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Our Ultimate Wig Guide

Sometimes investing in a good wig is the best decision you can make for your hair. Whether you’ve decided on a full cap or partial cap hair replacement, you have many different styling options at your disposal. However, if you’re a first-time wig owner, there are a few things you need to know to maintain your wig. Remember: your wig needs for just as much as or more care than your natural hair. Be sure to incorporate these tips to help your wig look fabulous!

Cleaning Your Wig

When learning how to care for a wig, the first thing you need to learn is how to clean it. If you wear your wig daily, it needs to be washed once a week at least. If you don’t wear it as often, it can be washed every other week or so.

Be sure to invest in the proper wig shampoo, since it’s much milder and will be softer on your wig hair strands. Simply fill your sink with cool water, add in some of your wig shampoo and slowly work your hands through the hair like you would wash your natural hair. Allow it to air dry as much as possible before styling it.RemySoft wig shampoo

Styling Your Wig

Styling your wig is just as easy, if not easier, than styling your natural hair. Using your wig shampoo will help to keep the hair strands feeling natural and can be worked with most brushes, curling irons, hair dryers and more. Just be sure to take extra care so you don’t damage the cap itself. With the right wig hair care products, you’ll never have to worry about a bad hair day again!

Storing Your Wig

One of the most overlooked aspects of how to care for a wig is the storage method. The best places to keep your wig would be on a designated wig stand, a Styrofoam head or even in a box on its own. Just make sure you don’t have it near a window where it could absorb any sunlight and damage the strands or change colors. Your main purpose when storing your wig is to maintain its shape and color so it will look great for a long time.

For more tips on how to properly care for your wig, feel free to contact us at any time.

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How to Store Your Wigs

There really isn’t a perfect way to store your wigs, but there are plenty of wrong ways. Taking care of your wig is important if you want it to remain looking full and maintain its shape for a long time. No matter if you have a full cap or partial cap hair replacement, you can’t just throw it on the bed or on the floor when you get home at the end of the day. Proper storage of your wigs will go a long way in ensuring you get plenty of use out of them. Here are some tips on how to properly store your wigs.

Ensure Clean and Dry Wigs Before Storage

When learning about how to care for a wig, you probably heard many times how to clean one. One mistake people make is washing their wigs and then putting them in a storage box before they are completely dry. This could cause the wig to lose its shape, among other things, and possibly make it unwearable the next time you need it. Always use a good wig shampoo and conditioner and dry it completely prior to storing anywhere.

Store Inside a Box

People who don’t wear wigs on a daily basis will sometimes store them in the box they came in. Before you do that, you need to keep the shape of the wig by putting in a paper insert and covering the outer part with a hair net. As long as it is completely dry after using the wig shampoo and conditioner, this is a good method for long-term storage.

Store on a Mannequin Head

If you wear wigs on a daily basis, then storing them in a box would just be inconvenient. Instead, you should invest in a mannequin head for easy access and storage. This is a much better option than putting them on a bedpost or on your dresser, since you want to maintain the shape as much as possible. Many mannequins are space-efficient, so you can place them on your vanity or dresser without cluttering up the area.

People who don’t spend the time learning how to care for a wig will be frustrated when the time comes to style it. Properly storing wigs is one of the most important and will allow you to protect your investment in quality hair pieces. For more information on wig care, be sure to contact us.

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Our Top Tips for Styling Your Wig

When it comes to wig ownership, wearing a wig versus actually styling it are two totally different animals. To wear a wig, all you have to do is fit on a wig cap, slip on your wig and you’re ready to go. Styling a wig is done prior to wearing the wig and involves quite the intricate process. If you’re learning how to care for a wig, having ample knowledge of styling techniques is an important part of the maintenance process. In this blog article, you’ll find our best tips for styling a wig so you can enjoy all the versatility it has to offer.

Wig Spray Works Wonders

As you get used to owning wigs, you’ll learn wig spray is one of the most valuable wig care products you could own. Wig spray can help your wig more easily retain the style you’ve set it into, lessening its chances of falling limp as the day wears on. There are two specific ways of using your wig spray, but neither is considered the best option. It all depends on what you’re more comfortable with. You can either:

  • Spray from a distance of six inches, combing through your wig’s follicles with your fingers and paying special attention to its roots, or
  • Spray a fine mist from a 12 inch distance all around your head, from back to front.

