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Losing My Luscious Locks

posted by Changing-My-Look 1:03 PM
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ever since I was a little girl, my long, flowing locks have been my best asset. During high school, my classmates voted unanimously to give me the award for best hair, and I’ve been known to spend hundreds of dollars on a haircut. Last weekend I volunteered to babysit my young nephew while my sister and her husband celebrated their anniversary. This seemingly small favor quickly turned into a major fiasco when the young toddler got gum in my hair while I was holding him.

After standing in front of the mirror for hours with a pair of scissors and tears in my eyes, I was able to get all of the gum out. But it came at the expense of over eight inches of hair. I was mortified by the prospect of being without my hair, so I went out and purchased a Malaysian Remy weave in order to keep my length and volume.

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Features of Synthetic Lace Wigs

posted by Changing-My-Look 1:03 PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Stylists and wig-wearers alike espouse the advantages of human hair wigs, and with good reason. For years the technology for synthetic lace wigs has been lacking, leading to shoddy products that were easily detectable. But with the latest innovation in synthetic lace wig technology, many of these manufactured models look just as good as their real hair counterparts.

Not only has their appearance improved, so has their quality. Top-of-the-line synthetic lace wigs now feature full Swiss lace caps allowing you to achieve the full gamut of hairstyles—even ponytails and updos. And the revolutionary fibers of the wigs are designed to be incredibly heat resistant while maintaining the look and feel of real hair.

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Perfect Hair with None of the Work

posted by Changing-My-Look 8:37 AM
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Every woman wants to have beautiful hair. This is not surprising, as long, voluptuous hair is a sign of beauty and femininity in cultures around the globe. Unfortunately, growing out your hair is a long, labor-intensive process if you want your locks to be healthy. Many women can’t keep up with the needed maintenance and simply resort to short hairstyles.

Of course, there are those who want the luxuriousness of long hair without putting in the work, and luckily there are options out there. Wigs are the most obvious option, but wearing a wig 24/7 is unappealing to many. Another viable alternative are virgin hair extensions. Unlike the cheap, shoddy hair extensions of the past, these new and improved extensions blend perfectly with your natural hair for an amazing look.

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Wedding on a Budget

posted by Changing-My-Look 8:34 AM
Thursday, October 7, 2010

When my girlfriend and I finally decided to tie the knot last fall, we knew that creating our dream wedding on a budget would be a difficult task. We decided that we would cut corners where at all possible, but we certainly didn’t want to sacrifice quality. Our ceremony was last weekend, and I am happy to say that everything went off without a hitch.

One of the biggest money savers was renting her wedding dress instead of buying a new one; we figured, why spend thousands on a dress that you will only wear one time? This allowed her to have the dress of her dreams without blowing our budget. She is a big proponent of lace wigs and wanted a new one for the big day. We shopped around online and were able to find an outlet with affordable full lace wigs wit the exact style she had in mind.

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Making the Most of Your Front Hair Wig

posted by Changing-My-Look 8:31 AM
Thursday, September 30, 2010

While lace front human hair wigs don’t offer as much styling versatility as their full lace counterparts, you can still achieve a wide variety of classic and contemporary looks. Updos and ponytails are out of the question with front lace wigs, but the rest of the hair styling repertoire is fair game. One of the trickier aspects of styling a front lace wig is achieving an undetectable part.

Since the lace only covers the front of the wig, it’s literally impossible to have a part that runs the full length of the scalp. This means you’ll have to resort to partial parts. If your scalp or natural hair is drastically different in color from the wig, the part will be quite noticeable. In these instances, try wearing a stocking or skullcap to make the contrast less conspicuous.

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What to Wear on Your Wedding Day

posted by Changing-My-Look 5:28 PM
Thursday, September 23, 2010

You’ve found the perfect dress, the invitations are in the mail, and the chapel is reserved and just waiting for you to walk down the aisle. The wedding plans are going better than planned, but there are a few niggling details to be worked out. As the bride-to-be, it’s crucial that you look your best. Just think of all the wedding photos that will be taken from every conceivable angle – both in the church and in the reception hall afterward. You’ll want to look angelic and gorgeous for posterity.

Out of all the last minute details that need to be ironed out, the cosmetic ones are perhaps most important. If you are looking to add length, body and volume to your hair, consider a Remy weave. What sort of accessories do you want adorning your head and face? According to tradition, a bride would wear a wedding veil to symbolize virginity and shyness. More recently, tiaras have been a popular replacement that allows brides to show off their expertly applied makeup. In either case, the choice is up to you.

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Lace Front Wigs for Black Women

posted by Changing-My-Look 4:04 PM
Monday, September 13, 2010

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been in a constant battle to control my unruly locks. No matter what I do, I just can’t seem to achieve a hair style that complements my bone structure and is easy to maintain. Either my do comes out looking disheveled, or I have to spend an hour and a half doing my hair everyday.

Last year, I became fed up with these perpetual hair headaches and shaved off all of my hair. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t start walking around town with a shorn scalp. Instead, I began wearing lace front wigs for black women. Now I can change my style at the drop of the hat and it only takes me a few minutes to get ready each morning. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner.

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Why Remy Hair Reigns Supreme

posted by Changing-My-Look 4:01 PM
Monday, September 6, 2010

When it comes to wigs and hair extensions, it doesn’t get any better than Indian remy hair. Cuticle hair, virgin hair and raw hair are all synonymous with remy hair. These high-quality stands have the entire cuticle intact, preventing tangling and preserving the hair.

Remy hair comes from all corners of the world, but designed favor Indian remy hair for its versatility. People are virtually all skin tones can wear Indian hair and maintain a natural appearance. While you’ll pay a little more for premium remy hair, you won’t have to deal with matting and tangling.

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Practical Lace Wig Wearing

posted by Changing-My-Look 3:56 PM
Monday, August 30, 2010

I’ve been wearing lace wigs for years now and there is absolutely zero chance of me ever reverting to my old hair regimen. Wearing wigs saves me hours each week since I don’t have to wash or style my own hair. But that’s not even my favorite aspect of wig wearing.

Over the years, I’ve accrued a fairly large stockpile of wigs, which allows me to change the style, length or even the color of my hair at a whim. So whether my look has gone stale or I want to change my hair with the seasons, it’s a cinch. Since I have so many wigs, I never really have the need to buy wigs, but I’m still always on the lookout for high quality affordable lace wigs—you can never have too many.

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Lace Wigs with Human Hair

posted by Changing-My-Look 3:53 PM
Monday, August 23, 2010

The idea of lace wigs made with human hair may seem like a contradiction, but the “lace” in lace wigs isn’t referring to the stands of hair. Instead, the lace is used to construct the sheer base of the wig that meets the scalp. The strands of human hair are tied by hand to the base, creating a high-quality hairpiece that is indistinguishable from natural hair.

Full lace wigs have the entire base made of less, while front lace, obviously, only have lace in the front. This makes them less expensive but also limits your styling capabilities. However, the rest of the front lace wig is made of a more durable material, so they tend to last a little longer.

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