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In the Wig Mode!

Started 1392614277.94 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1392794516.04 by Lindsays Grandma

My hair is getting very thin, so I just ordered my first wigs online. I have a question for those of you who wear wigs: I have a bob haircut and need to know if it is necessary to always wear a wig cap underneath if I can tuck my hair underneath. Just seems like a cap would get hot in the summer time. Also, if anyone is interested, ***beautyandhair.*** is having a sale: 25% off under $250 and 30% off over $250. I ordered the "Lizzy" by RENE OF PARIS and it is so cute.

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Desi1392614816.1214131 PostsRegistered 6/9/2007Ma

It's not necessary if you can pull your hair into even a tiny low ponytail which will help anchor it. The cap won't make it much hotter but the wig is hotter than no wig.

My problem is my hair is very soft and fine and caps and wigs just slide right up and off. If you google Godiva's secret wigs on youtube you can see how they wear them and what to do first.

Actually, there are tons of videos, just google how to wear wigs. Vogue wigs had videos on their site which are also helpful.

Good luck with the wig, hope you love it.

Desi

KayKayWA1392615197.8795 PostsRegistered 8/21/2011

I now wear a wig all of the time. I see no need to wear a cap. I have started putting a couple of pin curls in top, that sort of anchors it so it stays put. I now am uncomfortable with out it. Give in. Enjoy it!

Azcowgirl1392622328.9977014 PostsRegistered 4/10/2012
I don't wear a cap under mine either...I just anchor with low bun in back. Stays put just fine for me that way.

cyndog1392625031.8232352 PostsRegistered 10/8/2010California Desert
I wear wigs once in awhile for fun and a change. I never use a cap either.

Lindsays G­randma1392625617.6074372 PostsRegistered 5/3/2007Arizona, formerly San Fernando Valley, CA

I wear a wig when the gray starts showing until I get to the salon and do not wear a cap. The wig stays put just fine.

"Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear ~~~ Mark Twain

Lindsay's Grandma

catbaglover1392647017.457252 PostsRegistered 6/29/2005

I'd like to find a store who sells wigs, so I an take my Mom there to try some on. Beause she, too, suffers from thinning hair. Does anyone know which major store chains sell wigs? We're in the Chicagoland area....

I randomly used to see wigs in quite a variety of stores as a kid - decades ago! But now that I'm looking for them, they are not found in the brick & mortar stores that I visit. You'd think with the huge popularity of hairpieces that they would be everywhere! And it's much more practical to try on a variety of wigs vs ordering online....

JeanLouise­Finch1392648297.80711046 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011

I don't need one right now, but the thought has crossed my mind that I might at some point. I'm sure wigs today are far different from the wigs my mom and my aunts would wear, way back when. Has anyone tried the Ken Paves wigs here on QVC?

annabellet­hecat1392648521.79314400 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006

I bought several wigs from msnbc on TV. Toni something or other sells them. I get a lot of compliments when I wear them.

My hair is very thin. I found one of her wigs in the bottom of my closet I'd bought a few years ago when she was selling them on HSN. As a joke I wore it out and people were coming up to me telling me how much they love my hair! Now I feel self-conscious if I go out without it.

Google wigs or go to the MSNBC website. Just remember the color sent to you is usually darker than the one shown.

JeanLouise­Finch1392649642.13311046 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011

I'll go bald and wear a scarf on my head before I buy anything from MSNBC!

annabellet­hecat1392649969.6314400 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006

Well, who knows, you might have to make that decision. I'm just telling you where I found several wigs.

I'm sure there are a lot of other places where you can find wigs. You asked about wigs and I told you where I found some nice wigs and the lady who makes them.

She used to sell them on HSN and left. You can purchase wigs on QVC. They sell some. I have ordered several of the Ken Paves wigs. I just didn't care for them.

Everyone is different. Order some of his and see if you like them. It's not like I own stock from MSNBC, I was just suggesting them because I found some there. Don't get all upset over something so ignorant.

Life is too short to get so bent out of shape over something like that.

KatCat11392651097.2317152 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

Many years ago, (40) wigs were everywhere. Marshall Fields sold them and I bought two. Other girls I worked with wore them. I never used a cap. I believe that if your hair is long, you may need one. I was recently looking at wigs. I think they are great for so many reasons. First of all, a change of pace, medical reasons, thinning hair, new color, etc. I was looking at Vogue Wigs online and they had some really cute styles that were wearable. I am not ready to purchase yet. I would love to go to a wig store to try different styles on.

cyndog1392658261.312352 PostsRegistered 10/8/2010California Desert
I think she means ShopNBC, now called ShopHQ. Toni Brattin sells her wigs there now. To the other poster looking for wig stores, I'm sure there must be some by you, I'd look up wigs in the phone book or online. There has to be tons of wig stores around Chicago. Once in awhile, there's a wig shop in a mall.

