The Metal In My Ear Tab is Poking Out

 
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Luckily, there are a few things you can do that will fix that ear tab issue for you.

One solution would be to sew some fabric on the ear tab where the metal is poking out of. You would need to push the metal back into the ear tab and then sew the fabric over the hole.

You could also use medical tape in place of sewing on fabric. Just push the metal back in and use the medical tape over the hole to keep the metal from popping out again.

Another thing you could do is pull the metal out of the ear tab, but we do advise caution on this. A few of our clients have tried this and, while this did fix their issues, the shape of the ear tab was altered, so just be careful if you do use this approach.

I hope these suggestions are helpful for you!


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Replace Your Nape Adjusters With Velcro by Kathleen

 
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Hi folks Kathleen here with an easy tutorial and my thoughts on the much debated pros and cons of the various nape adjusters on wigs. What is the best? What is your favorite?

There are three main types of nape adjusters on wigs. Image two illustrates them all in a side by side comparison. Upper left (my Logan by TOB in Sangria) illustrates the velcro type. Upper right (my Aubrey in Tangelo by TOB) illustrates the hook type adjusters and then lastly on the bottom (My Anatolia in CWAP by BelleTress) illustrates the bra type buckle adjusters. Nape adjusters all do the same job. They make a wigs circumference smaller where need be. Some do the job better than others.

Velcro are my favorite adjusters. Why? You can get an exact fit and it doesn’t come undone or loosen up the entire time you are wearing your wig. If you are new to wigs there is one thing to be mindful of with velcro adjusters.
TIP: Once you make your adjustments leave the velcro where it is. Do not undo and redo the velcro every time you wear your wig. The soft felt on the nape will get fuzzy and the “teeth” on the velcro won’t work as well. Even when you wash your wig leave the adjusters where they are.

My next favorite are the hook type adjusters. My complaint is the fit isn’t as precise as velcro and in my experience the hooks can unhook from the loops just from normal everyday wear. There is an easy remedy to that though. Once you have made the adjustment and you are happy with the fit take a stitch or two with a needle & thread so the hook can’t pop out of the loop.

My least favorite are the bra type adjusters because they loosen up during wear. The ends also have to be tucked away so they don’t show. Now you can take a stitch once you have your fit perfect just like with the hook type adjusters but to me it’s not worth it. Another problem I have encountered are the buckles used are often cheap plastic that crack and break and then are useless.

Image 3 illustrates my Anatolia by BelleTress after I removed the plastic buckles used in BelleTress’s bra type adjusters and before I replaced them with velcro. Anatolia came to me with cracked adjusters already. Not really shocking since they are flimsy plastic to begin but still very annoying.

I used my old dull kitchen scissors to cut off the remaining plastic buckle. This was very easy and didn’t take any strength on my part to achieve. Just be careful not to cut the elastic adjuster band.

After searching the web for thin velcro to use I came across this velcro (image 5). It’s for making doll clothes. I wasn’t quite sure what color to get so I got a brown and a beige. Its double sided. In my case I only needed one piece (the hook side) for each side of the nape for the elastic bands because the soft felt nape acts as (the loop side).

All you need is a spool of all purpose thread a needle scissors the velcro of course and the most important item a thimble. I “added” one to my photo in image 6. I couldn’t find mine to save my life so I used the side of my scissors which was not ideal. 😜 I cut two pieces of velcro about 3/4” long. I didn’t need to pin these pieces in place. All I did was hold the velcro in place with my fingers while I sewed. These pieces are so little it wasn’t cumbersome at all. I sewed it on the top (the end) and two sides. This velcro is very thin and soft and if I had a thimble the time to sew it on would have been cut considerable.
TIP: Use a thimble. 😉😂

Image 7 illustrates the after. It actually was easier to sew on than I thought (especially if a thimble is used 😜). I’m no seamstress but I think it came out looking pretty professional.

While I was at it I removed the tags as well. The take away here is if you haven’t purchased a wig because it doesn’t have velcro adjusters now you can. Just replace the nape adjusters with velcro. Its easy peasy!


