Always popular as a protective style, wigs have in recent years become more and more on trend. For newbies venturing into the wig world, let this blog be your journey’s first port of call. We’re covering everything from human hair versus synthetic to best care practices.
Today’s wig industry largely caters to those choosing wigs as a cosmetic everyday accessory, whereas in the past they were mostly be used by dealing with hair loss or thinning.
Wigs are a great way to be expressive while doing minimal damage to your natural hair. Whether you’re looking to change your look for a night out or adding a wig to your daily beauty routine, wig options are virtually endless.
There are some facts of hair life that we simply have to face. Breakage, damage and loss.
Fortunately, we are, to a large degree, in control of what happens to our hair by way of how we care for it. While these arch nemeses constantly lurk, we can indeed fight them and get the luscious, healthy locks we so desire.
Of all the things we have to do in a day, hydrating and protecting our hair is not always top of the list. However, given the wear and tear from things like heat styling, colouring and weather changes, proper hair care really should move right on up it.
To best protect your hair you must first understand its type and porosity. Between the two, porosity is a bit more important in terms of knowing the moisture levels your hair likes and the products you should use. If you want to test your hair porosity or to learn more about it, check out our hair porosity blog.
Battling dry hair can be challenging throughout any season, but doing so in the winter months can feel like putting out Bonfire Night with a spray bottle. The dry, cold air makes our hair ever more susceptible to being parched and brittle.
And, for curly and coily hair it’s even harder as these types have a more difficult time retaining much needed moisture than do straight and wavy types. This is because naturally produced oils struggle to travel down the hair strands due to their curl pattern.
When you hear the phrase “healthy hair,”, what do you picture? Strong, shiny strands? Soft, smooth locks? Ahead full of thick, gleaming hair? We all want to have hair that is the “picture of health.” and often look for products or styling techniques that promise this. Whilst those do help, something essential for healthy hair that is often overlooked is a consistent diet containing the best foods to provide your hair and skin the nutrients and support they need.
As we transition into autumn, it’s important to re-evaluate our hair care routines paying closer attention to the scalp as it's harder to keep it healthy and moisturised as the weather turns colder. If you’ve ever experienced a dry, flaking scalp, you understand how annoying it can be, especially if it’s causing itchiness and irritation. You may even fear it’s causing dandruff.
Most of the hair-bearing population of the world can remember at least one (or many!) occasion of peering down into the shower drain and extracting a horrifyingly large clump of hair, matted and tangled together.
“Do I really lose THIS much hair? That can’t be healthy” we think to ourselves, remembering when just a week ago when we cleaned a similar hair clump out of the very same drain.
Truth of the matter is- it is healthy!
The exact number of strands varies for each person, but it is completely normal for hair to be shed at a rate ranging anywhere from fifty to one hundred strands each day.
While it is stress-inducing to see the hair strands you leave behind during washing, brushing or drying your hair- it is a natural part of hair’s growth cycle.