Friday, October 21, 2016

Why Black Women Are Losing Their Hair (A Recommendation)

Why (Black) Women Are Losing Their Hair

Hair loss is reaching epidemic numbers.  Millions of women and men suffer from hair thinning and balding.  

Even prior to my training in Trichology as a stylist, I noticed that more and more of prospective clients were calling for help because they could no longer conceal their hair loss.

This was the start of my unquenchable desire to learn as much as I could about why women are losing their hair.  Trichology certification (at that time) seemed like an impossible feat, so i started learning about the causations of losing hair with a book.

This is a recent photo of me holding up one of the best resources I used early on before my Trichology practice.  Yes, I am surprised that the book cover is still in tact, LOL! :-) Recently, I had a conversation with a stylist who was inquiring on some basic symptoms one of her clients was having with her hair.  I started asking questions and relating them to the structure of the hair shaft, the hair growth cycle and some prelimary information about what was causing the Trichorrhexis Nodosa (or hair breakage).

She was impressed, I was flattered; however, I remember how I learned the basics of hair and the causations of hair loss with a book I purchased and studied sooo long ago.  This book was so impressionable that I have even shared it with some of my more savy clients who wanted to be in partnership with me on their journey to regain their hair.  It can be appreciated by both the professional stylist and the client.

This book has been in my (arsenal) library for close to two decades and I highly recommend it.  If you are interested learning more about the book, check here: Why Black Women Are Losing Their Hair

As always, wishing you the best.  What do you have to lose but more hair!
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Monday, October 17, 2016

The Four (4) C's of Wig Selection

If you are new to wigs and need help in deciding on which one is best suited for you, let me introduce you to the Four (4) C’s of choosing commercial hair. Like selecting a diamond, choosing a wig requires some understanding and appreciation for details.
In my world, diamonds are a girl’s best friend and so are wigs and I understand and appreciate both :-) :
1 CUT – Choose a flattering cut and style
2 CAP (size) – Determine the correct size wig for a comfortable fit. 95% of clients can wear average (stock) size; however, there are those who require a petite or large size.
3 COMPOSITION – Determine whether Human hair or Synthetic hair is the right choice for you. There are pros and cons to both.
4 COLOR – Always conduct a color consultation to determine the most complimentary color for your client.
And if I were to suggest another “C” make sure to properly CARE and maintain your wigs.

Monday, September 12, 2016

How To Apply

Purchasing a Wig

Measure your head (Click here for measurements). Take the following measurements: circumference of head (which measures around the hairline), front to nape, from ear to ear across the forehead, from ear to ear over the top of the head, temple to temple around the back of the head, and across the nape of the neck.
Step 2
Use these measurements when purchasing the lace wig. Depending on your measurement, you can decide if you can use a stock wig or if you need to purchase a custom wig. This is very important for a realistic looking wig with a tight hold. 

Step 3
Shop for wigs in person to ensure that you are getting good quality. After you have educated yourself on what to expect in a wig and what to ask for, you may decide to purchase your lace wig online. A good wig can cost anywhere from $250 - $1,000.
Preparing the Lace Wig
Step 1
Cut the excess lace off the wig leaving about ¼ inch of lace around the hairline. Take your time and do this very carefully so as not to remove too much or too little lace.

Step 2
Turn the wig inside out and spray the inside of the cap with a knot sealer, such as Seal the Knots, then blow-dry the lace wig to seal the knots. Repeat this process 3 times. This will extend the life of your wig.

Step 3
Pre-fit the wig on your head to determine where it will lay on your head.

Step 4Braid the hair on the head in cornrows to have the hair lie flat on the head.

Step 5Trim the hairline around the head to remove hairline hair. This should be done with a clipper or razor so that the wig is applied to a smooth hairless surface (optional).

Step 6Apply alcohol around the hairline to remove any natural oils from your skin.

Applying the Lace Wig
Step 1

Apply adhesives around the front of the hairline using the adhesive applicator. Using the adhesive application brush, smooth out hair around the front of the hairline. Allow this adhesive to dry for 7 to 10 minutes before proceeding. Depending upon the glue you may want to apply the wig on 1/4 of your head at a time.
Step 2
When the glue for the first section is dry, apply the wig to that area starting at the center of the forehead and then working to the right and the left. Stick the wig to the glue 1 inch at a time. 

Step 3
As you place the edge of the wig in the glue, rub your finger in a circular motion to make the wig stick and give the appearance of baby hair coming from the scalp, which will make the wig look more natural.
Step 4
Proceed to the sides of the head and back hairlines in the same manner, after the front of the wig is applied. Repeat Steps 1 - 3 until the entire head is completed.

