Product Line Review – Kapenzo Equal Lace Wigs

Kapenzo Equal has a great lace wig line and is ever evolving to keep up with the latest trends. Although other brands may have better quality hair as far as virgin hair, Kapenzo provides the most bang for your buck.

Style Selection and Versatility

Their hair system line has a growing number of full lace wigs in the lace front wigs cap construction. They have an additional two hair wig lines. One of the lines has 8 baby hair unit with the other line having 3 individually hand tied full hair wigs. The laces wigs are very versatile in style ranging from curly to silky straight. They also include a few kinky/afro hair type hair wigs.

Each wig comes in multiple colors and lengths. The good thing about Kapenzo is that their lace actually allows versatile parting. Many hair system companies advertise that you can part anywhere in the first few inches but the hair remains too stiff or unnatural looking to part in any fashion.

Lace Wig Quality

Kapenzo offers a good quality for a good price. In comparison to many of Kapenzo’s full hair systems priced around $500, the units are approximately $350-$500. Virgin hair wigs at that price typically tangle easily and often leave you with the afterthought, “you get what you pay for”.

Kapenzo supplies rather natural looking hair and the quality only improves after you take the necessary steps such as washing with apple cider vinegar or brushing with baby powder to increase the natural look. Perhaps the only downside to the Kapenzo lace wig line is the limited in stock selection. Since it is a new European luxury brand priced at a lower rang than most, and is generally customized.

Maintenance and Wig Life

Maintenance on a virgin hair system is usually low as it is pre-styled. The difficulty with most virgin hair systems happens with curlier styles. Kapenzo does a good job at creating styles that avoid tangles. Few of their hair wigs have curls that will interlock easily. The simple wavy styles flow easily and do not seem to tangle.

Overall, this is a great lace wig line for any woman who wants to look fabulous on a budget. The amount of styles provides a look for every occasion and location and the maintenance is rather low.

Cheap Lace Front Wigs – How to Buy Lace Wigs For Up to 50% Off Retail

Celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Rhianna, and Beyonce achieve some of the glamourous hairstyles they sport by wearing lace wigs.

Lace front wigs have a natural hairline and are undetectable when put on correctly.

Lace wigs were once only a luxury of celebrities and the well to do. However, they have become more mainstream and are being utilized by women from all walks of life.

The only downside is that lace wigs tend to be very costly. Depending on the style and type of hair, they can range in price from a couple hundred to several thousand dollars.

There are several ways that you can grab a high quality front lace wig at a fraction of the retail price. Listed below are several places to find cheap lace front wigs:

Ebay – Believe it or not, Ebay is a fantastic place to buy cheap lace front wigs. Many times you can find items for 30 – 50% less than what retailers would charge for them.

Online Discount Hair Stores – You can find some greatly discounted cheap lace front wigs on many of the online beauty stores as well. Be sure to check the sites clearance section as this is where they will list products that they no longer intend to carry. Also, make it a point to check several sites before you purchase to ensure you are getting the very best price possible for your wig.

Go Synthetic Instead Of Human – All of us have dreams of owning that beautiful 100% human remi hair lace wig. However, this may not be possible for most of us due to the huge price tag. Why not opt for a beautiful synthetic lace front instead? They are still very beautiful and carry a much smaller price tag than their human hair counterparts.

Having a Hair Transplant

It’s inevitable that a great number of us, both men and women, will witness at least some hair loss as we get older. But instead of accepting this sad fact of life gracefully, many of us fight against it. Thankfully, today we no longer seem to be fighting a losing battle: the success of hair transplants means that people who are not totally bald can successfully regain much of their former hirsute beauty.

Cutting it all off is easier for men than women, but isn’t a Kojak-style crop far better than a Trump comb-over? Some women think bald is sexy…

Hair transplants work by taking “donor” hair from the back or sides of your scalp, then placing them in areas of your head where there is no hair, or where it is very thin. The idea is to have new hair begin to grow in places where it has stopped growing, making a thinning scalp a thing of the past.

It’s estimated that as many as 90 percent of all men experience some hair loss, known as male pattern baldness, and that as many as one quarter of all women in the United States have thinning hair linked to hereditary reasons. We also experience hair loss due to illness, stress (such as stress-related alopecia), pregnancy, medical conditions, infection and age.

If your hair loss bothers you so much that you spend every waking hour dreaming about how to regain your former luxurious tresses, perhaps now is the time to finally do something about it.

Types of Transplants

Three main types of hair transplants are available, including:

Follicular Unit Micrografting. This is the most common type of “hair grafting”, which has been around for years. Involves removal of donor strips of hair, usually from the back of the head, which are then grafted onto the place where hair loss has occurred, usually the front of the scalp. After a strip is removed the area is tightly sutured together, becoming unnoticeable due to surrounding hair.

The pieces are then cut under a microscope and implanted in the new area. Each unit has up to three hairs, which is the way hair grows normally, and the results are visible after the first session. The implants are placed naturally so a “line” of hair doesn’t appear. In a “megasession” lasting five to seven hours, as many as 4,500 units are implanted at one time to achieve a fuller head of hair virtually in an instant.

The entire procedure is done in several sessions using local anesthesia with prescribed painkillers and antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. Normal activities can usually be resumed within a week.

Follicular Unit Extraction. A relatively new technique in which a large incision to extract a donor strip of hair is not made. Instead, up to 3,000 units are meticulously extracted within a few days, one by one, using new instruments, then implanted onto the donor site.

