All About Wigs: Frequently Asked Questions

 

 There are often many questions when purchasing a wig, especially for first time wig wearers. Here we address the most common questions and concerns about wigs:


 


 

How Do I Buy a Wig? 


1. Plan Ahead: Being prepared for hair loss can give you back a feeling of control and makes the process less traumatic. As soon as your doctor tells you that you may experience hair loss with your treatments, you should begin planning. You will want to cut a hair swatch that includes a representative sample of your hair color for safe keeping. This will make matching your hair color much easier later. Begin shopping and purchase your wig as soon as you possibly can. 


2. Determine Your Head Size: Most women will wear an average cap, but there are also petite or large cap options. You will want to measure your head. We have many videos and tutorials available on our website to help you though this process. Another rule of thumb is that if you find that most hats are too big or too small when you put them on, this is another hint that you may fall outside of the average range. 


3. Choose Your Hair Type:  The most popular choices are synthetic hair or real human hair. Each type of hair has it's own set of pros and cons. Many cancer patients come to us insisting that they want a human hair wig because they want the most natural look possible. We then show them a human hair wig and a synthetic wig and ask them to tell us which one is which. It's very difficult for them to tell the difference. A high quality synthetic wig is incredibly natural looking. It's amazing how far they've come. The key is to select a high quality product. We encourage our cancer patients to select a synthetic wig because they are so easy to care for. They maintain their shape and require minimal styling or skill. You can virtually just shake it, put it on and go. Many women in treatments find that the last thing they want to concern themselves with is spending hours maintaining a human hair wig, especially when they aren't feeling well. Another benefit to synthetic wigs is that they are much more affordable.


4. Select Your Cap Type: Women will want to educate themselves on the types of wig caps that are available in order to make an informed decision. Traditional caps are made by machine and feature wefted rows of hair that are sewn together and teased at the root to disguise the cap underneath. A quality machine made cap can look very natural. Monofilament and hand tied caps feature hair that is individually hand tied to a soft mesh base. This is the more expensive option, but it is also the most natural looking and provides the most styling options.


5. Select Your Style: Once a woman has determined the size, hair type and cap type, choosing a style is an important next step. For women who had long hair before hair loss, it is often best to go a bit shorter with the wig length, as it will be easier to manage. From layers, to shags, to bobs, there are so many choices! When shopping online, women should be sure to look for the measurements given for the lengths of the strands of each wig. These measurements will give the wearer a good idea of where the strands will fall on their particular frame.


6. Select Your Color: Each wig comes in a multitude of colors. Selecting a color is the final step and is often the most difficult. However, we have been assisting cancer patients online for over 20 years and we have many tricks up our sleeve to determine the best color. Sending in a hair swatch is the best way to get an accurate match. We encourage our customers to take advantage of our expert wig consultation services so that we can assist them through this process. Our Wig Buying Guide will provide even more details for purchasing your wig online. 


 



 How Do I Choose a Wig Color?

While we go to every length to ensure that our online swatches are as accurate as possible, individual monitor settings make it impossible to provide a color swatch on your screen that looks exactly like the true color. Our color scans will give you an impression of the overall color but the written descriptions are a more accurate indicator of what the actual color will look like in real life. We offer the following picture from Stressless Tresses to illustrate our point. This picture shows the same person's hair in 3 different lighting settings. It illustrates how the same color can look very different, depending on your individual computer monitor or the scanning method used.

 


We have prepared a complete guide that walks you through some easy ways to select that perfect hair color. Please visit our Color Information Page for complete instructions.


 


 

How Do I Determine My Wig Size?

Head size has very little to do with the overall size of a person. It is best not to make any assumptions about fit, and to take measurements. To measure your head, find a flexible seamstress measuring tape. Start at your forehead, just above your eyebrows; proceed toward one side of your head, following the hairline. When you reach the ear area, take the tape behind the ears. Follow the tape all the way around the head, meeting up at your forehead in the front. When you have that measurement, this is your head circumference. For a detailed video and instructions on measuring your head, see our Wig Buying Guide. We offer the following guideline to wig sizes:

Ultra Petite/Children - Fits heads smaller than 20 inches.

