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Comfortable Wigs

Comfort matters when it comes to your wig as much as it counts for your shoes. Quality is a key factor to comfort. At Woman In Disguise we select wigs that are high quality and are designed to be comfortable.

Cheaper wigs that are typically used for a party or costumes tend to be hot, itchy, and unbreathable due to the low quality materials used in the hair and wig cap.  Party costume wigs are meant to be worn for a couple of hours and then stored away until the next party. But Woman in Disguise wigs are designed to be worn all day and every day.  The reason they are so comfortable is that they are made of high-quality soft materials. They are all about breathability and they also have independent sizing mechanisms, so you can get it to fit your head every day in just the perfect way. Between all of those elements, you truly do get a really comfortable wear.

2019-09-16T16:26:03-07:00September 16th, 2019|

Putting On A Wig

A lot of times women are intimidated by the idea of putting on a wig. The first thing you need to know is that putting on a wig is one of the easiest things you can do. My rule of thumb is that after three times you’re a pro and three times is truly all it takes. This is a really, really easy thing to learn and there are just four basic steps that I think of when putting on my wig.

  1. First, place the front hairline of the wig in the middle of your forehead, about an inch below your natural hairline.  Don’t worry that is below your natural hairline, we are going to adjust the front hairline last.
  2. Next, you are going to find the “tabs”, which are located near the temple area.  I call them “tabs” because they are thicker and have a slight stiffness to them. The tabs are useful to adjust the wig so it is not crooked.  The tabs should be in the same place on each side of your head, in the area between your temple and ear. I also have a great technique for using the tabs for an extra secure fit.
  3. After adjusting the tabs you will secure the wig in the back by pulling it down to just blow your back hairline. Your wig is designed to fit the shape of your head and you will fill when it’s in the right place.
  4. Last step is to revisit the front hairline.  This is where you can adjust the wig hairline just below your natural hairline.  Something you can do with a wig that you can’t do with your hair is change where you place the front hairline.  Don’t be afraid to try different placements. For example, I wear styles that don’t have bangs a little lower because I like the appearance of a smaller forehead.

After your wig is in place, you can style it to your liking.  If you have a monofilament cap or a front lace, you can really play with styling. If you are not what lace front or monofilament mean check out our Blog that explains those terms here (insert blog link).That’s how simple it is. I can guarantee after three times you will be a total Wig Out Expert.

2019-09-16T16:20:10-07:00September 16th, 2019|

Washing and Styling Your Wig

One of the best features of our ready-to-wear hair is that styling is such a minimal part of it!  The wigs are designed to maintain their style wear after wear and wash after wash. It makes it so easy to have the look you love at your fingertips.

When you wash your synthetic wig, you will have to do nothing to get the curl, wave or sleekness to come back after washing. You have minimal styling requirements when it comes to getting the look you love. It is so wonderful to have that look at your fingertips whenever you want it.

There are a few important rules for keeping your wig style looking beautiful.  

  • Use shampoo, conditioner and styling products formulated for synthetic wigs like we offer at Woman In Disguise
  • Let her air dry on w wig stand not a mannequin head
  • Don’t wash her after every wear
  • Be gentle to not pull or tug at the hair fibers

It only takes minutes to wash your wig and when she dries she will be ready-to-wear! 

2019-09-16T16:17:56-07:00September 16th, 2019|

Natural Looking Wigs

A natural looking wig is a must! One of the questions I get most is, “Do I need a real hair wig to have the hair look natural?”.  The answer is absolutely not. I love synthetic wigs and I want to assure you that when you get the right quality synthetic wig, like the wigs we offer at Woman in Disguise, the hair not only looks completely natural, it also feels natural. 

When people hear the word synthetic, a lot of women will think about Halloween wigs.  The wigs you buy from costume shops feel plastic on your head and look very shiny. That is not at all what we are talking about with our synthetic wigs at Women in Disguise.   The high-quality synthetic offered at Woman In Disguise looks and feels like real hair.  Most of my clients are shocked that they can’t tell the difference between synthetic hair and real hair wigs.  The natural look not only comes from the beautiful like real hair but also how it is attached to the wig cap.  The hair is designed to lay and flow like our hair adding to the natural look and feel.  Design features like a lace front wigs and monofilament wigs give you additional natural styling flexibility.  Our synthetic ready-to-wear hair gives you the ability to have your perfect style in minutes and it will always look beautiful and natural.

2019-09-16T16:17:22-07:00September 16th, 2019|

Lace Front and Monofilament Defined

When women start to explore looking for wigs, they will see the terms lace front and monofilament and then confusion kicks in.  I want to break it down for you because it’s really pretty easy. At Woman In Disguise we explain the wig cap structure for every style offered so you know what elements your wig cap contains.

