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How to choose your right size 0

FOR WIGS

Measuring your head size is an important task to endeavor prior to order a wig. Here are 5 simple steps to measure your head correctly: Before you measure, make sure to flatten your hair: use a cloth tape measure and do not pull the tape measure, just rest it over or around your head. Pulling or stretching the tape will give you the wrong size.

1) Measure around your head at the hairline.

2) Measure your head from the nape over the crown to the top of your forehead where your natural hairline is.

3) Measure from the ear-tab of one ear, across your head, to the same side of your other ear.

4) Measure from the point in front of one ear where your hairline ends, over the crown of your head, to the same point of your other ear.

5) Measure your nape of neck.

 

Cap size for UniWigs Human Hair Lace Wigs(lace front and full lace):

Mono Top (Hand-tied) Cap, Skin Top Cap (for Jewish Wigs) and all the Synthetic Wigs are average sized with Circumference 21.5"

You can also come to our Customer Order page to custom the exact wig that can best fit your head.

 

Please Note:
*This is guide to understand the cap size.
*It does not mean that each wig comes in all of these cap sizes.
*Sizes will vary slightly due to different types of wigs.

FOR HAIRPIECES

How to Measure the Size of Your Lace Closures or Toppers

One of the most asked questions is that how do I choose the size of a topper? Because it is the most important factor of how big a topper is needed. If it is too small, it might not be able to entirely cover the hair loss region.

For example, our best seller Claire Remy Human Hair Topper has a default base size of 5.5"x5.5". That means if you use a flexible tape measurement, the base of the topper will cover 5.5inches by 5.5inches starting from your hairline on your crown.

Another way to better understand exactly how much the topper can cover your head is to draw a semicircle on a piece of paper based on the topper’s size. Then cut it out of the paper and put it on your head to have a visual understanding how much the base can actual cover. The video below is made by our customer June Penny introducing how can you DIY measure a hairpiece.

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The Differences Between Human Hair & Synthetic Hair 0

Human Hair & Synthetic Hair Wigs - What's the difference?


Which is right for you? Maybe both. Human Hair and Synthetic Hair have advantages and limitations which make them the right choice at different times. Both are great choices for you depending on your budget, time, and needs. Optimally, you will choose to have both on hand as they each have their pluses! Here are the facts so you can know what circumstance is most beneficial for each.

 

Human Hair


Human Hair offers the most natural look and feel. It is remarkably soft with a shine and movement that is not easily duplicated in synthetic hair. It is also extremely versatile. Human Hair can be cut and styled to suit your personal tastes. And while it can be a more expensive pick, with the proper care, it is also more durable and can last over a year.

There are generally four basic types of human hair used in wigs: Chinese, Indonesian, Indian and European/Caucasian. The majority of wigs are made from Asian hair. Chinese hair has a thicker denier (unit of fineness) which results in the hair being extremely straight. It is a bit more resistant to curl and can therefore be harder to style. Indonesian hair is found in greater supply and is less costly -- it can often be found in ethnic style wigs. Indian hair has thinner denier close to that of European hair but with a bit more texture. European hair is the most sought after for its fine denier but due to its increasingly limited supply in the marketplace, it is more expensive. 

The origin of the hair is not the only factor, however. Processing technique is directly related to the strength and quality of the end-product. The chemicals needed, to sanitize and strip away the original color to produce different curl patterns and colors, are very strong and can affect the integrity of the hair depending on method used. When a higher quality of chemicals and a more artful approach to processing is used, the results are higher quality product and thus higher price.

Remy human hair is considered a premium option. Hair follicles are kept running in the same direction when collecting and crafting the wig or hairpiece. With cuticles all running in the same direction, tangling is greatly reduced and hair looks and feels silkier. Beware imposters with suspiciously low-priced product – on Wigs.com you’ll only find high-grade Remy hair.

