Techniques of Human Hair Wigs

Different hair knotting methods can produce many different results. The quality of the wig and its workmanship will have a great impact on the finished look of the wig and this is especially the case for human hair wigs. After receiving your order, the manufacturer will discuss its feasibility with the technician. If there are not any problems, your order will be arranged, and the necessary materials such as hair and base material, will be prepared and then, produced by our skilled workers.

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Our wig quality controller in the factory will check the quality and accuracy according to your order details. Before the shipment, QC will recheck the merchandise and complete volume production results to develop the human hair wigs.

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Human Hair Wig, as all hand-tied wigs, are becoming more and more popular because of its soft and comfortable cap material and high quality knotted workmanship.

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There are usually two main types of and knotting methods to attach hair to the wig cap, double knots and single knots.

Double knotting of the human hair wig is the most widely used technique in the current market. With double knots, the hair is attached securely to the cap and this avoids shedding. However, its disadvantage is that the knots are somewhat visible, so double knotted techniques are usually used on the top and back of the wig cap only.

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For the front hair line area, single knots are more popular. Single knots are hard to detect because of its petite knot. However, as it is only one single hair knot, the hair is inevitably prone to to shedding. To combat this issue, we typically increase the density of the hair at the hairline to ensure there is adequate hair volume and create a more natural look.

How to Pick the Best African American Wigs

Using this guide, you will learn how to pick the best African American wigs for natural appearance.

Instructions

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African American front lace wigs have become very popular. These wigs are very natural in appearance, and provide the person wearing the front-lace wig with versatile styling options. These wigs can be chosen to be a good match for the natural texture of black hair, and as a result, can be difficult to detect from a person’s own hair.
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When choosing a front lace wig, the best match for black hair will generally be a wig made from Chinese Yaki hair. This type of hair is generally straight, but it has a wonderful micro kink texture to it that gives it the look of straightened natural African American hair. This type of hair is thicker and coarser in texture than Indian Remy hair, and is often used in front-lace wigs worn by African American women such as Beyonce and Tyra Banks.

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An African American front lace wig made from Chinese Yaki hair is very versatile, and can be found in a wide array of colors, ranging from light brown to black hair, and also shades of red and auburn. The hair can be curled and styled using a curling iron or thermal rollers. While the curl isn’t permanent, it will last for several days, similar to how your own hair would behave if curled. A front-lace wig made from Chinese Yaki hair can be worn in a variety of styles, including styles that pull the hair away from the face.
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When choosing an African American front lace wig, there are a number of features you can look for that will make the wig appear even more natural. A front-lace wig that has hand-tied hair will provide more styling options, because the hair will part more naturally and easily. Some of these wigs even have small “baby hairs” tied along the front hairline of the wig, which can produce an even more realistic look. A good quality lace front wig can be styled in the same sort of styles as natural black hair.

Pretty cool Hairstyles for women: The Pixie Cut

The pixie cut first made headlines in the 1960s, and as more and more stars cut their hair into this sweet pixie style, it’s become more and more commonly seen among people around you. Slightly boyish yet all-around sexy and still feminine hairstyle on a beautiful woman exudes confidence and commands attention.
Who says women should wear long hair? They can be the same sexy and attractive, maybe even excess, with full-on, short, above-the-ears haircuts. Here, we round up the biggest, boldest, and bravest stars who have inspired us with this short, pixie hairstyle over the decades.

 

 

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

This is her hairstyle from Roman Holiday, 1953. With this short yet sexy hairstyle, she has impacted generations after generations on hair styling, especially in the 1950s. We love her, and we love this hairstyle.

 

Liza Minnelli

If you can recall, you can still remember her excellent performance with her gorgeous hairstyle in the movie, Cabaret in 1969. So in love with her cute short hairstyle with sexy black color.

 

Madonna

Madonna

Madonna with short hair is seldom seen in newspapers or magazines. This stunning blonde pixie hair matching her cool black jacket as a profile photo reveal in 1980s is so amazingly looking that even women would like to love her.

 

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Short hairstyle in 2000s. Natalie Portman puts the “P” in Pixie hairstyles with these razored short layers and fine texture with purple toned black, or a red auburn black.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Known as the player of Hermione Granger, Emma now is also popular for her sense of fashion and trend. She has her own interpretation for hairstyle, too. Look at her hort side slicked hairstyle with caramel highlights, even with so short hair, she has the full attention on the stage.

