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If you decided to invest in a human hair wig or topper, please take time to review the information on this page as well as the next page under Wig Care & Style.
Human hair wigs & Toppers are the most beautiful, most natural looking and most durable pieces to have and are available in various colors. In the long run, they are worth the investment.
With proper maintenance a high quality human hair wig can last a long time. Life span will depend on the daily wear & tear and on how someone cares and takes care of their hair system.
Improper usage of hot tools such as straighteners and curlers can damage the hair if too much heat is used. It is recommended to use heat protectants when curling or straightening the hair.
When we consider cost of Human hair wigs or toppers, there are a few factors that will determine the cost.
1. ETHNIC ORIGIN
European Human Hair Wigs
The most expensive human hair wigs are those made of European human hair. Among which the Virgin European hair is the most expensive.
Virgin Human Hair have not been chemically altered, i.e processed or colored. They are the top of the line hair due to their natural looking colors and various shades.
European hair is soft & silky but it is also more sensitive to coloring and chemical treatments. Coloring European hair should only be attempted by professional color expert.
Asian & Indian Hair
Most of the commercially used human hair for wigs and toppers are from these two regions.
Since these hair types tend to be black or darkest brown, they must be processed and treated to achieve lighter colors.
* Indian Hair - The hair is finer than the Chinese hair and has a natural curl at the end
* Asian Hair - They are naturally straight, fibre much stronger, thicker denier, best hair to use for
Blonde and Red hair colors.
2, QUALITY OF HAIR
Quality of hair will depend on the grade, elasticity, porosity, hair type, Remy vs Non-Remy
Please Note: Remy human hair wig - ‘Remy’ only applies to the way the hair is gathered and processed and not at the grade or the origin of the hair.
When you hear the term in-tact cuticle, it means the hairs have been arranged so that the root ends are all going in the same direction while gathering and processing the hair. This process prevents tangling and makes the wig more durable and easier to style as well as will keep its shine and a natural look and feel.
That is why these type of wigs are the very best quality as well as more costly. Purchasing your human hair wig from reputable sellers will ensure that the hair is top quality.
Human Hair Grey
Is a processed human hair. The color is not possible to be white and it will easily turn yellow. The denier is fine. Toning and or purple shampoo will be required every 1-2 weeks to maintain the yellowing. Maximum length for HH grey is up to 8" for finished length the hair.
Hand picked Human Hair
Grey hair that is hand picked, selected one by one from human hair bundles which causes the price to be higher due to the time involved in process of selecting
It is animal hair which is very stiff, wiry & shiny. The color is white but has more of a silver/shiny tone. Hair length can only be up to 6" finished length.
Synthetic fiber is available in grey however the fiber may frizz easily if not maintain properly.
PROTECTING YOUR INVESTMENT
A human hair wig is an investment and if you are looking for a nice return, it will pay off if you maintain and care for it properly.
Your new luxurious wig does not get any sebum or natural oils from your scalp so if not properly cared for it can dry out. It is important to use natural oil such as Jojoba, Argan Oil, Macedonia oil, etc. to help keep the hair looking soft and shiny.
You can apply oil on the hair before washing it. Just comb it through the hair and let it sit for 30 minutes. Once you washed and conditioned the hair, you should use oils as leave-in conditioner as well as daily mist to keep the hair hydrated.
A quick recap on the differences between Chinese, Indian, and European Human Hair
The difference between these will be the denier (diameter/thickness of the hair strand) and texture of the hair.
Chinese hair will have the larger denier and be the strongest and straightest hair.
Indian hair will have a medium denier and a natural wave pattern.
European hair will have the thinnest denier and most fragile to processing with a very soft and light texture.
Remember to use products designed for Alternative Human Hair and not the same as you use for your own hair!
When deciding to purchase human hair system, it is important to understand what it will take to keep your hair lasting long and looking healthy.
Just like your own hair, the hair on the system will need to be treated (taken care of) but different than your natural hair would.
In fact, to a certain degree more care is needed when dealing with alternative hair wigs or systems.