 

Regardless of how you apply your wig spray, you’ll want to make sure not to overuse it. Doing so will not only weigh down the hair, but it can cause it to need more washing than it should, which can harm its overall lifespan. For best results, we recommend applying wig spray only after applying wig conditioner and using it only as needed.

Learn how to care for a wig.

Do you know how to care for a wig?

Colorize

Sometimes your wig doesn’t need a whole new style to look good! In cases like this, you may be happier with your wig’s look simply by changing its color. Be warned you can’t dye a wig to the same extent you would your natural hair. Generally it’s best to go with a lighter or darker shade within the same color family your wig rests in. A good wig conditioner will help to protect your wig throughout the coloring process so be sure you’ve got a bottle on hand!

Add a Professional Touch

A subtle trim can also help spruce up a wig. Sometimes the hair installed in your wig can become a bit too much, after all, which is when there’s no better time to snip away at a few strands. However, it’s better to seek out a professional for this kind of work. They will know exactly how much to remove and can adjust the layering to keep your wig looking natural and attractive. A stylist can also help to customize the cut of the wig according to your specific tastes, especially if it’s brand new or just doesn’t look the way you want it to.

These aren’t the only tips for how to care for a wig, but they’re a great way to jazz things up if your old favorite has suddenly grown stale. Contact us to learn other ways to take the best care of your wig!

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How to Keep Your Remy Wig Safe and Comfortable This Summer

We'll give you only the best tips on how to care for a wig.You want to look good every time of year, but especially during the summer. The problem, however, comes from all of the heat bearing down, persistent and at times overpowering. If you’re a wig owner, this can present a special conundrum altogether. You don’t want to go without your wig for the day during an outing, but you don’t want to sweat it out either. What is there to do?

With these tips from us, you’ll not only know how to care for a wig throughout the summer months, but be able to rock it just as easily as you do during the rest of the year!

Cover Yourself

RemySoft full cap partial cap hair replacementOne easy way to help your wig look its best this summer is to protect it in the same way you would your natural hair, with a shady accessory like a hat! A hat, scarf or similar addition to your outfit is a great way to stay cool and block your wig from those harmful UV rays. Best of all, a well-coordinated piece of head wear will boost your summer wardrobe tenfold! If you’re worried about your wig losing its grip as you take your hat off, you can always invest in a liner. This will take care of any sweat beading up along your hairline and keep your wig nice, dry and tidy.

Ditch the Cap

While this idea may certainly sound unorthodox, you’ll be able to stay that much cooler if you stop relying on a wig cap during the summer. In fact, you can buy wigs that are perfectly wearable without a cap! You won’t have to worry about the quality of the wig, either. Wigs without a cap are just as wearable as wigs with caps. The only differences are breathability and their weight because they’re designed to be worn during warm weather months.

Invest in Protective Products

Because wigs cannot replenish their moisture the way hair attached to the scalp can, a wig is far more prone to heat damage and dryness, which shortens its lifespan tremendously. To fix this, start using wig shampoo and conditioner. This will help keep the wig hydrated and less vulnerable to harmful sun rays, enabling you to wear your wig as much as you want, even when it’s scorching out! There are other products you can invest in as well for the health of your wig. This includes sprays meant to boost the sheen of your wig. Finally, you should give your wig a nice shampoo after wearing it for five times in a row, at the most. While this may seem excessive, taking the time to perform a wig wash will help eliminate damage from your sweat.

There are many other ways to protect your wig from the summer heat, but these few suggestions are some of the most important to follow. We at RemySoft can help you with any dimension of your remy wig care needs, including full cap and partial cap hair replacement and more. Contact us to learn how you can help your wigs stay at their fullest potential!

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Buying Wigs and Extensions: The Differences Between Remy and Synthetic

So you’ve made the decision to buy a wig. What’s next? Well, you’ll have to pick the material you want it to be made from! There are two main wig materials: synthetic and real, or “remy.” Both of these wig types come with their own advantages and disadvantages. Which one is best for you depends upon your needs and lifestyle. Keep reading to learn about all of these factors so you can come to the best possible decision.

Synthetic Wigs

Protect your wigs with leave in conditioner.

Leave in conditioner protects your wigs.

While synthetic wigs used to be made from flimsier materials, they can now be constructed to feel nearly as real as human hair! This type of wig is perfect for those who are constantly on the go. Synthetic wigs can be worn immediately. You don’t need to style them as you would a human hair wig because it’s already been styled and is designed to hold its shape for an indefinite amount of time. Best of all, you won’t have to worry about your wig losing its shape under the same circumstances human hair would. This enables you to carry on with your day and look great in the process!

