Hello everyone!  I haven't been in the market for a wig in a very long time and I was wondering what the better brands on the market are right now?  I am looking for a cap that will last, a topper or equivalent, very invisible front, and the main thing is that I'm looking for the best hair?  Anyone purchase recently who can point me in the right direction?

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Freedom wigs

Why freedom?  Is their hair the best?  What kind of top do they use?

Toppers and full wigs are not the same thing.  Toppers will cover the front and/or crown of your head.  Wigs cover the entirety.  Do you have a preference as to which one you are looking for?

Also, as I mentioned your other thread, you need to know what kind of hair you want -- European/Russian, African/African-American, Asian, Remy (Indian), Brazilian/Peruvian.  Many wigmakers specialize in one type, not all.

Freedom wigs only work if you are entirely bald, all over your head.  If you have any hair on your head, the suction will not hold.

That's what I thought.  I think there are some posters on here that promote freedom wigs because I noticed it posted elsewhere, but I thought I needed to have no hair at all for the cap to work.  Otherwise I could have looked into it.

Yes, if you want to keep your current biohair or if you have stubble, vacuum wigs won't adhere as well to your scalp.  My impression is that vacuum wigs work best for people who have no hair or very, very close to no hair growth on their scalps.

I don't know what kind of human hair you're looking for.  If you're looking for European/Russian hair, I can give you some info based on my own experience -- that's the type of hair that I use because it's what closest to my biohair and what looks most natural on me.  

Yes please.

Okay, here goes: My first HH wig was a Follea, about 10 years ago.  The Follea caps were different back then, bit thicker and they had not yet started using silicon strips in the caps.  In terms of current Follea caps, I'd estimate that the closest to what I had back then is the Aero -- but the Aero is better than what I had back then.

I used wig tape to keep the wig secured on my scalp (TopStick -- worked perfectly, never any problems there).  The hair was excellent quality, although it felt as though the hair always lay very flat on the top, no matter how it was styled or cut.

Follea now uses silicon strips -- "Gripper" caps.  Some people absolutely love these wigs.  I've had silicon strips in one of my HH wigs, and I wouldn't use them again.  Could be that my head just sweats too much, but, for me, the strips felt warm and slippery.  Wasn't a huge problem by any means, I just wouldn't choose to use them again.  That's absolutely a matter of personal comfort and preference, not something universal for everyone.

The Follea wig lasted 2 years, at which point the cap was pretty well stretched out and I needed a new wig.  That's still Follea's guarantee -- 50 washes, which equals about 2 years.  I wore the wig M-F, 12-14 hours a day, and washed it every 2 weeks.

After the Follea wig, I had an Amy Gibson (Created Hair) wig.  I adored it.  Beautiful quality hair, I thought the cap was more comfortable than the Follea.  Again, I used wig tape to keep the wig firmly secured.  Same washing routine, every 2 weeks.  It wore beautifully for 2 years.

Following that, I had another Amy Gibson -- again, loved it, gorgeous hair, and it lasted 2 years.  

After that, I got a Swim Wig from her; this was when they first came out.  Very, very interesting, I liked it a lot.  Very thin, light cap, and the hair is a particular sort of synthetic that is extremely fine, very close to HH hair.  That lasted 6 months, again 12-14 hours' use every day.  Those wigs have evolved quite a bit -- the caps have gotten better since the prototype version that I had.  The one that I had years ago was a wavy hair style -- I felt that was too poofy for my head ultimately.  I'm hoping to get another Swim Wig later this year, and this time I'll get a straight hair style, no waves.

After that, I actually wore a synthetic Amore wig for a bit.  Totally switched it up.  Everyone at my office knew I wore wigs, so I was thought "who cares" and switched from a shoulder length cut to a bob, different color.  That went on for about 6-8 months.

Then I got a new job, so I got out the last HH wig, took it to Amy for refurbishing and wore that for several months -- so, really, that wig lasted about 2.5, almost 3 years, total.

I subsequently got another HH wig from Amy.  That wig went through hell and high water with me, including a temporary relocation to the desert where I really, really sweated.  I colored it, too -- went from brown to auburn to electric red. That wig and I had some fun together.  Ultimately, it lasted 3 solid years.  I did not need to use wig tape with it -- it stayed on my head very well of its own accord.

My most recent wig is another one from Amy and, again, I really love it.  No wig tape needed.  Hair is beautiful.  I think it's the best wig I've ever had.

No one at my current job knows that I wear wigs.  The hair looks very natural.  I still have sparse hair growth, so I shave my head every morning in the shower.  This makes the wig caps lay flat on my scalp for a more natural look. 

In addition to all of the above, right at the beginning of my wig journey, I also had a Cyberhair Wig -- back then, known as "Amy's Secret," now known a "Private Issue." Those wigs feature a type of synthetic hair that goes back into its original style without you having to do anything to it.  So, for example, if you get it wet, it will dry perfectly in style.  It has shape memory.  I've had two of those, and I liked them quite a lot -- extremely convenient -- but they do require wig tape, and the nape of the cap didn't have the best fit for me.

And there we are!  I hope this helps.  If you have any questions, let me know. 

OMG, thank you for that!!  I have always been very curious out follea because the caps on their website look space age.  Interesting that they are not as comfortable as I thought they would be, with all that design.  I have never heard of amy gibson, but I am going to look into those right now.  I haven't purchase a hair piece in a very long time so I really don't know what to expect in terms of hair.  I had featherlite for the past 5 years or so.  The hair it self has lasted this long and would last longer if the cap wasn't falling apart.  Hair started falling out of the skin top around 4 years in and now I am having to switch the part to hide it and it's not comfortable for me to wear my hair on the other side.  I only had experience with very bulky caps before my featherlite so it seemed to me at the time that it was a great cap.  But, I don't know, I want to find a cap that is a bit thinner, maybe something I can tape.  What I have now clips into my hair, which is ok, but I think if I taped it it would lay flatter on my head.  I'm just worried about the hair.  If this cap wasn't falling apart, the hair would keep going.  I will look into amy gibson right now.  Do they have different grades of hair?  

It looks like their luxury collection is up my alley.  They look beautiful!  I will call them in the morning.  I wish they would show the price list on the website.  

For synthetics, I like Raquel Welch rooted or shadow shades (two colors, looking more natural) with bangs to hide the hairline.

I have been using Raquel Welch lately. While I like them, one big issue I have with them is that they are very thin(when it comes to long hair)! Super thin toward the bottom. I have added human hair extensions to my Welch wigs (which is actually fun, and seems to make them look more natural longer) because of this.

I have liked my Tony of Beverly wigs probably the best, if you don't want to worry about the thinness.

I'm looking for real hair, but thank you:)



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