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When Wig Was Queen

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Is there any connection between the famous pop singer, Lady Gaga, and the great Queen Elizabeth I of England? Not an obvious one for sure, but there surely is one. Just like the pop singer doesn’t miss any chance to impress her fans and the music world by wearing fancy wigs matched with eccentric outfits, so did aristocratic women of times past. Their clothes were not as hair raising as Lady Gaga’s, but their wigs definitely were. Women from baroque and rococo periods took wigs to a whole new level by adding all kinds of accessories on them.

The reasons why women used to wear wigs centuries ago are not so different than the ones applicable these days. Yes, they wanted to look good, but they also needed wigs because of lice problems. Heat favors the multiplication of lice, so they used to shave their heads and cover them with beautiful, pompous wigs. For most these days, this particular concern no longer exists, but there are other reasons that generate baldness.

It goes without saying that only aristocratic women were able to afford a wig. The natural hair used to make wigs was often taken from slaves. In order to look more attractive, some women were only using what we know these days as wefts and closures. In Rome, both men and women started wearing wigs since the early days of the empire. The wig was considered a sign of distinction.

It is said that Empress Messalina would wear a blonde wig in order to disguise herself when she went to the brothel. Blonde wigs were, in fact, most sought by the Roman aristocratic women. Therefore, hair from European women was idealized. In addition, Faustina, wife of Marcus Aurelius, had an impressive collection of wigs- one for each attire. While these remarkable women only needed wigs to enhance their looks, Queen Elizabeth I was so well known for her red wigs that it was rumored that she had hair loss issues and needed to wear them. However, these bald tales seem to be unsubstantiated.

The eighteenth-century brought rococo wigs that were decorated in very unusual ways. Some of the ladies had high wigs with metal frames inside them that were able to sustain bird cages. They used to put one of these wigs on when they went out for a walk in the park or to visit someone. Jewelry, feathers and all kinds of other precious and flashy objects were glued onto wigs. However, things changed after the French Revolution, when wigs were associated with excess and decadence.

Wearing a wig is not associated with social prestige anymore. However, we basically have the same reasons for wearing a wig as did women who lived centuries ago. Either for medical reasons or just beautification purposes, wigs now are accessible and quite varied. Wearing them is now optional and they are a whole lot more comfortable. There is no longer a social pressure on women who wear wigs and those who choose not to. It is a personal option for both women suffering from various hair loss/medical conditions and women who just want to change their looks overnight.

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100% Hand Tied Human Hair Wigs For The Most Natural Look

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Our 100% hand tied human hair wigs are an excellent alternative to natural hair. If you suffer from hair loss because of different medical reasons, you can safely turn to this option in hair replacement that was modified and improved over time. The result available these days is simply amazing! Lace wigs today are no longer full of disadvantages like their previous versions. Though 100% hand tied human hair wigs are generally more expensive due to the meticulous craftsmanship involved, they are very lightweight, they can be parted and styled anywhere, and there are no heavy bulky wefts to hide (hair sewn together on a track for weaves). Besides the obvious aesthetic aspect, the wigs from De Novo Hair are provided with a variety of cap choices that allows your scalp to breathe. This offers a higher level of comfort compared with other types of wigs or those of lesser quality.

The advantages of 100% hand tied human hair wigs

Comfort and quality are definitely important aspects, but when it comes to looks, the lace wigs offered by De Novo Hair surpass its competitors in style and variety. The natural feeling and expert quality of De Novo Hair lace wigs matched with contemporary hairstyles makes women, and especially women with hair loss issues, feel fully confident in their looks. Because our hair is a natural raw product (from real humans!), it can be styled in multiple ways, such as straight, wavy or even teased in order to obtain different charming looks. On top of that, lace wigs can be dyed and washed just like you would do with your own hair. If you want to go swimming and look fabulous at the same time, you don’t need to worry about getting your hair wet. That won’t be a problem because lace wigs allow for a natural looking hairline allowing you to style the hair away from your face or even getting it a little wet by swimming a few laps. No one has to know that your hair is attached once applied properly. Before you know it, you might forget you have on a lace wig also…well, at least, for a moment!

The hand tied monofilament, lace or silk top cap designs of lace wigs are excellent additions to human hair wigs. All the discomfort caused by the previous ventilation problems have become a thing of the past. When wearing a lace wig, you will have the feeling of natural hair and your roots will look as genuine as it gets. Putting your hair up in a ponytail or just styling it from one side to the other are not only possible with 100% hand tied human hair wigs, but also highly recommended. You are no longer forced to maintain just one look when it comes to wigs! Lace wigs fit perfectly on anyone’s scalp, bald or not, thanks to the meticulous work of our wig experts. In the case of wigs, there is no technology in the world that can replicate the beautiful life like and natural looking work that people can do with their hands.
The life-like appearance of wigs from De Novo Hair grant a confidence boost not just to women who have suffered massive hair loss, but also to women who want to change their hair style overnight! The variety of these wigs can probably seem overwhelming at first. Perhaps, choosing the 100% hand tied human hair lace wig you like best would take longer than deciding that you actually want one! Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

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September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

This month we wanted to bring awareness to alopecia areata and shed some light on how De Novo Hair lace wigs can be used to help individuals affected by it. Alopecia areata is a hair-loss condition that is associated with an abnormality in the immune system. Particularly, one’s immune system attacks the hair follicles of the scalp generating partial or complete hair loss. This abnormality in hair formation, however, can also affect other areas of the body. Though the reason for its onset is unexplained, research suggests that genetics may play a role in the likelihood of developing this autoimmune condition. Alopecia areata also tends to develop in early life, with typical onset among children, teens and young adults.

Once diagnosed with alopecia areata, a number of treatments are available. The efficacy of these treatments varies as there is no proven remedy for its prevention. What has been shown to be particularly helpful are the ways in which patients cope with alopecia areata. Hair loss can contribute to increased emotional stress including depression. In a society where images of health, beauty and femininity are often associated with a healthy head of hair, hair loss can bring about many stressful situations and can adversely affect one’s self-concept. Even for those who are comfortable in their hair loss, they may not be as comfortable with the stereotyped identities others ascribe to them.

Many persons who can benefit the most from De Novo Hair full lace wigs or lace front wigs sometimes are not even aware of lace wigs as being a hair replacement option. Traditional wigs of yester years are notoriously very uncomfortable and restrictive in style and function. Many are “one size fits all” and there’s really no such thing when it comes to a well-designed and well-fitting hair replacement prosthetic. This is why you won’t get that classic tell-tale sign of unnatural bunching at the crown with a De Novo Hair lace wig. Our lace wigs fit to the contours of your head by circumference size and you can get the best fit by taking your full measurements. Because our lace wigs are fully hand-tied, you get a natural hair growth pattern. You can style it any which way and not have to worry about combing the hair toward your face to conceal your hairline.

If you think you might be experiencing signs of hair loss, do not hesitate to contact your doctor for more information about your particular condition. Some forms of hair loss can be treated well if damage to the hair follicles can be minimized. Your doctor can even write a prescription for your prosthetic and we will help with the rest! We love helping customers reclaim their self expression and identities through our high quality product line. If you have any tips, advice or comments, don’t forget to leave your mark and comment below!