Allure Hair - Wigs, Hair Extensions & Hair replacement (non surgical)

 

Allure Hair is Mumbai based, India’s leading source for alternative hair solutions and services like premium quality natural hair wigs, Hair Extensions and other human hair hand crafted products.

We service a wide range of customers which include Film, Television, Theatre & entertainment industry, hair salons, beauty parlors, barber shops, Hospital & Health Care( Cancer,Chemotherapy/Alopecia patients ),hair replacement centers, Cosmetic Research laboratories and Private Clients or any other businesses that deal with wigs & hairpieces, or have customers who need wigs & hairpieces  in India and all over the world.

Whether your need is medical, fashion, a social occasion, clothes show, a beauty contest, a magazine shoot or recreational we have the perfect solutions for you. Our classic, contemporary and versatile hair styles will help you create a variety of stunning looks with added sophistication.We are proud to be at the forefront of 'alternative hair’ solutions like wigs, hair extensions and hair replacement systems for women, men and children. We produce premium quality products at competitive prices with delivery on time.

Our product range includes

  • Custom made wigs ( Made to measure wigs )
  • Wigs for hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation,
  • Wigs for alopecia areata, thyroid & other medical conditions
  • Wigs for Cancer Patients (Cranial prosthesis)
  • Wigs for Men (Gents Wigs) for Male pattern baldness
  • Costume wigs
  • Hair replacement systems for men & women
  • Hair Weaving
  • Hair Patches
  • Virgin Remi Human Hair
  • Hand Made Wefts
  • Clip on Hair Extensions / Clip on fringe (Bangs)
  • Hair Extensions with Keratin Tip
  • Moustaches ( Mustaches) / Beards
  • Eye brows & eyelashes
  • Hair Attachments / Pony tails / Hair Buns
  • Hair Accessories / Hair Supplement
  • Services like washing & styling, hair filling, grooming (only for products made by us)

Allure Hair is owned by Yatin Deshpande, a well known Hair Stylist, Make up Artist & Cosmetologist.You may have seen his work on the faces & heads of the leading models he works with in the commercials and press  for leading shampoo & hair care brands, cosmetic products( Dove, Sunsilk, Clinic,Parachute hair oil variants,ITC Superia, Dabur Hair oil & shampoo, Nyle, Chik, Rejoice, Beauty Secrets by Madhuri, Ayush, Godrej, Brylcreem, Ponds, Fair & Lovely), as well as in the pages of leading magazines.Based in the north western suburb of Goregaon in Mumbai, he is responsible for a wide range of work for films, television, stage,theatre and individual clients.

Yatin’s introduction to wig making was not accidental. He trained as a hair designer in London and worked in some reputed salons in the  high fashion West End area of London. After shifting back to Mumbai, Yatin decided to freelance as a Hair Designer and Make-up artist for advertising films and press campaigns since it gave scope for more creative expression and flexibility. During the course of his work, it was necessary to work with wigs and hairpieces. Due to his quest for perfection and as he was not satisfied with the quality of the wigs and hairpieces available in India, he developed in house infrastructure with all the necessary requirements, the skilled staff that enables manufacture wide range of premium quality virgin human hair Wigs, Hair Extensions, Hair Replacement Systems, Hair patches, Hair Accessories. What started off a few years ago to meet personal requirements is now Allure Hair, which combines the latest materials, technology with advanced wig making design techniques to recreate a natural looking head of hair.

Our products are used regularly in Shampoo and other hair care product advertisements of most popular Indian & international brands in press and electronic media. We have numerous high profile clients, which include models, film and television stars that trust us to make wigs, hair extensions, etc. for their personal use. We provide all kinds of hair products & services to feature films (Hindi & regional), Television serials, mythological films & serials, music videos, stage shows, fashion shows.

Apart from India, we have customers in Australia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, United States of America and South America who use our products. In short we have clients all over the world.

We make sure that you get precisely what you are looking for. We are glad to offer you our knowledgeable assistance. Contact us for our expert consultation and individually hand crafted products.Our knowledge and expertise enables us to ensure a perfect fit every time.

Now, you have the opportunity to see those stunning looks that you see in the commercials and in the magazines, which you have dreamt of when you face the mirror.

 

About us and customer care

Allure Hair is owned by me Yatin Deshpande and I run this business by myself. That's it. It's just me alone. I personally answer all phone calls made by clients as I feel that due to my expertise and experience in this business I can help the clients best by understanding their requirements.I have plenty of experienced, skilled staff who look after the manufacturing process but I answer all client phone calls personally, go through the emails, client photographs, and most importantly look after the quality control for every piece produced by us. Because as humans, there is only so much we can do in a day so please bear with me. Based on the frequently asked questions by clients I update the information regularly on the website, in case something is not mentioned.

I have noticed that a lot of people who call to make enquires do not take any effort to read the information given on the website. Very often I request clients to refer to the website as the information they want is already given on the website. I would like to inform clients that I am unable to answer their questions in person.

In case clients are asked to refer to the website please do not interpret it as being rude or customer unfriendly. Please co -operate by reading all information given on the website. In case there is something that you want to know which is not mentioned on the website then please call up. I shall be happy to help you.

Please be aware that if you need a phone consultation or an email consultation there is only one person handling it. Sometimes phone consultations take long, so while one customer is getting one to one service, the other person calling few times doesn't get a chance to speak to me at all. Since I started the website, business has grown, and though I try to give everyone excellent customer service, even if that means talking on the phone for half an hour, consulting a customer on a wig with even those customers who clearly knew the answers to their questions, but just wanted to hear them from me personally.

As a matter of policy we do not give prices over the telephone without seeing the client or their photographs. We require old photographs of the clients before the hair loss started along with present photographs to get an idea of their hairline, style, color etc. if they want a similar look for the wig. Otherwise they can send a reference photo of someone else if they want a different look so that we can give them an estimate.

If send you an email and do not get a response immediately please be patient. I try to answer emails within one business day, but sometimes it takes me a few extra days to respond. I am a Make up artist & Hair stylist working for advertising assignments also. If you haven't received a response after three to four days,then the possibility is that I may be busy withan advertising assignment or on an outdoor location where I have no internet access.The other reason is most probably that your email provider has sent our response to your spam mailbox. Please make sure your email settings are configured to allow mail from Allure Hair.

 

Why buy from Allure Hair?

In your quest for your perfect wig, Hair extensions & hair replacement systems you have found us, Allure Hair.

The main reasons why you should buy from us
Simply because,
Allure Hair sells quality! Quality is EVERYTHING when it comes to wigs!

What makes Allure Hair different from a lot of others who deal in wigs, hair extensions and hair replacement systems is that we are actual wig makers & designers and not traders.

All our products are made in-house. We do not order pre-manufactured wigs, hair pieces & hair systems and try to alter them to match the heads of our clients. We make our wigs and hairpieces from scratch by buying raw hair, washing, conditioning, sizing by length, colour, texture and quality. We take measurements of the client, use old photos of their hairline to customize them to fit the head perfectly.

Wig making is a complicated process that requires the skills of a tailor, barber, hairstylist and wigmaker—which are all separate trades. We have masterd it through years of experience.

Our wigs are removable, you can put them on and take them off as often as you wish which is very convenient for clients undergoing medical treatment for hair loss or for clients that frequently exercise and need to wash their own hair. You can regain a full head of hair with our custom-made hair systems, without the risks and high costs of surgery. Our systems are custom made and fitted, to flawlessly merge into your natural hair for partial hairloss. These wigs are individually hand crafted to fit the head size, can be worn comfortably & look natural by men, women, children of all ages.

Allure Hair is not a chain or franchise but an owner managed business. There are no sales target driven hard selling sales persons to talk to. All prices are discussed up front and there are no hidden costs. There is no need to hike up our prices to subsidize expensive advertising campaigns. Unlike the large hair replacement studios who charge high prices due to their overheads, advertising costs and fancy brochures, we just stick with the essentials. Due to our low overhead costs, we manage to keep our prices low.

We believe that every good business spreads by word of mouth, which is why we leave it to our satisfied customers to recommend us and help our business grow. We have grown and gained good reputation through word of mouth publicity by our clients. It is something which we are immensely proud of.

Allure Hair is unique as it doesn't compete with barbers, hairstylists, or volume wig manufacturers. Yatin oversees all the work at Allure Hair personally, from the client consultation, design, knotting plans, fittings, to the cutting, styling and coloring of the finished product. Yatin's philosophy is simple, “I am a perfectionist and my goal is to be the best in my field, not the biggest in terms of sales and turnover. Hence Allure Hair makes only a limited number of pieces every month. I realized that by increasing production facilities and having a large staff could not meet my stringent quality demands.It is important to spend time listening to clients to understand their requirements. I do not just want to meet client's expectations but aim to exceed them. There's nothing better than seeing clients happy. This philosophy ultimately continues to produce, the best results for clients: lightweight, undetectable, and meticulously designed hairpieces. Allure Hair has a team of very experienced wigmakers, which enables to undertake a wide range of work, giving great attention to detail and maintaining high standards of craftsmanship.

Allure Hair is located only in Mumbai in India but clients that fly from across, Australia, Africa, South America, Canada, the U.S., the U.K.. Since Yatin has been in business for more than two decades, Allure Hair is now recognized as the premier location for wigs and hair pieces. It is obvious that cutting corners and cheap hair or cheap workmanship are simply NOT part of his mindset. Due to his experience of working in the media and entertainment business Yatin has the expertise for wig styling as well. Not every salon based stylist can do that. Wigs also need to be styled perfectly. It is very hard to find a good hair stylist for wigs. They are very different from regular hair. Wigs have to be styled and fitted to the person. We have heard plenty stories about how hairstylists lacking the necessary skills have ruined clients’ expensive wigs.

Allure Hair makes wigs from Indian hair because for it’s much easier to source it in India. This hair is available in shades of Dark Brown, Brown, & light brown shades. However it is harder to color dark brown or jet black hair a lighter shade. Coloring dark hair to blonde is almost impossible without seriously damaging the hair. 

Caution Be Alert.

Do not waste your money on cheap wigs. Although the price may be tempting, you will only get what you pay for. All custom wigs are not created equal. Inferior wigs available in the market often shed hair, easily tangle and tear at the base plus wear out at the hairline. Many cheap readymade wigs are mass produced by inexperienced unskilled wigmakers as opposed to being crafted by highly skilled experienced wig makers who hand tie each individual hair strand to the wig base.Such type of cheap wigs requires repeated refilling of hair as the density of the hair reduces after use due to shedding of hair due to incorrect knotting or breakage of hair due to tangling and the net base becomes visible. Refilling of hair repeatedly means incurring additional cost. So effectively such wigs tend to cost more in the long run. This cost is not considered when buying a wig which may be cheaper initially but you end paying more during the period of use. A well-crafted custom made wig like the type we make usually takes 40 to 100 hours ( four to eight working days ) for one person to make and takes the donor years to grow the hair used in these wigs.

Don't get confused with a lot of technical jargon or words which are used while talking and are difficult for a normal person to understand. Some wig sellers, hair replacement clinics and stylists invent terminology to apply to a particular technique with which they make their wigs, hair replacement systems. These words can make them sound more advanced and innovative and give them more legitimacy and respectability to an unsuspecting hair loss client.

Maybe their "latest" - "cutting edge" - "best" - "innovative" - "unique" techniques do a fine job, but does it make them better or different in any way than other products available?

Often, these terms are fads and marketing tools to attract unsuspecting and novice patients. When you hear a term mentioned that you have never heard before, or is unique to a particular clinic do not hesitate to ask what it means in simple terms. We caution you on firms that use a lot of fancy procedural terms that might only be synonyms for techniques that  are routine or similar every other technique. Ask yourself, if this is latest, greatest technique a sales tool, or is it a unique method to how this company makes their hair products.

Be cautious where you get your information from. There is a lot of one-sided advertorial-like "research" and "reports" which are cleverly disguised marketing tools. They disguise themselves under simple sounding associations, journals and educational websites which are nothing more then a platform to market specific products or clinic.
Many of the anti wigs, hair extensions & hair replacement system reports are controlled by those who are hoping to sell you an alternative type hair loss treatment or hair replacement method.

So please be well informed and make the right choice.

 

 

Consultation & Consultation Fee

Every consultation is done personally by Yatin Deshpande.

Before taking appointment for consultation please send e-mail with your personal details like Full Name, Age, Sex, Hair loss reasons, Period undergoing hairloss, Whether you wear a wig / hairpiece before.

Along with these details attach photographs which clearly show your present condition of hair loss & old photograpghs before hair loss took place. Older photographs should give clear idea how your own hair was previously.

Guidelines for sending your photographs

The photographs should be in JPEG format. Please use small file sizes (around 100 Kilobytes each photo) & do not attach very large megapixel files straight from the camera and attach them to your email.

Don't send irrelevant images, be selective, send only pictures that indicate your hairstyle correctly.

Crop your image to edit and remove any unnecessary portions of the picture.

Do not send photographs taken from low resolution cameras of mobile phones.

  • The photo must be taken against a light background (either white, off white, cream or light grey so that your features are distinguishable and contrast against the plain background).
  • Clear and of good quality.
  • Full face without glasses/sunglasses and normally without a hat, cap or a head covering . Should show the front back left side, right side,Top area or any other specific area where the hairloss exists.
  • Position the person being phographed and lighting in such a way that there are no distracting shadows on the face or background. Maintain a natural expression.

 

 

We provide two types of consultations.

Consultation in person for those who can visit us or long distance consultation for those who cannot visit us by e-mail, video conferencing etc. As services and systems used differ greatly between each service, the process for both consultations are carried out differently. A consultation must be done before an appointment can be booked for any type of application process.

We charge Rs.2000/- ( to be paid in advance before the consultation begins) for the initial consultation to ensure that all our appointments are with serious clients only. The consultation fee is deducted from the final cost if the client places order and makes 100% payment at the time of consultation to make the wig / Hair extensions / Hair replacement system. So your consultation is “free” if you buy a wig / Hair extensions / Hair replacement system from us. The consultation fee will not be deducted from the final cost if the client places order and makes 100% payment after the time of consultation to make the wig / Hair extensions / Hair replacement system.

For those clients who need to know much more and 30 minutes are not sufficient we shall be happy to give additional consultation time at a cost of Rs. 2000/- for every addtional 30 minutes or a part thereof.

Clients are requested to book appointments & be punctual so that sufficient time can be given for the consultation to be carried out properly, with complete satisfaction to achieve the best results.Due to our privacy policy and space constraints we permit only one person to accompany patients within our premises. We do not allow anyone apart from the client on whom a service is to be done to be inside our premises for wigs, hair extensions and hair replacement service.

 

Consultation & Enquiries

For enquiries and / or booking appointments please contact us between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Last Appointment must reach by 6.30 p.m.

To ensure our undivided attention, our service is available by appointment only.Please fix an appointment before coming. We do not take walk in clients.

Due to our privacy policy and space constraints we permit only one person to accompany patients within our premises. Please do not get children &/or pets along with you when you visit us.

Appointment Scheduling

Time is money. Please respect our time and be punctual. If you arrive late we have no option but to cut short the time allocated to you in order to accommodate the next appointment or call you on some other day.

We are caring, and respect your privacy hence we make sure that there are no other clients around by spacing out appointments as normally people who suffer from hair loss due to medical conditions prefer privacy.

We value your time, hence to ensure that you are not kept waiting, all services and consultations, are by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.( Indian Standard Time). Please call during working hours atleast 24 hours before, to fix your appointment. For appointments over the weekend you may have to fix it atleast 3 days prior as there are more clients over the weekend.

Your appointment is scheduled to allow sufficient time for consultation or to complete your service. Please assist us by being punctual. Please do not call just before your appointment to inform that you are going to be late. Please anticipate traffic delays in Mumbai and start well in time. In case you are unsure about the time generally required to reach us from your location please enquire with us.

Please be considerate and do not send text messages before or after business hours.

Cancellation of Appointment

We require notice 24 hours notice for cancellation of appointments for all services. Please inform us in advance to reschedule your appointment. In case a client does not inform and then we charge appointment fee in advance before we reschedule the next appointment.

 

Consultation for Wigs

During consultation we show samples of wigs, different types of hair texures, net bases for you to review it. After understanding your requirements, we recommend the correct option for you.
The options for all wigs involve – selecting your preferred: Hair Color (can choose up to 3 colors in any mixture blend), Hair length, Hair Texture, Density, type of hair parting.

Consultation for Hair Replacement

A Hair Replacement consultation takes around 30 minutes. During this time we will discuss in depth the various type of hair replacement systems available and the system that would benefit you as the client individually, based on the type and degree of hair loss.
We also need to establish the suitability of each system as well as your personal requirements and the result you wish to achieve after the restoration process.

Consultation for Hair Extensions

A Hair Extension consultation takes around 30 minutes. During this time we will analyse your hair and scalp to see if you are suitable for hair extensions. We will discuss application options available, determine what length, color and style you require and what result you want to achieve after the application process. Hair extension details will be discussed more in depth during the consultation appointment.

Long distance Consultations

We prefer to meet our clients in person but those who stay out of Mumbai or cannot travel to us we suggest to send measurements, photographs by e-mail, courier or by post, of their hair loss and provide details of their diagnosed condition. We do not think that a full consultation can be done by email / photographs / telephone. However it can only be used as a guide for understanding of your wig / hair replacement needs, but it still can not replace a face to face consultation with Yatin.

Please note Allure Hair is not responsible for client's perception of the wigs, hair extensions & hair replacement systems based on photographs or by reading on our website.

Wig Trial during Consultation

We only show samples of the different type wigs we make. We do not have wigs of different types and sizes for clients to wear and try on their own head during consultation.

We will fit the wigs only on the dummy heads and not on the clients own head.

Due to our strict health & hygine standards, we DO NOT allow clients to try on wigs made for others. Since it is preferred and requested by clients that they do not receive someone else's used item, this policy is necessary to ensure the best quality of your purchase. All purchases from us have not been worn or tried on someone else prior to you receiving them.

Mobile Phones

The use of your mobile phones within our premises is strictly prohibited. Technology and good manners are compatible. Please observe cell phone ettiquette and turn the ringer of your mobile phone to silent mode before entering our premises.

Impolite cellphone use is out of control. Please respect the personal space of other people and do not force us to overhear your conversations. It is highly disruptive and distracting to me while I am at work during consultation or service. I do not want interruptions as majority of your callers do not require immediate access and can be attended after the appointment. Don’t answer or make calls or text or respond to texts during consultation.

Allure Hair reserves the right to refuse customers without assigning any reasons.

 

 

How to send your photographs to place order for your wig/ hairpiece/ hair replacement system

Without your photographs we cannot answer any queries on the phone or proceed with your order.

All wig measurements must be sent along with latest photographs, reference pictures or sketches of the hairstyle required on the wig. Please send your old photograpghs before hair loss took place that clearly shows your natural hairline to use as a guide. As hair loss progresses, it may become difficult to make out where your natural hairline is. It is common to end up wearing a wig too low or too high on your forehead if the hairline is not seen.

If you send incorrect measurements then the wig will not fit you correctly. It cannot be altered later.

Guidelines for sending your photographs

The photographs should be in JPEG format. Please use small file sizes (around 100 Kilobytes each photo) & do not attach very large megapixel files straight from the camera and attach them to your email.

Don't send irrelevant images, be selective, send only pictures that indicate your hairstyle correctly.

Do not send photographs taken from low resolution cameras of mobile phones.

  • The photo must be taken against a light background (either white, off white, cream or light grey so that your features are distinguishable and contrast against the plain background).
  • Clear and of good quality. Crop your image to edit and remove any unnecessary portions of the picture.
  • Full face without glasses/sunglasses and normally without a hat, cap or a head covering . Should show the front back left side, right side,Top area or any other specific area where the hairloss exists.
  • Position the person being phographed and lighting in such a way that there are no distracting shadows on the face or background. Maintain a natural expression.

 

Payment Terms

We require 100% payment in advance as we only make customized made to measure wigs when a client places the order. We start making the wig / hairpiece only after we receive full payment.

Those outstation clients who deposit money in our bank account by bankers cheque should kindly note that their work is started only when the cheque is cleared and the amount is credited in our account.

The prices are NOT inclusive of bank transaction charges and courier charges. They should be borne by the client.

We accept payment in Indian Rupees only. For overseas clients we can help you with the location of the nearest authorised money changer.

Please note, refunds and / or exchanges WILL NOT be made due to any reasons.Extra fees may be charged to you in case of international purchases due to currency conversion or foreign exchange rate fluctuation. The exact charge will vary from day to day as the daily markets dictate the exact charge.

Payment terms for Out of Mumbai & International orders.

The options are :

1. Cash by electronic money order by India Post or by depositing in our bank account.( Bank transaction charges to be paid by the client )

2. Bankers' Demand Draft

Bankers' Demand Draft in favour of "Yatin Deshpande" payable in Mumbai, INDIA.

3. Telegraphic Transfer / Wire Transfer

Telegraphic transfer in favour of "Yatin Deshpande"to be sent to us through our Bankers. Please note that the check/money order has to be an international money order and not local currency, in US Dollars or Euros. It has to be paid to "YATIN DESHPANDE" only and not on any other name. In case you send the money on the wrong name your order will not be processed.

Name of the Bank, Address of the Bank, SWIFT CODE, Current A/c No. will be intimated on request.

4.MONEY TRANSFER through WESTERN UNION - http://www.westernunion.com

Contact your local Western Union agent, fill in the form and give the payment to them. They will give you a MTCN No - 10 digits control number. Inform us by email for the MTCN No - 10 digits control number, so that we can collect the payment. Please provide us all information as below:-
Sender's Name
Address
Amount of Payment
Telephone

OR by

eMoney Transfer Service by Money Gram International eMoney Transfer Same Day Service. http://www.moneygram.com


Terms and Conditions:

  • Order once placed cannot be cancelled. The goods sold will not be replaced or refunded .
  • The delivery will be done only upon confirmation of receipt of payment from our bank.
  • Usual processing time 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Any changes or additions will be done only upon confirmation of receipt of payment for the additional work.

 

Delivery time

Custom-made wigs or hair pieces take about 10 to 15 days to be made. Men's Hair replacement systems take about 2 to 3 weeks to be made. It is possible to make a wig in extremely urgent circumstances of illness in less than one week, but in most cases, it is best to give us around two weeks.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE AN EXTRA CHARGE FOR ANY WORK REQUIRED WITHIN ONE WORKING WEEK. This is only possible if we will be able to complete the order depending upon the workload at that time.We like to give production times that are feasible and realistic for us. Making a custom made wig can take anywhere from 40 to 100 man hours depending on type of cap, and materials that are used.

Delivery of wigs after 5 p.m.on the given date. We are not responsible for the goods if the delivery is not taken by clients within two weeks from the delivery date.

 

Customer Privacy Policy

Allure Hair has been designing and making hairpieces for film, television and entertainment industry. However, unlike others surprisingly our walls are bare without the clutter of photographs and autographed memorabilia from the work done for the Bollywood artists or other celebrities. It is a well known fact that many of the famous Bollywood stars, models & celebrities visit us.

Though we are in the vanity business we do not forget that every clients privacy is also very important hence I do not drop names for the sake of publicity. Allure Hair ensures that everyones privacy is protected. We would never divulge any details about anyone's private life be it a celebrity or a common person.

We prefer to be discreet as most people who visit us also like it that way. We are located in a residential area and do not have any hoarding or board with our name outside our premises.

Very few people will like to be seen walking out of a wig store situated in a mall or high street and meeting known people on their way out. Creating a wig or hair replacement system is a highly skilled art, where the artist cannot show off but has to conceal his artistic skill without letting others know the secret behind the flawless hair. You may proudly show or tell your friends about the new things that you bought but definitely want to keep quiet about your wig or hairpiece.

We do not share or transfer any identifiable information which you may have shared with us during consultation or otherwise with or to our affiliates, licensees and partners.We assure total confidentiality.However we may disclose any personally identifiable information we deem necessary, in our sole discretion,to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or government request.

