using a wig, turban, scarf, or other hair covering is the easiest and most fashion-forward way to do this.

 

Coping with the Emotional Implications

Whilst looking after your hair and buying a wig can help you deal with the practical implications of hair loss, they cannot help you to deal with the emotional implications. Some of the best ways to prepare for losing your hair include talking to your friends and family and relying on their support or attending a support group for other cancer patients. There you will be able to talk to people who are going through the same thing and exchange tips on how to cope. Looking like your pre-cancer self and feeling better about your appearance could help you remain motivated as you continue your cancer treatments.

The Best Winter Wig Styles for Winter 2018

Winter is about to arrive. While we might both look forward to and dread the cold, there are plenty of reasons to cheer the arrival of winter fashions. There is something special about switching to a new colour palette for each season and the scarves, jumpers, and coats for the cooler weather allow us to add special bits of flair to our wardrobes. However, updating our hair for the winter is one of the best ways to embrace the season. Here are simply the best ladies’ wigs for winter 2018.

Winter-Ready Supplex Petite Human Hair Wig | Joseph’s Wigs

Rich Hues

Winter is the ideal time to try a new colour. If you want a subtler change, think about going a few shades darker than your usual summer colour. Think in terms of warm colours that make you feel cosy. Reds, coppers, and mahogany are all great choices. Blondes can switch to a more golden blood or select a wig with darker roots. The dark roots add a depth to your hairstyle while allowing even a paler blond to look winter appropriate.

 

If your usual hair colour is a medium brown or darker, consider purchasing a wig with red or copper highlights to embrace the winter colour scheme. The Supplex Petite Human Hair Wig in the on-trend colour of dark cherry rooted. The rich highlights in the hand-tied wig are perfect for catching the light of a fireplace on a cosy romantic night.

 

Luscious Lengths

Thinking of going longer? Winter is an ideal time to try longer tresses. The cooler weather makes the longer hair more comfortable and the stylish length pairs well with winter fashions. The festive season usually means more parties to attend so look for a wig that can be styled into updos and other hairstyles so you are ready to look fabulous at parties throughout the winter season.

 

Daring Pixies

Short hair has made a huge comeback. From our favourite rock stars to the Dames we’ve long loved on the silver screen, pixie haircuts have become incredibly stylish. While you might not think of going short for the cold season, think of how captivating short haircuts are when worn with a sporty knit cap or matched with a woolly scarf. They can be a particularly wonderful option for busy winter days of shopping, dinners out, and sports. They can transition easily from a cold day outdoors bundled up with a hat and scarf to the warmer weather inside. In fact, heating systems can make rooms uncomfortably warm so a pixie can be the perfect way to be ready for the temperature change between inside and outside.

 

Touchable Curls

After so many years where straightened hair was ubiquitous, it is a joy to see waves and curls back into the fashion. This year’s top wigs include a range of looks to help you capture this trend from short haircuts to long locks of curls. Select from our pre-styled wigs or our human and synthetic wigs that can go from straight to curls with heat styling tools. No longer do you have to bemoan being born without curly hair or spending hours trying to battle your hair to get it to curl just right.

 

Seductive Silvers

This season’s new blonde is silver. This colour trend is capturing the attention of women of all ages. This could be a dramatic break from your natural colour or a way to combine your flattering natural colour with the contemporary style of today’s modern wigs. Either way, it is bound to be a head-turner.

 

Silver hair can be a bold and flattering colour for many different skin tones. This winter hue can be a lovely way to embrace the season while providing an attractive frame to highlight your eyes. If you want to ease into the silver haired look, start with a wig that has darker roots to go with the silver tresses.

 

If you’re thinking of taking a bold fashion step, winter is the ideal time. With more hours spent indoors, you can make the most of your new hairstyle while you share the festive season with others. If you’re more cautious, you can still enjoy an updated look for the season without straying too far from your comfort zone. In fact, this is the best time to make a change. As you switch to winter clothing, your subtle change in hairstyle will be appreciated as natural part of your overall cold weather fashions. You can mix and match your new hair style with your cosy clothing for the winter.

