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    Posted: May 30 2012 at 6:44pm
Hey Ladies - I was home today watching the tube, and their are a lot of good tips but none are written in one place.  I was thinking it would be helpful to many sisters....to have a 101 Tips for Wigs posting. We have a lot of readers who never post, I'm going to encourage every one to please post at least one idea or trick that you have learned in your wig journey.  Many posters of the past helped me greatly and I'd love to see others new ideas.
 
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If your natural hair is very short, (like mine)...I find that lace wigs are "easier" to wear because most half wigs have the long comb in the front and it has a hump.  While I can wear a lace wig, just like a half wig, 1 - 1 1/2 inchs behind my front hairline and it lays so much flatter and looks better.
 
 


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Tip:
Wig company colors vary, one companies 1B may be super black while another companies 1B is like a color 4.
 
Well, Freetress wigs are SUPER DARK, a 1b in Freetress is like a jet black 1 in other companies, so with Freetress a 2 which is normally a dark brown is the shade of a 1b.
 
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Shiney wigs....
 
Sometimes you try on a wig and it is too shiney, you can tone is down with solid deodorant, but you are rubbling very little down the weft of the hair and using the palm of your hand, rubbing the hair in a left to right motion and the shine is gone.
 
Many people use flour but too me, you have no control of the amount because each time you put your hand in the flour you pull out a different amount so ....some place in the hair is dull, other places is shiney.
 
Always attempt to tone down the shine in your wigs because a wig that looks GREAT in the house, can look like PLASTIC in the bright sun when you are outside Confused
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Remember you make the wig it does make you. Fix your wigs to alter your needs that may mean cutting them,tilting them to the side, finger combing or brushing them to get your desired look. Just because a wig does not work at that time does not mean it is a fail come back to later sometimes certain moods or outfits just do not fit the hairstyle at that time. Try to step outside the box sometimes and try different styles different colors depending on how often you change your hair people know it is a wig anyway no matter how natural it looks just be comfortable with knowing you look good.
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When you buy a wig, remember to keep the stock card that is attached to the wig.  This will allow you to know the vendor, and name of the wig.  I have a binder that I keep my favorite wig stock card in so even in the future, I know the vendor and wig name.

Many times, you buy a wig, and forget the name, or see a similar name and it is a totally different wig.
 
If you find a great wig, buy 2-3 at a time.  I that once you find the wig you like it is better to purchase it online.  You are more likely to find the shade you want.
 
Also, when a online vendor say color choice 1, then select color choice 2 - YOU can select the same color in both spots.
 
If you want a 1b then list that in both blocks.  don't feel that you have to select another color.
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Remember, You Tube reviews are not always accurate, a wig might look good on the computer but when you get it the texture is too silky.
 
Always ask the texture and shine factor of a wig when requesting comments.
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Wig texture 101
 
Alot of these wigs are Yaki - which is the light silky texture hair. 
 
While YAKY is the more corse african american hair that is really perfect for afro americans.  But it is hard to find yaky...we find yaki most of the time.
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Curling Syn Hair -
FAIL...THIS DOES NOT WORK....IGNORE
 
I purchased a lacewig that claimed to be heat resistant and able to curl up to 400 degrees.  I found that it would not curl at 400 degrees.
 
One way to curl syn. hair is to use a curling iron and run it over the section of hair several times until the hair is "warm" then roll it up right away and let it sit overnight.
 
YOU should have new curls in the morning.
 
Only try this on futura fiber heat resistant hair...not any synthetic w ig.


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Curling Futura Fiber Hair -
I don't know why but the wig I got does not curl.  I tried the tip above and it did not give a tight curl.  I also tried with a 400 degree curling iron and it did not curl.
 
The wig I am wearing is ....Freetress Gala - which is a lace wig and I cut it open and made a small U Part Wig.
 
The only way this wig re-curls is to boil water on the stove in a pot, put the pot in a sink, roll up the hair with hard rollers and place the wig rollers side DOWN into the pot.  Let it sit in the water for at least 20 minutes, take out of water, let water drip off, put on towel. either let air dry or use hard hat dryer to dry.  (Leaving in ROllers.)   Then when totally dry, (next day) take rollers out and style.
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Color - Motown Tress Wig
 
The coloring on Motown Tress wig are very DARK, a color 1 is super super black.  Please never order a 1 order a 1B or a 2.
 
ALso when you see the Letter P in the color...for some companies that means ....PIANO....so the color would be nicely spread throughout the wig.
 
Well with Motown tress  - The letter P means - patchy....Angry
 
That means big patches of color.  Here is a link showing what patchy looks like -
 
 
 
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