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Wig Care Information
All hair be it your own human hair and synthetic or human hair wigs and extensions require routine care to look its best. Therefore we recommend that you first read and follow all care instructions provided with your item. The instructions will provide you with the manufacturer's suggested information that your hair piece requires to be worn and maintained.
In general make sure that you clean your hair piece using hair care products specifically designed for wigs and extensions. Also store your hair pieces properly (e.g. on a wig stand) when not in use and detangle them routinely to prevent tangles and matting.
Also, if applying heat to your hair piece make sure to follow all directions per the manufacturer especially those regarding temperature settings. If your item's instructions, tags or labels do not specifically identify your hair piece as being heat friendly, we do not recommend using any heat on your hair piece.
Also know that hair pieces that are curly and wavy require more frequent attention to maintain their appearance and fiber and construction.
We also recommend contacting a local licensed beautician to assist you with styling, maintaining and caring for your hair piece. Especially if you have needs that are specific to your personal wear.
Wig Cap Size Chart
Wig caps are generally designed to fit average head sizes. However, cap sizes can vary slightly among the different brands of wigs. In order to provide a more secure and comfortable fit, you will find that many caps are designed with adjustable straps that can be loosened or tightened as needed. Use the table below to find your own measurements.
Front to Nape
Ear to Ear across forehead
Ear to Ear over top
Temple to Temple round back
Nape of Neck
Wig Hair Length Chart
When measuring your wig or hair extensions, you must first take into consideration if the hair is straight, wavy, curly or kinky. The length for wavy, curly and kinky hair is measured by stretching the hair into its straight length. Therefore non-straight styles will be shorter than their advertised length. You may need to order a longer length in order to achieve a desired finished length.
Hair Color Chart
At www.WigAisle.com we work directly with our manufacturers in an effort to bring you a full range of colors for all of our selections. We work hard to make sure that you are informed of each color through pictures and descriptions. Our wigs come in a variety of colors, including:
The colors in the chart below are an example of industry standard wig colors. Refer to each color swatch for a specific wig for the actual color assigned by the manufacturer. Color descriptions can be found in the Product's Description found below the Main Image.
1 JET BLACK
1B OFF BLACK
2 DARKEST BROWN
4 DARK BROWN
6 MEDIUM BROWN
8 LIGHT BROWN
10 MED GOLDEN BROWN
12 LITE GOLDEN BROWN
15 HONEY GOLD BROWN
613 LITE BLONDE
14 MED. ASH BLONDE
16 HONEY BLONDE
18 DARK ASH BLONDE
22 CHAMPAGNE BLONDE
24 GOLDEN BLONDE
27 STRAWBERRY BLONDE
(aka LITE AUBURN)
(contain more base color than hi-lite color)
OFF BLACK & LITE AUBURN
OFF BLACK & MEDIUM AUBURN
OFF BLACK & DARK AUBURN
OFF BLACK & COPPER
OFF BLACK & BURGUNDY BLK
LITE AUBURN & LITE BLONDE
DARK BROWN &LITE AUBURN
DARK BROWN w/ LITE & MED AUB
DARK BROWN &MED AUBURN
(contain more hi-lite color than base color)
OFF BLACK WITH LITE AUBURN PIANO
OFF BLACK WITH MEDIUM AUBURN PIANO
OFF BLACK WITH DARK AUBURN PIANO
OFF BLACK WITH COPPER PIANO
OFF BLACK WITH BURGUNDY PIANO
LIGHT ASH BLONDE OVER HONEY BLONDE
LIGHT ASH BLONDE OVER ASH BROWN
LITE AUBURN WITH MEDIUM AND DARK AUBURN PIANO
LITE AUBURN WITH LITE BLONDE PIANO
DARK BROWN WITH LITE AUBURN PIANO
DARK BROWN WITH LITE AND MEDIUM AUBURN PIANO
DARK BROWN WITH MEDIUM AUBURN PIANO
DARK BROWN WITH MEDIUM AND DARK AUBURN PIANO
280 OFF BLACK WITH 5% GREY
34 MEDIUM DARK BROWN
WITH 5% GREY
3T280 3 TONE OFF BLACK
WITH 5% GREY
3T44 3 TONE MED DARK BROWN
WITH 30% GREY
3T660 PLATINUM SILVER
WITH ASH BLONDE
3T663 PLATINUM BLONDE BLEND
44 MEDIUM DARK BROWN
WITH 30% GREY
51 OFF BLACK WITH 75% GREY
60 WHITE (GREY)
TIPPED COLORS GENERALLY CONSISTS OF A MAIN COLOR STARTING AT THE ROOT AND ENDING WITH THE CONCENTRATION OF A HIGHLIGHT COLOR AT THE TIP. EACH MFR USUALLY HAS THEIR OWN DESIGNATION.
