Wigs, Hairpieces and More…
Wigs, Hairpieces and More…
The thought of wearing someone hair on your head might seem a little strange, but for millions of men and women around the world, it’s just a natural part of life they wouldn’t have any other way. Human hair wigs and hair extensions have become so commonplace and in many cases necessary, that we don’t think about where exactly the hair comes from or how it ends up on our head. We wanted to share with you some of the fascinating facts about human hair and why it is used in custom wigs and hair extensions.
A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
While you may not think about it, the human hair industry is very lucrative. There’s money to be made in just about every stage: from those who sell their hair, to those who clean it, sort it and create beautiful wigs from it. Human hair has become so valuable that some salons have even been burglarized for it. In India, one of the main sources of human hair is often referred to as ‘black gold’.
The Biggest Sources of Human Hair
Have you ever wondered where the hair comes from that is used in wigs and hair extensions? Mainly it comes from two of the most populated countries in the world, India and China. In these countries shaving one’s head is viewed as a traditional religious practice. In pilgrimages to temples like the Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala, India, there are hundreds of barbers available to shave a different person’s head every five minutes. Just think how much hair that is.
There’s Hair in Your Pizza
In recent years the need for human hair has increased dramatically along with the use of human hair. Not only is it used for just wigs and hair extensions but it is also used for fake eye-lashes, fertilizers, stuffing and it can even be found in your pizza. While this probably sounds unappetizing, it’s actually just the amino acids produced from human hair that is often added to dough of bagels and pizza.
Iconic Wigs and Wig Owners
Fans of the Kardashians & Jenners know that Kylie Jenner is a big fan of human hair wigs. So much so, that she has had celebrity wig-maker Tokyo Stylez make her several different styles wigs. Some recent icons that also owned wigs would include Michael Jackson and the famed painter Andy Warhol, whose own wig sold for a hefty $10,800. Long before the Jenners and other celebrities, there were royals that owned wigs that have become icons themselves. Queen Elizabeth had more than 150 wigs, and King Louis XIV had over 40 wig makers.
It Takes a Lot to Make a Wig
The amount of time it takes to create a wig is tremendous. It can take several days just to make one individual wig. That’s because the process involves untangling, sorting, washing, drying, dyeing and the sewing of these strands of hair. Some fully custom wigs can take up to eight weeks to complete. If you are looking for a wig or hair extensions, don’t worry about having to wait that long. The Hair Studio and Wigs Salon offers human hair wigs for that will instantly give you a full head of beautiful, natural-looking hair. Call us today at (781) 233-9787 for an absolutely free private consultation with
You have made the decision to purchase a wig, but where is the best place to start. From style to hair color to the wig itself, deciding which one suits your needs best requires setting aside some time to consider all the factors. Here is our guide to help you as you consider your options.
Real vs. Synthetic Hair
Today there are a wide variety of high-quality wigs on the market, many of which can be styled any way you desire. Human hair wigs are very popular and typically more expensive than synthetic, but they are easier to style and look more natural. They can be styled using tools like hot tongs and curling irons, where synthetic hair wigs would be damages.
The right hair color is vital when you are making a wig selection. You want to select a color that is similar in your current hair color. If you feel like changing your hair color, a wig is the perfect time to do just that. Pick a hair color that looks good on you and enhances your skin tone. For example, black hair can make some people look more pale, so that probably wouldn’t be the best color to go with.
Synthetic wigs will retain their shape well and they don’t need much for adjustments. You can use a spritz of water to freshen up the hair on the wig. Real hair wigs require more maintenance to shape and style them much like your own natural hair. A real hair wig is versatile and it can be styled easily. Some synthetic wigs are heat-resistant which enable them to be styled with curling irons.
The cost of wigs is an important factor in your decision process. Think about the amount of use you will get from the wig you buy. Let’s say, for example, you have a health issue and you plan on wearing a wig for a long period of time, then buying a quality product will help you to keep the look of having a full head of hair. Real hair wigs tend to be a little more expensive than synthetic ones.
When you are looking to purchase a wig, consider your choices carefully to ensure you get one that makes you feel wonderful and one you’ll enjoy wearing. Also, a wig specialist can assist you in the decision process. They can show you samples of different wigs and help you find the right wig for your needs.
If you have noticed that you are developing bald spots or that your hair is thinning due to alopecia, hormonal changes, medication, etc., then you probably have been looking for anything that would improve the situation you hair is in. The one thing you may not have heard or even thought of for improving your hair are hair extensions. They are traditionally meant for extending the length of your hair, but there are extensions known as filler extensions that are designed to add volume and length.
Can Hair Extensions Damage My Existing Hair?
Some hair extensions can damage your real hair. This is especially true if the one applying them is less than knowledgeable or isn’t proficient with them. Some hair extensions can also be heavy and adding heavy hair extensions on your real hair can put stress on the roots which can cause further damage. This is not to say all hair extensions or applications cause damage. The right extensions applied by an experienced hair stylist can create the look you want without any damage to your existing hair.
What Methods Are Used For Applying Hair Extensions?
There are several different methods used to attach hair extensions. The quickest and least expensive option is the clip-on variety of hair extensions. There are others that are glued to your hair at the root level with a keratin-based adhesive. Then there are those that are attached with a special tape.
Does It Take Long To Get Extensions?
The process of using hair extensions for filling in thin or bald areas of the scalp isn’t long. Yes, you may have heard some Hollywood celebrities tell how they spent over eight hours at a salon to have hair extensions applied but that is not the case at The Hair Studio and Wig Salon where we can apply then, in most cases, in just about two hours because of the type of extensions we use and the skill of our trained hair specialists.
Are You a Good Candidate for Extensions?
If you are one of the millions of women that suffer with thinning hair, hair extensions may be the perfect solution and they are considered just one of the many hair replacement options available.
We look at each client’s specific hair loss condition to determine the best methods for them so we can resolve their hair loss problem. Our clients start with a free hair loss consultation where we examine their hair and scalp. This is the first step to determine if filler hair extensions are the right solution for them.
Hair loss can be emotionally devastating for women and even to many men. We get a tremendous amount of satisfaction when we see our clients go from feeling helpless to hopeful and often for many women this can be achieved with filler hair extensions.
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