Which should I choose, synthetic or human hair?
better quality synthetic wigs are virtually indistinguishable from human hair,
except to the most practiced eye. Synthetic wigs are easier to care for and
lower priced. The monofilament/Kanekalon fiber "hair" used to make synthetic
wigs has "memory" which means it maintains its wave or curl, texture and volume,
requiring minimal upkeep. Synthetic wigs, however, are not designed to accept a
permanent wave or color change and can be permanently damaged by the use of
curling irons, blow dryers or hot rollers.
human hair wig is the most natural looking option. It can be cut, styled, perm
or colored to suit your personal taste. Human hair wigs are more durable than
synthetic wigs. However, human hair wigs are more expensive that synthetic wigs
and require more care. They have to be shampooed, dried, styled and conditioned,
just like your natural hair. Like your hair, they can lose their style if they
get wet and frizz on humid days.
Q: Can I
color a human hair hairpiece?
wigs can be colored and highlighted like growth hair. The drawback is that the
color will fade with prolonged exposure to sun just like growth hair and will
need to be recovered or highlighted. Coloring a human hair wig requires special
training and should never be attempted at home. A trained stylist will always do
a test strand and in some cases may try multiple tests to achieve the desired
Q: Can I
perm a human hair hairpiece?
human hair hairpiece is very different from perming growth hair. It should never
be attempted with home perm kits. A human hair wig will tend to hold the perm as
it does not “grow out” like growth hair. Consult your stylist.
Can a mix of human and synthetic hair be used in the same hairpiece?
offers a blend of human hair and synthetic
fiber wig. This can provide the advantages of both: some sway and movement and
the natural feel of the human hair, along with the style keeping and easy care
of the synthetic.
How many hairpieces do I need to live a normal, active life?
of the type of wig you choose, it is always a good idea to have a back-up
hairpiece. With synthetic wigs, an unplanned exposure to sudden heat may cause
frizzing that a professional will need to fix or, in most cases, tossed out. If
this happens, you will need an alternative hairpiece to wear. Though human hair
wigs can last longer, they require periodic repairs during their lifespan by a
professional. Your back-up hairpiece should allow you to feel comfortable in
do I know what size to get?
fit heads from 21.5" to 22.5". Ninety-five percent of our customers fall into
this range. For instructions on how to measure your head size, click here. Your
wig should be worn on your natural hairline, approximately four fingers above
the eyebrows. The back of the wig should be pulled down to the natural hairline
in the back. Wigs have adjustable elastic tabs in the back so you can adjust
your wig for a secure,
comfortable fit. There are also small tabs in the front of the ears that can be
adjusted to hold the wig close to the face.
Q: How do I put on a wig?
should be worn on the natural hairline (for most people it is four finger-widths
above the eyebrow).
- Remove wig from the
plastic bag or box. Gently remove the protective hair net from your wig.
Give your wig a few good shakes to separate the fibers and give some body to
the hair. Some wigs need to be shaken to release the preset styling.
- Brush your hair off
your face at the top and sides. If your hair is too long, you may want use
bobby pins to help keep it off your face, back at the sides, and up at the
nape. Some women use a wig liner or wig cap to keep their existing hair in
- Hold your wig at
the sides with the woven label in back. Place it at your natural hairline
and slide it on from front to back. Adjust the wig as needed so the front
edge is just over your natural hairline. Use the ear tabs to center your wig
from left to right. Adjust the Velcro tabs in the back if necessary for a
more secure fit.
- Tuck in any stray
hairs at the front, sides and nape. Now you're ready for styling!
How do hairpieces stay on the head?
variety of attachment methods are available. Depending on your individual
pattern of hair loss, personal life-style and desire for security, you can
choose one or another. Hair weaving or bonding (i.e., gluing or tying a
hairpiece to existing hair) is generally not recommended as it can place a lot
of strain on existing hair. Full wigs can be attached to growth hair with
mini-clips. The clips should be rotated periodically to avoid putting prolonged
pressure on the same area. Attachment to a bare scalp generally requires
How do I choose the right color
Most hair colors fall into
either 'warm' or 'cool' families. If you better with gold jewelry, you are in
the gold type. Gold types are more suited to warmer colors. If you have golden,
olive or dark skin and brown or dark eyes (most Latinas, Asians and African
Americans fall into this category). You tan easily and the veins in your inner
wrists are green. If you feel you look better in silver jewelry, you are a
silver type. For Silver types, the color choices are cool tones. You're a 'cool'
if you have fair skin and blue or green eyes. You burn before you tan and the
veins in your wrists run blue. If you're confused because you sometimes burn,
sometimes tan, you likely skew warm.
you have warm skin, opt for golden shades such as caramel and bronze in a darker
shade than your skin. Avoid jet-black hair which will wash you out and if you do
opt for a golden shade, don't go too light If you have cool shade, avoid colors
that will highlight the ruddiness of your skin tone: Gold, auburn and copper.
Ash blondes and cool browns work best.
If you are naturally a light blonde you
probably don't want to suddenly change to a dark color or it will look
abnormal. It is usually best to stay within 4 levels of your natural shade,
which still offers you a wide range of color choices. If for some reason you
feel that determining your color type is too difficult, or you are unsure of
your type, simply take a hand-held mirror and stand outside in direct sunlight.
Look closely at your hair as the sun is shining on it. Look for the underlying
base color that reflects off of your hair. If you see glints of red, orange or
gold (yellow) you can choose hair colors with those base colors and feel safe.
If the color glinting off your hair is bluish, purplish or greenish you will
want to choose hair colors with the blue, violet, or neutral base colors.
How to tell if you'd make a great blonde ?
People who had blonde hair as
children have the right skin tone to be blonde adults.
Will I look good in red?
everyone can go red, what's most important is finding the right shade to
complement your skin color. Women with a cool or pink skin tone pull off red
How do I achieve a natural look/style?
Some wigs may require minimal shaping,
whereas other wigs may need significant thinning. One of the secrets to
successfully wearing a wig a wig is having it professionally styled on your head
to suit your features.
Q: How do I care
for my wig?
When not in use, always store your wig on
a mannequin or wig stand to maintain its shape. Frequency of cleaning will
depend on your environment, lifestyle and amount of perspiration. Suggested
guidelines for cleaning are after 10 to 14 days of wear. To clean and condition
your wig, follow the manufacturer's instructions that come with your wig. For
more information, please read below.
For Synthetic Wigs
Only shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays
and other styling accessories designed specifically for synthetic wigs should be
used to take care of synthetic hair wigs. After shampooing and conditioning,
make sure to rinse your wig thoroughly in cool water. Always use a soft towel
and carefully blot dry (do not scrub). Allow your wig to dry naturally overnight
on a wig stand.
For Synthetic and human blended wigs
Only shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays and other styling
accessories designed specifically for synthetic wigs should be used to take care
of synthetic hair or blended (synthetic/human) hair wigs. After shampooing and
conditioning, make sure to rinse your wig thoroughly in cool water. Always use a
soft towel and carefully blot dry (do not scrub). Allow your wig to dry
naturally overnight on a wig stand.
For Human Hair Wigs
Special products should also be used on
human hair wigs because the hair in human hair wigs has been processed several
times and is vulnerable to damage. Any high quality shampoo formulated for
processed hair may be used, however, we strongly recommends you use the
products made especially for wigs to protect your investment.