Wigs And Hair Additions Quiz: Trivia!

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Do you think it is ok to wear a wig or have hair additions? It is a controversial subject to many, especially those who work in cosmetology. A wig is a hair accessory made from human hair or animal hair. Hair additions enhance or add style or volume to your hair as a quick alternative to going to the beauty parlor. This quiz will answer questions you may have about wigs and hair additions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The fastest way to determine whether a strand of hair is synthetic is to:

    • A.

      Burn it to a match

    • B.

      Contact the manufactor

    • C.

      Cut it with scissors

    • D.

      Wet and blowdry it

    Correct Answer
    A. Burn it to a match
    Explanation
    Burning a strand of hair to a match is the fastest way to determine if it is synthetic. Synthetic hair is made from plastic fibers, so when it is burned, it will melt and produce a strong, unnatural smell. On the other hand, natural hair will burn like human hair, with a smell similar to burning paper or feathers. By observing the behavior and smell of the burned hair, one can easily identify whether it is synthetic or natural.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is a disadvantage of synthetic hair?

    • A.

      Always looks unnatural

    • B.

      More expensive than human hair

    • C.

      Cannot be exposed to extreme heat

    • D.

      More prone to fading

    Correct Answer
    C. Cannot be exposed to extreme heat
    Explanation
    Synthetic hair cannot be exposed to extreme heat because it is made of synthetic fibers that are not heat-resistant. When exposed to high temperatures, synthetic hair can melt, frizz, or become damaged. This limitation prevents individuals from using hot styling tools such as curling irons or straighteners on synthetic hair, limiting their hairstyling options.

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  • 3. 

    When performing a haircutting procedure on a wig, the goal generally is to make the wig:

    • A.

      Fit more snugly

    • B.

      More fashionable

    • C.

      More comfortable 

    • D.

      Look realistic 

    Correct Answer
    D. Look realistic 
    Explanation
    When performing a haircutting procedure on a wig, the goal is to make the wig look realistic. This means that the haircut should mimic the appearance of natural hair, with the right length, texture, and style. Making the wig look realistic is important to ensure that it blends seamlessly with the wearer's natural hair and enhances their overall appearance.

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  • 4. 

    When cutting a wig using a free-form method, move from longer to shorter lengths, working:

    • A.

      Away from the weight

    • B.

      Toward the weight

    • C.

      Away from the forehead

    • D.

      Toward the forehead

    Correct Answer
    B. Toward the weight
    Explanation
    When cutting a wig using a free-form method, it is important to move toward the weight. This means that the hair should be cut in a way that creates more volume and thickness towards the bottom, rather than the top. This technique helps to create a more natural and balanced look, as it follows the natural growth pattern of the hair. Cutting toward the weight ensures that the hair falls and lays properly, without appearing too thin or uneven.

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  • 5. 

    Which method of construction is typically the least expensive?

    • A.

      Hand-tied

    • B.

      Semi-hand-tied

    • C.

      Machine-made

    • D.

      They are equally expensive 

    Correct Answer
    C. Machine-made
    Explanation
    Machine-made construction is typically the least expensive method compared to hand-tied and semi-hand-tied. This is because machine-made construction involves the use of automated machines, which can produce a large number of products quickly and efficiently. On the other hand, hand-tied and semi-hand-tied construction methods require more manual labor, precision, and time, making them more expensive. Therefore, machine-made construction is the most cost-effective option.

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  • 6. 

    When shampooing a wig, it is recommended that you avoid shampoos that have a(n):

    • A.

      Sulfur base

    • B.

      Oil base

    • C.

      Carbon base

    • D.

      Nitrogen base

    Correct Answer
    A. Sulfur base
    Explanation
    When shampooing a wig, it is recommended to avoid shampoos that have a sulfur base. This is because sulfur can strip the wig of its natural oils and cause it to become dry and brittle. Additionally, sulfur-based shampoos may also damage the synthetic fibers of the wig, leading to frizz and tangling. Therefore, it is best to opt for shampoos that are specifically formulated for wigs and do not contain sulfur.

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  • 7. 

    Synthetic hair colors used on wigs and hairpieces are standardized according to the __colors on hair color ring used by a wig and hairpiece manufacturers.

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      70

    • C.

      90

    • D.

      110

    Correct Answer
    B. 70
    Explanation
    Synthetic hair colors used on wigs and hairpieces are standardized according to the colors on a hair color ring used by wig and hairpiece manufacturers. The specific number mentioned in the question is not relevant to the explanation.

