WiGrip By Milano Wigs – Video

by admin on July 14, 2012

I put together a video demonstration of the Milano wigs WiGrip. This is what I use to keep my wig on without the use of clips, combs or tape. I have been meaning to get this video done for awhile now and finally had a few moments this morning to do it. Here it is! I hope it helps to demonstrate a bit better than words can how this handy dandy little headband works.

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Ann July 14, 2012 at 10:49 am

Awesome is right! That looks very comfortable and like it wouldn’t pull out what remaining hair I have (like with clips) nor is bonding necessary! That’s great. Thanks for the video. Timely because today I think I may be ready to order a topper or a wig. SIGH.

Annette July 14, 2012 at 10:50 am

Wow! What a neat little deal that is! I bought a “sure grip” (I haven’t worn the wig yet -not sure I will ..) but this wigrip seems MUCH more comfortable! (This is probably a dumb question, but can it be worn with ANY type of wig with any type of cap?) Thanks for the video!!

phillygrl July 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Another great, helpful video ! Every post or video you do helps me get one step closer to “reality” and seeing it isn’t a death sentence, as it sometimes feels in the wee hours of the night ๐Ÿ˜‰ ( P.S. Laughed seeing your pooch come in to” help”, mine would be head first in the camera !)

Jennifer July 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Right now I wear my wig with 2 clips, but I know I will loose that at some point. I now wear my wig in windy conditions (I was at a beach today) and it is fine, but the one thing I am afraid to do is wear it on a boat. I love going on whale watches and I am afraid. My wig is not covered by my insurance company so I am really afraid of losing it over board. Do you think the grip you have would stand up to ocean wind or the speed of a boat?

admin July 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

@Ann – Nope it doesn’t pull your existing hair at all, it’s a real life saver for me.

@Annette – I also have a “sure grip” and it does not work nearly as well at allโ€ฆ I got it after the WiGrip because I wanted to try it out, but I found it to be a lot less effective and it’s has length width but it’s bulkier and doesn’t hold the wig as well. Yes it would work with any wig as long as it’s a full wig, it wouldn’t work with a topper. It would also work fine with a wig cap, but I don’t actually use a wig cap myself.

@philygrl – I’m so glad the videos help you because hair loss is definitely not a death sentence even though it can feel like it at times. I realize wearing a wig isn’t our first choice, but I have to day, it really isn’t that bad at all. It has helped me tremendously. My dog is such a ham, whenever I’m taking a pic, you’ll always see him sneaking into focus in the background!

@Jennifer – That’s a very GOOD question. I think it would hold up to the speed of a boat, but not a speed boatโ€ฆ if that makes sense. A regular la la la a boat I think would be fine, but a SPEED Boat, I wouldn’t want to state whether or not that would work because I’m not sure, I think you found a situation there that I may not be totally comfortable with LOL. I wouldn’t want to test it out and loose my wig! Talk about a messed up situation :)

sunny July 14, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Is it possible to show this demo with a person? The styrofoam moves around a lot and I would like to see how much would show through the wig or the thickness of it on a woman. With the demo of a woman flipping her hair back and/or a high speed fan in her face, I’ll believe it! Thank you for giving us some options!

admin July 15, 2012 at 1:34 am

Hi Sunny – I don’t have a person other than myself to do any videos with so showing it on a person in the same manner I did in the video wouldn’t really be an option since I don’t want to actually show my real hair at this time, however, I can do the fan in the face and the head flipping on at some point :) The wig I wear and the wig in the video, which due to previously stated reasons in other posts, doesn’t get any lot of “wear time,” both have lined caps that provide the “illusion” of a real scalp, but when you are seeing my part it is in fact not “my” part at all, rather all wig. In the cases where a person had a wig you could see through in the part line or other area in the headband region, then the grip would show but I’m not sure to what extent or how it would look, they carry 3 colors of the grip for that situation I guess. Also as I mentioned above to someone else, this would only work with a full wig, it wouldn’t work with a topper. The thickness would be similar to any material headband for a woman I suppose, and it does add some extra very small bulk to the wig, albeit not noticeable to anyone in my opinion. I totally can understand your apprehension in believing this little headband works, since like I said in the video, it seems magical LOL and while I don’t know how it would work for everyone else, I can say for me and my wig it is super awesome, without it I could not wear a wig at all with any amount of security.