How to Choose the Best Wig Care for Winter

Diamonds aren’t a girl’s best friend. A good wig is. Your wig will enable you to experiment with your hairstyles, offer protection for your scalp, and make your hair look fuller and healthier than ever before. During the winter months your wig will become even more important as it can protect your scalp and ensure that you’ll never have to worry about having a bad hair day again.

 

Not only do we stock simply the best ladies’ wigs for winter 2018, we’ve also got all the tips and advice you need to take care of your wigs properly throughout the winter. Here’s everything you need to know.

Winter Wig Care with the Revlon Wig Care Kit | Joseph’s Wigs

Choosing the Right Wig

Wearing wigs in the winter can be easier than in the summer because you don’t have to worry about summer humidity affecting the condition of your hair. Heat and sweat are no longer as much of a concern once the weather cool and there is less chance of your scalp becoming hot, itchy, and uncomfortable under your wig when the temperatures are cooler. That means that you can choose wigs that are longer, heavier, and more flamboyant during the winter but that doesn’t mean that you won’t need to take care of your wig. You will need to take careful care of your wig if it becomes wet. A wet wig should be left to dry naturally. Regardless of whether you are wearing a human hair wig or a synthetic wig, heat drying your wig could leave it feeling brittle and dry and could actually shorten its lifespan. If your wig gets wet, let it dry naturally. If it has been exposed to snow or rain that contains contaminants like pollution then you should wash your wig using a shampoo and conditioning treatment designed for your type of wig. Then let it air dry.

 

If you’re worried about winter winds tangling the strands of hair in your wig or disturbing the style, buy a head wrap, hat, or scarf that you can use to cover your hair when you are walking outside. This will protect your hair from the elements and help to keep it in tip top condition for as long as possible.

 

Add Extra Conditioner to Your Wig in Winter

Indoor winter air tends to be dry thanks to heating systems. That means it is important that you keep your wig soft and moisturized. Winter weather can make our skin, lips, and our hair become dry and damaged. Cold air is also dry which cause wigs that aren’t properly washed and conditioned to attract more static electricity or even age prematurely. In order to prevent this damage, you should use a wig shampoo and a particularly moisture-rich leave-in conditioner designed for wigs at least once a week on your wig during winter months.

 

Choose Your Outfits Wisely

Another thing you should do to ensure your wig stays in tip top condition is to think about what clothing you wear during the winter months. Certain synthetic fabrics (such as nylon wool and faux fur) can cause considerable amount of static electricity and these will negatively impact on your wig, regardless of whether it is a synthetic wig or a human hair wig.

 

Try to avoid wearing rough fabrics or other materials that will have extensive contact with your wig. You don’t want to risk causing damage to your wig by subjecting it to excessive wear against an abrasive surface. If you do want to wear a winter coat with a tough outer layer you might wish to consider wrapping your hair in a silk scarf. This will protect it from any damage.

 

Have Fun!

Above all, winter wig wearing is about having fun. Winter brings Halloween, Christmas, and New Year, and all of the parties that comes with these celebrations. That means that now is the perfect time to invest in a fun, party wig and have fun with your style. Wig wearing allows you to achieve hair styles you might never have thought possible with your natural hair so embrace this and embrace the fun of wearing a wig. Try extra length, add a blunt fringe or simply choose a showstopping colour. The world is your oyster. Why choose something boring when you could choose something fun instead?

 

Take Car

In the summer sweaty days in the park are a reminder to regularly clean our wigs. Don’t let this routine fall away once you reach cooler weather. Spending more time indoors could mean more exposure to smoke from fireplaces or cigarettes. A regular routine of cleaning and conditioning your wig will still be important and using a wig stand can help maintain the shape of your wig as it dries.

Easy Care Options for Women with Hair Loss

There are many reasons why women experience hair loss. There are medical conditions, in addition to hair loss due to chemotherapy, that can cause hair to thin. In addition, many women experience a loss of hair volume as they age. While many women wear wigs simply for fashion and convenience reasons, for women with hair loss, wigs can take on an even more important role. Luckily for those of us who are busy, there are stylish simple wigs and great sophisticated head options that can be a complement to anyone’s personal panache. Find out ways to incorporate the latest headwear fashions into your life, without having to dedicate a big chunk of your day to washing and styling.

