Ellen Wille Additions - Soda
Soda by Ellen Wille is a short, voluminous hair piece that makes creating your perfect hairstyle easier than ever! Attach Soda into your natural hair using the claw clip. Soda measures 4" and made from Ellen Wille premium synthetic fiber that makes maintenance easy! Soda is part of the Ellen Wille Power Pieces! Collection.
Weight: 1.5 oz.
Color Shown: Nut Brown
Colors: Black, Dark Blonde, Dark Brown, Gold Blonde, Light Blonde, Light Grey, Medium Brown, Medium Grey, Natural Blonde, Nut Brown, Platinum Blonde, Silver Grey
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you can't find the answer to your question here, please contact us. We'll be glad to help.
Phone or Text: 320-685-7100
Address: 370 Chapel Hill Rd
Cold Spring, MN 56320
~ How should I store my wig?
~ Can I cut my wig?
~ Can I color my hairpiece?
~ Will heat affect my wig?
~ How often should I wash my wig?
~ Can I use regular shampoo on my wig?
~ How long will my synthetic wig last?
~ What options do I have for securing my wig down?
~ My head is sweating, what can I do?
~What is your order process?
~ Why does my order still say unfulfilled?
~ What if my order has already been placed and now I would like to make a change or cancel?
~ Why can't I log into my account?
~ Why isn't the discount code working?
~ Am I able to use more than one discount code at a time?
~ Is stock up-to-date on your site?
~ My item is on backorder, what now?
~ Is it safe to give my credit card information?
~ Will my personal information be kept safe?
~ What forms of payment do you accept?
~ How long will it take to receive my refund?
~ Is my wig covered through insurance?
~ Why am I being charged sales tax?
Many like to store their wig on a stand, hanger, or mannequin head. If you leave your wig in the wig box, make sure to take it out and give it a good shake every so often to avoid cold set.
Yes, your piece can be cut or thinned out. We always recommend you go to a stylist with experience in altering wigs.
Synthetic or Heat Friendly fiber will not take color. Human Hair can be colored, but we recommend staying within a level or two of the original color.
Synthetic hair can be damaged beyond repair if it gets too close to a heat source, this could be even from a cooking oven in your home. Heat Friendly fiber can withstand a low amount of heat from styling tools as long as you keep it around 250-280 degrees. Human hair can be styled with heating tools the same as bio hair.
Every 6-8 wears is a good rule of thumb.
You will want to use products formulated specifically for wigs. Other products can have chemicals that are too harsh or will wear the fiber out quicker.
The time frame can vary greatly depending on care and lifestyle. Typically, with proper maintenance your wig will last around 3 to 6 months. Having more than one wig to rotate between will help prolong the lifespan of your wig.
The Hair Grip is a soft band that helps keep your wig in place. As well as toupee clips, double sided tape, and lace front glue.
A 100% capless wig will be very breathable during the hot summer months. The Headline It is a sweat eliminating liner to be worn inside your wig cap.
We order daily directly from the manufacturers Monday through Friday. Most items will reach our office within two to four business days. We will ship your item(s) out the same day we receive it via the U. S. Postal Service (express orders are sent UPS or FedEx). If it is an item we keep here in our stock room, it will typically ship out the same day we receive your order.
Your order will change to fulfilled as soon as it has shipped out. You will also receive an e-mail with your tracking information at that time.
We understand things happen! If we are able to catch your order before it has been placed with the manufacturer we can make a change or cancellation for you. If the order has already gone through, we can usually still make the change, but there may be a 15% cancellation charge for the item already ordered.
Make sure you are on the site you originally created the account on (Joshua24 or Name Brand Wigs). If you have not created an account yet, go ahead and start one. If you have already, try resetting your password.
Our code may not apply for the item or brand you are trying to use it on. Feel free to call us at 320-685-7100 to see if the item qualifies for any additional discounts or unadvertised specials.
Am I able to use more than one discount code at a time?
Due to the huge selection of items and colors we offer we are not able to list stock levels on the site. However, you can always call or e-mail us to check stock before placing an order!