phillygrl July 15, 2012 at 7:00 am

Hey Again ! I was just going through some old posts and saw that you had PRP treatments in 2009/2010. Now that its 2012 and you are werting a wig, I’m assuming the PRP didn’t work out well enough. I have seen articles talking about it , Im very willing to try anything, but don’t want to waste the money or time away from my kids if I will end up with wigs anyway. What are your thoughts on what you experienced ? Thanks Again For All You Do ! ๐Ÿ˜€

admin July 15, 2012 at 8:31 am

@phillygril – I’ve actually continued to have PRP treatments every 4-6 months (depending on my schedule at the time) ever since my first treatment in 2009. I still believe in the PRP treatments and find it’s most effective in helping to slow the progression of shedding so hence the progression of hair loss. It also helped my hair to have a richer pigment and just look a bit fuller overall. However it does not stop the hair loss and it isn’t a cure, it’s a great option though to *help*. So as such, my hair has continued to progressively thin over these past few years, albeit a bit slower than it had been in the years prior, but I knew going in that it would never be the end all be all solution. I actually plan on continuing with my treatments despite the fact I am pretty much wearing a wig now 24/7, reason being is I want to still be able to pull off my natural hair ponytail as much as possible for the gym and also I want to try and maintain as much of my hairline as possible, as that helps to make the wig blend better. But ultimately my goal is to stop everything I’m doing to *treat* my hair loss, mainly the birth control pills and Aldactone. I want off the drugs but I have to be careful how I do it, I also don’t want to throw myself into a shed and have anything derail me from the progress I’m currently making. I think it will be especially important for myself to have the PRP during that time I try to remove myself from the medications, I probably will keep a strict 4 month schedule during that time. For now I’m staying on it all :) I think for anyone wanting to try PRP they need have very realistic expectations, this isn’t going to give you all your hair back or stop the shedding completely, but for me it definitely helped. I have heard from other ladies in the network that did try the PRP and didn’t find it to be effective for them, so like anything else we try it’s a bit of a crap shoot and the results will vary from person to person.

xoxo

phillygrl July 15, 2012 at 11:52 am

Thanks for your insight ! Ive been on Aldactone and Rogaine for about 10 yrs and bioidentical hormones(Estrace and Prometrium) for about 5yrs. All of this through an Endocrinologist working along with my OBGYN and Derm. Ive eaten super healthy,taken vitamins and exercised consistently since I was a teenager. (Im 43). I feel like I covered all the bases and done all I can to help slow the process but it seems that the miniturized hairs have caught up and surpassed the good hair. Considering the PRP because I want to be able to say “I did all I could”. Id like to get the wig and wear it now so I can stop damaging my hair from all the “over-styling” I do now and see if that “rest” will help while I continue the treatments a few yrs longer. Sounds like our journey is very much the same. So why am I the only one I know personally with this,right ? Where is everybody?! lol ;D Im missing so much of my sons’ lives because of this, mostly because of the small, gossip-dominating town I live in. Wow! Women can be vicious to each other. Next life…Im coming back as a male ;D Thanks Again, thinking of you and all the women on here ! xoxo

sunny July 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Thanks for your response! I’ll check it out! =)

phillygrl July 19, 2012 at 8:45 am

Wondering if you have tried jogging, working out, or cleaning house with your wig on now that you are using the WiGrip ? Thanks ! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

admin July 19, 2012 at 8:51 am

Cleaning house – yes
Working out and Jogging – no. I would feel fine doing a weight work out with the wig, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing cardio, I can tell you the wig would stay on most definitely, but the comfort level of actually wearing a wig while doing cardio isn’t there for me.

xoxo

Sherry July 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm

This looks like a real life saver. I hate having to adjust my wig when I wear one. Cute dog. :)

Sherry July 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm

How do I order one?