So here are the basics of a lace front and monofilament wig cap.

  • Lace Front:  The purpose of a lace front wig cap is to look just like your natural hairline. The hair is in the lace front cap like our hair is in our scalp. This achieved by each strand of hair being hand placed in a lace like material at the front hairline area.   Some wig caps extend the lace into the partline. This provides a great natural looking hairline with the illusion of seeing your scalp. A lace front wig gives you styling flexibility because you are able to style your wig off your face, including using a clip to pin the hair back.  Our Essential Wig Cap offers a lace front and our Essential Plus Wig Cap offers the lace front and the lace part line. 
  • Monofilament: This is the same concept as lace front but the lace material is throughout the crown of the wig cap.  This extends the hand placed hair in a much larger area of the wig cap. This provides the flexibility to change the direction of the hair throughout that area allowing, for example, to change which side you place you part on.  Or try out a middle part! That’s the flexibility you get with a monofilament wig cap. Our Supreme Wig Cap offers the monofilament feature.  Our Ultimate Wig Cap features both the lace front and monofilament feature.

There are your quick and easy definitions of lace front and monofilament.  All of our wig caps are designed for comfort and beauty.  Our lace front wigs and monofilament wigs offer styling options that give you additional styling flexibility.

 

2019-09-16T16:15:40-07:00September 16th, 2019|

Care Tips For Wig Longevity

Care Tips For Wig Longevity

When you find that look you love, you want to know the right care tips for wig longevity. Luckily, caring for your synthetic wig is extremely easy!

Washing

First, you want to make sure that you’re not washing her after every use. Judge it the way you judge your own hair. Keep the hair clean by washing at least once a week or every two weeks with cold to warm water, never hot. Wash her right away after swimming and comb through the hair after activities like exercising.

Once it is time for a wash, you’re going to want to fill your sink with lukewarm water, and then add some Woman In Disguise Shampoo and let her soak for 2-3 minutes. After that, gently rinse and then refill the sink with lukewarm water and Woman In Disguise Conditioner and let her soak for another 2-3 minutes. You’ll only want to use the products specifically designed for your wig.

After washing, use a towel to press down on the wig to release any excess water. For drying, use the towel to then put her on her wig stand and use your fingers only to work through the hair. It’s that simple!

Deciding To Cut

Cutting your wig can be the most economical haircut. You only have to cut it once, but remember – it won’t grow back! That’s why it’s important to make sure you know exactly what you want, and consider having a professional take care of the job.

Before cutting a wig, it’s important to know what exactly you want done with it. Before making any decisions, wear the wig around for a few days. What, if anything about it do you want to change? If you’ve decided you still want to change up your wig, take it to a professional. They’ll be able to know where and how to cut and style the wig to not expose any of the wig cap.

Daily Maintenance

When you have a synthetic wig there is very little to no daily maintenance since it will always hold its shape wear after wear and wash after wash. If you choose to get a real hair wig, you’re going to have to style it just like you would have to with your own hair.

To learn more about synthetic vs. real hair wigs, check out our blog.

It’s Easy!

As you can see the care tips for wig longevity are extremely easy and don’t take a lot of time so you’ll be able to have a beautiful look for years and years. Click here to start shopping for your new favorite look or for a fun date night look.

2019-09-10T14:20:01-07:00August 14th, 2019|

How To Get Comfortable & Confident Wearing Wigs

The most important aspect of getting comfortable and confident wearing wigs has to do with you!

Get Comfortable & Confident Wearing Wigs ~ Go With The “That’s Interesting” Perspective

Many times you are your biggest critic. You want to be comfortable & confident when wearing your wig. When trying on a new style, we can be overly critical of ourselves. Instead of instantly deciding what you don’t like, a fun thing to do in any situation in life is to say “that’s interesting”. Look at yourself in the mirror and realize how interesting your new look might be – not just to yourself, but to others in your life as well.

From there, it’s important not to be negative. Instead of being negative, think about what you may want to be different. Focus on the difference versus negativity and try on something with more elements of what you like.

Perhaps you’ve decided on adding more color. Maybe the difference you want is for a longer style than you’re used to. Thinking about the difference you want versus the negative thoughts of what you see is a great tactic to use when trying on a new wig, and living life happier!

Taking a look at new things with the interesting perspective is great when you’re not sure about something new. The key is to actually take that leap, and TRY something different. Don’t be afraid to ‘fail’ or try on something you may or may not like because that’s part of the process!

Going Out In Public For The First Time Tips

Making a public appearance for the first time with your new wig can make you a little nervous. Here are a few tips to build that confidence to go out in public for the first time.

