jeudi 26 juillet 2012

Volumateurs Montréal

De nos jours, les femmes sont vraiment devenues des adeptes de la mode : il est vrai que c’est un phénomène qui n’arrêtera jamais de créer de nouvelles tendances, elles essayent toujours d’avoir le dernier article à la mode ou bien se démarquer des autres. Sans doute que les médias et les stars y sont pour quelque chose ! Les tendances capillaires sont toujours en train de se développer et de nouvelles inventions apparaissent pour traiter les problèmes capillaires. En effet, un nouveau produit a fait sensation depuis quelques années. Il a fait son apparition sous le nom de « volumateur de cheveux » : en quoi consiste- t-il ? En faite, le but de ce nouveau concept est de redonner du volume à vos cheveux, il suit en quelque sorte le principe de la perruque. Certaines femmes souffrent en effet de calvitie ou de perte de cheveux et même prématurément, après l’adolescence par exemple ou bien avant et après l’accouchement, ce qui est plus habituel.
Mais c’est surtout au fil des années qu’elles se voient perdre leur cheveux et l’épaisseur n’est plus du tout celle qu’elles avaient étant plus jeunes. Le volumateur de cheveux peut être une solution dans le sens où il s’agit de rajouter du volume. Comment ca marche ? En faite, la base du volumateur est une maille où nous implantons des cheveux naturels.
Rajoutons le faite que le toucher est soyeux et pas aussi rêche que si c’était une perruque. Vous devez savoir que le volumateur de cheveux est très pratique puisqu’il s’adapte à tout type de personne. Lors d’une consultation chez un expert, nous mesurons votre crâne afin de vous donner ce qui vous correspond le mieux. Les atouts du volumateur sont donc multiples : tout d’abord il permet un confort : on oublie qu’on porte des cheveux en plus sur la tête, ensuite nous pouvons dire qu’il est vraiment discret ; moins épais qu’une perruque… Comment ca marche ? Le principe est simple, il suffit d’ajouter des mèches à l’aide de clips, vous pourrez donc faire comme s’il s’agissait de vos vrai cheveux, le résultat est très naturel ! 
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dimanche 8 juillet 2012

Question: Why does my wig tangle?

So you are out with your husband and friends, you are wearing your wig that is only a couple of months old.  You start to feel that your hair is getting big, tangled and dry looking.  Why is everyone looking at you as if you haven't washed or brushed your hair in months?  What is going on with this wig?  Well there is an explanation and many times it has nothing to do with you. 

I will start by explaing what causes tangling, it is a manufacturer default or is it just the quality of hair that was purchased.  It can be either, to understand wigs you will need to separate synthetic and human hair because it can happen with both but for completely different reasons as well as understand the quality of wigs and how it plays a role.

So first lets look at synthetic wigs.  What is a synthetic hair made from?  Plastic...  Yes the same plastic that is used for a bag or a cup except it is processed to look like hair.  So what happens to plastic when it is near heat?  It melts, not only extreme heat causes melting of plastic but constant friction, sun, cooking and plain sweating can cause it as well.  With time, depending on your usage, the wig will get frayed and not very attractive.  If you are spending on a synthetic wig, make sure you know what type of synthetic you are gettting, because protein synthetic and heat resistant will last longer and be easier to restore then a regular fiber synthetic.  Also, the longer the hair the faster it will damage.  Price is also a factor, if you pay a low price for your wig, you are getting what you paid for.   

So now that we understand synthetic hair and why it can act up, we need to now understand human hair which is a bit more difficult to grasp.   First of all, like a car, wigs come with different qualities and durability.  Why would it be any different for a wig?  Some people think that wigs come in human or synthetic hair, but that is far from it.  If you go into a wig store and they show you human or synthetic and they do not know the origins, the type of fibers amongst other details you should definately leave, because chances are they don't know what they are selling or they know and they are afraid to tell you the truth.  

So let's start now with the human hair.  Human hair comes in 3 categories: 1. Processed 2. Remy 3. Virgin Now you need to look at the origin of the hair, usually you will come across Indian and Asian hair.  They are the most common but far from the highest quality.  Remember that Indian and Asian hair are always very dark so that means they need to be extremely processed to reach lighter colors.  Other hair you will find on the market is mongolian and malaysian which are slightly higher in quality and more fine but still need to be a bit less processed to attain lighter colors other than very dark brown or black.  Then the top of the line quality will be European and Russian Hair, which we can find in all colors ranging from dark to blondes.  