You should receive your order in about 6-10 business days in the United States, and 10-15 business days for international orders.
We do! Please give us call at 320-685-7100, and we can go over the different options with you!
Your privacy is very important to us! For U.S. orders we will never include the word “wig” on the outside of your package. We abbreviate with J24, or NBW. For international orders we are required to specify wig or topper on the outside of the package.
Check your yard as often times the package is too large to fit in a mailbox, check with your neighbors as well. If you still can’t locate your package contact your local post office right away as it is usually being held there, or they can track your package to see the exact location it was left at. If you are still unable to find your order, give us a call at 320-685-7100
Yes, all information is entered into a secure and private credit card processing system. That is why we will ask for your card number again every time you place a new order. You can also check out through PayPal.
Yes! You can be assured we keep all of our information in a private system, and would never share or sell your information to an outside party.
We accept all major credit cards (Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express, as well as PayPal, and Google or Apple Pay. We also accept money orders. We are not able to take a bank account routing number.
We process refunds everyday Monday through Friday, and will try our best to refund within 48 hours of receiving your return or change request. Please note it may still take a few days before your card company makes these funds available in your account.
This depends on your type of insurance. We suggest you contact them, and ask about “cranial prosthesis”.
Due to a Supreme Court ruling in June of 2018 states can now legally impose sales taxes on e-commerce companies. We are required by law to collect these taxes for your state.
Yes, we can price match with other verified online companies for the price of the item, plus the competitor's shipping charges. We are not able to price match clearance items with our brand new items.
We are based in beautiful (and cold) central Minnesota!
Open box means one or more of the following: store display item, item returned for color or style, a cancelled order, or a discontinued style or color. We take pride in our through quality control, so you can be reassured all items have been inspected by our inventory specialists, and must pass in order to even make our clearance page.
Yes, both Joshua24.com and NameBrandWigs.com are owned and operated by the same team!
Since many of our customers have a medical need that may be straining on their finances it would be impossible for us to pick and choose who would be eligible. For this reason we make donations to the National Alopecia Foundation or our local hospital here in Minnesota.
Custom fees may be added on before you can receive your package. This fee is determined by your country. We can always mark your package “Cranial Prosthesis” which may reduce the amount of tax added. Please include this note when you place your order.
Do you have to state the value of items on the outside invoice?
By law we do have to list the accurate value of all items.
NameBrandWigs.com aims to provide you with the lowest prices possible. Customers have come to rely on our quality products at the lowest cost available year after year. Please see below for our return policy.
Steps To Return
We hope you love your beautiful new hair, however if you are not fully satisfied, we have a very simple return process. Take your time - up to 60 days to decide if you truly want to return the item; but remember, the item must be brand new, unworn, and in factory condition. Help us help you! Take a look at our return guidelines below that make the process go smoothly and helps us stay efficient!
- Gather the item(s) - including all original packaging, ensuring all tags are attached, and locate the packing slip (or locate your order #).
Bring your item(s) to your local Post Office, UPS store, or FedEx store to ship back to us. We do not provide a return label. International returns must be shipped through the postal service.
NBW/J24 Returns Department
370 Chapel Hill Road
Cold Spring, MN 56320
- Upon receiving your return, we will issue a refund minus the 15% ($9 minimum) restocking fee per item. Shipping cost is non-refundable.
- If you would like to notify us of your return, please complete the return form below. We will make note on your order that you will be returning.
- Want a different color or style? Complete the return process above and place a new order at namebrandwigs.com.
Helpful Hints to help the process go smoothly:
- The item must be in brand new condition including the wig box and/or other packaging.
- Make sure the Wig Tags are factory attached - leave them in place while you try the wig on.
- Fibers can easily pick up odors including but not limited to food, perfume, or smoke. Keep the item in its original box as much as possible.
- Do not alter the bangs, add spray/gel, or make other alterations until you are sure about your purchase.
- Include your packing slip which includes all the information we will need to process your return.