Your Confidentiality

For women experiencing hair loss, it can be a sensitive issue regarding the labels and packaging of hair replacement products when they are ordered and sent to their home. Sometimes, the thought of packaging with the wording of wig, prosthesis, or hair replacement can be unsettling and is considered as a compromise of privacy. For this reason, we have strict standards regarding our product and shipping labels.

Allure Hair will respect your privacy in all aspects of transactions, phone conversations, and e-mails. Our policy is to protect your privacy by contacting you at your request only.

All the labeling, packaging, invoicing, shipping information, and credit card transactions will contain only the name of the company Allure Hair or refer to the products as sent by YATIN DESHPANDE. There will not be any mention of wig, cranial prosthesis, hair enhancement or other term used to describe the contents of the package on the label when shipping products in order to maintain your privacy.

We understand and respect that your personal experience is a very private matter. Be assured that your confidential information and purchases will be protected to the best of our ability.


Out of Mumbai & International orders

We accept orders from customers all over India as well as all other countries around the world. Our products are delivered by courier to customer’s doorstep. Even without leaving your house you can order a custom-made wig / hair replacement system from us.We will guide you through the entire process how to fit, attach and maintain your own hairpiece without going to a professional everytime.Customers will be required to pay courier / shipping charges on their ordered products.Courier charges will be notified beforehand if the client desires. Allure Hair is not responsible for incorrect address information given or the courier is sent back to us due to any reasons. The client will have to bear the courier charges again in such cases.

Goods should arrive within the stipulated time for that particular delivery once they are despatched. Weekends are excluded from working days and should be considered when making an order. We cannot be held responsible for any delay as a result of any local / National Holidays, natural disasters,strikes and carrier delays. Our responsibility ceases when we hand over the goods to the courier / Shipper.If a product is lost, damaged or stolen in transit we are not liable to replace or pay for it. Customer may request Insurance for their package at their own extra cost.

International Shipments require customs clearance. The rules and requirements for customs clearance vary from country to country. We are not responsible for any duties, taxes or additional charges that may be charged by Customs for any international deliveries. It is the customer's responsibility to pay any additional taxes, fees or duties or to arrange for any permits or special paperwork that may be required. Invoices are sent with all shipments. This is the only document that will be sent with your shipment.

Restricted Countries

We follow guidelines issued by government and trade bodies regarding non-cooperative countries and territories. We also take guidance from partner banks around the world, their requirements and stance on high-risk and restricted countries. Allure Hair works with banks and merchants to ensure all parties have a high level of awareness regarding potential fraud.

 

Business Hours

For enquiries and / or booking appointments please contact us between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.( Indian Standard Time). Last Appointment must reach by 6.30 p.m.

To ensure our undivided attention, our service is available by appointment only.Please fix an appointment before coming. We do not take walk in clients.

Delivery of wigs after 5 p.m.on the delivery date. After the delivery date goods can be collected by appointment during business hours.

We are not responsible for the goods if the delivery is not taken by clients within one week from the delivery date.

 

Contact Information

Postal Address:

Ganesh Apartments, Flat No. 1, Ground Floor, Plot no.40, Pandurang Wadi, Road No. 3, Goregaon East, Mumbai 400 063, INDIA.

Phone:

Mobile : +91 99 200 45 882 (Vodafone), +91 98 67 68 55 65 (Airtel), +91 95 949 45 882 (Idea), +91 98 690 768 12 (MTNL Dolphin)

E-mail:

( Please send e-mails to all addresses )

allurehair.yatin@gmail.com

yatin.deshpande@ymail.com

Location

We are located in Goregaon East, a suburb in North West of Mumbai, the commercial capital of India. Goregaon has been for long been associated with Bollywood, the Film & Television, Fashion, Media industry.There are a number of shooting studios,locations in and around Goregaon. The Film city is about 6 kms. from Goregaon Station. The national ( Domestic ) Airport is about 10kms. away while the international airport is 12 kms away.

How to reach us

Please anticipate traffic delays in Mumbai and start well in time. In case you are unsure about the time generally required to reach us from your location please enquire with us.

By Road : We can be reached easily by the Western Express Highway or by S.V. Road if you are coming by road.

A. If you are coming by the Western Express Highway come upto the Aarey Milk colony traffic signal and turn on to Aarey Road towards the Goregaon station. Ask for the nearest landmark St. Thomas High school.We are about 200 metres ahead from there. Take the right turn on Pandurang wadi road no.2. Once you are in that lane take the left turn from there and we are in the second building on the left.

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If you are coming by the Western Express Highway come upto the Gokuldham or Oberoi mall traffic signal and turn to come towards the Veer Savarkar flyover bridge which connects Goregaon East and Goregaon West. After taking a turn here skip the two crossings (junctions) and turn left at Masurkar Chowk to come in to Masurashram Marg (Pandurang wadi Road no 4).

B. If you are coming by S.V. Road then come upto the traffic signal at Goregaon Telephone exchange and take the fly over bridge which comes to Goregaon East.Take the first right turn at Masurkar Chowk to come in to Masurashram Marg (Pandurang wadi Road no.4).

C. If you are coming by Link road Goregaon west then come upto the traffic signal at Inorbit Mall and turn to come towards Goregaon telephone exchange. Take the fly over bridge which comes to Goregaon East.Take the first right turn at Masurkar Chowk to come in to Masurashram Marg (Pandurang wadi Road No. 4).

Public Transport: We are about 5-7 minutes walking distance from Goregaon Railway station which is on the Western Railway. (Nearest Landmark St.Thomas High School, Goregaon East). We are about 200 metres ahead from there. Take the right turn on Pandurang wadi road no.2. Once you are in that lane take the left turn from there and we are in the second building on the left.

 

 

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Frequently asked questions about Wigs & Hair pieces

Important Facts about Hair used for making wigs

 


Natural human hair used for wig making or extensions is available in many varieties, looks the most natural and is the best option. The major advantage of natural hair is that it can be treated and maintained just as you would maintain your own hair. But it does have a tendency to tangle together only if not cared for properly. The cost varies according to quality of the hair.

Remi or Remy hair:

This type of hair that has its cuticle intact and has been partially hand processed to maintain root tip alignment. The cuticle layers are all facing the same direction from root to end just like your natural hair and, therefore, do not tangle. This hair is more expensive but will remain in good condition for much longer than decuticlized hair. This also ensures that the extensions behave exactly like your own hair, blending in perfectly with your own hair and looking natural. It can also be heat styled and colored to match to your own hair colour or highlighted / low lighted easily.

The majority of ready to wear machine-made human hair wigs are mostly made in China. They are made of hair which is chemically stripped of its cuticle so that it can be machine processed without concern about hair direction or root end alignment. They are not made from virgin hair with cuticle intact and in same direction. If the cuticle is left and the roots ends alignment mixed up, the scales on the cuticle would oppose and pull each other causing tangling. To avoid this it is necessary to process the hair with strong chemical treatment to destroy and strip it of its cuticle layer, leaving it thin and fragile.

All wigs ,Hair extensions and hair replacement systems made by Allure Hair are made with natural virgin hair with cuticle intact and in same direction.

As human hair shades differ, to match the color or to get the required lighter shades the color is stripped and then it is recolored usually using fabric dyes and not professional hair color that is uesd in salons. The hair is covered with a silicon layer which gives it a healthy shiny look and softer texture. Initially the hair seems shiny and beautiful, but after a few washes the silicon layer starts to wash away and the hair becomes dull and brittle again, thus resulting in tangling, discomfort, and breakage of hair. The negative effects of stripping off the cuticle are brittleness, reduced protection from sunlight, dryness, salt, chlorine and pollution as well as a tendency to absorb liquids, swell or matt. It is not advisable to colour or heat style this hair. Due to the chemical processes the hair has already gone through, using any chemical on it will cause the hair to disintegrate and fall apart. It is not possible for common people to make out if the hair is of this type with the naked eye.

Remy hair is of Indian origin collected from various temples in India, where people go and offer their hair to God in reverence. The specialty of this hair is that when the hair is cut/ shaved from the devotees head, they are cut in a pony tail or braided form thus keeping all the cuticles in the same direction. The Remy hair when used properly in hair ventilation of hair pieces or on a weft do not tangle and have a smooth feeling when you run your finger from top to bottom. This is hair that does NOT go through an acid bath. Because it still has the cuticle on it is stronger than regular hair used in hair pieces.

Single Drawn and Double drawn Hair

The hair quality is determined by the percentage full length strands available in bunch of hair. Average quality hair that is 18 inches [45cm] long may have 20% of the strands measuring 18 inches [45cm] a further 40% measuring from 14-16 inches [35-40cm] and the other 40% measuring 6-12 inches [15-30cm] All the hair of premium or superior grades are in fact full length, meaning each strand is exactly the stated length and the thickness is equal at the root and the ends.

Remy Hair Single Drawn

This type of Remy Hair is bunched directly from the scalp by shaving the head. Care is taken to remove the very short hair, with the longer hair, found in different hair length, giving a pony tail like appearance. The hair will have 3" difference in the roots to ends that is some hair in a piece will be 3" shorter than the original length.

Remy double drawn

This means only hair of the same length. For example: a hair piece of 20 inches of Remi quality and double drawn has hair lengths of 20" only. It contains all hair of the same length no hair shorter than that. Premium quality hair extensions are made from hair strands that are all approximately the same length so the thickness of the hair should be the same all the way down its length. This is rare and expensive; such hair is called full length Double drawn hair.

Non Remi Hair:
The cuticles are present in different directions and the hair is prone to tangling and breakage during detangling due to this.

Tangle free hair:
This is the most commonly sold hair in the world as human hair. Hair is chemically stripped of its cuticle so that it can be machine processed without concern about direction or root end alignment. If the cuticle is left but the roots ends alignment mixed up, the scales that form the cuticle would oppose and pull on each other causing tangling. Because of the different directions the hair is lying in it is necessary to process it with strong chemical treatment to strip it of its cuticle layer and prevent it from tangling.

Chemical treatment is required for such hair in order to thin it out and give it a softer texture; this mixed hair undergoes an aggressive chemical treatment that destroys the hair cuticle layer, leaving it thin and fragile. The hair is covered with a silicon layer which gives it a healthy shiny look. Initially the hair seems shiny and beautiful, but after a few washes the silicone layer starts to wash away and the hair becomes dull and brittle again, thus resulting in tangling, discomfort, and breakage of hair. This type of hair without cuticle is known as tangle free Non remi hair.

Asian human hair is very dark so to get the required lighter shades the color is stripped and then it is recolored usually using fabric dyes not professional hair color. This means that if you want light hair it has gone through a massive chemical process to get to that color. Due to the chemical processes the hair has already gone through, putting hair color on top of it will cause the hair to disintegrate and fall apart. So, if you use any of these qualities of hair make sure you are certain you have chosen the right color or color blend as you will not be able to change the color later.

The negative effects of stripping off the cuticle are brittleness, reduced protection from sunlight, dryness, salt, chlorine and pollution as well as a tendency to absorb liquids, swell or matt. It is not advisable to colour or heat style this hair.

 

 

Wig Making

People have little or no knowledge about wigs or hair replacement systems especially if they are first time wearers so we make an effort to be as helpful by giving more information.
Creating a wig or hair replacement system is a highly skilled art. This is an art where the artist cannot show off but has to conceal his artistic skill without letting others know the secret behind the flawless hair. It should look natural and not like anything other than the head of hair you should have had.

Generally the view on the word wig is not a very positive one. It's a harsh word with a hard connotation. I would rather refer to it as Aternative Hair or Hair Solutions or even Fashion Hair if it for non medical hairloss.

Many wigmakers advertise the term 'Medical Wigs'. In fact, there are no such wigs. Wigs for medical hair loss are those wigs which give the most natural and comfortable solutions for daily wear. They are not made by a specific brand or have a price range. You should choose your wig based on your personal preference and what makes you feel the most comfortable. However, some wigs work better for sensitive scalp due to chemotherapy or hair loss.All monofilament top wigs have soft caps, are lightweight and well ventilated making them appropriate choices for medical hair loss patients. For people with extremely sensitive scalps, 100% hand-tied wigs are the most comfortable because they do not have wefts, therefore there are very few seams to irritate the scalp. Only through constant research and personal experience have we compiled information of wigs to be used by clients with hair loss due to cancer and alopecia. We take constant feedback from clients. This client feedback allows us to learn and improve from their experiences.

A good wig, requires a proper design, and does not necessarily need to have a lot of hair. Less density of hair gives more natural appearance. Too much hair can detract from the naturalness of any wig, hair replacement or restoration method. So in replicating the growth and density of natural hair exactly as you find with naturally occurring hair a naturally contoured hairline that begins with irregularly spaced hair increasing in density as the hairline progresses, visible scalp beneath the hair, from the hairline through the crown has to be made. A flow and bounce to the hair that allows multiple directional movement of the hair for unlimited styling options. So if you have a dense wig with too much hair emerging from the front it is going to look artificial.

A Wig for hair loss due to Alopecia, Chemotherapy, and Radiation should be

Custom made to give natural appearance and get the perfect fit

Very light weight, breathable and allow air ventilation.

Easily washable for hygienic reasons, without tangling of hair.

Comfortable & not exert pressure on any area of the head in spite of prolonged use.

Keep in mind that a wig cannot replicate the way your hair blends into your skin. It surely does in movies and on television, but that requires a great deal of time and trained professionals to look after it full time to keep it looking that way.

 

Choose a wig style that works for you

A wig can help you feel most like yourself. Mostly people choose a style and color that are similar to their natural hair, while few others take this opportunity to experiment with a new look. There are several things to consider when choosing a wig, such as style, hair length, face shape – as well as lifestyle. These are all important factors in finding that perfect style. But please note that style should come only after practicality.

Consider your lifestyle
What does your typical day involve? Will you be wearing your wig every day, or only occasionally? These questions, as well as others concerning your work, recreational and social activity, may affect which style you choose. Be sure to keep your typical daily or weekly activities in mind as you choose wigs.The three main items needed to make a wig are the net base on which the hair is knotted, the hair and accessories. You will need to determine what type of net base will suit your lifestyle and your skin as well. The weather conditions where you live will have to be taken into account when ordering your wig. Keep in mind also how much time you can give on maintaining your wig.

Customizing your style
Before wearing your wig for the first time, take it to your hairstylist and have them cut and style it to suit your face in case you have ordered it from a far away place. If you plan on coloring a human hair wig or add a few high lights, we recommend having your hair colorist do it.

Consider style length
As a rule, shorter styles are easiest to care for. Longer styles require a little more maintenance. A common mistake women make is choosing hair styles that are too long, which might not only be more work, but may overpower their features. Also remember that during treatment you may experience exhaustion, when you won’t want to fuss with your hair. The easier and more convenient your style is, the better off you’ll be.

Choose a color that flatters
Many women feel most comfortable selecting a shade that matches their natural hair color. To do so, we recommend looking at your hair and color samples together under natural light to determine which color most closely resembles your own.
On the other hand, you certainly don’t have to choose a color identical to your own. Try going just a shade lighter or warmer than your natural color to brighten your features. You can also choose styles with highlights that feature a subtle blending of shades for added depth and dimension.

The aim is to find a shade that complements your skin tone and brings out your natural color. A mistake many women make is choosing a color that’s too dark, especially given changes in skin color that occur during treatment. When in doubt, go a shade lighter. Your hair stylist can help you determine which shade works best for you.

Color Selections
Various differences in computer monitor screen quality and resolution may make colors appear different than they actually are. If you are in need of color assistance, we highly recommend you call us so we can help blend the wig or hairpiece color to your hair color. We take no responsibility for color selections made by customers during the order process. We assume you know the color you need and will process your order as such unless you ask for advice.

What is the difference between machine-made and hand-made hairpieces?

The main difference between a handmade wigs made of natural virgin hair with cuticle intact and in same direction, and one that is machine made and bought off-the-shelf is the fit.If a wig does not fit right and exerts excessive pressure at certain points, the hair follicles at those points will die and hair will never grow back. So I recommend wigs that don't hold them tightly against the scalp. Very few people realize that everyone's head shape is very different and sizes vary considerably.

Machine-made wigs are usually cheaper than hand-made pieces. In most styles the hair are machine sewn onto a “weft” in a fixed pattern. The wefts are then assembled together on an open net base. Generally this type of construction is worn by persons who have some hair, as you can see through the wefts when the wind blows.

Hand-made methods involve hand knotting on a net base or hand inserting into a custom molded base. Hand construction methods usually provide a more random and natural appearance. Most hand knotting or implantation process is tedious and very labor intensive. On some hairpieces, there are over 140,000 individual hair shafts that need to be inserted. There are a wide variety of price and appearance options. The way a wig is made affects how it looks just as much as the type of hair used.

There are three different types of wig constructions: custom made, hand-made ready to wear and machine-made.

Custom-made wigs are almost undetectable from natural hair. They are the usually the best viable option for hair loss patients, but they are expensive compared to readymade wigs and generally take from two / three weeks to a few months to complete.

Hand-made wigs look the most natural of the readymade choices because individual strands are knotted on to a net base rather than wefts of hair being sewn together. These wigs can be parted and styled with accessories because there is no chance the vents will be exposed. The hair also falls and moves more naturally.

Machine-made wigs are the least expensive and most widely available. Wefts of hair are sewn together in a straight line, cut and assembled into a wig. When you look inside a machine-made wig you can see the lines. Many look extremely realistic as long as they are not parted, pulled back or otherwise altered. Some people find these wigs more comfortable because the construction creates vents that allow air to circulate to the scalp.

How are hand made wigs or hair pieces constructed?

Hair is attached to the wig base with “ventilating needles.” Ventilating needles come in various sizes and have small hooks at the end designed to pull a specific number of hairs from the hair bundle and insert them into the base material. The needles with the smallest hooks will pull one hair shaft at a time. Larger hooks can pull up to 6 hair shafts at a time. Single hair shaft knotting or implanting looks the most natural, and is also the most expensive.
The single shaft method duplicates the pattern of growth hair and provides the most natural looking results. The multi-shaft implantation can be less expensive, but may be less natural looking, especially at the part line or crown. When hair is knotted the knotting varies over the surface of the base to duplicate that of growth hair on the scalp. Special techniques are often used at the front hairline and the nape of the neck depending on the style of the hairpiece.

Also, the more natural, the less durable, and vice versa. But with durability, you have to sacrifice some naturalness. That is why our wigs / Hair System material is chosen to be perfect balance of the both. We generally wait for at least a year before we start using any new product or material that is available. We do our own trials first and only when we are satisfied we use new products on our clients.

We make wigs/ hair replacement systems from clients own head moulds.The creation of a mould enables us to produce a perfect scalp fit, replicating the individuals contours and providing a 'second skin' comfort.

How much time does it take to get delivery of a new wig?

We only make customized made to measure wigs on order. We do not have ready to wear wigs available in stock with us normally. However sometimes the sample pieces that we have fit the clients requirement then we can give it to them immediately.

The making of a wig for a new client can take three or four visits.

The first is for consultation when we show samples,understand client requirements, explain in detail how we make the wig and decide on hairstyle and color. At this time, we take accurate head measurements if the client wishes to go ahead to make the wig. If the client places the order then we make the base cap for the wig.
The second visit is for the base cap trial of the wig for an exact fit. In case of patients who are unable to travel due to health reasons, they can skip this visit.
The third visit is for hairdressing session and delivery. The wig will be cut and styled after we show the client how to put it on and teach them with the appropriate method of attachment. We offer a full cutting and styling service but clients have the option of using their own hairdresser for them to cut and finish if so desired. We recommend that you get it color matched to your own hair by getting your stylist / colorist to color it exactly.
It is possible to produce a wig in extremely urgent circumstances of illness or distress in less than one week, but in most cases, it is best to give us around two weeks.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE AN EXTRA CHARGE FOR ANY WORK REQUIRED WITHIN ONE WORKING WEEK. This is only possible if we will able to complete the order depending upon the workload at that time.

We charge Rs.2000/- (to be paid in advance before the consultation begins) for the initial consultation. Clients are requested to book appointments & be punctual so that sufficient time can be given for the consultation to be carried out properly, with complete satisfaction to achieve the best results.

We are caring, and respect your privacy hence we make sure that there are no other clients around by spacing out appointments as normally people who suffer from hair loss due to medical conditions prefer privacy.

Due to our privacy policy and space constraints we permit only one person to accompany patients within our premises.

How much does a wig cost?

As a matter of policy we do not give prices over the telephone without seeing the client or their photographs. We require old photographs of the clients before the hair loss started along with present photographs to get an idea of their hairline, style, color etc. if they want a similar look for the wig. Otherwise they can send a reference photo of someone else if they want a different look so that we can give them an estimate.

The cost of a basic short length ladies / men's partial wig starts at around Indian Rupees 20,000/- (about 325$ US or 240 Euros depending on the prevailing foreign exchange rate at that time) and the price goes upwards. The price of our custom made hand knotted full wig varies according to Cap size,Cap construction, Hair type (Indian hair, European hair, etc.),Hair length, Hair density and above all on how much intricate work has to be done.

The more expensive the wig, the more lightweight, supple and well-fitting the cap, which moulds perfectly to the head. We work to a standard, not a price, and we never make false promises that may not meet your expectations.

The less hair a wig has, the more time it takes to make than a dense hair wig. All our wigs are handmade with highest quality virgin human hair with cuticle intact and in same direction from root to end and, therefore, do not tangle. This type of hair is most expensive but will remain in good condition for much longer than decuticlized hair. It can also be heat styled and colored to match to your own hair color or highlighted / low lighted easily. We are able to offer color matching and can get hair in straight, curly or wavy forms and in varying degrees of thickness and texture.

The cost increases depending on the length, color and hair type, but there are no hidden extras and the basic price includes cutting and styling initially when you first take delivery of your wig and a second one within two weeks after that in case you want any minor changes. We do this because in order to get the exact cut the wig may be possibly cut too short. We prefer to leave the hair a little longer so you can get used to it and if needed trim it up later.I generally prefer to cut the wig on the clients own head as that gives a perfect idea about the final look. I assure all clients that I am conservative in my cutting and no one is used as a subject for my own artistic creations.

We charge Rs.2000/- (to be paid in advance before the consultation begins) for the initial consultation of the wig / hair replacement system , hair extensions or any other product that we make.

Washing, styling and color costs are given based on the type of wig. The wigs can be washed and conditioned regularly by following the guidelines. We offer a complete after-sales facility including the opportunity for the wigs to be brought to us for washing, styling, coloring and refilling of hair as and when it is needed. We instruct the clients on how to wash their own wig at home and get the appropriate wig block, brushes etc. to enable them to do this. Once we have made for a client, the details are on record and it is much easier to make further pieces. If you send us your used wig or hairpiece, we can make a similar piece if not an exact copy of it.

CautionDo not waste your money on cheap wigs. Although the price may be tempting, you will only get what you pay for. Many cheap readymade wigs are mass produced by inexperienced unskilled wigmakers as opposed to being crafted by highly skilled experienced wig makers who hand tie each individual hair strand to the wig base.Such type of cheap wigs requires repeated refilling of hair as the density of the hair reduces after use due to shedding of hair due to incorrect knotting or breakage of hair due to tangling and the net base becomes visible. Refilling of hair repeatedly means incurring additional cost. So effectively such wigs tend to cost more in the long run. This cost is not considered when buying a wig which may be cheaper initially but you end paying more during the period of use. A well-crafted custom made wig like the type we make usually takes 40 to 100 hours( four to eight working days ) for one person to make and takes the donor years to grow the hair used in these wigs. 

Does Allure Hair have a return policy?

We had a return policy earlier but due to abuse of our previous return policy by clients. We do not offer refunds on custom orders since they are 100% custom made to your measurements and specifications. Your hair style, color and size is unique to only you and will not be easily interchangeable with anyone else. Therefore, this is a custom made order for you and we will not offer a refund under any circumstances.Constructing a wig can take anywhere from 40 to 100 man hours depending on type, and very expensive hair and base materials are used. This is too much time, effort and money for individuals to purchase our wigs only for temporary use. Selling a restocked wig is also difficult. So we give no refunds on custom orders.