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sunshine32­151392658623.21609 PostsRegistered 1/21/2012

This has not been mentioned but there is a lot of tutorials on you tube that are very helpful. Remember, many wigs are not able to be worn right out the package, tweaking is often required whether thinning it out, removing wefts, putting behind our hair line so some of your edges are out. Here is a video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jc0F_O_ZSg&list=PLPSTsyrUsP_cLGpHLO1GjU-z29gA7fug0&index=44

Trix1392659391.053685 PostsRegistered 7/28/2005Chicago, IL

I'm a regular wig wearer. I swing both ways between cap and no cap, but it's not necessary to wear one. Pulling your real hair into a ponytail or bun will anchor the wig. Depending on the style of your wig you may find it enhanced by pulling some of your real hair out around the front and sides. Being a first time wigger I suggest taking the wig into a hair salon so that a hairdresser trim the wig to make it more flattering for you. I take my wigs to a beauty school instead of my regular expensive salon for the cut.

Many of the modern wigs have lighter hair textures and are capless (there are bands woven beneath the hair to form the cap. The open caps are so open that you can stick fingers and pull real hair through between the bands. Because of this manufacturing the being too hot issue never comes into play. Frankly, I haven't seen a wig with an old fashioned full (closed) cap in 20 years.

Trix

Lucylou591392670160.87728 PostsRegistered 2/1/2014
On 2/17/2014 JeanLouiseFinch said:

I'll go bald and wear a scarf on my head before I buy anything from MSNBC!

I think she meant shopNBC.

CAROLINA21392671514.131175 PostsRegistered 5/28/2010

I have a question. I am a sometime wig wearer and I'm seriously thinking of wearing it whenever I leave the house. I have very thin hair and know that some hair dressers will work on wigs. How do I find one that does? I never have my hair done professionally because of the rude comments by the people doing my hair. Thanks for any help you can give me.

OCGurl1392675247.8777533 PostsRegistered 8/2/2007Palm Desert, CA
On 2/17/2014 CAROLINA2 said:

I have a question. I am a sometime wig wearer and I'm seriously thinking of wearing it whenever I leave the house. I have very thin hair and know that some hair dressers will work on wigs. How do I find one that does? I never have my hair done professionally because of the rude comments by the people doing my hair. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Carolina, you might want to check a wig shop that is also a styling shop specific for women who need to wear a wig :)


OCGurl1392675833.757533 PostsRegistered 8/2/2007Palm Desert, CA

Also check out Name Brand Wigs - aka Joshua24. The best prices on the net. I wear Jade Rene of Paris in Dark Chocolate, $52 under $60 inclusive of shipping. They have the best customer service there as well, immediate response even on a Sunday. I have worn Jade for awhile now and it is a popular style, so they always order 4 for me and send 2 when I need them and then have 2 on hold for when I need them.


CAROLINA21392677614.5031175 PostsRegistered 5/28/2010

Thank you OCGURL, I'll try the phone book to see if I can find one.

luv my Gol­den1392677685.09165 PostsRegistered 2/2/2013

I have worn wigs for years and wearing a cap would make it very hot, especially in the summer. Due to surgery my hair fell out and you can see my scalp and I have very thin hair and and fine hair. I look younger wearing wigs and only wear when I go out in public and if someone is coming over. I try to order wigs that don't look "wiggy" or make me look older. My grandchildren have gotten used to me both ways and the youngest is five years old. I order my wigs from Paula Young because they are very affordable and stylish. I get complimented on my "hair" and I say thank you. They like the color and the style. They think it is my own hair.

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annabellet­hecat1392679080.3314400 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006

Yes Cyndog is right. It is ShopNBC.

Lindsays G­randma1392794516.044372 PostsRegistered 5/3/2007Arizona, formerly San Fernando Valley, CA
On 2/17/2014 Trix said:

I'm a regular wig wearer. I swing both ways between cap and no cap, but it's not necessary to wear one. Pulling your real hair into a ponytail or bun will anchor the wig. Depending on the style of your wig you may find it enhanced by pulling some of your real hair out around the front and sides. Being a first time wigger I suggest taking the wig into a hair salon so that a hairdresser trim the wig to make it more flattering for you. I take my wigs to a beauty school instead of my regular expensive salon for the cut.

Many of the modern wigs have lighter hair textures and are capless (there are bands woven beneath the hair to form the cap. The open caps are so open that you can stick fingers and pull real hair through between the bands. Because of this manufacturing the being too hot issue never comes into play. Frankly, I haven't seen a wig with an old fashioned full (closed) cap in 20 years.

Most salons will nut trim or cut a wig because of the liability. I have found that to be very frustrating and even offered to sign a waiver with no luck/

"Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear ~~~ Mark Twain

Lindsay's Grandma

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