It is extremely important to use care products specifically formulated for highly processed human hair. Also keep in mind that wearable hair does not benefit from naturally occurring oils from the scalp. It is important to hydrate and condition hair daily.

Human hair is by far the superior choice if quality is the only factor. Other than price, the main drawback to human hair is required maintenance -- as with natural hair, it requires effort. For many, daily styling is actually preferable as it allows for more control over the appearance as well as a sense of normalcy that can come with the daily hair styling ritual.Keep in mind that human hair does not come out of the box ready to wear. You may choose to have it customized by a professional stylist to get exactly the look you like. 

It does take a bit of extra effort… but is worth it!

 

 

 

Synthetic Hair


With technological advances, synthetic hair has come a long way in recent years. In some cases it is difficult to tell the difference -- the denier and texture are such that they feel almost like human hair. As a matter of fact, with some of the higher quality synthetic pieces, you would never know they were not natural human hair if you didn’t have the human hair right next to it to compare!

The most appealing aspect to synthetic hair is it can often be worn right out of the box with little or no styling. The fiber used has "memory" for wave, curl and volume which lets hair bounce back into place with minimal effort -- the curl pattern is permanently set. It can even hold up in bad weather and can guarantee no drooping or frizzing.

However, what synthetic hair offers in ease, it lacks in versatility. It cannot be styled to look many different ways like its human hair counterparts. Only special Heat Friendly synthetic hair is heat styleable to change the curl pattern. Keep in mind, even the heat friendly fiber can be difficult to style as synthetic fiber is more resistant to change. Synthetic hair is also less durable than human hair. With proper care you can expect synthetic hair wigs and hairpieces to last about 4-6 months – heat friendly synthetic hair 2- 3 months. It is important to follow our care recommendations in order to get the optimal life span from your hair!

The limited versatility of synthetic hair becomes less of a consideration when you factor in the affordability. You may choose to have a wide variety of styles on hand and ready to wear!

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Hairpiece & Hair Extension Attachment Methods 0

The fashion world has embraced "add-on hair" like never before. It seems that just about every stylist out there adds hair to complete a look -- just as they would use any other fabulous accessory. If you are interested in topping off your look with hair extensions or a hairpiece, understanding the various attachment methods is a great place to begin.

When manufacturers determine how a hairpiece or extension will attach, they consider how it will affect and compliment the final look of the hairstyle. While some are quite simple to use, others require more skill and practice.



Pressure Sensitive Clips:



Small metal clips that you bend in one direction to open, and in the other to close, are referred to as pressure-sensitive clips. This attachment method can be found in most types of clip-in hair extensions or hairpieces; they are small in size, lightweight and easy to attach. To apply you simply slide the "teeth side" of the clip into your hair and press on the outside edges till you hear or feel a small "snap" signaling the clip is closed and attached to your hair.



Interlocking Combs:



These are two straight combs designed to secure in the hair by locking together. Most commonly used in ponytails or up-do hairpieces, the combs slide underneath the existing ponytail or bun, lock together, then lay flat and flush with the head to achieve a natural silhouette.



Straight Comb:



A straight comb attachment has one row of "teeth" designed to slide easily into hair. They are most commonly used in conjunction with a secondary attachment method. Some hairpieces, half wigs and falls, for example, use both a straight comb and pressure sensitive clips to properly secure the piece. To apply a straight comb you first create a bun, ponytail, or teased section in the hair. Then you slide the comb between the attachment and your head. Some people prefer to also add a few bobby pins around the attachment for added security.



Hair Wrap:



A hair wrap is hair attached to an elastic band. A hair wrap can be used around a ponytail or bun that has been pre- fastened with a ponytail holder, or it can be worn by itself. Hair wraps are easy to apply and make quick and simple up-dos or ponytails. Some people prefer to add a few bobby pins to help secure the hair wrap in place, especially if the hair wrap is being added to a special occasion hairstyle.



