Posted: Friday, March 11th, 2016
Patricia Wrixon, owner of The Salon at 10 Newbury, is featured in the March issue of Boston Magazine. An expert on all things related to hair-replacement services, from customized hairpieces to wig cuts and coloring, she provides valuable information and insight on the topic of faux strands. Read her answers to the magazine’s questions here.
Q: What should I look for in a wig or hairpiece?
A: It’s crucial to find something that fits well so you can wear it comfortably. Higher-quality pieces are often softer and more light-weight. If you’re going for a hairpiece, make sure that its texture matches your own texture. You want just the right amount of curl so it blends into your hair.
Q: Can I use styling tools?
A: You can style a human-hair wig any way with any kind of tool at any temperature heat. You have to be careful with synthetic wigs because they damage more easily. As long as your wig isn’t made from polyester, you can style it with low heat.
Q: How should I care for my wig?
A: You can wash a human-hair wig or hairpiece with any sulfate-free shampoo and a little conditioner. We always provide a mannequin head for storage. I recommend covering the wig with a lightweight scarf for extra protection, and carrying it in a box when traveling.
Do you have have a question about the hair replacement services the Salon at Ten Newbury team offers? Please email your questions to email@example.com.