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  • 8. 

    The __ is a sewing stitch in which the thread is wound around the needle twice.

    • A.

      Double-lock stitch

    • B.

      Secure lock stitch

    • C.

      Overcast stitch

    • D.

      Loop stitch 

    Correct Answer
    A. Double-lock stitch
    Explanation
    A double-lock stitch is a sewing stitch where the thread is wound around the needle twice. This technique creates a strong and secure stitch, as the double winding of the thread helps to prevent it from unraveling or coming undone easily. It is commonly used in sewing projects that require extra durability and strength, such as in heavy-duty fabrics or when sewing items that will be subjected to a lot of stress or tension.

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  • 9. 

    The __involves attaching hair wefts or single strands with an adhesive or glue.

    • A.

      Track method

    • B.

      Lockstitch method

    • C.

      Sewing method

    • D.

      Bonding method

    Correct Answer
    D. Bonding method
    Explanation
    The bonding method involves attaching hair wefts or single strands with an adhesive or glue. This method is commonly used in hair extensions and allows for a secure and long-lasting attachment. The adhesive or glue is applied to the hair weft or strand and then attached to the natural hair. This method is popular because it is relatively quick and easy to do, and it provides a seamless and natural look. However, it is important to properly maintain and care for bonded extensions to prevent damage to the natural hair.

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  • 10. 

    The fusion method of extensions requires that the bonding material be activated with:

    • A.

      A liquid chemical activator 

    • B.

      A powdered chemical activator 

    • C.

      Water

    • D.

      Heat

    Correct Answer
    D. Heat
    Explanation
    The fusion method of extensions requires that the bonding material be activated with heat. Heat is necessary to melt the bonding material, allowing it to fuse with the natural hair. This process creates a strong and durable bond between the extensions and the natural hair. Using a liquid or powdered chemical activator, or water, would not provide the necessary heat to activate the bonding material.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these is NOT an advantage of using a hair addition made of a human hair?

    • A.

      It has greater durability

    • B.

      It has a more realistic appearance

    • C.

      It never frizzes or looses its curl in humid weather 

    • D.

      It has the same styling and maintenance requirements as human hair 

    Correct Answer
    C. It never frizzes or looses its curl in humid weather 
    Explanation
    A hair addition made of human hair does not have the advantage of never frizzing or losing its curl in humid weather. This means that the hair addition may not maintain its desired style or appearance in high humidity conditions.

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  • 12. 

    When using heat on human hair, you should set the styling tool on:

    • A.

      Low

    • B.

      Medium

    • C.

      High

    • D.

      Ultra high 

    Correct Answer
    A. Low
    Explanation
    When using heat on human hair, it is recommended to set the styling tool on low. This is because high temperatures can cause damage to the hair, such as drying it out, causing split ends, or even burning the hair strands. Using a lower heat setting helps to minimize these risks and protect the hair from excessive heat exposure. It is important to be cautious and considerate of the hair's health when using heat styling tools.

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  • 13. 

    Traditionally, brushes made with __ bristles have been regarded as best for use on human hair.

    • A.

      Metal

    • B.

      Straw

    • C.

      Natural boar

    • D.

      Nylon

    Correct Answer
    C. Natural boar
    Explanation
    Natural boar bristles have been traditionally considered the best for use on human hair. This is because boar bristles are gentle and soft, making them suitable for detangling and smoothing the hair without causing damage or breakage. The bristles also have the ability to distribute natural oils from the scalp to the ends of the hair, promoting shine and overall hair health. Metal and nylon bristles can be too harsh and can cause static and frizz, while straw bristles may be too rough and ineffective for detangling.

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  • 14. 

    A hair wrap is secured to the client's own hair with:

    • A.

      Combs

    • B.

      Hairpins

    • C.

      A bandana

    • D.

      Fast-drying adhesive 

    Correct Answer
    B. Hairpins
    Explanation
    Hairpins are used to secure a hair wrap to the client's own hair. Hairpins are small, U-shaped pins that are inserted into the hair to hold it in place. They provide a secure and discreet way to keep the hair wrap in place without causing any damage to the client's hair. Hairpins are commonly used in hairstyling to create various updos and hairstyles that require extra hold and support.

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  • 15. 

    When sewing on an extension using the braid-and-sew attachment method, it is recommended that you do NOT use a __ needle.

    • A.

      Straight

    • B.

      Custom-designed

    • C.

