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TSA and WIGS

Say you’re heading out to a vacation for some well-deserved relaxation. Maybe your friend’s hosting a destination wedding, or you want to fly down the coast to visit family you haven’t seen in a while. Whatever the reason, you’re getting on a plane, and that means you’ll go through TSA. After all of the stress […]

Can I Make My Hair Into a Cancer Wig?

When your friend comes to you and tells you she has cancer, you want to do anything you can to make it better. You’d probably sacrifice just about anything to see her smile. A light-bulb comes on and you’ve got it, a great gesture: donate some of your hair to help make a wig for […]

Can My Regular Stylist Cut My New Wig?

Making the transition from your real hair to a natural hair wig can be a tough one, but at Chrysalis Custom Hair, we want to do everything within our power to make it the best transition possible. Part of this transition is letting us cut and style your new chemo wig. We hear quite a […]

Wigs vs Hair Pieces -What’s the Difference

Wigs vs Hair Pieces What’s the Difference As you prepare to enter chemotherapy you’re faced with myriad decisions, including what to do about your eventual hair loss as a result of your treatment: hairpiece, or wig? The Basics A hair piece covers a targeted area of hair loss. It is either weaved into the surrounding hair, […]

Wash a Section of Your Wig

Oh my. Probably more than most, wig wearers understand the importance of rolling with the punches. And yet, it doesn’t make it less maddening when something unexpected happens. For example, did you just watch your baby spit up on a section of your freshly-washed wig? Did you drag your hair through spaghetti sauce? What about […]

Bobby Pins with Wigs- Are they safe to use?

A common question you might have is whether or not it is okay to use bobby pins on a wig. You may want to style your chemo wig differently some days, or just to put it up for a while, as you would with normal hair. However, using bobby pins on wigs is not recommended. […]

Natural Hair Wig at the Beach

Spring is approaching, and so is spring fever, however you may wonder if you can enjoy this time of year with a natural hair wig at the beach. If you live in a warm climate, you’re probably anxiously awaiting the first day the temperature is right for a day trip to your favorite beach. If you live […]

Wig Shampoo- Regular Shampoo on a Wig?

Must I use wig shampoo on my wig or can I just use the brand that I use on my natural hair for cleaning wigs? Wig shampoo is made for wigs just like upholstery shampoo is made for upholstery. You wouldn’t use hair shampoo on your sofa. Do not use anything other than wig shampoo […]

Can I Wear A Wig To Yoga

  At Chrysalis Custom Hair Chicago we frequently get asked if it’s ok to wear a wig to yoga. Yes, in many situations you can wear a wig to yoga but it depends on a number of different factors. What kind of yoga do you practice? There are so many popular kinds of yoga being […]

New Year’s Eve Wig Styles

The holidays have finally arrived. With the coming of 2017 you will want to know about New Year’s Eve wig styles that will work with your cancer wig. Not all  chemo wigs are created the same way, so they can’t all be styled the same way. Check out some of the tips and tricks you […]