Petites - Fits heads 21 inches or smaller.

Average - Fits heads 21.5 - 22.5 inches.

Large Cap - Fits heads 22.5 inches and larger.

 

Approximately 90% of women will wear an average sized cap. Among the remaining 10%, the majority of these will have petite sized caps. Most wig manufacturers make very few wigs in petite caps, and even fewer companies offer large caps so if your head is outside of the average range, you will have fewer style options. For petite head sizes, if the wig is only slightly too large, you can try taking a regular needle and thread, and taking it in slightly. Do not cut the inside of the wig, but create a tuck, as you would on a pair of pants that are too large in the waist. Sometimes wearing a wig cap or cushion band underneath your wig can help with a wig that is too large. Making a wig larger is much more tricky and not recommended. For best wear and comfort, if you have either a petite or large head, we highly recommend purchasing a wig with the proper fit.


 



Should I Buy More Than One Wig?

Many wig shops and tutorials will tell you to buy more than one wig. It's important to have one wig on hand before hair loss begins as being prepared  will help alleviate your fears and give you back some degree of your control. If your budget allows, it is definitely a good idea to keep more than one wig on hand. Your wig will last longer if not worn daily and a second wig can also help simplify your routine. Having more than one wig also allows you to wear one wig while washing and drying and the other to wear. If you have a heat friendly synthetic or human hair wig, keeping one curled and one styled straight can help reduce time and stress during your morning routine. Having two wigs allows you to change up your look without going through too much work, which is especially helpful when fatigue from chemo sets in. This being said, we do recommend waiting to purchase your second wig until you are certain that your first one is a "keeper". Some of our customers end up abandoning their wig and choose to exclusively wear our hats and turbans instead. For this reason, it's a good idea to give yourself a short period of time to determine what works actually works best for you before you purchase your back-up.  Women who become accustomed to the ease of wearing a wig will often embrace the versatility that wigs allow, enjoying multiple style and color selections. Having fun with hair styles can be a bright spot in a sad situation when faced with hair loss. 


Pro Tip: If you purchase more than one wig, buy them in the same style and have a stylist trim each wig to a slightly different length. This gives the illusion of hair growth and hair cuts when you switch the wigs out. Always make sure to go to a stylist who is experienced in cutting wigs.

 

 


 

 Why Did I Find Cheaper Wigs Elsewhere?


While we make every effort to offer lower cost products, we hesitate to offer products that we would not be happy wearing ourselves. With wigs, unfortunately the old saying is true - "You get what you pay for." With a budget product, the feel of the wig, the construction of the wig, the longevity of the wig, and the comfort of the wig are all compromised. To achieve a quality that we would consider wearing, you can expect to pay a minimum of $85 for a short wig. 

To put things into perspective, consider a costume clown wig that you can purchase in any discount store around Halloween. Now imagine that you could purchase a wig of this quality, but in your everyday hairstyle and in your own hair color. Would you want to wear a wig of that caliber for anything besides Halloween? We don't think so... which is why we do not offer them.

 

 


 

Where Can I Donate or Sell My Hair?

We recommend a nonprofit organization called Wigs for Kids. They will use your hair donation to help provide wigs for needy children. If you have some extra hair that you don't need, consider donating it instead of selling it. By giving this gift, you can help a child who is coping with total hair loss.




Will Insurance Pay for My Wig?

