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Identify the Wig Cap Types Suited for Your Needs

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Wig cap types come in so much variety it may seem overwhelming at first. Whether you’ve just started to lose hair or you have an older problem, it’s important to know your options. If you don’t suffer from alopecia or other hair loss conditions, this guide might make your decision even easier.

There are roughly 7 wig cap types that may or may not be right for you. Some of them come in standard sizes, while others are made to fit your head perfectly. In this way, excluding the need of wig tape or wig glue. In addition, some of them confer limited versatility and shouldn’t be worn by persons with sensitive scalp. Based on the following information, you’ll be able to pick for yourself!

The Wefted Foundation Cap

This type of cap comes in standard sizes and it has little customization options. Wefted foundation caps are sometimes called “capless” because the synthetic fibers or natural hairs are stitched onto wefts or tracks. The whole process is pretty automatic. Since they are made by machines, these caps are also pretty cheap.

The Net Foundation Cap

The net foundation cap is a more natural option because the hairs are hand tied. Among the better quality wig cap types, this one features a mesh net with countless hair strains that are hand tied on it. Net foundation caps can usually be ordered pre-cut, but any hairdresser can style it for you. They are usually not as soft and comfortable as the next featured lace cap.

The Lace Hand Tied Cap

Since lace and other sheer materials are soft, this type of cap is especially suitable for persons with sensitive scalp. Hairs are hand tied on a piece of lace that is molded to the shape of one’s head.  Lace hand tied caps are most expensive for the level of quality, comfort and workmanship involved, but the increase in price is usually worth it.

The Lace Front Cap

Perhaps the most confusing of all, the lace front cap can come in many forms. Many wefted wigs may feature a lace front section. Fully hand-tied units with stretch lace in the back may also feature a softer lace front. Many companies offer different wig cap types with a more realistic lace front, so it’s important to take note of exactly what you are buying. De Novo Hair wigs are fully hand tied and do not have wefted tracks. Therefore, our lace fronts still feature soft lace with stretch lace, with the whole cap being hand-tied.

The Top Cap Pieces

Especially made to conceal just certain areas of your scalp, the top pieces are able to add extra volume as well. If you’re having trouble with hair loss in the crown area, you can rely on this cap type. Also, covering a scar can prove to be simple with such pieces. In this case, you really don’t need a full cap wig.

The Monofilament Base

Featuring excellent ventilation for your scalp, like lace hand-tied bases, the monofilament base provides much more. Designed with the idea of naturalness in mind, this type of cap looks realistic. It allows you to part your hair in any direction you want, be it a different one every day. The hair grafts are hand-placed on an ultra-thin material.

The Vacuum or Suction Base

Among all wig cap types, this one is actually made for the shape and size of your head. However, since it’s made of silicone and must fit your scalp perfectly, you have to be completely bald to wear one. The whole idea of this cap is to exclude the usage of glue or tape. A digital scan or a plaster mold can make this possible.

Hoping these explanations made everything clearer for you, may your choice be easy and comfortable!

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Protect Your Hair When Wearing Weaves

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Sew-in extensions or weaves are considered a great way of protecting your natural hair while displaying a variety of looks. However, there are a few things you should know before getting your installment. Among the factors that may actually damage your natural hair are an exceeding number of extensions, improper maintenance and faulty aftercare. Before you conclude that weaves can do a lot of damage to your natural hair instead of protecting it, make sure you do your part during the installation and after to truly make weaves protective and worth the time and expense. Weave Care

Limit the number of extensions
Choosing the ideal amount of hair is the first step in opting for a protective sew-in technique. Too much hair can mean too much pressure on your scalp from the weight of the extra hair. The last thing you want to do is to make your weave uncomfortable and damage your natural hair and scalp because you have too many extensions installed. Also, think about how tightly the braids are done. Tight braids lead to headaches, excessive shedding and scalp damage. So, opt for looser braids and a sufficient amount of hair extensions.

Maintain your weaves properly
When your extensions are installed, you should leave your hair alone for a few days. Your hair should be washed and deeply conditioned prior to the weave installation, so washing and conditioning immediately after an install may loosen the install prematurely. In order to maintain your hair and scalp while wearing weaves, you can prepare a special mixture of essential oils and water to spritz on every now and then. Combining the mixture in a diffuser bottle will make application to the hair and scalp easier. Lots of different DIY moisture combo recipes can be found online and many brands are offering already made moisture boots as well.

Emphasize on the aftercare
Depending on your hair type, you can keep sew in weaves for 4 to 6 weeks before having to remove them. In case your hair is thin, you should schedule an appointment after 4 weeks. A medium to thick type of hair can usually sustain the weaves for 6 weeks or more, depending on hair growth rate. Even so, you shouldn’t keep them in for very long because you can’t avoid product buildup that’s going to settle between the braids. Washing your natural hair is the first thing you should do after extension removal. Next, you should use coconut oil and other deeply moisturizing hair masks to infuse as much moisture to your hair as possible. Try not to rush the process and leave the hair treatment in for a longer period of time. Your stylist will probably recommend a deep conditioner- don’t skip this step. Follow these 3 main tips for weave care and you’ll have more success with hair care and hair growth.