Laura July 20, 2012 at 5:54 am

Curious why this wouldn’t work with a topper. Thank you.

admin July 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm

@phillygrl – I’m sorry to hear you live in a small town where woman are vicious and catty.. that’s horrible. You know you think you’re the only what you know in yor offline life going through this, but I bet you see women each day going through the same thing, but maybe they have it hidden with a good style or a wig or topper of some sort. Look I’m telling you there simply cannot be all these gray hair older ladies running around with super thick bobs, there’s GOT to be something going on there :) Just saying…ha

@Sherry – It IS a lifesaver, you can buy it directly through the Milano Wigs website: http://www.mcwigs.com/accessories/wigrip.html – Thanks for the comment on my doggie, he is always sticking is nose into the act :)

@Laura – It wouldn’t work with a topper because a topper only just sits on top of the head and this band goes all the way around your head from top to nape. It needs the material of the wig around it to keep the wig in place. There would be a whole headband showing around your head if you put this on and then the topper on top, plus it wouldn’t stay anyways because a topper is placed in the the pumpkin top (if that’s a good reference image) of your head, the grip isn’t put on in that region.
I know it’s a real stinkeroo, I really wish it worked with toppers too.

xoxo

Sherry July 21, 2012 at 12:53 am

Thank you so much Laura. I went to the site you provided and purchased a tan Wigrip. I appreciate your help. Give your dog a hug from me. I have 3 Scottie dogs. :)

Sherry July 21, 2012 at 12:54 am

I mean, Thank you Admin. :)

Sherry July 22, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I wish all of you the best. Finding this website makes me feel a bit better about my thinning hair.

Marie August 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Oh boy…the WiGrip ROCKS, I have to tell you!! I had purchased the Sure Grip a few weeks back but was hugely disappointed. Then I came across this post of yours about the WiGrip when I had been browsing the net for something completely different and I was so impressed by your video I purchased one, especially because I am new with wigs and have been freaking out every time I go out thinking that my wig is going to slip off if someone pulls my hair by mistake, or in gest or I knock into something. Well, it arrived and it is FANTASTIC!! I cannot get over what a HUGE difference such a thin (wonderful) piece of material can make. I am SO IMPRESSED. This has COMPLETELY eliminated my fear and paranoia of my wig slipping off, or shifting in some way during the day. And the most wonderful part is that it has eliminated the headaches I was getting too! I had been wearing a wig cap before this as the wig cap seemed to help holding the wig in place, but now with the WiGrip I don’t need to do that anymore. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your video and information about the WiGrip! I can imagine it is going to help a LOT of others too:)

Y30 October 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Has anyone tried sewing in cut strips of Wigrip into your hair piece?

gemma November 22, 2012 at 1:03 am

Does anyone know if there IS a similar option for those of us who where toppers or as in my case, and Illusion Falls? I have been able to jiggle about with the wigrip to get it to work with my IF, and although it stops the wig moving from side to side and back to front, I’m pretty sure that if I stood on my head, the wig would still fall off.

Would love to find something that works, rather than relying on the clips!

Shea July 4, 2014 at 7:34 pm

I love my Wigrip! Can it be washed in the washing machine? Is the dryer okay, or should it be air dried? Is it better to wash it by hand?

Barbara November 27, 2016 at 9:03 am

Absolutely love my wig rip when wearing my wigs but would very much like to have this product without the logo tag to use with my own hair. Would be even better if Velcro in back was more narrow in back. If you have this please let me know where I can get it!!! BAS??

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