By Julia

Sometimes, you just have those days when you wake up and you know things are going to be rough. You feel sluggish, irritable, overwhelmed or like you just want to pull the covers over your head and start over tomorrow. You might feel like that even more when the seasons change. The easy, breezy days of summer are replaced by falling leaves, chillier temperatures and less sunlight. And even though we know it’s coming, we’re still never quite ready for it.

But there’s good news. Regardless of what’s bringing you down, there’s something you can do to boost your mood. You can eat! “Well duh.” you’re probably thinking. But I don’t mean raiding the fridge and binging on cookie dough or anything you can find. I mean eating quality foods that can help improve hormone levels and make us feel better physically, mentally and emotionally.

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Sure, they’re not cookie dough or pizza, but fruits and veggies can be filling and delicious. They’re also rich in vitamins and minerals that help strengthen our bodies.

Stock up on fruit that’s rich in Vitamin C such as lemons, oranges, kiwis and raspberries. These are important because Vitamin C helps fight physical apathy and fatigue. It is also a good ally to protect against temperature changes and quite possibly the flu.

Another fruit that I highly recommended for this time of the year is pomegranate because it has citric acid. You can either eat the seeds or drink the juice. Regardless of how you like it, pomegranate is rich in citric acid, which is good for boosting the immune system. Furthermore, citric acid can help strengthen hair follicles, prevent their loss and also improve circulation in the scalp, thus stimulating hair growth. So if you notice more hair loss during the transition from summer to fall, you might want to add pomegranate to your diet.

Grapes are also ideal for this time of year because they contain potent antioxidants just like blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Also, grapes have detoxifying and depurative qualities, which will help us to cleanse all of the excess of summer.

On the veggie side, mushrooms can help you feel better. They’re rich in micronutrients such as iodine, phosphorus, copper, iron, and precursors of vitamin D and vitamin B. they also help in immunity enhancing effects. If you’re not a fan of chomping on them raw, try them sautéed or in soup.

FATTY FISH FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Fatty fish, such as mackerel, salmon or tuna, is fantastic for the brain because it is rich in all the important Omega 3 fatty acids. These are vital for the brain (which is composed of 60 percent fat) primarily to support the production of neurotransmitters that control our emotions, memory and concentration.

These fats also help reduce inflammation, which, according to some research, may be present to a greater extent in some people with depression. Mackerel is the best option, according to specialists, because it also contains less mercury than other oily fish, which can benefit the brain in the long term.

EGGS

In addition to protein, eggs also provide calcium, iron, zinc, selenium, phosphorus and vitamins A, D, E and K (in only 80 calories). The egg is one of the most nutrient-dense foods that exist and is a crucial part of the “happiness diet.”

NUTS

Research suggests that walnuts could have properties that influence mood because they’re rich in vitamin B, protein, and selenium. Selenium is a mineral that can positively influence mood, and studies suggest that diets rich in this mineral promote a clearer mind, greater self-confidence, less anxiety and less confusion.

PINEAPPLE

Pineapple is a very versatile exotic fruit, which can be added to salads and pizzas. It seems to help with the production of serotonin, which helps improve mood and regulate sleep.

OATMEAL

Oatmeal is a cereal rich in proteins that contain many antioxidants and vitamins and, thanks to this, has many benefits for both physical and emotional health. Regarding the latter, it provides vitality, that is, and helps combat tiredness and low levels of energy. In this sense, it also improves the mood.

These are just a few of the foods that can help chase away the blues and put you in a better mood. If you’re not crazy about the ones on the list, let us know what your favorite natural mood-boosting food is.


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By Julia

A weft is hair fibers (synthetic hair fiber or human hair fiber) that have been stitched/sewn onto a material to create a row of hair strands. Wefts usually make up basic wig caps. Wigs made like this tend to be at the cheaper end of the wig scale, but they’re big on volume and can be comfortable to wear. The wefts can help provide a nicely styled look, and help hide the construction of the wig from view.

Wefts can come in many varieties. You can have wefts made out of natural human hair or those made out of synthetic fibers. Whether you choose one or the other will depend on many factors, most importantly the amount you are willing to spend.

Importance of a Wig Weft

One of the key advantages of wig weft is that it is airy and breathable, allowing for better air circulation to keep your head cool. This is idea for those living in warmer climates people who get hot easily.

Wig wefts incorporate a seam that holds a base of hairs together on the cap, with the top of the construction usually left as an open cap. Having wig wefts allows the scalp to breath whilst the wig is worn. The presence of wefts throughout the middle of the cap means that there is no solid cap incorporated in the wig. The end result is a light and breathable wig that is comfortable for the wig-wearer.

If you have a sensitive scalp, wig wefts should not cause any irritation. Wefted wigs are easy to maintain as they do not move around and remained firmly attached to the scalp. They only need to be washed and conditioned from time to time. With a proper and consistent care routine, you should enjoy a great deal of wear from these wigs.


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By Julia

If you’re new to wigs, you’ve probably seen the term “monofilament” somewhere and scratched your head. It’s totally okay. There’s a lot to learn about wigs, but we’re here to help.

Monofilament wigs have a cap or sections that are made of a fine mesh material that resembles the scalp. Hair fibers are individually sewn or tied to the mesh, giving the appearance of natural hair growing out of your head. The hair can then move freely and naturally in any direction. As you can imagine, this is a long, intricate process and cannot be done by machine. But the results are truly impressive.