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Rocking Gray Hair With Wigs

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

The short, nicely styled, awesomely combed gray hair has worked its way on today’s red carpet looks. Even so, not all of us everyday people are ready to rock this kind of hairstyle inspired by Mother Nature. Perhaps, more bitter for women than it will ever be for men, graying hair is definitely unstoppable, but there are ways to flaunt it and even hide it, if you so choose. The most common solution would be to dye your grey hair, but isn’t that too much of a commitment to just one color and, also, damaging for our hair?

Sooner or later we are all going to have to deal with gray hair issues. According to various hair-stylists, there are an increasingly large number of young women who ask for advice regarding their grayed out hairs. The explanation for this natural change is quite simple. Our bodies produce a pigment called melanin, but the production of melanin doesn’t stay consistent throughout our lives. Therefore, at some point, our bodies will produce less resulting in grey hairs.

There are dozens of causes that determine whether hair will change color in people who are still young. Some of them are accepted by most scientists, while others are still in debate. Among all these, the best known are faulty diets, stress, blow-drying, hair dyes, anemia, anxiety or even heredity factors. Many well-known celebrities face this problem, such as Kate Middleton, Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes and even young Selena Gomez. The most obvious and embraced solution for gray hair is hair-dye, but is it really the best one? Dyeing our hair has a thinning, damaging effect on it, sometimes causing hair loss or producing allergies. In addition, gray hair is known to be quite stubborn when it comes to coloring, so dyeing requires stronger dyes that are filled with even more chemicals. Not to mention that sometimes there are some hairs that act rebellious by not absorbing the dye and that proudly stand out. As for the permanent commitment aspect, dyeing our hair is an even worse choice for those of us who like to change their hair color often.

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Gray Hair Wigs At DeNovoHair.com

A more user-friendly, very fun, non-permanent and with little risks approach is the wig! Perhaps, many of us still associate gray wigs with the kind of look of Marie Antoinette’s. This is, of course, a misconception, but linking wigs to something pompous or uncomfortable is still a held belief by some who are not familiar with the wig technology of today. Since we are all going to deal with gray hair someday and some of us are dealing with it right now, we should really consider all the beautiful styling options available with trendy wigs rather than damaging our hair further with dyes. Wearing different wigs is like dyeing and styling our hair differently every day, but without all the hassle!

Visit DeNovoHair.com to shop Top Quality Lace Wigs. We carry styles & textures to suit any taste!

Special Care for Your 100% Natural Lace Wigs

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

natural lace wigs The reason why 100% natural lace wigs are the best choice is already clear, but the fact that they need special care might seem intimidating to some. Indeed, synthetic wigs don’t need styling and they are easy to wash just by putting them in cold water mixed with a special solution. However, natural lace wigs can be much more rewarding because of the efforts you make in maintaining its beauty and the versatility in styling.
If you own a natural lace wig, then you know that the hairstyles won’t last very long without proper care. Just like naturally growing hair, the hair used to make our lace wigs may become oily, dry or and go flat. This happens because although the hair is all natural, it was cut from the roots that were feeding it with nutrients in order to regenerate it and keep it moisturized. So, the need of washing your natural lace wig for an infusion of moisture is imperative. Whenever you feel that your wig is full of hairspray, wax or any other styling products that you might use, it will need to be cleaned.

Washing your all natural lace wigs

Before you wash your wig, you must comb the hair carefully. Using a wide tooth comb rather than a brush is pertinent for preventing unnecessary shedding. If you skip this step, you might have to deal with even larger portions of tangled hair afterwards, and therefore, an increase in shedding.
Next, you can fill the sink or a bowl that’s big enough with warm water. The reason why lace wigs need to be washed with warm water is because the pores of natural hair open in contact with heat sources and close in contact with cold water or cold air. Washing with the wrong temperature can cause the hair to be dry or tangle more. The hair products used can also impact the softness and manageability of your natural lace wigs. You can choose from a wide range of products that are especially meant to be used for wigs. When in a pinch and you have to wash your unit and don’t have any special wig shampoo, you can use a highly moisturizing regular shampoo.
The third step that you should take after cleaning your natural lace wig is to apply a conditioner. There are plenty revitalizing conditioners in our store and that are available in your local markets that can moisturize your wig well. Opt for non-static products if you notice that there’s a tendency of electrification when you comb the hair. Then, rinse the wig’s hair with warm water. You should expect some hair shedding with continued use and washing of your natural lace wigs, so we recommend that you do not overdo it with washing. You should wash the hair when necessary but daily washing is certainly not recommended.
It is important to towel or air dry your natural lace wigs. Hand squeeze any extra water and then place the wig in a towel to soak up any extra water. If you have a curly hair unit, it is recommended that you do not use a towel! This can cause extra frizz and dryness. For curly units, hand squeeze out the extra water, apply your favorite curl defining product and then let the wig air dry. Ideally, you should let your natural lace wigs air dry on a wig stand and style it after it is dry. Flat irons or curling irons are permitted with natural hair and you can also use heat protectants before you begin the styling process of your wig. De Novo Hair is also resourceful when it comes to styling products, as well as wig stands that make your work much easier.

