August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month

Below is a blog post taken from the hairfoundation.org that offers some interesting hair loss statistics.

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According to the American Association of Dermatology (ADD), hereditary hair loss affects approximately 80 million men and women in the U.S.

Take a look at these statistics for women and hair loss from Dr. Matt Leavitt’s book, Women and Hair Loss: A Physician’s Perspective. Leavitt is the president and CEO of the Hair Foundation.

Women’s Degrees of Concern About Hair Loss (from a survey of 2,000+ households)
Extremely Concerned 19%
Somewhat Concerned 24%
Slightly Concerned 28%
Not at all Concerned 29%

What Women Who Are Concerned About Hair Loss Do
Discuss it with their hair care professional 59%
Discuss it with a friend/family member 57%
Change shampoo/conditioner or frequency 53%
Change their hairstyles 50%
Start massaging their scalps regularly 36%
Consult a doctor 20%
Try an over-the-counter product 14%
Try minoxidil 3% (approx.)

What Doctors Recommend for Women With Hair Loss
Nothing, just wait 43%
Vitamins 10%
Topical ointment/scalp cream 8%
Shampoo/dandruff shampoo 7%
Stress management/medication 5%
Referred to dermatologist 5%
Rogaine/minoxidil 3%
Scalp massage 3%
Change shampoo 3%
Nutrition/diet 3%

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Half of the women concerned about hair loss change their hairstyle – that’s where Especially Yours comes in! We are here to help you every step of the way. Our gorgeous assortment of wigs, hairpieces and extensions is your first step to coping with hair loss. Whatever you choose, remember to have FUN with it!

Charmaine

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How to wash your wig!

Washing instructions will vary, depending on if your wig is human hair or synthetic.  Most wigs are made of synthetic hair, allowing for the easiest washing and styling.  Determine if your wig is synthetic or human hair and follow the appropriate care instructions below.

SYNTHETIC WIGS:

  1. Gently brush the wig thoroughly with a wig brush.
  2. Add one tablespoon of wig shampoo to a sink filled with cold water.
  3. Immerse wig for one minute and agitate gently. Do not rub.
  4. Rinse the wig gently in cold clear water twice or until thoroughly rinsed.
  5. Blot the wig gently with a towel. Do not squeeze or wring.
  6. Apply conditioning spray very lightly over wig, spraying 10-12 inches from the wig.
  7. Allow the wig to air dry on a slender object like a can of hairspray or a shampoo bottle covered with a hand towel.  Styrofoam heads may stretch the cap.
  8. Do not use a hair dryer. Air dry only.  You may gently style the wig with your fingertips.
  9. Brush wig only when completely dry. Do not allow the wig to dry in direct sunlight.

HUMAN HAIR WIGS:

To achieve a natural appearance and unique color variations, all human hair wigs are chemically processed.  To give your wig the longest life, it is very important to use sulfate-free hair care products that are specifically made for chemically processed hair.  To wash your human hair wig, follow these steps:

  1. Detangle the wig using a wig brush or comb.  Start at the ends and work upwards to the base of the cap.
  2. Rinse the wig in cold water, with the water flowing in the same direction of the hair to avoid tangling.  Do not soak your human hair wig in a basin.  This will cause the hair to tangle and mat together.
  3. Using your fingertips and phosphate free shampoo specifically for human hair wigs, distribute the shampoo evenly throughout the hair.
  4. Rinse with cold water to remove shampoo.  Rinse so that the water is flowing in the same direction as the hair.
  5. Remove excess water by gently patting with a towel. Do not wring or squeeze.
  6. Condition the wig with wig conditioner, using your fingertips to distribute the conditioner evenly throughout the hair.
  7. Remove the conditioner by rinsing with cold water.  To remove excess water, pat gently with a soft towel.  Do not squeeze or wring.  Allow the wig to air dry on a folding wig stand or a tall can of hairspray.

Charmaine

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Hot Summer Highlights

Spice up hot summer days by adding a touch of sun-kissed highlights to your hairstyle. Multi-tone hair color will make you look hot and sexy!

Whether you want to add a few subtle highlights to your look or some seriously vibrant streaks, we have the highlighted wig style that works best for you!

