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Friday, July 17, 2015

HOW TO WASH A WIG, EXTENSION, OR HAIRPIECE

Washing a wig, extension, or hairpiece can be as easy as 1,2,3! However, most wearers are slightly hesitant to begin the washing process, thinking they might ruin their piece in one way or another. Have no fear! Lynne's Wig Boutique is here for you to help walk you through the process and are certainly happy to answer any questions you might have.


In truth, washing your wig, extension, or hairpiece is actually a critical part of the maintenance process. This step is needed to keep your wig smelling fresh and clean, while also looking hydrated and healthy. It is recommended to wash a synthetic piece once every 15 - 30 days. No too bad! In reality, washing this piece once or twice a month will seem so blissful compared to maintenance process of taking care of your natural hair.


Before we jump into the process, I wanted to share my spiel about products. With synthetic pieces being of a completely different fiber and source than your natural human hair - it is so important to use synthetic products on synthetic pieces. Products formulated for human hair have active ingredients that work with the natural proteins and oils that our bodies produce. These human hair products are amazing and work great for the hair that they are suited for (aka human hair); however, the active ingredients tend to react differently on synthetic fibers, causing the fiber to be "coated" with a thick, textured, and unwanted barrier. More so, after continual use, these human hair products will begin to create a build-up at the base of your wig, extension, or hairpiece. Having this build-up sit on the hand-tied or machine sew cap can cause the stitching to loosen and the wearer to be unhappy. 


On the plus side, synthetic products are a fraction of the cost of human hair products and easy to obtain! An average synthetic shampoo and/or conditioner will be anywhere from $10-$16 each, around 8-8.5 fluid ounces, and will last you 1-2 years. Only a 1 tablespoon worth of product is needed with each washing, which leads to the incredible longevity of these products.




Let's Begin the Washing Process:




1. Fill a sink basin with luke-warm water
2. Pour 1 TBS of synthetic shampoo into the water - mix with hand
3. Immerse wig in soapy water - let the piece sit for 10-15 minutes

4. Pick your piece up out of the basin, allowing the soapy water to fully run through
5. Dip your piece in the soapy water again and repeat steps 4-5 a few times.
6. Drain sink
7. Hold piece under the sink faucet, allowing the clean water to run through the entire piece - continue rinsing until ALL soap bubbles are eliminated
8. Gently ring out piece
9 Wrap piece in a towel, gently blotting to remove the majority of water
10. Spray piece with a leave-in conditioner
11. Set piece on a wig stand with an open base to air dry - dry time will vary depending on length
12. After piece is fully dry, brush with a wide tooth comb


We here at Lynne's Wig Boutique sell all the products and stands needed for washing your wig, extension, or hairpiece - that way you are able to confidently care of you piece on your own. Additionally, we are able to wash, deep condition, repair, and/or style your wig for you if you would like to drop off your piece at our shop. This service is convenient and hassle free for the wearer.




Best of luck washing your wig, extension, or hairpiece! Call if there are any questions!



www.lynneswigboutique.com
801-763-1693





Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Chemobeanies Back In Stock!

Summer time is here and lightweight soft hats are a must! We are always trying to keep a good stock of scarves for chemotherapy patients. Check out all the fun new Chemobeanie colors available in stock now!





















We love these fun summer scarves available at Lynne's Wig Boutique

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Summer Hats in Stock

New Summer hats arriving weekly! Come in and get a lightweight, cool cap to help you survive the summer heat. 
















Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Comic Con Cosplay Costume Ideas

Lynne's Wig Boutique carries a large supply of budget and costume wigs at an affordable price. Our costume wigs are high quality and will last you through many different costumes! Here are a few costume ideas for the upcoming Comic Con! Will be in Salt Lake April 18, 19, 20 at Salt Palace!

Get long dark locks to complete your Catwoman Costume.
Catwoman Costume Idea ~ Wig Cost $65.00
Long light blonde hair is your ticket to being Lady Thor.
Lady Thor Costume Idea ~ Wig Cost $30.00
Be poisonous with your wavy red hair!
Poison Ivy Costume Idea ~ Wig Cost $55.00
Purple hair makes the perfect Raven costume.
Raven Costume Idea ~ Wig Cost $33.00
Be the perfect Starfire with this long red hair.
Starfire Costume Idea ~ Wig Cost $65.00
Every Wonderwoman needs long dark hair.
Wonderwoman Costume Idea ~ Wig Cost $65.00
Be the perfect Black Widow with curly tendrils. 
Black Widow Costume Idea ~ Wig Cost $55.00


Not seeing the perfect wig to complete your costume? Stop in to Lynne's Wig Boutique we carry a large variety of costume wigs for your Comic Con character. Let us help you with your hair needs!
Looking for a last minute costume? No problem, we carry many costume wigs in stock year round!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Comic Con 2014: Get Ready, Salt Lake!




Last September, in Salt Lake City, over 70,000 individuals poured into the Salt Palace wearing the brightest, boldest, most fantastical, and intricate costumes your eyes have ever had the pleasure absorbing! In case you didn't get the memo, this event was the first ever Salt Lake City Comic Con! At Lynne's Wig Boutique, we helped you achieve your ultimate cosplay fantasies. We have the best quality and selection in the state--and this year, we are ready to put you in a wig that is certain to hold up for all 5 days of Comic Con fun in 2014!







Comic Con originated in San Diegeo, CA in 1970 and over the years has brought together a variety of individuals to celebrate their favorite comic books, anime, video games, films, etc. 



One of the most noteworthy things about Comic Con, the cosplaying! Cosplaying provides an opportunity to wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea prevalent in comic books, video games, anime, films, etc.






This year there are two opportunities to participate in Comic Con:
  • The Comic Con FanXperience April 17th-21st, 2014. This year, the Comic Con FanXperience opens the door to even wider range of people, welcoming those who also want to celebrate their love of sports, wrestling, music, and live entertainment.
  • The Salt Lake Comic Con September 4th-6th, 2014


The clock is ticking! Be prepared for this year's Comic Con events ahead of time. Need some inspiration? Check out these images from Comic Cons past.

For additional Information:
Official Salt Lake City Comic Con Page










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