Step 5Trim and style the wig as needed. Treat your wig as you would your own hair, covering it at night before you go to bed and following manufacturing instructions for care.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Hair Club

                                          Hair Club

What is a hair club?  A hair club is one option that many people consider when they decide to take action or deal with their hair loss.  These hair clubs have gained much popularity due to their numerous advertisements, television infomercials, magazine and internet ads.
This option is usually a very expensive and time consuming choice.
Once you commit to a hair club you are signing up for a long-term service with both up-front and on-going expenses.  The best option is to purchase your very own hair unit directly.  When you purchase your own hair unit, you can take care of your hair needs personally in the comfort of your own home.
The majority of hair clubs require that you sign a contract.  Once you are a member of a hair club, you are obligated to rely on them for all of your hair care services.  As the owner of your own hair unit, you are no longer committed to making expensive appointments for maintenance.  You can maintain your personal hair needs on your own, anytime!

At Trinity Lace Wigs, we do not have contracts.  If you already own a hair unit, provide us the information to duplicate your unit at a fraction of the cost.  If you don' not worry; we are here to assist you in choosing the right unit for you.   No matter who you are we can help.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Wiggin’ It For Fun

Wigs can be an essential part of any healthy hair regimen. Many women wear them when they need to give their hair a break from manipulation and over-styling, or during extended periods of extreme weather that can cause their hair to dry out. Wigs and extensions are part of their arsenal of protective styles, but in order to reap the full benefits of wearing them, they should steer clear of the following unhealthy practices.
Wearing them too long
Yes, we get it - wigs are very convenient! Many women love the fact that they can wake up with bed head and 5 minutes later walk out the door with hair on fleek. Wigs save time, but if worn extensively they can actually become damaging from neglecting the health of your actual hair. Wearing wigs doesn’t mean you should neglect your natural tresses. Give your hair a break from wigs about every three weeks.
Medical Grade Adhesives/Tapes
Wigs can be an amazing alternative and protective style. However, attaching wigs directly to a healthy hairline is a recipe for disaster and actually defeats the purpose of protective styling. Adhesives can tear your hair out from the roots or cause damage at the shaft. To avoid this, use glue-less wigs that you can easily attach on and off seamlessly matching your hairline.
Remind your clients to be responsible when wearing wigs as an alternative or protective style.  If they aren’t suffering from any hair loss issues, you want to ensure they never will.  Have fun, wiggin’ out! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Trinity Lace Wigs' FAQ(s) - Part 2

8. What is the difference between Swiss and French Lace?
Each lace wig unit is constructed from either French or Swiss Lace. French Lace is more durable and may last better over time. It is less detectable and not as delicate as the Swiss Lace. Swiss Lace is slightly less detectable than the French Lace. With this being said, it is also less durable and easier to rip. TrinityLacewigs.Com stock lace wig units come constructed from French Lace. However, those skilled at the application of lace wig units sometime prefer the Swiss Lace. We recommend the use of French Lace for beginners and those who may not be comfortable with the delicate nature of the Swiss Lace.
9. How do I apply my lace wig?
TrinityLacewigs.Com units are applied with a special adhesive or tape that is safe for human skin. The adhesive secures the hair unit along the hairline. The adhesive disappears into the lace front and creates the illusion of hair growing directly out of your scalp. The adhesive IS NOT used directly on the hair. You may also purchase heavy duty adhesives or tape tabs to secure your wigs. We sell the highest quality adhesive on our website. The lace wig units are easy to attach. Your unit will come with FREE instructions on how to apply and care for your unit. We accept no responsibility for the manner in which this product is applied, used or misused.
***If this is your first time using a TrinityLacewigs.Com unit, we recommend you purchase both the adhesive and remover at the time the wig is purchased.
10. How long will the adhesive hold?
The average hold time is 1 to 6 weeks. This may vary depending on your skin type - the adhesive will not last as long on oily skin. There are several types of adhesives to choose from. If you exercise regularly or will be swimming in your lace wig unit, you may want a more durable adhesive. A Maximum Hold adhesive provides a 3 to 6 week hold. Regular hold adhesives are normally daily wear adhesives which provide a 2 to 10 day hold. These adhesive would be recommended for touch-ups. Consider your need carefully before selecting an adhesive. Choose a wig adhesive remover that works with nearly all hair adhesives. Check out our link toAdhesives/Supplies.
11. I am very active, can a lace wig be worn while swimming or exercising?
Your TrinityLacewigs.Com unit can be worn like your natural hair. You can engage in all your normal activities including swimming and exercising while wearing your wig. You should wait a minimum of 24 hours after application before allowing the hair to become wet.

12. Can my hair replacement unit be parted?
Yes, your TrinityLacewigs.Com unit is constructed as a full lace unit and made with a "freestyle part" which allows the wig to be parted anywhere. However, a front lace unit only offers frontal parting where the lace is constructed.
13. How long will my wig last?
With proper care and maintenance, your TrinityLacewigs.Com unit may last up to two to five years.  You will receive instructions on lace wig care with your purchase.
14. Can I return an item for a refund?
NO REFUNDS!! NO EXCEPTIONS. SEE POLICY INFORMATION REGARDING EXCHANGE POLICY. Due to the personal nature of the product, we must adhere to a strict policy on returns and exchanges. This is a necessary health precaution.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Trinity Lace Wigs' FAQ(s) - Part 1

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can wear TLC front or full lace units?
TrinityLacewigs.Com (TLC) units can be worn by anyone, both young and old, male or female. Our clients include those with hereditary hair loss or medical conditions resulting in hair loss and find TrinityLacewigs.Com units a good choice. Like many high profile celebrities, many people elect to wear lace wig units to change their style. We offer many styles and colors and our wigs can be worn without making changes to your natural tresses.