Synthetic wigs, however, aren’t necessarily the best choice for those looking to style their wigs every so often. As stated before, the styles of synthetic wigs are made to last. However, they don’t have a long lifespan in general. The most you can hope to maintain your wig is six months. In order to wear a new style, you’ll either have to buy a new wig or special tools to style the wig without damaging it. Many synthetic wigs are sensitive to the heat from styling tools and will distort if exposed to it.

Remy Wigs

Remy wigs are made of human hair, meaning they’re the most lifelike you can get. They’re the perfect choice for those who want the full effect from their wig, from texture to being able to manipulate it as you please. Compared to synthetic wigs, remy wigs sport a higher price tag, but with the larger price comes greater benefits!

Due to how human hair wigs are made, with their need for stronger processing chemicals and other treatments, you will ultimately receive a much better product than you would if you bought a synthetic wig. You’ll need to invest in wig care products, such as wig shampoo and conditioner, to own a remy wig. You may want to consider leave in conditioner for its regular care. You will need to take care of it in the same way you care for your natural hair to maintain its life span. You also will have to style the wig before you can wear it. Luckily, remy wigs can be worn for more than one year, allowing you more flexibility in how you wear your wig and more longevity for your buck!

On our website, you’ll find more information on how to care for a wig. For more advice, feel free to get in touch with us! We want to help you look and feel your absolute best!

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Keep Your Comic Con Wig Looking Great All Weekend Long

Keep your Comic Con wig looking great with wig care products.

Wig care products will keep your Comic Con wig looking great.

Comic Con is coming, and it’s your time to shine. You have been planning for and looking forward to this event all year long. You’ve spent plenty of time crafting the perfect costume to pay homage to your favorite character. It goes without saying your wig is the centerpiece of your costume. Keep your look fresh throughout all of the event’s festivities by taking proper care of your wig in the hours it’s not sitting gloriously atop your head.

Read on to learn how to care for a wig so it maintains its beauty and serves you well throughout this year’s Comic Con fun, as well as for many years of festivities to come!

Synthetic Hair Isn’t All That Different from Real Hair

Before heading to Comic Con, learn how to care for a wig.

Learn how to care for a wig before Comic Con.

Your real hair becomes dull and dirty if you don’t care for it properly. The same is true of your synthetic hair too. Wigs are more delicate than human hair so they require a gentler cleaning approach. If you don’t care for them properly, portions of your faux locks could break off. Unfortunately, they won’t grow back like the hair on your head will.

Caring for Wigs Requires Special Products

The most important thing you need to know about how to care for a wig is this: never use the same hair brushes, combs, shampoos, conditioners and styling products you use on your real hair on your wigs. That is a sure way to ruin your wig – and your Comic Con costume!

When you are packing for Comic Con, make sure to include the special wig-care products and wig shampoo you will need. Without it, you will be stuck with a dingy wig. Also make sure you have a head mannequin. It is not an absolute must-have (as special wig care products are), but it will make your wig-care routine much easier.

The ABCs of Wig Care

Achieve the perfect look with wig shampoo.

Wig shampoo will preserve the perfect look.

Once you’ve settled in for the evening and have removed your wig, put it on your faux head and brush it gently from the bottom of the hair up to the top, working in inch-long sections. Place the brushed wig in a sink full of cold (never hot) water. Add a teaspoon of wig shampoo to the water and gently swirl the wig around for a couple of minutes. Never rub the wig. Rinse in cold water, remove all shampoo, gently dry it with a towel, then put it atop a hairspray can (not the mannequin head) to dry.

Place your wig on the mannequin head only after it is totally dry. Spritz on a wig conditioner, brush and style. Voila! You’ll be ready to meet your favorite characters with the confidence you look amazing!

For the best products to care for your wig, contact us at RemySoft Solutions. We’ve got what you need!

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Tips for Traveling with Your Wig

Do you know how to care for your wig on the go?

Learn how to care for your wig on the go.

The summer season is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start preparing for all of your travels. Whether you have an out-of-town wedding to attend or you’re planning a trip to comic conventions, music festivals or any other special event, you need to know how to care for a wig while you’re on the go. Proper wig care will ensure your wig looks great, regardless of the event.