 

Pre-Styled Wigs

We spend a lot of our lives working on our hair. Washing, blow drying, curling, and straightening all take plenty of effort each week. Add to that the regular visits to the salon for haircuts, highlights, or other colouring and there is a considerable amount of energy put into the final style we display to the world. That’s where pre-styled wigs can be tremendous time and energy savers.

The Connie Wig by Amore Short and Easy Style | Joseph’s Wigs

Many of our wigs come pre-cut and styled into the fashionable looks you want but without all the fuss required. You can put them on and be ready to walk out the door. This can be an enormous help to anyone who lives a busy life but it can be particularly important to someone dealing with chemotherapy or facing other health issues. Because wigs don’t accumulate oil and sweat from the scalp as quickly as natural hair, they don’t need to be shampooed as often. After washing they can quickly be finger styled back into place and then allowed to air dry. This makes our pre-styled wigs ideal for anyone who is short of time.

 

Turbans

Another fast option for women with hair loss is to wear a turban. This is a look made famous by women of the silver screen but given new life in recent years by some of today’s top celebrities. We have a lovely assortment of attractive styles of turbans that are ready to wear, no wrapping or tying necessary. Our turbans are specially designed for women with hair loss so that they provide full scalp coverage, even at the nape of the neck and on the sides of the head. They are designed to slip on easily, fit comfortably, and stay securely in place. Turbans are made out of soft material that is very gentle on the skin. That can make them particularly good options for women who have sensitive scalps. That is a common problem for women undergoing chemotherapy or faced with other medical issues.

 

Scarves

Headscarves can be a great option for women with hair loss. They are great as a fast covering for your head or for making fashion-forward turban-style headwraps. Some scarf tying techniques do require a little effort but they can be fast compared to styling a head of hair or adding hairpieces. Scarves are versatile so you can quickly rework the style as your day turns into evening, if so desired. Scarves can also be worn on their own or combined with wigs to create different styles. Tying a scarf over a wig can be particularly helpful in the winter since it will help keep the scalp warmer while making the wig more secure, even when faced with chilly breezes.

 

Hats

There are a number of styles of hats make especially for women with hair loss. Knitted caps can keep your head warm and protected in cooler weather while you look perfect for winter fun. Sports caps are also fast to slip on so you can quickly get on with your day. They can provide the comfort and style you’re looking for during your daily workout or for errands around town. Keep in mind that traditional styles of hats don’t provide enough coverage around the sides and back of the head for women with hair loss. That’s why it is important to buy hats that have been specifically designed for women who have thinning hair or hair loss.

 

Remember, you don’t have to pick one option. It’s good to have a few different head coverings on hand so you can have the right thing to wear, no matter what’s on your schedule for the day. Having variety can provide you with chances to express your personality or your mood for the day and so you have the right thing to wear, not matter what activities are ahead of you. Having plenty of options can be particularly important if you’ve been worried that hair loss might limit you. Boldly wear the colours and styles you like the best and whatever makes you feel fabulous.

How to Add Headscarves to Your Winter Wardrobe

Women often make the most of headscarves in the summer when they want a cool and comfortable option. Scarves, however, can make a wonderful addition to your wardrobe throughout the year. Here’s your chance to find out the benefits of headscarves as an attractive, stylish option to ladies’ wigs after the weather turns cooler.

The Soft & Stylish Mantra Scarf Long | Joseph’s Wigs

The Wig & Scarf Duo

Winter weather can be unpredictable. That can be wear combining your usual wig with a scarf makes plenty of sense. Brave the cold winter winds with more confidence by pairing your wig with a scarf. Roll or fold the scarf into a narrow strip. Then tie the scarf around the front of your head and tie it in at the nape of your neck. This will provide a stylish flair while adding extra security to keep your wig firmly in place, in spite of the weather.

 

Tying a scarf around your wig can provide additional warmth, helping to keep your scalp and the back of your neck protected and more comfortable. A scarf can provide an update to your regular summer look, providing a way to embrace the change of seasons without needing to change to a different wig.

 

To help protect your wig and scalp, fold a square-shaped scarf into a triangle. Centre the longest side in the middle of your forehead and tie the ends together at the nap of your neck. This will not only help keep your head warmer, snow will land on your scarf instead of your wig, helping to keep it drier.

