What are the wigs made of?
A wig is made of laces. Laces are artificial hairs weaved into threads. Normally hair is meassured in meter, which creates the basic of all hair pieces and wigs. Laces can be ordered hand and machine manufactured.
The laces are sewn onto a wig cap. The more laces are used, the denser the hair of the wig is. The cap can be ajusted in size by plugging the little hooks on straps at the left and right of the neck area into the loop of the hair net. The cap will be fastened, making it fit onto almost every head.
You can see good quality wig by the so called scalp imitation. The wig looks more natural with it and you can't see the hair net through it.
Are there differences in sizes?
No, wigs have a single size. But thanks to the size-ajustable wig cap, there is no problem acustoming it to your head.
Are wigs for women only?
No. Everyone can wear them.
What is Kanekalon?
Our wigs are made of plastic hair monofilament Kanekalon fabrics. Plastikhaar has it's very own artificial hair brand and imports it directily from Asia. The artificial hair is weaved in Japan, any further processing is made in Korea or China. The name derives from the producer of the fabric: Kaneka Corporation in Japan.
This hair fabric's special feature is it's high heat resistance up to 120°C (248 F).
Can you dye wigs?
No. Natural hair connects the cosmetic colorants to certain amino acids and while bleaching the hair pigments oxidize. The wig is made of plastic fabrics, which can't be colored.
However you can "paint" bright wigs. Theere are several tutorials on the internet that show the process in detail. A mixture of Copic ink and alcohol is often used, as the wig keeps it better than other methods.
Only use color hair spray when you want to style your wig. The hair spray lets the fabric harden just like hair lacquer and only covers the upper layer.
Also a wig completely covered by it doesn't look good. Period.
How do I get curls into my wig?
Simple: Wrap single strands of hair around a hair roller ( permanent wave roller or toiletpaper rolls wrapped in aluminium foil might also do the trick. The result may vary from method to method). Pour hot water onto your wig, let it cool down and dry, unwrap it, style it, finished!
We have 5 "how to do" wig videos for you. We tell you how to correctly put on the wig and brush it as well as some easy styling hints. Have fun watching!
Hints for long hair wigs:
Long hair fastens with knots pretty fast.
Sadly there is no way or applicable panacea to avoid it. But we recommend using satin ties to hold the hair together while moving around. For photos and poses quickly remove them.
The hairs tend to knot faster when rubbing against clothes, or even worse backpacks or handbags.
Brush your wig frequently on every convention day. Do not use brushes that charge statically or you will simply increase the chaos!
While brushing, be patient and careful. Don't pull too hard!
There are special wig conditioner to soften and smoothen the artificial hair. Knots can be brushed out more easily that way.
There is something we observe quite often: worn wigs are taken off carelessly and squashed into a bag. Don't be surprised about the mob of hair when you look into it three months later!
Store and care for your wigs accordingly and you will have longlasting fun with them!
Still there is no conditioner, which is able to fix your wig, if it turned into a giant ball of hair. You really wish to prevent that from happening!
We can't exchange knotted wigs that were obviously handled incorrectly.
It is no production error if long hair fastens with knots.