What happened to the

What happened to the "Dud List"

August 18, 2020

Remember the Dud List? If you don't, then let me bring you up to speed: I used to maintain a "Dud List" of wigs that I thought were either grossly overpriced for what they were, had shoddy craftsmanship, or caused a LOT of returns due to quality concerns.

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What do you mean by

What do you mean by "Medical Grade"?

August 12, 2020

Medical wigs are made to be used as prosthetics (hair replacements) as opposed to fashion or cosplay wigs, which are worn to look cute but are not meant to be worn by folks with medical hair loss. Medical wigs tend to have comfort features and high end finishes. These include felt, silicone, or polyurethane in the caps to aid with grip and comfort when worn against a bare scalp. If they have lace, the lace is precut. (This is not the case in fashion and cosplay wigs, where they emphasize customization of the hair line over ease of wear.) That's the general rule of thumb, at least. Some brands blur those lines, like Rene of Paris, Ellen Wille's Changes and Perucci lines, and the newer crop of Estetica wigs. These all tend to skimp on higher end cap features in favor of fast production and trendier styles, similar to fashion brands.

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This is a hate-free zone :)

This is a hate-free zone :)

June 17, 2020 1 Comment

I want to let it be known that this is a place where we should all come together to be supportive of one another in our respective hair journeys, whether or not we support (or understand) each others’ life paths. This could be a fabulous opportunity to learn from one another, provided we maintain respect for each other’s boundaries.

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Why don't we stock this wig (or brand of wigs)?

Why don't we stock this wig (or brand of wigs)?

May 26, 2020

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Why don't you just take pictures of every color instead of the swatches?

Why don't you just take pictures of every color instead of the swatches?

May 20, 2020

Our wigs, on the other hand, are often much more expensive in terms of wholesale cost. The average synthetic wig in our store has a wholesale cost of over $100. That's for a single unit! On top of that, some of these wigs come in dozens of colors, meaning that we (CysterWigs) could spend over $7000 to take images of JUST the Allure by Jon Renau, for example. Multiply this expense times 350+ different styles, and you're talking an expense of several hundred thousand dollars for what, at the end of the day, is a helpful appearing marketing gimmick that isn't as helpful as you might think.

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How to use our nifty new price matching tool!

How to use our nifty new price matching tool!

February 05, 2020

We LOVE helping you get the best deal. To help us get down to the business of earning your business, we have installed a fully automated price match request system that can be accessed directly from any product listing on the CysterWigs website!

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KB: What is the difference between polyurethane and silicone in the cap of the wig?

KB: What is the difference between polyurethane and silicone in the cap of the wig?

October 21, 2019 3 Comments

Please note that neither of these cap features will work particularly well if you are trying to use them over hair. Silicone will only grip if it makes contact with bare skin. Most adhesives that you apply to polyurethane will also only adhere if they make contact with bare skin. These cap features are therefore best suited for individuals with profound hair loss (or shaved heads).

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WELCOME TO CYSTERWIGS.COM! AGAIN!

WELCOME TO CYSTERWIGS.COM! AGAIN!

October 07, 2019 1 Comment

There are lots of great reasons to embrace the wear of alternative hair!
Here are just a few...

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