Monofilament wigs adapt particularly well to the shape of the head, give hold and volume to the root, are easy to comb and allow the scalp to breathe. Monofilament wigs can be styled like natural hair due to the construction. But you have to be extremely careful so you don’t damage the mesh.

Monofilament cap wigs give a 100% natural appearance and absolute comfort. The hair can be combed or parted in any direction, giving the wig a very realistic look. These wigs are smooth against the scalp and good for those dealing with moderate to severe hair loss. Furthermore, monofilament wigs are ideal for those who have any health conditions or medical treatments that affect the scalp (chemotherapy, radiotherapy or chronic alopecia for other reasons), hair loss, brittleness, etc. This extra comfort is particularly appreciated during summer or in case of high heat.

Keep in mind that with great craftsmanship comes a higher price tag. You’re going to pay a little more for these wigs because of the amount of work that goes into making them. But if you want realism, natural movement and comfortable wear, monofilament wigs are the way to go. And if you are careful with your wigs, a monofilament wig could last a long time.


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By Julia

When you hear the word “lace,” you probably think of a delicate fabric made from yarn or thread that has a web-like appearance or intricate pattern. You might also think of a fine dress, stockings or even curtains. But you’ve probably never thought about wigs. But if you’re looking for wigs with a more realistic look, that’s where lace comes in.

In the world of wigs, lace refers to a thin, sheer mesh that the hair is tied to in individual strands. So when you see the term “lace front,” it means that a piece of pure lace mesh is on the front of the wig lid. The lace is usually positioned at the front of the wig, at the forehead as well as all around the face. Its role is to blend with the skin and create a natural-looking hairline.

With lace front wigs, the hair can be combed away from the face because the hairline is almost invisible and the scalp can be seen through the mesh. You can also pull the hair of the wig back or put it behind the ears without seeing the cap of the wig. This gives the wig versatility and a realistic look.

A lace front wig can also be constructed with other elements like a monofilament top, a hand-tied cap, open wefts or a classic machine-made cap. Because lace front wigs offer such a natural looking hairline, many wig wearers go for monofilament or hand-tied caps for a more realistic look and versatility. These types of caps also allow the hair to be parted in multiple directions.

Lace front wigs allow you to play with various hairstyles. The hair can be gently combed or braided. You can even trim the lace in the front if you find it to be too long. If you decide to do this, be extremely careful or you could ruin your wig completely. If you’re not sure how to do this, take your wig to a stylist who specializes in wigs and have them trim it for you.

So now you know what a lace front wig is. If you haven’t tried one before, you now have a few solid reasons to check one out in the future.


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by Julia

It’s hard enough to narrow down a wig style when you have so many to choose from. Throw in colors, and that can make the choice even harder, especially when you’re shopping online. The reds, blondes, shaded pralines, browns and even grays are endless. So how do you know what will work for you if you can’t try the wig on first?

One thing you can do is buy a color ring with hair swatches so you can make the comparison at home. They’re available for a number of wig manufacturers, so if you have a favorite brand, you might want to invest in one.

If you don’t want to buy a color ring and just want to fly by the seat of your pants, you can actually try picking colors that complement your skin tone. “How the heck do I do that?!?,” you ask. Well, I’m going to give you some helpful hints for picking your perfect hue.

The first thing you should know is how to differentiate between the warm and cool tones of the hair because when you’ve basic knowledge about this, it is much easier to know what your skin tone is. So, you can consider this your guide to discovering all of the above.

Analyze your skin tone.

Before picking a wig color, it is necessary to identify the nuances of your skin. There are three categories: warm, cool and neutral. Knowing how to determine your complexion may seem confusing, but there are some tricks to figuring it all out.

If your skin has pink or olive undertones, your tone is cool; while warm-toned skin usually pulls yellow and gold. If you have a mixture of cool and warm, the safest thing to assume is that your skin tone is neutral.

You can also determine your skin tone by looking at the veins in your wrists. If they’re blue or violet, your skin tone is cool; if they’re green, your skin tone is warm.

Your eyes also have a little something to say about your skin tone. If you have little golden spots in the iris of your eyes, your skin tone is warm. If you have blue or green eyes, you usually have a cool tone.

Now that you know the tone of your complexion, it’s time to figure out your best wig color. One general rule of thumb is to choose a tone opposite of your skin tone. So if your skin has a warm tone, opt for a cool color and vice versa. If your skin tone is neutral, everything looks good, so you can pull off any color.

If you have a cool complexion, you can go for reds, oranges and similar tones. Don’t worry, you can pull these colors off so don’t shy away from blondes, honey browns, and chocolate browns.

For those with a warm skin tone, go for cooler colors such as ash blond, beige, champagne blonde or darker reds like auburn. You can even try blacks with purple hues or a fresh brown.

So remember, if you have a cool complexion, warm things up with reds, blondes and rich browns. If your complexion is warm, play with light browns, champagne blondes, deeper reds and bold black colors. And if you’re neutral, try it all!

If you’re still not sure, just look at one of your favorite celebrities who might have a similar skin tone and eye color. If their hair is similar to a color that you’ve always wanted to try, you’ll get a much better idea of how that color will look on you.


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