Human Hair Wig Slideshow

Are you looking for a new human hair wig, or are you ready to try one for the first time? Here’s a little something to help you as you’re shopping.

Dazzle all the way with a new ‘do…or two. (Slideshow)

Take on the holidays in style with a new look from CysterWigs. Use this slideshow to get inspired and find the ‘do that’s right for you.

Do colors look the same in heat-friendly synthetics, regular synthetics, and human hair wigs?

While the same textile dyes may be used for most human hair, synthetic, and heat-friendly synthetic wig colors (regardless of the material), the way that these colors show on the wig can vary significantly based upon the material used.

This is because these fibers all have radically different chemical compositions and take to the color differently.

A great example can be seen below . . .

The above is Jon Reanu’s luscious Salted Caramel color (a rooted version of their popular Caramel Syrup FS26/31). As you can see when the two color swatches are held next to each other, there is a slight variation. This will ALWAYS be the case when you compare wig colors in one material versus another.

Some (general) rules of thumb:

  1. Traditional synthetic fibers generally take the textile dyes used for wigs the best. The color in these is the truest and the most consistent.
  2. Heat-Defiant / Heat-Friendly / True2Life / Futura and all other heat-resistant synthetic fibers usually make the colors LIGHTER and BRIGHTER than conventional synthetics. So, for example, shades with a little auburn in them – like the Salted Caramel above – will appear to have a slightly more pronounced copper tinge than their traditional synthetic counter parts. (PS: The color can also dull if you style it aggressively, so be careful about that.)
  3. Most mass-produced, batch-processed human hair wigs (though not all) are also dyed with the same textile dyes used for synthetic wigs. Human hair almost universally takes to this kind of dye in a way that presents SLIGHTLY LIGHTER than traditional synthetic hair. (PS: The color on most human hair wigs will fade with washing and regular wear, so we recommend adding a tinted protein filler to your normal conditioning routine to help keep the color bright in between washings.)

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Can I Dye My Human Hair Wig?

People do. We don’t recommend it unless you (or a stylist) really know what you’re doing.

Keep in mind that in most cases this hair has already been HEAVILY color processed. Unless the hair is labeled “virgin”, you can guarantee that it has been treated in any number of ways to approximate a certain texture, color, or style. Non-Virgin WILL NOT react to hair dye the way that unprocessed hair might.

It’s your hair. Customize it however you like. Just know that there is risk involved and you could damage your wig…so be super careful and do your homework before dying ANYTHING.

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Hey y’all! It’s Gina. 🙂 So I’ve actually dyed a human hair topper, and I was quite pleased with the results. However, it should be noted that I was dyeing the hair darker. As much as I tried to keep the monofilament untouched, the dye was transferred to that too.

Before dyeing topper


After dyeing topper

Wanna hear more on how I customized my human hair topper? Leave a comment and I’ll make up a post next week!

Human Hair Care 101 – Tips For Your New Wig

By CysterWigs’ Contributer

So you’ve finally gotten your hands on your first human hair wig!

Having a wig can certainly be exciting. With the different lengths, colors and textures available today, you can choose something that looks just like your natural hair texture or go for something that’s far different if you feel like being adventurous. However, having the wig is only half the battle. The next half is up to you, and will determine just how beautiful and healthy your wig continues to look as time goes by.

When it comes to human hair wig care, here’s the rundown on what you need to know when it comes to washing, styling and general maintenance.

The Wash Process

Detangling should be at the forefront of any good wash routine. Use a wide-tooth comb or a special wig comb/brush until you’re sure that all of the tangles have disappeared. Now, you’re ready to wash!

Shampoo can be a bit too drying for your wig. Instead, opt for your favorite moisturizing conditioner to get the job done and keep your wig soft and smooth at the same time . Soak the wig in conditioner and warm water for about thirty minutes, then rinse with cool water to seal those cuticles. You can then apply a light oil or wig shine to the hair to keep it looking lush and healthy.

It’s advised that you leave the hair to air dry. Blow drying can damage the hair strands if you’re doing it too often or at excessively high heats. If you’re in a hurry and have no other choice, be sure to use a silicone-based heat protectant and blow dry on a low heat.

Safe Styling

You’re probably itching to try out a ton of styles on your human hair wig, and that’s perfectly understandable! Wearing your wig should be a fun experience, and it’s only right that you style it safely.

For heat styling, whether it be straightening or curling, remember – heat protectant is your best friend! It helps to prevent your wig strands from becoming frizzy, dry and fried, or in the case of curlier textures, from losing their gorgeous curl pattern.

Similarly, avoid high temperatures and too many passes with your flat iron or curling iron. You should be able to get perfect results with a moderate heat setting and the proper moisturizing products.

General Maintenance

Now that we’ve got washing and styling covered, here are a few other useful tips that can make or break your wig.

If you prefer to sleep with your wig on, loosely braid the hair before getting into bed, or place it in a low bun to prevent it from becoming a tangled mess overnight.

Detangling from root to tip can cause your wig to shed much more! Start from the ends and work your way up from there.

Too many products can cause your wig to fall flat. Instead, try using just one moisturizing product on your wig at a time. You don’t need a lot, either – just a dime-sized amount can be enough for your entire head, depending on the length, hair pattern and density of the wig.

Caring for your wig doesn’t have to be difficult! With these simple tips, you’ll find it super easy to keep your wig looking like new for much longer. You’ll not onl