Many insurance companies will cover all or a portion of the cost for a "cranial prosthesis," which in layman's terms is a fancy word for a "wig." We recommend contacting your insurance provider to determine your level of coverage for a "cranial prosthesis." It's important to use this particular term as many will say "no" when they hear the word "wig," but will give an affirmative answer when you use the correct term. For best results, we recommend that you obtain a prescription from your doctor for a "cranial prosthesis" or "medical hair prosthesis" to include with your claim. Ask your doctor in include your ICD-9 code (which is your diagnosis code) on the prescription. Although we do not accept payments directly from insurance companies for your wig (nor do we know of any wig providers who do), we can provide you with the special receipt for a "cranial prosthesis" which is what your insurance company will need in order to process your claim. Often, your insurance provider will follow up with us for additional information, which we are always happy to provide. We have successfully worked with all of the major insurance providers and our customers who have cranial prosthesis coverage have been successful in getting reimbursed for their purchase, up to their individual coverage amounts.

 

 



Can My Hair Be Used to Make a Wig for My Loved One?

 You love and care for someone and they are losing their hair. Therefore, you want to give them YOUR hair. It's a beautiful sentiment and while it's possible, there are many factors involved in making a custom wig:

1)  Human hair wigs are not practical for chemotherapy patients (see above). 

2)  Custom wigs are expensive (they start in the $2000 range and go up from there). 

3)  Custom wigs can take months to make. Most cancer patients don't have time to wait.

4)  It takes several heads of hair to make a custom wig. Your hair would have to be combined with the hair of several others to create a wig.

5)  Your loved one would be better off with a high quality synthetic wig as they are much easier to work with when you are battling an illness. We cannot stress enough the importance of buying quality. See our Wig Buying Guide for more information.

 


 

What Are Your Wig Shopping Tips?

We started selling wigs on the Internet back in 1996, when most people had never even heard of the Internet. Back then, we were one of only a small handful of Internet wig retailers. Since then, the Internet has taken on a life of its own, and there are wig sites at every corner. Not all of them are created equal, so we have come up with the following tips to help you with your decisions:

Established Retailer: No matter where you purchase your wig (even if it isn't from us) seek out a vendor that also maintains a retail location. You are looking for a retailer who has years of experience and handles wigs daily. Someone who deals with real people and real wigs in real situations. Internet or catalog only companies do not have the hands-on experience to guide you in your purchasing decisions. Many online wig retailers are simply drop shippers selling wigs out of their home office and may not have ever seen the wig you are purchasing.

Expert Assistance: Find a site that offers professional help in making your selection. At Headcovers Unlimited, our experienced licensed wig experts are here to offer complimentary color and style consulations. For more information, see our Color Consultation Guide.

Common Sense: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Many of our customers have reported ordering wigs from big name, high profile internet wig retailers, only to find that when they received their products, they received inferior product substitutions, look-alikes, or imitations instead of the brand name that was advertised. Others have reported purchasing wigs directly from China because they believed they were receiving the designer wig advertised in the photo, only to find that they had purchased an inferior product that they could not use or return.

Bait and Switch: Don't let price be your only guiding factor. If you find a company whose merchandise is significantly less than the competition, consider why this might be so. Has the wig been worn and returned? Is it a knock off? Is it a second? Has it been sitting in direct sunlight in a store window? It is better to pay slightly more for a product and purchase from a reputable company that services what they sell. Find a trusted company who sells authentic, unused merchandise for competitive prices. Buy only from authorized sellers. These can generally be found on the wig manufacturer's website.

Fair but Realistic Pricing:  Our first quality designer wigs are priced extremely low; You will pay at least twice as much for the same item in your local brick and mortar wig shop. Because online markups are low, there simply isn't much wiggle room for lower prices than you will find on our site. We don't sell seconds, returned merchandise, used merchandise or knock offs. Whoever you purchase your wig from, ask questions. Look for reviews on the company; Purchasing from the lowest price retailer may turn out to be an expensive lesson. 

Contact Information: Make sure that the company is accessible by phone. If you cannot easily find a phone number and physical address (besides a post office box) be wary of the company. In wigs, as in all Internet shopping, if you cannot easily find the contact information when you are ready to make a sale, you also cannot expect to be able to contact them in case of a problem. If you call us, you will reach real, live human beings in Texas who will help you. 

