BHP Life Blog / wigs
Amera is a popular wig on the store. One of my customers wanted her "Amera" wig to be lighter--like a light blond! Och!
I took Amera to my colorist (Breanna) to lighten her up a little. The Colorist did an excellent job. This is the story of Amera's trip to the salon.
Amera is a long and flowing 360 Lace Front 100% Brazilian Human Hair wig with baby hair around her perimeter. She has a density of 130% which gives her a natural look and feel. If this density is too thin for you, request a thicker density. Aside from everything else, Amera is gorgeous!
Kasey is a satisfied customer of "Amera"
Amera is a favorite among happy customers. Check out Kasey as she wears her Amera wig. Here is Kasey's take on how she feels about Amera.
"Good quality wig piece. Wish I would of customized it more like density with no combs and smaller wig size cap. Kinda of just wanted to see what it was like before got to fancy! But overall happy with what I got. Love the color!!"
A couple of items that will help to manage Amera are:
Wig Care Products
Wig Griper Hairband
IMPORTANT: To keep your wig in place without glue, pins or tape, use our wig griper hair band. Your wig won't move!
"Leigh" is a straight short Bob-cut Lace Front 100% Malaysian Human Hair Wig with Bangs. She is 130% density for a natural look and feel.
RTBY wigs are for those who are choosing to wear a beautiful head covering just for the fun of changing hairstyles, or because you suffer from hair loss due to Alopecia, Chemotherapy, hair thinning, or a medical condition. "Leigh" is a beautiful and versatile choice.
Ready To Be YouTM
Since the inception of my company in the year 2000, my passion and focus have been on naturally kinky hair care for people of color. I am a former Certified SisterlocksTM Consultant and a natural hair enthusiast. Over the span of 25+ years of specializing in natural hair care, I’ve come to realize that my knowledge base is quite sizable.
After many years of caring for and styling hair, I began feeling like it was time to retire from “doing” hair and redirect my focus towards marketing my hair care products.
Forced into early retirement from a broken ankle, I began unwinding and clearing my mind and changing my perspective on this thing called, “hair.”
I began seeing others that didn’t necessarily have a full head of hair. They were experiencing hair loss for one reason or another-either from the effects of Chemotherapy, stress, health, and medical reasons, hair thinning, balding or from some form of Alopecia.
It seems like everywhere I’d look, I seen these issues in full effect; women feeling almost worthless because of their hair falling out, thinning, or being diagnosed with Alopecia.
It was then, that I began realizing that not everybody has hair that they can style as they choose. Some of these women (and men) longed for hair on their head again-something that many of us have taken for granted.
As I began listening to these women (and men’s) stories, of how devastating it is to look at themselves in the mirror and see their ‘clean’ or ‘spotted’ head staring back at them, my heart poured out with compassion. I soon learned that their struggle didn’t stop there. For those seeking to find a dignified way of ‘covering’ their head with hair again through the use of wig-wearing, they described their experiences as quite daunting, to say the least.
Many years ago I used to wear wigs. It was always challenging finding just the right one at just the right price and not have my wig look so wiggy if that makes sense. Anyway, I know the struggle.
It was from my research, listening and watching these women (and men) right before my eyes, struggle through making sense of it all (hair loss), that I saw the need to offer Ready To Be YouTM wig collections.
Our wig collections are for those who are sick and tired of being sick and tired, and who’ve experienced broken promises, feeling cheated and taken advantage of just because of their “hair loss issue.”
Ready To Be YouTM is a collection of wigs and hairpieces with YOU in mind.
It is my mission to help you rediscover who you are one amazing hairpiece at a time especially if you’re suffering from the effects of Alopecia and Chemotherapy. In fact, my NEW (job) title is, “Hair and Image Consultant.”
What I Do For Women
I help AMAZING WOMEN re-discover who they already are but just need a little reminder.
I am here to serve you and your needs in a deeper, more meaningful way, than just selling you some hair. I sell you POSSIBILITY- It is possible to get your life back and transforming your life towards a new beginning that will serve you better- your hair loss may be a little inconvenient right now, and is a situation that is beyond your control; but just know that it is possible to manage your hair loss issue and manage it well.
You can be anything you’ve ever wanted to be. Whatever form of hair loss you’re suffering through right now is rightfully devastating, no doubt, but I’m here to encourage you in getting back in alignment with your life and with who you are- getting re-focused on the things that truly matter the most in your life and to keep pushing through the devastation of your hair loss issue. You will make it on the other side—hopefully, sooner than later.
With my 25+ years of hair care experience, coupled with hair and wig products, this can make all the difference in how you view yourself and in how you feel about yourself in the outside world, my passion is to somehow help you through this hiccup in your life’s journey.
