Can you send me a color ring? Can you send me color swatches?
Since we use several factories, we don't have hair samples or a color ring that would cover our entire selection . Colors vary slightly from one wig to the next since there is no industry standard for wig colors. However, they are similar enough to be labeled as the same color number. Also, hair with a "wet look" will seem to be a darker shade than the same color in another non-wet-look piece.
How do you name the colors?
Naming a color is a challenge since the perception of hair color depends a lot on the color and tone of the person wearing it. On darker skin, one color will look blonde, and the same wig on light skin looks very dark. For example, I had one light skinned customer try on the color 6 (dark brown) and say "I don't look good in black hair." I had another darker skinned customer refer to the exact same color as "too blonde."
Colors tend to look different on different monitors and with different lighting, so even if we remembered what color the wig was, it would be misleading to tell you. We have no way to know what exactly you are looking at on your system.
Please do not try and match your hair to the color on your computer monitor. Please send us a sample of your hair. We'll need both the front and back color (clip off a piece from root to end.) See instructions.
What it a "tipped" color? What does the "t" mean? Like in 8t124 How much of the ends are of the lighter color?
A tipped color is a mix of two colors with only the lighter color on the ends. The illusion is that the roots are darker than the ends for a beautiful effect: like highlighting or sunstreaking. The amount of tipping varies with each wig.
There are usually 2 numbers listed with a "t" between them. Or it can start with t. The darker color is the base color, and the lighter color is the tip color. How this is done: Both colors are blended giving a color that is a combination of the two. The base color has shorter hairs so the blended color stops before it gets to the ends. The tip color has longer hairs and keeps going to the end length. This makes it look like the ends are lighter, when in reality, the darker color has stopped and the end color is now showing by itself.
For example, 4t130: Auburn with flame auburn tips = A mix of dark brown(4) and flame(130) at the roots and through the middle. Flame (and no brown) at the tips. The overall effect looks like someone who may have had dark brown hair with sunbleached ends that has now dyed their hair with flame hair dye. The darker hair would be a darker flame, and the ends would be brighter.
Another example, 8t124: brown(8) and blonde(124) are blended throughout the wig, but the tips are totally blonde. This wig looks like brown hair that was highlighted with blonde a few times, or is sunbleached--the roots are darker than the ends. Color 124 is similar to color 24B.
There are usually 2 numbers listed with a "h" between them. Sometimes the "h" is in the beginning. Different manufacturers name them differently. For example: 24bh613 is the same as h613/24b. The darker color is the base color, and the lighter color is the highlight color. Usually (and we use this term loosely) the highlight color is about every 3 inches and the thickness of the highlight is about an inch wide throughout the wig and thinner strands towards the top. Sometimes they are streaks, sometimes they are blended so that it looks like one color, sometimes it gives a highlighted or frosted effect. Most of the time it give a slight highlighted effect and color depth to the wig without looking streaky. Unfortunately, there is no industry standard on how the colors are blended. We wish there were, because it can be frustrating to order different pieces and one is highlighted more than the other, or one is streaky and one is blended even though it is listed as the same color. We can give you a guide, however.
So if it matters to you how much highlighting is in particular wig, please contact us first so we can have someone look at it before sending it to you.
Not all wigs come in all colors. Colors an item comes in are listed on each item. If it is not listed there then it does not come in that color.
Synthetic hair cannot be tinted. It is made out of man made fiber and will not take any kind of human hair color. It would be like trying to tint pantyhose with hair dye. It doesn't work.
You may tint human hair DARKER or change the tone (make it redder or golder by added a toner.) But you cannot tint them lighter.
Most human hair tends to be "warmer" than synthetics of the same color. For example, the color 30 in synthetic is a brownish auburn. In human hair in is a truer redder auburn.
The Human hair colors vary much much more than the synthetics, especially in the blondes. In some wigs color 613 is a pale blonde, in some it is a brassy bleached blonde. All of the human hair blondes are not as "pale" as the synthetic of the same color and tend to be more golden. The hair is Indian or Asian and was once black and has been bleached, so it is not as light as natural blonde hair.