Privacy: Check the company's privacy policy to be sure that your information isn't being sold to other companies or entities. We never give out your personal information to any outside party for any reason.

Shipping Timelines: Look at the company's shipping times. Some can be quite lengthy. We offer fast free standard shipping on wigs over $75. Overnight (next day) service and two day service are also available for an additional charge.

Product Range: Does the store carry everything you hope to see or will you have to shop elsewhere for your other needs?  Because we specialize in hair loss, we can walk you through the process and supply everything you need to get you through your hair loss in one easy stop.


 



Where Can I Get a Free Wig for Cancer Patients?

Many local chapters of the American Cancer Society offer free wigs for cancer patients. You can contact the local American Cancer Society in your region for more information. The wigs they provide are budget hairpieces (which means that they are shinier, denser and less comfortable than the wigs we carry) but they are still a valuable option for those who cannot afford to buy a wig. To make these wigs look more natural, we recommend taking the wig to a hair stylist to be cut and thinned out, which will take down some of the bulk. Some women also apply a light powder over the wig to take down the shine. Wearing a wig cap underneath can also help with comfort levels.


 



Which Wigs Have the Most Natural Look?

 

Many women think that you must have a human hair wig in order to achieve a realistic look. In actuality, if you are choosing a high quality synthetic wig, it can be very difficult to tell the difference. In our salon, we have a handful of human hair wigs mixed in with our synthetic hair wigs. We often ask customers to pick out the human hair wigs... so far, none have chosen correctly! It is important to point out that our synthetic wigs are very high quality; It's quality that makes the difference, no matter which type of fiber you choose. Lesser quality synthetic wigs will have hair that is more shiny and unnatural looking; The hair will often be very thick, giving the hairpiece that “wiggy” look. A high quality synthetic wig will look much better than a cheap human hair wig. In other words, buy the best quality wig you can afford, no matter which hair fiber you choose.

 

For the look of natural hair growth from the scalp, we highly recommend a monofilament wig cap. Monofilament wigs can also be parted in different directions for additional versatility. A lace front wig will give you a natural looking hair line and the ability to wear the hair pushed back and away from the face.A 100% hand tied wig is a premium option that is comfortable and looks like hair growing from the scalp on the entire cap.

 

Also consider that the most natural looking wig is going to be one where the style suits your face shape and the color suits your skin tone. We recommend taking advantage of our free wig consultations so that you can ensure that you find the best possible color for you. Our certified wig specialist can color match your selection to a swatch of your own hair or a photo.

 

Pro Tip: Have a stylist who is experienced in wig styling trim your wig to best suit your face shape and give it a look that is truly personalized. This will help your wig to appear more natural.


 




What are the Types of Wig Construction?

 

We have prepared a resource that will help you to easily understand the basic types of wig construction. Please view our How Wigs Are Made page for complete details.


 



 

What are Medical Wigs?

 

When other sites advertise wigs as being "uniquely designed for medical hair loss," they are referring to wigs designed with monofilament construction. No one company has a monopoly on this type of construction; any wig shop should have a selection of monofilament wigs for sale. Monofilament caps are desirable for any wig wearer. A monofilament wig is constructed with hairs that are more evenly dispersed on the cap than they are with a standard wig. This gives the appearance of individual hairs growing from the scalp, which is very natural looking. With a standard cap, the hairs are dispersed in rows or lines. Monofilament wigs offer the most styling versatility. The part can be moved or changed because the hair is evenly dispersed on the wig. Monofilament wigs are more expensive because the construction process makes them more costly to make. At Headcovers Unlimited, we offer natural looking wigs with different types of construction to fit your budget. While monofilament wigs are recommended for those who can afford them, we also have a large number of wigs without monofilament construction that are still good choices for cancer patients and others with medical hair loss.


 



Which Wigs are Best for Sensitive Scalps?