Vibrant hues like fiery red, pink, purple, orange and blue will create an eye-popping, bold image.

Shop our amazing selection of highlighted wigs today!

Charmaine

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Top 3 Best Summer Hairstyles of 2014

1. Sleek Pixie

Closely shorn at the nape, and a bit longer on top with tempting texture. Get the look with the short, modern Makayla Wig by Especially Yours®.

2. Layered Bob

A modern jaw-level cut with voluminous layers. Get the look with the sweet, sophisticated Big Wave Bob Lace Front Wig by Sherri Shepherd™ LUXHAIR™.

3. Modern Pageboy

Chin-grazing pageboy offers cool confidence. Get the look with FX-Zeza Wig by Motown Tress™ – a true customer favorite.

Did you know?

Many wig styles, especially shorter ones like these, need only a good shake and they’re ready to wear. Welcome to carefree summertime style!

Charmaine

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Sherri Shepherd Debuts New Look!

Being newly single has never looked so good! Sherri Shepherd rocks a hot new pixie style as she puts her marriage troubles behind her.

Check out this article from dailymail.co.uk and then get Sherri’s new look with the Textured Pixie Wig by Sherri Shepherd™ LUXHAIR™!

Charmaine

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Nicki Minaj Shows that Sexy and Natural Really DO Mix

The 2014 BET Awards – the annual event that features performances and awards for the top artists in R&B, pop, hip-hop and rap – were held on Sunday, June 29th in Los Angeles, California.

And, although I failed to watch the entire televised show – which was nearly 4 hours long! – I did check out some gorgeous photos of Nicki Minaj at the event.

This year’s winner for Best Female Hip Hot Artist looked absolutely ravishing in subdued, natural makeup, a classic yet curve-loving dress, and long, wavy locks with a center part!

Could it be that her days of psychedelic makeup, crazy wigs and colorful ‘do’s are over?

Get her beautiful, natural BET Awards look today with the 18” Indian Remy Loose Deep Human Hair Weave by Sensual Collection® at EspeciallyYours.com!

Charmaine

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Pairing Sunglasses with Wig Styles

Summer is here, the sun is shining and – if you didn’t already know – today is National Sunglasses Day. Celebrate by wearing your favorite shades to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, hide yourself from your adoring fans or simply make a fashion statement!

Looking for a sassy new wig to pair up with your stylish sunglasses? Make sure you choose an open ear tab wig – they are ideal for eye glass wearers and we have nearly 40 open ear tab wig styles to choose from!

Here are a few of my favorite styles… maybe they’ll be your favorites too!

Sade Wig by Especially Yours®

Tabetha Wig by Foxy Lady™

Sassy Wig by Soul Tress®

Stay Sunny!

Charmaine

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Audra McDonald Makes Broadway History

A big congratulations to Audra McDonald who won her record sixth Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at this year’s Tony Awards!

Channel her Hollywood glam look by pairing the F Dome by Foxy Silver with the Chiffon Flower Hair Pin!

All the best!

Serena

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Choose Your Wig Color

Choose your color…

BLONDE AMBITION

● The fairer your skin, the more blonde (even platinum) you can boldly go

● Strawberry blonde loves warm skin tones and plays up peach complexions

RED ALERT

● Women with cool, pinkish skin tones and a lot of confidence wear it best

● Haute red and bright copper hues look fabulous on those with fair skin

BOLD BRUNETTE

● Honey-brown hues are flattering to most skin tones and eye colors

● Golden caramel and copper shades work best with warm skin tones

GRAY MATTERS

● Lighter silvers add shimmer and shine; deep tones create drama

● Women today embrace going gray and consider it to be liberating

We’re not satisfied until you absolutely love your color!

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Order your FREE COLOR SWATCHES today

All the best!

Serena

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Unforgettable Jewelry. Unbelievable Prices.

Especially Yours offers famous brand name designer wigs from Wendy Williams, Vivica Fox and women’s apparel by Verucci by Chancelle and Lily and Taylor. But did you also know that we have some amazing jewelry pieces that help you accessorize those designer items? Try sparkling chandelier earrings with a short, sassy wig style or a bold statement necklace to complement your favorite little black dress. Shop today!

All the best!

Serena

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