In case we have sent you the wrong item and not what you ordered only then we will replace it for you if we get it back within four days of receipt of product(s) by you. ALL RETURNED ITEMS MUST be in the original condition. Any wigs that have been cut, colored or altered, in any way will invalidate the acceptance for exchange conditions.Wigs may only be tried on briefly but may not be worn for any period of time. Determination of eligibility for exchange is solely at Allure Hair’s discretion.

You are responsible to pay the cost of any return shipping. Once we receive the item in its original condition we will process your exchange. You will get the similar item in exchange. In case you would like to change something then the earlier estimate will not be valid. we will give you a new estimate. Only after we get the amount difference do we start making your goods. Please specify the reasons for the return, your preferences and to suggest alternative options.Additionally, all tags and packaging must be included and attached.

Note: If you request our suggestions / assistance in selecting a style or color, please understand that we can only make suggestions and cannot guarantee that these suggestions will work for you. Please make sure that what you order is what you want.

When trying on a wig, please wear it on clean hair or wear a wig cap liner at all times to protect the condition of the wig.

Hair goods, as merchandise is a most precaroius commodity. It does not take much to disturb the product from its original new condition. For this reason we are very clear in maintaing a strict quality control assurance, as we only sell new goods and not re-fabricated. Surely you would not like to receive a piece worn or used by someone else from us.

How many wigs / hairpieces do I need? OR Is one wig good enough for me?

It is always necessary to have a back-up wig / hairpiece regardless of the type of wig you choose. Those who wear a wig daily for more than 10 to 12 hours should definitely have two wigs.

Factors such as sweating, pollution and humidity will contribute to the frequency of washing. Sweat at the net base if not cleaned properly and bad hygiene can lead to skin problems like fungal infection of the scalp. Not only can you wash one wig while you wear the other, you can be sure to have a fresh one for special occasions.  

Sometimes an unforeseen situation may arise and cause problems that a professional will need to fix. While it is being repaired, you will need an alternative hairpiece to wear. Though human hair wigs can last from 1 to 4 years, they require periodic repairs during their lifespan. Repairs may take up to two to three weeks. Your back-up wig / hairpiece will allow you to have peace of mind and feel comfortable in any situation.

Many clients prefer to alternate styles and colors – adding versatility to their wardrobes. Owning more than one wig can add fun and creativity while allowing you the freedom to change your look to match your mood as per the occasion.

How long will the wig last and does it come with any kind of warranty?

Allure Hair wigs / Hair System life span is dependant on customers own care, wear and other conditions out of our control.

Our wigs are made to last for 12 months with regular wear. However, if clients don't take care of the wig or hair system, they won't last just like anything else. Our wigs do not come with a Warranty. Every piece is inspected carefully before sending to the client. As we have no control over the quality of care a client gives to the hair once the wig is in their hand. We cannot force clients to keep the hair clean, not to chemically process it or do anything damaging. We do guarantee that the base will not fray for a period of 6 months. If it does, we will repair it free of charge within that period.We fully back our products with our guarantee, but please remember that proper care helps to prolong the life you can expect from our wigs / Hair Systems. We do not offer any warranty for the results of a chemical service performed on a wig after purchase by your stylist / Colorist.

We have plenty of wigs with us which were made over 12 to 15 years ago which we still use for our own work in the media. These wigs are well looked after by us hence they last very long.

How can I be sure my wig will not move or fall off my head?

Your made to measure wig should fit you both comfortably and securely. When we make a wig which is made to measure this problem does not arise. Because everyone's head has a shape unique to that person, every wig is provided with elastic tabs that can be easily adjusted to conform to your head. Choosing a wig in your correct size when you are buying a readymade wig makes a big difference. When your wig fits correctly, it should not move or fall at all.

What is the correct method for fitting and removing my wig or hairpiece?

Place the hairpiece upside down so you can see the inside area at the nape facing away from you. You will see two stiffeners near the ear flap (the points that go in front of your ears). If necessary, the earflaps can be gently rounded inwards very slightly, so the cap edge always fits close to your temples.

You can use a wet cloth to dampen your scalp before you place it on your head this will allow the wig/ prosthesis to slide more easily into the correct position. Many people make this part of their daily routine. Wet and slide' is a proven method to ensure a good fit and avoid cap stretching.

Check that no hair has been pulled inside the cap along the perimeter.

Bend your head down into the cap, then lift your head and hair together. Hold the hair at each side above your ears to gently slide the cap into the correct position. Some hairpieces may need to be used on the head for a few times before they take the shape of your head. This really just depends on the shape of your head.

Look in a mirror or feel to check there's even spacing around each ear, and there's no space at the top or crown.

It is essential that the hairpiece is correctly positioned when you have it styled. We recommend some practice fittings at home before your styling appointment, so there's no risk of fringes or bangs being cut too short because the prosthesis wasn't fitted correctly ( if you are getting it styled by your stylist).

To remove, slide a small finger under the cap edge above or behind each ear. Lift the hairpiece off your head. Do not put your finger in under the front hairline (you'll stretch it!) or under the nape edge (this could tear the cap above the ears!).

Remember to be gentle with your prosthesis we want you to use it for as long as possible

Will the wig be uncomfortable?

A custom made wig is never uncomfortable. Wearing a new wig is like wearing a new pair of shoes, once you’ve worn it a few times in the house, it becomes much more comfortable as the wig takes the shape of youe own head you get used to wearing it. Patience with the process; Keep in mind that you are putting something foreign on your head that will take some getting used to. It may feel hot or itchy depending on what the base of the cap is made of.

Why do I notice tangling at the back of the wig?

Tangling at the back of the wig is usually caused due to the friction of the hair against other objects such as collar, jewellery in the neck, leaning against the sofa, a chair, a head rest in a car, or against a pillow. The friction causes the human hair damage which will eventually cause it to tangle. To help to prevent the tangling, be sure to brush out all of the tangles before washing. Apply a conditioner or detangling solution to the hair after washing and be sure to rinse well. The use of a satin pillow case will help to reduce the damage to the back of the wig. If you find that you are leaning against a sofa or chair, it might be helpful to place a satin cover on the back of the sofa or chair.

Can wigs / hairpieces be made with clients own hair?

Wigs can be made with clients own hair only if it is in good condition and not chemically treated wih any kind of hair color/dye, henna, straightening /perming products.

The patient has to contact me well before the first chemotherapy treatment begins. After looking at the hair I inform the patients if the hair is usable or not.

Hair that is collected after it has fallen off the scalp, collected from the comb or brush or swept off the floor is not usable at all.

We shave off the hair directly from the client's head and meticulously hand tie your hair in exactly the same area from where it was originally removed strand-by-strand on to a light and durable base cap.

Hair that has been bleached / over processed is not usable.  I can only use hair longer than 15 inches from your own hair. Short hair is of no use for the wig. We may have to add 30 to 60 % of our own hair if your hair is not sufficient. As the major cost of making a wig is the cost of the hair itself, patients can save 25% on the cost of the hair used for making the wig. This is an important fact that Doctors and medical counselors should inform the patients. This fact is also not revealed by most wigmakers.

As most patients are aware that hair loss is going to happen, be prepared and order your wig well in advance before the first chemotherapy treatment. Custom-made wigs or hairpieces take at least 2 weeks before they are ready. Most patients are expected to lose their hair but still have a faint hope that it would not happen to them. However, hair starts to thin and fall out in the three-week period after the first chemotherapy. Hair loss can happen suddenly, although it is usually more gradual and begins within two or three weeks of starting treatment.

The hair thins and falls out once chemotherapy begins so rather than wait for your hair to fall out and be thrown away use it to make your wig. I recommend having your hair shaved before your chemotherapy treatment starts rather than wait for your hair to fall out . As the scalp may become dry and tender it may not be possible to shave the hair once chemotherapy begins. Please note that hair has to be stored in the same direction that it grows i.e. from roots to ends. Hair that is collected after it has fallen off or swept off the floor is not usable as it will tangle.  

In case patients have friends or relatives who have long hair similar to their hair type and would like to donate their long hair for your wig then I can use that as well. Normally a wig can be made with hair donated by 6 to 10 donors.

When should I order my wig if I am going to lose my hair because of treatment ?

Losing hair from your head, face, or body can be hard to accept. Feeling angry or depressed is common and perfectly all right. Because hair loss is such an emotional experience for men as well as women, spend some time getting used to the idea of you being without hair. The idea is to figure out how to maintain a positive body image after your hair is gone. For obvious reasons, this is easier to do before you lose your hair. At the same time, keep in mind that it is a temporary side effect. Talking about your feelings can help. Get your wig or hairpiece before you lose a lot of hair. That way, you can match your current hair style and color. Take your wig to your hairdresser or wigmaker for styling and cutting to frame your face if it is not already done.

Cutting your hair:

You may want to make an appointment to have your hair cut short. This approach provides you with an emotional way between having a full head of hair and none at all. If all your hair comes out, it's easier to manage losing short hair than long — for a while, anyway. And if only a little of your hair ends up falling out, the hair that is left will look thicker and fuller if it's short. It's less traumatic to lose short clumps of hair than long ones —and it's easier to fit a wig over less hair.

Hair falls out in single strands and in clumps. Once it starts coming out, hair will be on your pillow, on your collar, on the floor and in your shower.There are patients who do not touch their hair but as the hair loss increases the hair becomes entangled with hair that was still securely anchored within the follicles. I explain to them that they would feel more comfortable and there would be less chance of infection if the matted hair that were under tension were removed or shaved off. The elimination of uncontrolled hair fall and embarrassment of shedding generally helps. Frankly, it's a complete mess — such a mess that you may find yourself dialing your hair stylist and asking for an appointment to have your head shaved. Shaving facilitates prosthetic hair security and comfort i.e. two way tape and other adhesives for hair prostheses.

If you suspect that you may weep while having your head shaved, I can schedule the appointment in complete privacy and then wear your wig before leaving. Keep in mind that you are not the first person to undergo this type of procedure, and you will not be the last. I am happy to do what I can to help you through this difficult appointment.

Another way to make the transition easier is to start having fun with your hair now, before you begin treatment. If you've ever wanted to experiment with a different style and color, now is the perfect time. Have you always wondered what you would look like in a shorter style? Go for it! That way, when you do transition to a wig you will feel free to continue experimenting with new and different looks.

Could a wig cause damage to my scalp, or slow my own natural hair growth?

No, absolutely not. Wearing a wig will not harm your scalp or inhibit new growth.During the period of shedding it is best to keep the scalp clean by shampooing as normal, as hair may become entangled as it falls away from the hair follicles. Shampooing does not increase the hair loss but makes the scalp feel more comfortable and, when the hair starts to regrow; the scalp is also in the optimum condition. The other reason that the hair or scalp should be shampooed regularly is that, if you decide to wear a hat or wig, then the scalp has a covering of sebum (sweat) and this can leave the surface sore along with an odour. In fact, a wig will make you feel better and more confident about your appearance, while helping maintain body heat and preventing overexposure of your sensitive skin during this time.You may also find there is an in-between period when your hair is growing back but you aren’t quite ready to go out with your own hair. You may choose to wear a wig or other headcover until your hair is longer. Most women choose to wear their wig until their own hair has grown enough to style and shape and they are confident of moving around with their own hair.

How long will it take for my hair grow back after chemotherapy?

If you had chemotherapy, here's a general time table:

  • two to three weeks after chemotherapy ends: soft baby fine hair
  • one month after: real hair starts to grow at its normal rate
  • two months after: an inch of hair

How long it takes to grow back a full head of hair (and pubic hair, lashes, and brows if you lost them too) varies from person to person.The hair growing back is often a total different texture kinky and dry and length (very slow growing. )It's quite common for hair to grow back differently after radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment. There are several reasons why it happens.
When hair is damaged by radiotherapy or chemotherapy, the weaker hair follicles are destroyed completely whilst the stronger ones often recover. In most people, this means that hair on the top of the head thins more than hair at the sides - the same pattern you see when people go bald naturally for other reasons.

Although it may look as if it is all one colour, most people's hair actually contains several different hair types - this is why real hair tends to have more depth of colour than artificial wigs. Everybody has some hair that's finer than the rest - this is the first to grow when we're babies, and it's often the last to go. Because some hair types are stronger than others, some people's hair will actually change shade after treatment. This doesn't mean that something has colored it, but just that differently colored hair strand follicles have died out.

Hair is often kinky after radiation treatment because, when the body is irradiated, it does not affect the body unequally. This means that follicles can be damaged at one side but healthy at the other. When they create hair, it's squeezed out at an angle, making it curl. While it could be straightened by pressing with hair straighteners, this is likely to damage fragile hair further. The hair is likely to stay the way it is, at least in terms of its thickness and shape. However, there's no reason why it needs to stay dry. What it needs is proper nourishment to produce healthier hair in the future. Improving your blood circulation will help more nutrients to reach your hair follicles, so try to get more exercise and make sure you eat a healthy diet.To overcome the nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system. You can also try gently massaging your scalp with coconut or olive oil (avoid citrus oils, as they can dry the skin more). Try not to wash your hair too often and never wash it without using conditioner. You may never be as happy with it as you were before your illness, but it's still worth bringing out the best in it.

Generally, the hair most likely to fall out is the hair that tends to grow back the fastest. The hair on the top of your head grows faster than your eyebrows or eyelashes.
Your new hair may be just like your old hair, or it may be thicker and curlier, or straighter, than your original hair. And your hair might grow back a different color. Women who dyed and processed their hair might not remember what their hair was like originally and may be surprised by the new natural color and texture. Eventually, your hair usually goes back to the way it used to be after the effect of chemotherapy on the hair follicle wears off. Within 4 to 6 months after your treatment ends, you should have a good head of hair.

Very, very rarely, permanent baldness occurs after many years of strong chemotherapy: Hair follicles get shut down, so there is no new growth. Remember, this situation is extremely rare. If you are one of the very, very few women who remain bald, you may mourn your hair for quite a while. But you can become an expert on what to do to make yourself feel attractive, and help other women deal with their new loss.

Will medical insurance cover the cost of a wig?

Wigs ( CRANIAL PROSTHESIS )are not covered by medical insurance in India though they are a side effect of a remedy for treatment. Your emotional well-being is an important part of your medical recovery process. They are treated as a cosmetic item. Insurance coverage for clients with medically related hair loss is available in many other countries. If a person requires a wig while or after receiving therapy for Alopecia or cancer, they are eligible to receive reimbursement from their health insurance plan. Wigs are covered, in part or totally, by health insurance abroad.Most insurance companies abroad will cover from 80% to 100 % of a cranial prosthesis.

Contact your insurance company and ask if they cover “cranial prostheses” (wigs) required due to medical hair loss, how much they cover, and what documentation they require. There should be a section under covered expenses related to prosthesis, prosthetic devices or medical durable equipment. Though a wig and a cranial hair prosthesis are similar the “wig” should be called “cranial hair prosthesis” for insurance purposes.Cranial prosthesis’s are different from ready to wear fashion wigs in quality, performance, and service. Prosthesis’s are made of specialized material, for individuals with severe hair loss.
You will need to get a prescription from your doctor for a cranial prosthesis. Request your doctor to write a "PRESCRIPTION" for "CRANIAL PROSTHESIS".
Notify us about your medical need for alternative hair and we will also mention it and send you an invoice and receipt for a cranial prosthesis.
Enclose a letter to the insurance company stating the necessity of a prosthesis.Detail the emotional effects that your medical treatment has had on your life.  Discuss the financial aspects of frequent cranial prosthesis purchases (if applicable).  Mention that a prosthesis is just as medically necessary as a prosthetic limb or breast - it replaces a missing body part - hair, as well as counteracting the psychological distress secondary to alopecia.
If your insurance company denies insurance coverage, you can appeal.
Never file an insurance claim for a wig. Always call it a CRANIAL PROSTHESIS.

If you don’t have insurance contact government hospitals or NGO's. There are various NGO's who offer medical assistance  in most states for individuals who meet certain income guidelines.
These are guidelines only. Always follow the procedures stated by your insurance company so you can obtain the fullest benefits possible. Individual insurance companies may have other or additional steps to complete.

WE DO NOT PROCESS INSURANCE CLAIM(S) OF ANY KIND at present.

What is the difference between a wig and cranial prosthesis?

A wig is a artificial covering of human, animal or synthetic hair worn on the head for personal enhancement, for cultural or religious reasons, for fashion or various other aesthetic and stylistic reasons, as part of a costume by actors to help them better resemble the character they are portraying, or to conceal hair loss or baldness. A ready machine made wig has a set style - what you see is what you get.

A cranial hair prosthesis is a nonsurgical hair replacement solution specifically designed for medical hair replacement applications for those suffering from hair loss due to alopecia, side effects of chemotherapy treatments, and variety of other medically related hair loss situations. Unlike an off-the-shelf wig, prosthesis is custom made to fit the clients head is sturdy and durable and exactly duplicates the patient's hair to what it looked like before the hair loss occurred. . Precise head measurements are taken and real human hair is selected to match the hair texture, color, density, part and hairline. Often variations of the hair color are blended for a more natural appearance. The hair is hand tied onto a base material that resembles scalp. The base, which is breathable and very comfortable, is attached with a semi-permanent bond. From that point, it is just like your own hair, to wash and style as you wish. The cranial prosthesis gives you a totally natural appearance. Your result is a full, lush head of hair that looks real because it is real.

Can I use heated styling tools on my wig?

The use of heated styling tools like hair drier,curling tons, straightening irons should bedone used with extreme caution. Excessive heat will cause permanent damage to the hair strands. Blow drying the hair on a cool or warm setting of the hair dryer also helps to reduce damage to the human hair used in wigs or hair prostheses. Just as naturally growing hair will be damaged by heat, a human hair prosthesis will damage over time with the use of the high setting on hair dryers, curling irons, and flat irons. This will extend the life and eliminate any unwanted damage to the wig.

Can I sleep wearing the wig on my head?

Allure Hair does not recommend that you sleep wearing the wig. You should remove the wig before sleeping as it is likely to tangle during sleep. It will also lose its styling and you will have to dress it before wearing again. Sometimes women find it tedious and prefer to sleep wearing the wig but most people prefer that they don't have hair on their face with they sleep.  Be as confident with your family as you would be alone. You should preferably wear a scarf or a skull cap while sleeping.

In case due to some reason you have to wear the wig and sleep then I always recommend that you do not sleep in the same wig that you will be wearing during the day. There are several options for sleeping if you prefer a wig instead of a scarf or turban.  The use of an older prosthesis that has been worn during the day that needs to be replaced due to the hair thinning or general wear is a solution that can extend the use of your wig. Each time that you replace your prosthesis that you wear during the day, the older one can be worn for sleeping at night. 

When caring for the prosthesis that is worn at night, it is suggested that each morning you brush all of the tangles from the hair. This will help to keep the hair from matting and frizzing. You will find that if the hair is not brushed each morning, it will become extremely difficult to remove the tangles.  The few minutes that you spend taking the necessary steps to care for the prosthesis will extend the wear, appearance, and comfort that you will experience on a daily basis. It is very helpful to use a silk or satin pillow case to prevent friction, tangling and excessive damage to the hair. 

The prosthesis should be washed and conditioned at least once a week when it is used for sleeping. Each time before washing the prosthesis, brush through the hair to remove any loose hairs.  The loose hairs can also cause tangling when washing. Once the hair has been washed and conditioned, be sure to rinse the inside of the cap thoroughly to remove the build up of any excess shampoo or conditioner. A build up residue of shampoo or conditioner on the inside of the cap can cause itching of the scalp. The hair can then be placed on a wire wig stand or over a tall bottle to air dry.

If preferred, you can use a very thin cotton liner underneath the wig for comfort.  A clean soft cotton liner can be used each night to reduce the build up of oils from the scalp on the inside of the cap.

Other option a less expensive human hair wig that is light weight.  A lighter density of hair will be cooler and more comfortable for sleeping.

I am having difficulty in wearing a wig. Are there any suggestions for making this easier?

In the beginning, you may find it uncomfortable so try to wear the wig for only 1 or 2 hours at a time during the day. You can gradually increase the wearing time as it becomes more familiar.

If the cap seems to irritate your scalp, you can wear a thin cotton liner made of muslin cloth (mul mul cloth) underneath the wig. Trim them to a shape smaller than the base of the cap and wear under the wig. Be sure to leave the areas exposed to your scalp that will provide security of the wig so that it will not slide around or shift. If the wig has an elastic adjustment, check to see if the circumference is too tight and that you have the best possible fit.

Try removing the wig and wash your head with cool or warm water several times a day. Heat is lost through the top of the head and this is helpful especially on warm days. Be sure to rinse your head well if soap is used. A residue of soap can cause the scalp to itch.

The area just behind your ears near the occipital bone can be very sensitive for some women. If the wig rests on this area or is too tight, then it can cause headaches. Sometimes adjusting the wig in this area can make a huge difference in comfort.

How do I keep the wig from itching of the scalp?

If you are experiencing discomfort and itching while wearing your wig, there are a few suggestions that might be of help.

When washing the wig, it is extremely important that you rinse all the shampoo from the wig thoroughly. If there is a residue or build up of the shampoo, it can cause irritation to the scalp. Be sure to rinse the inside base of the cap since this is the area in contact with the scalp. The same procedure of rinsing the inside of the cap applies when using a conditioner.

Another idea that might be helpful is to remove the wig after a few hours or wearing everyday and clean your scalp with a damp tissue or napkin. You can also rinse with water if needed. You will find that this will refresh your scalp and remove any oil build-up that is on the scalp. To do this on a regular basis will prevent oils from building up on the inside of the cap which can cause itching.

Many times with a hand-tied wig, the strands of hair will come back through the base. This can cause itching as well. Careful combing and brushing will help to prevent this from happening Also, it is important to follow the care instructions of the manufacturer of the wig. This will also help to prevent the hair from coming back through the cap of the wig.

Can I get an exact match of Human hair every time I order from you?

Often a hairpiece or wig may not match (exactly) the feel, texture, or natural wave pattern of one that you have owned before. Because human hair is not a mechanically controled manufactured product (such as synthetic fiber hair), human hair varies tremendously from the thickness of the hair strands (meaning thicker or thinner denier hair strands) to straight, wavy, or curly.There is no way to ensure an accurate match. Every person has certain differences within their hair.
Also, the longer the human hair lengths, the more costly; the closest to original virgin human hair the hair is, the more expensive and valuable. There is a lot to take into consideration when purchasing a human hair products for ones self. (e.g.) naturally grey silver shade of human hair is the most expensive; you might be shocked as to how much it will cost just to buy the hair itself no less having it made into a wig or piece; it is almost an impossible product to buy!
Because of all the above variations in human hair being used to make wigs and hairpieces, it is important to remember that a reasonable quality control of techniques used in it\'s processing is very very crucially important. This is why Allure Hair has a reputation for producing a constant quality human hair products.

 

 

How to take Wig Measurements

 

Please send your personal details along with your measurements & photographs together in one e-mail only.

Date of order:___(date) ___month______(year)

Name of Customer:( First Name)________________ (Middle Name)_________________(Surname)______________________

Age: __________ Sex:_______________ 

Telephone numbers:(Mobile)1: ___________________ (Mobile)2: ___________________ Landline1:_____________ Landline2:_____________

Address where the wig has to be delivered:

Name of Apartment/ building __________________________________

Flat no./House no./Apartment no. ______________________________________________

Plot no. __________________________________

Street Name/Road name,____________________________________

Area name/ locality name _______________________________________

City/ District __________________________

State________________________

Country _______________________

PIN code ________________________

 

How to send your photographs to place order for your wig/ hairpiece/ hair replacement system

Without your photographs we cannot proceed with your order. All wig measurements must be sent along with latest photographs, reference pictures or sketches of the hairstyle required on the wig.

