Product Frequently Asked Questions
Our Product FAQ is broken into Sections. (Order Information, Styling/Maintenance, Hair Accessories, Products, and Wig Info.)
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Let’s Talk Maintenance: Hair extensions aren’t receiving the same nutrients as the hair on your scalp. Hair care maintenance is essential! Treat your extensions as you would your own hair
Can Manes by Monae Hair Be Colored? Yes, it can be colored however we do advise that you use a professional colorist that specializes in coloring hair extensions. Even though the hair can be colored, Manes by Monae does not guarantee the outcome of your hair. Once the hair is chemically altered incorrectly, the cuticle can become damaged and overexposed causing fraying, breakage, dryness, and tangling. This, in turn, will affect the overall look and feel of your hair. Chemical damage has no reverse button.
Texture/Color Disclaimer: Manes by Monae extensions are separated into three categories: straight, wavy and curly. Each bundle is from a distinct individual, each one has its own specific and unique characteristics. Though very similar, no two bundles are the exact same in texture and pattern. As we try our best to pair the most alike bundles together, it’s possible to receive bundles that are moderately different in color shade and texture. All hair (except colored bundles) comes in its natural off black to medium light brown shades. We do try our best to pair bundles with similar patterns and color shades however, it’s not a guarantee you’ll receive the exact same bundles in color and or texture.
Weft Disclaimer: Any hair that has been manufactured and stitched onto a weft will experience minimum shedding. Sewing through the wefts may cause the wefts to loosen, unravel, and shed excessively. To keep your wefts in good condition and reusable, we suggest sewing around the wefts. In addition, putting weft sealer adhesive on each end of the wefts to help prevent shedding.
Can I Cut My Wefts? Manes by Monae will last longer if the wefts are not cut. If you need to cut your weft, we recommend sealing the ends so the hair will not shed at the point of cut.
Can I Straighten or Curl My Hair? Your hair extensions can be treated as if it is your own hair. You are able to use a thermal tool to straighten, curl, crimp, etc. Heat damage can cause breakage and dryness. Therefore, it is imperative that you use a heat-protecting product.
What Does Co-Wash Mean? Co-washing simply means conditioner washing. It is a key task in extending the life of your extensions and keeping them healthy. We recommend a co-wash once a week with a conditioner to ensure your hair
gets the nutrients and moisture it needs. When you first receive your extensions, it is important to co-wash the hair. It has been through my hands, packaging, etc. Always use WARM water, as hot water will overexpose the cuticle of the hair.
Lets talk curlier/kinkier hair: Curlier/Kinkier textures require moisture and detangling. Curly/kinkier hair has shrinkage. Stretch hair to see longest state.
Does Manes by Monae Shed? There is minimal shedding. No hair is absolutely perfect! The most effective way to avoid shedding is by sealing the wefts. Shedding disclaimer: Shedding is normal as the constructed wefts are stitched on a man made track. A product that can be used to prevent this is Weft Sealer. Tips: Be sure to use the correct tools when styling your hair. Wide tooth combs are recommended for combing and detangling.
What inch should I get my Closure/Frontal: Make sure your frontal/closure is 2-4 inches longer than your bundle.
How many bundles to use with a frontal (13x4 or 13x6.)
8”-14” (2 Bundles)
16”-22” (3 Bundles)
24”-32” (4 Bundles)
All equivalent to 150% density***
What Material is the edge band on the bonnets? It is a satin elastic material that can aid with holding your edges down. They are made of thin durable material that is lightweight.
Silk Edge Scarf Info: These are mixed with satin and silk material. Our silk edge scarfs are easy to manage and has a good grip. It can be tightened as you see fit. Our silk edge scarves are 3 1/2 inches thick.
Wig Grip Bands: If you would like an adjustable strap, we suggest our wig grips we offer. If you are worried about your edges, I would suggest sticking to the other wig grip band as it is made of a cloth like material.
Silicone Wig Grip Band: They are barely visible under lace. We have 3 different colors to choose from that works best with your skin tone. One size fit all. The silicone is more popular as it is not as thick on the head.
Will my bundles shed? Technically all hair sheds, even from our head. The shedding of hair from the bundles is minimal with proper care.
How long does curl pattern last? Our wigs are steamed to get the curl pattern it has without processing the hair in order to keep the integrity of the bundle or unit. With that said, the more it is washed, styled, and curled the curl pattern will slightly drop over time.
