Tips For Human and Synthetic Hair Wig Care

If you’ve invested in a wig, you undoubtedly want to do all you can to keep it looking fresh and healthy. Wig care doesn’t have to be complicated, but it’s important to be diligent in order to keep your wig in top condition for as long as possible.

Many women decide to buy more than one wig so that they can switch up their hair color, length and style. We fully support this – wigs should be fun! It’s also a good idea to have at least one backup, to allow time for cleaning and drying. This varies based on the season and air quality, but in general, a wig should be washed after it has been worn about 10 times.

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Human Hair Wig Care Tips

Brush with a wig brush. Then, fill the sink with cold water and add a small amount of mild shampoo. Turn the wig inside out, and soak it in the sink for about 5 minutes. Rinse twice, ensuring that all of the shampoo rinses out.

Then, apply conditioner, leave on for two minutes, and rinse again in cold water. Wrap the wig in a clean towel, then place on a wig stand and allow to dry thoroughly.

Synthetic Hair Wig Care Tips

Brush with a wig brush. Fill a sink with cold water and add 2 capfuls of a specially-formulated synthetic wig shampoo. Turn the wig inside out and soak for 5 minutes. Rinse in cold water, then apply 1-2 capfuls of synthetic wig conditioner. Leave on for two minutes and rinse clean.

Wrap the wig in a towel, then spray a revitalizing conditioner spray over the entire wig. Place on a wig stand and allow to dry thoroughly.

For those who suffer from partial or complete hair loss caused by chemotherapy or radiation, alopecia, thyroid disease or any other ailment, a wig can be a great solution. DK International offers a wide and versatile selection of wigs from trusted brands, and we pride ourselves on offering only the most natural-looking, comfortable and tasteful wigs on the market today. Call our Minneapolis hair loss salon for a free consultation.

Cyberhair: Your Solution to Hair Loss

Experience Cyberhair: The Most Advanced Custom Hair System

Cyberhair is an innovative hair loss system that is durable, uniform, light, soft and full of body and lift. Scientifically designed, Cyberhair duplicates the texture of your own hair and has style memory,  allowing you the freedom to do everything with it including using a sauna without losing your hairstyle. When it gets wet, it reacts just like your own human hair. When thinking about Cyberhair to cover hair loss, consider these reasons why the technology makes it the best option.

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Color-Cyberhair has a highter level of fade resistance than other alternatives

Weight-The weight is 10% lighter than other hair, making it comfortable for you

Moisture-Whether your Cyberhair is wet or dry, the hair feels and acts like healthy human hair. The moisture content also helps it not to frizz.

Retention-Since Cyberhair has style memory, hot showers and hair dryers can be used without losing it’s style, especially with it is curly.

Durable-Strength tests show that Cyberhair is the highest ranked against other fibers, including nautral human hair.

There are many reasons why you may be considering Cyberhair. Whether it is to cover up the lack of fullness and volume due to hair loss, or to repair damage from chemical processes, you will find the help you need to bring back a healthy head of hair. Normal hair extensions may be too heavy for your hair or not give you the coverage you wanted, not to mention damage your hair or skull. If you are looking for a different solution to your thinning hair that is not surgery, bring Cyberhair into the mix and get your hair looking more full than it was. Without the use of chemicals, adhesives, transplants or weaves, you will be content with the process as well as the outcome.

Contact us today to schedule a free one-hour consultation, where you will meet one-on-one with one of our experienced technicians to discuss the type of hair loss you’re experiencing and the solution that best fits with your lifestyle and budget needs. We offer various products that will aid in your treatment including volume solutions and professional strength products.

Hair Loss Due to Chemotherapy

The Effects of Chemotherapy on Hair and How to Handle It

homepage-slide1Most people don’t put too much thought into their hair and it’s health, unless they are facing the possibility of it falling out. Both men and women going through chemotherapy have a greater chance of losing their hair. The amount or speed it falls out at depends on the type and dose of medication you receive, but nonetheless, the chemotherapy will affect hair growth and loss.

 

Why does chemotherapy attack the hair? The medications involved are very powerful and go after the rapidly growing cancer cells. They also go after other growing cells as well, including hair roots. Although hair loss is primarily thought to be on the scalp, it goes after hair on the entire body, including eyebrows and eyelashes. Hair loss can be temporary and will start to grow back about 3-6 months after chemo has ended. People may find that their hair falls out in clumps all at once, or gradually, finding hair on their pillow, hairbrush or shower. Whether one’s hair is dramatically thinner  or goes bald completely, it is a hard transition to go through. Here are some tips in prepping for hair loss due to chemo and some ideas on dealing with the change.

  1. Be gentle with your hair prior to chemotherapy. Skip the hair color treatments which will only weaken your hair. Allow your hair to air dry and refrain from using hot devices such as hair curlers and straighteners.
  2. Consider cutting your hair if it is long. This will make the hair loss process seem less noticeable and be less of a transition shock to you.
  3. Get headwear to cover your head during or after such as a wig, scarves or hats. Being self-conscious about being bald may be lessened if it is covered up and not as noticeable. Keep your confidence during treatments.
  4. Protect your scalp from the cold and sun with sunscreen and hats. Your scalp may be sensitive from going through treatments or make you extra cold. Stay comfortable and cover up when necessary.
  5. Be patient. Your hair may grow back slowly or look different in color or texture than what it was originally. It will take some time to get it back to what it was like before the damage from chemotherapy. Allowing it to grow back naturally is key.

