Amy Belle has suffered with hair loss for many years and has been wearing wigs full time for over a year now. She has wasted so much time, effort, and money purchasing units from various websites online that she has learned a thing or two! She is super excited to share what she has learned with other women who want to learn more about the wig wearing lifestyle! Worried about wearing a wig and it looking natural? Don't be! Amy Belle is a bit of a wig snob (shh don't tell her I said that!) about her wigs and would never sell a wig that she wouldn't wear herself! I know there is a stigma attached to wigs but Amy Belle is on a mission to end that! Wigs today are so natural and realistic looking, the only people that know she wears them are the people that she wants to know! These aren't your grandmas wigs!
She is happy to help you chose the wig that is best for you whether you are going through medical treatments that cause hair loss, are losing hair for literally no reason (like her!), or just want to switch up your color/style without damaging your natural hair! (It's so fun!)
Discounts are always given to women who are going through chemotherapy! Let us know what you need and we will do our best to get you an affordable unit that looks like your real hair!
Check out the bottom of this page for some information on daily wig wear and when you are ready, head over to our Wigs and Hair Care Category and check out all the beautiful units that are available!
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First things first, congratulations! I bet you can’t wait to try it on! I just want to go over a few things with you first…
Wearing a wig for the first time (especially out in public) can be a scary thing. It is going to take some time for you to adjust to your new locks. You may even feel self conscious about wearing it thinking everyone is going to know you have one on. I’m going to be blunt here but NOBODY GIVES A SHIT! Seriously! I bet no one is even going to notice you are wearing a wig and if they do, they don’t care. If they do care, then they can kiss you where the sun don’t shine, who gives a hoot? You look beautiful and they are just jealous! When I first started wearing wigs full time, it was definitely an adjustment but now a year later, it is second nature and my confidence has sky rocketed! You will get there too, pinky promise!
I suggest getting on You Tube and watching as many videos as possible about ways to choose, customize, wear, and style your units. There are literally a ton to watch! There is going to be some trial and error but you will figure out what works best for you. If you ever have any questions, please PM me and I will do my best to help you out and make you feel as gorgeous on the outside as you are on the inside!
Ok, now for the important info…
1. If your unit is lace front, you will see a bunch of extra lace hanging on the front, you are going to have to cut that off. I know I know, scary right? Don’t worry, you got this! Take a pair of scissors (the smaller the better) and SLOWLY trim the excess lace off of the unit as close to the hair line as possible. See? That wasn’t so hard now was it! Once you get it on, you may have to trim some more of the lace off near where it sits on your ears, you want to lace part to end right about where your ear starts.
2. Most units will come with tabs on the inside of the cap near the nape of the neck. There are also little slots of fabric that the tabs fit into. This is how you adjust the size of the wig to fit the best. You want it to be tight as possible, without hurting, for the best fit.
3. If you have hair (lucky you! J), you may want to put on a wig cap before you put on your unit. I recommend pulling your hair in a low ponytail. Then using bobby pins or flat clips, take the excess hair and pin it against your head, you want your hair to be as flat as possible under the cap. Put on the wig cap, tuck all your hair under it, then pull it back till it’s just past your hairline.
4. Personally, I like to use wig grips under my wigs to give it a bit of extra security. You can find them on Amazon. If you have a wig grip, now is the time to put it on!
5. It’s time to put on your wig!!! The easiest way I have found is to hold the unit upside down with your hands to the back of it (so the front of the unit should be closest to your body). Stand up and put your head down into the wig. Secure the back of it first then you can stand up, flip your hair back and adjust the front so it sits right on your hair line (or a little lower if you prefer). Wow, you did it! Great job!
6. Ok, look in the mirror, you look crazy right?? I know, don’t worry, we are gonna fix this…
7. Grab your wide tooth comb and start combing through your unit from the bottom to the top… Starting to look a little better?
8. Ok, lets make sure this sucker stays on tight! This is a step just for added security but it will also make your unit look more realistic. There are numerous ways to “glue” down your unit. Tape, glues, bonds, gels. You will learn what works best for you over time. I prefer gel because it is fast, easily removable, and doesn’t damage any bio hair you may have. I use either the Got 2 Be Glued in the yellow spray can or the black tube. I take a thin layer and spray/wipe it on the part of my skin where I want the wig to sit. Then I use a hair dryer on cool setting for about 30 seconds or until the gel is sticky. (If you are a sweater like me, you can redo this step again for better hold). Once it is sticky, place the lace part of the wig on top of the gel and push down firmly with your fingers. I then take a comb and hold the wig down with some pressure then use the hair dryer on it again for about 30 seconds. If I have time, I sometimes will wrap a scarf around my head where the gel was put and tie it nice and tight for a few minutes just to make sure that sucker is not going anywhere! There, you are done! When you are ready to take your unit off, put some water on your fingers, rub the area where the gel is and it should come right off!
9. Style it to your liking. I suggest spending some time playing with it in different styles to see what it can do. Every unit is different, some you can put up, some you cant, some you can if you get creative and wear a cute headband or something to cover up any spots you don’t want to be seen. But please remember, as great as it is going to look, it is still a wig and it doesn’t grow out of your head. You can’t do everything with it that you can with bio hair.
10. As far as using styling tools and heat, go for it! But please respect your unit. I suggest not using heat on it over 350 degrees just to be safe. You don’t want to burn or ruin your brand new hair, right??
11. When it comes time to wash your unit, here is how I do it: Comb your unit out really well, you want as little tangles and knots as possible. Fill a bowl with cold water. Add some wig shampoo to the water and swish it around. (If you don’t have wig shampoo, you can use baby shampoo! It is gentle enough for synthetic fibers, DO NOT USE REGULAR SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER). Place your unit in the water. Move it around, smoosh it in, work through the hair GENTLY!! You do not want to damage your unit so be very gentle, like if you are washing your favorite cashmere sweater or a small kitten. Let it sit for a while (the hair, not the kitten!). If mine aren’t that dirty, I usually leave them in for 15 minutes or so. If you just got back from a 5k mud run, you might want to leave it in up to an hour. Take it out of the water and rinse cold water through it till the water is clear. Do not wring or pull your unit while it is rinsing. You can gently squeeze it to help get the shampoo out. Wrap it in a towel and press the unit down to help get the excess water out. Shake it out a bit. Spray it with wig conditioning spray. Set it in back on the towel and let it air dry. DO NOT BRUSH OR COMB IT WHEN IT IS WET! I usually let mine sit over night and they are dry by the morning. If you are in a rush, you can blow dry your unit on cool. After it is dry, I comb it through and she is ready to wear! If your unit is synthetic, your hair will go right back to the style it originally came (it’s like magic!!)
Ok, I know that was a lot to read, it was a lot to type too, but it’s important info that will help you rock your new hair! Atleast I made it entertaining to read!
NOW GO PUT THAT NEW HAIR ON AND DO YOUR THING!!!!