What Type of Hair Does Manes by Monae Carry? Manes by Monae sells 100% virgin hair, meaning that is has not been chemically processed. Certain textures are steam processed for curl or wave patterns; however, this process does not involve chemicals. Manes by Monae also sells raw virgin hair. This hair is unprocessed and collected from one donor.
How Many Ounces Come in A Bundle? Approximately 3.5 oz.
How Many Bundles Are Needed to Complete A Full Sew-In? Determining how many bundles to purchase depends on the lengths you are wanting. The longer bundles have a shorter weft/track as the shorter bundles have longer wefts/tracks. For a full sew in using 12”-16” bundles we recommend two bundles to complete a full sew-in (depending upon the circumference/size of your head.) If using 18”-22” bundles you will need three or more bundles to complete a full sew-in (depending upon the circumference/size of your head.) If using 24” bundles and longer you will need four or more bundles.
Info on Closures: Our Closures are semi pre-plucked and free part. They do not come pre-bleached. Our standard 4x4 closures come in the standard Swiss lace in medium brown. Lace cannot be dyed. It can only be tinted to a darker tone of color. If you are looking for a lighter lace, we have transparent and hd closures available
The difference between the transparent closure and the lace closure is the end result. The transparent closure will give you more of a natural hairline vs the standard closure. The standard is for medium-brown skin tone and transparent is used for lighter skin tone, which can be tinted darker if needed. Transparent is our standard lace in a transparent color, while HD is a thinner and more delicate construction that gives you more of a natural look. They are both transparent. Maintenance for HD material requires more attention as they are very delicate and fragile.
Info on frontals: Our frontal hair pieces is used for versatility when styling hair. It is placed on the front end of your head which stretches from ear to ear. Frontals are great which mimics the natural hairline. Our frontals are 13" x 4." All of our frontals are pre-plucked. The HD Lace is the highest quality of Lace we have for our frontals as it makes is seem like your hair is growing from the scalp. We also offer standard lace, which is medium brown in color, and transparent lace, for lighter complexion.
What’s Density? The higher the density, the fuller the wig is. How thick do you want your hairstyle? The 130% density will give you a natural look while the 150% density will have a fuller appearance. If you want a thick wig, then you can't go wrong with the 180% density.
- Density: It increases with 25% with each bundle that you add.
- Add an extra bundle -175-180%
- Add 2 extra bundles 200% density
- Add 3 extra bundles 225% density.
- How many bundles to use? We suggest the following
- 8-12” (At least 2 Bundles)
- 14-18” (3 Bundles)
- 20-26” (4 Bundles)
- 28-32” (5 Bundles)
Are the wigs parted, pre-plucked or bleach? Our Wigs are free parted, semi pre-plucked and aren’t bleached.
How long do bundles and wigs last? With proper care, they can last from 6 months to a year under normal conditions. With extra special care, it can extend the life of the bundles even up to 2 years!
Which curl pattern should I go with? This is our kinky curly pattern which is one of our tightest curl patterns. The Deep Wave is the closest curl to a wet and wavy that we offer.
Should I select Malaysian or Brazilian? The Malaysian Hair is a lower quality of hair compared to our Brazilian. When it is not bought for coloring purposes, our customers prefer this over Brazilian for its price and easy maintenance.
Raw Hair! Vietnamese vs Indian: Raw is the highest quality of hair you can purchase. Vietnamese hair comes from multiple donors and is coarser in texture vs the Indian, which is not as course and softer in textures and comes from a single donor. The Vietnamese Bundles are double drawn. The difference between Straight and Wavy Vietnamese textures is the style. The straight has a slight wave, however, the natural wavy has a bit more curl to it. Raw hair can tangle if not taken care of properly, like all other hair. We suggest finding a hair care routine that works best for your needs.
Where is hair from/made? All of our bundles are sourced from all over Asia which includes, India, Vietnam, and China!
Bundle Info: Bundles are not processed. They are steamed with bamboo to achieve its curl pattern. Bundles are single wefted and double stitched. Extensions are double drawn. If wearing lengths 10" - 12," you will need two bundles. For lengths 14" - 22", you will need three bundles. For hairstyles longer than 24", we recommend four bundles. Products vary depending on your preference and what works for you. We suggest researching what best suits your needs. Moisturizing and finding a hair care routine that works for you will expand the life of the hair, which includes the curls.
Basic Wig Info
Lace Front/Full Lace: Our Wigs are easy to install and style. Depending on your installation preference, this can be sewed or glued on. The pre-plucked frontal will allow you to easily have a natural look. Can be cut, colored, and styled to your desire. Our units are free parted. The lace is not bleached. With proper care out wigs can last from 6 months to a year under normal conditions.