*Due to the nature of accessory items, they are considered final sale, and cannot be returned.
*Incorrect packaging may lead to additional fees.
To begin your return, please click the button below to notify us of your return.
If you would like to talk to one of our experts about brands, styles or colors, give us a call at 320-685-7100.
Our Mailing Address:
NBW/J24 Returns Department
370 Chapel Hill Road
Cold Spring, MN 56320
We want to make the return process as smooth as possible, so make sure items are in in factory condition otherwise we reserve the right to send the item back to you and charge you for the return shipping & handling at our discretion.
We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee for items cancelled after an item has been ordered. This usually occurs after the manufacturer has pulled the item from their warehouse and boxed it up for shipping. If we can stop the order before that no fees will be applied.
Want to exchange? Complete the return process above and place a new order at namebrandwigs.com. This ensures you get the quickest service and the process stays clean on our end.
We want you to make a purchase that you love! If you would like to get a new order started while your return is being completed, please give us a call at 320-685-7100. Our customer service is pretty great, so don't hesitate to reach out!
Due to varying international policies and customs regarding human hair, we recommend being aware of your country's specific policies before purchasing a human hair item. International returns must be shipped through the postal service.
1. Identify the coverage needed.
The first step is determining what type of product is best for you. Here at Name Brand Wigs we have an array of options, but if you are not ready or not looking for a full wig then we carry top pieces, ¾ wigs, extensions, and halos. You can check out all of our wig additions here.
2. Find your fit!
3. Identify your cap needs:
The cap is the base of the wig onto which hair is attached. Wigs are available with several different types of caps, and each cap type has its own distinct advantages. The four cap designs are Capless, Standard, 100% Hand Tied, and Monofilament.
Read our blog post on cap types that explains the differences further!
4. Find the right fiber!
Alternative Hair fiber can be categorized into the following: Synthetic, Heat Defiant or Heat Friendly, Human Hair, Remy Human Hair, or Human Hair Blend. See the charts below for the descriptions of each fiber type.
Pro Tip: The key to finding the right fiber is to consider your lifestyle and how much time you want to put into styling and maintaining your alternative hair. Each fiber has pros and cons, consider the pros and cons to find the hair fiber that best fits who YOU are!
5. Determine what Style and Length you are looking for:
We have a huge selection, equaling thousands of options. This can be a bit overwhelming to a new wig wearer. Take advantage of the filtering on our website to narrow down our styles by length, hair texture, or cap features. A great place to start is our customer’s favorite page. You can trust these are tried and true favorites, as they are the wigs getting the best reviews from other wig wearers like you!
Check out our face shape blog for recommendations on what style types will work best with your face shape.
6. Find your color!
Once you have a style narrowed down, you will know what your color options are, as each brand makes their own set of colors. We have online color swatches as guides for all colors. If you would like to see the swatches in person you can order a color ring here.
7. Get the proper care products
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Wig Spray
- Wig Cap
- Wig Brush or Comb
8. Give yourself some grace!
You might not get the perfect wig on the first try. It takes time to get the hang of this wig thing, and sometimes a little trial and error to find what brand, cap, or style might work best for you. We were all new to the world of wigs at one time. Don’t get discouraged, you’ll be a wig expert before you know it!
9. Don't forget we are here to help.
Our trained team has years of experience working with and learning about the products we offer, along with staying up to date on the newest innovations. We will go above and beyond to help you find the perfect piece! If you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are here to help walk this new journey with you!
Text or Call: (320) 685-7100 | Email: email@example.com
How To Choose A Style
1. Your Face-ShapeYou want to choose a style that accentuates your best features.
Our guide to discovering your face shape - Wigs and Face Shapes | NameBrandWigs.com
Our Blog with Photo Reference to your face shape. Summer Short Cut | NameBrandWigs.com
PRO TIP When choosing a style pay attention to the face shape of the model or reviewer you are looking at. We often make the mistake of thinking a style will look the exact same as it did on the model, the reality is we have our own unique beauty and that is what we want to keep in mind!