Drawstring:



A drawstring attachment is most commonly found in ponytails and bun hairstyles. It becomes tighter and more secure around the hair when pulled taught using an adjustable and flexible drawstring. A drawstring is most commonly used in conjunction with another attachment method such a straight comb or pressure sensitive clips. To apply, you first position the hair using the straight comb or pressure sensitive clips then gently pull the drawstring until the hair becomes securely attached. To conceal the drawstring you simply tuck it under the hairstyle and add a bobby pin if necessary. The technique may require some instruction and practice to perfect.



Claw Clip:



A claw clip (also commonly called a jawclip or butterfly clip) is two rows of "teeth" or combs that held in position by a spring. They are easily operated and quite commonly used in ponytail and up-do styles. To apply a claw clip you first create a ponytail, bun, or teased section in the hair then simply squeeze the clip together to open the combs, apply over the existing hair, and release.



Weaving/Bonding:



These techniques use wefts of hair designed to be affixed using a braiding and weaving technique or extension glue. Weaving involves first creating a series of braids or "corn rows" in the hair, then use of a needle and thread to secure the individual wefts to the braids. Bonding involves creating a clean section in the hair, sizing the weft to fit the section, then attaching the weft using special hair extension glue. Both techniques require careful removal. Weaving and bonding are advanced techniques and require skill and training.



Braiding:



A braid attachment is loose hair that is designed to be integrated into natural hair using a braiding technique. Braiding hair can be used as a way to "bulk up" and thicken broad braids, fishtails, up-dos as well as dreadlocks, micro-braids, or cornrows. Braiding involves first creating sections in the natural hair and beginning a three-strand braid. As the braid is created the loose hair is integrated in creating a thicker and longer braid than what would have been achievable using only natural hair. Braiding is an advanced technique and requires skill and training.

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How to Care for Wigs, Hairpieces & Hair Extensions 0

The key to human & synthetic wig care is to know how and the right products. This can make your wigs & hairpieces look great longer. Love your hair & it will love you back! Here are tips to help guide cleansing, conditioning and styling.

Cleansing & Conditioning

Human Hair & Synthetic Hair each have special needs in order to maintain their optimal look and feel. Wigs, hair extensions & hairpieces made from human hair or synthetic hair endure intense chemical processing during production. Prolonging that supple movement crucial to a natural look is a must! To keep your wearable hair in tip top shape, you must use specially formulated hair care product designed to accommodate whichever fiber you are wearing or working with. There is no need to cleanse daily, but there are other steps necessary before or after each wear.  The simple tips and techniques outlined here can make all the difference!

Styling

One of the greatest benefits of synthetic wigs is that they require very little maintenance and do not have to be restyled after every wash. With synthetic hair you’ll want to steer clear of intense heat -- even a short burst of heat from an oven can cause irreparable fiber damage. If style versatility or daily styling routine is something you enjoy, human hair or heat-friendly synthetic hair is the way to go.

As different occasions call for different priorities, many of our clients keep both human hair and synthetic hair in their wardrobe. Having backups means you’ll always have hair that is ready to wear.

Expert Tip: If you fall in love with a human hair or heat-friendly synthetic hair wig consider getting two. You can avoid overtaxing hair by keeping one styled curly and the other one straight.

Hydrate

While you will want to wash your wearable hair as infrequently as possible, it is critical that you hydrate daily with leave-in conditioner. Natural hair is kept hydrated with oils from the scalp. This, of course, does not happen with wigs or hair add-ons. These products will also protect hair prior to any heat styling.


Manipulate & Finish

One of the greatest benefits of synthetic wigs is that they require very little maintenance and do not have to be restyled after every wash. With synthetic hair you’ll want to steer clear of intense heat -- even a short burst of heat from an oven can cause irreparable fiber damage. If style versatility or daily styling routine is something you enjoy, human hair or heat-friendly synthetic hair is the way to go.

 

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