Once you find the wig that best fits your style, you’re going to want to help it keep its luster. That’s what our Wig & Hair Care section – located under Beauty & Upkeep – is all about!
You see, proper care and maintenance with the right products will extend the life of your wig more than you could imagine! We recommend using products like the Wig Care Kit and 5-pc. Styling Comb & Brush Set to treat, clean and condition your wig, so that it stays looking its very best.
Did You Know?
Did you know that if you wear your wig every day, it should hold for about three months? If you are only an occasional wig wearer, you may get six or- more months of wear. Click here to see if it’s time for you to replace your wig.
Dear <insert your name here>,
So Mother’s Day is just around the corner – Sunday, May 13th. And, as your mother, I must let you know that I have appreciated the handmade cards, the “taking out the trash for free” coupons and the boxed chocolates immensely.
This year (and I’m speaking for every mom, grandmother, aunt and woman in general when I say this), please give us something that truly makes our Mother’s Day BEAUTIFUL.
I can even spell it out for you… www.paulayoung.com.
Visit this web site and click on the updated Beauty & Upkeep section. It has a huge variety of products that every mother would love to receive for Mother’s Day (please read that as “get your mother this stuff today”).
The Wig Care Kit is perfect for us moms who wear wigs.
Age spots? Buy us the Hand and Body Lightening Cream and Lightening Serum.
Sandal Season is upon us. If you buy us the Heel Care Cream our feet won’t embarrass you while we’re in public together.
What’s that you say? You’re sending your mom on an exotic getaway! Thanks so much, and don’t forget to pack me the Bath & Body Travel Bag!
Can’t wait for you to make my Mother’s Day more beautiful than ever!
Your face shape is the starting point to choosing a wig that flatters you best. Look in the mirror and find the description that best suits your individual facial features. Then check out our suggestions below:
Long and slender, about the same width at forehead and cheekbones.
Tips: Avoid styles that add height on top. Look for short to mid- lengths, fullness at the sides, soft wispy bangs.
TRY: Daisy, Genie, Sweet Nothing, or Wisped Away wigs.
Narrow forehead, more fullness at the jawline.
Tips: Add volume above the jawline. Look for styles that frame the face with bangs and full layers on the sides and on top.
TRY: Brussels, Colleen, Elizabeth, Angel, or Ultimo wigs.
Wider at the temples and hairline, narrowing to a small chin.
Tips: Add volume at the chin. Look for chin-length or longer styles with side parts and swept forward layers around the upper face.
TRY: Breeze, Chantal, or Annabella wigs.
Learn more about face shapes here.
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Dear Paula Young customers and blog readers,
Many of you have written in asking who this “Patricia” is who writes the Paula Young blog. That would be me! (Please forgive me for not introducing myself sooner).
For the past 22 years, I have worked for Paula Young wigs. I began my career here as a Customer Service Representative (we may have even talked on the phone!) and have moved my way into the eCommerce department where I can share my tips and trends with you in this blog! Not only am I dedicated employee but, due to medical hair loss, I’m also a wig wearer.
I’ve worn the same wig (love my Angel by Paula Young!) for quite some time. I bring it to my hair stylist every once in a while to change it up a bit – but never anything too drastic.
I adore my job and truly enjoy writing the Paula Young blog. Offering you helpful advice on everything from wig color to wig care is what I do best. I hope you enjoy reading!
P.S. We’ve been working on promotions for our newest wig arrivals and, unfortunately, our blog postings have slowed a bit. Rest assured, that we’ll be back in full swing soon, so be sure to come back and visit often!
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Don’t burn the bird- or your wig this Thanksgiving! When it comes to cooking your Thanksgiving meal, I suggest keeping your wig far far away. The heat from opening the oven will singe the fibers of any synthetic wig and depending on the oven setting may even cause damage to human hair wigs.
I once learned the hard way and now I always wait until my table is set to make myself look presentable.
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I love watching hair stylist extraordinaire, Ted Gibson on What Not to Wear. Mr. Gibson helps women transform themselves through new haircuts and colors. And now, the stylist who’s worked with A-list celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, and Renee Zellweger shares his hair do’s and don’ts for fall.
–Darken your do. “I always say women should change their color at least twice a year,” he says. “During the spring and summer make it lighter, and in the fall, change it to darker tones.”
–Go short … but not too short. “I think shorter hair is great,” Gibson says, “but mid-length hair is really sexy right now.”
–Try the new ombré. “We’re taking ombré to a new level,” Gibson explains. “It’s not necessarily brown with highlighted ends — it can be brown with pink, brown with a little beige on the ends, brown with blue.” To that end, the stylist suggests dip-dying — “as long as it’s age appropriate,” he warns — or adding colored extensions to hair for a temporary fix.
–Let age define your look. “I say break the rules — just because you’re of a certain age doesn’t mean you need to have shorter hair,” Gibson says. But maintain that hair health: get a haircut every four to six weeks and use a deep conditioner on a regular basis.
My last post, “Not Getting Compliments Like You Used To?” was all about knowing the signs of when to replace your wig. This post will be dedicated to keeping your wig looking as good as new.
Prior to joining the Paula Young family I thought I knew how to properly tend to my wigs, but boy was I wrong. Here is a quick recap of how to wash your wigs correctly:
- Before I even start to wash my wig, I first remove any tangles using a wide-tooth comb. Then, I turn it inside out.
- Next, I let it soak in cold water with my wig-safe shampoo (shown right) for about 5 minutes. It’s important to not rub the wig, but swirl it gently in the water.
- After the shampoo and cold water bath, I rinse the wig thoroughly and turn it right side out again. To dry: blot with a towel to remove excess water. Do not apply heat to synthetic wigs!
While your wig is wet…
- Do not rub, wring, twist, brush or comb.
- Place directly on wig stand. Avoid using a Styrofoam styling head when wig is wet to avoid stretching.
- Spritz with Paula Young Wig Conditioner.
- Air dry at room temperature.
- Simply brush or comb into desired look. Remember not to brush a curly synthetic wig: instead finger style or use a pick comb.
Not getting compliments like you used to? Then, it might be time for a new wig. While all of our wigs are made of the finest quality, like all things, they eventually need to be replaced. As a general rule of thumb, if you wear your wig every day; it should hold for about three months. If you are only an occasional wig wearer, you may get six or more months of wear.
Proper care and maintenance with the right products will extend the life of your wig. Our line of Paula Young hair products are designed to treat, clean and condition your wig, so that it looks fresh longer.
Not sure if it’s time for a new wig? Here are some telltale signs that it’s time for a replacement:
- Color has dulled
- Hair looks frizzy
- Wig has lost its luster
- Style doesn’t hold its shape all day
- Wig doesn’t feel as comfortable or secure