Victoria Beckham

OMG, I cannot move my eyes from her. Her pixie cut with black color hairstyle along with her overall black outfit is so perfect that any change of her will impact her superior beauty.
Yes, with short hair you can still have your own beauty. Chop off your hair or wear UniWigs.com synthetic wigs to join this big Pixie Club!

Pixie Synthetic Wigs

Pixie Wigs

How to Care for African American Hair if You Have a Relaxer

Only go to properly certified hair stylists.

Never go to a “house salon.” Most of the time, people that do hair in their houses are not certified.
Know your hair. Some women have hair that can last three months without a relaxer, but most women have hair that can only last six weeks prior to relaxer.
Never keep color in your hair too long to have a “more intense color.”

Never, ever let anyone, unless they are certified, put color in your hair.

Weave does not grow your hair! Its smothers and stretches your hair, making your hair “look longer”.

Don’t overdo it. It’s okay to wear extensions, tracks, wigs, and weave. Just don’t wear it too much. Take it off every night and also after you get home.

Get sew-ins, instead of glue. (it’s okay to have glue, but it can get messy pretty quickly, not to mention if you get weave glued in too much it will damage your precious hair.
Ask someone where they get their hair done at.
Never weave your hair up and down.

Resources: African American Wigs

The Basics About Wigs and Cancer Treatment

Wearing a wig when chemo makes your hair take a vacation can help with your self-image and improve your outlook during treatment. If you’ve never used a wig before, you may be wondering what your choices are. It’s a good idea to visit a local wig salon and try on several wigs before you make a purchase. But before you go, here are some basic facts about wigs to get you started. Let’s start your tour from the inside of the wig.

A wig base is the structure that fits against your head and has the wefts (hair units) or strands attached to it. The right wig base, or wig cap, can make your wig look great and help you feel confident. Only you will see the wig base – but it affects how the wig looks, styles, fits and endures.

Comfort Cap: a complete cap with no network to cause scalp irritation or allow bald areas to be seen through the wig hair. Strands of hair are hand-tied to the base, allowing a natural part in the hair.
Capless or Wefted Base: consists of an open network of woven material connected to a closed front section. Wefts of hair are added to the fabric network.
Lace Wig: this type of wig base has 1-2 inches of fine lace fabric around the outer edge of the cap. Strands of hair are machine-tied or hand-tied to the base, to created a very natural appearance.
Monofilament Base: a closed cap of fine mesh material with machine-tied or hand-tied strands. The upper front section of the cap is coated with a thin layer of latex, creating the appearance of a natural scalp.

Kinds of Wig Hair
Wig hair is available in many colors, and can be cut and styled to suit you. Either kind of wig may be repaired at a professional wig salon, if damage occurs.

Synthetic Hair: strands are created from polymers, which can hold a style through wear and shampoo. There are many types of synthetic wig hair and some can easily melt near heat sources. Some types of synthetic hair, such as Kanekalon, can be styled with a curling iron.
Human Hair: real human hair, donated or sold to wig makers. Human hair wigs can be colored, permed, cut, styled, and blow-dried, just like your own hair. These must be restyled after each shampoo.

You may lose all of your hair during chemotherapy and if so, then a full wig is for you. A full wig covers your entire hairline just as you natural hair has done. If you hair thins during chemo and you just need some extra thickness, consider a partial wig that is woven into your own hair. A wiglet can be added to your hair with clips or combs to cover bald spots or to add length to short hair. If you don’t want a full or partial wig, but just need a little fringe to tuck under a scarf or a summer hat, try hairpieces. You can get a wonderful array of inexpensive hairpieces to go with scarves and hats – try bangs, halo wigs, headband hair, ponytails and braids. With so much to choose from, you could change your look several times a week!

Quality and Cost of Wigs
Although there are programs that can help you get a free wig to use during cancer treatment, you may consider buying one. Check with your health insurance, to see if they help with the cost of a cranial prosthesis – that’s the medical term for a wig. Human hair wigs are the most expensive models you can find. High quality human hair wigs from Europe tops the price list, with hair from India and Asia a close second. Some real hair wigs are a mix of human and animal hair, which cuts the cost a little. Synthetic hair wigs generally sell for lower prices than real hair, but a high-quality synthetic wig can cost as much as a medium quality human hair wig. Wig hair is graded by strength, elasticity, and porosity. The higher the hair quality, the greater your cost, and with care, the longer you will be able to wear the wig. Consider how long you might need to wear a wig before you decide what you want to spend on it.