Please send your old photograpghs before hair loss took place that clearly shows your natural hairline to use as a guide. As hair loss progresses, it may become difficult to make out where your natural hairline is. It is common to end up wearing a wig too low or too high on your forehead if the hairline is not seen.

If you send incorrect measurements then the wig will not fit you correctly. It cannot be altered later.

Guidelines for sending photographs

The photographs should be in JPEG format. Please use small file sizes (around 100 Kilobytes each photo) & do not attach very large megapixel files straight from the camera and attach them to your email.

Don't send irrelevant images, be selective, send only pictures that indicate your hairstyle correctly.Do not send photographs taken from low resolution cameras of mobile phones.

  • The photo must be taken against a light background (either white, off white, cream or light grey so that your features are distinguishable and contrast against the plain background).
  • Clear and of good quality. Crop your image to edit and remove any unnecessary portions of the picture.
  • Full face without glasses/sunglasses and normally without a hat, cap or a head covering . Should show the front back left side, right side,Top area or any other specific area where the hairloss exists.
  • Position the person being phographed and lighting in such a way that there are no distracting shadows on the face or background. Maintain a natural expression.

Hair Preparation before taking measurements

Measure the head 2-3 times to obtain very accurate measurements. You may ask different individuals to do it and then compare the results.
Use a soft measuring tape. In case, you do not have a soft measuring tape use, ribbon or thread. Cut it to the measure then lay it on a scale to get the measurements.

Before you start pin hair as flat and as tight as possible before taking the measurements. Style or braid your hair the way you plan to wear it under the wig before taking head measurements. This will eliminate bulges that distort head contours & ensure proper fit.

If you have existing hair, style your own hair as it would be under the wig, when its attached. In order to get the most accurate measurements, either braid your hair all back into flat cornrows along the scalp or braid the hair in a flat beehive, or wrap is back in a flat tight ponytail.

Hair Length styling guide. If your hair length is

2” or less: Gel Flat under a wig cap

3 – 6”: braided fine all back

6” or more: braided in a circle beehive style to avoid bulging at the back or at any one place.

Make sure to get your hair as flat as possible before taking measurements. This will eliminate bulges that distort head shape. Remember to press firmly against the scalp and measure from where your natural hair line should be. 

Hair Sample:

If you would like an exact match to your hair. I will need a hair sample.
Sample Instructions:
• Cut a piece of the hair to be matched at least ½ inch wide and 4-6” long. Enough hair must be in the sample to be able to determine its actual color.
• To match a wig to your own hair color: Cut the piece of hair from an area that best represents your “overall” hair color. This area is usually in the upper layers, outer ends of your hair. YOU WOULD NOT FIND your best “over-all” color match, for example, at the hairline on your neck (nape). This area is usually darker in color, than your “over-all” hair color.
•   Please tape the hair sample to a letter size sheet of paper. This paper is to include: Your name, address,
phone number and e-mail address also let us know which wig/hairpiece style selection you are considering.

Hair Parting

Depth of parting from the front of the hairline at the forehead

Position of parting

NONE ( all brushed back)
CENTRE parting
Above RIGHT eye     Please specify how many cms. away from the center
Above LEFT eye       Please specify how many cms. away from the center

Left part

Right part

Center part

Left crown

Right crown

Center crown

Left comb over

Right comb over

Front to back


Hair Density

 

Density is often difficult to gauge from photos and a lot depends on your hair length, how curly it is, how dark it is, the lighting, etc.

Hair Density describes how much  hair strands are knotted in the wig base. Most customers prefer Light to meduim and meduim density.
Extra light density is 50% thickness of an average head of hair
Light density is 80% thickness of an average head of hair.
Light to medium density is considered 100% thickness of an average head of hair.
Medium density is considered 130% thickness of an average head of hair. (This is thick).
Medium to heavy density is considered 150% thickness of an average head of hair. (This is very thick.)
Heavy density is 180% thickness of an average head of hair. (This is very, very thick).

Length of hair at various areas of wig

Bangs or Fringe length", Crown hair length", Nape hair length " and Sides Hair length"

Parting/crown:  light (      )   medium (      )   heavy (       )
 rest:                 light (      )  medium (      )   heavy (       )

Hair Texture

 

Waves

Straight (       )                        Slight Wave 30 mm (       )                    Standard 25 mm (       )
Tight Wave 20 mm (       )         Loose Curl 15 mm (       )                     Tight Curl 10 mm (       )

1

Circumference or Perimeter

Around head will measure the perimeter of your head.  Starting at the center of the front hairline, place the measuring tape flat against your head and completely guide it around your head.  Position the measuring tape just at the ear, down below the occipital bone towards the nape area and back around to the center of the front hairline.

Measure in centimeters.

2

Front to back

This measures the length of your head from the front at the forehead to the nape of your neck.   The nape is located where your neck bends if you were to tilt your head back and look up.  This is also, where the bottom of the wig should sit to prevent shifting when the head tilts back. Start at the front of hairline, measure across the top of your head to the nape area.

Measure in centimeters.

3

Ear to ear over crown

This measures your head for the top of the wig base. Place the measuring tape against your head at the top edge of your ear and measure directly across the top of your head to the top edge of the opposite ear.

Measure in centimeters.

4

Temple to temple across the forehead

Measure in centimeters.

5

Temple to temple around back of head

Place the measuring tape at the temple area and guide it along the back of your head until reaching the other temple area on the opposite side. For this measurement, it is extremely important to wear your hair exactly how you plan to wear it under the wig!  This will reduce the chance of your wig not fitting properly.

Measure in centimeters.

6

Nape of neck

Place the measuring tape at the lowest point of your neck at the hairline and measure across the neck to the opposite side.  This will measure the width of your hairline at the neck.

Measure in centimeters.

7

 

 

 

Hair Parting

Depth of parting from the front of the hairline at the forehead

Position of parting

NONE ( all brushed back)
CENTRE parting
Above RIGHT eye     Please specify how many cms. away from the center
Above LEFT eye       Please specify how many cms. away from the center

Left part

Right part

Center part

Left crown

Right crown

Center crown

Left comb over

Right comb over

Front to back


Hair Density

 

Density is often difficult to gauge from photos and a lot depends on your hair length, how curly it is, how dark it is, the lighting, etc.

Hair Density describes how much  hair strands are knotted in the wig base. Most customers prefer Light to meduim and meduim density.
Extra light density is 50% thickness of an average head of hair
Light density is 80% thickness of an average head of hair.
Light to medium density is considered 100% thickness of an average head of hair.
Medium density is considered 130% thickness of an average head of hair. (This is thick).
Medium to heavy density is considered 150% thickness of an average head of hair. (This is very thick.)
Heavy density is 180% thickness of an average head of hair. (This is very, very thick).

Length of hair at various areas of wig

Bangs or Fringe length", Crown hair length", Nape hair length " and Sides Hair length"

Parting/crown:  light (      )   medium (      )   heavy (       )
 rest:                 light (      )  medium (      )   heavy (       )

Hair Texture

 

Waves

Straight (       )                        Slight Wave 30 mm (       )                    Standard 25 mm (       )
Tight Wave 20 mm (       )         Loose Curl 15 mm (       )                     Tight Curl 10 mm (       )

Personal Information

Address

Email Address:

Sex

Age

Phone No.: Mobile

Phone No.: Landline.: (Please provide the best time to call you)

 

 

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Hair Replacement System & Toupee for men

 


 

A toupee can be a great boost for a man losing his hair. It can give you back your confidence and make you look younger. But there is nothing worse than a bad toupee. If people can tell that you're wearing one, it's bad. With the right kind of tape, the proper fit and good materials used in the toupee, you can look good in a hairpiece. Allure Hair specializes in custom made hairpieces for men and we consider it an art form. For the man who wants a superior hairpiece that is undetectable,offers perfect individual fit with base material that conforms to the contours of their head. Each strand of hair is pulled through and tied by hand. Our technique of ventilation, cutting, and styling create a lightweight, natural-looking hairpiece that is uniquely suited to the individual.

The terms hairpieces, hair replacement system, toupee, unit, etc. are just different names for the same thing. You may wear a hair piece and avoid hair replacement systems because of the different names, or you think they are all the same and too expensive. You may wear a hair replacement system and be cautious of hair pieces, thinking they are not as natural looking.

Don't get confused with a lot of technical jargon or words which are used while talking and are difficult for a normal person to understand. Some hair replacement clinics and stylists invent terminology to apply to a particular technique with which they make their hair replacement systems. These words can make them sound more advanced and innovative and give them more legitimacy and respectability to an unsuspecting hair loss client.

Maybe their "latest" - "cutting edge" - "best" - "innovative" - "unique" techniques do a fine job, but does it make them better in any way than others? Often, these terms are fads and marketing tools to attract unsuspecting and novice patients. When you hear a term mentioned that you have never heard before, or is unique to a particular clinic do not hesitate to ask what it means in simple terms.
We caution you on firms that use a lot of fancy procedural terms that might only be synonyms for techniques that  are routine or similar every other technique. Ask yourself, if this is latest, greatest technique a sales tool, or is it a unique method to how this firm makes their hair replacement systems.

Be cautious where you get your information from. There is a lot of one-sided advertorial-like "research" and "reports" which are cleverly disguised marketing tools. They disguise themselves under simple sounding associations, journals and educational websites which are nothing more then a platform to market a specific product or clinic.
Many of the anti-hair replacement system reports are controlled by those who are hoping to sell you a different type hair loss treatment or hair replacement method.

We specialize in making hair systems using the best and most natural techniques which are proven to be superior and are time tested over the last few years.

It is common for balding men not to have identical size heads and hair patterns. They all experience different male pattern baldness patterns. Therefore, in order to use a hairpiece that will fit and look natural, choose a custom-made hair replacement. Custom hair pieces are designed to fit perfectly.
The base is designed to contour and fit the bald area perfectly. The hair used to create the hair piece is color-matched with your hair sample. The hair shape can be matched with your own hair using a permanent hair treatment or by regular wet set hair styling, if desired.

All these can be made with natural Human or Synthetic hair and with a mesh, lace or polyurethane base. Each can be attached by several different methods for daily or extended wear by using medical grade adhesive tape, clips, bonding adhesive and weaving techniques. So don't let fancy names or old fashioned terms scare you off. The main concern should be if the system is truly a handmade customized hair piece specially tailored to your exact specifications or merely a pre-made stock piece off a shelf. Many companies use these wholesale stock pieces because they cost less which increases their already inflated profit margin and this is why they don't ask your specific desires in the ordering process. They can't, your choices are limited if the product is already made.
Give us a try, we have exactly what you're looking for.100% hand knotted, can be used by ladies and gents, easy wearing, natural looking.

Allure hair replacement systems are cost effective.
The life of a pair of Allure hair replacement systems is usually 12 to 18 months which makes our hair systems economical solution for hair loss sufferers. Other companies will try to offer and enrol you into expensive maintenance programs which require you to go to them for regular servicing and attachments.  We provide freedom to you of being bound to us.  Our clients enjoy their weekends and days off which otherwise they spend in a hair replacement salon getting their systems cleaned and attached. No one thinks of this value of the clients time when they enquire about the price initially.

Type of hair: 100% virgin Remy Indian  human hair

Base design: We can make various kinds of base designs as per your order.
Size available: We can make any base size as per your request, 4"x6", 5"x7", 6"x8", 6"x9", 7"x 9", 8"x9”, 7"x10", 8"x10", 7" x 11”, 8 " x 11"

Size: Size is by measuring using a tailoring tape, by making a template, or plaster, fiberglass or foam mold. Size can be specified in centimeters or inches. However this does not show contour and recession needed on the unit. Contour is the curvature of the head. Recession is the shape of the front hairline. Both are necessary to provide a proper custom fit and natural look to the finished piece.

Finished Hair Length: Finished hair length is from the base to the end of hair before curling.
No extra charge for lengths up to 5 ".
Long hair charges will apply to length over 5" and longer.            

 
Underventing:
Underventing is adding a row of hair knotted into the bottom of base along the outside perimeter. Used at the front hairline it helps to conceal the edge of base material that is not scalloped or made of lace. Light is 1 row, Medium is 2 rows and Heavy is 3 rows of underventing. We do not recommend underventing on lace units, scallop fronts, or Micro thin Poly skin (graft material) fronts. Doing this would make the front too heavy and create a solid line making it look artificial.

 
Parting:
Some type of hair direction must be given while ordering to indicate how to knot the hair to give it style for the final look. If you want a definite whorl in the crown, check the location on order form. If you want a definite or diffused part, check location on form. Freestyle is knotted forward from the crown position, and can be combed or parted anywhere and is charged more as it takes longer time to make.. On the picture “Draw Hair Direction” you may want to draw how the client wishes to comb their hair. 
                    
 
Hair Density:

 


70%-150% as per requirement. Many things such as base material, hair length and type of hair/fiber used will affect the finished appearance of Density. Example: Medium Density is 100% thickness of a normally full head of hair. Light Density is 80% thickness on a normally full head of hair, etc.

If you do not know your hair-density, curl, style etc., please send your old photographs before your hairloss which shows your front and profile clearly.In case you need a different hairstyle than what you had before then please send us reference pictures or photographs which will give an idea of how you like to wear your hair.

Hair color:We can match the hair color according to client's hair sample.Please sent us cutting sample of your own hair.

Attachment Method : Tape, Bonding with adhesive.

Lace Front :

If you are just begining to lose your hair and want a natural looking front hairline, this is the preferred option. The lace front is a very thin material at the front of the unit from temple to temple and back about 1 "-2". It is extremely fragile and needs replacing every 6 months. The client must treat it very carefully as it is delicate. The lace front is attached with a special adhesive tape.

Each hair system is made with the highest quality materials. Long lasting, natural looking, durable, and comfortable. Highest quality virgin remi human hair, remy hair is used.Invisible front line with a lace front (Super Welded Monofilament). Easy to maintain and undetectable.It can be attached with double sided adhesive tape.You can play sports with confidence or shower, swim etc. Best seller all over the world.

Life Expectancy

Hair System lifetime is greatly dependent, almost 90%, on customer care, wear and other conditions out of our control. We fully back our products with our guarantee, but please remember that proper care helps with the longevity of the life you can expect from our Hair Systems. Also, the more natural looking the product, the less durable it is, and vice versa. But with durability, you have to sacrifice some naturalness. That is why our Hair System material is chosen to be perfect balance of the both.Generally, there is no specific time when a hair piece should be washed. Factors such as sweating, pollution and humidity will contribute to the frequency of washing, as it does with your own hair. All wigs need washing and repairs periodically to keep them looking fresh and natural for both technical and personal hygienic reason.

Which do you think is the superior attachment method, tapes, clips, or bonding?

The best attachment method will be what the client needs to match his life style and expectations. It is not uncommon to change the securing method for our clients as their lifestyle changes or they mature in age. They all have their own pros and cons. If you want to swim and in a windy environment, we recommend SEMI PERMANENT METHOD. Sweat at the net base if not cleaned properly and bad hygiene can lead to skin problems like fungal infection of the scalp. Hence we prefer to recommend methods where the hair system can be removed and fixed frquently.

Will I need to shave the top of my head before attaching my hair system?

Not in all cases but we recommend to shave the area of their head that the hair system will cover.Having a clean shaven area to attach your hair system using either double sided hairpiece tape or liquid adhesive will improve the strength of the bond as well as the length of time you can wear the unit. We recommend growing your hair around the balding area so the hair piece is covering a smaller spot on your head for this reason.

Is it possible to for a person who is not bald to wear a monofilament hair replacement system? My hairline is so thin and missing hair in spots. The sides, center and back hair is fine.

The purpose of the lace unit is to allow the scalp to show through.  This allows the hair replacement to appear as if it is growing out of the scalp.  If you put the lace unit onto a scalp with hair, this illusion is defeated.  My "first time" clients usually wear the unit for a few days with the hair combed forward to get comfortable.  When they are ready, they will ask to have the head shaved.  It is a big step, ESPECIALLY for a woman.  These lace front units are not for FASHION. They are for women with a hair problem.  If you style your hair forward, you do not need a lace unit (but you could still use it).

 

Hair Weaving for men

The procedure is not surgical but merely cosmetic in that it attaches extensions, either natural or synthetic, to existing hairs.

Hair weaving is a way of adding hair to the scalp by weaving or braiding in extra human or synthetic hair. It is also known as hair integration or hair intensification. The hair weft is woven near the root area of your own hair so that it grows naturally with the hair. It is best to avoid hair weaving for a few months after chemotherapy and if you are taking medicines that weaken the hair, such as hormonal therapies or biological therapies.
Hair weaving is not suitable for people who have thin, weak hair because the process of hair weaving strains existing hair and may make it fall out. The major drawback is that the extensions must be repositioned every four to six weeks as the hair grows out.

What is meant by "natural frontal hairline"?
This means that the front hair density is a little less than the rest of the unit. For some hair styles, it will give a more natural look.


 

Monofilament Wigs

Monofilament TopMonofilament Weaving

 

What is "monofilament", and what is a monofilament wig? And how is it different from a standard wig?

Monofilament is skin-like construction which allows air circulation at the scalp, which prevents heat and moisture build up, comfortable to wear and allows the hair to be easily parted revealing a scalp like effect.
A monofilament wig is a of higher quality construction than a standard mesh cap wig, resulting in a more natural look, depending on the hairstyle desired. Monofilament construction wigs have been steadily growing in popularity for many years.

Monofilament, sometimes referred in short as "mono" is a type of a thin mesh nylon fabric, that is used in wig construction. So the base of a monofilament wig is made up of this monofilament material instead of the traditional lace or wefts. Whether it is a synthetic hair or a human hair, the construction is the same: instead of rows of hair, the hair on monofilament material is sewn in a hair (or a few hairs) at a time creating an effect that looks like the way hair naturally grows out of a scalp.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of monofilament construction compared with standard wigs?

Advantages:

Natural Look With A Natural Part and Less Hair And Materials


The main advantage is a more natural look. Monofilament wig offers the most natural and realistic look as each hair is hand-sewn into the monofilament mesh and the semi-transparent material allows for the wig to show off your scalp with natural parts in your hair style. In other words, a Monofilament wig is almost indiscernible from natural hair to even the most curious onlooker.

Aside from an amazingly realistic part area which simulates the look of a human scalp, the other reason a monofilament wig looks very natural is because there is less hair on the wig.

A common problem with wigs is that sometimes it feels like there is just too much hair, especially on the top of the head and near the front hairline. A monofilament wig is less bulky in these areas. There is less hair, and less cap materials as well, causing the hair to lie very flat and close to the head. For this reason, we especially recommend monofilament wigs to anyone who has thin or fine hair.


Lightweight and Cooler

A monofilament wig is usually more lightweight than a standard cap wig because there is less hair on the wig and less materials in the cap fabrics. Also because of this, the wig is cooler and allows more airflow to prevent heat being trapped under the wig.

Direction And More Styling Options

Often a monofilament wig will allow more styling options since each hair can move more easily in different directions because each hair or few hairs is sewn in individually. In other words, the style is less fixed and can usually be altered simply by brushing it, or with the aid of a little bit of water during styling to make the hair more flexible. For this reason, you can alter the location of the part in most monofilament wigs, something that is not possible to do with a standard cap wig.

This direction also allows the hairs on the wig to move more like your natural hair. Each hair has a little more individual freedom of movement.

Disadvantages:

More Expensive


The main disadvantage is that monofilament wigs are more expensive than standard cap wigs. The higher price is due to the extreme labor-intensive nature of the construction. Each hair or tuft of hair is hand-tied and individually knotted into the monofilament using tiny hooks. Of course this takes a great deal of time and a great deal of skill.

Not As Much Hair

One of the main advantages of a monofilament wig can also be a disadvantage. While many people are pleased with the thinner hair volume of monofilament wigs, some people want more hair and more volume.

For a flatter, more natural style, monofilament is a good choice. But what if you want your hair to have more height or more volume? Then a monofilament wig might not be a good choice for you. It really depends on what type of hairstyle you are trying to achieve.


What are the differences between different types of monofilament wigs?

The caps of most monofilament wigs are not entirely made of monofilament material, but are a combination of monofilament and wefted construction. The most important and difficult areas to make look right in a wig are the top and crown of the head, and the edge of the front hairline, so those are the areas where you will most often see monofilament construction. The sides and the back of the wig are usually wefted even on a monofilament wig.

However, the very highest quality construction wigs are entirely 100% hand tied with monofilament construction. Also some wigs have a "monofilament part" solely to achieve a natural part, but have regular construction in the rest of the cap.

Some monofilament wigs have a double layer of materials which they call two-layer construction. This provides an additional layer of very thin material between the monofilament and the head for extra comfort.

The extent to which a wig is composed of monofilament material often depends on various factors, but the main factor is what hairstyle is being achieved. Many hairstyles don't require monofilament to achieve a stunning look, or only require them in certain portions of the wig's cap. For this reason, the exact cap construction may differ is some minor ways from style to style.

Is a monofilament wig the right choice for me?

Perfect for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or women suffering from significant hair loss, it is also a great choice for anyone who wants the most undetectable wig available.


 

Hair Extensions

Hair extensions have been popular for several years abroad but have gained popularity in India in the last few years only. They were once a celebrity secret but clip on extensions have become a fashion accessory available to everyone, and are capable of adding thickness, length and color, all in a short matter of time. Film stars like Bipasha Basu have managed to have a short hairstyle and long hair simultaneously for movie roles.

Today, hair extensions are no longer just for celebrities.  Because of the increased demand for extension services, many stylists have received training to attach/remove hair extensions and the industry as a whole has expanded to include many different methods of attachment. The instant way to having long hair is extensions.There is a method that will work with thin hair, thick hair, curly hair, thinning hair, straight hair, damaged hair and more. There is not one best method that will work for everyone.  What will work for your hair, may not work for someone else.  This is why it is very important to schedule consultation appointment with the stylist first. 

Some common reasons that men and women are getting hair extensions today:Cover up thinning hair,Cover up damaged or over-treated hair, Love long hair and don’t want to wait for hair to grow out, Want to get highlight/lowlights without chemical processing to own hair, get long hair for a special occasion, i.e. wedding, party, etc., Lengthen a too-short hair cut

Hair extensions can be made from 100% natural human hair, 100% synthetic hair or a mixture of human, synthetic, and animal hair. They are available in just about any color, texture, or length.

If you have trouble growing your hair thick and long, or want a fringe but are too afraid to cut your hair? Clip in hair extension has come to the rescue.

They can give more length, volume, texture and also allow you to add colour. You can clip them into your own hair by separating your hair and starting at the nape of the neck.
For best results with clip on hair extensions you should style your own hair and the hair extensions separately. This is because clip on hair extensions are versatile and quick to put in and take out. You don't require a professional to fit them for you; you can do it yourself at home. Clip in hair extensions are economical as you do not have to spend repeatedly going to the salon for application. They are one of the most affordable forms of hair extensions, made using 100% human hair. You can choose from lengths such as 14" through to 33". The best looking hair extensions for average height women are usually around 20". The most popular lengths are 18",20",22" which is to your bra strap length or slightly longer.

Glue tipped Individual strands

This method involves using small amounts (about15-20 strands) of extension hair and applying to small sections of your own hair by either heat fusing, gluing, crimping with metal rings, or using glues made of waxes and polymers. All these methods involve coating your own hair with a chemical or foreign substance except for the crimping which is self explanatory.
These extensions usually last only a few months before they have to be taken out and completely redone. The main problem with this method is taking the Hair Extensions out without damaging your own hair. There is loss of the expensive hair strands while removing also.

Bonding or Fusion Method

Bonded hair extensions use specially formulated adhesives to attach the hair which are usually wax based or keratin based.

Cold bonding

This is a liquid adhesive and comes in two types one for lasting hold and rubberized adhesive is meant for temporary extensions lasting only a few days. It breaks down easily with oils and shampoos.

Thermal Heat Bonding or Fusion

The bonding material is a wax like material formulated to withstand mild heat. A thermal appliance is used to melt the adhesive material which quickly hardens into a firm flexible bond. Thermal bonding adhesives resist softening from shampooing, conditioners, and oils hence is preferred as there is no bulk at the scalp leaving the hair to flow freely.
To remove hair extensions that have been bonded /fused, the bond between the hair and extension needs to be softened by using a solvent; this is done with a remover and specialist tools by a professional only.