 

Hair loss from chemotherapy often results in a sensitive scalp. Wigs with 100% hand tied or double monofilament wig caps tend to be the best for sensitive scalps. These wig caps are softer and feel more gentle on sensitive scalps than classic cap wigs. There are several types of wig accessories that can help any wig feel more comfortable on a sensitive scalp. Our Cushion Band Gel Headband works to relieve pressure that a wig may place on the scalp and reduces shearing forces that can create pressure sores. They are easy to disinfect and non-allergenic.Wearing a wig cap underneath your wig will create a soft barrier between the interior of the wig and your scalp. They come in soft, breathable materials like cotton and bamboo to help soothe your scalp. Bamboo wig caps also contain natural antibacterial properties, making them perfect for cancer patients.

 


 

How Do I Select Between a Human Hair vs. a Synthetic Wig? 

 

We have prepared a complete guide which compares the pros and cons to each type of hair fiber. Visit our full guide to decide which hair is the best for you. Many people make the mistake of thinking that human hair wigs are better than synthetics. This is a common misconception, and we would like to explain why this is not necessarily the case. We offer the following points to compare and contrast human hair vs. synthetic hair.

1) Human hair wigs are expensive. A decent quality human hair wig starts at $400, and goes up to the thousands of dollars. A good quality synthetic wig can be purchased for approximately $100, and a fabulous, high-end synthetic wig can be purchased for about $250-300. A good quality synthetic wig will look extremely natural.

2) Human hair wigs require a great deal of care. They must be styled daily are are generally higher maintenance than a synthetic wig.

3) Human hair wigs usually require trimming and styling by a hair stylist before they can be worn. Synthetics come pre-styled and pre-cut and will hold their shape even when washed.  Much easier for the average consumer.

4) Since synthetics are more economical, you can afford to change your style when you get tired of your current look.

5) For the medical patient who chooses a synthetic wig, the time and effort saved in caring for the wig is an important consideration. Medical patients are often sick and do not have the strength or energy to care for a high maintenance human hair wig.

6) We do offer an assortment of quality human hair wigs to meet the needs of experienced wig wearers who enjoy the versatility and natural look that human hair wigs offer.


 



Do I Need a Wig if I Just Have Thinning Hair or Partial Hair Loss?

 

In many cases, a hair topper can conceal thinning hair or areas of hair loss at the crown, hairline or top of the head. These toppers are a great option for women who do not have complete hair loss, as they can be blended seamlessly into your existing hair. Toppers are available in synthetic, heat friendly synthetic and human hair. We offer a wide variety of hairpieces that attach in different ways to disguise hair loss or thinning areas. See our Topper Buying Guide for more detailed information about the types of hair toppers, attachment methods and step-by-step instructions for selecting the right topper for your needs.

 

Pro Tip: You can also use toppers to add volume to existing hair or cover up new hair growth between colorings.

 


 

What Other Hairpiece Options are Available?

 

We offer several unique hairpiece choices with various attachment methods to create different looks.

 

Bangs: Clip-in bangs are often worn by women who want to try wearing a hairstyle with bangs without committing to cutting their own hair. We offer several clip-in bang options in differing styles and lengths including Human Hair Bangs by Raquel Welch and Full Sweeping Side Fringe by Christie Brinkley Wigs.

 

Extensions: Add length and volume to existing hair by adding hair extensions. These extensions clip into your existing hair and are available in several different lengths, a multitude of colors and different textures. We offer a selection of synthetic extensions, as well as heat friendly synthetic and human hair extensions that can be heat styled to match your existing hair's texture.Some extensions come in a set with multiple pieces that are various widths, allowing you to place as many or as few extensions as you need to create the perfect look. Other types of extensions consist of one long strip of hair that is meant to be placed underneath the hair to add length and volume. If you'd like to try this type of extension, we recommend Primaflex by Revlon Wigs.

 

Hair Wraps: Hair wraps are small hairpiece attachments that you can wrap around a ponytail or bun to add instant elegance and a unique look. We love the look of the Natural Tone Hair Wrap by Christie Brinkley Wigs.