 

Timeless Scarf Turbans

For an easy look for the winter, you can skip your wig and tie a scarf around your head instead. Turbans are a long-standing fashion trend, made popular during the early days of the silver screen. Today we see top celebrities wearing turbans as a stylish way to greet the day. They are perfect for times when you don’t want to worry about having a bad hair day.

 

Another benefit of wearing scarves in the winter is they are soft and gentle on your scalp. Winter’s cold weather can mean hours spent indoors, surrounded by the overly dry area caused by heating systems. While your furnace is keeping you snug and warm, the resulting low humidity can dry out your skin. That can lead your scalp to become more sensitive. Switching to a scarf can be a fashionable way to give your scalp a break while keeping your scalp protected and warm.

 

If you have sensitive skin, pay close attention to the fabric in the scarf. Many people find wool irritating so, either avoid wool and wool blend scarves or wear a wig cap or other type of scarf between the wool scarf and your scalp.

 

Synthetic fabrics tend to be inexpensive and can feel soft in the store. Keep in mind, however, these types of materials generally don’t allow air flow as much as other types of materials. That can make them warm initially but they might become uncomfortably warm once you’re inside. For sensitive scalps, more breathable materials like bamboo are recommended. Scarves made with bamboo are soft and comfortable to keep you warm in the winter while remaining breathable so your scalp is less likely to become sweaty or overheated.

 

Versatility

Another advantage to scarves in the winter is they can make it quick and easy to change your style for each event. You can wear your usual wig to work but then add a jaunty scarf and you’ll instantly be ready for an evening with friends. Worn alone, your scarf can be tied one way for a day look then retied as a more dramatic turban for a night out on the town. Watch online videos to discover step-by-step instructions on different ways to tie scarves and various techniques for wrapping them for a variety of stylish looks.

 

On days when you don’t want to wear a headscarf, you can still put your scarves to use. Wrap them around your neck for a little added warmth on a chilly winter day or tie them to provide an attractive touch of colour to a suit or dress. For women who are breast feeding, scarves can even come in handy as a privacy shield around the baby to keep him or her protected while nursing. Even on a warm day a scarf can come in handy to keep hairstyles in place on a windy day or protect hair and face from the sun.

Why Ladies’ Wigs Are a Growing Fashion Trend

Wigs haven’t been this popular since the 1960s. Then they were a must-have fashion accessory for women of all ages. Now they’ve come roaring back thanks to celebrities like Lady Gaga. For many women, this new various of an old trend has been a revelation. There have been huge changes in the materials and construction used to create today’s high-quality wigs.

One of the biggest changes in wigs is access to human hair wigs. These provide the natural look many women are seeking. The evolution in wig construction has allowed manufacturers to create wigs that can be styled with parts and exposed hairlines. This is quite the change from the wigs of the 1960s where a fringe was necessary to disguise the cap that was used as a foundation for the wigs.

Find out why wigs are being more popular than ever. Read on to learn more about the growing trend of human hair wigs for the stylish lady.

The Illusion wig by Ellen Wille Primepower Collection

Time Savings

We all love having the perfect outfit for every event. From work to a night out, having time to style and change our hair can cut into our time to have fun. That’s one reason why wigs and hairpieces have become so popular with busy people. They enable us to swap looks with only a few minutes notice so we always have perfect hairdo for whatever invitations come our way. When a big event is on the horizon, one wig can even be styled in an updo ahead of time so that it is ready for the big day.

 

Endless Variety

One of the most important things about today’s fashions is the variety. While we can look back at pictures from the 1950s and see everyone wearing variations on the same clothes, now people can pick and choice their own styles. We expect to be able to dress to reflect our own personalities but we also don’t like to be limited.

 

Experimenting with looks for every occasion or to fit our moods has become a way of life. Why let your hair hold you back? Switch hair colours or lengths in a moment so you are ready for the next event. You no longer need to be limited by the hair you were born with. Switch from curly to straight hair. Wear a wig with a conservative haircut to work then, for an evening out, switch to a bold style or an exotic colour.

