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Wear a Wig in Snow

Winter is here and in Chicago that means snow. If this is your first winter wearing a cancer wig, you may be concerned how your wig will be affected. But don’t worry, you can wear a wig in snow without ruining your wig. If you go out in the snow, your wig will get wet. […]

Add Root Color on Wigs

When wearing a chemotherapy wig from Chrysalis Custom Hair, you want it to look as natural as possible. Ideally, no one would even be able to tell you are wearing a wig. We pride ourselves in our ability to match a client’s wig to their natural hair. But this process becomes a little more involved […]

Cancer Wig Thanksgiving Tips

Here are some tips and tricks to keeping your cancer wig looking fabulous over the Thanksgiving season.  1. Cooking Do’s and Don’ts Preparing the thanksgiving meal can be stressful enough, so be sure to use caution when wearing your wig and cooking in order to avoid any mishaps. When opening a hot oven while wearing a synthetic […]

Lace Wig Makeup: How to Blend and Clean

A quality custom wig restores confidence, self-esteem, and helps to make you look and feel like the old you. One of the first concerns expressed by women when choosing a wig is how natural the piece will appear. While there is a large selection of fibers and custom designs available which raise the standard and […]

Fighting Static in your Wig

Winter is on its way and with it, the dreaded static in your wig and on your clothes. In Chicago, we get more than our fair share of cold, wind, and dry air each winter. Static is a result of the dry, cold weather and heaters being indoors, sucking all of the moisture out of […]

Wig Slipping on Hair Growing Back

Sometimes your wig slipping is a good thing! Especially if it is because your own hair is starting to regrow. We are so happy that you have made it through your treatment and we are here to help with this mixed-blessing. One solution we have is to add clips to your chemotherapy wig. This is a complementary service […]

Are Human Hair Wigs Hot?

If you are shopping for a wig for yourself or a loved one, you may have heard the rumor that human hair wigs are hotter than synthetic hair wigs. Well we are here to bust that myth in this blog post. One reason people think human hair wigs are hotter is generally people who want […]

Dye a Wig Myself?

Many women love to change their hair often—and we agree! It’s fun! But if you are wondering, “Can I dye a wig myself?” read on before trying something you will regret! Not all wigs are created equally and at Chrysalis Custom Hair we make the highest quality wigs. The answer to the coloring question is […]

When Should I Get Fitted for a Custom Wig?

The sooner you come in to get fitted for your custom wig, the better. A common misconception is that it’s easier to be fitted for a cancer patient wig after your hair has fallen out. In reality, though, it’s easier for us to make a copy of your hair — duplicating style, cut, and color […]

Blonde Wigs With Root Color

Blonde wigs with root color pose a special challenge because blonde shades are complicated. Only 1 in 20 Americans is naturally blonde, so if you are blonde chances are you are a “highlight blond” and you had highlights added to your natural color. To replicate that look a blonde wig has to mimic not only the color of your hair, […]

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 […]