2. Can anyone tell if I'm wearing a lace wig?
Once you apply our hair unit, it will create a flawless hairline making it virtually undetectable. The wig is glued and or taped to the outside perimeter of your head and blends into your natural hairline for an undetectable and natural looking finish.
3. I'm not very good with hair, can I style it myself?
You can style TrinityLacewigs.Com units just like your natural hair. You can wash it, set it, blow-dry it, hot curl it, flat iron, etc. Our wig units are designed to blend along the hairline - front and back. You can wear your wig in a ponytail or any other up-do style. If you don't feel comfortable in styling it yourself, take it to your licensed cosmetologist for styling, just like you would your own hair.
4. How do I find the right size wig for me?
It is easy. Check out our link to measurements, you will see our picture illustrations showing the correct way to take head measurements. You can do it yourself or have someone assist you. Your wig will be made to your exact specifications. If your head measurements are not accurate, you might experience problems with the fit. We recommend you have a friend help you with your head measurements. Measure your head at least three (3) times to make sure you have the measurements right. Our stock lace wigs come in a medium cap size. However, if you have a custom order placed, those measurements will be needed in order to make your very own TrinityLacewigs.Com unit.
5. What are Baby Hairs?
Baby hair is the fine hair that grows naturally along the hairline. You may custom order your TrinityLacewigs.Com unit with or without this option. The fine baby hair along the hairline gives an even more natural look.
6. What are bleached knots?
Bleaching knots is a technique. Each strand of hair is hand-tied into the lace at the base of the cap as it is constructed. The bleaching technique bleaches the knot out, making it a shade or two lighter. This allows for a more realistic appearance, as though the hairs are growing directly from the scalp. This technique is highly recommended when choosing a dark hair color.
7. I love highlighted hair, especially in the summer, can I get that, too?
You may order your TrinityLacewigs.Com unit with or without highlighted colors. The amount of highlight can be selected as an option. The highlight color mix option allows you to select the amount of highlight color in the hair. You will be asked to select a color. The base color is the prominent color. Highlight colors are usually lighter colors. For example: Regular streaked highlights are a blend of 70% base color with 30% streaked highlights. The darker base color is prominent with highlights of color throughout the unit. This color blend works well if you want to keep the darker tones in the hair. However, two equally (50%-50%) blended colors with one of the colors being a much lighter color will result in an overall change in the color of the hairpiece. Off Black and Light Auburn in equal amounts fully blended will result in a Medium Auburn color. The Off Black, though still there, will not be easy to see.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Hair Loss (Part 2)

What is Trichotillomania?

It is officially classified as an impulse control disorder, along the lines of pyromania, kleptomania, and pathologic gambling.

What are the Symptoms of Trichotillomania?
  • Recurrent pulling out of your own hair resulting in noticeable hair loss.
  • An increasing sense of tension immediately before pulling out the hair or when resisting the behavior.
  • Pleasure, gratification, or relief when pulling out the hair.
The disturbance is not accounted for by another mental disorder and is not due to a general medical condition (i.e., dermatological condition). The disturbance causes significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. Depression also frequently occurs in individuals with this illness. There may be a direct neuro-biochemical relationship and/or be secondary to the chronic demoralization and low self esteem hair-pulling can bring.

What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata (al-oh-PEE-shah air-ee-AH-tah) is a highly unpredictable, autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. This common but very challenging and capricious disease affects approximately 1.7 percent of the population overall, including more than 4.7 million people in the United States alone.
Due to the fact that much of the public is still not familiar with alopecia areata, the disease can have a profound impact on one's life and functional status, both at work and at school. In alopecia areata, the affected hair follicles are mistakenly attacked by a person's own immune system (white blood cells), resulting in the arrest of the hair growth stage. Alopecia areata usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth bald patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis).
Alopecia areata occurs in males and females of all ages and races; however, onset most often begins in childhood and can be psychologically devastating. Although not life-threatening, alopecia areata is most certainly life-altering, and its sudden onset, recurrent episodes, and unpredictable course have a profound psychological impact on the lives of those disrupted by this disease. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Hair Loss (Part 1)

Losing your hair can be unpleasant and difficult to cope with.  Your best defense on how to deal with these side effects which are causing your hair loss is consulting your medical health team. It may also be difficult to cope with your personal reaction to hair loss. After all, you have lived with your hair for a long time. It is a part of who you are. Now, your hair loss will be a visible sign that something is happening to you. How do you explain it? Do you have to explain it at all? And how will you react to the change in your self -image as a result of hair loss? Dealing with these questions is a challenge to most people. It is a challenge you can now face, and face confidently. For one thing, you know in advance that the hair loss is likely to happen. And you know why. You will not have to explain your hair loss when you plan in advance to do something about it. Take care of this as soon as possible, before the hair loss occurs. Considering hair prostheses or wigs now will allow you to make adjustments to it on your own terms, not when you do not have the choice. It will make the transition easier.

