There are two
types of hair that may be used for making wigs for a black women
or hairpieces for black men. You use either Human Hair or Synthetic
All virgin human
hair is pretty much equal, however, how virgin hair is processed
basically determines which should be used for making a wig or
hair piece. All human hair is processed to one degree or another,
however, when processed to completely remove the cuticle weakens
the hair shaft and causes the hair to break more easily.
hair to make a wig or hair piece for a black man or women, or
African American person, choosing an ethnically naturally dark
hair is recommended. You can use black (Afro) human hair from
a Black person, African American, Italian, Hispanic, Asian,
or European people. Just be sure not to use hair from people
who have naturally lighter colored hair, such as a blonde Norwegian
or Swedish person.
It is also important
to try finding a hair supply that closely matches the hair texture
desired for the wig or hair piece be creating. Normally, it
is not a problem finding human hair that is straight or light
wavy, however, finding curly hair is sometimes a problem. The
reason for this is because some suppliers may not have naturally
curly human hair in the color you are looking for and they will
restyle (perm) the hair to be straight, light wavy, or curly
just to complete a customers order.
hair that has been curled is okay, however, it is commonly known
that permed hair does not hold a set permanently and ultimately
needs to curled over and over again.
There are to types
of Synthetic Hair now available from Wig Supply Stores. The
original synthetic hair is heat sensitive while the new synthetic
fiber is not heat sensitive.
Both types of synthetic hair
are man-made fibers and they are available in all natural colors
resembling the human hair colors. Therefore, finding a color
to match a black man's or black women's, or an African American's
hair is not a problem.
hair, when manufactured, synthetic hair is always made in a
straight texture. In order to make a wig or hair piece with
light wavy, wavy, curly, kinky, or Afro hair; restyling the
factory-made synthetic hair will be necessary. Restyling straight
synthetic hair is not difficult, however, how this is done is
very important in order not to damage or friz the fiber.
Using a hot blow
dryer or a hot curling iron to restyle original heat-sensitive
synthetic hair is NOT RECOMMENDED. The proper way of restyling
synthetic hair is using hot steam. Professional hairstylists
and wig salons use a large commercial hair steamer to style
synthetic hair pieces and wigs, however, a smaller hand-held
hair steamer is available from
Instructions for both Heat Sensitive and Non Heat-Sensitive
Use a hot blow dryer or hot curling iron to restyle a non
It is recommended
to use only a professional hair cutting scissors when cutting
Sensitive and Non Heat-Sensitive synthetic hair.
Hair Care for
both Heat Sensitive and Non Heat-Sensitive synthetic hair.
a quality oil moisturizer hair lotion is recommended.
untangle hair from ends to roots before washing.
wash with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo.
by washing with a quality conditioner treatment.
not roll or rub hair together during washing or conditioning.
squeeze out excess water and pat dry using a towel.
hair is complete dry, comb and style as desired.
not use a blow dryer or apply heat over adhesive or bonded
dryer may be used after shampooing and hair is completely
dryer approximately 4 inches away from hair while in use.)
Hot Curling Iron on Non Heat-Sensitive Synthetic
hot curling iron may be used for restyling Non Heat-Sensitive
Synthetic Hair only after hair is completely dry.
of the hot iron should not exceed 130� C. Damage to hair
may result with 130� C temperature is exceeded.
Do not use
any hair care products on hair when using a hot curling
It is highly
recommended to use a electric hot curling iron to curl Non
Heat-Sensitive Synthetic Hair.
curling using a hot iron, it is recommended to vent hair
end to eliminate frizzing.a