Color > Best Tips for Choosing a Wig Color (Read More)
2. Choosing the Right Hair Fiber
Knowing what type of hair fiber you want can make all the difference when choosing a style. The main variations of fiber are: Synthetic, Heat Defiant, and Human Hair. Depending on your lifestyle you will probably prefer one of these options over another.
Synthetic Fiber = are modacrylic fibers that have the look and feel of real hair. Synthetic hair has the ability to return to its original hair pattern after washing.
Heat Friendly or Heat Defiant = a synthetic fiber that can take a low amount of heat. Once heat is used on the style it will hold even after washing. Heat will need to be used again to change the hair pattern.
Human Hair = Durable and versatile, real human hair that can withstand heat just as bio hair can. Human hair will need to be re-styled after washing.
>> Want to read more in depth about fiber, Remy Human Hair, Or Human Hair Blends - check out Section 4 in our Beginner Basics | NameBrandWigs.com
PRO TIP The type of fiber, Heat Defiant or Synthetic - etc.. are broad terms that spread amongst manufacturers, but as you become a wig expert you will start to notice that the thickness of the fiber can also vary amongst manufacturers.
3. Cap Size
Get the wrong cap size and you may find your wig sliding up off your forehead or being so tight that you end up with a head-ache. Below is a chart to help know where you fall:
>> Need to know how to measure? Click here for our measurement video.
4. Cap Construction
Do I need Capless, Standard, Monofilament, or 100% Hand-Tied?
This becomes important for making your wig look like the most natural fit on you. Cap construction also will have an impact on your daily styling needs or preferences. For instance if you are wanting to change the part on your wig then you will want either a mono/monofilament part or mono/monofilament top.
Capless (or Open Cap) = light-weight and cool, not as versatile for styling
Standard (or Traditional Cap) = gives lots of volume, durable, not as easy to change the part
Monofilament (or Mono) = realistic looking, able to change the part, not as much permatease
100% Hand-Tied = every strand is hand sewn into the cap giving ultimate versatility.
>> Need to know more, want pictures? - Check out Section 3 in our Beginner Basics | NameBrandWigs.com
5. Re-Cap Checklist:
Do I know:
My Face Shape?
My Desired Fiber?
My Cap Size?
My Cap Construction?
If you have further questions or would like help please feel free to contact us!
Call: 320-685-7100 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How To Choose A Wig Color
(Styles Shown Left to Right: Maxwella 22" in Chocolate with Caramel, Miranda in 32F, Cheyenne in Rose Gold-R)
6 Tips For Choosing a Wig Color
If you have been a part of the wig world for any amount of time you will soon realize that there are an... abundance of color options, and that is probably an understatement. Ranging from beige blondes, to burgundy browns, and everything in between, you are sure to find a color that you adore. But, How? That is the real question. It isn’t as bad as you think, and with a little persistence and help from our team you will be able to find something suitable to your needs!
1. What do all of the numbers mean?
Many of the manufacturer’s will use a number system to describe their color line, others choose to give the colors a name, and then some will use both. Generally, a common base knowledge of the number system is a fantastic start to knowing what you are looking for. So... we made you a chart that is pretty helpful, I must say. Keep in mind this is a general guideline for the color numbers, and manufacturers will still use creative license to vary from the chart.
1 - True Black
1B - Off Black
2 - Darkest Brown
4 - Dark Brown
6 - Dark to Medium Brown
8 - Medium Golden Brown
10 - Light Brown
12 - Lightest Ash Brown
14 - Dark Ash Blonde
16 - Medium Honey Blonde
18 - Light Ash Blonde
22 - Lightest Ash Blonde
24 - Medium Golden Blonde
26 - Honey Blonde
613 - Pre Bleached Blonde
27 - Strawberry Blonde
28 - Bright Auburn
30 - Medium Natural Auburn
32 - Medium to Dark Copper
33 - Dark Burgundy
130 - Bright Copper Red
133 - Deep Plum Red
38 - Medium Brown with 25% Grey
44 - Dark Brown with 50% Grey (Salt & Pepper)
48 - Light Brown with Light Grey Blend
51 - Light Grey with 20% Brown
56 - Silver Grey
60 - True White
As an example: Jon Renau’s color 6/33 will be a base color of 6 (Dark to Medium Brown) and then has a highlight blend of 33 (Dark Burgundy).
