Slavic European Wigs

How to get the best and longest result from your new wig or hair extensions

We know that longevity of wear is important to you when choosing what type of supplemental hair to purchase. It is extremely important to us as well. We want to help you get the best and longest result from your new hair.  Here are some general guidelines that may help:

1.  Choosing the right type of hair extensions or wig for you is an important factor in longevity of wear.  Please contact us for a complimentary consultation to help you assess what type of supplemental hair is right for you. 

2.  Daily wear wigs and hair extensions typically have the best longevity provided the hair is cared for and maintained properly.  We strongly recommend that you consider this when making a purchase and that you work closely with a local stylist.  A stylist can assist you with the proper care, maintenance , and use of your new wig or hair extensions. 

Semi-permanent hair extensions or wigs: 

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, (yes sadly we are old enough to remember records!  A favorite Christmas gift from Grandma was the Kenny Rogers album, The Gambler, that we played on our child record player! ;-)  )  semi-permanent attachments have significantly less longevity than daily removal attachments. This is not a function of the quality of our hair but rather is the function of the daily wear and tear of a 24/7 attachment which is tremendously hard on the hair. While it is wonderful to have supplemental hair that functions daily as your own naturally growing hair it does impact longevity.  Wearing supplemental hair requires trade offs, just like everything else in life.  To have your hair attached daily 24/7 will require the trade off of longevity.  You can mitigate this damage but cannot eliminate it entirely. 

The following are general guidelines only to help you get the longest and best result from your semi-permanently attached wig or hair extensions.  Your situation will vary so please consult with a local hair replacement stylist who can tailor the recommendations based on your individual, unique situation.

1. Work with a local stylist in your area who can help you properly care for, maintain, and wear your new wig or hair extensions. Working with a local stylist who is skilled in the care of supplemental hair is an invaluable resource. This cannot be stressed strongly enough.  To get the best result from any type of semi-permanent attachment requires not only proper daily care/use/maintenance on your part but also (in our opinion) requires the assistance of a skilled stylist.  It has been our experience that working with a stylist has resulted in a better outcome than trying to go it alone.

2.  Avoid heat and harsh styling products. Use alcohol and sulfate free products.

3.  Wrap your hair at night to avoid friction from your pillow. You can make one or two braids, then use a head wrap or cap to cover the hair.  Also sleep on a satin pillow case.

4.  Processed hair is more delicate so it requires even more diligent care and this is particularly true when selecting a semi-permanent attachment.  Unprocessed hair will generally have better longevity than processed hair.

5.  Make sure you wash, brush, comb and style your new wig or hair extensions properly.  If you treat your new hair harshly, you will damage it, possibly irrerparably.  

6. Avoid swimming and exposure to harsh environmental elements. 

Want more information on how to get the best result from your new wig or hair extensions?  Contact us today! 

 

 

Have you joined us yet? Join our email list + our closed Facebook Group, Wig Friends!

Have you joined us yet?  If you haven't you are definitely missing out!  There are lots of benefits to joining us, read on for more details: 

Join our email list:

When you join our email list you immediately get Free US Shipping or discounted international shipping on your first order. We have email promotions and sales that we don't offer anywhere else, and the discounts are more generous than we offer elsewhere. We promise we never share your information with anyone. We also don't bug you with tons of emails nor do we spam you --that's so annoying!  We intermittently notify you of special sales, discounts, promotions, and new product offerings.  You can modify your email preferences at any time or unsubscribe if you no longer want to hear from us.  Want to join?  Click the banner on any page of our website to join our email list.

Join our closed Facebook Group, Wig Friends:

We started our group as a secret Facebook group which unfortunately didn't work out well( likely due to user error on our part ;-) !) . Those that wanted to join us weren't able to so we changed it to a closed group.  It is not as private but only members can see the contents of the group. When you join, you become a VIP member of the Jazla Wigs family.  As a member, you ALWAYS get a discount on your purchases PLUS you can combine this discount with any promotional discount.  Shipping is ALWAYS Free in the US and discounted internationally + more generous exchange policies.  We regularly offer giveaways and other fun promotions that are not offered elsewhere.  It is also a great resource for all things wig and supplemental hair related + support.  There is no pressure to buy from us, ever.  You can join for the support and sense of community without any pressure or expectation to buy.  How could you not join?  Join us now! 

 

 

Attachment dilemma--Semi-permanent or daily removal, what's the best for me?

 

Daily removal or semi-permanent attachment, what is the right method for you? You are unique so that is not an easy question to answer.  Like all things related to wearing supplemental hair (or in life, right?) there is no one answer that fits for everyone. Just as in life,  EVERYTHING requires trade offs.  One persons trade off is another persons deal breaker. It is up to you, dear reader,  to determine the benefits/drawbacks of each option and select the one that is they best fit for you.  

