I get asked a LOT of questions about wigs.
I expect it as I do run a wig consultancy after all :D
One collection that seems to attract the most questions is the Follea collection with the Follea Gripper Lite and Gripper Actif wigs being the most popular for women and children with alopecia.
Today I'm going to run through with you the top 5 most asked questions about the Follea Gripper Lite and Actif wigs.
Let's get started ... <3
MOST ASKED QUESTION NUMBER 1
How much does a Follea Gripper wig cost?
ANSWER: Well, that would depend on a few things really. First of all what hair colour are you wanting? A blonde shade or a brown shade? Blonde hair is a little bit more expensive then darker colours.
The second thing to take into account is the hair length. A 6" layered style is going to cost you considerably LESS then the longest 14" layered style.
MOST ASKED QUESTION NUMBER 2
How long will a Follea Gripper2 wig last me?
ANSWER: This is very much down to how you wear and care for your hair piece.
I have some client who will get to the 2 year milestone and only just start considering getting repair work done on their Follea Gripper wig. On the other side of the hair wearing coin I have clients who barely make it to 12 months before the hair needs re-conditioning....
Basically, how long your follea wig lasts you depends on how you care for it.
MOST ASKED QUESTION NUMBER 3
How long do I have to wait for my Follea Gripper wig after I place my order?
ANSWER: I actually really love this question as people are always so surprised by my answer!
Many people expect me to say 12 months or more but actually your Follea Gripper wig (and pretty much any wig or piece from the Follea collection) can be with you in as little as 2 - 3 working days if it is in stock in the UK.
Most of the stock for Follea is at their head office in the US but even from there as long as the item you want is in stock you'd still only have a 3-4 working day wait until your Follea is in the UK.
MOST ASKED QUESTION NUMBER 4
How do I keep my Follea Gripper wig looking good?
ANSWER: This is again all down to how you care for your Follea.
But how do you care for it? What should and shouldn't you be doing?
Mostly you'll know the answers to this yourself as it's pretty much all a question of using your common sense. Things like brushing gentle with a tangle tamer brush and using heat defence spray to protect the hair if your heat styling seem like obvious things to be doing with your Follea Gripper wig. But what about a few less obvious things? Read on ...
* WASH YOUR GRIPPER OFTEN
Don't assume that by spacing out the time between washing your Gripper wig by weeks that it will stop the hair from drying out faster because it won't.
Ideally I've found that my Follea Gripper wig needs to be washed at least once per week if you wear it all day - everyday.
Wash twice a week if you feel the hair is starting to get 'greasy'.
What happens to the hair when it gets greasy is that dust and dirt in the environment start to stick to the hair and it creates a horrible mess. Leaving your Gripper wig until it gets to this state before washing means it's harder to get clean and keep in tip top condition.
So don't slack!
You just paid a good amount of money on a beautiful wig so take the time and effort to maintain it :)
* OVER USING HEAT
I had a client a while back that was very discouraged by the fact that her Follea Gripper wig was becoming increasingly dry on the ends.
After some investigating we decided between us that this was due to the fact that she had been (unknowingly) letting her straightening irons linger on the ends of her hair when she styled it.
The wig was sent back for a re-condition and she adjusted her care methods .
* DE TANGLING LIKE A LUNATIC AND THEN COMPLAINING BECAUSE THE HAIR HAS SNAPPED!
I'm not writing these out to tell anyone off by the way.
These are all things I didn't know when I started wearing alternative hair so it's not a dig!
But please, do take the time to de-tangle your Follea Gripper wig with the care and gentle touch it deserves.
Your hair is a work of art and (if you're anything like me) a very important addition to my daily 'wardrobe' and look.
After washing use a wide tooth comb to brush through the hair. If you notice any tangles or lugs whilst your on and about your day use a tangle tamer or the wide side of a cutting comb to gentle tease out any tangles. Work from the bottom of the hair and work your way up as the tangle loosens.
* WASH YOU SILICONE DAILY
It's easy to slip your mind I know but make an effort to make wiping over the silicone areas of your Follea Gripper wig a daily thing.
I know it can be an easy thing to forget but it's important that the silicone stays clean for a couple of reasons.
1) we all sweat and silicone won't absorb that sweat it will just create a layer in the silicone and hinder it's grippiness and...
2) it could quite possible cause irritation if that sweat is just left to sit there and build up day after day.
MOST ASKED QUESTION NUMBER 5
Can my Follea Gripper wig be re-coloured?
ANSWER: Yes it can!
It can also be re-conditioned, repaired and have hair added to it as it ages and becomes lighter in density.
Here's one important fact I like to stress to my clients ...
FOLLEA IS PRETTY MUCH NEVER GOING TO BE A THROW AWAY PIECE!
By this I mean that it's going to be a long time before you'll get to the point of actually throwing a Follea Gripper wig into the bin.
I doubt you ever would unless your Follea had an unfortunate accident such as setting on fire!
So there you go!
Those are our 5 most asked questions when it comes to the Follea Gripper wigs.
Do you have any questions you'd like to ask?
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