24BT18 GOLDEN BLONDE BLENDED
TO DARK ASH BLONDE TIP
TP1B_30 OFF BLACK WITH MEDIUM
T613_27 LITE BLONDE WITH LITE
Two-Tone (and rooted) Colors
27 LITE AUBURN
30 MEDIUM AUBURN
33 DARK AUBURN
130 COPPER RED
99J BURGUNDY BLACK
OMBRE WIGS CONSISTS OF COLORS THAT ARE LAYERED AND/OR GRADUATED WITH AT LEAST 2 TO 3 (or more) DIFFERENT COLORS. OMBRE COLORS COME IN A VARIETY OF COLOR COMBINATIONS USING BOTH NATURAL AND VIBRANT SHADES.
TWO-TONE WIGS CONSISTS OF 2 DISTINCT/SEPERATE COLORS. THE COLORS CAN BE POSITIONED IN ANY LOCATION DEPENDING ON THE STYLE.
TWO TONE OFF BLACK AND COPPER RED
TWO TONE OFF BLACK AND DEEP GOLD
TWO TONE OFF BLACK AND LITE AUBURN
TWO TONE OFF BLACK AND MEDIUM AUBURN
TWO TONE OFF BLACK AND DARK AUBURN
TWO TONE OFF BLACK AND COPPER
TWO TONE OFF BLACK AND BURGUNDY
BLUE GOLD ORANGE PINK
PURPLE RED WHITE
Wig Color - It's All About the Lighting
Your (wig) hair's color is "never going to look exactly the same in every single light," says Dana Ionato, a colorist at Sally Hershberger Downtown in New York City.
All hair reflects light. The hair color we see is actually light reflecting from its pigments. The Oxford Dictionary defines color as “the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.”
Under blue or cold white lights, your hair will reflect a more "ash/cool" color. In warmer yellow-based lights, your hair will reflect a warmer, honey to brass color. Also, the lighter your hair, the more light reflection you get. The darker, the less light it reflects and the more shine you will get.
Therefore the best way to see what your hair color actually looks like is to go outside with a mirror in the natural sunlight. Also note that unlike sunlight, most light bulbs do not produce the full spectrum of color. As a result hair in artificial light can appear darker.
Wig Hair and Fiber Types (synthetic, heat-resistant, human, etc.)
Q: What are some of the most common Synthetic Fibers used in wigs?
A: Toyokalon, Kanekalon and Monofiber
Synthetic hair is commonly made from kanekalon or toyokalon fibers. Kanekalon is a light, long-lasting synthetic fiber that withstands repeated washings and low-temperature heat styling. The downside to kanekalon is its tendency to tangle and mat. Toyokalon is a softer synthetic hair fiber that tangles less, but lacks the natural look and color of kanekalon fiber. Monofiber (monofibre) is the highest quality synthetic hair, with a realistic look and feel. Monofilament hair behaves more like natural hair than the other synthetic hair fibers.
Q: What is Kanekalon Fiber?
A: Kanekalon is a synthetic hair product made by the Japanese company Kaneka. It's commonly used for hair extensions and weaves, as well as wigs and doll hair. Kanekalon is flame-retardant and comes in a variety of styles, including braids, straight extensions and kinky extensions. It comes in more than 120 colors. Because the hair is synthetic, it is not safe to use heated styling tools because the hair can melt. Instead, the hair can be curled by wet setting in boiling hot water. (see article below).
Q: What is Heat-Resistant Fiber?
A: Heat-Resistant fibers are made from synthetic materials that can be styled using heat-based tools up to 377 degrees. Check the instructions that come with your heat-resistant wig or extensions for the exact recommended temperature settings.
There are several different manufacturers for heat-resistant fibers used in wigs. One of the most commonly used fibers is Futura which is manufacturered by the makers of Kanekalon.
