If you have curly hair, you already know the struggle to keep it healthy and full of moisture. The fact that the hair shaft is curly makes it challenging for products to penetrate. Applying products formulated for curly hair regularly like, 2 Mango Sisters, is only a small part of keeping your hair healthy and full of moisture. Here are a few other things to try to maintain a healthy curly mane.
Sleep on Satin
If you don’t own a satin bonnet already, run, don’t walk, to your nearest beauty supply to grab one. If you feel like you’re applying product day after day to still wake up to dry hair, it could be your pillow case. Standard pillow cases are usually cotton, which dries the hair out. Night after night of sleeping on cotton pillowcases result in product being sucked right out of your hair and into your pillowcase. The best way to combat that moisture loss is with satin while you sleep.
As mentioned, you can find a satin bonnet at your local beauty supply. The best options are ones that are tension free around the hairline. Avoid elastics or bands that sit on the hairline and have the potential to rub or cause friction and hair loss as you sleep. The satin pillowcase is the easiest option as there’s nothing to worry about keeping on your head through the night.
Oils to Seal
Once you’ve applied moisturizing product to the hair, you need to seal it in with an oil. The 2 Mango Sisters Set of hair softener and moisturizing oil are great options for maintaining all the post shampoo and conditioner moisture you need.
If you apply a conditioner that you rinse out, you’re going to need an oil to lock in whatever moisture remaining. A great oil penetrates the hair shaft to enhance moisture or seals in moisture that’s already there. If this is a new step for you, see if you notice the difference.
Check the ingredient list of your favorite products. Contents like alcohol might be the reason your curls are starving. In addition to isopropyl alcohol, parabens, sulfates and mineral oils are damaging to the hair and your body. When reading labels for hair products, note products at the beginning of the list. These ingredients are most abundant in the product you’re using.
Opt for vegan hair products and things with natural and beneficial oils. Maracua, brazil nut, shea, and coconut oils are all great options for curls.
These are just a few tips for maintaining your curly tresses. There are other things you can do like getting regular trims and using less heat to improve the health of your hair. Keep in mind also that what you put into your body shows up in the appearance of your skin and hair. Eat fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water and take the extra steps listed above for happy, healthy hair.
Frontal vs ClosureIf you’re new to perucas (WIGS), you might be wondering, what’s the difference between a frontal vs closure. And which is the best option for me. This article is here to answer your questions.Both closures and frontals are designed to achieve a natural look. Whether you’re wearing a weave or wig, the ultimate goal is for it to look as natural as possible.FrontalsThere are three types of frontals to choose from. Standard for all frontals though, is the length and width. All frontals, regardless of which one you choose is 13” long from ear to ear, and 4” to 6” from front to back.The all lace frontal is as the name states, all lace. Of the three types, this look is the most natural. Sewing, is the best way to secure this option.The other frontal options are all lace with a 4 x 4 strip of silk in the middle, and all silk. The all lace with silk is great for middle parting. While the all silk frontal provides a nice look for parting and some of the most popular styles. The most popular frontal is the all lace because it is the most natural because it lays super flat. It is also the most delicate.ClosureThere are two types of closures to choose from. The all silk 4 x 4 closure is the most realistic look. When parting, it looks like a nice natural scalp.The other, all lace closure is ideal for messy parts, or for styles that look best when flat. With all lace you can do a sleek bob or voluminous mane. Another plus is all lace closures are less expensive than frontals.
You are now armed with the knowledge of the best front piece option. Whether it’s the volume you seek, or something sleek, you know which option is best.
I am a stylist, should I get insurance for my hands?
Celebrities insure their legs, faces and other body parts for millions of dollars. Why? Because it’s how they put bread, money as they call it, on the table.
I was thinking just the other day, as a wig maker and hairstylist, I need to insure my money makers too. As should you if you work with your hands styling hair or making wigs.
Depending upon how long you’ve been in the hair industry, your hands could be worth hundreds of thousands, millions even. Think about wages lost if you suffered a broken hand or severe laceration and had to stop using your hands and heal. That could mean the difference between keeping your business or losing it.
This discussion isn’t designed to scare you, no. It’s designed to share the importance of securing your future. Also taking care of yourself and your family. And to get you thinking about your worth.People never think twice about health insurance for the body. But there are policies out there for just hands, legs or faces as well.