Hair Loss due to Chemotherapy:
Hair loss (alopecia) is a common side effect of chemotherapy, but not all drugs cause hair loss. Your doctor can tell you if hair loss might occur with the drug or drugs you are taking. When hair loss does occur, the hair may become thinner or fall out entirely. Hair loss can occur on all parts of the body, including the head, face, arms and legs, underarms, and pubic area. The natural hair usually grows back after the treatments are over. Some people even start to get their hair back while they are still having treatments. Sometimes, hair may grow back a different color or texture. Hair loss is not always immediate. It may begin several weeks after the first treatment or after a few treatments. Many people say their head becomes sensitive before losing hair. Hair may fall out gradually or in clumps. Any hair that is still growing may become dull and dry.

How can I care for my scalp and hair during chemotherapy?
  • Use a mild shampoo.
  • Use a soft hair brush.
  • Use low heat when drying your hair.
  • Have your hair cut short. A shorter style will make your hair look thicker and fuller. It also will make hair loss easier to manage if it occurs.
  • Use a sun screen, sun block, hat, or scarf to protect your scalp from the sun if you lose hair on your head.
  • Avoid brush rollers to set your hair.
  • Avoid applying dyes, perms, or relaxers to your hair.

Some people who lose all or most of their hair choose to wear turbans, scarves, caps, wigs, or hair pieces. Others leave their head uncovered. Still others switch back and forth, depending on whether they are in public or at home with friends and family members. There are no "right" or "wrong" choices; do whatever feels comfortable for you. If you choose to cover your head, purchase your wig or hairpiece before you lose a lot of hair. That way, you can match your current hair style and color. You may be able to buy a wig or hairpiece at a specialty salon just for cancer patients. You also can buy a wig or hair piece by contacting us, TrinityLacewigs.Com, online at or by phone at 210-858-8554. Take your full lace wig to your hairdresser for styling and cutting to frame your face.

Some health insurance policies cover the cost of a hairpiece needed because of cancer treatment. It is also a tax-deductible expense. Be sure to check your policy and ask your doctor for a "prescription." Please see the Medical and Insurance Claims information within our blog for more information. Losing hair from your head, face, or body can be hard to accept. Feeling angry or depressed is common and perfectly understandable. At the same time, keep in mind that it is a temporary side effect. Talking about your feelings can help. If possible, share your thoughts with someone who has had a similar experience.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Why Trinity Lace Wigs

A TrinityLacewig.Com (TLC) unit is a state-of-the-art solution and the finest quality in hair replacement systems because it offers the patient facing medically-related hair loss so many positive benefits:
  • It is undetectable from inches away.
  • The base is so lightweight it allows the scalp to breathe.
  • Lightly ventilated and does not have excessive amounts of hair.
  • It has a natural-looking hairline using a single knotting system.
  • A TrinityLacewig.Com lace wig unit is no more challenging to maintain than your own hair before hair loss.
  • With our lace wig units, you don’t have to wear bangs.
  • TrinityLacewigs.Com will bleach the knots (unless specified otherwise).
  • You can sleep, swim, or dance the night away in an emotionally-uplifting TrinityLacewigs.Com lace wig unit.
  • You will have no fear that the lace wig unit will come off accidentally.
How does a TrinityLacewig.Com lace wig unit compare to a conventional wig?
  • There are many important differences between our hair replacement units and a wig. A lace wig from TrinityLacewig.Com unit is customized for a woman during an emotionally stressful time of her life while she is undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation.
  • Depression in women can result from wearing uncomfortable and unnatural-looking wigs.
Conventional Wigs can be:
  • Heavy & Cumbersome
  • Unnatural Appearance
  • Not Personalized
  • Too Much Hair
  • Too Hot
  • Improper Fit
A TrinityLacewig.Com lace wig unit can allow a woman the opportunity of maintaining her pre-treatment appearance and hairstyle. It can be difficult for a woman to cope with the challenges of wearing a mass-produced wig on a daily basis. A TrinityLacewig.Com lace wig unit is created for a woman with emphasis on the front hairline so that it looks totally natural. When the patient looks in the mirror and sees only a wig, it is not therapeutic for the recovery process.