 The following information might be useful in helping you choose the option that is right for you:

Semi-Permanent attachment:

Benefits: You wake up and go to sleep with hair. Your supplemental hair functions as your own hair and you live in it daily. The only time you have to deal with removal is during maintenance, typically once a month.  You don't have to worry with your hair or hair loss daily and you have a full head of hair 24/7.

Drawbacks:  In our opinion there are many more drawbacks than benefits with semi-permanent attachments.  The most significant drawback is the decreased longevity that comes from wearing your supplemental hair 24/7.  You will need to replace your supplemental hair frequently. Maintenance can be a pain and difficult to manage alone. Your own hair loss can be exacerbated by having supplemental hair attached 24/7.  Semi-permanent attachments can be uncomfortable and itchy. 

Daily removal: 

Benefits:  You have many options to attach your hair yourself on a daily basis. You can use clips, a Wig Grip, a water based adhesive or a combination of these.  It is more comfortable to sleep without supplemental hair. You will get great longevity (provided you care for your supplemental hair properly) and will need less frequent replacement. You can wear a variety of wigs, daily if you want to!  

Drawbacks: You will have to deal with your hair and your hair loss on a daily basis. This can be challenging and painful for some.  It can be awkward if you travel or have overnight guests and are not out about wearing supplemental hair.  

We'd love to hear your thoughts about what type of attachment you prefer and why.  Tell us! 

 

5 Tips for coping with hair loss

Hair loss packs an emotional punch and coping with the myriad of feelings that you may experience as a result can be very challenging.  Well meaning friends and family might say "It's only hair" "Thank goodness it's not something worse" or "What's important is what's on the inside".  While those sentiments are well meaning they are not particularly helpful. The most important thing to remember is that it is your experience and there is no right or wrong way to feel.  

Here are some tips to help you cope: 

1.  Get a medical evaluation: If you notice any type of hair loss, make an appointment to see a dermatologist. A dermatologist can (generally) make a diagnosis on the type of hair loss you are experiencing and what your treatment options are, if any. A frustrating aspect of hair loss is that there may not be an explanation for your hair loss or treatment options that work for you.  

2. Get Support! It is important to have support with any challenging issue you face in life, including hair loss.  There are some great online resources like Alopecia World that provide support, resources, and information.  It is very helpful to have a supportive community that understands your struggles. 

3.  Feel your feelings:  Whatever your feelings are about your hair loss please know there are no right or wrong feelings.  Whatever you are feeling, it is totally normal. Losing hair can be traumatic and you may experience feelings of grief over the loss. You are unique as are your feelings about hair loss. Feel them, express them, share them.  Talk with supportive friends, family members, or interact with an online hair loss community.  

4.  Arm yourself with information:  Educate yourself about all things hair loss. It is important to keep in mind that the source of the information is important and that all information is not accurate. There is a ton of information online about hair loss some of which is legitimate and other information that is totally bogus.  Beware of snake oil salesmen promising you that their "miracle' product will "cure" your hair loss.  If something seems too good to be true it likely is.  

5. Get professional help:  Don't suffer in silence.  If you have tried a variety of coping skills and find you are still struggling to cope with your hair loss, please seek help from a licensed mental health professional.  Psychology Today has a large database of licensed mental health professionals in the US and Canada.  If you are outside the US or Canada, your primary care physician or health insurance provider can assist you with finding a licensed mental health provider in your area. 

While dealing with hair loss can be challenging, it does get easier with time.  You can find a way not only to cope with your hair loss but to learn how to accept it. It doesn't have to rule or ruin your life.  There are so many options available to manage hair loss, you'll find the one that is right for you.  It does get better! :-) 

 

 

 

Quality counts!

When we started our hair journey it was in the dark ages,  before the explosion of hair sellers online. Believe it or not when we first started selling extensions there wasn't a single seller offering extensions on eBay and Amazon wasn't the retail juggernaut that it is today.  There was no option to buy directly from factories but instead the only option was to purchase from a retail location. You were at their mercy which often meant high prices and low quality.  Thankfully that has changed dramatically!

  There are so many options available now which is both a good thing and a bad thing.  It is great that the floodgates have opened with infinite hair options pouring out. One of the bad things is that due to high demand, quality has suffered.  In the past we were able to source beautiful hair that had amazing longevity.  It was gorgeous, silky, soft, beautiful hair.  At the time good quality hair was much easier to source. There was a ton of supply but not a ton of demand.  Once that equation changed it became harder to get quality without spending a lot more money. 

Any way you slice it, quality matters. That  is particularly true when it comes to supplemental hair products.  We offer three high quality wig lines with differing price points that meet a variety of aesthetic and budget goals. 

Our focus is always on getting the absolute best quality every time, from the hair to the cap materials. We work with the best, highly skilled wig makers who are experts at their craft.  We don't mass produce any of our wigs nor do we sacrifice quality for price. Our goal isn't to be the lowest priced wig seller but rather to be the trusted go to for high quality products

Interested in knowing more?  Contact us today!