I am here to offer you support and products that will help you get back to normalcy, feeling beautiful again and in possibly having a brand-new outlook on life; besides, those that choose to wear a beautiful head-covering, called a wig, many times see wearing a wig as getting a “makeover.” You have the freedom to change your look whenever you get ready and not have any regrets- if you don’t like the way one style (wig) looks, snatch the dang wig off, and go for another look-you are in charge!!
I Don’t Know What It’s Like
It’s true that I do not know what it is like to suffer from hair loss, however, I am a woman and I know how important hair is to us. This is the reason I take such care in making selections for my ready-to-wear- Ready To Be YouTM wigs that will be both, appealing and comfortable-something you will be proud to wear and feel good in while doing so.
Ready To Be YouTM wigs are for EVERYONE.
Our RTBY wig collections are not just for one type of woman. Our Beautiful Hair Products & Accessories store carry wig pieces that compliment black women and those that desire a curlier texture of hair.
Many times, black women are left out in the cold when it comes to finding decent wigs in a texture they can call their own. That problem will be nonexistent at Beautiful Hair Products & Accessories store.
I work with a couple of wig designers that specialize in custom-made-to-order hand-tied human hair wigs. These wigs are considered High-end Premium Human Hair Wigs. They are custom to fit ONLY YOU and are well worth your investment.
For the average person on a budget, Beautiful Hair Products & Accessories store carry affordable high-quality human hair wigs. The collections include Full Lace Wigs, Lace Front wigs, 360 Lace frontal human hair wigs, Human hair wigs, synthetic wigs, wigs for black women, wigs for white women, long wigs, short wigs, curly wigs, straight wigs, wavy wigs, deep body wave wigs and anything in between.
Because most of the wigs I carry in my store are ‘human hair’ wigs, Beautiful Hair Products is highly recommended for the care of your new beautiful wig unit.
As our RTBY wig line expands, I am sure I will, in the future, carry wigs for children and men.
Thank you in advance for your patience as we grow and expand.
P.S. (click here>>) Take our Ready To Be YouTM wig survey. Let's see where you are in the process!
Have you ever wondered what the differences are in the various lace wig caps and why one costs more than the other? Well, take a look at the differences in the construction of the caps.
Most human hair wigs are custom made with a lace wig cap. Some synthetic wigs are also made with a lace wig cap. Usually, these are your higher end synthetic wigs. (Take a look at this human hair wigs collection)
Lace wig caps are usually made of a soft stretchy Swiss or French lace. Swiss lace is a finer more fragile lace. Swiss lace is the most preferred lace because it is not as visible against the scalp/skin as the thicker French lace. It is lightweight and feels comfortable on your head and against your scalp (for those with no hair).
French lace is a thicker lace and a little more durable than the finer Swiss lace- which makes it great for first-time wearers. But, if you are careful, even if you are a first-time buyer, you should be able to get away with handling a Swiss lace wig. However, because of its slightly thicker texture, french lace might reveal its true colors. Depending on the style of your wig, the lace might slightly show through.
As for the U-Part wig cap, it uses basically the same materials as the full and lace front wigs, however, the parting is different. You can take a section of your own hair from under the wig cap and blend it with the wig hairs to give you a more natural look.
What's Your Color
The great thing about the wig caps is, you can have it dyed to the color you prefer. The most popular colors among Black women are medium brown and dark brown. For the lighter skin tone, a lighter brown or transparent color is used.
From the examples provided, you can see how the wig caps are constructed. The full lace wig cap has lots of space to part your wig in any direction. The lace can go back as far as to the crown of your head, giving you more styling options. The lace front wig cap reaches back about 2-4 inches and is not as versatile as the full lace cap, however, you can still work with this type of cap. And for the U-Part wig cap, you have the most styling options, especially if you have enough hair to complement your wig by blending your own hair with the wig hair.
The process of making a wig is very tedious and time-consuming. It takes a true professional to hand tie each little hair to the mesh, plus constructing the wig in such a manner that it looks flattering, plus making it last a long time.
The Cost Difference
The difference in cost that a full lace cap, lace front cap, and a U-Part lace cap wig can be, varies depending on, of course, the type of hair used and the length of the wig. On average, though, a Full Lace Cap wig normally costs more. Sometimes, the cost can be as high as 10%-20% more.
It goes to show that when you purchase a Full Lace Human Hair wig, you are making an investment. Not only in the wig piece, but in yourself as well.
Now I Know
Having a little more knowledge as to what goes into making a "head covering" (wig), helps me to appreciate the 'investment' that I spend on a nicely constructed wig that fits well, feels comfortable, is beautiful and that helps to build my confidence and that makes me feel beautiful. What about you?
Question: What type of lace is your favorite, Swiss or French? And Why? Leave your comment below.