Q: What is ULTIMA ORGANIC PROTEIN HAIR
A: Made with natural collagen. Ultima Organic Protein Hair looks, feels like and has the best qualities of human hair.
Ultima is the only man-made hair you can curl, blow-dry, wash, brush, comb, style and restore without tangling. And, it’s affordable. Ultima Organic Protein Hair is currently available in more than 30 colors,in six different hair textures, ranging from straight to curly, with lengths up to 30 inches.
Ultima Organic Protein Hair can be artfully blended to match your hair’s color and texture. Its styling possibilities are vast and you can change and restore Ultima Organic Protein Hair’s texture again and again with water and heat.
1. Ultima looks and feels like human hair. Moisture rich and naturally beautiful. Less tangling.
2. Ultima is water friendly.
3. Easy styling, Ultima Organic Protein Hair can be re-curled by braiding it, or set on rollers overnight.
4. Ultima Organic Protein Hair is easy to curl at low temperatures (266°F) and achieves a greater curl than human hair at the same temperature.
5. Longer lengths at affordable prices.
6. Restorability. Restoring Ultima Organic Protein Hair is easy and quick! You can curl it, straighten it, blow it dry, set, style, twist, brush, comb and wash.
7. Hypo-allergenic. If your skin is sensitive, you will love using Ultima Organic Protein Hair.
8. Choice of beautiful colors from blacks to honey blonde.
Lace wigs are loved because they create the look of natural hair growth. This adds to the realistic appearance and allows for styling away from the face or nape of the neck.
Purchasing a Lace Wig
Many techniques can be used to construct lace wigs. Your specific needs will determine the exact type of lace wig you require. If comfort is of up-most importance you will most likely be interested in full lace wigs with full lace caps. If you like to change styles frequently lace wigs with perimeter lace will possibly suits your needs.
The most important thing when purchasing a lace wig is to do your research and ask questions before you make your purchase. Although we provide information on the product page, it may not contain all information about the item. Or, there may be manufacturer changes and additions that are not reflected on the product page. Also, due to information from multiple contributing sources the information may not be complete or up to date. If you need additional information or clarification for any of the lace units we sell, we encourage you to contact us directly anytime. We will do our best to provide you with the information you need.
Common Terms for Lace Wigs
There are many different kinds of lace wigs but the most common ones are: Lace Front, Full Lace, and Whole Lace. Lace wigs can also be constructed of different types of lace. The lace can also be positioned in different areas of the cap depending on the style.
Lace Front Wig
Front Lace Wig
Full Lace Wig
Lace Part Wig
Swiss Lace Wig
French Lace Wig
Whole Lace Wig
Types of Lace
Some lace wigs are designated as having “Swiss lace” or “French lace”; the difference between these two types will vary depending on the wig manufacturer, but Swiss lace is generally thinner and more delicate than French lace.
Lace Front (Front Lace) Wigs
Lace front wigs are made with real human hair or synthetic hair which is tied, by hand, to a sheer lace base. Hair can also be machine attached to its lace base. This technique is used to reduce cost.
The lace is usually extended over the forehead to allow the wearer to trim it to their own hair line. Others come ready-to-wear by having the lace at the front pre-trimmed (pre-cut). Some lace wigs also have what is referred to as "baby hair" around the temple areas which is used to cover up any visible signs of lace on the forehead. The baby hair also helps to further create a realistic hairline.
In some lace front wigs, the lace covers the front half of the wig while in others, the lace is only used for a couple of inches. The rest of the base is made of a thicker but still comfortable material (either lace, cloth or wefted).
The perimeter of lace front (and full lace) wigs can also be affixed using adhesives in order to provide and maintain a "flush", non-movable hair line. Adhesives allow the wearer to keep the unit installed for a week or more without removing.
Full (Whole) Lace Wigs
Full lace wigs, come with a base that is made entirely of lace. The lace material essentially covers the whole head even all the way to the back. Because of this, full lace wigs are more versatile because they can be styled into up-dos, braids, and many other hairstyles that are not possible with a front lace wig. However, full lace wigs are also more expensive. Lessor expensive full lace wigs are constructed with lace around the entire perimeter of the cap, with the remainder of the cap constructed of other lace or wefted materials.