2. OK, what about color names?
Numbers can be a lot to remember and we believe that is why many manufacturers have switched to giving the color options, names. For example: Shaded Praline is a color name by Jon Renau and this one happens to also have the number name 12FS8.
Most of the color names are descriptive in some fashion, but sometimes you are going to want the details of the color mix. Getting the right color after all, is what we want for you! To break it down, there are color charts for every brand with a description for each color. Many times their descriptions will give you exactly what the color is made of and the highlighting it has.
Example: If you were to look up the color Shaded Praline in our color chart by Jon Renau this is the description you would get: Light golden brown, light natural golden blond, and pale natural gold blond blend with medium brown roots.
Now, where can the color charts be found...
3. Color Chart Locations?
These color charts that we spoke about can be located in a couple places! The first will be right on every product page:
All you have to do is click on Color Chart and it will bring up the color chart for the brand associated with the style you are viewing. Then scroll to find your color and get all the details!
The 2nd location is at the top on our menu bar under the tab Colors. It will be categorized by brand, so make sure to take note of which brand you are searching! Color Charts | NameBrandWigs.com
4. Expert Tips For Choosing Color
Color is a beautiful thing and brings so much personality to our style! We believe finding a color that suits your personality and features will make you feel like you're walking the runway every day.
Here are a couple tricks to use that will help you find something in your niche.
Trick #1 Color Undertones:
Notice that some colors will be either warm, cool, or neutral toned. This can help you figure out what tends to look best on you and how it compliments your skin’s undertone. Typically as a rule, you will want a color that matches your undertones because those colors will bring out more radiance in your appearance.
As a little “cheat sheet” we categorized our top brands with their top ten colors into cool, warm, or neutral: Color Tone Guide | NameBrandWigs.com
Trick #2 Model Color:
The model is always wearing a color and there is a chance it is the color you are looking for. Find the name of the color shown on every product page.
Trick #3 YouTube!:
The wig world has grown vastly and so many people are willing to share their hair knowledge to help you with your journey. YouTube has created an environment that allows you to get the latest reviews and details on your style. We suggest taking a look at a YouTube video or review of your style and/or color. There is nothing quite like a picture, so a video is even better, right?!
When Searching For a Review - Notice the lighting you are seeing the wig in (natural or in-doors will look different). Also, note the reviewer’s face shape and skin tone because it is likely different from yours.
5. Order a Color Ring?
If you are wanting a tangible sample of hair then this is a great option. Our color rings give you a small swatch of hair displaying each color. Color Rings are divided by brands and are fully refundable upon return, you just cover the shipping! Color Rings | NameBrandWigs.com
Keep in Mind - color swatches are small samples of the colors and will not show how the style comes fully highlighted.
6. Talk To Us!
We have an AMAZING customer service team, so if you happen to get stuck, give us a call. Bring us your research and get our advice on a few options if you have gotten stuck in choosing.
There you have our tips on choosing a color! Sometimes it will take a try or two before you find something you really enjoy. That’s perfectly ok, just let us know how we are able to help and don’t give up! - NBW Family
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Heat Friendly Care
How to correctly care for your heat friendly hair might be the most important key to the longevity of it. If you follow these directions and tips, it should be smooth sailing form here!
Make sure to use a wide tooth comb. Wire brushes strip heat-friendly fibers of their properties, making them deteriorate a lot faster than normal and they become more susceptible to damage. Using a brush also pulls the fiber down, and when it springs up it frizzes and tangles with fibers around it. Instead, use a wide tooth comb! These are much safer for regular synthetics as well.