 

No Commitment

Wigs can enable you to try different hair colours, cuts, and styles – all without needing to make a commitment. So often we try the latest trend in hairstyles only to quickly decide it no longer suits us. With wigs we can switch to a different look whenever we feel like it. No more awkward months or years spent waiting for our hair to grow back out once we decide we want to sport a new hairstyle.

 

Low Maintenance

Another common issue with keeping up with the latest in hairstyles is the time it takes to maintain the look. Many hairstyles require hours of hot curlers, straighteners, and other treatments, just to keep them looking their best. That can mean having to get up earlier each morning in order to have the hairdo put together before work. Frequent trims can be required, particularly for shorter hairstyles. Next, retouching up colour as the roots grow out is a constant battle. Wigs can solve all those problems. Some wigs even come pre-styled so that they are always ready to wear.

 

Wigs have another advantage in that they don’t need to be washed as often as a head of hair. That’s because less oil makes its way from the scalp to the hair shaft. Pre-styled wigs can simply be cleaned with wig shampoo, treated with conditioner, and then finger styled after it has been placed on a wig stand to dry. Instead of spending time struggling with a hair dryer and other styling tools, you can switch to a different wig for the night while you’re waiting for one wig to dry. That way you are never forced to take downtime due to your hair. Instead, you can always be ready to go out at a moment’s notice.

How to Wear a Headscarf and Look Chic

Don’t want to wear your wig every day? You’re not alone. A lot of women are choosing to wear headscarves as an attractive stylish alternative to ladies’ wigs. Headscarves are a great way to compliment and accessorize your outfit. We love headscarves because they are so versatile, comfortable, and easy to wear.

 

If you’ve never worn scarves before then you may find the idea of wearing a headscarf for the first time overwhelming. This is because they can be worn in so many different ways that you might not know where to start. Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Christine Headwear Long Printed Mantra Scarf | Joseph’s Wigs

Here are four fun and chic ways to wear a headscarf, and how you can achieve these styles at home.

 

  1. Wear It as a Turban

One of the most glamourous ways to wear a head scarf is to wrap it high on top of your head to wear it as a turban. Turbans have seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years. Many fashionistas have taken to wearing them over their hair and investing in pre-tied turbans so that they don’t have to learn how to tie them themselves. But tying your own turban is much easier than you might think and the main benefit of tying your headscarf into a turban yourself is that it will fit snugly against your scalp. You can tie it securely in place and have the confidence to know it won’t fall off when you move, run, or generally enjoy life.

 

So how do you tie a turban? Take a square shaped headscarf and fold it in half to form a triangle. Place the base (the longest part) of the triangle against your forehead and then take the two bottom ends, pulling them round to the base of your neck and tie them into a tidy knot. Pull both these ends back round to the top of your head and then tie them in another knot at the front of your head. Tuck in any edges and plump the fabric on your head up until you have a shape that you’re happy with.

 

  1. Create A Loose Fabric Ponytail

If you want to create length and glamour with your headscarf, then creating a fabric ponytail with your headscarf is a great option. This is an ideal choice for women with rounder faces, or those that don’t feel confident without the length of their hair around their face. You can still create the illusion of flattering length without having to wear a wig all the time. This can be particularly helpful if you have sensitive skin and find your wig itchy or uncomfortable.

 

The good news is that this is a style that is incredibly easy to create. In fact, this is one of the easiest ways to tie a headscarf. This scarf tie works best with a long and rectangular scarf or you could opt to create the look by combining one square and one rectangular scarf to create an interesting two-toned effect.

 

Centre the scarf or scarves on your forehead, ensuring that one scarf is folded so that it covers your forehead. Then pull the ends of the scarf to the nape of your head and tie together the ends as if you were tying a low ponytail. Leave the ends of your scarf loose. You can leave the ends down your back or pull them over your shoulder, just as you would with a normal ponytail. Sit back and enjoy your enviable length!

 

  1. A Twisted Crown

Finally, if you want to create a truly chic and high fashion look then why not create a twisted crown with your head scarf? This is a style that will add extra drama to any outfit, but in order to achieve this you will need an extra-long rectangular headscarf. This will enable you to create the required twists.