Bring Your Wig Care Products

Even though many people only wash their wig once a week or even less frequently, it’s important to make sure you bring your wig shampoo and conditioner, along with a quality hair brush, with you. The brush is needed to remove any tangles that may occur when you transport your wig, especially if you don’t wear it during travel. If your wig becomes dirty, having your shampoo and conditioner on hand will allow you to restore your wig without having to figure out where to buy these products in an unfamiliar area.

Bring Along Everything You Need

Since you likely won’t wear your wig 100 percent of the time, you should invest in a portable wig stand and bring it along. You can pack this in a separate bag, along with your wig and any other accessories and care products you will bring. If you wear a wig cap or mesh liner, make sure you don’t leave it behind. You may also want to bring along a silk head scarf to keep your wig in place in case the weather is windy.

Protect Your Wig During Travel

The most important thing to remember is to keep your wig safe while you are traveling, especially if you won’t be wearing it. Having a separate bag will ensure your wig is safe from becoming entangled in the rest of your belongings. In addition, it’s typically best to turn your wig inside out when you pack it in your bag. This will protect the hair fibers from being pulled or tangled so you can be sure your wig makes the trip unscathed.

Weddings and other events are commonly held in the summer months, which is why you need to learn how to safely transport your wig and what needs to come along for the journey. Whether you wear a wig for medical reasons or you prefer to use them for a fashionable statement, exercising proper wig care with quality wig shampoo and conditioner is important. This will ensure your wig stays looking great and creates the ideal look to impress everyone you meet.

If you’re looking for the best wig shampoo and conditioner, contact us. RemySoft Solutions offers the products you need to make sure your wig remains in excellent condition.

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How to Pick the Best Costume Wig for Comic Con

Use the right wig products for your Comic Con wig.

The right wig products help your Comic Con wig looking great.

A trip to Comic Con just isn’t complete if you don’t dress the part. While having the perfect outfit is one of the most important aspects, finding a great costume wig will finish off the look. If you aren’t someone who typically wears wigs, though, you’ll need to learn how to care for a wig with the right wig products, as well as how to choose the right style to meet your needs.

Check the Construction

Even if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on your wig, it’s important to pay attention to its construction. A low-quality wig won’t look great, but it also won’t last for long. Even if you use the best wig shampoo, the fibers of a poorly made wig will begin to fall out, leaving behind bald patches. If Comic Con is on your list of things to do every year, you want a wig that will hold up. Cheaper wigs typically have a skull cap or hair net underneath, while better wigs are typically crafted on hair lace, which is much thinner and more easily replicates the look of natural hair growing out of your head. Depending on your goals, a better wig may be the best option.

Understand the Types of Wigs

There are several types of wigs from which you can choose to finish your Comic Con costume. Understanding the different types can help you determine which one will best fit your needs and will provide the effect you’re looking for.

  • Lace Wigs – Lace wigs can be constructed of synthetic or human hair. These wigs look the most authentic of them all and typically replicate natural growth patterns in the hair for a realistic look. If you choose this option, you need to learn how to care for a wig properly because they are quite delicate.
  • Synthetic Wigs – If you’re looking for a wig to wear with your Comic Con costume, synthetic wigs may be the best option because of the unnatural look of many of the hairstyles you will find in comics. Synthetic fibers are often more durable and don’t require the careful care a natural wig may require.
  • Human Hair Wigs – Even though you are recreating the look of a comic character, human hair wigs can still be a great option. However, these wigs can be more expensive and will require the use of special wig shampoo and other products to ensure they remain in good shape.

 

While your outfit for Comic Con may have most of your attention, buying the right wig is just as important to create the look you want. Not only do you need to make sure the wig you choose is the right color and hairstyle for your character, you also need to make sure it’s of good quality so you can wear it for years to come. With the right wig products, you can continue to dress up as your favorite character.

If you’re looking for wig shampoo to care for your Comic Con wig, contact us. We carry a vast selection of wig care products to keep your wig looking great.

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Parting Your Hair: Is Middle the New Side?

Keep your hair looking great with quality hair care.

Center parts look better when you provide quality hair care.

In recent years, the trend has moved toward using a side part to soften the face, while other hair styles eliminated the part altogether. Today, it’s becoming more popular to part the hair straight down the middle instead. Many of the latest runway styles at fashion shows have sported this part, making it clear a center part is becoming a popular option for those who wear wigs, as well as those who choose other methods of creating the hair they’ve always wanted. Along with quality hair care, this trend should continue to grow.