It is very important to be gentle. Heat friendly fiber is prone to tangling and doesn’t react to friction well. To help with that, try to limit the friction on your style. For example, try to use your fingers to brush and manipulate, versus using a comb all the time.
A good thing to do is to check your wig after every wear. Due to the delicate nature of this fiber, it is important to check it after every wear in order to prevent tangling and frizzing. The nape and any place that touches your body or clothing is the most vulnerable to friction and thus, tangling. If you notice tangling, make sure to tend to it right away. Mist 3-5 pumps around the wig, or directly target the affected area with Jon Renau’s HD Smooth Detangler. Focus on the ends and nape, and stay away from any hand tied portions of the cap. Conditioners and detanglers will loosen knots and can cause hair loss in any hand tied areas. Use a wide tooth comb to remove any tangles, starting at the ends, and work your way up to the base of the cap.
Try an updo! With long wigs, be creative with your styling every once in a while to limit the friction of the wig against your clothing and neck. This will help minimize the frizzing. For example, braid the long hair, put it into a low pony, or a nice low bun to minimize the movement on your neck and back.
Lastly, we recommend storing your wigs either on a stand, mannequin head, or if need be, in the original box. Ideally, your wig will be stored with the hair fibers falling in a natural manner, and not being tousled, tangled, or rubbed frequently.
We recommend washing your piece every six to ten wears. While washing the style helps clean the wig and revive some of the curls and pattern, heat friendly fibers tend to be more susceptible to friction and frizzing during the process. Limiting the times you wash your wig will improve the longevity.
As said earlier, avoid conditioner on your monofilaments or lace fronts. Conditioner is meant to detangle, and will loosen the hand knotting, which can cause strands to eventually shed from your lace front or monofilament.
Another thing to avoid is brushing the hairpiece when it is still wet. This will stretch the fiber when it is in a compromised state.
Use shampoo and conditioner made specifically for synthetic wigs. This will keep your hairpiece looking their best. Regular shampoos and conditioners have added sulfates, chemicals, and dyes that can damage synthetic and processed human hair. If you want to ensure that you’re getting the intended lifespan out of your style, make sure to use the correct products for that hair type.
Lastly, no setting is necessary after you wash the piece; curls will snap back into position when the hairpiece is completely dry. Make sure to store hair similar to the way it is to be worn.
Heat Friendly products are able to withstand a low amount of heat from styling tools. Always be aware of your styling tool's settings and do not go above 280 degrees.
Before you dive in to restyle your heat friendly wig, keep in mind it is extremely difficult to get the original style back. Once you alter the style with heat, it will stay in that style, even if you wash it, it will stay in the style it was heat baked to.
Something to keep in mind is heat styling your heat friendly wig will take longer than styling normal bio hair. When curling the hair, it is recommended to hold the curl in place until the fiber cools. If you let it go right away, the curl will cool in a flat position.
As said earlier, make sure to only use products specifically suited to synthetic hair fiber. We highly suggest using Jon Renau's Heat Defiant Smooth Detangler anytime you are wearing a heat friendly piece. We also recommend using a heat protectant when using heat to style your piece. This will prevent frizzing and will help your ends stay looking their best!
Below we have a video that breaks down what products we recommend and the process that is best for using heating tools for your heat friendly hair. The video goes through straightening the hair and curling it.
Check out our Heat Friendly Care products:
Lace Front Care
1. What is a Lace Front Wig?
The lace front is a nearly invisible mesh-like material that lays across your hairline. Lace fronts provide a very natural and seamless look because each hair is sewn into the mesh and thus provides a skin-like appearance at the hairline. This feature is well loved and many manufacturers now provide a lace front on their wigs.
2. Benefits of a Lace Front Wig?
Lace front wigs give the most natural hairline and help you to confidently wear your style off-the-face or with face framing layers. Many of our wigs have ready-to-wear lace fronts. This simply means that the lace is measured and already cut to the perfect length so you don’t have to cut it yourself!