Hair Extensions attachment methods

Human hair extensions are available in two basic types -- Individual strands and wefts.Some attachment methods work for certain hair types and won't work for others.The strands format involves adding small sections of hair to your existing hair. Wefts are larger widths of hair which looks like curtain of hair attached around the head. Human hair extensions can be applied in a variety of ways. One popular method is to glue the extensions wefts. Professionals will often apply strands with subtle color variations -- this tends to give the extensions a more natural look.Hair extensions have come so far today that they are really undetectable, when attached by an experienced stylist.  You can get beautiful long hair just like all those celebrities and no one will know you are wearing them- unless of course you tell them. Hair extensions can also be weaved, braided, fused, clamped, or glued.


There are many varieties of Hair Extensions available, but the best is Natural or Human Hair Extensions and
two main types of application methods: Individual Strands and Hair weft Extensions which are covered here.

Does attaching and removing Hair extensions requires special training and education?

Yes it is best to go to a trained experienced person. If you go to a stylist who has no training and is inexperienced with hair extensions, you could end up with permanently damaged hair right near the roots.Most salons advertise "completely undetectable". If extension hair is attached to your natural hair, there will be a visible point of attachment.  The skill of the stylist will eventually determine if the extensions are well disguised with your own hair.  Many methods require the stylist to attend hands on training classes to learn the skills needed to attach, remove and blend in the hair. But, there is much more involved than simply scheduling an appointment.  If you go with the wrong stylist or pick the wrong method you could end up with damaged hair and waste a lot of money.

It is essential to know about hair and its different types used to make the extensions at first.

Different types and qualities of hair used for hair extensions today.


• European hair • Chinese hair • Brushed Indian hair • Indian Temple hair • Beauty Salon / Beauty parlour Hair

European hair: Unsuitable for hair extensions. European hair is very fine and is available only in very small quantities. Very few European women grow their hair long. Most European women use some form of chemical treatment on their hair. As it is necessary to use virgin hair for making hair extensions it is almost impossible to get hair to never have been chemically treated.

Chinese hair is not preferred for hair extensions.
Chinese hair is available in large quantities. This type of hair is too thick and rigid to blend in with European hair which is fine. Chinese hair differs from European hair as it has a round cross-section as against the oval shape of Caucasian hair. This kind of hair can be used for making wigs and toupees but not hair extensions.

Brushed Indian hair: Unsuitable for hair extensions.

Village hair accounts for a large percent of India’s hair exports and is mostly derived from women’s hair combs and brushes. It is regarded as lower quality than Temple hair. The hair is collected by people known as “hackers” who exchange it for sweets, plastic toys and bindis. The hackers rub in dirt to increase the weight so they can command a higher price.
Thousands of Indian women gather the hair that is collected in their combs & brushes, hair of different lengths, thicknesses and color. The hair lies unorganized in two directions because of which it tangles easily.The different directions the hair is in, and in order to be able to use it, it is necessary to treat it with an aggressive chemical treatment to strip it of its cuticle layer and prevent it from tangling.The chemical treatment that destroys the hair cuticle layer, leaves it thin, opaque and fragile. The hair is then coated with silicon layer which makes it softer and gives it a healthy look.This coating has a short life and gets depleted with a few washes.

Indian Temple hair:

Temple hair
Each year, thousands of Hindu worshipers( women, men & children) make pilgrimages to temples like Tirupati where they shave off their hair as an act of religious sacrifice, devotion and thanks giving. This custom has become so lucrative that temples now designate certain women workers to ensure all the pilgrims’ hair is properly braided before it’s shaved off. By having the hair cuticles facing the same direction, temples are able to sell the hair to wig makers at higher rates. The Balaji Temple in Tirumalai – the second busiest in the world – collects tons of hair each week, generating an estimated annual income of many millions of rupees for the temple trust.

Indian hair is highly regarded in the hair industry because of its flexibility, durability, and texture. Indian hair is naturally thick and lustrous, so it gives best possible styling and application options for extensions. The hair is also naturally dark, so it works great with most braiding and weaving applications for women of color. Allure Hair uses 100% human hair in virgin condition of the best quality. Genetically, Indian hair is very similar to Caucasian hair in its basic structure. It is never exposed to harsh chemical treatments. As the hair is not chemically processed in any way, there is no damage to the cuticle.Indian hair is preferred for the manufacturing of hair extensions. Allure Hair utilizes only hair that has all the cuticle layers facing in the same direction from root to end and, therefore, do not tangle. This also ensures that the extensions behave exactly like your own hair, blending in perfectly with your own hair, looking natural and undetectable.The hair much better suited for coloring, perming or straightening if necessary.

Beauty Salon / Beauty parlour Hair

Everyday Salons and beauty parlours cut hair. Due to the ever increasing cost of human hair beauty salons now sell their hair cuttings. Hair that is longer than 10 inches can be used for the purpose of making mens wigs only or to make beards,moustaches etc. The longer hair that is collected from salons is used for making ladies wigs and hair extensions but due to the use of chemical treatments like hair color,, Lightening, Hair straightening, rebonding & perming this hair is weaker than virgin hair. Also It is difficult to know the cuticle direction of such hair.This type of hair is much cheaper than virgin hair. Wigs & Hair extensions sold at lesser rates are made from such hair. Very often this type of cheaper quality hair is mixed with virgin temple hair. It is difficult to make out the difference even for a professional.

Synthetic Hair:
This man made hair is much cheaper as there is no limit to the supply. It does have other drawbacks though; the most obvious being that it will never perfectly match your own hair. Someone wanting to change their look without much expense this is a good option.
On the maintenance side, synthetic hair does have a tendency to matt excessively if you shampoo it therefore it's only really suitable for adding strands to the rest of your hair. Care has to be taken when blow drying as this type of hair can easily burn, causing it to frizz. Extra products are needed to help get your brush through the hair to prevent it from tangling

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Natural or Human Hair.
Natural or human hair used for the purpose of making wigs or extensions comes in many varieties, and looks the most natural. The major advantage of natural hair is that it can be treated and maintained just as you would maintain your own hair. But it does have a tendency to tangle together only if not cared for properly. The cost varies according to quality of the hair.

 

Remi & Non remi hair

Non Remi Hair

The cuticles are present in different directions and the hair is prone to tangling and breakage due to this.

Tangle free hair

Hair is chemically stripped of its cuticle so that it can be machine processed without concern about direction or root end alignment. If the cuticle is left but the roots ends alignment mixed up, the scales that form the cuticle would oppose and pull on each other causing tangling. Because of the different directions the hair is lying in it is necessary to process it with strong chemical treatment to strip it of its cuticle layer and prevent it from tangling.
Chemical treatment is required for such hair in order to thin it out and give it a softer texture; this mixed hair undergoes an aggressive chemical treatment that destroys the hair cuticle layer, leaving it thin and fragile. The hair is covered with a silicon layer which gives it a healthy shiny  look. Initially the hair seems shiny and beautiful, but after a few washes the silicone layer starts to wash away and the hair becomes dull and brittle again, thus resulting in tangling, discomfort, and breakage of hair. This type of hair without cuticle is known as tangle free Non remi hair.
Asian human hair is very dark so to get the required  lighter shades the color is stripped and then it is recolored usually using fabric dyes not professional hair color. This means that if you want light hair it has gone through a massive chemical process to get to that color. Due to the chemical processes the hair has already gone through, putting hair color on top of it will cause the hair to disintegrate and fall apart. So, if you use any of these qualities of hair make sure you are certain you have chosen the right color or color blend as you will not be able to change the color later.
The negative effects of stripping off the cuticle are brittleness, reduced protection from sunlight, dryness, salt, chlorine and pollution as well as a tendency to absorb liquids, swell or matt. It is not advisable to colour or heat style this hair.


Remi or Remy hair

This refers to hair that has its cuticle intact and has been partially hand processed to maintain root tip alignment. The cuticle layers are all facing the same direction from root to end and, therefore, do not tangle. This hair is more expensive but will remain in good condition for much longer than decuticlized hair. This also ensures that the extensions behave exactly like your own hair, blending in perfectly with your own hair and looking natural. It can also be heat styled and coloured to match to your own hair colour or highlighted / low lighted easily.


Single Drawn and Double drawn Hair

The hair extensions quality is determined by the percentage full length strands available in bunch of hair. Average quality hair that is 18 inches [45cm] long may have 20% of the strands measuring 18 inches [45cm] a further 40% measuring from 14-16 inches [35-40cm] and the other 40% measuring 6-12 inches [15-30cm] All the wefts of premium or superior grades are in fact full length, meaning each strand is exactly the stated length and the thickness is equal at the root and the ends.

Remi Hair Single Drawn

This type of Remi Hair is bunched directly from the scalp by shaving the head. Care is taken to remove the very short hair, with the longer hair, found in different hair length, giving a pony tail like appearance. The hair will have 3" difference in the roots to ends that is some hair in a piece will be 3" shorter than the original length.

Remi double drawn

This means only hair of the same length. For example: a hair piece of 20 inches of Remi quality and double drawn has hair lengths of 20" only. It contains all hair of the same length no hair shorter than that. Premium quality hair extensions are made from hair strands that are all approximately the same length so the thickness of the hair should be the same all the way down its length. This is rare and expensive; such hair is called full length Double drawn hair.

Why should you buy Allure Hair Extensions

 

Allure Hair PREMIUM WEFTED HUMAN HAIR EXTENSIONS
A  tight re-enforced Hand stitched weft hair will not fall out or shed easily
Weft is very thin
No short hair below weft          
Flat and comfortable to wear

 

Allure Hair PREMIUM INDIAN REMY HUMAN HAIR

All hair cuticles are intact

All hair cuticles are placed in the correct directions

Double Drawn which means you get hair strands which are equal in length.

All hair tips and roots are trimmed off - Hair will not matt & will not tangle

moisturized treatment treated - Hair will not dry out

Soft and smooth  hair texture

Combs with ease

Durable

Natural Color fast

Natural shine, no artificial gloss

Natural permanent hair pattern, not chemically permed

 

 

 

Hair Wefts - Hand Made or Machine Made

 

 

A hair weft looks like a curtain of hair attached together at the top and free flowing at the bottom. Wefts can be made by machine or by hand, but the best wefts are handmade.
Handmade wefts are much thinner than machine wefts as they are excellent to sew in. They lay flat against your scalp to give you a more natural look and reduce hair bumps caused by bulky wefts. These wefts cannot be cut as the hair will start to shed at the point it is cut.
The other benefit of having them handmade is that you can match your own hair color perfectly. Handmade wefts tend to last much longer as the hair do not shed from the weft and the thickness can be varied as per requirement.
Machine made wefts have standard thickness and come in continuous widths generally one meter or by weight and are then cut to size before applying.

 

Clip on hair extensions / Clip in hair extensions

Clip in hair extensions are one of the most natural looking methods available, and are a great alternative to other hair extensions methods.If you have trouble growing your hair thick and long, or want a fringe but are too afraid to cut your hair? Clip hair extensions provide the perfect solution.The beautiful hair styles of celebrities are not always as real and natural as they appear, you can be certain the vast majority of beautiful hair appearing on the stage shows or promotional events have been achieved using Remy Human Hair Extensions. Clip on extensions has been holding the secret to these amazing looks for many years and are now public with the Clip in hair extension which is extra thick and gives that Celebrity style.

Our clip hair pieces are made using only the finest quality Remi human hair with the cuticles aligned in the same direction just like your natural hair that is soft to touch and has silky smooth appearance. Our clip extensions come attached with premium silicone backed clips which ensure they stay on firmly and provide you with instant long beautiful hair.

They are comfortable to wear, and quick to do so style and length change can be fixed in minutes using different colour pieces and lengths.Clip hair extension is perfect for those looking for a quick do-it-yourself method with no permanent bonding. All our clip hair extension sets come with multiple pieces of varying widths so that you may choose to add volume, lowlights, highlights or length. Change your hairstyle-day in, day out.Clip them in section by section to the layer of your hair just underneath your crown.Clip on hair extensions are not a one size fits all. It can be attached in one piece clip in, as well of having to use multiple hair pieces to get the look that you want. It all depends on the individuals requirements. 

Our extensions are made of micro fine wefts, which are applied with great care by taking into consideration the individual clients hair and understanding of the hairs tolerance to pressure to ensure that no hair loss will be caused by application.

Hair Extensions Designs & Length

Side Pieces - For the Sides there are what we call double density (2/d). Two wefts are sewn together to create this density.

Back Pieces - The most popular density is what we call triple (3/d). For this, the Back Pieces are created by sewing three wefts together.

If you have thick hair, you may want us to custom design four density (4/d).

However, if you have thin hair, you may want Custom Designed Extensions in double density (2/d).

Use a tape measure to figure out what length your hair is now ... and what length you want to be. Hair wefts are available in lengths - 12"-14" 16"- 18" - 20" 22" 24". Longer hair lengths are made as per order.


We can make any style and size for you on your request,so please specify your requirements or post your samples to us,or send picture to us of your desired style. 

Our standard clip on sets made such as: 

One Piece set

Three piece set consists of three pieces of 7 inches wide wefts.

Five piece set consists of one piece of 7 inches wide wefts, two pieces of 6 inches wide wefts, two pieces of 3inches wide weft


Seven piece set consists of3inch weft-2pcs+5inch weft-2pcs+7inch weft-2pcs+10inch weft-1pc.



Ten piece set has 1inch weft 4pcs+3inch weft 2pcs+5inch weft 2pcs+7inch weft 2pcs.


 

Guide to Using Allure Hair Clip in Extensions 


Attaching  Method
Step 1: Use your index fingers or a comb to make a parting in your hair. The part is known as a "Track". Generally, three tracks is the optimal amount for a full bodied look. Always follow the contour of your head. Move your fin­gers or comb from the front towards the back until they meet in the center of your head. The result is a "U" shaped part.
If you have long hair, it's more impor­tant to have precise neat partings. Keep loose hair out of your clips. It's un­comfortable if you catch loose hairs in the clips. Loose hairs can be pulled out of your scalp when stress or pres­sure is applied to the back of your head. Ensure that the clips attach neatly to small compact sec­tions of your head. So start it off right with clean neat partings!
Step 2: Snap open the clips on the weft. To open the clips, put your index fingers behind the clip and your thumbs on the clips. Then simply push your index fingers against the clip and the clip will pop open. To close a clip, just apply a little pressure and it snaps shut.
It's very important that you place the clips on the hair below the part. This is the natural way that your hair grows. For the wefts in the back, start with the middle clip. Hold hair under the parting and snap shut. After doing the middle clip, you can then attach the two end clips.
Generally, you want to have three tracks on the backside of your head. The widest combination of wefts should be placed on the top track. The second widest combination of wefts should be placed on the second track and the most narrow combination of wefts should be placed on the lowest track.
For Example:
Lets assume you wish to have a 10 inch,8 inch and 6 inch wide weft combination as your three tracks. To get these track widths you could use a 6 inch wide weft and a 4 inch wide weft on the top track, an 8 inch wide weft on the second track and a 6 inch wide weft on the bottom track.
Step 3: Place the remainder of your pieces as needed . Many of the smaller pieces in your Allure Hair Extensions set will be remaining and these can be placed on the sides of your head or used to fill in places on the back of your head that could use extra volume.
Side pieces do not have to be placed on the same tracks that you have made on the back side of your head. Instead, feel free to place the side pieces wherever you need volume.


Caring for Allure Hair Extensions


When you are ready to remove your Allure Hair Extensions simply unsnap the clips and set aside for washing. You should not typically sleep in your Allure Hair Extensions. Sleeping in your exten­sions is uncomfortable and can cause tangling.
When you are ready to wash your Allure Hair Extensions use luke warm water. Use traditional shampoo and wash by hand. Rinse thoroughly and then use traditional conditioner. Rinse again. Set out each weft individually and allow it to dry. Once your extensions are dry, brush with a comb or brush and place back in your plastic bag for stor­age.
When styling your Allure Hair Extensions you may use mousse, hair spray, gel or any other traditional hair product to get the desired look. It is typically best to use products on your Allure Hair Extensions after placement on your head to achieve a more natural look.
You can also use a hot iron on your Allure Hair Extensions. The curling process can be performed in your hand or after placement. This is up to you and de­pends on which method allows for the best results.

 

 

Hair Weaving / Sewn-in Weft Hair Extensions

 

Hair weaving is the method of adding hair by attaching to the hair at the scalp by weaving or braiding in human hair or synthetic hair. It is also known as hair integration or hair intensification. The hair weft is sewn/woven near the root area of your own hair so that it grows naturally with the hair. There are different ways to attach the Hair weaving to your hair. You can weave to the root area of the hair so that it falls naturally with your hair or you can attach mini clips to the woven area so you can use it like clip in hair extensions. If you are considering adding a weave to your natural hair, it will be very important to explore your options and understand the different effects that certain hairstyles can have on your natural locks.

Hair weaving is not suitable for people who have thin, weak hair because the process of hair weaving stresses existing hair and may make it fall out.

It is best to avoid hair weaving for a few months after chemotherapy and if you are taking medicines that weaken the hair, such as hormonal therapies or biological therapies.

Application method

Wefts are attached to the head by sewing them to a tiny braid called a track made out of your own hair. The track (known as a corn-row) runs horizontally from the temples around the back of the head. Your own hair covers the top track making the extensions invisible. The number and size of tracks matches the number and size of wefts. Once the tracks are done, the wefts are sewn to them and then your own hair is blended with and covered over the extensions. After application you have to think of the extensions as YOUR own HAIR. This application method takes about 1-2 hours to apply.

Wefts of hair can be removed, the braids tightened or redone and the wefts sewn back onto the hair and the same hair wefts can be reused again.
Another option is to cut the wefts of hair to the required widths. The extensions are then stuck to your scalp just below the parting using special adhesive which holds it firmly. You can wash swim or style your hair normally for up to two weeks. After that you may have to redo it as the glue wears off and the extensions may fall off. It is removed using a solvent and can be reapplied later.

Advantages

This method is low maintenence to look after and can be preferred to individual strands. As it is on the weft you do not lose strands. This does not suit extremely fine hair types. Its more suited to normal thickness to thick hair types.

Maintenence

Every 6-7 weeks the wefts need to be tightened as your own hair grows and the weft becomes loose.. This is a simple process and easy similar to the first time application. All the hair we offer can be re-used for the next applications.


Disadvantages of Hair Extensions

When long, very heavy extensions are added, it applies additional pressure to your scalp as well as your own hair which may cause thinning of your natural hair. Sometimes clients complain of headaches from the added weight of the hair or allergies to the bonding glue that is used. Hence clients who have tried out various methods of extensions prefer clip on hair extensions due to the ease of application, comfort of using it only when you want to and no external product is applied to the hair or the scalp.


After care of Hair Extensions

Always brush out all knots before you wash your hair, swim, or sleep. Start at the bottom and work your way up slowly using a paddle brush.Wash, condition and moisturize your hair every few days. The extensions do not receive your natural scalp oils and so need to have moisture added during every wash. If you don't moisturize your hair extensions they will become brittle and break easily leading to dry hair and split ends. Treat them carefully, do not pull them with a brush, burn them with the blow dryer, and abuse them with chemicals. Remember they will not grow again.

 

Hair Extensions FAQs

How much hair do I need for a full head weave on type hair extensions?

We usually recommend 2 packs for a full install under 20" in length. The longer the length the shorter the tracks will be on the hair weaves. This means you have less coverage with 2 packs of hair if you decide to go for a length longer than 20 inches. In this case, we would recommend you purchase a third pack for safe measure. It's always better to have a little extra rather than not enough. There's nothing worse than going to your hairstylist appointment and not having enough hair to finish the install. If you don't use all of your hair, you can always use it to touch up your install or for a future installation down the road
For lengths over 20" or 22" it us not uncommon for customers to purchase a 3rd pack of hair. Most of our customers go in for lengths in between 10" to 20" and 2 packs of hair has turned out to be more than sufficient in most cases.

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How Much Hair Do I Need for a Full Weave?
One of our most commonly asked questions is "how much hair do I need to buy for a full weave." There are a couple of things you should know about our virgin Indian hair. The quantity of each pack of hair is measured by the weight, our packs are 100 grams each. Virgin Indian hair also has natural variation at the ends, which may cause the bundle of hair to look thinned out at the ends. Most customers prefer this because it makes the hair look more natural and pure.

Now for our recommendations. 2 packs are recommended if choosing a length 18 inches or less. For lengths longer than 18 inches we may recommend a third pack for fullness. The longer the length of hair, the shorter the width of the track end to end, this means you will need more hair for more coverage for more volume and fullness. If in doubt, always get a third pack for safe measure, it's better to have a little extra rather than not enough during your hair appointment. Whatever you don't use you can save for your next install or a touch up down the road. Please keep in mind that our curly hair is naturally much more thicker than straight or wavy hair. This means you may not need as much hair for a full look.

The amount of hair you need also depends on personal preference and your budget if you have one. There is a very small percentage of customers that feel they need a 3rd pack at any length because they simply like their hair very, very full. Also, since the hair is considered to be an investment, this may also be a factor in your decision. Please reference the chart below for more information.

 

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Wig & Hair piece Washing & Maintenance Guidelines

The appearance and life span of the wig will be affected by the type of home care you provide. Since hair is the most important thing of natural looking wigs / hairpieces, it must be cared better than most people maintain their own hair.

There's a lot you can do to prolong the life of your wigs / hairpieces. Generally, there is no specific time when a wig should be washed. The frequency of washing will depend on factors such as sweating, pollution and humidity, as it does with your own hair. All wigs need washing and repairs periodically to keep them looking fresh and natural for both technical and personal hygienic reason.Sweat if not be cleaned properly and bad hygiene can lead to skin problems like fungal infection of the scalp. A wig / hair piece requires regular hair shampooing and conditioning. Always keep your scalp/own hair clean when wearing your wig to reduce washing frequency.

Do not attempt to clean your wig while in a rush to avoid mistakes and incorrect care of your wig. When washing / cleaning and drying your wig, complete the entire washing and drying process when you start it til it is completely done. DO NOT wash wig, lie it down and resume maintenance at a later date or time. Your custom wig is delicate and deserves proper care and your full attention. To ensure the best results, complete all maintenance steps washing, conditioning, drying one after the other.

Always use luke warm or cold water to wash the wig. Hot or very warm water may damage the hair shaft, causing the hair to tangle and look dry.

Before Washing the Wig

Gently brush out tangles and hair spray. For tight curls or all over curls, do not use a brush. Use your fingers or an afro comb to pick through to remove tangles.

Denman D82L Large natural bristle brush

The D82 Range with Natural 100% bristles is ideal for smoothing, polishing and adding shine to the hair.

Your wig can be washed by wearing on your head or by fixing the wig, on a wooden dummy or Styrofoam (thermocole) dummy or wear it on your own head and then wash it. As the wig is made with hair tightly knotted to the net base the hair may come out of the net holes from the opposite side. Hence to prevent this it should be fitted on a dummy head or wash it wearing on your own head. Brush the hair from bottom up.When brushing, always start brushing at the ends working up to the root area. Always brush gently, excessive brushing or force will cause hair breakage.

Washing Technique

Allure Hair wigs should always washed either by keeping it on the head or on a correct size of dummy head. This is because the hair is knotted tightly to the net base and gets pulled to the inside and can come out from the opposite side (inner side of the wig). By placing it on a dummy head or on your own head you do not give the hair a chance to come out from the other side.

If your scalp is very oily or tape residue or adhesive buildup is embedded into net base material. Using 'kitchen spray hose' or shower with force is helpful.
Spray warm water (positioned as close as possible to hair side of wig) through wig foundation. This will force embedded adhesive to loosen and flow to underside of wig.