This is good for people who may want to have their heads shaved in future without any visible scars, who may want to sport a Mohawk or for people with very curly hair. The growth rate is about 10 percent less than those who choose Follicular Unit Micrografting, and a session will take longer – as long as nine hours a day for two consecutive days. Cost is also more.

Laser Hair transplant. Hotly disputed and relatively new, described as “stat-of-the-art” and “cutting edge”. It involves using lasers to make the slits to implant new hair. Proponents say it can minimize bleeding; opponents say it clogs the blood needed to nourish the grafts.

Please note that facial hair transplants are also available, for men who can’t grow a beard, mustache or sideburns, and for both men and women who want more luxuriant eyelashes. Each facial area is unique, so each hair restoration program is as well. Don’t go overboard and turn into a werewolf!

Some people are also beginning to experiment with PRP Therapy, or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, alongside hair transplants. This blood plasma is thought to be especially good for hair growth, as it contains certain growth factors in its bioactive proteins. Taken from the client’s own blood, it is injected directly into bald patches. Still in its experimental stages.

Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatments

If you have lost your hair – or are in the process of losing it – that doesn’t mean you have to resort to surgery. There are a host of other measures that can make you look better, including:

* Correcting a medical problem. If your loss of hair is due to an underlying medical condition, sort it out. Your doctor can ask questions about your diet, medications, illnesses, pregnancies etc. It may be easier to treat than you think!
* Wearing a wig. Call it a wig, toupee, hairpiece, mop, cat – it all boils down to the same thing. Some salons specialize in special wigs for people who have gone through chemotherapy or stress-related alopecia – their wigs are usually well made and they deal with clients in a sensitive manner. Check them out.
* Taking hair loss drugs. Rogaine (available without prescription) and Propecia (for men only, with prescription) are the two top-selling hair loss drugs, although many more are on the market. You’ll have to use them for at least six months to see if there is any effect.
* Employing topical hair loss treatments. Many scalp treatments and shampoos are on the market. For most, their efficacy has not been proven. Some claim to nourish hair follicles, others claim to stimulate hair growth, still others purport to block DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, which causes male pattern baldness, in the scalp.
* Using cover-ups. Different types of aerosol spray-ons exist to cover up baldness. In the old days they looked like shoe polish sprayed on the back of your head; today they can be made of small fibers that look, so they say, like real strands of hair. Ummmm…… not!
* Cutting it all off. Easier for men than women, but isn’t a Kojak-style crop far better than a Trump comb-over? Some women think bald is sexy…

Hair loss is incredibly common, but if you find your loss of hair hard to deal with, a transplant may be an option. Keep in mind, however, that a bad hair transplant is obvious from miles away – as is a badly fitted hairpiece or cheap, spray-on cover-up. Insist on the best, and know what you are getting into before you embark on any hair replacement solution. Good luck!

Different Types of Wig Caps

Monofilament + 100% Handmade

These are the best quality wigs using monofilament and hand tying. This luxury product provides 100% comfort. The mono top is woven onto a fine base and is undetectable to the eye. It looks like skin and is very realistic. The remainder of the wig is a fine mesh and the hair is hand tied to it making it very lightweight.

Monofilament + Weft

The hair is woven onto a very fine mesh on the scalp area (mono top) which is invisible against the skin. These are probably the most popular wigs. The wefted area is machine made with hair sewn to strips of material (ribbons). The wefts have gaps in them to allow the head to breath.

100% Handmade

The whole wig cap is made of fine mesh. Whilst this type of wig does not have a mono top, as the whole wig is hand tied so still gives the appearance of skin.

Wefted Wig with Mono Parting

Wefting means the thin strips of material (ribbons) that the hair is machine sewn to. This particular cap has a mono parting. Again, this gives the appearance of skin, but usually these wigs are a little cheaper that the full mono top. The parting is not adjustable.

Small Mono Part

Wefted wig with small mono area, usually at the crown.

Wefted

Wefted means strips of ribbon like material which the hair is machine sewn on to. This is the usual construction of a wig and makes it more lightweight and cooler to wear. Wefted only wigs are a cheaper variety of wig cap. People with hairloss who need to wear a wig every day usually prefer a mono top wig as they are more realistic. Wefted wigs tend to be frizzed very slightly at the root and on cheaper wigs can look a bit *wiggy*.

Lace front Wig

Lace front wigs are 100% hand tied as mentioned previously, but with a lace (netted) front to give a realistic *join* at the forehead. These wigs do not need any adjustment to the front of the wig. Lots of 100% hand tied wigs are made this way giving an invisible line around the forehead.

However, some lace front wigs have lace that is left longer at the front of the wig so that it can be trimmed to the customers desired length. This is usually then glued to the hairline to give a realistic look. Either way has the same effect. Videos of how to attach these wigs to the head can be found on You Tube, in fact, there are lots of helpful hints on wigs generally on You Tube.

Top Fillers

Top fillers are not full wig but a smaller piece that can be clipped on to the hair on the scalp area. These are meant for people who still have some of their own hair. Some of these pieces have mono tops and others have a honeycomb base which allows for the wearers own hair to be pulled through the holes. These bases come in different sizes and can be small (closures) or are big enough to cover the whole scalp area.

These are ideal for anyone not wanting to wear a full wig and are undetectable, but one thing to remember is that the clips (usually 4) which hold the piece in place can pull at your own hair and in some cases can make the hairloss a little worse.