1. Processed hair tangles the most and why?  Well first of all if we microscopically look at the hair shaft we will find cuticles.  The function of cuticles are do avoid tangling of our own hair.  It kind of works like a puzzle so that the hairs glide with each other without causing too much friction.  When hair is processed it is usually because the hair is dark and the hair has been sweeped off the floor or taken from people's hair brush (many times companies cut corners and use animal hair from horses tails and yak a well)  When cuticles aren't properly put it the hair will tangle.  By stripping the hair of color and cuticles with an acid bath the hair becomes cuticle free.  This causes extreme tangling as well, except now we can put special products to coat so that the hair glides without tangling, at least at the beginning when you first buy the wig.  Usually after a few months, the product subsides and the hair starts to tangle.  Common hair types found in processed hair are Asian and Indian mixed with either synthetic or animal hair. These are usually lower in price and marketed as 100% Human Hair... So next time you find a "100% Human Hair wig" for less than 450$ start really wondering what you are buying. (Sometimes they are sold at over 1000$ at that point it is a whole other issue)

2. Remy hair means that the cuticles are aligned.  The hair can still be processed the only difference is that the hair is kept in the original ponytails that they were cut in, so the cuticles stayed aligned as explained above and the hair is processed without stripping all the cuticles off. This allows the hair to still move together with less tangling.  All the hair mentionned above can be remy.  These are usually mid ranged priced (again price is higher depending on the origin of the hair and how it was made) and marketed as 100% remy human hair. 

3. The best is virgin hair.  It means the hair hasn't been processed at all...  Wow, so the hair is taken again from the original ponytail and sewn into the cap carefully.  This 99% of the time means the hair stays beautiful, soft and tangle free!  (exceptions do happen, but usually a good reliable company will garantee manufacturer defaults with the higher end wigs)  All the hair above can be virgin, but only the Russian (virgin) hair can be found in almost all colors.  RL Moda Hair, which has built its reputation with its high end hair, are one of the ones carry this quality hair in Canada.  

Let us look at possible damages that you yourself could have done to your own wig, read carefully, this may save you from having to change your wig so early.  Now, if your hair is tangling or has become a knot that is impossible to remove, and your wig has been amazing up until now, except now you decided to wash it on your own.  You scrubbed it and made sure all the dirt is off.  That is great except that a wig, especially one that is handmade, is made differently then your own scalp.  It may mimic your scalp but it is knotted into the material and our real hair, well it is coming out of a root in our scalp.  When we scrub too vigorously or use conditionner on the base of the wig we can cause the hair to stick together and make it impossible to untangle.  

Another dont are certain oils and other very oily products that you may be putting on the wig, especially near the base of the cap.  This causes the knots to feel slippery and then loosen, eventually opening.  Hair falling out can cause major tangling.  Again it could be a manufacturers defect, but more often than not, it is the products and the treatment the wig is getting from the owner that causes these specific issues.  However, it usually is a problem that can be fixed if you go to the right experts. 

Knowing this I hope you are now more informed about your own wigs and possibly future wigs.  If you need any services or you have any questions you can always contact us at 514-907-3322 or our website at 

Laurie Brown
Professional Wig Maker

jeudi 5 juillet 2012

Perte de Cheveux et Volumateurs Montréal

Perte de Cheveux et Volumateurs Montréal

Le physique est devenu aujourd’hui, une chose très importante dans notre société actuelle. En effet, certaines personnes attachent beaucoup d’importance à leur apparence comme nous pouvons le constater chaque jour, dans les médias par exemple.

Chaque individu cherche à corriger son ou ses défauts d’où la montée en flèche de nouvelles méthodes esthétiques (bronzage en cabine, blanchiment dentaire, épilation définitive etc.) Il est vrai que nous sommes rarement satisfait de notre physique et que nous souhaitons toujours améliorer certains détails de notre apparence physique. Désormais, nous pouvons refaire n’importe quelle partie de notre corps à très bas prix ou bien « tricher » en adoptant certaines méthodes.

Cependant, au fur et à mesure des années, commencent à se développer des signes de l’âge au grand désespoir des femmes la plupart du temps : c’est un des sujets les plus abordés en ce moment « que faire, que manger, quelles sont les méthodes pour rester jeune »…

Quels sont les principaux signes de l’âge ? L’un des signes le plus marquant et le plus évident est sans aucun doute les rides et ridules. Dans un deuxième temps, la perte de cheveux ; qui est devenu un des problèmes esthétiques majeurs de ces dernières années et c’est ce problème que Perruques de Qualité, Inc. vous propose de régler grâce à une méthode simple : la pose de volumateurs et perruques.