Disability insurance is A policy that will pay you a monthly benefit if you become disabled or not able to work due to injury , illness or accidents. It’s one of the only insurance that protects your income. If you are out of work for any of these reasons this insurance will ensure that you get a check to take care of yourself. It usually cost 2% of your gross income. Premiums may cost you between $1 to $3 A day. This is a small price to pay to ensure that you get a check when you’re not able to work.
The first place to start the discussion of insurance is with your current insurer. If you want to go a step further, reach out to an independent broker to see what options they have. You may even have the option to create a unique policy.Was this blog helpful? Please spread the word.Bye Loves xoxoJane ( wigmaker )
Wearing a wig offers so many benefits. Some that you might even overlook. Think beyond the synthetic wigs of old for a new, fresh style that offers you fun and versatility.
Of course, a quality wig is an investment, but one that will provide years of enjoyment. Along with convenience and benefits that other forms of hair styling can’t offer.
Wigs are convenient. If you wake late one morning without time to style your hair, a wig gets you out the door in no time flat. Want to switch up the styling of your glueless human hair wig, drop it off at the salon while you run errands.
When you choose a glueless wig from The Virgin Hair Fantasy, you skip the need to apply glue or hairpins. Simply affix the wig to your head, and go. You can’t beat this type of convenience.
If you’re accustomed to going to the salon weekly, wearing a wig can save you hundreds of dollars.
Your average salon visit for a wash and press is $75. Add that up, over the course of three months with bi-weekly hair appointments, you’ve spent over $400! Our peruca bang bang bob is only $495 and requires zero of your precious time spent at the salon in a stylists chair.
Our peruca is versatile. You can part our glueless wig on any side you like. Feeling like a left part one day? No problem. Middle part the next day? Great! It’s just as easy to style our wigs as you would your own hair.
If you’re tired of your style, change it up. Trim a bang with no problem. Want to try a new color? Our perucas are easily colored with assistance by a color professional.
If you’re transitioning from a relaxer, or color, to a chemical freestyle, our glueless wig will help you tuck your hair away. Wear cornrow or twist styles under your wig with ease.
Protective styles allow your hair time to rest from the stress of heat, color, or daily styling. Notice more growth and healthier hair after wearing a wig for a few months.
What better way to Express yourself than with your hair! Switch up your look with a few different wig options. Try a new hair color without the maintenance required when coloring your own hair.
Take on a new persona or exude confidence like never before by wearing a peruca. Be you, be bold, feel free by simply wearing a wig.
How to Keep your Wig on Without Glue
Not knowing if a gust of wind, or wrong move, will lead to you losing your wig is stressful. Maybe you’re without glue, or want to secure your big without applying harmful chemicals to your face.
Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure a good fit for your wig, no glue required.
Proper Head Measurement
Ensure the proper fit of your wig by measuring your head at three different locations.
The first measurement to take to ensure a snug fit for your wig is the circumference of your head. To measure the circumference of your head, wrap the measuring tape from the center of your forehead around the back of your head to the front.
The second measurement to take to ensure a snug fit for your wig is from the front of the head to the nape of your neck. To take this measurement, place the measuring tape at the center of your forehead over the top of your head to the rear of your head where your hairline ends.
The last measurement is from ear to ear. Measure from ear to ear ensuring that the tape is on your hairline.
These three measurements ensure that the wig sits on your head properly.
The proper attachments further secure your wig.
When we say attachments, we mean combs and elastic bands added to the wig cap.
Combs, are just that, tiny combs attached to the wig cap. Depending on the hairstyle, your wig cap should contain five to eight combs. These combs are placed around the perimeter of your wig for secure attachment.
An elastic band is added security for your wig. It’s positioned at the nape of your neck, on the wig cap from ear to ear.
Hairstyling underneath your wig is another way to ensure a proper fit. If you have hair, either twist or braid the hair flat to your head underneath your wig. Twisted or cornrowed hair provides a grip for your wig.
If you’re without hair, secure your wig by placing the combs underneath the elastic band.
Hopefully, these tips were helpful for you, and provide ways for you to attach your wig without glue. Following some or all, of these steps, will help keep your wig in place and help you feel confident when wearing your wig out in public.