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.