How to properly wear a lace front wig

Wigs are huge these days, everyone from Rihanna to Khanyi Mbau are known to having a few wig units stashed away in their closest. Even though wigs are probably the best things since great weaves, they are very problematic when they do not look right. And just like weaves, the installation needs to be perfect. Here are a few wig installation methods to help you get clued up.

  1. Glue/Tape Method – Full Lace Wigs

 

This is the most common way of wearing a lace wig, but it definitely has it’s downs. The biggest problem with wearing a glue/tape down lace wig is that it can have you looking like your hairline starts just above your eyebrows. I mean, if thats your thing then do you, but the general consensus is that this ain’t cute, so beware.

You need to make sure the placement of lace is just in font of your hairline, so that your edges are not affected and your forehead hairline ratio still looks natural.

2)Blending Method – Full Lace Wigs & Half  Head Wigs

This is my second most favourite way to wear a wig. By having your natural hair out  (similar to a leave-out) you are able to blend it with the wig hair. This method ensure that you forehead does not look too big or too small. The only down sid of this method is that you have to relax or straighten your natural hair to make sure it blends well. If you are natural, try our BlowOut Sraight, Kink or Coil hair.

3) Glueless Method – Custom Wig Unit Wig

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This is by far my favourite wig wearing method. The wig itself is made to fit your head, so it is very easy to put on and slip off. At times an elastic band is attached to the wig for extract security. Because the wig is made using a closure, you do not have to worry about forehead/fivehead ratio. Simply pop on and go.  You made need to lay your edges using the Hair by Sisi Edge Slayer, but other than that you are good to go.

Tell us what methods work for you and you could win the Hair by Sisi Edge Slayer.

Happy Wigging

3 Ways To Protect Your Edges While Rocking A Great Wig

Wigs have become one of the biggest protective styles in the hair world. The are essential to wear, can be switched up as often as you want and give your natural hair a break from the pulling and tugging that can be caused by wearing a weave. However just because you take it off at night, doesn’t mean that it can’t cause damage.

Protect Your Edges While Rocking A Great Wig

The best thing about wearing a wig is that you have access to your natural hair which means you can wash, base and treat your natural hair, while still protecting it during the day. Unlike a weave, a wig does not cause huge amounts of friction on your edges, which is great, but it certainly doesn’t mean it can’t cause damage. Although there is less pulling and tugging on your edges, the constant on and off again, can cause the lace to create friction on your on edges, Friction causes the hair to dry out and can lead to breakage. So how can you rock a wig while protecting your edges? Here are a three of our essential wig rocking tips:

           

1) Consult Before Purchasing

A detailed consultation is key to learning and knowing how to be rock your wig unit. At Hair by Sisi we insist that every customer has a consultation with us, so we can show you and tell you what to expect while wearing your wig unit. Sit down with Sisi, the Owner and Founder of the Hair by Sisi Hair Boutique and Installation Bar for your personal consultation. Hair by Sisi specialises in high quality virgin human hair weaves and wigs, so if you are a newbie are human hair veteran, you know you are in good hand. During your detailed consultation with Sisi, we will find the hair texture that will best help achieve the style you are looking for. We have Five textures to choose from in our Silky Collection and 3 texture from our BlowOut Collection. You can also choose from our Custom made units, with either a closure, frontal or our factory made units.

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2) Hair Care is essential

Before you wear a wig, we need to make sure your natural hair is in a good nutritional state. Your natural hair will then be detangled, shampoo treated, washed and a conditioned and will be based using Roots Organic Moisturising Butter, which will ensure your natural hair receives the proper nutrients before being cornrowed. For your wig to sit as naturally as possible it is crucial that we braid your natural hair in a pattern that mimics how the unit will be worn and styled, either with a side part or middles part making sure that no stress is applied to your edges.

        

3) The Perfect Fit

A good fit is a key to a natural looking wig. Your wig unit is then perfectly fitted and should any adjustments or alterations be needed, they are done while you wait. Lastly, you will be shown how to store your wig at night or when you are not using it, how to wash and how to take care of your unit. Remember that we encourage every Beweaver to redo the braids underneath their wig every two weeks, to ensure your natural hair is at its best.

Happy Wigging XXX

My weave is too tight

One of the biggest misconceptions about a weave installation is that a tight braid (or cornrows) will make your weave installation “last longer.” This is not true. A tight weave will simply cause damage.

Installation is very important:

Installation takes place on two levels. The first is the braid pattern, the second if the actual weaving. These two methods are crucial to a great hair experience.