You have to keep in mind that your new hairdo will not get nutrition from your scalp, therefore, it needs to receive the oils to keep it soft and smooth and keeping it from drying out.
A dry hair will look dull and brittle and will easily break.
All human hair systems require the same three things as your natural hair would and that is the following:
Here are a few of the PLANT based Oils that are great for Human hair wigs and hair systems as well as your own hair.
Although all of the oils listed above are absorbed by the hair, the coconut oil is the best for penetrating the hair cuticle.
In general some custom hair systems will shed during normal maintenance routines such as brushing or washing.
Normally, they may shed at the start during the first few days a bit more as there may be lose strands that may not have been brushed out completely.
The shedding could also be caused by wrong maintenance routine or just small habits that we may not even think about when we first start wearing hair replacement systems.
Using excessive amount of hair products (gels, hairsprays) without washing it off regularly it can dry the hair out and cause breakage from the root.
Rubbing with towel when drying or tugging on the hair when using hot tools can also cause hair to break from the root.
The type of Base such as Lace, Mono/PU, Skin & attachment method whether using clips, tapes vs glue to install the system can affect the lifespan/shedding
Proper cleaning routine and the overall maintenance of the hair system is important to maintain the integrity of the hair system.
If you take time to implement a good hair care routine you will be able to prolong its lifespan significantly.
Do not scratch your head as you would your scalp, but rather pat your head with the back of a brush.
Scratching will loosen the knots and cause the system to shed easily
When combing a hair system, it is best to use a wide-toothed comb
Comb the hair piece gently. Start from the hair ends (for long hair) and work upwards to the base of the cap.
Make sure to not comb it from top to bottom. Comb the hair system thoroughly before washing using a detangle spray if needed.
Do not comb hair system when wet.
It is important to use leave-in conditioner before combing through it.
It is always a good practice to apply knot sealer to the hair system to seal the knots and keep them tied firmly
(Not for all hair systems, mostly for lace)
Of course, the knot sealing should be done after every wash. Here are a few tips to watch for when wearing a hair system
Use products specifically designed for alternative hair Regular hair products have high alcohol content that would lead to drying the hair and cause breakage and hair shedding.
Alternative human hair must be cared for differently than the natural hair growing from someone's head.
Purchase the products that Your Hair system needs !
Sleeping with Hair System
The friction between the hair and the pillow can pull the hair and create hair loss. This is more so with longer hair systems.
It is recommended to braid your hair (long hair) when going to bed, you may use a silk cap and replace your pillow case with a silk pillowcase to reduce friction and knotting of the hair.
Activities - Such As Swimming
Chlorine and salt in the water will damage the hair system if not rinsed out well.
However, best is to wear a cap to prevent prolonged exposure to the chlorine or salt water. Both of which can cause the hair to tangle.
Cleaning Hair System (Not For Wigs)
For those that use tapes or adhesives (for bondable pieces), use the proper cleaning products designed for the specific base type when removing the adhesives from the systems and your scalp.
Ensure that you removed all glue and tapes before washing the hair system to minimize shedding.
After the cleaning is completed, please follow the written instructions provided. Don’t wring/squeeze the wet hair.
Best to gently pat hair system with towel to soak the water out. You may also let it dry naturally.
If you want a quick dry, you can use a hair dryer, but be sure that it is on a cool setting.
Human hair wigs have revolutionized the world of hairstyling, allowing us to effortlessly switch up our looks and enhance our natural beauty. When it comes to caring for and styling these wigs, two popular methods stand out: air drying and blow drying. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of both techniques, particularly with the Indian and Chinese blend used in Ellen Wille wigs, which offers a smooth look, natural wave, and movement. We'll also delve into the exceptional quality and density of Ellen Wille wigs, as well as provide tips on how to achieve different styles using these methods.