Because our hair replacement units looks realistic, it feels real to a woman during the treatment process. While it is a temporary solution, a mass-produced wig only adds emotional insecurity to an already difficult medical challenge and is depressing. A comfortable, lightweight, TrinityLacewig.Com lace wig unit is no more challenging for a woman to maintain than maintaining her own hair before it was lost due to illness, alopecia, or cancer/radiation treatment.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Care Tips (Part 2)

Tips for Combing:
  • Always, be gentle when combing your lace wig unit. Although they are constructed with 100% Indian Remy Human Hair, pulling and tugging may loosen hair from the lace base of the unit.
  • Brush or comb the lace wig unit gently; when styling, use a professional wig brush or a wide tooth comb to combat tangles and matting.
  • Take precautions not to excessively comb and brush your unit to deter excess shedding of the unit, some shedding is normal; just like natural tresses.
  • Wet hair is at its most fragile state--be careful when handling wet hair.
Permanent/Semi-Permanent Hair Coloring:
  • If you want to change or enhance the color of your lace wig unit, it can be done.
  • We recommend having all hair coloring services be performed by a coloring specialist or hair care professional.
  • Be advised that the cuticle in the hair shaft can be easily over-processed if the coloring services are done incorrectly. Permanent Hair Colors have the potential to have a drying effect on hair; we recommend using a color rinse or semi-permanent color to change or enhance the color of your lace wig unit.

How to Avoid Tangles/Matting:
  • Proper care and maintenance should be utilized to avoid tangles and matting. However, if your hair does tangle, it is imperative that you attend to it immediately.
  • Styling products with high alcohol content may cause tangles and matting, i.e- spritz, hair spray, gels, etc.

  • Applying a lace wig unit should not keep you from continuing an active lifestyle. Instead it just may add to your social calendar because of the added confidence that may come with it.
  • If you swim, please take the same precautions with your lace wig unit that you would with your natural tresses. The chlorine and other chemicals used to treat swimming pools are very damaging to hair. That includes salt and lake water also.
  • After swimming, immediately rinse. Follow your initial rinse with a treatment shampoo; we recommend Nexxus Aloe Rid Shampoo. Lastly, to condition and treat the hair, use a deep penetrating conditioner; we recommend Keracare Humecto Creme Conditioner.
Remember, we are here for you. Best Wishes! Enjoy your new TrinityLacewigs.Com unit !!!
A TrinityLacewigs.Com (TLC) lace wig is worth the investment; because THE INVESTMENT IS YOU!!!.
For additional information, please email us at or call 210-858-8554.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Care Tips

At TrinityLacewigs.Com (TLC), we provide detailed instructions for applying your new lace wig unit, at purchase. However, if you are unsure about applying it yourself for any reason, we suggest you consult a licensed professional for application. Please remember these simple suggestions for maintaining your new lace wig unit for optimal performance and long lasting wear.

First 24 Hours of Application:
  • Make sure you allow enough time for the adhesive to fully dry.
  • Please choose a style that will not pull, tug, or cause stress around the perimeter of your hair. We suggest choosing a very simple style that enables you to tie your hair up for the adhesive to seal properly.
  • It is imperative that you tie your hair with a wrap cap or scarf the first night; this ensures the adhesive will properly adhere to you and your unit.
  • We do not recommend for any reason to apply heat, i.e. pressing comb, flat or Marcel iron around the perimeter of your unit. The adhesive needs at least 12 hours to adhere and dry properly.
  • Initially, you may have a glossy finish around the perimeter where the adhesive was applied; this only lasts for 2-3 days until it dries to a matte finish.
Bed-Time Maintenance:
  • Before retiring to bed, please remember to care for your lace wig unit. For straight or body waves, simply wrap your hair flat and sleep with a silk or satin scarf or bonnet. We recommend for curly hair past 12 inches in length to plait hair in two large braids for easier maintenance before sleeping under a satin cap or silk scarf.
  • In order to minimize pulling at the hairline, always wrap the perimeter of your hairline.
  • For years, silk and satin pillow cases have been known to promote healthier hair versus the drying nature of cotton fiber pillow cases which can be detrimental to your hair. Remember, what can negatively affect your natural hair will affect your lace wig unit too.

Tips for Shampooing:
  • Before shampooing your lace wig unit, please remember to section and detangle hair with a wide tooth comb.
  • Use lukewarm water. Never use water that is too hot or too cold.
  • Spray roots with shampoo solution and work down length of hair.
  • Solution to cleanse hair and scalp should be composed of shampoo and water (equal parts of both).
  • Be careful when shampooing your lace wig unit. DO NOT rub or tug on hair; take extra precautions at the hairline.
  • We do not recommend weekly shampooing of your new unit, on average we suggest every 2 weeks using the method outlined above.
  • REMEMBER, do not shampoo or wet hair for at least 24 hours after having applied your lace wig unit.
  • Always dry hair on a low setting; whether you are using a hand held or hooded dryer.
  • When applying heat, it is recommended to use a protective product; i.e.: leave-in conditioner, serum or heat protector in order to avoid heat damage.
  • Before drying curly hair, blot it with a towel. Excess water can weigh down the hair. While drying, use a diffuser to retain curl pattern. Do not under any circumstances roller brush your lace wig unit; it can cause hairs to be pulled out from the lace.
  • Preferably, let hair air dry.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Why Remy Hair?