      Curved

    • D.

      Sharp

    Correct Answer
    D. Sharp
    Explanation
    When sewing on an extension using the braid-and-sew attachment method, it is recommended that you do NOT use a sharp needle. This is because a sharp needle has a pointed tip that can easily puncture and damage the extension hair or the scalp. Instead, it is advisable to use a needle with a rounded or blunt tip, such as a curved or custom-designed needle, which reduces the risk of injury and ensures a more secure and comfortable attachment.

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  • 16. 

    When bonding, it is recommended that you work __away from the hairline to keep the wets from showing.

    • A.

      One half inch 

    • B.

      One inch

    • C.

      One and half inches

    • D.

      Two inches

    Correct Answer
    B. One inch
    Explanation
    When bonding, it is recommended that you work one inch away from the hairline to keep the wets from showing. This means that when applying bonding agents or adhesive to the hair, it is best to start the application process one inch away from the hairline. This helps to prevent the bonding material from being visible and gives a more natural appearance.

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  • 17. 

    To use a linking method of attachment, the natural hair should be at least how long?

    • A.

      3 inches

    • B.

      4 inches

    • C.

      6 inches

    • D.

      8 inches 

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 inches
    Explanation
    To use a linking method of attachment, the natural hair should be at least 4 inches long. This length is necessary to ensure that the hair extensions can be securely attached to the natural hair using the linking method. If the hair is shorter than 4 inches, it may not provide enough surface area for the extensions to be properly attached, resulting in a less secure and potentially uncomfortable hairstyle.

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  • 18. 

    A(n)____ is a small wig used to cover the top and crown of the head.

    • A.

      Toupee

    • B.

      Integration hairpiece

    • C.

      Cap wig

    • D.

      Weft

    Correct Answer
    A. Toupee
    Explanation
    A toupee is a small wig used to cover the top and crown of the head. It is typically used by men who are experiencing hair loss or baldness in those areas. Unlike other options such as integration hairpieces or cap wigs, a toupee specifically targets the top and crown of the head, providing a natural-looking solution to cover the bald spots. A weft, on the other hand, is a type of hair extension and not specifically designed to cover the top and crown of the head like a toupee does.

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  • 19. 

    A___ is a long strip of hair with a threaded edge.

    • A.

      Bond

    • B.

      Block

    • C.

      Root

    • D.

      Weft

    Correct Answer
    D. Weft
    Explanation
    A "weft" is a long strip of hair with a threaded edge. In the context of textiles, a weft refers to the threads that run horizontally through a fabric, providing structure and support. In the context of hair extensions or wigs, the term is used to describe a strip of hair with a sewn or threaded edge.

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  • 20. 

    A(n)___ is a hairpiece that has openings in the base, through the client's own hair is pulled to blend with the hair of the hairpiece.

    • A.

      Semi-hand-tied wig

    • B.

      Integration hairpiece

    • C.

      Hair extension

    • D.

      Capless wig

    Correct Answer
    B. Integration hairpiece
    Explanation
    An integration hairpiece is a hairpiece that has openings in the base, through which the client's own hair is pulled to blend with the hair of the hairpiece. This allows for a natural and seamless look, as the client's own hair is integrated with the hairpiece, creating a unified and blended hairstyle.

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  • 21. 

    The head-shaped form on which a wig is secured for fitting, coloring, and sometimes styling is known as a:

    • A.

      Weft

    • B.

      Brand

    • C.

      Block

    • D.

      Cap

    Correct Answer
    C. Block
    Explanation
    A block is the correct answer because it refers to the head-shaped form on which a wig is secured for fitting, coloring, and styling. It provides a stable and secure base for working on the wig, allowing for easy manipulation and styling. The block is typically made of cork or foam and is used by wig makers, stylists, and wig wearers to ensure the wig fits properly and looks natural when worn.

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  • 22. 

    A(n)__is a hair addiction secured to the base of the client's natural hair in order to add length, volume, texture, or color.

    • A.

      Hair extension

    • B.

      Toupee

    • C.

      Cap wig

    • D.

      Integration wig

    Correct Answer
    A. Hair extension
    Explanation
    A hair extension is a method used to add length, volume, texture, or color to a client's natural hair. It is a hair addition that is secured to the base of the client's natural hair. This allows the client to achieve their desired look by enhancing their existing hair with the extension.

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  • 23. 

    A___ is made by inserting individual strands of hair into mesh foundations and knotting them with a needle.

    • A.