 

Buns: Even if you have short or thin hair, you can create the look of a classic and polished bun with a bun hairpiece. Hairpieces like the Ballerina Bun by Revlon Wigs attach with combs over your existing hair to give you a full bun look that is so in style right now.

 

Headbands: Wearing a headband with hair can give you an elegant and intricate look without all of the time and energy that creating this look with your own hair would take. Simply slip on a headband hairpiece and go! With headbands like the Corinthian Headband Hairpiece by Christie Brinkley Wigs, creating a polished look is so easy.

 

Ponytails: Try adding a ponytail hairpiece like the Wrap-N-Wear Ponytail by Revlon over your existing ponytail or bun for an alluring look that adds a lengthy and luxurious ponytail look. We also love the look of The Pony Hairpiece by Christie Brinkley Wigs for clipping into your hair to create a ponytail look that can be heat styled to your liking thanks to its heat friendly synthetic hair fibers.

 

Volumizer: Volumizers clip into your existing hair to create the look of fullness and add volume to your existing hairstyle. Many volumizers feature pull through or honeycomb wefted bases which allow you to easily integrate your own hair into the hairpiece for a truly blended look. We offer volumizers made from synthetic fibers, as well as heat friendly and human hair to allow for flawless blending into your own hair. You can position volumizers at the crown or top of your head to create volume where hair may be thin, or position the hairpiece lower to give the look of extensions with added volume.

 

 



How Do I Take Care of My Wig?

Please see our guide on  Caring For Your Wig for complete instructions.

 

 



Can I Use Regular Hair Care Products On My Synthetic Wig?

No. Only use products that are specifically designed for wigs. Other shampoos and styling agents can cause build up that can damage the hair fibers and shorten the wig's life span. Only use a brush or comb that is specifically designed for wigs as regular hair brushes can be harsh or damaging. Visit our Wig Care Tutorial for more information. Don't forget to visit our Wig Care Products page to see our comprehensive selection of affordable wig care products. 

 

 



Can My Wig Be Colored?

 

Synthetic wigs cannot absorb color, but some human hair wigs can. However, even human hair wigs undergo a lot of processing when being made, making the process of coloring a wig that you purchase very complicated. Most human hair wigs are made from Asian hair and the processing used to transform the hair does not take color easily. Human hair wigs made from European hair will accept color better because they undergo less processing, but it is still a very tricky process. If you choose to try to color your wig, be sure to go to a professional colorist who is experienced in dying human hair wigs. Also be advised that coloring your wig can cause the fibers to break down faster due to the additional processing on already highly processed hair, shortening the lifespan of your wig. Please note that some human hair wigs are dyed with textile dyes. If your wig has been treated in this way during processing, your wig should not be colored. We do offer wigs in a wide variety of colors including highlighted and lowlighted shades to help you avoid the need to color your wig. We also offer free wig consultations with our certified wig specialist who can color match your wig style to a swatch of your hair, another wig color or a photo.

 

Pro Tip: If you have your wig dyed, we recommend only dying the wig a darker color, not lighter.


 



Can I Shower or Swim in My Wig?

 

We do not recommend wearing your wig during showering or swimming. Your wig can become very tangled and matted when worn in the shower or pool and attempting to remove the matting can cause damage or breakage. Pool chemicals and saltwater can damage wig fibers and cause them to break down quickly, lessening the lifespan of your wig. Chemical reactions can also cause your wig to change colors.

 

Pro Tip: If you want to keep your head covered when showering or swimming, we offer a large selection of shower and swim caps to help protect your scalp.

 


 

Can I Sleep in My Wig?

We do not recommend sleeping in your wig. The friction against your pillow can cause the wig to tangle and mat and the lifespan of your wig will be lessened significantly. We recommend wearing a soft sleep cap to keep your head warm and comfortable while sleeping.

 


 

Can I Cut the Hair On My Wig?

