Friday, April 27, 2012

Are you suffering from Traction Alopecia?

Hair loss comes in many different forms of Alopecia. In this post I will be discussing Traction Alopecia, which is a form a hair loss that is caused by constant pulling and tension around the hairline. This type of Alopecia is most common in women who styles their hair in a tight bun, ponytails, cornrows, relaxers, weaves, and braids. Over time these types of hairstyles will lead to hair loss due to the constant pulling and tension on the hair. If the hair loss is not treated immediately, it will lead to excessive and permanent hair loss.
How To Reverse Traction Alopecia
Traction Alopecia can be treated in its earliest stages by washing, deep conditioning, and giving your hair an hot-oil treatment once a week. During the process of nurturing your hair back to normal, you can wear an glueless lace wig as an alternative protective style. Wearing a lace wig for protective styling will increase the growth of your hair because it is not being exposed to the environment. If you want to glue or tape your lace wig down, use a wig cap to protect your edges. The lace wig should only be attached between two to seven days.

How to Prevent Traction Alopecia
Take action immediately when you start to notice that your hair has changed at the temples, sides, and front hairline. Wash your hair on a weekly basis using an clarifying shampoo such as Carol's Daughter's Rosemary Mint Shampoo, condition with Carol's Daughter's Rosemary Mint Conditioner, and follow with an hot oil treatment with Moroccan Oil treatment. Avoid wearing hairstyles that involves any tugging and pulling on the scalp. If you choose to braid your hair, braids should be loose versus tight. Do the same with a ponytail and bun.

The products mentioned above are only recommended. The Carol's Daughter Rosemary Mint Collection ( works as a detoxification of the scalp and the natural peppermint oil stimulates & re-energizes the hair and scalp. The Moroccan Oil Treatment ( restores the hair that has been damaged by chemical procedures and environmental factors. This product can be found online and in various hair salons.

To purchase and customize your Glueless Lace Wig, visit Couture Lace Crowns Today!

**I am a Wig Specialist, not a Cosmetologist professional, my recommendation is based on pure experience and research because I myself suffer from Alopecia Totalis. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Top 5 Tips to Keeping Your Lace Wig Looking Good Every Day

1.       Wash & condition hair often. If you wear your unit every day, it is best to wash it once a week. Try to stay away from products that contain alcohol for it dries the hair out causing it to become brittle. Take notice of the hair’s origin when selecting hair products. Most African American products are too heavy for the tresses on the lace wig. Try products like Nunaat Silicion, L’Oreal, MoroccanOil, and Garner Fructis. Do not allow any of the hair products to sit on the base of the lace too long for the knots can become loose causing the hair to shed. Remember to use a knot sealer before and after every wash.

2.       Take caution when drying. The best way to dry your unit is by air drying preferably overnight.

3.       Use a wide tooth comb and ceramic/loop paddle brush. Comb or brush the hair often to avoid matting and knotting. Always start from the bottom working your way up near the roots. Never brush the hair while wet.

4.       Wigs require regular maintenance. Special attention is needed for human hair lace wigs at least every two months.  A stylist will wash, condition, trim, and restyle the wig just like he or she does for a client.

5.       Properly store your wig. When you are not wearing your unit, it should be placed on a mannequin head covered with a satin scarf or stored in a satin bag.

Following these tips will help in prolonging the life your lace wig making it worth your investment!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

French or Swiss...Which Lace is best?

Lace wigs are made with a number of different type of laces ranging from German, French, and Swiss. I am sure there are others that I did not mention. The two laces that will be spoken about within this post are the French and Swiss. These two are the primary laces that are used to make undetectable wigs. French lace is very durable, allows ventilation to your hair, and undetectable when adhesive is applied. Swiss lace is similar to the French, but is very thin and delicate. Swiss lace gives a more natural look than the French. Both laces can be matched to any skin tone to get the undetectable look. If you are a first-timer in wanting to wear laces, I recommend the French over the Swiss. When purchasing a lace wig at Couture Lace Crowns, you have a choice between French or Swiss lace. 
Source:  French Lace

Source:  Swiss Lace
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Wig Tip: Combing & Detangling Your Hair

The other day, I caught my sister combing your hair extensions in the wrong direction!!! I was like "Know wonder why your hair is shedding like no tomorrow".  I showed her how to properly comb her hair without tugging, pulling, or going near the track.

