E Report / May 24th, 2023

Will a Wig Give Me Away?

Wig technology has come a long way! But while wig-wearers are familiar with the many innovations that make it nearly impossible to tell the difference between wigs and natural hair, non-users may still be wary. Here, we break down the features that give wigs their authentic look—giving newbies the confidence to finally try them.

Cap’s Lace Front creates an invisible hairline while Velcro Tabs ensure a custom fit.

Lace Front Caps features fibers individually hand-tied to a sheer lace material, providing natural movement and an invisible hairline that blends seamlessly with your scalp. Running temple-to-temple (and even ear-to-ear), the lace allows for styling off-the-face (just as you do your own hair).

Mono Top Caps are constructed of individual strands hand-tied to a breathable MONOFILAMENT material. This technique mimics natural hair’s growth and movement, offering the same parting flexibility as biological hair.

Heat-friendly Fibers: “Stylability” is what makes a wig your own—and makes it more believable. 100% HUMAN HAIR wigs can be styled just like your own hair; and our EnvyHair™️ blend of 30% human hair and 70% heat-friendly synthetic hair can be blow-dried, straightened or curled up to 285° F just like human hair (while lasting even longer).

100% Kanekalon Fiber: This modacrylic fiber was introduced to the world in 1957 and set the standard for Synthetic wigs. It has a soft, human-hair like texture and is renowned for holding its shade, shape, and shine.

ENVY’s ROOTED colorations (darker roots with a medium base and highlights) mimic natural hair growth.

ENVY’s DANIELLE (Mocha Frost) with Human Hair & Heat-Friendly Synthetic. Styles like natural hair.

Multidimensional Colorations: Today’s tone-on-tone techniques create the variegated color of natural hair and include HIGHLIGHTED shades and ROOTED colorations—darker roots with a medium base and highlights.

Custom-Fit Adjustments include FLEXIBLE EAR TABS that let you personalize your wig’s placement; and VELCRO TABS and BUCKLES that let you customize the circumference.

A better fit = a more believable look. As does choosing a style best suited to your face shape. When you know the features to look for, you can confidently join the wig community and the new era of creativity and self-expression.

To learn more about the world of wigs, browse ENVY’s Glossary.

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Words of Wigdom
The secret to a perfectly natural look is a slightly imperfect part, says Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton. “Gently reposition strands along the part line or snip a few wispy pieces using manicure scissors—AND some restraint—for a slightly messy part that looks all your own.”

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“Throughout my 20-year career, women’s comfort has always been at the top of my mind,” says Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton, whose Stretch Cap Technology hugs the perimeter while eliminating pressure points for maximum comfort.”

Words of Wigdom™
For first-time wig wearers, “The trick is to stay close to the color of your eyebrows,” notes Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton. If not, “then consider dyeing your eyebrows to match your chosen wig color.”

Words of Wigdom™
“Few people know that wigs can be styled just like natural hair—and that most hairstylists are happy to give your wig a custom cut,” says Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton. “Trimming bangs and shaping to your exact specifications can help make your wig indecipherable from your own natural hair.”

Words of Wigdom™
“The “Grey Hair, Don’t Care” trend—which saw women embracing their grey—is stronger than ever. And not just with the over-50 crowd. “Silver is chic, edgy and looks great on almost anyone,” says Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton, who offers nearly every EnvyHair™ and synthetic style in 3 multi-dimensional grey shades.”

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