      Cap wig

    • B.

      Capless wig

    • C.

      Hand-tied wig

    • D.

      Machine-made wig 

    Correct Answer
    C. Hand-tied wig
    Explanation
    A hand-tied wig is made by inserting individual strands of hair into mesh foundations and knotting them with a needle. This process creates a more natural and realistic appearance, as the hair is able to move and flow freely. Hand-tied wigs are also known for their lightweight and breathable construction, making them comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.

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  • 24. 

    Hair that has been shed from the head and gathered from a hairbrush is known as:

    • A.

      Bonded hair

    • B.

      Carved hair

    • C.

      Turned hair

    • D.

      Fallen hair 

    Correct Answer
    D. Fallen hair 
    Explanation
    Hair that has been shed from the head and gathered from a hairbrush is commonly referred to as "fallen hair". This term is used to describe hair that has naturally fallen out or been detached from the scalp. It is a common occurrence as part of the hair growth cycle and can be found on hairbrushes or in the shower drain.

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  • 25. 

    A___ is an artificial covering for the head consisting of a network of interwoven hair.

    • A.

      Wig

    • B.

      Weft

    • C.

      Cap

    • D.

      Block 

    Correct Answer
    A. Wig
    Explanation
    A wig is an artificial covering for the head made of interwoven hair. It is used to change one's appearance or to conceal hair loss. Wigs can be made from synthetic or natural hair and are commonly worn for fashion, theatrical performances, or as a part of cultural or religious traditions. They are designed to mimic natural hair and provide a realistic look.

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  • 26. 

    A wig constructed with an elasticized, mesh-fiber base to which the hair is attached is called a:

    • A.

      Capless wig

    • B.

      Cap wig

    • C.

      Remi wig

    • D.

      Fusion bond

    Correct Answer
    A. Capless wig
    Explanation
    A wig constructed with an elasticized, mesh-fiber base to which the hair is attached is called a capless wig. This type of wig is designed to be lightweight and breathable, as the mesh-fiber base allows air to flow through, providing comfort to the wearer. The elasticized base also provides a secure fit and allows for easy adjustment. The term "capless" refers to the absence of a solid cap structure, making this wig a popular choice for those looking for a natural and comfortable alternative to traditional wig constructions.

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  • 27. 

    Hair in which the root end of every single strand is sewn into the base is called:

    • A.

      Bonded hair

    • B.

      Carved hair

    • C.

      Turned hair

    • D.

      Fallen hair

    Correct Answer
    C. Turned hair
    Explanation
    Turned hair refers to a type of hair extension where the root end of each individual strand is sewn into the base. This technique provides a secure and natural-looking attachment, as the hair strands are turned and sewn in a way that mimics the natural growth pattern of hair. Bonded hair, on the other hand, typically refers to hair extensions that are attached using adhesive or heat. Carved hair and fallen hair are not terms commonly used in the context of hair extensions, making them incorrect options.

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  • 28. 

    Which of the following is NOT  an advantage of wigs made with synthetic hair?

    • A.

      They are great value

    • B.

      They always look natural

    • C.

      They are often cut accordingly to the latest styles

    • D.

      They are available in nearly limitless colors 

    Correct Answer
    B. They always look natural
  • 29. 

    Indian hair is usually:

    • A.

      Extremely curly

    • B.

      Straight

    • C.

      Tightly coiled

    • D.

      Wavy

    Correct Answer
    D. Wavy
    Explanation
    Indian hair is typically described as wavy. This means that it has a slight bend or wave pattern, but it is not as straight as straight hair nor as curly as extremely curly hair. Wavy hair is characterized by loose, gentle waves that add volume and texture to the hair. This type of hair is common among many Indian individuals and is often considered desirable due to its versatility and natural-looking appearance.

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  • 30. 

    When styling a wig, it is recommended that you:

    • A.

      Use the wind test to gauge how realistic it looks

    • B.

      Plaster the hair down

    • C.

      Use a brush rather than your hands for a natural look

    • D.

      Try to make it look perfect

    Correct Answer
    A. Use the wind test to gauge how realistic it looks
    Explanation
    Using the wind test to gauge how realistic a wig looks is recommended because it allows you to see how the hair moves and falls naturally in different conditions. This test helps to ensure that the wig looks more authentic and realistic when worn. By exposing the wig to wind, you can assess its durability and how well it maintains its style. This technique allows for a more natural and effortless look, enhancing the overall appearance of the wig.

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