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Should You Glue Your Wigs Down?

The quick answer is NO! Using hair glue and adhesives can be hazardous to your scalp with prolonged usage.  We don’t recommend the use of glues on the hair. The Gorilla Glue lady is one of the most famous examples of what happens when you use glue to adhere wigs.  The end result is that it will also stick to the hair and may end up being hard to remove when it is dried. The adhesive or glue may provide a strong hold but your edges or hair may end up suffering in the long run. As easy as it is to lay a hold with the glue, your real hair can get caught in the glue mixture.   there are wig adhesive removers but these contain a cocktail of chemicals.  wig adhesives contain a cocktail of chemicals (Acrylamides, hydroflourocarbons), which can be harmful to the skin, body and environment.  Use of these ingredients contributes greatly to global warming.  Not only that, many hair and wig glues have fumes that should not be inhaled over a prolonged period of time.   Here at Essence Wigs, we reco
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How to Remove Gorilla Glue From Hair

The woman who sprayed gorilla glue in her hair has become an internet sensation.  Who ever thought that a ponytail purposely slicked back with an aerosol glue spray would  command such attention from a global audience? Did Tessica Brown, of Louisiana know that she would receive this amount of attention when she grabbed her can of Gorilla Glue and sprayed it on her scalp and hair. There are a lot of questions surrounding Tessica’s Gorilla glue experience. For instance, why aren’t Tessica’s hands binded to her hair as well?  When she used the Gorilla glue spray, she would have smoothed or patted the glue over her hair with her hands or even a brush.  If this were to be the case, her hands or a brush would be stuck to her head and hair as Gorilla glue is a strong binding aerosol agent.   Tessica stated that she would normally use Got 2 be glue but she ran out of it and opted for the Gorilla glue. In the time since she announced her situation on social media, she’s received an overwhelming

Pandemic Global Lace Shortage? Why Lace doesn't Really Matter..

Living in a pandemic is not easy for most people. Covid-19 has literally turned the world upside down and countries are seeing shortages--from food to supplies to hair to You Name it! If you're active on social media, you may have seen some individuals complaining or making statements about the lack of lace. Is this talk full of fluff or is it the real deal ?! Is a lace shortage really upon us.  A global lace shortage has been in effect due to the pandemic and this is because lace factories have slowed production.  Lace is usually produced in countries such as Switzerland, France and Italy.  Factories in these countries have decided to cease production until the first quarter of 2021. The shortage may have been more readily apparent last year and you may have seen slight increases in pricing of certain lace wigs due to the lack of global supply. You may have also seen more wigs being sold with headbands (which btw, we are not very fond of)!     Here at Essence Wigs, we specialize i

5 Essence Wigs that You Need in Your Wig Stash!

1.)  Bohemian Vibe (I or II): The bohemian vibe (AKA boho vibe) unit is an Essence Wigs bestseller. The wig reflects a 4c texture to the tee! It is a beautiful, bold afro which is a medium-long length at approximately 14”-16.” Bohemian vibe is much loved by our core customer base. The main difference between Bohemian Vibe I and II is the length. Bohemian Vibe II is about 10-12.”  This is the unit that defines Essence Wigs. It was the first afro unit that we introduced and it comes in various colors.     2.) Nzingha: The Nzingha unit is a premium 100% hUMAN HAIR lace front textured type 4a wig. She is new to the Essence Wigs African Queens collection.  The texture is similar to one of a braid out done on natural hair. She’s full but not super voluminous and is the perfect everyday wig!  3.) Copper-fect Kinks (Long Length): Afro loving ladies and gents…get in herrrrrree!!! This is the wig of all our wigs. The bold, fresh copper orange color looks magnificent against a range of skin tones

Black-fishing with Afro Textured Hair

Two Russian women were recently called out on social media for black-fishing which is a term to describe individuals outside of the black race who try to pass off as a black person.  The person will usually be seen in hair styles and clothing that are afro-centric. The black-fisher will also go to extreme lengths have black skin. This is usually accomplished by engaging in black-face methods using makeup, spray tanner and etc.   Beyonce recently released her third “drip” installment of her Ivy Park clothing line with Adidas. Two models who appeared to be light skinned black women were spotted on the Ivy Park IG page sporting the clothes.  People began calling out Beyonce and Ivy Park for posting the two models who were engaging in black-fishing.  It turns out that Alena Buini and Anastasia are Caucasian women from Russia whose actual tones can be seen in past photos. Alena responded to the outrage on her IG and stated   [Some sentences omitted due to incorrect/unknown translations) : 

Guinness Record for World's Largest Afro Goes to ...

    The Guinness Record for world's largest afro goes to Simone Williams!  Simone broke the previous record which was held by Aevin Douglas.  Simone's afro measured in at 8.07 inches tall and 8.85 inches wide.  her beautiful big afro has a circumference of 4ft 10 inches. simone confessed of being inspired by aevin douglas in an interview with Guinness world records, stating: "She inspired me to make the attempt. I googled world's largest afro and when she came up i was in awe." "at the time, i didn't think my hair was anywhere close to hers. she was goals! but i was so happy to see that she was recognized and there was a chance for others to be recognized to."   simone, who hails from brooklyn ny, has confessed to being a slave to chemical straighteners which she received up until college.  She didn't always know how to care for her natural hair but at 23 years old, she decided to transition to wearing her natural texture.  after a great deal of

The Best Creator and Seller of Natural Hair Wigs

The Essence Wigs Blog has arrived! This blog will be discussing everything about natural hair and wigs! EssenceWigs.com is the prime online shopping destination for natural and kinky hair wigs.  The Essence Wigs website offers wigs of various types of afro and kinky hair textures.  These natural hair textures can be received in the various styles that are associated with kinky and afro textured hair.  These styles include but are not limited to braid out, twist out, coil out, blown out, straw set, roller set, silk press and etc.  Whether you're desiring a look that resembles a blow out on freshly washed afro textured hair or a look that resembles pressed afro textured hair, Essence Wigs has the wig for you! We have type 3 and 4 wigs and some type 2 units. If you are unsure about what these hair types are, don't worry! be sure to lookout for a post discussing the hair types. We may even be introducing a 5th hair type to the hair continuum. Essence Wigs is proud to be a fixture i