Whether you suffer from hair loss due to chemo-therapy, premature balding, alopecia, hair thinning, or if you are just looking to switch up your hair style, a lace front can help you feel comfortable in your wig.
How to Care for a Lace Front Wig
Taking care of your lace front will help the longevity of your wig and maintain its’ natural look. Lace fronts are made out of a gentle lace mesh that you will want to treat delicately.
3. Helpful Don'ts:
Never pull on your lace front. If you pull on the lace front it is going to stretch the lace out and create gapping at your forehead. Pulling at the lace front could also begin to wear away at the lace mesh to the point of fraying. A better option when adjusting your wig would be to use the ear tabs to move the wig for a more comfortable fit.
Never get conditioner on the lace front (or on any knotting in a wig cap). Conditioner is meant to de-tangle and will loosen the hand knotting. This can eventually cause strands to shed from your lace front and you will notice hair loss.
When brushing and washing your hair remember to keep it gently around the lace front. It is OK if you get some soap on the lace front, especially if you are trying to wash off some makeup!
4. Finding Some Lace Front Discomfort?
There are a couple things that you can do to make sure your lace front is working for you. The first is to always make sure you have the right wig cap size. A wig cap that is too large or too small can cause discomfort because it then rubs against your forehead. Check out our video on how to properly measure for the right cap fit:
5. Secure Your Lace Front Down
Sometimes you may want a little extra security with your lace front. There are several great ways to make sure your lace front is staying put! A couple of tricks of the trade are to use either glue or tape to fasten it down. This can also help with lace front discomfort and prevent that friction on your forehead.
Lace Front Tape: Very easy to use, this double sided sticky tape comes in a roll that you are able to easily cut to the desired length. When using tape you are able to stick it directly onto your forehead or the lace front itself.
Adhesive: “It Stays” by Jon Renau is a gentle roll-on adhesive that washes off with water. This product provides a nice secure hold while being easily removed.
6. Other Considerations
Pro Tip: Applying a little baby powder or dry shampoo to your forehead, underneath the lace front, can help with preventing irritation from the lace.
Makeup such as foundation or powder can really help the lace front blend with your skin tone. This also gives your front hairline a softer finish.
If you would like to cut your lace front further, or if you would like to cut a section that has started to fray you should always use a Pinking Shear to do so.
The lace front keeps advancing but if you are still finding that you don’t prefer this feature then we would suggest taking a look at monofilament or hand tied wigs without a lace front.
There you have some of the best tips and information on lace fronts! Consider yourself a pro, but even pro’s have questions. If you need a little extra help reach out to our customer service team. We are always ready and willing to help! -- NBW Family
Shop our Lace Front Wig Collection (If you need to narrow your search options, use the selection menu on the left to choose style specifics!)
How To Wear Your Wig Naturally
(Style Shown: Belle Tress Dalgona 23 in Butterbeer Blonde)
5 Tips to Wear Your Wig Naturally
Good morning, afternoon, or night, and wherever you are in your day. Thanks for stopping by. There is something about a gorgeous hair day that gives an extra bounce to our step and with wigs the options tend to be endless. Whether you find this reassuring, or are at odds with the options, we are here to help. With a few tricks and tips you can wear your new hair with confidence and the assurance that you truly are looking fabulous. Working in the wig industry there are so many tips out there, and we took the time to narrow the options to our Top 5 Tips to wearing your wig naturally. These tips have been tried and tested by our loving customers and NBW family.
1. Rock n’ Roll
Your wig has arrived, the box is in hand and you are popping the cover open. The color is wonderful, check. Fiber feels nice, check. And now to try it on. As you take a glance in the mirror you begin to notice there is something funny with how the hair is lying. Perhaps a slightly awkward poof on one side, while the other side is a little flatter. You were loving everything.. up to that point.
We have all been there, tried a wig on and really begun to question our decision. We would like to say, “don’t worry” but fear that’s already happening, so instead we will give you one of our tried-and-true tips: Pull the wig back off and give it a good shake. Sounds simple, and it is, but the reason it is so important is because the fibers need to be woken up. Keep in mind your style has been sitting in a box for some time and the fibers have been confined to one position. The only precaution would be to stay on the gentle side while shaking.