The proper way to brush or comb your hair attached to a track or lace wig is to gently grab sections of the hair at a time and start from the bottom and comb up near the root. Do not go too close to the track or knot, because they will become loose and begin to shed. The best tools to use is a loop brush (can be purchased @ or a wide tooth comb.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Missing Alopecia Universalis

I am doing my typical Saturday morning beauty routine, and I realized I have quite a bit to do while I was writing my to do list. When I had Alopecia Universalis, I did not have to do much of a beauty maintenance and I was loving it. I wanted to write this blog about missing Alopecia Universalis to see if anyone else shares the same feelings. I developed Alopecia Areata at the age of 19, and today I am 31 soon to be 32. So for 13 years I have been going through all the ups and downs of having Alopecia. I developed Alopecia universalis when I was 28 after I had my third son and slowly started recovering from it in 2011. Right now I have Alopecia totalis. When I had AU, I loved the fact that I did not have to shave a thing, now I spend so much time shaving and I miss when my makeup would go on my skin nice and smooth! If you have or had Alopecia Universalis, what are some things you like about having it?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tips for Alopecians with Oily Hair

If you are an Alopecian that has oily hair, I know all about what you are going through with trying to reduce the madness. Back when I had alopecia areata, by the end of the day my hair was extremely oily like someone poured a gallon of oil over my head. I would wash my hair every day. Anyway, I was on checking out their makeup & beauty section when the title “Oily Hair? Get Rid of It With These Tips” caught my attention.  I wish I had known about half of these tips years ago. Below are some tips that may be helpful for you. Click Here to read why the following tips work.

Tip 1: Dye your hair
Tip 2: Rinse with vinegar
Tip 3: Put oatmeal on the scalp
Tip 4: Style hair with curls & waves
Tip 5: Use minty hair products **I recommend using Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Shampoo
Tip 6: Use baby powder
Tip 7: Skip a couple washes * I wish I did this.
Tip 8: Keep styling products off the roots
Tip 9: Wash your hair with cold water
Tip 10: Allow hair to air dry
Tip 11: Use & carry around dry shampoo
Tip 12: Hide the greasiness with the right hairstyle *Wear a wig or style in a bun
Tip 13: Don’t use conditioner

Loving Nicki Minaj's Lace Wig Style

Nicki Minaj is one of my favorite artists, mostly because of your unique style when it comes to her flow and of course her different HAIRSTYLES! Nicki knows how to rock any style lace wig with nothing but full confidence. Check out the lace wig she wore to 106 & Park. Nicki are so fly!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Need an Alternative Style during your in-between stage?

Lace crowns (wigs) are great alternatives for when you are in the in-between stage. You can still rock the hottest styles while giving your real hair a rest from heat styling, use of chemicals, and wearing ponytails. Lace crowns also helps to keep your hair moisturized. Protect your tresses by purchasing a 100% Premium Remy human hair lace crown. Contact us today! 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Haute Hues for Spring

Spring is finally here and now it's time to get that glow in our tresses to get the sun-kissed look. To achieve the best look, it's important to choose a color that compliments your skin tone. Colors that are hot this spring are cinnamon, amber, platinum blond, strawberry blonde, honey blond, firey red, copper browns and reds, and mahogany. Here are some celebs haute hair hues that I found on Upgrade your look for Spring today with a Premium 100% Remy Human Hair lace wig from Couture Lace Crowns. You can cut, color, and style your lace wig anyway you want! I am going for a copper color this spring, so stay posted for new pics.