alopecians who have a freedom wig! (or are getting one)

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Comment by Debbi Fuller on July 16, 2021 at 2:20pm

Hi Pandrew, who is your agent?  You should call her to discuss.  You can call me if you want and I will try to help you as well.  603-835-6753.  The info sheet below is what I provide my own clients.  Let me know if it helps.  

 

  1. Hold your prosthesis upside down like a bowl with the label facing away from you and move away any hair that has fallen inside. Keep your thumbs on the outside!  You will see two aluminum strip ‘stiffeners’ or ‘stays’ within the silicone of each ear wing to support the edges and allow the prosthesis to fit flush against your temple.  These ear wings are to be gently rounded inwards (not bent or folded before placing the prosthesis on your head.)            

                  Hint:  In the beginning, you may want to slightly moisten your scalp and the

                             inside of your prosthesis before placing on your head.  This will allow

                             your prosthesis to slide more easily into the correct position on your

                             scalp.

  1. Bend your head down into the cap and then lift your head and prosthesis up together but don’t lock it in just yet. Gently wiggle/slide the prosthesis from side-to-side and front-to-back into the correct position.  Your prosthesis is positioned on your head correctly when there is even spacing around the ears with approximately a four-finger spacing above your eyebrows.

          

  1. Drag your fingers up through the hair on both sides of your head and grip your head like a basketball. Press your palms into the head as well.  Then, feeling the base move (not just the hair), begin rocking front-to-back and side-to-side and round-and-round.  This will “lock” your crown into the cap.  You may feel hair escaping from under the cap during this process.  You should now have a secure vacuum fit.  Turn your head upside down and test it out!  There may be a small bulge/space at the crown – this is normal, but if you feel large air bubbles anywhere else, take it off and start over.  (Remember to check that the ear wings are bent in every time before putting it on.)  Don’t force the prosthesis into place.  It was made to your exact head dimensions, just like the fit cap.  It WILL fit!  The most common fit error is positioning the prosthesis too far forward, thus producing large air bubbles on the top.  Placement too far back will produce large air bubbles in the back and it will feel too big.  In the beginning it often takes several tries to get it right.  Do not proceed with your initial hair styling until you are sure of the fit.  This could ruin a great cut!    

         

Comment by pandrew on July 15, 2021 at 11:42pm

Hello everyone.  I just got my first Freedom vacuum wig and am struggling with how to get it on and keep it on.  Any suggestions or tips?

Comment by zeida on July 6, 2021 at 7:23pm

I sent you an email. Thank you 

Comment by Debbi Fuller on July 6, 2021 at 7:16pm

Hi Zeida, I might be able to find someone for you, but I'll need to check with a client.  Email me back at debbifuller3@gmail.com and I can see if there is someone they recommend.  Who is your agent?

Comment by zeida on July 6, 2021 at 4:41pm

I guys can someone recommend a stylist in Florida. South or central Florida. Thank you. 

Comment by Dani on July 10, 2020 at 8:13am

Hi All, Can anyone recommend a good UK hair stylist with experience cutting Freedom wigs?

Comment by Debbi Fuller on September 26, 2018 at 6:45pm

Hi Lauren, I have a client in Philly who used a stylist named Tobi at Hush Salon.  I'm sorry I don't have more info, but if you Google, you can probably get more info.  Also, I have another client from Richboro PA who used Anita Polin at Anita M. Studio.  She has a private room.  I'm not "recommending" these people but they have been recommended to me by my own clients. Another possibility is Carmine & Co. in Warrington PA and Lisa Garman at Salon Ruby   in Hershey.  If you end up using any of these, let me know how it goes.  As I said, they are only suggestions from my own clients.

Comment by lnsoop on September 26, 2018 at 2:36pm

Hi! I am in the process of purchasing a freedom wig. My rep told me that it will be shipped in October. 

I wondered if anyone had any suggestions of stylists in my area. I live near Harrisburg, PA. Philly would be okay or Baltimore even. A little farther is okay, I just have no idea where to go to get it styled!

My rep recommended a stylist in NYC, however, that is a little far from me and she said the stylist is really expensive. I am not against going there and ultimately will if I can't find somewhere else, but I would prefer to go somewhere more convenient! She asked me if I had a stylist in mind but I don't know anyone who has experience cutting these wigs!!

Thanks :) 

Lauren

Comment by Debbi Fuller on September 29, 2017 at 9:44pm

Hi KK2, I'm sorry, but the answer is no.  You can't wear a Freedom without committing to shaving your head.  The suction is dependent on you having a clean shaven or bald head in order for the vacuum fit to work.  When or if you get to that point, then you might be ready for a Freedom.  I realize how difficult it is to come to terms with this type of alopecia.  Everyone arrives at the point when they are willing to shave what they have at a different point.  Make sure that the guy you are dating is someone who will accept you as you are.  You are worth it.  If he isn't the one, don't lose sleep over him and wait for a guy who loves you for who you are.  They are out there - I can promise you that because most of my clients as well as myself are happily married to great men.

Comment by KK on September 29, 2017 at 6:54pm
Hi,

I'm 24 years old and have had thinning hair since I was a teen. 2 years ago my hair got to a bad point where I had to begin using hair fibers to cover up my scalp. I went to an endocrinologist and tricholigist he was diagnosed with PCOS which was said to cause my AA. Since then ive been used minoxidil, a laser cap, take vitamins and I've done some PRP treatments which seemed to help at first but again not enough to where I could walk out without any cover up in my hair. I recently did a treatment again and am waiting to see if it will help but my hair overall seems a lot thinner and worse. It's getting difficult to cover it up and quite exhausting as well. I am constantly worried that people can see my scalp. My anxiety level has skyrocketed and I've been feeling extremely depressed and not wanting to be in public. I just started dating a guy which makes me even more nervous and self conscious about all of this. I want to be able to be my old fun self but I just feel so uncomfortable all the time. My new bf really wants to take a trip to a tropical place which is why a wig I can swim in and wear as my own is very important to me. I haven't yet told him about my AA but am going to this weekend. I was looking into wearing wigs and seeing if my hair will heal. However I would need a wig I can swim in and if possible shower in occasionally. I found freedom hair wigs which seems amazing and I am going to meet with a rep next week. However, I've been hearing that it's a must to shave my head which is a step Im not ready for and don't know if I will be. Is there any way to wear a freedom wig without shaving my head? Maybe using a different type cap?
 

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