Archive for the ‘Your #1 Source for Lace Wig Fashion’ Category

How a Precision Hair Cut Can Make All the Difference On Your Lace Wig.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

We thought it would be great to share two pictures of the same lace wig before and after a precision hair cut. Well, we happen to think the style on picture #2 frames the mannequin’s face better by giving the style an updated and chic look. See how taking off just a few inches and styling really affect the final look? In the before picture, the hair is styled away from the face and the layers have little shape. With the precision cut, we add shape to the layers and style some of the hair toward the face.

You can have your lace wigs cut by a local stylist or order any one of our precision cut styles. If you don’t see a style you like, you can always order a custom lace wig with your own pictures. Keep in mind that we do need some good shots in order to duplicate the style. You can even send us an old wig to duplicate! Sometimes you just have that one wig that you can’t part with- you just love the density, the color, the cut, etc.  We can definitely make a duplicate for you to keep on hand.

When getting your lace wig cut, just remember to pick a professional that knows what they’re doing! Frankly, not every stylist knows how to cut hair well. Remember, the hair is not growing back so if it’s cut too short, for example, there’s no going back! Always err on the side of caution by ordering a slightly longer length to give the stylist room to work with.

Sleep Protection

Monday, February 15th, 2010

We learned previously that friction with certain materials can cause breakage and tangling with our hair.  This is not only true for materials we wear but also true for materials we sleep on.  Cotton is a material that can cause breakage and tangling with your hair.  Wrapping your hair and tying it with a silk or satin scarf for sleep can not only reduce friction that causes breakage but also keeps the flow of your hairstyle intact.  It is also a good idea to have a satin pillowcase for extra protection in case your scarf comes off in the middle of the night.

Good night, and sleep worry free!


Winterizing Your Hair, by Chaunteese

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Since having my new De Novo Hair full lace wig I have acquired a number of suggestions that will help clients keep their wig healthy and tangle free. Anyone who has spent even one single day in Chicago during the winter can contest to the brutality that Mother Nature unleashes on the body, skin and hair. That’s why here in Chi, we have to bundle up! However, the materials that our hats and coats are made from oftentimes are not friendly to our hair.  In fact, clients oftentimes, come in to the salon with breakage and evidence of unhealthy hair care.  What causes this breakage is friction, which is caused by movement between the materials of our garments which comes in contact with our hair.  This friction can also cause tangling with your hair addition, especially at the nape. However, there are ways to help reduce that friction: 1) Try to wear garments made from the material Satin or Silk.  So, before you put on your winter hat and coat, you should put on a silk or satin bonnet or scarf to protect your hair.  This will provide adequate protection, in most instances, against the drying effects of Mother Nature’s brutal winds and cold temperatures. In addition, this will reduce tangling as well as breakage. Stay warm and don’t worry so much about your hair!


OK Let’s Talk Hair!

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Allow me to introduce myself- my name is Chaunteese and I am a licensed cosmetologist in the Chicago land area who specializes in healthy hair care and extensions for all hair types.  I’m a De Novo Hair preferred stylist, and as a professional hair stylist, it’s not only my duty, but it’s my extreme pleasure to be able to share with you my knowledge as it relates to healthy hair care. In addition, I hope to answer any questions that you may have as it relates to hair, lace front wigs, and De Novo Hair wigs.  I am not only a hairstylist who provides healthy hair care, weave and wig services, but I also wear weave and wig hairpieces.  I believe in healthy hair and I feel that because my clients like to wear a hair addition that does not mean they have to depend on hair additions.  I hope that you will frequently visit this website so that you will be informed and empowered to make the best decisions as it relates to your hair.

Here, I’m wearing an Indian Remy Regular Relaxed layered and styled De Novo Hair Full Lace Wig. I applied my wig with Davlyn Waterproof Adhesive.


An Icon Speaks: Whitney Houston’s Comeback

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Did you feel it? Oprah says it’s the most powerful interview she thinks she has done. Yes, we’re talking about Whitney Houston here. Wow! What a great interview and that was only Part 1! I so appreciated Whitney’s candor and Oprah’s compassion- I really felt the power Oprah talked about. Whitney made such an impression on our lives, not only in song but also in style. Sometimes when people get so low, you forget how much of an impact they really have. But as soon as we are reminded of that power, we remember how her melodies speak to our hearts and mind. She speaks with an affirmed certainty and respect for life, including accepting her responsibility. Yes, I say responsibility because with great gifts comes great responsibility. I must point out that I love, love, love her hair! The cut, the color…everything comes into place with her new image. What a great example of what the right hair color and style can do for a woman! She looks young, refreshed, healthy, and is just “on point.” There’s no other expression that comes to mind. Can’t wait to see the rest of the interview tomorrow!

Flat Ironing & Texture

Friday, August 7th, 2009

De Novo Hair offers the widest variety of hair textures that are suitable for women of all ethnicities. Our clients appreciate the choices they have in matching to their own hair texture or for trying out a new style. With curly or wavy styles, it is relatively easy to pick out a texture based on the curl pattern pictured. The task is more nuanced with straight hair especially since the differences can be more subtle. As with all human hair, it is important to note that the texture can change temporarily based on how the hair is styled, especially when using styling tools like flat irons or curling irons. The heat in these tools essentially changes the bond in the hair shaft. So you can start with the poofy Natural Relaxed texture and end up with Regular Relaxed tresses, based on the amount of heat used on the hair shaft. The important thing to remember about flat irons and the like is that hair is prone to damage from excessive heat and hair abuse just as your own naturally growing hair would be. You don’t want to use these tools too often and a heat protector should be used along with it. You basically don’t want to “fry” the hair to a limp state.

When deciding on a texture, pick one out based on your hair preference and the amount of grooming you think you’re up for. You can usually flat iron each texture to a silkier state. So for a Natural Relaxed, you can flat iron to a Coarse or Regular Relaxed. You can flat iron the Coarse relaxed to a Regular relaxed and so forth. The flat iron will smooth out the hair shaft.

We often get asked whether curly or wavy styles can be flat ironed. The answer is yes but there are some textures where we recommend against it. With afro curly and tight waves it is generally better to just have a second straight wig at hand than going through the labor of flat ironing out all the curls. As long as you have not brought about any heat damage to the hair, it will revert back to the curly state when moisture hits it again (humidity/washing etc.). However, the general rule of thumb is to avoid excessive heat on hair that has gone through chemical processing already. Extra curly hair typically needs more constant heat to straighten and this heat can contribute to dryness and breakage. This is why it’s just better to have a straight wig to alternate with. With the alternate use, both wigs will last longer.