Contact us today to schedule a free one-hour consultation, where you will meet one-on-one with one of our experienced technicians to discuss the type of hair loss you’re experiencing and the solution that best fits with your lifestyle and budget needs.

Human Hair Wig: 5 Tips To Preventing Frizz

medium_2341326003Do you have a human hair wig that is starting to lose its luster?  Many people have had great success in maintaining their human hair wig using the five steps to preventing a frizzy human hair wig listed out in this blog.   

People buy human hair wigs so they can style it just as they would with natural hair.  However, human hair wigs lack the ability to replace moisture lost due to the use of styling products and styling tools.  When moisture is lost in a human hair wig, the hair can become coarse, causing the hairs to tangle easily and become frizzy.  Wavy or curly human hair wigs are especially prone to becoming frizzy.  Your human hair wig is an investment.  You bought it for the natural beauty and versatility of style it gives you.  Prevent your wig from becoming a snarled mess by following these five frizz prevention steps:

  1. Keep your washings to a minimum.  It’s recommended that you wash your human hair wig no more than once per month if you can.
  2. Go natural – with your hair care products, that is!  Switch to products that contain natural oils to help replenish the moisture in your human hair wig.  Search for products that are alcohol-free.
  3. After you wash your human hair wig, apply an anti-frizz solution.  Keep the amount to a minimum to prevent your wig from looking greasy.
  4. Avoid heated styling tools to style your human hair wig.  Instead, experiment with foam rollers if you’re looking for a fun curl.
  5. Lose the split ends and take your human hair wig in for a professional trim.

If your human hair wig is too damaged for those steps to have any effect, DK International, a Minneapolis based hair loss salon, provides their clients with a wig reconditioning service.  Reconditioning will restore the cuticles, relax the hair, and bring the natural luster back to your human hair wig, which made you purchase it in the first place.

Are you worried about the condition of your human hair wig?  Contact DK International today and we’ll consult with you on making repairs to your investment.  Our experienced technicians know everything there is to know about wigs and maintaining their beauty, so put your beauty in our hands!  Connect with us on Facebook where we share the various ways we help our clients with their hair replacement solutions!

3 Grades Of Exclusive Premium Human Hair

small__1884898876When shopping for a human hair wig, you may run into some confusion over varying costs and what those costs mean.  Many people solve this problem by scheduling a consultation with one of our trained hair replacement technicians at DK International.  However, sometimes people like to research on their own before coming to the salon.  Whatever your preference, this blog will help you learn about the different grades of human hair through Follea.

Hand Selected Premium European

This type of human hair for wigs is the best of the best.  The cuticles remain in tact and Follea’s veteran sorters handpick the hair after initial bulk sorting.  Hand selected hair is rich and radiant with a brilliant shine.  Acting just like natural hair, hand selected premium European hair has responsive natural body and movement.

Premium European

Premium European hair is the top grade of hair separated during Follea’s bulk sorting process.  This grade of hair is perfect for subtle European colors.  Unlike hand-selected hair, premium European hair does go through processing, although it is moderate and gentle.

European Cuticle Removed

European cuticle removed hair is hair with medium to high denier, which is selected for durability with a mind to lightness.  Higher denier hair tolerates processing stress very well and is ideal for a full-time wearer who uses bonding applications.  Although European cuticle removed hair is the lowest grade hair offered through Follea, because it comes from Follea it is still well above industry standards of color.

There is a lot to know before you invest in the right wig for your type of hair loss and your lifestyle.  Now that you know a little more about the different grades of human hair available through Follea, you may find you have additional questions.  Schedule your free one-hour consultation today with one of our trained technicians by contacting DK International.  Find us on Facebook where we post before and after success stories, blog updates, and more!

Versatility Of Human Hair

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One of the most exciting parts about hair is the versatility of it.  Some women like to be creative with their styles, whereas other women prefer a practical look.  No matter which category you fall in to, having control over your style is what makes you, you.  From styling tools to perms to changing the color of it, the options are endless.  If your hair has started thinning or has started to fall out due to medical reasons, it can be devastating to realize the loss of versatility and creativity with your hair.  It can feel like you’ve lost a piece of your identity, after all, your hair is like your signature that you wear every day. 

 

Did you know that you could get that little piece of “you” back?  It may seem like wigs and hair systems are more fragile than they are, but they are surprisingly durable, if you treat them right.  Human hair wigs, systems, and extensions can be treated almost exactly as your own natural hair.  To properly care for a human hair wig it should be washed and conditioned, just like natural hair.  Hot styling tools can also be used on human hair wigs, such as blow dryers, curling irons, and flat irons.  Human hair wigs can also be permed and colored, but these services should never be attempted at home as they require special training.

 

Coloring

Coloring human hair wigs is possible, but should always be done with your stylist.  Several tests should be completed in a discrete area to achieve the desired color.  The color will fade over time, just like natural hair, and will need to be touched up or recovered.

 

Perming

Perming should never be attempted at home.  Consulting your stylist for this service will help you preserve your investment in your human hair wig, while adding some fun curl.

 

DK International offers many services for human hair wigs.  Our specially trained technicians can educate you on what is and isn’t possible with your wig or hair system and will help you discover a style that makes you feel like yourself.  For continued tips and advice on how best to care for your human hair wig or system follow DK International on Facebook