Product Listing:
Logan by Tony of Beverly

Aubrey by Tony of Beverly

Anatolia by BelleTress

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Making Your Part Look Realistic by Kathleen

 
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Hi folks Kathleen here with a couple of tricks and tips on making your wig look more realistic. Image one illustrates one of my wigs after I have applied soft silicone medical tape and removed a few strategic dark hairs along the part.

Image 2 illustrates what I use. Soft Silicone Tape. You can get this at your local drugstore (I get mine at my CVS) or online. Its very soft and I can use the tape over and over again. I just take it off when I wash a wig and replace it when its dry. In a pinch I’ve even used tape from wig to wig when I’ve run out of it. It leaves no residue on your monofilament features so doesn’t damage it at all.

Image 3 illustrates where to place the tape. This is the simplest way I have found to make your part look realistic. The color mimics the color of your scalp so it will look like your wigs hair fibers are growing right out of you head. You’ll want to fiddle with the placement of the tape. Cut a piece the length you’ll need and place on the inside of your wig. Try your wig on and adjust the tape placement if you need to. Usually if I place the tape a little back from the edge of the lace front the effect will look natural. In other words the transition from your skin to the tape won’t be noticeable. I have used makeup on that transition but I have found if I just tweak where I place the tape you won’t notice the transition. I would rather not use make up if I can avoid it. It’s not great for your monofilament features.

So you might be thinking why all the fuss Kathleen? Well image 4 will hopefully answer that question. 😉 In image 4 you can easily see the grid pattern of the lace the dreaded seam between the lace front and mono part and my dark hair peeking through the lace. Still not bad but why leave well enough alone I always say. 😂

Image 5 looks a lot better right? Its really fun to do too.

Remember I said why leave well enough alone? Wellllll..I started putting more tape on my wig because I could see the monofilament if I looked close…several pieces of tape later..lol. Seriously the transition between the part and the rest of the mono top (I used my mono topped Pippa by TOB but this technique works just as well with a mono part wig) and the parted area looks even better now.
Tip: ScarAway could also be used.

I took my tweezers and with my granny glasses (magnifying/craft mirror would be even better) and under very strong task light I very carefully removed a few dark knotted hairs along the part. It didn’t need many removed. Just the ones you could really see from a few feet away. I picked the knots a couple of times with my tweezers to loosen them and then they could easily be unknotted and removed with my tweezers. Be very careful not to pull the lace.

Image 8 illustrates how natural the part looks now even just laying on a table. You can also see how far back I place the tape from the front of the lace. Basically when the knots start getting denser that’s where I place the tape.

The take away here is soft silicone tape is a foolproof/easy/anyone can do it way to make the part on your wig look more realistic. Try it it’s fun…Enjoy!


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Proper Use of a permanent fabric marker

 
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From a customer email:

About the permanent fabric marker. I bought one to Michael’s and I would like to know if you think it is ok if I go over a few strands to give my wig more dimension in my bang area. I don’t want to damage the fiber in any way.

This is Tina from the CCHD Solutions Specialist Desk and I would be more than happy to assist you!

I have used fabric markers on most of my synthetic wigs and have not had an issue at all with it damaging the hair fibers. However, when you do apply the marker, this will not wash out so please make sure that this is the route you want to take when personalizing your wigs. Always practice first in a very hidden area, like the nape, to see if this is the look you are trying to achieve.

I have used spray in root concealer that I have purchased from the local beauty supple stores and these work great and they wash out too…they work well if you are trying to add an overall depth look or adding roots.

What I would highly suggest, if you have an older wig that you no longer wear and can practice on when adding dimension, I would do so prior to making such a permanent mark on your current wig. If you don’t have a wig to practice on, you can also go to the local beauty supply store and purchase a very inexpensive hair extension and practice on that as well. These usually cost around $9-$14.

I know this might sound like a lot of work, I have also used eye brow shades to add dimension to my wigs, as I am not personally very creative, and like the idea that I can wash or brush the color out.

I do hope this helps!


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