A Partial Part

Instead of parting your hair down the center from your forehead to the back of your head, consider stopping in the middle of your head. This can give you the trendy look without the same severity as a full part. Teasing the hair near the back of your head can give it an extra lift for a great look.

A Messy Look

A great hair style no longer requires a clean, sleek look. Even if you use hair products for remy hair that keep your hair looking smooth, you can enjoy this fun look for just about any occasion. Secure your hair into a ponytail at the base of your neck and let the flyaways and frizzies shine. You don’t have to worry about giving your hair a smooth look. With the part and the slightly messy look, you’ll be ready for any casual event.

Bends and Curls

While straight hair was once the preferred accompaniment to a side part, today’s hair styles require a little more. Instead of leaving your hair hanging straight down from the center of your head, add a little curl or some bends to the hair near the bottom. As long as you know how to care for a wig or hair extensions, you can safely create these looks without causing damage.

Keep It Short

A side part no longer requires long hair to look chic and fashionable. You can even wear this style with a shorter hair style, particularly when you are wearing a short wig. Tucking the hair behind your ears will give you a more casual look.

Volume and Texture

Volume and texture are important to pull off a look like the side part. While a slicked-back look may be your goal, many styles do better with added volume and texture. Whether you use a wig or hair extensions to achieve this look, you will quickly pull off an amazing middle part.

The center part has quickly become more popular than the older trend of using a side part to soften the face. While this look doesn’t work well for everyone, there are many hair style options you can use with a center part as well. As long as you exercise quality hair care, your options are limitless.

If you want to learn how to care for a wig or other artificial hair pieces, contact us. We offer the resources you need to take great care of your hair.

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Must Have Runway Wig Styles

Look amazing with the proper wig care.

Proper wig care will help your trendy wig look amazing.

Of all the major hair trends that graced the 2014 summer runway, there were a few that definitely stood out, and they weren’t beehives or pixie cuts. On the contrary, the outstanding trend was synthetic hair. Before you start picturing princess-like, flowing, feminine hairpieces, let us stop you right there. What we saw on the runway were extravagant, fearless and thrilling styles.

For the spring/summer 2014 shows, models strutted down the catwalk flaunting choppy layers and electrifying prints that were actually dyed onto the synthetic hair fibers. These wig styles show this year will be the time to make a statement like never before — branching out with wigs and the best wig care products.

The Bowl Cut

Surprised to hear bowl cuts and latest trends in the same sentence? If so, you might want to brace yourself. This season, the Marc Jacobs show featured ultra-straight, choppy plays on the bowl cut. These styles include chin-high sharp layers along the face and matching bangs. The creator of the wigs, British hair stylist Guido Palau, approached this project with the goal of bringing the bowl cut back to life in a chic, trendy way. According to Vogue, he wanted to give the wigs an “L.A. surfer” vibe while making it look like the models had cut the hair themselves. It looks like we can say mission accomplished on this one.

More on bowl cuts: The Fendi show also showcased bowl cut wigs. On this catwalk, the models wore identical wigs in order to look like clones of one another. A creation of hairstylist Sam McKnight, this collection of wigs was inspired by a combination of Canadian model Linda Evangelista’s hairstyle in the ’80s, the Beatles’ famous bowl cuts and Japanese hairstyles. The end goal with the wigs was to make them look exaggerated and synthetic.

A Spin on Bobs

Sam Knight also created wigs that appeared on the Chanel runway. These beauties consisted of fully-fringed, shoulder-length bobs with an outward angle. The models walked down the runway wearing brown, black and extra-blond variations of this style wig. These wigs were apparently inspired by Darth Vader and 1970’s flipped-out do’s, with the ultimate goal of capturing the vibe of downtown New York.

Prints

This may be the first time we’ve seen zebra print on hair. For Rodarte’s summer 2014 catwalk, models wore wigs with black zebra patterns printed onto ice blond synthetic fibers. Created by French hairstylist Odile Gilbert, this hairstyle takes Rodarte’s repertoire of outrageous runway hair to another level.

If this has inspired you to try wig styles and trends yourself, be sure to do your research on how to care for a wig and what products to use on it, including the best wig shampoo and conditioner.

If you’d like to learn more about how to care for your wig with the best wig care products, contact us. Our hair products for remy hair will keep your extensions soft and tangle free so you can rock the latest trends.

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