Plan On Keeping Up Your New Wig
Wigs and hairpieces, like your natural hair, will need care and attention to keep them looking good. Plan on shampooing, conditioning and drying your wig. Use the right products for wig maintenance – stock up on wig shampoo, wig conditioner and wig spray. Never use a curling iron on a synthetic wig, unless it is made of special heat resistant polymers. Synthetic hair can melt or frizz – and must be repaired if it’s damaged. Invest in a folding wig stand if you plan on traveling with a wig. You should use a wig brush, not a hairbrush, on a wig. Brush it out gently to avoid pulling out hairs. If you use barrettes or clips on a wig, remove them overnight so crimps don’t permanently bend the hair. The better you take care of your wig, the longer it will keep you looking good!

How to Care for African American Hair

Only go to properly certified hair stylists.
Never go to a “house salon.” Most of the time, people that do hair in their houses are not certified.
Know your hair. Some women have hair that can last three months without a relaxer, but most women have hair that can only last six weeks prior to relaxer.
Never keep color in your hair too long to have a “more intense color.”
Never, ever let anyone, unless they are certified, put color in your hair.
Weave does not grow your hair! Its smothers and stretches your hair, making your hair “look longer”.
Don’t overdo it. It’s okay to wear extensions, tracks, wigs, and weave. Just don’t wear it too much. Take it off every night and also after you get home.
Get sew-ins, instead of glue. (it’s okay to have glue, but it can get messy pretty quickly, not to mention if you get weave glued in too much it will damage your precious hair.
Ask someone where they get their hair done at.
Never weave your hair up and down.

Resources: African American Wigs

African-American hair

African origins

Since the beginning of African civilizations, hairstyles have been used to convey messages to greater society. As early as the 15th century, different styles could “indicate a person’s marital status, age, religion, ethnic identity, wealth and rank within the community.”[1] Unkempt hair in nearly every West African culture was considered unattractive to the opposite sex and a sign that one was dirty, had bad morals or was even insane.[2]

Hair maintenance in traditional Africa was aimed at creating a sense of beauty. “A woman with long thick hair demonstrated the life force, the multiplying power of profusion, prosperity…a green thumb for raising bountiful farms and many healthy children”, wrote Sylvia Ardyn Boone, an anthropologist specializing in the Mende culture of Sierra Leone.[2]

In Yoruba culture in West Africa, people braided their hair to send messages to the gods. The hair is the most elevated part of the body and was therefore considered a portal for spirits to pass through to the soul. Because of the cultural and spiritual importance of hair for Africans, the practice of having their heads involuntarily shaved before being sold as slaves was in itself a dehumanizing act. “The shaved head was the first step the Europeans took to erase the slaves’ culture and alter the relationship between the African and his or her hair.” [2]
After slavery

Hair straighteners suggest to blacks that only through changing physical features will persons of African descent be afforded class mobility within African American communities and social acceptance by the dominant culture” (Rooks 1998: 177). At the time, wigs manufacturers were the only companies that advertised an African American standard of beauty.[3]

In Winold Reiss’s Brown Madonna, the Virgin Mother is shown with straight hair. Painted toward the beginning of the New Negro movement in 1925, the work showcased the sense of racial pride popular during the 1920s and 1930s. This classically white symbol of purity and virtue was created with dark skin, asserting the value and respectability of the Black race.

This was a time when Blacks were creating their own successes in society and staking out a niche in the northern cities such as Chicago and Harlem. Part of their personal success at this time, however, was their perceived ability to assimilate, which is portrayed by mother’s unnaturally straight hair. Painted lines seem to radiate from the mother’s body, giving her an ethereal and heavenly affect. This type of figure—one with straight hair—was revered by Blacks and posed as an example to follow.
Civil Rights Era
Angela Davis (right) in 1972 with her influential hairstyle

The Afro, which hit its stride in the 1960s, was an expression of pride, connection, power, revolution and differentiation. The Afro first gained popularity with performers, artists, activists, youth and nationalists.[4]

Young people who did not adopt this trend were for the first time judged and subject to “blacker-than-thou” policing by their peers. African Americans began to use their hair as a way to showcase a link to their African ancestors and Blacks throughout the diaspora. The Afro, in conjunction with the Civil Rights movement, was helping to define black identity (Byrd and Tharps 2001: 51).[5]

Some artists used their actual hair as an expression of art. In David Hammons’s American Costume, he pressed his own body onto paper to create an image of what being African American means and looks like. Like the way he crafted the hair on the work by applying fingerprints to the paper, during the 1960s and 1970s it wasn’t uncommon for Blacks to use chemicals to artificially kink their own hair if it wasn’t big enough.