TrinityLacewigs.Com (TLC) stock and custom lace wigs are made from 100% Remy Human Hair. Why Remy…? Remy human hair is the highest quality hair on the market. It is sometimes referred to as 'cuticle hair', 'virgin hair' and 'cut hair.' Quality starts with the raw hair used for the lace wig unit. Human hair collected directly from the hair donor is Remy hair.
The majority of human hair sold in the industry is non-cuticle (non-Remy) hair. The hair cuticle has been stripped by using an acid bath. Some hair is harvested from strays collected in combs and brushes.  Due to the cuticle being intact, Remy hair has some advantages other lace wig unit hair does not. It moves more naturally and is less likely to tangle. It can handle being curled with a curling iron, and it is easier to style.
Remy hair usually receives the highest salon quality colors and treatments. It will be more expensive due to the careful harvesting and gentle processes done to it. You will notice a difference between this and other types of hair.
In other common hair-harvesting methods for wig and extension making, the hair is simply shorn from the head and bagged up with no regard for the way the cuticle layers of the hair shafts are aligned. Since hair whose cuticle layers are running in opposite directions tends to become tangled and knotted together, this haphazardly harvested hair must be chemically processed to remove the cuticle layer from the hair shaft in order to have fibers that can be used in making extensions, wigs and hair-pieces. The result is an inexpensive product, but one that lacks the strength and versatility of unprocessed hair fibers.
Remy hair is gathered from the head of donors/producers in such a way as to keep the hair properly aligned in relation to its neighboring hairs. This means the hair remains softer and silkier, and is useful in producing higher-quality wigs, extensions and hair pieces.
Remy hair is not necessarily VIRGIN hair, since it may be colored or permed. Its defining features are intact cuticle and the manner in which it was harvested. It is unusual for Indian ladies from these areas of the regions which TrinityLacewigs.Com has formed strategic relationships with to visit salons and have their hair chemically treated; the hair is collected, still healthy, with all the cuticles intact, perfectly aligned in the same direction. The texture of the hair is the same as European hair, making this extremely popular as Indian hair is less expensive than European.
TLC has developed strategic relationships with many of the manufacturers in China, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines and we are able to obtain most pre-made units FOR MEN & WOMEN in 7 days. You don’t have to worry about compromising quality for price--we guarantee top of the line products that are delivered right to you. If you are purchasing lace units, wigs, wefted or non-wefted human hair that is NOT guaranteed Remy; you are possibly purchasing hair collected from combs; dead hair. You deserve the best. Remember, a TrinityLacewigs.Com (TLC) lace wig unit is worth the investment, because the investment is you.

Healthier Living

Healthier Living

Take Control Of Your Health

People are interested in natural health therapies for many reasons. Some suffer from health problems and are tired of the “treatment” they get from conventional medicine. Some do not like the concept of treating the symptom and not the causes; while others are interested in finding natural ways to live healthier, happier lifestyles, and to improve the quality of life. A few have been given up on by medical professionals and have nowhere else to turn. No matter what your reasons for expanding your natural health knowledge, it is important to remember that you can learn to take control of your health simply by becoming educated.

A Healthier Approach

A certified natural health professional (CNHP) specializes in health and wellness. They teach clients how to apply natural lifestyle approaches that facilitate the body’s healing and health building potential. The CNHP does not undertake to diagnose or treat disease but recognizes that the majority of sub-health conditions are cumulative effects. Some major underlying causes of disease is improper diet, unhealthy habits and environmental factors.  They cause biological imbalances, leading to a weakening of the body’s defenses and subsequent breakdown in health. Our body tells us when there is a problem and when we can either respond to this message or try to suppress the symptoms. Before symptoms manifest and long before a diagnosis can be rendered, these destructive aspects of our lifestyles can be identified and corrected. A CNHP concentrates and identifies destructive aspects in lifestyle that lead to imbalances.

A Change in Attitude
Healing must begin in the mind. When introduced to changes in lifestyle, nutrition and the use of supplements, many people are reluctant to change until they have a desire to get well, or until they believe in the tools that are available to them.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Hair Loss in Children - Cherub Wigs

Cherub Wigs

Many children suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, alopecia, and other medical conditions.  All children are beautiful no matter what - with or without hair.  However, not all children may be comfortable with their hair loss.  Therefore, TrinityLacewigs.Com (TLC) has developed a children’s line of lace wig units.  Our children wigs are an excellent solution in providing your child with a natural looking wig that is virtually undetectable. 

PLEASE  NOTE:  ‘Light Density’ is the recommended density for children wigs. 
Our Cherub Wigs are not considered stock items at TrinityLacewigs.Com. We do not recommend a miniature adult wig for placement on a child. Those wigs, even in a smaller size can be bulky, uncomfortable and cumbersome for children. It is recommended that you custom order these units for a more comfortable fit. These are remarkably high quality full lace wigs and will work well for children or young teens as well as for "hard-to-fit" ultra-petite women. In general, a child's wig measures about 19 inches around. See our measurements link for instructions on how to measure for a more comfortable fit. Feel free to contact us about any special requests or situations. We take seriously the responsibility of providing this service; especially for children. Our Cherub Wigs may be ordered using our Custom Order Form Cherub Wigs in the Custom Specifications link. For assistance with placing your order, please call 210-858-8554.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Women's Hair Loss

Hair Loss in Women

Hair Loss in Women
Why do Women lose their hair?