On ne peut pas encore déterminer les causes exactes de la perte de cheveux mais plusieurs thèses supposent qu’il s’agirait d’un problème héréditaire (soit de la mère soit du père, ou bien des deux parents). La perte de cheveux est donc considérée comme étant un « coup du sort » mais malheureusement, l’homme ne peut quasiment rien faire contre cela ! Ce n’est pas tout, la perte de cheveux, dans certains cas peut provenir de chocs émotionnels ou du stress (perte d’un proche par exemple) ou bien par des maladies (comme les cancers, lorsqu’un patient est en chimiothérapie). D’après plusieurs spécialistes, avoir une bonne hygiène alimentaire ne suffirait pas à conserver tous nos cheveux. En effet, même si certaines études ont démontré que des shampoings spéciaux ou des médicaments et pilules miracles pourraient arranger l’alopécie il est quasiment certain qu’il s’agit d’un problème héréditaire Ces méthodes pourraient éventuellement à retarder ou prévenir la perte de cheveux mais pas l’effacer totalement. D’ailleurs, nous devons savoir que certaines régions dans le monde sont d’avantages touchées par ce problème : les caucasiens par exemples s’avèrent être les personnes les plus sensibles à la perte de cheveux; surtout les hommes à partir de la cinquantaine.

La question que l’on pourrait donc se poser serait la suivante : puis-je continuer à être tendance sans mes cheveux ?

La réponse est Oui ! Grâce à Perruques de Qualité, nous offrons à nos clients une large gamme de volumateurs et perruques tendances et qui conviendrait le mieux à votre visage… Avec l’aide de nos experts, nous vous aiderons à déterminer le look qui vous conviendra le mieux. Adoptez la méthode la plus simple et la plus efficace !
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mardi 13 mars 2012

I am pregnant and my hair is falling out!

This article was published for the first time in February 2012 in the West End Times.
Cet article a été publié pour la première fois en février 2012 dans le West End Times

Pregnancy test is positive!  You are feeling so many different emotions, happiness, excitement, nervousness.  You are going to have a baby!  As the pregnancy advances many changes take place in your body, your belly is getting larger, you are experiencing food cravings and your hair... is falling out! This article focuses on pregnancy induced hair loss.
Pregnancy is a wonderful experience; however there are many problems related to pregnancy which includes hair loss.   To understand pregnancy induced hair loss, you need to understand how the hair cycle works.  On average, 10% of our hair is in its resting phase, meaning they stopped growing, where as 90% of them keep growing every day.  The resting hair falls out every three months and new hair grows to replace this hair.  A type of hair loss that can occur during pregnancy, usually the first and second trimester, IS called telogen effluvium. Approximately 50% OF WOMEN ARE affected by this type of hair loss during pregnancy every year. Imagine 1 out of 2 women need to face hair loss caused by pregnancy.  
During pregnancy, we usually notice that hair resting increases during pregnancy. The hair falls out continuously but slowly. It is a temporary hair loss and usually does not cause permanent hair loss or bald spots. In this situation, we see that hair loss diminishes approximately 4 to 5 months prior to giving birth. However, if you notice unusual amounts of hair falling out during your pregnancy then you should discuss possible vitamin deficiencies with your health care professional. Your hair growth should return to normal up to 8 months after giving birth. 

Another situation can be seen, the rise in hormones during pregnancy can actually play a reverse roll.  Many women during pregnancy see a positive change to their hair, thicker and fuller.  However, the reason is due to the fact that the resting hair stays in place and doesn't fall out of the scalp. After giving birth, the hormones tend to return to normal, as well as the hair growth cycle which can cause all the hair that should have fallen out during pregnancy to fall out at one time.  This event can be very traumatic and scare the new mother, especially since the hair fall increases till approximately the 4th month after birth, and then returns back to the normal phase within 8 to 12 months.

Pregnancy isn't the only event that can cause this type of hormonal hair loss, hair loss can occur due to taking birth control, abortion, and miscarriages.

Tips to help avoid Hair Loss during or after pregnancy: 

1st - You should avoid pulling on your hair, doing tight cornrows, braids, roller sets and ponytails.  When you brush your hair, you should brush from the tips gently going to the scalp.  Never start from the root since it is more aggressive on your hair.  
2nd - You should eat a healthy diet consisting of vegetables and fruits which protect the hair follicles that stimulate hair growth.
3rd - You should use shampoos and conditioners that are made from natural products and not put too many chemicals on your hair. 
4th - If you are stressed about the hair loss, it can make it worse.  There are many techniques that can help cover up the hair loss and reduce anxiety.
Last but not the least you should be taking the proper nutritional supplements during pregnancy, again see with your medical professional. 

Therefore, hair fall can be successfully reduced and controlled by adapting the ways and treatments mentioned above. 

For questions about Hair Loss email us at or visit our website
Laurie Brown
Order Quality Wigs, Inc.