When we first saw the video for this new product, we thought it looked good and wanted to try it out, but when we finally got out hands on one,…. well, we were WOWed!!!! Not only do we LOVE the FreshWigs wig drying system, but we are sold! We will now be carrying them and selling them at a great price to sheitel professionals and do-it-yourself-individuals. Here’s why it’s so awesome and why YOU will want one too:
***FreshWigs really performs! We tried and tested and it keeps its promises; in our experiences, it took 3-5 minutes to get a wig halfway dry enough to style, and 10-12 minutes to be almost completely dry!
***The video seems too simple, but the system really is that simple and really works! Its easy to set up, easy to use and its just like the pictures and videos. No expertise required.
***It performs faster than professional dryers. Stylist that do a high volume of washes often have dryers: hood style like in salons or “oven”s which are wooden boxes with built in heating and air) which dry the wigs from the outside. FreshWigs dries the wig from the inside out, so it gets completely dry.
***Designed by an engineer, it acts like a diffuser, safely spreading out the distribution of air to dry your wig thoroughly without burning it!
When planned out properly, having a FreshWigs system is like having an extra person working with you to get your wig dry while you tend to the kids, or work on other wigs. In one particular test, I used it to dry one wig at a time while i washed and styled others, so that I was able to DOUBLE my production while working solo! I can’t say enough about the convenience of having it to help me through the day, which is why we are happy to announce that we will now be stocking the FreshWigs heads for sale!
Contact us for more info on VOLUME DISCOUNTS, and PROFESSIONAL DISCOUNTS!
***10% off all orders made by 4/25/2013
Below are a few tips for the most even application:
1. prepare all your supplies in advance. Taking breaks to go fish out a towel, brush or other tools may make one spot take longer and darker than others. Read all instructions twice before starting.
2. Most color packages recommend a test patch and we do too: permanent color can be tricky and may take much darker than expected if your past experience is only with semi-permanent.
3. Most color packages recommend starting from the bottom up, but on wigs, we advise starting from the top down: wigs oxidize on the top the most and therefore need the color to sit longer on top.
4. Check how many ounces the total product in the box is. Compare it with your previous experience. Wigs are thicker than hair, so longer lengths may need two boxes! Mix both boxes together before you start working, because if you have to stop in the middle, your color application will take unevenly.
5. In our opinion, when applying liquid color, your best bet is not only to apply it to the scalp, but to allow it to saturate the scalp for the most even application and no orange stains at the roots! If you rinse the scalp completely, preferably using a spray hose for extra pressure, you can get it to come out a natural color, with only the slightest bit of tint, which will fade within a wash or two. Only the reddest reds, bluest shades of black and the ashiest (grayish) shades of brown will leave behind a tint of the scalp if rinsed correctly. Creme color is different though, and may be more difficult to rinse, so shop wisely.
6. Brush the wig completely and thoroughly before starting and throughout application. Make sure no sections of hair are pinned underneath the wig around the hairline, ears and bottom edges too. Perhaps the most important instruction is to work in small sections, making sure to brush through each section properly and completely. Knots left in any area may not be permeated with color and will leave stains. Saturate the cap with color too, so that you don’t have dyes stains left at the roots either.
Question From C.S
Someone asked me something recently and I thought you might know the answer. She asked me if I knew if there was anyone who sold “natural undyed” red wigs. I told her as far as I knew there is no such thing…. they are all dyed (then I recommended to look into you guys about inoa My hunch is that anyone who is selling a natural red is either going to charge a fortune (like 5K)and, if they are making a custom, then it will take YEARS to collect enough natural red hair. Obviously I’m no expert. Is this correct?
The best way to tell a natural red from a dyed red is unfortunately over time. The wig will oxidize blonde if it was originally blonde, while natural reds will just become lighter intense reds. In our experience, Clarys is one good source for reliable reds. Over time, we have worked with several Shulys that were natural reds too. I would love to list a dozen different companies that oxidized blonde, but we don’t want to bad-mouth anyone. Just because we didn’t list them though, doesn’t mean all others are bad, but we cant necessarily vouch for them…
Soaps are abrasive and may have a drying affect on hair. Also, certain chemicals called “sulfates”, whether intentionally put into the shampoos or produced as a by-product of production, can strip color from your hair. Even natural colored hair which has never been dyed can lose color over time, even when not exposed to the sun.
Sulfate free shampoos DO in fact prevent some color loss during the process of washing. There are other steps that can also prevent color loss, including water temperature and sun exposure, but this is definitely an essential step.
Quick question: caps that have a hard feel to them almost itchy feeling… What’s up with that?
#1 is just a cheaper, stiffer net: usually that one that has the open lines/holes/wefts that you can stick your fingers through. This is usually also a stronger construction, so not totally a bad thing.
#2 another possibility is that its just so new. In both cases, a few good washes should soften the cap and make it much more wearable.
#3 its possible that a particular client is just that much more sensitive, or that there some sort of chemical reaction with a particular cap/fabric/metal clip, etc… This is much more difficult to diagnose because it can differ from wig to wig, even on the same person. Evidence of this over time is visible by the cap, lining or clips changing color extra fast, more dramatically than other customers.
#4 if its not a new wig and some hair is slipping through the net of the wig, this can sometimes cause increasing itchiness with time.
Anyone who is still uncomfortable after the extra washes should look into a lining to soften the inside of the wig, or reduce the chemical reaction, or cover any hairs that are slipping through, but thats a slippery slope too, because it may tighten the fit, so it should be done by someone who can check the fit first
*how many wigs should people have??
We’ve been asked dozens of times in the past, ‘How many wigs should i have?’ “how many wigs do i need?” We also have been asked, which wig should be my weekday wig and which wig should be my everyday wig?
Believe it or not, we believe these 2 questions are tied together.
We believe that everyone should have at least 2 wigs that match her exactly: color, texture, length & fit. If you have 2 great wigs that match and are easily interchangeable you can switch back and forth and give one into the ‘shop’ without worrying who is going to wonder why your hair changed today.
If you have a third in this particular case, then you are set!
If you have different lengths, textures or quality levels, then you may need to dedicate a particular wig for weekday and a different one for dressy. in this case, a complete wardrobe would include a fourth wig, so that you have 2 for alternating weekday wear and two for shabbos/dressy for the same reasons listed above.
Question by D.K.S
what shampoo/conditioner do u suggest for someone who wants to wash their own wig?also, when air drying, any tips (in general) and to keep it from getting frizzy so that you don’t have to straighten (the already straight) wig?thanks!
If you have read our washing instructions, then you know that our top priority is not to leave behind any residue. (link to washing instructions)
Therefore, we recommend cheaper shampoos because they have a higher water content. This makes them more water soluble which makes them rinse cleaner and easier,leaving behind less residue.
Our favorites are, Suave daily clarifying shampoo and Tresemme deep cleansing. This is not our recommendation however, for color or processed hair, because they can strip color. Please check back for future articles about sulfate free shampoos & conditioners to preserve your colored/processed wigs.
In order to answer your question about frizz on a straight wig we would like to know how it air dries, please see our instructions for air drying to determine the natural body/texture of the wig so that we can properly answer address your issue.