Closure Wigs: Our Wigs are a 4"x4" Closure Construction Wig. Our Closure Wigs have standard laces, which are medium brown in color. The knots aren't bleached. All of our wigs are medium in size, which are all 22.5 inches in circumference with adjustable straps and combs. You will still have to personalize your own wig to make sure it fits as desired. Our hair is made of 100% human hair, with that said minimal shedding will occur.
U-part Wig: The U-Part wig has an open space for your natural hair which does not offer parting space. Our U-Part Wigs are Medium in Size. There is no net attached to the U-Part. The net you are seeing on the photo is the net attached to the mannequin head. The cap is medium in size and the parting space/depth is 4" and width is 2". We suggest co-washing the unit to ensure longevity. With proper care, our U-Part Wig is easy to maintain. They can last from 6 months to a year under normal conditions. With extra special care, it can extend the life of the bundles even up to 2 years!
Head Band Wig: These can be easily installed in just a matter of minutes! The headband wig has an adjustable strap. They are medium sized wigs which are all 22.5 inches in circumference.
Let’s talk density: The higher the density, the fuller the wig is. How thick do you want your hairstyle? The 130% density will give you a natural look while the 150% density will have a fuller appearance. If you want a thick wig, then you can't go wrong with the 180% density
What color is the lace on the lace fronts? The lace on the Body Wave Lace Front wig is not bleached. The wigs are constructed with our standard lace, which is medium brown in color.
Are the wigs parted, pre-plucked or bleach? Our Wigs are free parted, semi pre-plucked and aren’t bleached.
Is there lace on the nape? Yes, our front lace wigs come with lace on the nape area. Our Front Lace Wigs are 13" x 4" measured from ear to ear.
How long do these wigs last? With proper care, our Brazilian body wave hair is easy to maintain. They can last from 6 months to a year under normal conditions. With extra special care, it can extend the life of the bundles even up to 2 years!
Does the wig have double or single knots? The front lace has single knots on the hairline and have double knots throughout the rest of the wig's lace. With that said, it will give a more natural appearance with single knots in the front, while the double knots ensure durability.
Front vs Full lace wig (Versatility and Price): A lace front wig is cheaper due to that fact that it is not as versatile as full lace wig. It does not have lace all the way around, which does not allow a full ponytail. I suggest choosing which lace you prefer according to the look you are trying to achieve.
Wig Cap Size: All of our wig caps are medium in size, but they do come with an adjustable strap and comb for extra security.
Do our wigs come with combs or bands? All of our wig unites contains attached combs and adjustable straps to help with securing the unit in place, to further enhance security a wig glue or a wig tape may be used.
How many bundles are in the wig? The 130% = 2.5 / 3 bundles, 150% = 3 / 3.5 bundles, and 180%= 3.5 / 4 bundles. Let us know if you have any other questions that we can assist with.
Closure Wig Specs: It is constructed with our standard 4"x4" closure, which is medium brown in color. These are easier to maintain if you don't like the hassle of dealing with lace front wigs. All closure wigs come in 180% density.
Can I apply Heat? Yes, heat can be applied to these wigs for styling.
Will you be able to see my lace? Yes your lace will be visible. Lace isn’t meant to be skin nor will it look or feel like it. You can camouflage it but it will still be lace. There is no such thing as an invisible lace. Tinting lace will help with making it look as scalp like as possible.
What are these dark knots on my lace? These are knots! Knots are the ties between the hair strands and the lace. To make wigs look natural you can bleach them to match your skin tone. However, this process will weaken the knots and increase shedding.
What lace tints the best?
- Transparent lace can be tinted to any complexion. Transparent refers to the material.
- Swiss lace can blend into scalp well however it is still detectable.
- HD Lace is soft. It can easily tear. Can melt to skin easily. Not durable and is very high maintenance. HD is known for being thin and undetectable.
What Closures and Frontals are available in HD?
- 4" X 4" HD Closures are now available in Body Wave, Deep Wave, Loose Wave, and Straight textures.
- 13" X 4" HD Frontals are also available in Body Wave, Deep Wave, Loose Wave, and Straight textures.
All Lace Front Bob Wigs ranging from 12" to 14" inches (this includes the natural 1b and the #613 colored bob wigs) are transparent styled laces. HD & Transparent Lace Bob Wigs are available NOW.