Part hair in 2 down the middle of head and gently shampoo either side of head hair in an easy orderly fashion. You must gradually wet the hair down and brush it gently before you completely wash the hair. If the hair is very dry and a lot of water is added at once, hair will swell up like sponge and may tangle.Massage shampoo onto the hair line to remove oil and other residue. Gently massage shampoo onto your wig. NEVER rub hair or roughly manipulate the hair in the same manner as you might do your natural hair. Your wig must be handled gently for best results and avoig tangling . When washing, you should simply be washing and rinsing away the build up of the hair products you have been using on your wig.DO NOT BRUSH OR COMB HAIR PIECE WHILE IT IS STILL WET AS THE MOISTURE EXPANDS AND LOOSENS THE HAND TIED KNOTS AND DRAMATIC HAIRLOSS MAY OCCUR.

Which Shampoo to use?
Always use shampoo with low pH on your wig. A professional product will mention right on the bottle that it has a ph level of 4.5 to 5.5. This is important because, if a shampoo is too acidic or too alkaline, it can be damaging to the wig hair and your natural hair also. Some shampoos will mention that their product is pH balanced but not give the actual pH level.
We suggest using shampoos and conditioners from reputed manufacturers like Wella, L'oreal, Schwarzkopf, Keune, Matrix Biolage, Paul Mitchel. These professional grade products have a low pH level.

Always use a detangler on your wet hair. Some women prefer to use a detangler before and after washing hair and prefer to leave conditioner in their hair while drying to give it extra softness.

After wetting the hair, add diluted shampoo on the hair. Be sure to wash and rinse the hair completely with water. Then use a conditioner on the hair. Work mixture through wig hair in the same direction, leave it for 10 minutes. Rinse with fresh water. ALWAYS rinse root area well. Conditioner or shampoo remaining at the root area will cause bacteria to grow.

Wash the hair immediately after brisk walk, exercise, work out etc.. When dirt and sweat accumulate, hair tangles. Excessive leave-in conditioners and other hair care products will create a build up on the hair and make it limp. If the hair feels dry or heavy with buildup, wash it with good shampoo & conditioner.

Wrap in a towel and gently squeeze out excess water. do not twist or brush wig when it is wet. It is best to air dry the hair but you can also blow-dry with low to medium heat.

Make sure you brush the hair regularly and apply some leave-in conditioners so that the hair is soft and moist. A good leave-in hair treatment can keep the hair from drying. But remember not to put too much otherwise there will be a build up and make the hair feel too heavy. If the hair feels too dry or heavy with too much hair care products, you should wash the hair to reduce the excess products.

Make few big braids when going to sleep or exercise (please untangle the hair before making the braids). NEVER SLEEP ON WET HAIR. Make sure the hair is completely dry before going to bed.

Though most of our wigs, hair extensions & hair pieces are made with natural virgin hair , in case you notice color bleeding in the first few washes do not panic and think that we have used colored har. The color bleeds from the dark colored net base and the tapes from which the wig base is made. After a few washes , this will not happen.

Drying your wig
The wig can be dried with a hand held drier or sit under hair dryer while keeping it on your head or set on a mannequin head to air dry. DO NOT lie wet wig on a flat surface to dry also DO NOT put wig in clothes dryer to dry. Human hair is lot more difficult to take care of, although it is the most natural and durable of all material from which wigs are made, because each time it gets wet, it will lose the style, just as your own hair does. The only styles that would be fairly easy to take care of would be if the wig has a good perm in it, and is worn with a styling product like mousse and scrunched without using anything else to style it. Also if you wear your hair in a straight, smooth style, a human hair wig would be ok. Otherwise, some kind of heat would have to be used to style it.

Do not use very hot curling iron, straightening iron or hair dryer on the wig.
Do not wear the wig near sources of excessive heat, such as an open oven, boiling water, barbeque grill and other uncontrolled high heat sources.
Never use any alcohol based styling aids as they will dry the hair.

Friction from couch or pillows may cause the hair to tangle (use a smooth pillow cover).

SWIMMING- Do not wear the wig while swimming. In case you have to wear it, always wear a cap over the wig. Chlorine in the water will cause the natural hair color to fade and the hair becomes dry & brittle and tangle easily. The wig must be washed and conditioned immediately after swimming if it has got wet.

You can continue to do your usual activities with your wig on. But please avoid swimming or getting the wig wet with water or sweat for 24 hours after applying adhesives or tapes. When your wig is applied correctly, the adhesive should not lift your wig while swimming, but the sheer weight of your loose wet hair can cause tension on your wig's front hairline. In order to avoid "lifting" when swimming, either braid their hair into a singe or two ponytails to keep their hair "organized" and manageable while swimming- the hair is less heavy.

Sauna- Wrap hair in a cold, wet towel before entering. Let it air-dry.

Exercise- We recommend first brushing hair thoroughly from the ends to roots. Spray with leave in conditioner, make a few large braids or brush hair into a ponytail secure with fabric coated rubber bands. Hair should be shampooed following intense activities.

Even if you wash your own wig regularly, occasional professional styling is important. We offer a complete after-sales facility only for wigs made by us, for washing, styling, coloring and refilling of hair as and when it is needed.

Wig storage

Keep your wig only on a wig stand or a mannequin when you are not wearing it.Wig stands made of cane are inexpensive and easily available.To dry the net base if it is damp due to sweat you may place the wig inside out on the wig stand to allow the cap to dry faster.

Repairs

It depends on your care and handling as to how soon you will need to send it for repair. A human hair wig generally loses hair at the parting line and crown area through the normal pressure of combing and brushing. Adding new hair to a hair piece may be necessary to restore its natural appearance. Refilling of hair in the wig is necessary when the net base becomes visible as the density of the hair reduces after prolonged use due to breakage and shedding in a year or so. We offer a complete after-sales facility only for wigs made by us for repair, refilling of hair as and when it is needed.

 

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Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women

 

Hair loss is mostly not a cosmetic problem and has to be analyzed and treated medically. Hair and beauty salons can only offer limited relief by recommending hair oils, massages, shampoos & hair treatment products. It is best to seek medical opinion for such cases.

Alopecia is the medical term for excessive or abnormal hair loss. This is a sign that something is wrong with your body. Hair loss may simply be a reaction to a short-term event such as stress, pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, certain medications or lifestyle factors can cause a change in the hair growth and shedding phases. Once the remedy to the cause is dealt with, hair goes back to their pattern of growth and shedding, and abnormal hair loss stops. In these situations, hair will grow back once the phase has passed.

  1. Medical conditions involving hormonal imbalances
  2. Lifestyle factors
  3. Chemotherapy treatments (resulting in Anagen Effluvium)
  4. Reactional Hair Loss: Physical or emotional stress can trigger hair loss whether people are going to lose hair or not. When stress causes hair loss in women who do not have hereditary hair loss, the effects are not usually permanent; but in women who have hereditary hair loss, stress can actually speed up the process. The stress experienced must be quite severe before it leads to hair loss. Examples of severe stress are death of a loved one, break up of marriage, strenuous sports, training, severe illness or drastic weight loss, surgeries and emotional stress. The body simply shuts down production of hair during periods of stress since it is not necessary for survival and instead devotes its energies towards repairing vital body structures. You may notice excessive hair shedding 4 weeks to 3 months after an illness, surgery, high fever or severe flu.

    These conditions cause hair to shift rapidly into a resting phase, meaning you will see less new hair growth. A normal amount of hair typically will appear after the growth phase resumes. This means that the total hair loss and re-growth cycle can last 6 months or possibly longer when induced by physical and emotional stress.

    There are other health conditions which may go undetected that can contribute to hair loss. This includes anemia, low blood count and thyroid abnormalities. Both of these conditions can be detected by a simple, inexpensive blood tests.

Female pattern baldness affects many more women now.

Stressful lifestyles, the competitive need to prove one’s self, long work hours and bad diet have devastating effects on one’s body and usually shows itself in the hair cycle. Stress becomes a part of our daily life styles. The hair shaft provides very important clues to disorders such as congenital defects, external damage to the hair, general illness, and areas which may be developing baldness. Fungal infections of the scalp will often be detected at the hair shaft. Seborrheic dermatitis is a fluctuating complaint often aggravated by emotional stress. Unless the underlying cause is found and the problem treated, this can also contribute to hair loss.

If you are experiencing hair loss, have a hair analysis done to find out any nutritional deficiencies or toxic metal contamination. As hair is formed, available minerals and amino acids circulating in the blood are constituted in the hair. A hair analysis can therefore provide facts of your mineral status and pick up any exposure to toxic metals.

All forms of undereating, skipping meals, or eating only limited foods will lead to poor nutrition and eventually, to problems from protein, calorie, vitamin, or mineral deficiencies. Other symptoms include lack of energy and subsequent weakness, malnourishment of internal organs, skin problems, and hair loss. Severe weight loss in spite of regular eating may indicate an underlying medical condition and requires an evaluation by a doctor.

It's clear that a high-fat, meat-based diet raises testosterone levels, and that may adversely affect hair follicles. Eating low-fat foods will not stop hair loss, but it might slow it down.Get to the bottom of what's causing the loss of hair and then prescribe the appropriate action.

When hair loss is accompanied by internal heat symptoms such as dry skin, insomnia, red eyes, and irritability, it indicates yin deficiency—dehydration of blood and body fluids, hormone imbalance, or other causes. Blood-building herbs can have good effects when they nourish the source of the hair—blood, bone marrow, the liver and kidneys—especially combined with herbs that increase circulation in the head.

Types of female pattern baldness

Female Pattern Baldness:  (medically known as Androgen Dependant Alopecia)

A condition where male hormones are believed to be the cause.
Women produce male hormones from the adrenal glands. As many women have a similar baldness pattern to men, they are said to have Androgen dependant Alopecia. Virilization (virilization means the biological development of sex differences, changes which make a male body different from a female body) can result in facial hairs, recession of the scalp hair and thinning on the top area of the scalp. This condition can also be caused by ovarian tumours. An excessive amount of androgens are produced giving rise to a masculinising effect. This can easily be corrected by medical treatment. 
It is only when the scalp shows through on the top of the head that we really start to become concerned, usually at menopause. The hair loss has actually taken place over a long period, and the hair suddenly becomes more unmanageable.  This can be avoided if the situation is halted when the problem starts.

Hair loss in females can begin as early as puberty. Although these changes are hormone dependant they should not be confused with development of pattern baldness. Hormonal  imbalances can be the cause of noticeable thinning  in teenagers. The rapid changes the body is undergoing from child to womanhood can play havoc with the hormonal system and in turn affect the hair growth system. If the hair loss were to continue or become excessive or diffuse, hormone levels should be checked. This is a very stressful time in a young girl’s life. Peer pressure and academic demands can lead to very high stress levels during the school and varsity years. Hair loss is common at this stage of a young girls life.

Diffuse Pattern Alopecia: is a type of hair loss most common in women. The hair tends to become thinner rather than making bald patches.  One will not see a shiny patch without hair. It is more likely that every other hair is missing. This usually occurs across the top of the head and near the front (rarely on the sides.) This progressive hair loss can be either gradual or intermittent and you may notice hair becoming less manageable. 25% of Caucasian women who have reached their forties experience thinning and recession. The percentage increases as women head towards their fifties. 50% of fifty plus women have thinning hair. The degree of loss seldom reaches that of male pattern baldness.    

Postpartum (Post pregnancy) Alopecia:

Losing a lot of hair post-pregnancy is common. As the hormone levels are elaveted during pregnancy it prevents normal hairfall during that period. Once you have delivered your baby, it often happens that these hormonal changes are reversed and you start losing a lot of hair all of a sudden -- there's not much to do except wait it out. Many types of stress may drive the anagen hair follicles prematurely into the telogen phase, resulting in an increased shedding of club hairs. This “telogen  effluvium” is the response of  the hair follicle to altered physiological states such as pregnancy. This condition will usually manifest itself three to four months after childbirth.  A difficult child birth or sleep deprivation can cause tremendous stress to the mother and emotional stress can alter the normal balance of amino acids and proteins necessary for normal hair growth. The amount of hair lost can depend on the severity of the stress and partly on the individual’s susceptibility to it. Don't panic, because your hair growth and hairfall patterns will eventually return to normal. If the hair loss shows no sign of letting up, however, you may want to consult a doctor. 

Physical Stress: Telogen Effluvium.
 Acute stress causes diffuse hair loss, of classical telogen effluvium type hair loss.
The stress can be the result of an acute illness, high fever, trauma, an accident or injury, or surgery, particularly when there is severe blood loss or shock. The stress causes a number of follicles to change suddenly from the anagen or growing stage into the telogen  phase. Two to four months later, following the normal cyclic pattern, diffuse shedding of hair begins. The amount of hair loss varies, but hair loss will continue for six weeks even if stress does not continue. When diffuse hair loss arises as a result of prolonged stress, it is probably the increased production of the adrenal gland hormone. Physiological stress will register in the hypothalamus which in turn can bring about :
1)  An increase in the production of adrenaline through its effect of stress on the sympathetic nervous system. In other words, the woman’s body increases the production of adrenal gland hormones. This causes diffuse hair loss.
2)  An increase in the production of gluco-corticiods through its effect of stress on the pituitary glands. The increased production will raise women’s blood sugar level, hence leading to a diabetic state.

The body can usually cope adequately with short term stress, so that diffuse hair loss may be the result. Prolonged stress may prove too much , and ulcers and baldness can occur. Starting with small patches ( Alopecia  Areata ) and eventually, if not treated as soon as it has started, can lead to  (Alopecia Totalis)  A visit to a physician is necessary to determine to the causative factor. Counselling is also advisable. Vitamin supplements containing high vitamin B -Complex, Vitamin Supplement which is included in the treatment for acute hair loss, can reverse the breakdown in the hair cycle and can help you to regain your hair. If this condition is not arrested it can lead to more trauma which in turn can lead to the immune system breaking down. This in turn can be the result of (Alopecia Universalis)

Thyroid problems, anaemia, the birth control pill, anti-cancer drugs, mechanical trauma, physiological and physical abuse, alcoholism, drug abuse, venereal diseases such as syphilis, endocrine dysfunction , emotional stress, physical stress, nutritional disorders  are all contributing factors for  hair loss.

Chemical Alopecia
Hair loss due to chemical abuse
Hair loss can be experienced by females due to wrong use of chemicals by salon operators. Unless the harshness of chemicals is properly understood, devastating consequences like root damage and hair breakage can occur. High pH alkaline products such as relaxers with a pH exceeding 15 can result in scalp burns which in turn can result in scarring alopecia. In some instances this can cause permanent damage, depending on the thickness of the lesions. Immediate treatment on the weeping scars can result in hair growth recovery.Some Anti-Dandruff Shampoos and Coal Tar healing products both contain an anti-fungal and antiseptic, plus healing properties especially formulated to assist in the minimising of scarring and infections.

Other forms of hair loss can be experienced through high volume peroxide which is sometimes used to bleach, highlight or 'lift' the hair colour. Permanent waving can also have damaging effects, especially if the perm lotion exceeds a pH of 9. (Recommended pH for hard to wave hair). The milder the lotion the kinder it is to the hair and scalp. Today's formulas are designed for hair to be permed with  much lower pH levels.

Mechanical Alopecia
This is commonly caused through the use of hot curlers, hair which is pulled too tightly when setting with conventional curlers, as well as sleeping with curlers nightly to straighten the hair.
Hot combs and tongs cannot only burn the scalp but can cause hair loss. Braiding and extensions which weigh the hair down cause stress on the hair which will, in time, result in hair loss. It is important to note that when tying up children's hair it should not be pulled too tightly as this can result in the entire hair line receeding.

Other possible contributors to female hair loss or hair thinning in women may include:


Nutrition required for healthy hair.

Mostly people resort to treatments like hair oils,hair spa, massages at home or at salons for their hair loss. Very rarely such treatments give success.

The main reason why most hair treatments fail is because the treatment carried out is cosmetic in nature. Hair loss has to be treated internally and externally for it to be successful. Hormonal imbalance and incorrect dietary habits are the main causes.

Natural essential fatty acids counteract hormones and toxic agents which cause hair loss.Natural essential fatty acids are available in vegetable sources but are heat sensitive and destroyed at temperatures of 45°C or lower. Eating over cooked and processed foods can limit their absorption. Heat treated animal or vegetable fat can go rancid in the body, bye pass the liver's detoxifying process by getting into the lymph stream via the intestine, and do cellular damage in the body. Impure or toxic blood can also cause hair loss. Hair that is limp and fine can benefit from proper nutrition  program as the nutrition necessary for healthy hair growth is contained in some nutritional supplements.

Many clients have found that in order to get through the in-between stage of growing their hair to a longer hairstyle, nutritional supplements have proved very beneficial in the acceleration of growth thereby assisting over the hurdle of the unmanageable stage helping the hair to strengthen and also  to grow in a shorter  period of time. Nutritional supplements supply the body with necessary nutrients which are essential but missed out in daily diet. Nutritional supplements when consumed in right quantity have no side effects that have been experienced.  

Eating a healthy, balanced diet rich in proteins, vitamins (especially biotin) and minerals (particularly zinc) are, therefore, extremely necessary to prevent hair loss. Consume plenty of dal, soybean, paneer, channa, egg whites, white meat like chicken or fish, nuts and leafy vegetables. If your work schedule is uncertain and you do not know when you will eat your next meal, consult your doctor to prescribe protein and multivitamin supplements.

We can blame the typical diet for yet another unfavorable thing: Hair loss. High-fat, high-animal protein and high-salt diet damages the kidneys and creates acidic blood, thereby leading to hair loss.

The typical fast food diet is also usually low in vitamins. This lifestyle leads to vitamin deficiency, which is another cause of hair loss. Due to the globalization of fast food chains and the processed diet, hair loss is very common wherever people eat such foods regularly.

If your diet is relatively healthy, you may have to scrutinize other potential causes and use the process of elimination to determine the cause of your hair loss.

Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in starch may slow down the hair loss process

Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in starch. This may help to slow down the process of hair loss. Fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids, many of which are antioxidants that may provide protection for the hair follicles and encourage hair growth.

Vitamins and Nutrients for Hair Growth

No matter how often hair is washed, conditioned and brushed, essential hair vitamins are necessary for it to look healthy. Hair growth vitamins, along with special vitamins and nutrients for hair growth, promoting the shine and condition of hair, can be purchased in nearly every pharmacy and health food shop.

A healthy diet rich in protein, water and fresh fruits and vegetables is necessary to keep hair looking healthy and shiny. Hair consists of mainly proteins (97%) so if you adopt a healthy lifestyle not only your body but also your hair will benefit from it. Gently massaging the scalp with oils and drinking plenty of fluids will help keep the hair follicles (producing hair growth) on the scalp stimulated. Combined with a protein and vitamin rich diet this will enable the body to produce hair and keep hair looking healthy and glossy.

Eating more protein will help make hair thicker if you have very fine or thin hair. Damaged hair due to excessive hair dying or styling with hot styling appliances or blow drying, can make her look dull and will cause split hair ends. If this problem occurs the only way to deal with the problem is to cute the damaged ends off, and incorporate lots of zinc and vitamin C into your diet, while moisturising the hair regularly with a good conditioner or weekly hair mask. The following vitamins for hair growth are needed to keep hair healthy looking and to encourage growth:
Protein, found mainly in cold water fish such as salmon.
Minerals (zinc in particular, found in red meats, bran flakes and cocoa).
Vitamins, especially Biotin, found in liver, eggs, nuts and carrots.
Vitamins/Nutrients that Prevent Hair from Falling Out
The following vitamins will stimulate and feed the hair follicle to encourage it to produce hair growth, and can be helpful when experiencing hair loss. Vitamins for hair loss can be found in many different vegetables and other foods that we eat every day. Taking a vitamin supplement providing nutrients for hair growth can be a solution for people with a busy lifestyle and provide additional vitamins to nurture health and hair.
Iron (found in red meats and leafy vegetables such as spinach).
Vitamin C, found in all citrus fruits, especially lime.
B-vitamins, especially Biotin.
Zinc will stimulate the blood circulation and encourages follicles to grow hair.
Vitamins/Nutrients to Prevent Grey Hair:
Greying hair is caused by a lack of phenylalanine, an amino acid that, in combination with enzymes in the hair, turns into melanin, the pigment that is responsible for coloring the hair. Phenylalanine is found in nuts and all dairy products, meats and eggs. Continue to more info on nutrients for hair growth.

Many people who are trying to lose weight report suffering a strange condition that causes hair to fall out much faster than normal. This may be mysterious to most people losing weight, especially on strong weight loss pills, because they work by suppressing appetite. When the appetite is suppressed, less calories are eaten, and most people who are overweight don't like to eat protein in the first place, so that's the first food they stop eating. Without protein intake, the body attempts to eat its own protein, including muscle fiber, hair and nails. So make sure you eat at least 20g of protein per meal, even during weight loss.

 

 

 

Hair loss due to Chemotherapy



Chemotherapy is a medical term for a course of treatment and is normally a combination of medication given to patients either in tablet form or by injections, which are prescribed by oncologists.Chemotherapy is administered to cancer patients, to destroy and stop the spread of rapidly reproducing cancer cells.  The word 'chemotherapy' creates fear in patients but it should be looked upon as a course of treatment doing good and not harm.Chemotherapy induced hair loss is one of the most physically and psychologically distressing side effects of cancer chemotherapeutic drugs and radiation. Alopecia medicamentosa, the baldness that results from chemotherapy and radiation, is absolutely devastating to the mindset of male and female cancer patients. The threat of hair loss can cause some patients to refuse medically proven additional chemotherapy. As hair loss is generally temporary and not life-threatening very little attention is given to this problem. The patients tend to fear hair loss as one of the dreaded side effects of their cancer treatment even after knowing well that it is temporary.

Chemotherapy can be prescribed for treatment for various instances of killing cancer cells. Usually, the chemotherapy drugs are administered only when the cancer cells are spread across the body. This is due to the fact that the chemotherapy drugs are usually injected into the blood and they travel around the body and might harm the cancer look-a-like cells as well. This is the reason why Radiotherapy, which uses radiation to destroy cancer cells, is sometimes preferred for destroying cancer cells concentrated in a particular part of the body.
Cancer cells are identified by their nature of rapid reproduction, i.e., they grow very fast and divide fast. The chemotherapy drugs, intended to kill cancer cells, might also affect other cells with a similar property. This is the reason why there are a few side effects when undergoing the chemotherapy treatment. The latest advancements in biotechnology are making it possible to develop drugs that identify the cancer cells more accurately and thus reducing the side effects.

Some of the fast-growing or fast-dividing cells that might become targets for chemotherapy are
The cells in the hair follicles: This is the reason why cancer treatment is often associated with hair loss. But the hair lost during this process does grow back once treatment has ended.
The cells in the stomach and bowel lining: When the drugs act on these cells, it might lead to nausea and diarrhea. However, doctors prescribe supplement drugs to control this. Another helpful suggestion will be to time the meals properly to avoid full stomach when the drugs take effect.
The Blood Cells: In some cases, the blood cells will also get affected. The red cells carry oxygen to keep other cells alive and the white cells help keep the infections away. This might lead the patients to be more prone to infections and find them harder to fight off. But the hospitals will ensure that the blood levels are monitored and take appropriate corrective actions.
Other side effects include feelings of lower energy levels and extreme fatigue. Chemotherapy drugs can also affect the fertility of both men and women.

We understand how difficult it is to face hair loss along with cancer diagnosis, and we at Allure Hair are trying to putting you at ease through this transitional phase.

Even when a patient keeps his cancer a secret, sudden hair loss and the wearing of hair wigs or scarves will probably indicate to any observer into recognizing that the person is having some form of cancer. It’s up to you who you tell about losing your hair. Some people tell just their family and close friends, while others are happy to let everyone know. Of course if you choose to wear scarves or not to cover your head your hair loss may be more obvious, while if you choose to wear a wig many people may not notice that you’ve lost your hair. The psychological effect of hair loss among cancer patients suppresses their immune systems as much as the anticancer drugs and radiation. Looking good despite what the patients may be going through can help take control again and can be a vital factor to the healing process by providing powerful psychological benefits.