Air drying your human hair wig can be a game-changer, as it allows the hair to dry naturally without the need for heat or excessive manipulation. Here are the key benefits:
Wigs made from a blend of Indian and Chinese hair provide a perfect balance, resulting in a beautifully natural wave and movement. By air drying, you maintain and enhance these features, giving your wig a realistic and authentic look.
Air drying eliminates the potential damage caused by excessive heat from blow dryers. By opting for this method, you ensure the longevity of your wig, as it avoids the risks associated with prolonged exposure to high temperatures.
Air drying is incredibly simple and convenient. After washing your wig, gently pat it with a towel to remove excess moisture, then lay it flat on a wig stand or clean towel to dry naturally. This method requires minimal effort, allowing you to multitask while your wig dries.
While air drying maintains the wig's natural beauty, blow drying offers a different set of advantages. When you desire a smooth and polished appearance, here's why blow drying can be your go-to choice
Blow drying human hair wigs, especially those made with the Indian and Chinese blend, can help you achieve a polished look. By using a medium heat setting, you can effortlessly straighten the hair, reducing any frizz or fly-aways.
Compared to air drying, blow drying is a quicker method. If you're in a rush or have a special occasion, using a blow dryer can save you time without compromising the overall quality and style of your wig.
Blow drying gives you the freedom to experiment with different hairstyles. By using a round brush or other styling tools, you can create volume, add curls, or straighten the hair, providing endless possibilities to change up your look easily.
Whether you opt for air drying or blow drying, caring for your human hair wig is essential to maintain its quality and longevity. The Indian and Chinese blend used in wigs offers the perfect combination of a smooth look, natural wave, and movement, providing you with versatility and style options.
When you want to embrace the wig's natural beauty, air drying is the way to go. It preserves the wig's authentic features and requires minimal effort. On the other hand, blow drying allows you to achieve a polished look, straightening the hair while providing versatility in styling. Remember to use a medium heat setting to protect the wig's integrity.
Ultimately, the choice between air drying and blow drying comes down to personal preference and the occasion. By understanding the benefits of each method, you can confidently style and enjoy your Ellen Wille wig, knowing that you can effortlessly switch up your look and embrace your unique style.
Even the best quality human hair wig can tangle and look frizzy if not being cared for it properly.
Number one reason is if the wrong products are being used. Using human hair shampoo & conditioner that you use for your own hair, may not be the right product for your wig.
Products designed for Alternative human Hair have more oils (to keep hair moist) and no chemicals.
Remember, our scalp produce natural oils to keep our hair moisturized, however, the wigs do not get oils form our scalp, therefore, it is important to use products that will keep your investment lasting long. It is also recommended to use a conditioning leave-in spray (daily) or oil mist. When the hair dries out, it tangles and will become frizzy.
Heat and sweat can create tangles at the nape of your neck. While sweating is unavoidable at times, there are things that can add to the tangles around the nape area.
High collars, wool turtlenecks, and heavy fabrics can all encourage matting and tangling. Wear silky, linen, or light cotton fabrics will to reduce tangling.
Also avoid using moisturizing creams on your neck as that will also make hair around the nape to tangle
While it is okay to use heat, is important to follow instructions on the amount of heat you use.
How often you use hair dryers, hot rollers, flat irons, curling irons, on your human hair wig can determine the life span of your investment
Heat dries out the hair strands and can cause tangling, frizz, and even breakage. When you must use heat, make sure to use heat protectant first and blow dry balm.
You may allow your human hair wig to air dry 80% then smooth it out on a low to medium heat.
The ideal temperature when styling a human hair wig is no higher than 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Human hair wigs that are well cared for can last a couple of years and can even be restyled, colored and trimmed to freshen up the look
It is best to keep the wig away from heat and on a wig stand to avoid hair from tangling
Store your wig in dry conditions, humid circumstances such as a bathroom will only shorten your wig’s life.
If you are constantly using hot tools such as curling irons or straighteners, then these heat stylers can be culprits for split ends.
The only way you can actually get rid of split ends is by cutting them off. Getting your wigs trimmed by a professional hairstylist is the easiest way to get rid of split ends.
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