After a good shake pop the wig back on, try adjusting the part a little, and notice how much more lively your piece looks. Now you’re ready to Rock n’ Roll! This is an easy step that should have you ready to go in a flash, but if not, there are a couple other tricks you can try.
2. Friction, The Underrated Secret
Along with a good shake to wake the fiber up, there may also be a little taming that you want to do in areas. Our natural hair is typically going to have fly-aways and some baby hairs going this direction and that. Besides the “natural” messiness going on though, there may be a few areas you would like to tame such as the sides or top of your style.
If you have a heat friendly or human hair piece then you will easily be able to manipulate the fibers with a heat tool. The story isn’t the same with synthetic styles because they are not able to withstand heat and instead you will end up with a melted pile of fiber.
There is a little trick to working around this issue and it’s called friction. For the areas you need to tame, start by rubbing your bare hands together swiftly to create a slight friction that will heat up your hands. Once your hands are warm press them against the area you want to tame. This will calm the fibers down and can work wonders along the sides or even along your part. If there are a lot of fly-aways then you can also use this method to help those lie flat. Sometimes you may have to do this a couple times and just play with it a little to find what works best for you.
3. We All Love To Shine… but too much?
We do all love to have that glow effect, but how much is too much? When it comes to hair, a really shiny wig can tend to look unnatural. A brand new wig right out of the box can also have a sheen for various reasons. Some manufacturers have more or less of a sheen depending on the creation and preservation process used. Typically, this sheen will be gone with a wash or two, but if you’re finding that is still not enough then we recommend this simple trick. Focus on the roots and top layer of hair, take some dry shampoo and gently spray your style. This works wonders and instantly takes away that fake sheen. We do recommend using a dry shampoo that is made for synthetic wigs, and one of our favorites is Jon Renau’s dry shampoo: Pick Me Up Dry Shampoo.
Want to see dry shampoo in action, watch our video:
4. Designed For You
The age of wigs is surprisingly historic and originated in Ancient Egypt. Ranging throughout culture in Greece, Rome, England, and ending back in popularity today in modern culture. It is fascinating to see how advanced the construction of fiber design and cap construction has come. One very important factor in choosing and wearing a wig naturally will be the cap construction. Lace fronts help create a seamless hairline, while monofilament features help create a natural looking part resembling hair growth out of the scalp.
Want to read more in depth about cap construction? Check out this article: 5 Wig Cap Designs & Their Importance
Expert Tip: Wig Cap placement is another key in making your style look natural. You want the top of the wig or the lace front to start right at your natural hairline. If it is further back or forward it can make the wig look out of place and fake. Also use the ear tabs to make sure the wig is on straight, the tabs should fall just above your ears.
5. Know your Bio Hair
If we think about bio hair there are a few natural tendencies it has. For instance, we all have that friend with curls and volume or another with straight and silky hair, but whatever their look it is a natural byproduct of their DNA and is specific to them. One of the most natural ways to wear a wig is by keeping it similar to your bio hair.
If your bio hair was super thick and dense then perhaps consider shopping brands that have those denser fibers and plenty of volume. On the other hand if you have finer hair then you may want to shop brands that have a little less volume and a thinner fiber. Be sure to call us if you have any questions about the differences between brands and their fibers.
Rooted colors may be another option to help your wig look natural. Bio hair has a gradient to it and as hair grows it becomes lighter at the bottom either due to sun exposure or other elements while remaining darkest at the top. By choosing a rooted color you are also able to change between colors more easily and keep it looking natural because the root is always close to the same darkness.
In the grand scheme of it all, a little practice makes perfect, and as cliché as that sounds it really does help when it comes to wigs. Taking the time to work with your wig and learn the ins-and-outs is a game changer. From color tone, to density, cap construction, and using the right products, we are convinced there is an engaging style for you.
Please let us know if you have any questions we can help with! -NBW Family
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