I advise patients to look at hair loss in a positive way. “If the chemotherapy is killing those hair follicles, it must be destroying my cancer cells as well. So consider imagining your chemotherapy destroying your cancer cells as it results in the shedding of your hair."
Hair on the head usually determines an individual's appearance, a phenomenon of such importance that baldness often leads to severe psychological and/or sociological disturbances. Losing your hair can create emotions ranging from anger to depression. Balding women become even more emotional. Because it's so visible hair loss threatens your sense of self, your privacy, your sexuality, your personal image, and your vanity. Most people feel very self-conscious going out in public. Some people, though, may find that the experience of losing their hair is not as upsetting as they thought it would be initially, perhaps because they are focusing more on the treatment itself.
Seeking emotional support from a support group or counselor may help you cope with these feelings and get the support you need and deserve.

Hair loss occurs because chemotherapy targets all rapidly dividing cells—healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Hair follicles, the structures in the skin filled with tiny blood vessels that make hair, are some of the fastest-growing cells in the body. If you're not under cancer treatment, your hair follicles divide every 23 to 72 hours. But as the chemotherapy does its work against cancer cells, it also destroys hair cells. Chemotherapy drugs cannot make out the difference between the rapidly dividing cancer cells and hair cells.

During the chemotherapy treatment all the hair goes into its resting phase known as Telogen. Every one, at whatever age, who has hair, undergoes this Telogen phase every day with most people losing 50-150 hairs but, due to the medication within the treatment, the hair follicles stay in this resting phase and remain dormant until the time that the course of treatment has been completed. Once you have completed your course of treatment you usually start to see fine white vellous hairs which can resemble soft baby like down approximately within 4-6 weeks.
When the course of treatment is completed, the hair will start to grow back. It is at this point that the hair is fine (vellous) and normally white in colour but very soon, maybe within 4-6 weeks, returns to its natural shade and texture (terminal) as it was before the treatment had commenced and some patients have reported that their hair is better than before their treatment started. Once the hair is in the terminal stage it will take 12 months for the hair to reach the length of 6 inches, as hair grows at ½ inch per month.

Within a few weeks of starting chemotherapy, you may lose some or all of your hair. Hair loss does not occur with all chemotherapy medications and people may have different responses, even with the same medications. Some people will lose all their hair, while others may only experience thinning. Most women do lose some or all of their hair, usually after their second treatment. Some chemotherapy drugs affect only the hair on your head. Others cause the loss of eyebrows and eyelashes, pubic hair, and hair on your legs, arms, or underarms. The extent of hair loss depends on which drugs or other treatments are used, and for how long. The various classes of chemotherapy drugs all produce different reactions.

The frequency of your treatments will also affect hair loss. Some types of chemotherapy are given weekly and in small doses, and this minimizes hair loss. Other treatments are scheduled every three to four weeks in higher doses, and may be more likely to cause more hair loss. However most hair loss is not permanent and hair usually grows back after treatment is over.
Once the hair starts to shed, it will not be affected by handling, such as brushing or shampooing although some patient think that, if they do not handle their hair, it will not fall out. In fact this is not the case. This type of diffuse loss means general thinning all over the scalp and body and not in patches.

Wig is the most common solution for aesthetic and practical purposes. They protect the scalp from sun and other environmental factors that damage hair and they help achieve a more natural look when matched with the person's own hair color. While most women are very comfortable wearing a wig, many prefer wearing scarves, while very few choose to show off their baldness proudly. Accepting the fact that you need to wear a wig can be very emotional, but a wig can also be the solution to helping you feel more like yourself again. With a wig you can look and feel just like a ‘normal’ person, and not a cancer patient. The key is to try and accept your wig, because there is no shame in wearing one.

People will respond to you losing hair in different ways, and you may find some reactions difficult to deal with. If people don’t know what to say it may help put them at their ease if you bring the subject up first. You need to be prepared for the possibility that not everyone will be as supportive as you’d like, and that can hurt. But lots of people will react well, so try not to withdraw from your friends or your social life.

Informing your children about your Hair loss

If you have children, of whatever age, you may wonder what to tell them about your cancer. We know that children are less anxious if they know what’s happening, and that it can be less frightening for them to know what is going on even if they don’t fully understand. So even though you may find it difficult, in most cases talking with your children about your cancer will help them and you.

Your children may find it upsetting to see you without any hair. It may help if you prepare them for the fact that you may lose your hair, tell them what you are going to wear on your head and let them know that your hair will grow back after some time.

Some children may be frightened by your bald head. The more positive you and your partner can be about it, the better. If your kids are old enough, you can assert your “coolness” by going bald. But if they are still scared despite your best efforts, it may be best to keep it covered when they are around.

Table to summarise risk of hair loss with different chemotherapy drugs:-

Drugs which usually do cause hair loss

Drugs which sometimes cause hair loss

Drugs which usually don't cause hair loss

Adriamycin Amsacrine Methotrexate
Daunorubicin Cytarabine Carmustine(BCNU)
Etoposide Bleomycin Mitroxantrone
Irinotecan (Campto) Busulphan Mitomycin C
Cyclophosphamide 5 Fluorouracil Carboplatin
Epirubicin Melphalan Cisplatin

Docetaxel, (Taxotere)

Vincristine Procarbazine
Paclitaxel, (Taxol) Vinblastine 6-Mercaptopurine
Ifosphamide Lomustine(CCNU) Sreptozotocin
Vindesine Thiotepa Fludarabine
Vinorelbine Gemcitabine Raltitrexate (Tomudex)
Topotecan   Capecitabine

 

Radiation or Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses high-energy x-rays to treat cancer. Like chemotherapy, it also affects healthy cells, but only in the specific area being treated. This means that you will only lose hair from that particular area of the body which is being treated. For example, if you’re having radiotherapy to the breast and lymph glands in your armpit you’ll only lose underarm hair, and for men, chest hair. If radiation is used to treat the breast, there is no hair loss on your head. But there might be loss of hair around the nipple, for women who have hair in that location. Radiation to the brain, used to treat metastatic cancer in the brain, usually causes complete hair loss on the head. You will be informed by your doctor or counselor about the likelihood of you losing your hair before treatment starts.
After radiotherapy your hair will usually grow back. You may find that the regrowth is patchy, and it can take six to twelve months to grow back completely. It’s also possible that the hair may not grow back at all. This will depend on the dose of radiotherapy and the number of treatments you’ve had.


Replacing eyebrows and eyelashes:

Eyebrows
If you lose your eyebrows or find that they are thinner, you can redraw them with an eyebrow pencil that matches your normal hair colour. Eyebrow pencils are available from any chemist or beauty shop. Beauty counters in department stores can show you how to redraw your eyebrows as it can be daunting to try this at first if you are not used to it.Whether to replace your eyebrows and lashes is a personal decision: Some women choose not to bother, and some feel comfortable when they look in the mirror and see the eyebrows and lashes they expect to see.
If you are accustomed to running an eyebrow pencil over your brows to thicken or darken them, you may do fine when it comes time to draw them on from scratch. To make the eyebrows as realistic and natural looking as possible follow the natural eyebrow arch and draw in short feathery strokes that look like the normal eyebrow hair. If you've never used an eyebrow pencil, you may want to buy one before treatment begins and pay attention to that bony arch above each eye. Make the brow thicker on the inner end of the eyebrow (nearest to the nose) and thinner at the outer edge. You can actually buy a set of eyebrow stencils and play around, seeing what shape suits you.
You can also use false eyebrows. These are available with us. They need to be fixed with special adhesive, which is available from the false eyebrow suppliers. Special solvent is used to dissolve the adhesive and remove the eyebrows.
Some people opt for permanent cosmetics, or tattooed eyebrows. If you prefer that, make an appointment before your eyelashes fall out so that it can match the color and shape of your natural brows. This can be done in tattooing shops or cosmetic salons.

Eyelashes
You could invest in a pair of false eyelashes or glue on false lashes one at a time, though that strikes us as a lot of trouble. You could also put a little eyeliner on the edge of each upper and lower lid. Another option is tattooed eyeliner, which you would have forever.
False eyelashes can be used to give a natural appearance. These are available from many beauty departments along with the adhesive that is used to attach them. We can show you how to apply the eyelashes. You could invest in a pair of false eyelashes or glue on false lashes one at a time, though you may feel that takes a lot of trouble. You could also put a little eyeliner on the edge of each upper and lower lid.

CHEMOTHERAPY & SKIN

Chemotherapy is easier on the skin than on the hair. Even so, whatever a person's skin type, chemotherapy will make skin drier because the drugs interfere with oil and sweat glands. Keeping skin as moist as possible during treatment is important to keep it looking young and healthy. Moisture can also prevent cracking and chapping, which can lead to infection in the cancer patient, whose immune system is suppressed.
Cancer patients are advised never to pull, tug or scrub the face too hard. Over enthusiastic cleansing can strip away the remaining natural oils. Soap-free face cleansers that gently cleanse makeup and oil without drying skin are preferable. Using an antimicrobial soap, however, to effectively clean areas like the armpits and genitals, which are prone to infection, is recommended.
Moisturizing day and night can slow down the skin's loss of moisture by leaving behind a filmy deposit of oil. The oil not only helps retard the moisture evaporation, but it also makes the surface of the skin softer and more pliable. This may be especially important for hands and soles of the feet, which may become sore and blistered. Rubber gloves should be used when doing household chores.
Cancer patients are advised to moisturize with products containing sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 because people undergoing chemotherapy may be more sensitive to harmful ultraviolet rays.

Dry, chapped lips can be helped with non pigmented lip balms or petrolatum-based products. We recommend using lipsticks only when lips are in good condition. Chemotherapy may also affect nails, retarding their growth and, in many cases, causing them to become thin and brittle and develop horizontal grooves.
It's not a good idea to cover the nails with acrylics or other types of wraps, since these materials can trap bacteria that may cause infection. Instead, the nails can be clipped short and moisturized with lotions. A light-color nail polish will camouflage any nail imperfections. But to prevent nails from drying out, only non-acetone-based nail polish remover should be used.
Cancer patients who have professional manicures should bring their own implements to guard against infection. Cuticles should be pushed back rather than cut.

Lace front or full lace Wigs are not recommended for patients going through Chemotherapy treatments. One of the side effects of the drugs administered during treatment is dry skin. The skin will be easily irritated by wearing a Full Lace Wig.

CHEMICAL CURLING OR PERMANENT WAVING
Chemical treatment of the hair is best avoided until the hair is at least six inches long. It is difficult to get nice curls if the hair is much shorter even with a healthy head of hair. For best results use a mild body wave with short processing time.

The hair should be wrapped loosely on the largest size curling rod possible. Looser curls will be less damaging to the recovering hair shaft, and will thus minimize hair shaft breakage.

WARNING! Many patients cannot tolerate the permanent wave solution on their scalp for some times up to one year following chemotherapy. This extreme sensitivity of the scalp is not unusual during the regrowth period. In such cases perma­nents should not be attempted.

HAIR COLORING
Hair coloring may also be irritating to the sensitive scalp and should be avoided until the scalp sensation returns to normal. Once the scalp is healed, the hair may be colored. Consult your doctor before using any hair color.PERMANENT HAIR COLORS ARE THE MOST DAMAGING TO THE HAIR SHAFT and should be minimized in favor of semi-permanent hair colors which are gradually washed away with four to six shampooings.

LIGHTENING the hair color should not be attempted at this time. Additionally, the hair should be altered only 3 shades from its regrowth color as more drastic color changes could increase hair shaft breakage.

The period of time following chemotherapy treatment is a time of healing and rebuilding for the body. Hair growth will gradually return, and with time most patients regain a healthy head of hair. Following some of the enclosed hair care tips will insure that the regrown hair looks and feels its very best!

Coping With the Physical Aspects of Hair Loss

Sometimes we only think of hair as something that provides a fashion statement. Hair is actually on our body to provide warmth and protection.

When there are exposed areas of the skin where hair has been lost, it is helpful to use sunscreen to protect these sensitive areas. Wearing wigs, scarves, and hats will help to provide the warmth and protection necessary from the sun exposure.

If eyelashes have been lost, the use of glasses or sunglasses will help to protect you eyes from debris and dust. Ask your doctor to prescribe some drops for your eyes if they become dry and irritated.

Sometimes there can be sinus and nasal irritation if the hairs in the nose have been lost. It is sometimes helpful to use a special ointment in the nose to help to prevent irritation. The nose hairs are there to provide protection from germs and dust. If you are experiencing problems, you should ask your physician to recommend something that will help you with this situation.

As you go through this part of your life and look into treatment options for your cancer and lifestyle options during/post treatment, the most important resource you have is your friends and family. From emotional support to advice and confidence, you know that your friends and family are an invaluable part of your support system.

This is absolutely true when it comes to chosing out your perfect wig. You need opinions, advice, and people who aren’t afraid to tell you "that does not look right or does not suit you, my dear; maybe a different one?" Contact all those who have worn wigs in the past or who know people who did and get as much advice and counsel as you can. Feedback from those people who we trust the most is always good and helpful.

 

 

Children's Wigs, Partial Wigs, and Top Pieces for kids and teenagers

Hair loss can have a negative effect on the self-esteem of everyone adults as well as children. When children lose their hair, whether as a result of medical treatments, health conditions, or burn accidents, they don't just suffer physically. The change in their appearance can drastically weaken their self-image and damage their self-esteem.

Very often children suffering from hair loss will become introverted and distant, to avoid drawing attention to themselves. We specialize in wigs, partial wigs, and top pieces for children who have lost their hair as a result of chemotherapy, alopecia, burns and other medical conditions. Each wig is hand-tied and is made completely from human hair. The hair is tied onto a breathable mesh fabric that is lightweight and virtually undetectable. These solutions allow children the confidence to maintain an active and exciting life. We aim to use our knowledge, skill and resources to help kids everywhere.

Due to the small size of their heads, finding readymade wigs for children can always be difficult. Until the age when the child is growing physically, the adult wigs available on the market, even in yhe smallest sizes, are generally just too big to fit perfectly onto small children's heads. Not every child going through hair loss treatments will require or want a wig, but having one will give that child the confidence to socialize with their friends and give them their self esteem back.

A bad, ill-fitting wig on a child who needs a nonsurgical hair replacement for children option, such as Cancer Wigs is almost as bad as being bald. To be overheard about others laughing or commenting about the ill-fitting wig takes emotional toll. The emotional toll all of this teasing can take can be as devastating as the Cancer treatment itself, causing children to stay indoors, avoid invitations to social gatherings and generally take a big step back from the recovery that will help them heal.

It makes them feel and look different from their friends. It makes them look ill, even after they are done with the treatment. And by the time a child who’s been through all this is feeling well and ready to get back to normal life, hair loss stands in their way. No child really wants to feel different. Being bald, however, can make children the target of teasing and thoughtless comments from other children, or be stared at when s/he returned to school. Kids do not have the same understanding those adults do.

In some cases there will be no hair loss and with others only a small amount of loss occurs. In both of these cases there may be no need to buy your child a wig, since neither will result in baldness.Before assuming that the type of treatment your child is going to receive will cause hair loss, talk to your doctor and the staff at the hospital where the treatments are to be given.

Small amounts of hair loss can usually be covered by a different hair style. Once you know that your child is going to suffer from hair loss, it is time inform them and discuss their options. Younger children are not as likely to be overtly upset over their hair loss; many of them see it as a crown for overcoming the cancer. Teenagers on the other hand tend to be far more concerned over their looks and may be devastated by the loss of hair, especially young ladies.

Before your child goes in for their first treatment make sure you  cut and save some strands of their own hair. This is useful later to match the hair when making a wig closely resemble their own hair.
There will be a period of time between when the treatments start and when your child will actually need or want to wear a wig. A child at this time may still wish to cover their head to hide the increase in loss of hair. You should help them try on several different styles of hats and scarves until they find one that will suit them until it is time for the wig.

Different Types of Childrens Hair Loss

Hair loss in children can be very difficult to deal with depending on the child’s age as well as the child’s understanding of the hair loss which is occurring.
Most common types of hair loss in children are:

Tinea Capitis 
This is a disease caused by a fungal infection of the scalp, eyebrows and occasionally the eyelashes by attacking the hair shafts and follicles and digesting the keratin of the hair. Another common term for Tinea Capitis is ringworm of the scalp. The condition is transmitted by contact from one infected child to another through the sharing of combs, brushes, hats, pillows or bath towels. It can be highly contagious and can spread throughout a whole family, school or nursery. It can also pass from animals to humans.
This infection is more common in children aged 3 - 10 and more so in boys than girls. Ringworm of the scalp is not dangerous but must not go without treatment. The signs and symptoms is scaling and redness in a round or uneven area of stubble hair. Treatments can be prescribed by your GP.

Children's Alopecia Areata
Used to describe hair loss occurring in patches, and thought to be an auto-immune disease of the hair with the body's immune system attacking the hair follicles, causing the hair to stop growing and enter the telogen (resting) phase cycle of the hair. When this cycle is over, the hair will then fall out. Only when the cells called T-lymphocytes stop attacking the follicles, will the hair grow again.
The good news for children is that over 80% grow new hair within 12 month. At first and on odd occasions the hair can grow back white, but it will return to its natural colour eventually.

Children's Traction Alopecia
Traction Alopecia in children is a common cause of hair loss particularly in girls. Braiding and wearing hair in tight ponytails are major causes of this type of hair loss causing unnecessary tension on fragile hair in the hairline areas.

Children's Trichotillomania
This is the compulsion or habit to pull and pluck at their own hair which can result in irregular patches. This is mainly concentrated on the scalp but can also involve the eyelashes and eyebrows as well. Often parents may not be aware of this habit as it can be done when the child is watching TV, studying or when in bed before going to sleep.
The cause of this condition is many times related to stress or other possible or emotional deficiencies.

Children's Telogen Effluvium
This condition can occur from the result of a high fever or severe emotional stress and cause the hair to enter the telogen (resting) phase prematurely. After 3 months of the telogen phase, when the child may appear fine and past any illness or stressful event, the hair may start to shed, which can last for up to 6 weeks. The hair will appear thin and not all hair will be lost, nor will it appear in patches.
Hair can take around 3-6 months to re-enter the growth phase so hair re-growth may be a slow process.

 

 

 

Hair Donation

 


Hair donations are accepted by Hair Aid to help patients undergoing short or long term hair loss due to medical conditions to make wigs. Any one can donate their hair to patients who lose hair during treatment like chemotherapy, radiation due to cancer, Alopecia Areata, burn victims, or other dermatological conditions.

Our mission is to provide assistance and resources to medical hair loss sufferers by enhancing their self-esteem, during their fight with cancer or any other medical condition where hair loss takes place.The main aim of Hair Aid is on the physical and mental well-being of patients. In order to make the biggest positive impact on these patients our focus is on raising awareness and easing the hardships endured by hairloss patients as the most essential aspects of our work. We are most happy to the fact that we are able to make a difference to these people's life.

Hairloss is not as uncommon as you may imagine. Worldwide 3% of the population will have some form of Alopecia Areata in their lifetime. Out of those 1.5% will go on to have very extreme forms of Alopecia Areata (Totalis and Universalis), which causes total baldness. This condition is not life threatening but is life altering. This happens to many people before the age of thirty and is often a chronic life time problem.One in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime and nearly 90% of women regard hair loss as the single worst side effect of cancer treatment.

The confusing and conflicting information available in the media & internet is frustrating to the sufferer. Don't get confused with a lot of technical jargon or words which are used while talking and are difficult for a normal person to understand. Some wig sellers, hair replacement clinics and stylists invent terminology to apply to a particular technique with which they make their wigs, hair replacement systems. These words can make them sound more advanced and innovative and give them more legitimacy and respectability to an unsuspecting hair loss client.

Maybe their "latest" - "cutting edge" - "best" - "innovative" - "unique" techniques do a fine job, but does it make them better or different in any way than other products available?

Often, these terms are fads and marketing tools to attract unsuspecting and novice patients. When you hear a term mentioned that you have never heard before, or is unique to a particular clinic do not hesitate to ask what it means in simple terms. We caution you on firms that use a lot of fancy procedural terms that might only be synonyms for techniques that  are routine or similar every other technique. Ask yourself, if this is latest, greatest technique a sales tool, or is it a unique method to how this company makes their hair products.

Be cautious where you get your information from. There is a lot of one-sided advertorial-like "research" and "reports" which are cleverly disguised marketing tools. They disguise themselves under simple sounding associations, journals and educational websites which are nothing more then a platform to market specific products or clinic.

My intention is to create more clarity for all who may be faced with hair loss or are currently living with some form of this condition.

Hair loss can be very traumatic for anyone. For cancer patients, hair loss is the most stressful side effect of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. When a person loses their hair suddenly due to medical reasons, they feel they've lost their identity. What results is a lack of self-esteem and lowered morale.

Custom made high quality human hair wigs made with virgin hair i.e.chemically untreated hair are very expensive which most people are not aware of. Patients with long term hair loss usually need more than one wig to carry on all normal activities. This only adds to the tremendous expense of having the need to such an accessory. Wigs (CRANIAL PROSTHESIS) are not covered by medical insurance in India though they are a side effect of a remedy for treatment. They are treated as a cosmetic item. Insurance coverage for clients with medically related hair loss is available in many other countries.

There used to be a stigma that only those who were ill wore wigs. That has become less and less true thanks to celebrities like Madonna, Beyonce, Cher, Tyra Banks, Victoria Beckham and many others who have taken wigs and alternative hair to a whole new level.

The wig industry used to be divided into two areas: medical and fashion. However, that no longer exists.

Yatin says "My main intention behind is focused upon helping people look beautiful and feel complete from the inside out. Isn't it nice to know that you can help battle those feelings to some degree in a patient? That's why donating hair for hairloss victims is so noble. It doesn't just give them hair - it gives them confidence. Donating hair to create a natural looking wig will also allow patients to go on with their lives without announcing "I'm a patient" to the rest of the world. It isn’t just about hair, its a sort of psychological treatment for all who are suffering hair loss through illness.  For many of the patients I have seen, it’s the missing link in their treatment and process of recovery.” 

People with healthy hair might consider hair donation as a unique way to help those who are ill. Hair donation can be thought of as an act of sacrifice similar to organ donation which can be repeated over and over again unlike organ donation which usually only happens once.

When one loses hair due to an illness or as a side effect of medical treatment, the hair loss is devastating in any degree from slight to severe. We all consider the condition of our hair to be part of how we look and present ourselves to the world and when that privilege is taken away, the results can feel devastating.To make matters worse, a bald head attracts attention, especially for a woman. This leads to strangers asking awkward questions about the illness and the therapy, which may be something that the patient would not want to talk about.

People grow their hair to have it cut be it for a new hair style only to have the hair swept into a bin at the hair salon or to be stored in a cupboard as a memory. Hair is a valuable thing and even more so to someone who does not have any due to medical reasons.To be able to give to someone who does not have it is a kind, generous and satisfying thing to do. Your own hair that has taken so long to grow will be made into a beautiful wig for someone who really needs it. Not only will it give them the feeling of having their hair back, it will give them confidence, a return of self esteem, and allow them to be…..just like everyone else.

Yatin uses his expertise to help all men/women cancer patients find a solution to their hair loss problem. Hair Aid makes custom designed hairpieces / wigs for people suffering from long-term medical hair loss like alopecia and hair loss of cancer patients due to chemotherapy that look as good as their natural hair. The hair pieces / wigs are made by using hair donated by clients when they restyle/ cut their hair in the salon or at home. High quality handmade Human hair wigs & hairpieces are made from such hair to help to restore their self confidence.

The major cost when people buy a wig / hairpiece is the cost of the hair itself. Hence hair donated by clients or salons will be of great help to reduce the cost of the hair pieces / wigs. Hair Aidhave been doing this for the last few years with the hair that Yatin collects from my own clients when they restyle their hair. This is extremely limited compared to the need for wigs / hair pieces needed." I would like to appeal to other salon owners to send hair from their clients for this noble cause. Presently I do this for people who contact me only. The hairpieces / wigs are given at cost price. I do not make any profit from this."