You can start by wearing your wig around the house. As you move around doing chores or whatever you do at home, it’s good to catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror to get used to how you look. Shake your head around with the wig on and try different poses, or looks. Mimic things that you typically will do out in the world, such as taking on and off jackets or coats, reaching for the seatbelt, carrying bags, etc. Doing this helps you feel more comfortable in your look, and secure that your wig will stay secure despite any physical duress it may be subject to. Each time you practice, double check the hairpiece from multiple angles to ensure that it’s lying naturally. Continue to do so until you feel comfortable and confident to take her out in public.

Eventually, you’ll want to get other people’s opinions to assuage any fears you may have about your look from an external perspective. One option is to try it out in a public place where you won’t run into anyone you know. Another great tip is to schedule a small outing with your close friends. A short, fun lunch where you’re surrounded by positive support is a great way to feel relaxed in your new look. Soon, you’ll feel confident enough to rock your wig everywhere you go.

You Can Do It!

Always remember that if you feel great in your new look, that will shine through. Have fun with your new look and remember you don’t have to live with it for months. If you change your mind you can try a new style or color. Wigs allow you to mix it up with no growing out or recoloring required! Start searching for your new favorite style here.

How have you helped yourself in the past to get comfortable with new a look? Let us know in the comments below!

Not sure what styles are best for your face shape? Read our blog about What Hairstyle Is Best For Your Face Shape.

2019-09-10T14:19:34-07:00July 11th, 2019|

Why Everyone Needs A Me 2.0 Style Wig

Whether you’re jumping off a plane, or rolling out of bed, it’s crucial to have a Me 2.0 Style wig readily available. A Me 2.0 Style is a wig that looks similar to your natural hairstyle. So, why does everyone need a Me 2.0 Style Wig?

Your Career

For your career it’s important to have a Me 2.0 Style readily available so you can always look like you came out of the salon. This is great for any last minute meeting, early meeting or if you just rolled off a plane. No matter what the meeting, it’s always important to be on your A-game. When you look professional and put together, you’ll have more confidence. When you have more confidence it’ll be easier to close deals.

Your Busy Life

Having a good Me 2.0 wig is a great way to always look like you came out of a salon even when you might not have all the time in the world. Maybe you’re heading to a dinner party or cocktail hour and don’t have time to get ready. Perhaps you have a hot date. Or you just want to look more together while at the grocery store. A Me 2.0 Style wig will help you look and feel like your normal self without worrying about your hair.

Choosing Your Me 2.0 Style

Here are three tips on choosing the right wig for your Me 2.0 style!

First you want to choose the right color. Don’t stress about the exact shade. If it is one shade lighter or darker than your natural color, that’s nothing to worry about. It will still look like you!

Second is the length. Don’t get anything too drastic of a change, or it will be noticeable. Find a length similar to how long your hair regularly is. If it’s slightly longer or slightly shorter you’ll be fine.

Finally, choose the style. Just like the color and cut, choose something similar to how you usually style your hair. When you think about your everyday look, what is that go to style?

Once you’ve chosen your wig, you’re ready for whatever life throws at you to always be on your A-game! A Me 2.0 style can turn in to a Me 3.0, or Me 3.5 or infinite combinations! Your style can be firm or fluid based on how many looks you can create for yourself with different types and styles of wigs. So make sure that you take the time to explore the real YOU 1.0!

Along with the right style, you want to make sure to select the right wig style that fits your needs. Read our blog about different wig caps to choose the best one. Then click here to start shopping!

2019-09-10T14:19:45-07:00July 11th, 2019|

What Hairstyle Is Best For Your Face Shape

We all want a hairstyle that looks great on us. A big factor in finding a great style is choosing one that complements the shape of our face. There are hairstyles that are best for different face shapes. Just like choosing the right wig color, choosing the right wig for your face shapes will achieve a flattering look. While it is true that no two faces are the same, our faces do come in similar shapes.

Don’t know how to determine your face shape and aren’t sure which styles are best for it? Here’s a list of the primary face shapes to help take the guesswork out of buying the right wigs, extensions, and hairpieces for your face shape.

Heart shaped face:

A heart-shaped face is one that tends to be wider in the forehead and eyes, and then gets narrower around the cheek and chin. Some celebrities that have heart-shaped faces are Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry. Having a heart-shape face will give you lots of flexibility in terms of hairstyles. Bobs look really great with this facial shape, especially ones that cut slightly longer than the chin line. Adding volume to the top of an up-do is also a great way to soften your facial features. The key is to play around and find a style you feel confident in and if you have a heart- shaped face you have the ability to play.