Women can lose hair for many reasons. In the case of pregnancy, changes in hormone levels can produce hair loss. Stress and anxiety can also cause hair follicles to cease production. In some cases, a vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss. Certain medications can lead to hair falling out, too. But in all the aforementioned cases, the hair loss is only temporary for most people. Once the condition causing the hair loss stops, whether naturally or through intervention; the hair follicles will "rejuvinate" and begin producing hair once again.

There are two conditions in which hair loss is irreversible. The first is from the condition known as Alopecia Universalis. Very few people are afflicted with Alopecia Universalis, but those who are facing the devastating effects of this condition are faced with a situation in which all hair production ceases on their body and they actually produce no hair at all, from their head to their toes. The condition is believed to be caused by a virus and there is no known "cure" for it.

The overwhelming majority of women suffer from what is known as androgenic hair loss. This is caused by hormonal changes. It was mentioned previously that pregnant women can experience hair loss due to changes in hormone levels. With androgenic hair loss, the principle is the same but the cause is different.

Both men and women have hormones related to the opposite sex. Men have levels of estrogen in their body, just as women have levels of testosterone. In women, the cause of what is known as female pattern baldness is the testosterone hormone. Women with hair loss do not have abnormal levels of testosterone in their body. These women are just unable to "process” testosterone properly.
There is much testosterone found in a person's scalp. If the hormone does not break down properly as it ages and is ready to be disposed of as waste, a by-product formed with the enzyme alpha-5 reductase known as Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) exists

When too much DHT accumulates in the scalp, hair follicles are affected. They begin to atrophy. The hair being produced miniaturizes, becomes weaker in structure, and lighter in color. Finally, the hair follicle enters a permanent dormant state and no hair is produced at all. In most cases, there is no way to induce the hair follicle to produce normal, healthy hair again. The follicle is essentially dead.

What is Androgenetic Alopecia?

Female Pattern Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia) is an emotionally devastating condition. Unfortunately, 50% of women will experience some degree of hair loss by the age of 60.
The most common form of hair loss in women (Androgenetic Alopecia also known as Female Pattern Hair Loss) occurs in women that are genetically predisposed.

Like any medical condition, early detection is the best practice for prevention.
Unlike Male Pattern Hair Loss, "pattern distribution" is not typical for most women with Androgenetic Alopecia. In most cases, for women thinning occurs diffusely without a pattern. Often the frontal hair line is left intact, but behind this the scalp becomes visible in the midline. Progressive thinning over time may extend back to the crown area, and often impacts areas on the sides and back of the head, leaving the scalp covered with diffusely thinning hair, but usually no bare areas. Figure illustrates hair loss in women due to Female Pattern Hair Loss (as measured by the Ludwig Scale).

Because of this lack of a defined pattern one cannot distinguish Female Pattern Hair Loss from other causes of hair loss just by looking at it.
It is important to exclude other causes of hair thinning which can mimic Androgenetic Alopecia in women.

Most women will come to their diagnosis after excluding medically treatable causes such as anemia, thyroid disease, fatty acid deficiency, medication side effects, heavy metal exposure (lead, arsenic, mercury) just to name a few. There are also dermatologic conditions that can look like Androgenetic Alopecia, but require different treatment approaches, so an accurate diagnosis is important.
Proper early prediction and diagnosis of female hair loss is paramount to saving your hair.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Men's Hair Loss

Hair Loss in Men

    Hair Loss in Men
About Men’s Hair Loss

Like many male hair loss clients, yours probably began in early adulthood. Although your family and close friends probably told you it didn't matter, you really hated losing your hair. After all, it makes you look and feel much older before your time.

Today’s world is youth oriented and competition is tough in both our business and personal lives. A young virile appearance is very important. It gives a person the confidence to get out there and win. There's no doubt that hard work and a good personality are keys to success. However, the hard truth is if you look older than your years, you're going to lose that added edge. It's hard to admit, but looking good can be almost as important as being good!

For many men, the decision to do something about their hair loss is a major psychological step. Often the stumbling block comes in deciding which hair restoration method is best for each individual's personal lifestyle.

By using today’s contemporary and most sophisticated techniques there are no risks of looking unnatural or artificial. Still, of course, you can choose to do nothing at all and continue losing more hair. It's your own, very personal decision, but it's important to remember that your hair loss could be affecting your self-confidence and general outlook on life.

Today is the day you can stop being a victim of hair loss. Our services offer you an effective way to return to your natural good looks, without the fear of "instant hair". You have discovered a hair restoration that will put an end to you looking less than your best, and the results will give you the self-confidence of looking and feeling younger and more active. Call us today 210-858-8554!

What is Androgenetic Alopecia?