 

How we use the Donated Hair

Hair Aid would like to make it clear and inform hair donors that the hair you spent years growing and decided to sacrifice for a "worthy cause" is never used by us to make wigs which are later sold to other clients.

We do not, under any circumstances, use the hair donations intended to make wigs / cranial prostheses towards patients suffering cancer, alopecia or other forms of hairloss in a improper dishonest way for commercial profitable use as it violates the fundamental purpose of our aim.

We are often asked by hair donors if the donated hair will definitely be used for "patients with cancer" as this is the common perception, and it has significant emotional weight. However we would like to clarify that we have never deliberately claimed that the hair will be used only for cancer patients . We use the donated hair to make wigs / hairpieces for patients with all types of medical hairloss and not just cancer alone.

Just wanted to clarify on the cancer vs. other hair loss issue. Almost more than half the patients who get wigs from donated hair made by us are cancer patients. Most patients who undergo chemotherapy will lose his/her hair--it's a side effect of the drugs. The hair will regrow after stopping the chemotherapy. This is probably why we provide wigs / hair pieces to patients with alopecia areata, a medical condition with no known cause or cure--as they will probably never regrow their hair. Irradiation of the scalp damages the skin and hair folicles (like a burn would) so these patientss have a higher chance of staying permanently bald. We believe patients with hair loss from alopecia, burns or other medical conditions also deserve a way to look socially normal as much as patients with cancer do.

We cannot account for every strand of hair donated to us or link donors with recipients for two reasons:
It takes a minimum 6-10 ponytails to make one hairpiece, tracking each ponytail would not be feasible. All donated hair is separated as per the color, texture and length. During the sizing process, similar type hair from different donors is mixed together, so we are unable to keep a track of the individual donors hair.

We have to protect the  privacy of all the recipientsof the wigs as well. 

We have no hesitation in informing hair donors or those who intend donating hair later that in case you have any doubts about whether the hair will be used for patients or used for commercial gain, please do not send your hair donation to us. We do not entertain any queries at a later stage about the use of the donated hair. We prefer to utilise the maximum time we can spare to help those who need the benefit of our expertise & experience and not waste time trying to prove to people who may donate hair once in a while about our cause. We do not want to deal with anyone who has slightest doubt about our intention.

The fact to note is that all human hair is NOT ideal for making wigs. Hair is extremely delicate especially fine hair like Caucasian hair which breaks while knotting to the net base while making the wig / hairpiece. If at all we manage to use it then it requires very high-maintenance and the wigs will not last long. This is not ideal for patients who might not have the time or energy to take care of it. Hence we only are able to use the hair that we find fit to make wigs / hairpieces which will last long. A well-crafted custom made wig like the type we make usually takes 40 to 100 hours( four to eight working days ) for one person to make. As we make wigs with donated hair on a non profit basis we make sure that our effort is also not wasted.

However we would like to clarify that the quantity of short hair (6 inches to 10 inches) is high. After sizing, we get plenty of short hair from the donated hair sent to us. We need longer lengths of hair especially on the top area of the wigs, which we get rarely or in very small quantity from the hair donors. All shorter hair that is separated from the donated hair cannot be used in the wigs/cranial prosthesis / hairpieces. Although the shorter hair cannot be used in the womens wigs / hairpieces, it is still greatly helpful to us. The shorter hair may be exchanged or sold off to buy longer lengths of hair which we need frequently but we are unable to get from the donated hair to make wigs / cranial prosthesis.

The wigs are not given free but at cost price. Hair Aid does not make huge profit from this.We try to just cover our expenses and not go out of pocket.

About Hair Aid

Hair Aid is a not-for-profit initiative founded by Yatin Deshpande. It is an associate of

Allure Hair - Wigs, Hair Extensions & Hair replacement ( www.allurehair.co.in).

Allure Hair is owned by Yatin Deshpande, a well known Hair Stylist, Make up Artist & Cosmetologist.You may have seen his work on the faces & heads of the leading models he works with in the commercials and press  for leading shampoo & hair care brands, cosmetic products( Dove, Sunsilk, Clinic,Parachute hair oil variants,ITC Superia, Dabur Hair oil & shampoo, Nyle, Chik, Rejoice, Beauty Secrets by Madhuri, Ayush, Godrej, Brylcreem, Ponds, Fair & Lovely), as well as in the pages of leading magazines.Based in the north western suburb of Goregaon in Mumbai, he is responsible for a wide range of work for films, television, stage,theatre and individual clients.

Yatin’s introduction to wig making was not accidental. He trained as a hair designer in London and worked in some reputed salons in the  high fashion West End area of London. After shifting back to Mumbai, Yatin decided to freelance as a Hair Designer and Make-up artist for advertising films and press campaigns since it gave scope for more creative expression and flexibility. During the course of his work, it was necessary to work with wigs and hairpieces. Due to his quest for perfection and as he was not satisfied with the quality of the wigs and hairpieces available in India, he developed in house infrastructure with all the necessary requirements, the skilled staff that enables manufacture wide range of premium quality virgin human hair Wigs, Hair Extensions, Hair Replacement Systems, Hair patches, Hair Accessories. What started off a few years ago to meet personal requirements is now Allure Hair, which combines the latest materials, technology with advanced wig making design techniques to recreate a natural looking head of hair. Hair Aid is an associate of Allure Hair.

Our products are used regularly in Shampoo and other hair care product advertisements of most popular Indian & international brands in press and electronic media. We have numerous high profile clients, which include models, film and television stars that trust us to make wigs, hair extensions, etc. for their personal use. We provide all kinds of hair products & services to feature films (Hindi & regional), Television serials, mythological films & serials, music videos, stage shows, fashion shows.

Yatin devotes his time to cut and style your hair so that you can make your hair donation and look fabulous afterwards.It is a good way for those who could give something back without having to give money to make charitable donations.People make the decision to chop off their hair, knowing that it will go to someone who needs it—someone who deserves it.

Are you in need of a wig due to medical reasons, & unable to afford one?

Please contact us and we will try to help you get a wig from our donors.

We offer help to get wigs at subsidized cost for those in medical & financial need, with donations from kind & generous people or charitable organizations .We would like to request patients who have recovered and no longer using wigs that if they wish to donate their old used wigs to people who are in need of a wig & can't afford it please send it to us.

Why should you Donate Hair?

Every year, thousands of individuals restyle, trim, shave, and cut their tresses for various reasons like a fashion change, religious purpose or medical reasons. The hair that is cut can be donated and used to make wigs for cancer patients. This can be done for a number of personal, admirable reasons:

In memory of a cancer patient

As a symbol of solidarity for a friend or relative with cancer

In cheerful celebration of being a long term cancer survivor

As a service project for a volunteer group

Whatever be the reason, donating hair for cancer victims is a great way to help provide free or low cost wigs and hairpieces to individuals with cancer.

Apparently, 85% of hair donations come from family members and friends of those who have seen a patient closely during their illness.

HAIR DONATION REQUIREMENTS
HOW CAN I DONATE MY HAIR?

Hair is needed from men and women, young and old, all colors and races. There is no maximum length you can donate. Anyone can cut your hair as long as the guidelines are followed.

 

GUIDELINES FOR ACCEPTABLE HAIR DONATIONS

Hair Requirements

If you are considering donating your hair, please read the information carefully to ensure the proper procedures are followed to allow your hair to be used.

Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable.

Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable to make wigs / hairpieces of the quality that we make.

The type of hair that we use has its cuticle intact and which has been stored to maintain root tip alignment. The cuticle layers are all facing the same direction from root to end just like your natural hair on the scalp and, therefore, do not tangle.If the cuticle is left and the roots ends alignment mixed up, the scales on the cuticle would oppose and pull each other causing tangling.

It can also be heat styled and colored to match to your own hair colour or highlighted / low lighted easily.

Hair must be divided into multiple ponytails of small sections before shaving.Every strand of hair has a coarse cuticle, which clings to the cuticle of the neighboring hair if they are facing in the opposite direction. In effect hair is twisting and intertwining into a hair clump so difficult to comb out.

Put your hair into a ponytail or tails, securing them with elastic bands along the length of the ponytail at approx, four inch intervals. You could also plait your hair to cut.

Layered hair is acceptable if the shortest layer is 10 inches. Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.

1. Donated hair must be a minimum of 14-15 inches long (measured from just above the elastic band of the ponytail to the ends).
2. Hair that has been bleached, lightened, permanently colored or chemically treated. However it may be colored with vegetable dyes (henna) and semi permanent dyes. (If unsure, ask your hair stylist).
3. Gray hair can be also accepted if it is free from use of chemicals.
4. Wavy or curly hair may be stretched or straightened with iron before measuring.
5. Hair should be freshly washed, conditioned and completely dry, without any styling products. If you let moisture stay in the hair while packing then it allows fungus to grow and it cannot be used.

Hair Donation Instructions

1. Hair must be clean (shampooed and/or conditioned) without styling products, hairspray, or additional hair products.
2. Tie hair into at least four sections (six are even better if your hair is thick and dense) around the head for a more generous donation. Hair that is pulled into one ponytail or braid without making smaller sections or partings results in a loss of up to four inches of hair. To do so, first make a center part. Starting from this center part, part the hair over the top of each ear. This will create four sections of hair. To create four ponytails, tie the hair in front of each ear into ponytails, and then tie the hair behind each ear into ponytails.
3. Make a ponytail using an elastic band. Ensure the band is tight around the hair to keep the hair together after cutting. If the hair comes out of the band it will not be usable. (A second hair band can be placed around the middle of the ponytail to help keep the hair together after cutting.)
4. Ensure the elastic band is just below where you want to cut your hair.
5. Measure the length of the ponytail from the elastic band; make sure that the hair is at least 15 inches. Any length shorter than 15 inches is too short to be used in a ladies wig and cannot be used. There is no limit to the maximum length requirement. (If your hair is not 15 inches, continue to grow your hair out.)
6. Cut the hair just above the elastic band such that the band remains on the ponytail after cutting and keeps the hair together. Do not wash or style the ponytail in any way after it has been cut off.
7. We also accept old wigs, falls, hair extensions of Human hair only.
8. Place the ponytail, kept intact and completely dry, in plastic bag. Hair that is swept off the floor is not usable. Place the plastic bag with the ponytail in a padded or plastic envelope.

 

If you require further information after reading this, please contact Yatin by e-mails at

Please send e-mails to both addresses)

hairaid.org@gmail.com & yatin.deshpande@ymail.com


Please include your full name, Age and address with your ponytail donation. All hair donations can be mailed or couriered to Hair Aid address.

Hair Donor Questions & Answers

Where do I go to get my hair cut?
You can go anywhere to get your hair cut as long as the donation guidelines listed on our website are followed. We encourage our donors to go to a salon they are already familiar with so they will be comfortable when making their donation. Read Hair Donation Guidelines.

Do you have a list of participating salons?
You can email Hair Aid to find a salon near you in your city and state.

How do I package my donation?
Ponytails need to be completely dry before they are mailed. Place the ponytail in a plastic or Ziploc bag, and then inside a padded envelope. Be sure to include the hair donor’s name and address, mobile phone number, e-mail, on a separate sheet of paper.

Where can I donate hair for cancer patients in India?

In India hair donation is accepted by Hair Aid.

Where do I send my hair donation?

All hair donations must be mailed to

Hair Aid

Ganesh Apartments, Flat No. 1, Ground Floor,

Plot no.40, Pandurang Wadi, Road No. 3,

Goregaon East, Mumbai 400 063, INDIA.

What is the minimum length for a hair donation?
At least 15 inches is needed to be used in a hairpiece.

Why is the minimum length 15 inches?
The manufacturing process uses up to two three inches, leaving only twelve inches (jaw length). Most of the female patients who receive hairpieces from Hair Aid want long hair.

Can I donate hair if it is Shorter than 15 inches and below?
We would also welcome and accept shorter lengths of hair. We are only able to use shorter lengths to make short hair ladies wigs or mens wigs. Shorter lengths are more difficult to process therefore extra time and effort is needed to put them to use for our wearers. They are mostly used when refurbishments are required. We are unable to use hair lengths that are shorter than 15 inches but we would be grateful for these lengths if available as they will also help those who require our type of hairpiece.

Which type of hair is suitable for hair donation?
Each wig is tailor made for each specific person, in an effort to enable them to regain their former appearance. The wig is designed according to the exact size and shape of the person’s head, using hair that is as similar as possible to the child’s original hair. Someone whose hair was short and curly will need a short, curly wig. Someone who had long, straight hair will need a long, straight hair wig. Therefore, we need as many different types of hair as possible.

Does Hair Aid sell hair or throw away hair? 
Hair that is short, gray, or otherwise unusable will be used to make something else. This helps offset manufacturing costs. Hair Aid DOES NOT throw hair away unless it is wet and moldy, fungus affected or not bundled in a braid or ponytail when it is received.

Can I donate gray hair?
Yes, we can accept donations of gray hair.

Can I donate colored hair?
Yes, we can accept donations of colored hair provided they are not damaged.

Can I donate permed hair?
Yes, we can accept donations of permed hair.

Can I donate bleached hair?
No, we cannot use bleached hair. Highlights are often done with bleach.We cannot use such hair.

Can I donate dreadlocks?
We cannot accept dreadlocks. We are not able to use them in our hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.

How many ponytails does it take to make one hairpiece?
Six to ten donated ponytails go into one hairpiece.

Can I meet the patient who receives my hair?
We cannot link donors with recipients for two reasons:
Because 6-10 ponytails go into one hairpiece, tracking each ponytail would not be feasible. All donated hair is separated as per the color, texture and length. During the sizing process the hair from different donors is mixed together so we are unable to track the donors hair.
Because all applicants are patients, we protect their  privacy.

Can I include pictures with my hair donation?
Yes, if you choose to send pictures please e-mail them to Hair Aid. All photos must be submitted electronically in order for use on our website.

If I send in pictures, will you post them on your website?
We do update our donor gallery from time to time, but cannot guarantee that all the pictures we receive will be posted.

Can I donate my hair to make a hairpiece for a family member or friend?
If the person in need is a patient and has applied to Hair Aid, it is sometimes possible. The family can contact Yatin for more information.

Does Hair Aid always need hair?
Yes, we are always in need of hair. We forecast our need because our recipients can reapply for a new hairpiece every 12 months. Because these hairpieces are custom made, they cannot be reused.

What happens to the hair that is too short or damaged when I send it to you, will I know if it is useable?
As far as possible please do not send very shor thair or chemically treated hair.We will NOT be able notify everyone as to the useability of your hair. If your hair is unusable we dispose it off without informing anyone.

Do I need to donate 12-15 inches?
No! You can always "Shave in Support" no matter what length of hair you have. However, in order to be used for wig, a minimum of 15" is required. Longer hair is always appreciated.

Do I need to shave my head?
No,Only if you want to, but it does make a strong statement of your support for patients with hairloss due to cancer or other medical conditions. As long as a 8" (minimum) ponytail can be gathered, you can cut your hair to any length you choose. We will have professional hair-stylists volunteering their time at the event so you’ll get a new style for your short ‘do!
You can also shave or get a crazy cut in support as well.

What are some of the medical conditions of the patients you help?
Most of our recipients suffer from cancer or alopecia areata. Others have experienced hair loss from radiation therapy and chemotherapy, severe burns or trauma, and various other genetic and dermatological conditions.


What age group do you help?
We help people of all age groups regardless of race, creed, or religion.

What happens to my hair after I donate it?

We open the packages and separate the donation slips from the hair. The hair then gets separated as per its color, texture and length. Similar hair from different donors is mixed together.Once there is enough hair of similar type to make a wig only then the hair is used. Sometimes we may have to wait for a few months till we get similar types of hair which is enough to make a wig.

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Allure Hair Salon


Ladies only, Sorry, gentlemen and kids below 15


A Consultation fee is charged, which is adjusted on availing the same service for which the consultation was done within the following two weeks.

When you book an appointment for any service with Yatin you can be assured that the service will be done by him personally. Hair washing, conditioning hair drying are delegated to assistants under his supervision.

Please request for exact estimate prior to availing any service, if in any doubt about the cost. It is our policy to let you know about the approximate cost before the service is done just in case you have not asked for the estimate. Please do not take it as an offence. It is just to avoid any misunderstanding later.

Clients are requested to book appointments & be punctual so that sufficient time can be given for the desired service to be carried out properly, with complete satisfaction, to achieve the best results.

Your appointment may take longer time with Yatin than it does at other Salons as extra precautions are taken to make sure the clients’ hair stays in the best possible condition. The extra time taken and the attention given will finally reflect on the internal strength and condition of your hair.

Technical Services by Yatin are performed with the clients’ hair condition, strength & shine as top priorities. Yatin uses the best products from the range of products available exclusively to salon Professionals.

As only Professional products of a high quality are used, we do not use clients own products for any chemical service (Colour, Permanent Waving, Straightening, Rebonding, Relaxing).

Yatin is well known for his expertise in Corrective Hair Coloring techniques. More than one appointment may be necessary for corrective hair color to look 100 % as you wish.

The after care products are chosen and recommended to suit your hair and are essential for maintaining your hair in a healthy & well groomed state in between salon visits. Please use the recommended products regularly and in the right quantity for best results.

As hairdressing terms are different the world over, we always request clients to show us reference pictures /photographs/magazine cuttings of the finished look they like so that they can be recreated simalarly.This also gives us an idea as to what the client has in mind.

The products & procedure to be used will be decided after consultation. Clients are requested to disclose without concealing any information that may be relevant to the related hair service that is desired. (e.g. the products used, chemical service taken, medication, illness etc.This is absolutely essential to achieve the best result. Concealing information related to the products used, services taken, Illness, medication may affect the final result for which we will definitely not be responsible.

We do not recommend any kind of chemical treatments on hair that has been treated with Henna as the results of that service are unsatisfactory based on previous experience.

Models required regularly for photographic work, stage shows, and seminars. Please register your name with us in our Model Bank. Whenever the opportunity arises we shall contact you. The work done on the Models is done at product cost in return for the time they give us for the photographic shoots..

 Hair Cutting & Styling

Hair Restyle
Hair Cut & Styling
Blow Dry Straight
Blow Dry with outward Curls
Hair Straightening ( Thermal )
Scrunch Drying / Diffuser Drying
Spiral Tonging
Hair Crimping
Roller Setting
Fashion Setting

           
Technical Services

All Technical services include Shampoo, Conditioner, Styling products, Normal drying, & finishing. Blow drying / Thermal straightening will be charged extra.

Hair Color

Regrowth Color (Roots Touch up)
All over Color (Virgin hair
Regrowth Color (Roots Touch up)
Regrowth Lightening & Coloring
Full Head Lightening & Coloring
Demi Permanent Color (Tone on Tone)
Demi Permanent Color (Tone on Tone) Regrowth Colour (Roots Touch up)
Semi Permanent Color
Semi Permanent Color Regrowth Colour (Roots Touch up)
Color Rinse
Colour Correction
Change of Colour

Highlights / Lowlights

Foil Highlights / Lowlights (Single tone) All Over (about 30-32 foil packets)
Foil Highlights / Lowlights (Two tones / Multiple tones) All Over (about 30-32 foil packets)
Regrowth Foil Highlights / Lowlights
Hairline Parting Foil Highlights / Lowlights
Crown or T- section   Foil Highlights / Lowlights

Permanent Hair Straightening / Rebonding

Hair Straightening
Hair Rebonding / Japanese Hair Rebonding
Hair Relaxing

           
Permanent Waving

All over Perm
Body wave
Spot Perm
Spiral Perm
Weave & Wind perm
Staggered perm

Hair Conditioning Treatments

Intensive Deep conditioning Protein Treatment
Dandruff treatment
Moisturizing treatment
Greasy Scalp & Hair treatment
Hair loss prevention treatment
Hair Glow treatment
High frequency treatment

 

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Allure Hair Partnership Program with salons and hairstylists


Are you looking for a NEW business opportunity? Then why not create a business partnership with us.

The most Frequently Asked Question from people who call Allure Hair is

"Can you help me to find hair stylist in my area for new wigs,hair system, haircuts, maintenance and ordering custom hair systems, etc?" 

Attention Salon owners & Stylists!
Everyday clients are...Searching for a Wig Stylist, Hair Extensions & Hair Replacement Specialist

Do you want more business? Then why not offer Wigs, Hair Extensions, Hair replacement services to clients??

LIMITED ENROLLMENT:  Be the first in your area to become an authorized Celebrity Style Wigs Reseller!  We are only accepting a limited number of resellers from each city / state.  So Don't Miss this AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!

ALLURE HAIR CAN HELP !

Our web site receives plenty of hits everyday and we get new enquiries from prospective clients.

We assist clients searching for a qualified Hair Replacement Specialist/Stylist in areas which we cannot reach. With our partnership, you can become a leader in this fast growing market in your area.

Become an affiliate with Allure Hair by joining our Exclusive Client Referral Service. We are working to build a team of trained consultants to cover certain geographic areas to offer consultation, application, get advice on selecting the best combination of length, color and texture to achieve the look you want and after care services to our clientele.
Sign up today and we will begin referring new clients to your Salon.

The hair care business is large, growing, recession resistant and immune to technology or other competitive forces. Hair is always growing and in many cases falling or thinning. The demand for more services by today’s consumer creates a great business opportunity if the right services that clients are looking for, are offered in the hair salon.The business of providing alternative hair solutions is one of the fastest growing sectors in the cosmetology industry.

Allure Hair works with salons and hairstylists in partnership.The partnership program offers the partner salon/ stylist an opportunity of earning extra regular income against an investment of Rs.50,000/- to Rs. 1,00,000, depending on the town / city.

We get many enquiries from clients looking for salons/ hairstylists in their area to help them with their requirements of wigs, Hair extensions & Hair replacement systems. It is not possible for us to service to all enquiries that we get, so we suggest them to contact our partner salons nearest to them. Many people with hair loss are looking for alternatives to their existing situation. The demand is there, but often not the salons / stylists to send them to. If you own a hair salon,beauty parlour or wig boutique and you are interested in offering our products to your clients please contact us. All you need is a commitment to clients to be honest, fair, and dedicated to service.

We offer comprehensive training program to our partner salons to enter into the new area of business and we can help you grow and increase business. Allure Hair is committed to helping and training stylists and salon owners who are our partners to be able to fulfill the needs of the client with confidence.The hair, beauty and cosmetology industry continues to change constantly. To meet the demands of the ever-changing market we provide training and support to stylists and salons so that they can provide an additional quality service to their customers while generating additional income and thus increasing their profit.

Remember that the knowledge that we are offering to the salon owners/hair stylists, is not shared by the large Hair Replacement Studios. They would rather keep it for themselves as a professional secret. Keeping this information a secret gives them more power and control over the market to charge astronomical rates, for which the client suffers eventually.Even if you’ve never worked with wigs & Hair Systems before, you can start in this new area of business. All you need is experience of hair cutting skills, including texturizing knowledge using a razor and thinning shears, along with confidence to do it.

From taking measurements to order custom wigs, attaching hair extensions and becoming a hair replacement specialist you will be able to do everything related to the Hair Replacement Industry. As a hair replacement specialist you will know how to attach hair extensions, Integration Hair Replacement, full cap lace front wigs, attachment methods, and more.

We realise that training is useless if not updated regularly, and therefore we provide free refresher training courses to our partner salons and stylists to keep them updated of the current trends and developments.

Our products are sold exclusively in professional salons only. Display and sell our products in your salon with a low initial investment. The partnership program offers the partner salon/ stylist an opportunity of earning extra regular income against an investment of Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 1,00,000, depending on the town / city.

The business plan is designed and based on different successful modules with the aim of providing high return on a very low investment within a short period and will continue forever. The partner salon/ stylist would be carrying out services under the guidance of Allure Hair.Using your skills in marketing, customer relations and business management, you influence the success of your salon. We are committed to providing our partner salons/stylists with the best in support and structure.