Young Black Americans were ‘froing their hair in great numbers as a way to emulate the style of the Black Panthers and convey their racial pride. Although the Afro started in New York, it was Angela Davis in Chicago, an associate of the Black Panther Party, who pioneered the Afro as a political statement. In embracing naturalism, she glorified the Black aesthetic and facilitated its power to connect Blacks in Civil Rights movements. Her Afro became especially notorious because of its presence in her “Wanted” ad, as it was her most prominent identifier. It became a way to celebrate African-ness and embrace heritage while politically rejecting European ideals. Men and women in Chicago and beyond wore it as a way to support a proud way of carrying oneself in the world and occupying space.

Similarly, Wadsworth Jarrell’s Liberation Soldiers showcases Afros as almost halos. Combined with the shine present in the men’s coats, the painting conveys the spiritual aspect of trans-African culture. These men were seen as angels not only for their place in the Rights movement but also because of their naturalism and portrayal of Black heritage.

In relation to hair, the time between the 1970s and the 1990s could be described as open and experimental. “Despite occasional political flare-ups, individual choice would increasingly dictate African-American hairstyles in this era”[4] Trendy styles like braids were even adopted by whites, especially after white actress Bo Derek wore them in the movie 10. Although braids, cornrows and dreadlocks were becoming mainstream, they stirred up controversy when worn in the professional sphere.
Contemporary
A man with cornrows

Hip Hop culture in the 1980s created a slew of new trends, one being the “fade” for men. The fade is a hairstyle worn predominantly by black men in which the hair starts off short at the bottom and lengthens as it reaches the top. This style afforded the wearer an opportunity for individuality, as people often cut designs into the back and sides or added different colors to the top [2]

Hip Hop also had an influence on young black women, who now could look to the popular musical artists on TV and album covers for inspiration. Asymmetric cuts like wedges, stacks or finger curls were popular during this time. Interestingly, all of these styles required some form of hair straightening. After the 1970s, men and women tended to turn away from the all-natural looks and began creating their own variety of individualized looks.[2]

Hair styling in African American culture is greatly varied. African American hair is typically composed of tightly coiled curls. The predominant styles for women involve the straightening of the hair through the application of heat or chemical processes.[6] In many cases today, the overuse of heat and chemicals has left some African American women with fairly short and damaged hair.[7] These treatments form the base for the most commonly socially acceptable hairstyles in the United States. Alternatively, the predominant and most socially acceptable practice for men is to leave one’s hair natural.[8][9]

Often, as men age and begin to lose their hair, the hair is either closely cropped, or the head is shaved completely free of hair. However, since the 1960s, natural hairstyles, such as the afro, cornrows, and dreadlocks, have been growing in popularity. Despite their association with civil rights oriented political movements, the styles have attained considerable, but certainly limited, social acceptance.[10] In fact, seventy to eighty percent the customers at Ajes Salon in Chicago go natural, most commonly in the broad set or strong set styles. This harkens back to the Afros seen in Chicago in 1960s, except that “it is more tame than if it were naturally big and curly,” said Tena Warren, an employee at the salon.
Facial hair

Maintaining facial hair is more prevalent among African American men than in other male populations in the U.S.[11] In fact, the soul patch is so named because African American men, particularly jazz musicians, popularized the style.[12] The preference for facial hair among African American men is due partly to personal taste, but because they are more prone than other ethnic groups to develop a condition known as pseudofolliculitis barbae, commonly referred to as razor bumps, many prefer not to shave.[13]

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_hair

Shopping: African American Wigs

The introduction about the mono top wigs

Wigs allow you to try a new hairstyle or change your look without cutting or dying your hair. They also help people with medical issues such as Alopecia and hair-loss from chemotherapy. The two most common types of wigs are the wefted cap and the monofilament top, or mono top, a more natural-looking wig. Mono top wigs are very popular among all the human hair wigs.