Round shaped face:

A round face shape is as long as it is wide, and people with this face shape have really soft features, so no sharp jaw line. Celebrities who have round face shapes are Queen Latifah, Mila Kunis, Katie Couric, and Adele. The goal of your hairstyle is to compliment your face and avoid making it look rounder. Long hair with thin loose curls look great, tight curls don’t really work well with this face shape. You can also pull off short cuts with volume on top.

Rectangular shaped face:

A rectangular shape face is slightly longer than wide, and tends to have an angular jaw line. Similar to an oval shape which is longer, but a less angular jaw line. Celebrities with a rectangular shape include Sandra Bullock, or Lucy Liu. Highlighting gives you an opportunity to make your face look a little rounder and soften the angles. If you do bangs, try to stay away from really blunt thick bangs with a rectangular face. A wispy, side swept style would work best. Short hair is a total DO with a rectangular face, especially close on the sides, and then a long, long wispy front.

Oval shaped face:

People with oval face shapes are really lucky because they get a lot of options in terms of hairstyles that look great on them. Now remember, no person is perfectly oval, perfectly square or round, you’re a little bit of a mix and you’re perfectly you, however you have a defined “oval face shape” if your forehead is wider than your chin and you angle inward slightly, and if you tend to be longer than you are wide. Celebrities that have oval face shapes are Julianne Moore, Oprah, and Jamie Lee Curtis. As you know they wear their hair very differently! You can wear your hair long with layers, medium length, or short pixie cuts when you have this face shape. Something that you can do with a wig that you can’t do with your natural hair, is make your face length shorter by playing with the hair line. The key is to find the style that makes you the most comfortable and confident!

In Conclusion:

None of us are perfectly one shape and we can have characteristics of more than one face shape. Use the face shape as a guide and choose a wig that you like. Remember that we are trying to change or hide our face shape, we are complementing it by using our hair to bring contrast to our appearance. You can use your hairstyle to visually lengthen or shorten, widen or narrow, minimize or reveal particular parts of your face. For more tips, and tricks regarding wigs and style – make sure to subscribe to our YouTube page today!

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2019-09-10T14:19:53-07:00July 11th, 2019|

How To Choose The Right Wig Cap

Choose the right wig cap

In addition to choosing a great style and color for your ready-to-wear hair, it’s equally as important to select the right wig cap. The cap is the part of the wig that’s actually on your head and that the hair is attached to. Finding the right wig cap is critical to ensure you are comfortable in your wig. At Woman in Disguise we only offer high quality and comfortable wig caps that are meant to give you a confident fit and breathability. Your decision is to choose the wig cap that meets your style flexibility preferences.

So, how do you determine which wig cap is right for you?

The Effortless

The Effortless wig cap is truly effortless which means the hair will fall exactly the same way every time you wear her. This wig cap is made of soft and comfortable materials so that it doesn’t cause any discomfort while it’s on your head.

The Essential

The Essential wig cap is like our Effortless cap, in that it’s made soft material. It has comfortable, breathable wefting that allows air to flow through the cap so it stays feeling fresh all day. This wig cap’s front is made from hand-strung lace. A hand-strung lace front gives you a great natural looking hairline, and it doesn’t cause any discomfort while you wear her.

The Essentials Plus

The Essentials Plus gives you the beautiful look with a lace front that provides a natural looking hairline. While similar to our Essential cap, what makes this the Plus is that you also get that hand strung area that gives you a very natural looking part through the part line.

The Ultimate

The Ultimate Wig Cap structure really matters for two primary reasons.

First reason is comfort. The Ultimate Wig Cap has a very nice soft top, and it is machine wefted. At Woman in Disguise, we only offer wig caps that use soft materials and wefting which gives you breathability and keeps you cooler. This wig cap also provides maximum styling flexibility.

Second reason is its structure has a beautiful lace front hairline, which looks like a natural hairline. The Ultimate Wig Cap also has a mono top which means you can put the part wherever you want to. It’s hand strung, and meant to look like a real natural hairline. This gives you flexibility to pull the bangs back, or put them to one side or the other. Part where you’d like and then the rest of the hair blends in and meets with the mono top.

Every cap is great in their own way!

All our wig caps are adjustable so you can find the best fit for your head, and you can adjust if one day you need it a bit looser and the next day a bit tighter.

Woman In Disguise does the first step for you by only offering high quality and comfortable wig caps. Now you can feel confident choosing the right wig cap for your styling preferences. Have more questions? Contact us to help make your wig buying experience more satisfying or click here to start shopping.

2019-07-11T20:00:13-07:00May 19th, 2019|