Refresh Your Look With A New Wig

 
Click to subscribe to the CysterWigs blog in your favorite reader app

By Julia

Our hair is our crowning glory–the epicenter of our natural beauty. But what do you do when your hair is looking less glorious than usual? It might be time to change things up. The perfect wig can not only help to cover hair loss, but it can also make you look and feel amazing. There’s no doubt that a fantastic hairstyle will improve your overall appearance from head to toe.

Why You Should Try A New Wig Style

Whether you realize it or not, you probably have the tendency to wear the same style or styles that are similar to it. You can’t help it. We’re creatures of habit. Try opening yourself up to new possibilities. You’ll never know what else could be completely flattering or fun if you don’t try. Don’t cheat yourself out of experiencing something delightfully different.

Kindle Creativity

If you ask any highly creative person how they continue to innovate and express themselves in new ways, they’ll tell you the key to their success is a commitment to trying new things. This inspires creativity, which eventually rubs off in other areas of your life.

Makes You More Marketable

Remember this- you’re the most important person in this equation. Your desire to try a new hairstyle can make you more marketable. Your colleagues will begin to see a new you, and your new look can bolster your confidence. And when you feel more confident, you’re up for taking on anything whether it be in your personal or professional life.

Overcome Fear

In most cases, fear remains the only thing that keeps us from trying new hairstyles. We’re afraid of the worst-case scenarios. “What if I don’t like it?” “What if others don’t like it?” Those are probably thoughts that creep in. Block all of that out and just give it a try. If you talk yourself out of it, you’ll never know how the style will work for you. Don’t let a minor mental speed bump stand between you and your new look.

How To Try Different Wig Styles

There are ways to refresh your hairstyle without going to extreme measures.

Subtle Color:

    When you try a wig with highlights or lowlights, you can instantly change your look without making a drastic color change.

Hair Pieces or Toppers:

    You can add instant length to your look with hair pieces if you feel comfortable doing so. You can play around and experiment with updo styles, or other long hair looks, too.

Accessories:

    With the right hair accessories, you can jazz up any style. Headbands, hair pins, clips, claws, barrettes, and more can be used with casual or formal styles to add sparkle, and color to your wig.

In Conclusion

Our hairstyles are a large part of our identity. When we change our hairstyle and color, we mentally take on a different persona not only to people who know us but, happily enough, we feel a change within ourselves. Today’s wigs are beautifully made, comfortable and natural-looking. With all of the wonderful options available at CysterWigs and WigCloseouts, you can refresh your look whenever you feel like it. Don’t be afraid to play around with different lengths, textures, colors and brands. Who knows what other sides of you are waiting to come out thanks to a new wig.


You can see all of Julia’s posts here.

Setting Realistic Health And Wellness Goals

 
Click to subscribe to the CysterWigs blog in your favorite reader app

By Julia

Everyone wants to live a healthy life. Because of this, we often implement diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes to achieve this goal. However, setbacks and stumbling blocks tend to cause us to get discouraged. As a result, many health and wellness goals are often abandoned before encouraging progress is made.

There are specific attributes which should be kept in mind while setting realistic health and wellness goals. Make sure they’re:

Rational – Your approach should be realistic rather than idealistic. It’s important to always keep the objectives by thinking rationally and logically.
Achievable – Your goal should be such that you can achieve that in a specific time-frame without jeopardizing another required task.
Appropriate – The target should be accustomed to your desires, not to someone else’s wants.
Quantifiable – Measurable goals will inspire you to go a long way in obtaining the pre-defined goal.

Here are few things to help you set, keep and reach your health and wellness goals.

Eat Better

In the minds of some people, eating better means dieting or depriving oneself. That shouldn’t be the case. It is the quality of your diet, and not necessarily the amount consumed, that determines its impact on your health. Better nutrition means making better choices.

For example, consuming more fruits, vegetables, fish and high-fiber foods is a simple and effective strategy. Limiting your intake of alcohol, salt, high-calorie foods and high-fat or high-sugar foods will also help you clean up your diet. Aim for the long term to reap the full benefits of your approach. Have more home-cooked meals. It always feels better when you eat at home. You tend to spend less money and eat healthier. Grabbing a few new cookbooks can help refresh your inspiration to cook.

Try To Be More Present

Life is so busy and loud with numerous distractions. Endeavor to be more present. That means taking a chance to savor each moment. It can be at home when you’re with your family. Try to be there physically and mentally. This implies knowing when to put your phone down and give them your complete attention. Or, maybe you don’t know when to disconnect from work. Make an effort to unplug daily after a certain time, or try to avoid working on the weekends. It’s important to take time out to recharge and get centered.

Get out more

The more you spend more time in your room, the lower your spirits will sink. Form it as a habit to go on a nearby hour-long walk in natural settings. This can have a significant uptick in your overall mood and wellness. Something as simple as a brisk daily walk can help improve your health and wellness. For instance, brisk walking can help you: improve your balance and coordination as well as help improve your mood. The farther and more often you walk, the greater the benefit(s). Also, this can have a positive impact on people who’ve endured recent stressful experiences.

Make time for quiet time or “me time”

Daily life can be so loud. It’s vital to your mental health to sneak away for at least 20 free minutes to enjoy some “me time.” It can be stealing away for a few minutes to read, take an uninterrupted bath, or paint your nails. To get in the habit of taking a little “me time” daily, try taking yours at the same time every day.

Get some rest and manage your stress

For you to stay active and at the top of your health, your body needs rest. Stress can cause sleep disturbances and, conversely, lack of sleep can contribute to stress. Good sleep hygiene is therefore essential to physical and mental health, as well as good stress management.

How many hours a day do you sleep on average? It may be time to work on getting more if you’re not getting six to eight hours a night. When it comes to stress, it is challenging to quantify or eliminate it, but it can be better managed. Recognized stress management techniques such as breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, and massage therapy can be beneficial.

Conclusion
Experts say that if you want to achieve any goal, it is necessary to remind yourself every day about it. Health and wellness goals are an ongoing process. Therefore, there is a need to maintain it further to remain healthy. So, changing the way you carry out daily activities will encourage and inspire you to perform better. Therefore, setting goals can help you develop inner strength and the endurance to fulfill your aspirations.


You can see all of Julia’s posts here.

Foods that boost your mood.

 
Click to subscribe to the CysterWigs blog in your favorite reader app

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.


You can see all of Julia’s posts here.

What is a wefted wig?

 
Click to subscribe to the CysterWigs blog in your favorite reader app

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.


You can see all of Julia’s posts here.

What is a monofilament wig?

 
Click to subscribe to the CysterWigs blog in your favorite reader app

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.


You can see all of Julia’s posts here.