How to make your wig less shiny and more natural

Shine on, you crazy diamond

 

How to make your wig less shiny? People often say that you should shine bright like a diamond…but they were talking about your personality, not your wig, friends. If you are using a synthetic and shiny wig due to hair loss, we want to help you (and your wig) achieve its voluminous, natural, and beautiful potential. Wigs that are made of synthetic hair often have a protective coating on the hair fibers. With that coating, wigs tend to last longer. However, the hair itself has a distinct, unnatural shine or glare to it. It’s a fun aesthetic to go for the gleam of an obvious wig sheen… but if your wig goal is to blend in with ordinary hair, it doesn’t work so well. Your reasons for wearing a wig are personal and can stay that way. Luckily, we have prepared a few quick tips that will make your wig less shiny and virtually unlockable to the naked eye. You will enjoy beautiful and long locks while shining like the diamond you are.

To remove shine from your wigs quickly and easily, we do not recommend unnecessary or expensive products. In fact, most of these wig care remedies can be found in your home right now. Are you ready to look more natural and feel more fabulous?

Apple Cider Vinegar

 

The first trick we have up our sleeve is apple cider vinegar. Vinegar acts like natural fabric softener and it can do real magic for your synthetic hair. Start by pouring 1/2 cup of vinegar into a full sink of warm water. Put your wig into this mix and let it sit submerged for about 15 minutes. Soon you will start to see something happening in the water – distinct white trails on the water surface will emerge. That is the sign that chemical reaction is happening: the vinegar is releasing the protective coating on the wig.

Drain the sink and take your wig out. Rinse your wig very thoroughly. Put it on a wig stand and comb it gently, detangling as you go. Let it dry for a few hours. For a final touch, use some baby powder and comb it with your hands – that will dull the glare a little more. Brush it once again to remove the excess baby powder, style as you wish, and you are ready to go. Wig care 101: complete.

Dry Shampoo & Fabric Softener

 

Dry shampoo is one of the best and most instantaneous solutions to making your synthetic wig less shiny. You can just spray the shine away. Most dry shampoos will do the same trick and provide a quick fix with their powdery mixtures. White powder can sometimes discolor the darker wigs so use caution during application. Choose the right kind of dry shampoo for your wig: a dry shampoo that is meant specifically for darker hair colors or one that doesn’t produce a white substance.

Fabric softeners are also a great solution for removing shine from your wig. The chemicals in fabric softeners remove excess shine in a similar fashion as a dry shampoo. You will still have that healthy glow that looks like natural hair. Utilize the same method detailed above with the apple cider vinegar: soak it into water mixed with softener and wait for a few minutes. Comb it with your fingers, let it dry, style to your heart’s desire – and be amazed by the results.

Give it enough time and style strategically to make your wig less shiny

You can use all of the strategies above or you can simply wait. The shine will fade away by itself over time. Just wash as normal and your wig’s shine will gradually start to dull. This isn’t a quick fix, nor does it mean that you can’t use it creatively in the meantime! Wear the wig but strategically style it to detract from the synthetic look.

We suggest going curly! Curls are timeless and adding texture to the wig will help diffuse any obvious glare of synthetic hair. So use your curling iron wisely and enjoy long, beachy looks.

If you want to try other wigs that look like natural hair – we’ve got plenty! From human hair wigs to synthetic hair wigs, we will teach you proper wig care, explain products and services, recommend wig shampoos and styling tools, and be your personal cheerleading section as you choose how you are going to shine in this world, wig or not…

Overcoming Hormonal Hair Loss for Women

Overcoming hormonal hair loss could be quite challenging for women. Women are bombarded with the message that having a “Good Hair Day” means having a good day. Period. So what we can do when our hormones start messing with our tresses?

While the stereotype of a balding man is common and accepted; when a woman starts to lose her hair, there is no grace given to her appearance nor are their answers to her dilemma. It can become emotional and frustrating, affecting a woman’s sense of self. To add insult to injury, the most common reason for hair loss is also the most common reason for emotional imbalance: rapidly shifting hormones.

In fact, when women suffer hair loss, it is most often about with hormone level changes like pregnancy, menopause. Sometimes it is another major hormone imbalance that can affect fertility, weight gain, and your menstrual cycle.

Fortunately, hair loss in women is usually temporary and can be fairly easy to diagnose and treat. But that doesn’t make it any easier. We’ve gathered the most common reasons that cause this kind of hair loss… With our tips for overcoming hormonal hair loss would be a bit easier.

 

Here are some of the reasons that cause hormonal hair loss

 

Let’s begin by breaking down a few of the most common hormonal conditions that are affecting women and their hair.

    1. Menopause

      Unlike men, women have the estrogen – it is a natural protection from hair loss. After menopause, however, estrogen levels drop and therefore most women experience some degree of thinning hair years after menopause. Hair loss which occurs before this, however, can occur at any time as a menopausal symptom.

    2. Pregnancy and Childbirth.

      While it’s well-known that prenatal vitamins contribute to many pregnant women boasting of thick hair and nails, many new mothers are shocked by the excessive shedding that occurs in the 4th trimester. This is due to a condition called, telogen effluvian. In most cases, the hair will start to re-grow naturally after about 90-180 days of giving birth.

    3. Stress.

      Stress can cause hair loss in different ways. In particular, it can lead to the build-up of acid-free radicals, which contribute to gradual hair loss. Stressful situations have more impact on your body than we often realize. Chronic stress can lead to hair loss in other ways like trichotillomania (obsessive hair pulling).

    4. Too much testosterone.

      Women with higher than normal levels of testosterone, such as women who have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), are more likely to experience male-patterned baldness. Typically estrogen helps to balance the effects of the male hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) a potent form of testosterone that normally leads to hair loss. Unfortunately for women with this hormone imbalance, hair is often the first target.

    5. Hyper – Oestrogen

      Progesterone and are two dominant female hormones necessary to prepare the uterus for menstruation. However, there are optimal levels in which the hormones should be produced. When progesterone levels are too low, it can lead to the condition of hyper-estrogen or “estrogen dominance”, which can trigger excessive hair shedding and ultimately hair loss.

    6. Thyroid Malfunction

      Similar to the postpartum period releasing hair follicles rapidly, hypothyroidism does the same thing to your body while employing telogen effluvium.

 

Overcoming hormonal hair loss – what can we do?

 

First and foremost, you should discuss your concerns with your doctor, so that they can properly diagnose, treat, and monitor your conditions.

For instance, there are a number of medical treatments that can help reduce hair loss during or after menopause. These include a specially compounded prescription minoxidil solution, prostaglandin analogs, low-level laser therapy, off-label finasteride (for postmenopausal women only) and nutritional supplements. For both the irregular testosterone and estrogen levels, treatment for these conditions very much depends on an individual’s case. It may involve oral contraceptives that contain estrogen and progesterone, metformin, spironolactone, or a pill supplement of progesterone or glucocorticosteroids. Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly and losing weight can also help.

 

What about other choices?

 

While the treatment options are vast and varied for hormonal hair loss, may include hormone therapy via prescription drugs and long-term solutions that won’t ease your discomfort now. Self-care sometimes means making choices for yourself right now, so you have the grit to withstand the long-term plan.

If you’re ready to explore hair replacement or restoration services, give us a call at DK international. Our Minneapolis clinic has the best and latest in hair systems, wigs, and hair solutions, hair extensions and more. We can help you find the best solution for overcoming hormonal hair loss that fits in your lifestyle and budget. You don’t have to do this alone or jeopardize your mental health while doing it. We are here for you.