Visit DeNovoHair.com to shop Top Quality Lace Wigs. We carry styles & textures to suit any taste!

Hair Loss Wigs for Women at De Novo Hair

Monday, May 4th, 2015

De Novo Hair is well known for specializing in hair loss wigs for women. When it comes to losing your hair, this is rarely a one size fits all deal when looking for hair loss solutions. For example, some women only have patches of hair loss around the hairline or perhaps only at the crown or sides. Others may have complete hair loss and desire to remove their wigs daily, while others want to wear their wigs for longer periods of time by using adhesives. Some women are looking for hair loss wigs in bold styles while others are more concerned with duplicating their own hair texture and hair color. Each individual will have unique experiences and unique needs in looking for hair loss wigs for women.

Where to start when ordering hair loss wigs?
When it comes to ordering hair loss wigs for women sometimes one has no idea where to start! That’s why we provide a wealth of material on our site to educate our customers on our offerings on hair loss wigs for women. From the base of the cap, to the hair chosen, down to the style, we’ve got you covered. We realize that the information can be overwhelming at first, especially if this is your first time wearing a lace wig! That’s why we’re here to help you pick out from the myriad of styles we have in hair loss wigs for women. We recommend you start by first browsing through our lace wig styles gallery. If you don’t see a lace wig style that’s just right, you can even send us pictures of styles that you like for us to duplicate. Once we know your preferred style, we can make recommendations on the color, length, cap choices and many other customizations based on your needs & lifestyle.

Ordering can be placed online in the privacy of your home or office. For those who need more consultation, we can schedule a phone conversation to learn more about your special needs and answer all of your questions regarding hair loss wigs for women.

Visit DeNovoHair.com to shop Top Quality Lace Wigs. We carry styles & textures to suit any taste!

Using Lace Wigs as a Protective Style

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Lace wigs are not just used for addressing hair loss but can also be used as a protective style for those who do have lots of hair or for those who are working on growing out or transitioning their hair. In addition, lots of women love to change their look without putting too much stress on their own hair. You can accomplish this by using lace wigs as a protective style.  By using lace wigs as a protective style, you can change the cut, color, length and texture of your look without doing damage to your own hair. Your own hair can be braided down, conditioned, and well taken care of, while you style your lace wig as needed. No need to worry about doing damage to your own hair.

Lace wigs also allow you to give your hair and scalp a much needed break from any heat/straightening treatments, like flat irons, for example.  Flat iron and blow dry your hair every day and you are more prone to limp, dry hair.  Love your curly hair but would like to wear it straight from time to time without risking heat damage? Why not try ordering one of our lace wigs as a protective style? Is your hair in need of some tender care without constant combing? Facilitate its growth by giving the constant grooming a rest!  Gone are the days where women’s wigs are used just for necessity. Today women also accessorize with hair and it is much easier to do so!

Visit DeNovoHair.com to shop Top Quality Lace Wigs. We carry styles & textures to suit any taste!

Glueless lace wigs are a great choice!

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Glueless Lace Wigs: An Easy Lace Wig Application

We’ve mentioned previously that the use of glue for applying lace wigs is not for everyone. Many women are finding that glueless lace wigs can be just the right lace wig cap construction to fit their needs. Glueless lace wigs are not new, but they have gained more popularity as more are educated on the fact that lace front wigs can look very natural without the use of glue.

There are actually a variety of glueless lace wigs that are available. The one you chose depends entirely on your particular needs and comfort level. They are all, however, very easy to apply and style. You can even transform full lace wigs into glueless lace wigs by simply securing the wig down with bobby pins or sewing in the full lace wig. The difference between a full lace wig and a glueless lace wig is that glueless lace wigs have elastic bands that are adjustable for fit. The adjustable straps are positioned at the nape and allows one to loosen and tighten the wig to fit to the contours of one’s head. Although there are different types of glueless lace wigs, the term “glueless” will refer to a specific lace wig cap construction on our site. Here are some examples our glueless lace wigs.