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Tighter is never better

It is very important that your braids (cornrows) are not too tight. If the braids are too tight not only will you experience pain, but once the pain wears off, you will experience itchiness and you will see white dots or bumps near the roots of your natural hair. These white bulbs are NOT the root, but rather the Root Sheath which surrounds the root. This is a sign that the hair has been pulled.

Constant pulling and tugging at your natural hair will eventually cause Traction alopecia, which is a type of hair loss that happens over time. The constant strain or tension put on your natural hair will cause permanent hair loss.

Sometimes it’s not only the braid that causes hair loss but the sheer weight of the hair (bundles) that causes damage. Yes, we all imagine ourselves with the perfect, voluminous hair bouncing around with every step we take, but Beweavers remember that 3-4 bundles are enough.
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Don’t be afraid to speak up

If your weave too tight, let your stylist know while they are braiding your hair. When the weft is sewn onto the braid it will only get heavier and could become unbearable.
If the pain is only felt once you get home, it is best to go back the stylist and let them know that the installation it is too tight, so that he/she can adjust it. If for whatever reason you cannot go back to your stylist, try squirting some conditioner or coconut oil on the sore spots or washing your weave. Make sure to hold the hair in a ponytail while you wash it because the water will weigh the hair down, and will cause even more tension. Naturally, the hair should loosen up in two or three days, but waiting this long may cause damage. If there is no loosening up, after two days, then the install has got to go.

 

Take care of your edges

If the weave is pulling on your edges, then you have to take it out immediately. Your edges are extremely sensitive and the hair is much weaker than any other hair on your head. Because of this, any tension caused will result in damage.

If washing, conditioning or basing your natural hair with oils does not cure the pain, I’m afraid the only thing to do is to take out the weave. Remember no install is worth any permeant damage. #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat

For a perfect install come to the Hair by Sisi Hair Boutique and Installation Bar at 27 Boxes in Melville, Johannesburg. All installation are done on Friday – Sunday. To avoid disappointment make sure to book your appointments in advance. #HairBySisi #GreatHairEveryDay

Happy Weaving XX

 

 

Hair by Sisi opens 1st store in Melville

The Hair by Sisi Hair Boutique and Installation Bar is finally open to the public.

 

Where we are?
27 Boxes Melville (Johannesburg)
1st Floor, Shop no. 135
75 4th Ave
Melville (Johannesburg)

Trading Hours

Tuesday – Friday: 10AM – 6PM
Saturday: 9AM – 5PM
Sunday: 9AM – 4PM

(+27) 60 717 04 07
info@hairbysisi.co.za

We are a Hair Boutique which means we do not carry all hair types in every length, however should we not have what you want in stock we can place a custom order. The hair will take about 2 weeks to arrive, and may take 3-5 days for any other customisations to be made.

Weaves & Wigs

Not only do we sell amazing hair, we make gorgeous wigs too. If you purchase any Hair by Sisi hair we can turn it into a custom wig unit for R600. This process will take 3-5 days.

Installations

Our in house stylists performs the best weave installations. Installations are done by appointment only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Should you need an urgent installation appointment, we can arrange one for you.

Remember, Great hair doesn’t happen by chance, it’s happens by appointment at Hair by Sisi.

 

Happy Weaving

 

 

 

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3 Reasons Why Hair by Sisi is the best

1) Customer feedback

We know our hair quality is superior to many other brands and so do our clients. This is exactly why our customers keep coming back. We source only the best Virgin and Remy hair to be turned into our products, our hair keeps its silky soft and shiny look long after you wear it.

“Great service and hair ….simply the best!” –  Nomsa Patience Ntekele

“I have never been happier with Hair by Sisi ABSOFREAKINLUTELY love it. Awesome service, great hair im happy!❤️” –  Ayanda Maleka

We have also received wonderful ratings from various top salons and hair stylist across South Africa.

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2) Our Hair Quality

When choosing the best hair extensions, you should check whether it is made from natural human hair or synthetic. At Hair by Sisi, we only offer our clients the best quality hair available on the market. Not only does our Virgin human hair last longer than most other hair extensions, our hair also looks, feels and behaves like real hair (because thats exactly what it is).

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3) Service

We make every experience with our clients personalised. Not only do we offer all Hair by Sisi clients access to our at home installation services, we also offer personalised deliveries at your desired location*. At Hair by Sisi there is no need for you to look for a stylist to install your hair, weave got you covered. We work with amazing Hair by Sisi stylists who are knowledgeable and use the best technique for our installation. Whether you want to sew-in weave or lace front wig unit, Hair by Sisi is the best.

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Happy Weaving

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