Lace Part Wigs
Lace part wigs have a special insert constructed of lace that allow for a natural deep part to be made. Lace parts can be constructed alone or combined with lace along the front perimeter of the wig.
Glueless (Tapeless) Lace Wigs
Lace front and full lace wigs are usually designed to be secured to the head using an adhesive material at the perimeter of the hair line. Just as the name suggest, glueless lace wigs can be worn without the need to affix the unit to the head with glues or tape.
Monofilament is a sheer mesh made of strong synthetic fiber. In wigs, monofilament is used as a translucent segment of a wig cap e.g. as the part area or the entire crown. Hairs are usually individually hand-tied to the monofilament segment of the cap, so each hair can swivel freely in any direction, creating natural hair movement. This mobility also allows the hair to be parted and styled in any direction.
Monofilament wigs can pair mono tops with open cap construction on the sides and nape, which provides cooling ventilation. They may also feature hand-tied lace front hairlines. Mono tops also may be included in completely hand-tied human hair wigs; in this combination, the nape and sides of the wig will be composed of hairs that have been hand-tied to a seamless, soft lace net cap, rather than the elasticized bands and wefts of open cap styles.
Click here to watch a video and learn more about installing and maintaining lace wigs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What color is the wig worn by the model?
A: You can find the name of the color in the Product's Description. We strive to provide this information so that our customers have as much information as possible when choosing a color online. We work closely with the manufacturer to make sure that the color is correctly specified. If we discover discrepencies with the color noted we correct it or simply do not provide the color. In instances where a color worn by the model is not provided, we only offer the wig in industry standard colors for our customers convenience.
Q: How can I be 100% sure of the color I choose before I purchase online?
A: Colors vary by each manufacturer. Even the industry standard colors. Therefore, we highly recommend visiting a local wig store in your area to view the colors offered by the different manufacturers prior to purchasing online. This will familiarize you with the differences among the product lines. However, also note that an identical color number from the same manufacturer when applied to one style may look different when applied to another. This is due to the style of the wig and the mix and distribution of each color throughout the wig.
Q: How can I be sure that the color of a swatch will be identical to the wig I am interested in purchasing?
A: We obtain our color swatches from the manufacturer. The photos they supply might also be enlarged in order to allow the Buyer to see the individual strands of hair used to make the color number specified. Please keep in mind when choosing a color that each wigs style may also dictate the use of different distributions and concentrations of the various colors that make up the mix (frost, piano, etc.). Also, each computers monitor plays a factor in the actual representation of colors viewed by the customer. The monitor will depict the color differently from the actual physical hair sample the manufacturer used as the source of the swatch. Please keep this in mind when purchasing wigs online from our store and other retailers.
Q: Why Does My Human (or remy) Hair Wig Not Look Like the Style in the Picture?
A: The best feature of a human hair wig is that it can be styled and restyled. The styling possiblities are limited only by your imagination! You can treat your human hair wig similar to your own hair.
Human hair wigs however may need to be styled once removed from their original packaging and after washing. This is because being human hair, like your own hair, the style may relax and/or reshape due to being in the same position in the package prior to being purchased. As with many beauty product ads, the images are professionally photographed in an effort to showcase the wig in one of its best possible styles.
So you may ask "why should I buy a human hair wig instead of a synthetic wig if the style is not retained between washings or upon my receipt"? Human hair wigs are desirable because they look, feel and move like real hair. Also, the strands of the human hair last longer than the fibers of its synthetic counterpart. As mentioned earlier they can be cut, styled, permed and color treated in numerous ways based on your own likes and imagination.
To style your human hair wig simply use most routine styling tools such as a wig stand, curling or crimping irons on moderate heat, rollers, combs, brushes, styling gel and sprays, clips and clamps, nets etc. If you are unfamiliar with styling your own hair, a beautician will be happy to assist. Especially if you need to have the wig cut and shaped to your own face. Remember, human hair wigs won't grow back; so a little trimming at a time goes a long way!
Q: Why Does My Wig Shed Hair?
A: When your wig arrives and is removed from the packaging, it may shed hair. This is mostly due to loose hairs that remain after the manufacturing process that are not attached to the cap. Simply give your item a gentle finger comb and shake out any loose hairs that may remain to dislodge them.