Cap Construction
Mono top wigs are hand tied in the top and wefted in the rest part, meaning the root ends of hair are woven into three silk threads to form a weft. The weft is sewn into the wig cap. The spacing size of each weft depends on the quality of the wig. More expensive wigs have smaller wefts sewn closer together. A mono top lace wig has a micro-mesh lace insert beneath the cap, with individual strands of hair sewn in to make it look more natural.

Hairline
The hairline of mono top wigs has a sheer piece of lace with hand-tied knots. The lace front is invisible to the eye and makes the hair appear to come straight out of the scalp. The knots are hand-tied to avoid the look of even rows that inexpensive wigs cause.

Comfort
Mono top lace wigs have a micro-mesh lace insert that protects the scalp from scratchy knots made by wefting. This prevents irritation on the scalp and redness around the hairline. Mono top lace wigs come with four or five tape spots for added comfort. Tape spots are tabs inside the cap of the wig made from shiny plastic. You can attach double-sided tape to the tabs to prevent the wig from moving or slipping.

Wearability
Because of the natural appearance achieved with mono top lace wigs, they are often worn by women — and some men — who have lost their hair due to medical issues. Mono top lace wigs are often referred to as medical wigs, although anyone can wear them. Unlike wefted cap wigs, you can part mono top lace wigs anywhere on the crown.

Human Hair Lace Front Wigs

What makes lace wigs so popular is that lace material shows the most natural looking. With a natural hairline, human hair lace front wigs are the newest trends for people suffering from hair loss or looking for a cosmetic change. Lace wigs are wigs made with Remy human hair tied to a lace base. Lace is the most undetectable material and it has many colors to suit to your skin. When it is adhered to your skin, it gives an invisible hairline, as though the hair is growing out of your scalp. With lace around the entire head, the hair can be parted anywhere, also you can wear in high ponytails. All of the wigs are crafted by skilled ventilators and go through a meticulous quality control process to insure that you are getting nothing less than a superior constructed lace wig. There are many different kinds of cap constructions, and the most common one is full lace cap with a small piece of stretch net from ear to ear. This cap construction can show natural looking of invisible hairline and adjust its cap size more or less. 100% Indian Remy hair or Chinese Remy hair, different cap constructions, single knots at perimeter and double knots for sides and top, bleaching knots, baby hair, freestyle, high and low ponytail.

Human hair lace front wigs have a good reputation of being the most realistic looking and undetectable. Lace Wigs usually made of human hair,The wigs are glued to the scalp of the wearer and are reasonably durable. For example, wearers can bathe, swim, and engage in vigorous physical activity while wearing the wig.

French lace is a strong material used at the front edge of a hairpiece, It looks extremely undetectable when wearing it.It looks extremely undetectable when wearing it. French lace is less fragile than Swiss lace and it could last a long time.
Swiss Lace is more fragile than French lace but strong enough if handled carefully. Swiss lace is the most undetectable but also very delicate. Swiss lace needs to be handed with care and is not recommended for first time users to wear lace front wigs.
A Baby Hair is the fine hair that grows naturally along the hairline. The fine baby hair along the hairline gives an even more natural look.

Get the look: Michelle Obama’s hairstyles

When talking about Michelle Obama, the 44th first lady and wife of President Barack Obama, there is a lot we should explore. For most fashion women, they may still be impressed by her classic hairstyles.

Michelle Obama

Since Michelle Obama became the latest First Lady of the United States, she immediately gained the fashion community’s vote for her all-American style. We’ve always thought Michelle Obama had the elegance and grace of a model, and she is definitely a style icon, not only with clothes but also with hairstyles. She’s a great role model for women. As her new life begins, her trends with hair and fashion will be in the constant media spotlight. We love seeing her romantic looks and stylist taste for classic fashion.

Michelle Obama has been in the White House for many years—and while the rest of the world has been lusting after her impeccable sense of style, the beauty editors among us have been marveling at her incredible range of hairstyles. Who’s responsible for those tresses? Johnny Wright, the First Lady’s exclusive hairstylist and artistic style director for Soft Sheen-Carson. Not surprisingly, the Chicago native is similarly fashion-minded. “The hair is just like any other accessory,” he told us. “You’ve really got to make it go with what you’re wearing.” We dished with Wright and got tips for pulling off styles that are downright presidential.

So are you also pursuing fashion on hair by making a hairstyle similar to her? Don’t look around, all you want is here for you to choose! UniWigs is now offering you many Michelle hairstyles to look beautiful and elegant even if you are already middle-aged women.

Michelle Curly Hairstyle
Michelle Curly Hairstyle