 

Unlike the other styles, this one will start at the back. Centre your scarf at the nape of your neck, and hold either side tightly, then pull it around to the front of your head, just as you would if you were tying a towel, turban-style, around your head. Twist these two sides and keep twisting, wrapping the twisted rope of scarf around your head as you tie it together. Once you have twisted the scarf all the way around your head, tuck the ends of the scarf under the bottom of your turban at the nape of your head where you started. If needed, secure the ends in place using a couple of hair pins, so that your fun and fashion-forward style will hold all day.

 

  1. Ready to Go

If tying a scarf sounds complicated, never fear. At Joseph’s Wigs we offer a variety of lovely pre-formed turbans that can give you the headscarf look with no twisting or tying required. These turbans fit more like a cap making them easy to put on and take off but with a secure fit. While fashionable turbans are available many places, these turbans are designed to provide full coverage for women with hair loss. Covering the hairline provides an attractive, stylish look that you can wear with confidence.

Choosing the Wig Style That’s Right for You

It doesn’t matter whether you’re purchasing a wig for medical reasons or whether you just want to help your hair look thicker or fuller. The wig you choose will only look fabulous if has been chosen to flatter your face shape and complement your skin tone.

The Stylish Delicate Wig By Ellen Wille | Joseph’s Wigs

Choosing the right wig for you is something that should take care and consideration. We are proud to offer a range of human hair wigs for the stylish lady but whether you’re looking for a human hair wig or a high-quality synthetic wig, it’s important to pick a wig that’s comfortable and flattering. Here’s everything you need to know about finding the perfect wig.

 

Determine Your Face Shape

It’s impossible to work out whether the wig you’ve chosen will suit your face shape if you don’t know what your face shape is. Stand in front of the mirror and look directly at your face, then draw a ring around it on the mirror using something that will wipe away easily, such as a dry erase marker, bar of soap, or a lipstick.

If the shape you are left with is narrower at the jaw than the forehead and if the length of your face is around one and half times the width of your face then you have an oval face shape. The good news is that symmetrical oval faces are the easiest to dress, because almost all wig styles will suit your face. The store is your oyster!

 

If you have a very long and narrow bone structure then you have an oblong shaped face. Women with oblong face shapes also have long and thin necks too. If this is your face shape then you would benefit from looking for a wig with a soft fringe. This will help to shorted the appearance of your face. Curls and waves are also a great choice for you because they will add volume to the side of your head. This will help to create balance by making your face look wider.

 

People with a heart shaped face have a narrow chin and a wide forehead. The best wigs to suit this face shape are ones with subtle layers. Try to choose a wig that fits closely to your head to avoid making it look wider, and avoid short wigs that will make your chin look more pronounced.

 

Finally, if the shape on your mirror closely resembles a circle then it is likely that you have a round face. Round faces are generally characterised by wide foreheads and fullness below the cheekbones. If you’re looking for a wig to complement a round face then you should look for one that has a high crown to add height to your face. Long hair styles are also a great fit. Adding length close to your cheeks will make your face look narrower, whilst anything that will add width along the sides of your face (such as curls) should be avoided.

 

Choosing the Right Colour

If you want your wig to look as natural as possible then you should choose a colour that complements your natural hair colour or one that would enhance your skin tone and your original style. Whilst Kim Kardashian’s famous long blonde wig might look fantastic on her, it certainly doesn’t look natural with her skin tone and eye colour.

 

If you want to step away from your natural hair colour but still choose a wig that looks realistic and suits your skin tone, pick a hair piece in a shade that your hair could naturally achieve. This will typically be no more than two to three shades lighter than your natural hair colour. This might be the colour your hair was when you were younger and spent a summer enjoying the sun. A few shades darker than your usual hair colour can also be a nice change, particularly to set the tone for the winter fashion season. If you’re not sure about what colours or highlights would look best on you, why not ask your hair stylist? She or he will be able to advise you on the type of colour that would best suit you.

 

When thinking about the colour of your wig, remember that you’ll need to maintain that colour. That means using speciality shampoo and conditioner that is designed for your type of wig. Even natural human hair wigs need wig shampoo to protect their shape, colour, and individual strands of hair. Remember that hair that grows from the scalp constantly receives oils from the scalp to keep it conditioned. The cap that is used for the structure of the wig also requires special care in order keep it looking and fitting its best for as long as possible.

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