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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 […]

My Doctor Said to Cut Off My Hair!

Going through a battle with cancer is a journey that unfortunately many women have to face. At Chrysalis Custom Hair, we understand that this is a very difficult time and we want to do our small part in helping you feel confident and beautiful along the way. Some women have experienced the frightening suggestion from […]

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, […]

Synthetic Wig to the Beach

It’s spring break time of year and you’ve made plans to head to the beach, but then it dawns on you, can you wear your synthetic wig to the beach? The excitement is suddenly overshadowed by worry, even though you’ve been excited to get out of the cold and head to your warm weather vacation. […]

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. […]

Highlight a Wig- Adding Color to an Older Wig

It is common for women to want to highlight a wig when they are ready to update their look. After all, nothing builds confidence more than having a fresh hairstyle. However, there are a few things you should know about being able to  highlight a wig. Older Wigs Differ From Your Natural Hair Natural hair growing on […]

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 […]