Male Pattern Hair Loss (Anderogenetic Alopecia)
 is an emotionally devastating condition. Unfortunately, 50% of men will experience some degree of hair loss by the age of 50.

Male pattern baldness is the number one cause of alopecia, or hair loss, in men. As suggested by its more technical name, Androgenetic Alopecia, the condition results from certain hormones Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which are collectively known as androgens, and genes that influence how hair responds to androgens. Most men are genetically predisposed to developing pattern hair loss because they inherit genes for the trait. This form of hair loss typically occurs between the ages of 20 and 45 in the majority of patients, but can occur at a very young age and may continue throughout one’s life. Male pattern baldness generally starts with a receding hairline and a thinning crown, and can range from partial loss to a horseshoe-shaped area of hair remaining only at the sides and back of the head.
(See Hamilton-Norwood Scale)
If hair loss is influenced by natural hormones, you may be wondering why some people are more inclined toward male pattern baldness than others. Both men and women produce androgens, and the hormone testosterone is actually a precursor to the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.
Testosterone is converted to DHT by an enzyme known as Alpha-5 reductase, in the hair follicles, adrenal glands, and the male prostate and testes. In addition to the prostate and testes’ role in increasing DHT levels, men also have a greater number of androgen receptors in their dermal papillae than women. These factors combine to make this form of hair loss more common and more severe among men. The reason the amount of hair loss is not equal among men is because those with the genetic predisposition for male pattern baldness have a greater number of androgen receptors for DHT to contact.

Proper early prediction and diagnosis of Men's Hair Loss and Men's Hair Restoration is key to saving your hair.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Multi-Therapy Approach

Multi-Therapy Approach

  Multi-Therapy Approach
Hair restoration includes various methods of treatment for hair loss, including non-surgical (which we practice here at Trinity Lace Wigs Restoration Studio).     Since hair loss is individual we apply individual treatment services for our clientele.

We MAXIMIZE RESULTS with our unique treatment programs which are designed to synergistically combine our laser services with products (including oral and topical) to yield the best possible results for each individual.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Frequently Asked Questions

Laser Hair Therapy FAQ

 Laser Hair Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why does hair fall out?
A: One reason is because of Dihydrotestosterone, otherwise known as DHT.   DHT causes hair follicles to stop producing the thick, healthy hair we once had. Follicles become more clogged with unhealthy debris and nutrient clogging cellular waste products. Hair falls out and fails to grow back naturally. If left untreated, the follicles will close completely, but if caught in enough time, the process can be reversed.
Q: How does the laser program work?
A: The Laser Hair Program involves a select treatment process specific to your condition to take control of your hair loss.

Q: Are there any side effects?
 A: No. There are no short or long term side effects with the Laser Hair Therapy Class IIIA laser unit; it is FDA approved for cosmetic use, as is the topical activator solution.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: No. There is no pain associated with any aspect of the program. The laser is a Low Level Diode Laser, without a thermal component. A tingling sensation of the scalp may be noticed during use due to an increase in blood and nutrient flow in the scalp and hair follicles. 
Q: How long has this treatment been on the market?
A: This program was introduced to the United States about five years ago; however, individuals in Europe have been using low level lasers for over a decade.
Q: How is the program administered?
A: A certified technician specialized in Trichology (the study of the hair and scalp) will follow your progress throughout the course of the program, making any necessary changes and/or recommendations that aretailored to fit your individual needs.
Q: How soon will I begin to see results?
A: In two to four months you will begin to see a noticeable improvement. Each person's response varies on an individual basis, depending on their personal hair loss history.
Q: Will it work for me?
A: LLLT works for many users. It may work for you as well. A complete medical history, along with an in-depth consultation, will help determine if you are a good candidate.
Q: How can I find out if I am a good candidate?
A: Call 1-210-858-8554 today. Space is limited, in that the center can only service a set number of clients per year. Call the center to learn more.

Q: What is the difference between hot and cold lasers?
A: Quite simply, hot lasers and high energy lasers have a thermal component, while cold lasers do not, and therefore, cannot burn, cut or vaporize tissue.
Q: What separates one hair laser from another?
A: Just as location, location, location is critical when investing in a home; quality, quality, quality is critical when investing in a laser hair therapy device. The quality of the components that go into the device will determine the quality of the results that come out. This is particularly true when applied to the laser diodes that distribute energy to the tissues of the scalp. Output power should be consistent and the nanometer (wavelength) of the laser diodes must be accurate and precisely targeted in order to stimulate maximum cellular activity.
Q: Does it make a difference whether a laser diode has a glass or a plastic lens?
A: Good question, and yes it does. Glass provides a more effective prism through which laser light can be transmitted. Plastic does not transmit as well or last longer.
Q: Are the smaller, hand-held lasers effective?
A: Yes. The technology, though on a smaller scale, has earned a place of respect in any treatment program. Once again though, you should invest in quality.
Q: What is the future of Laser Hair Therapy?
A: As bright as a laser light itself. Laser hair therapy will continue to offer a viable, effective therapeutic alternative to hair loss.