Synthetic wigs come pre-cut and pre-styled. However, many of our customers choose to personalize their wig by having it trimmed or thinned by a professional hair stylist who has experience working with wigs. If your personal hair stylist is comfortable working with wigs, she will be your best option because he or she already knows how your hair is normally worn. Thinning the wig to frame your face shape perfectly or cutting in bangs are options that will customize your look so that your wig fits your individual features. It can add that finishing touch that makes your hairpiece feel just like your own hair. This being said, we don't recommend cutting the wig to drastically change the style as results may not be as expected. 

 

 



What Are Cushion Bands and Wig Grippers?

A cushion band, also known as a comfy grip, is a therapeutic gel filled headband that can make wearing wigs more comfortable and secure. Comfy grips can be worn by individuals with varying degrees of hair loss, but work best for those with little or no hair. Please see our comfy grip product description in our wig care products section for more information. A wig gripper is a soft headband made of a velour fabric that helps grip your wig in place. If you are worried about your wig falling off, this product has gotten rave reviews from our customers.


 


 

Do Your Wigs Come Pre-Styled?

 All of our synthetic wigs come pre-styled. They may need a gentle shake or some slight adjustments with a pick or wig comb once they are removed from their shipping box (Remember that they come to you packed in a hair net). When the wig arrives, some clients like to take their wigs to their local hair stylist while they are wearing them to have them cut and customized to fit their tastes. It is not necessary but it is a nice touch that many clients enjoy. See our Wig Care Information Page for further information.

 


 

 

Do I Need a Wig Liner?

There are many different types of wig liners, caps, and grips available. Which one to choose all depends on personal preference and the fit of the wig. Some women even find that no liner is necessary. However, if a particular wig seems uncomfortable, or the fit is not right, there is often a solution to be found in the way of a wig accessory.

Mesh wig caps are probably the most basic type of wig cap. They offer a barrier between the scalp and the wig, but are very thin. These are often used by women who still have some hair that simply want to keep it out of the way when wearing a wig.

A bamboo wig cap or cotton wig cap is a very popular option for women who need more protection between their scalp and the inside of their wig. They're soft and comfortable and can also help absorb sweat and moisture under your wig. They are easily washed when needed.

A wig gripper is a band of velour fabric that helps to keep a wig in place. It prevents slipping and gives a bit of padding to secure looser wigs. It also provides a comfortable barrier between the scalp and the interior of the wig.

Cushion Gel headbands are a great way to help relieve pressure that a wig may place on the scalp. They keep the wig secure and provide comfort. They're lightweight and durable and clean easily with disinfectant. They're non-allergenic and designed to help prevent pressure sores.

 

 


 

Can I Wear a Wig if My Head Sweats a Lot?


Absolutely! Because sweat can cause build up on the interior of a wig cap, we recommend wearing a wig cap or a disposable wig liner called Headline It! underneath your wig to wick away moisture and reduce irritation from sweat. The microfiber material of the Headline It! liner works to keep moisture away from your head to keep you cool and dry. It's a great way to allow any wig to be comfortably worn if you perspire heavily. A bamboo wig cap is also a wonderful choice for wig wearers with sweaty scalps because of its natural moisture wicking properties. Wear one underneath your wig to not only protect your wig cap from sweat, but to also help your wig feel more comfortable.

 

 

How Should I Store My Wig?

 

For times when you aren't wearing your wig, you will want to use a wig stand or hard surfaced mannequin for storing your wig. Do not store your wig on a styrofoam form, as it can permanently stretch out the wig cap and cause your wig to become ill-fitting.Wearing your wig in the shower, pool or while sleeping is not recommended, so you will need a place to put your wig during these times. When you wash your wig, you’ll also need to place your wig on a wig stand for it to dry in order for your wig to maintain its shape. If you don't have a wig stand, you can place your wig on a tall, slender object (such as a can of hairspray) covered with a hand towel.We recommend storing your wig in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight to help keep your wig in the best condition possible. Avoid keeping your wig in a steamy bathroom or in window sill, as the moisture and heat can damage the wig fibers.

 

 


 


 

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