View Our Variety of Glueless Lace Wigs

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Lace front with adjustable strap

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Full stretch cap

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Glueless” lace wigs– The “glueless” lace wig cap is constructed with an adjustable strap in the back along with small weighted reinforcements near the temples to help keep the wig closer to your scalp and more snug to your head. The lace front part of the cap can be constructed of different materials including swiss lace or a silk top panel. If you order a “glueless” wig on our site, this is the cap type that you will receive.
Lace front with adjustable strap in the back– This glueless lace wig cap is pretty much the same as the “glueless” lace wig cap minus the weighted reinforcements near your temples. This cap construction can also be made with a silk top panel.
Full stretch cap– The full stretch cap is constructed with an elastic band on the full perimeter of the cap. It does not have any weighted reinforcements but fits snugly on the perimeter of your head.

Visit DeNovoHair.com to shop Top Quality Lace Wigs. We carry styles & textures to suit any taste!

Glue is Not the Only Answer

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

We get more questions everyday on whether you have to use lace wig glue in order to wear a lace front wig. The answer is simply, no, you don’t. Everyone’s hair loss or styling needs are different so lace wig adhesives are not always necessary. Some have total hair loss while some just have persistent problem areas. There are a variety of options for wearing your lace wig. That’s one of the main reasons they are so appealing.

If you have hair at your hairline, you can actually just leave a little of your own hair out and bobby pin the wig down behind your hairline. A lot of people ask whether bobby pinning their wig down is secure. We are still mindful of the ill fitting wigs of years past and have images of wigs flying off a person’s head on a windy day. This is not the case with a prosthetic wig that is designed to hug the contours of your head. If your lace wig is properly sized, bobby pinning it down is very secure. Just make sure to place the pins all around your head, especially at your temples, behind the ears, and at the nape. Any extra pins are for added security. If you’re looking for inspiration on how this could look, check out a couple of Oprah’s past season shows. This past season she wore her own hair out quite a bit but also wore pieces that matched her own hair in color and texture. You can do the same and place the wig behind your natural hairline. It’s a very natural look!

If you have hair loss at your hairline or complete hair loss, pinning the wig down may not work. You do have a few cap design options, though, to achieve a natural look. You can custom order your lace wig with a glue-less cap design. We have a few options to choose from and, yes, they are also secure. The wig will fit to hug your head for security. Accurate measurements will be important for the best fit, and a head template is even better. If you’d like to learn more about these options, please feel free to contact us for a consultation.

Amen Hair Designs…Ask for Chaunteese!

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Sometimes it can be so hard to find a stylist you can trust and who’s reasonably priced! One such stylist, Chaunteese, has gotten a lot of experience working at the Hair Cuttery and is bringing her skills to Amen Hair Designs, 7439 Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130. 773-827-0772. We definitely think you should check her out! If you’re in the Chicagoland area, you’ll be happy to know that Chaunteese works with all hair types (Asian, Caucasian, Latin, Mixed Races, Natural Afro, etc.), and also with men and women. Her specialties include healthy hair care, hair extensions, facial waxing, individual eyelash extensions, and more. Many of her prices are inclusive of several services. For instance, instead of charging extra for something as important as a deep conditioner, this step is included in most services. For a limited time, first time customers can receive $5 off hair style services by mentioning this post!

Click here to view Chaunteese’s menu of services.

Got Alopecia Areata? Learn How to Get Financial Support for Your Lace Wig

Friday, March 5th, 2010

You might be surprised to know that there are little financial resources out there to help adults with the purchase of lace wig hair prosthesis, also known popularly as lace wigs. Though some insurance companies do cover lace wigs, there may be a lot of stipulations on coverage or under-coverage in general. There is a great resource, however, available through the National Alopecia Areata Foundation Ascot Fund. The Ascot Fund was established to help adults and children with alopecia areata by providing financial assistance up to $500. We’ve had the pleasure of working with the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) by providing lace wigs to their award recipients. Unlike many insurance company procedures, this is not a reimbursement plan so you do not have to come up with the funds upfront. We think this is just wonderful because this puts much less financial strain on the award recipients.

At the time of this writing, the program requires you to obtain an invoice from the company you choose for your custom hair piece. If you need help in customizing your lace wig hairpiece, please send an email and we will set up an appointment to go over your custom lace wig and provide you with the documentation you need to apply for the award. You can also fill out any one of our custom order forms to receive a quote or invoice. We can get started on your quote for the Foundation with this information. Keep in mind that we do include ongoing store promotions or discounts in your invoice.
Here are the steps to receive an invoice from us:

1)    Fill out a custom order form for your choice wig
2)    Add the order to your shopping cart
3)    The shopping cart will show your custom order details. Copy the entire order details
4)    Paste the order details into an email to us indicating your request for documentation for the NAAF’s Ascot Fund.

You can learn more about the NAAF Ascot Fund by clicking on the below link:
Ascot Fund: Financial Help for Individuals with Alopecia Areata