Sunday, June 18, 2017

Why do wigs knot more than your own hair and how to prevent knotting - by Isadore Hoffman

I wouldn’t say that there is a definitive answer to which type of wig knots the most. The factors that produce knotting in virgin hair wigs are totally different than the factors that produce knotting in processed hair wigs, although the issues can sometimes be combined in one individual wig. It's actually normal for virgin hair to knot to some degree specifically because the cuticle is still intact. Because the cuticles from different ponytails of hair can be different shapes and sizes, and multiple ponytails of hair have to be combined to produce 1 wig, the cuticles from different ponytails will catch on each other whenever there is friction. Different types of hair also produce a different electric charge.  Processed hair will have a tendency to knot if the chemical process was left on for too long or if the concentration was too strong for the specific texture of hair it was applied to. Static is also a factor that can produce knotting in processed wigs and less so in virgin hair wigs because different types of hair have a different electric charge. Whether or not a given wig will knot, processed or virgin, depends on a large variety of factors and is, to large degree, unpredictable. There are steps in the production process that can be taken to reduce the chances of knotting which involve highly skilled work and experience with hair. It is harder to apply this level of attention to detail and expertise when wigs are being mass produced and there will be a lot more variability in this case. As far as virgin hair goes, there are various hair coats and treatments that can be applied to the hair to minimize knotting in many cases when it does occur.  These treatments are less effective on processed hair, but are still part of the line of treatments you would apply to try and alleviate the problem.  For more information about FeatherLite Wigs please visit our facebook page at FeatherLite Wigs, or email flhairsystems@gm for more information.

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