I get asked many questions about wigs… especially for a new wig wearer..
Here I will address the most common questions….
What is meant by cap construction?
1. Capless – Identified by the open wefting through out the wig allowing the air to circulate. The construction creates volume and lift due to the slight pre- teasing found at the root area. Light weight, airy and comfortable.
2.Monofilament – Identified by the hand knotted sheer base which creates a very natural look and allows you to style and part the hair in any direction you like so that the hair looks like it is growing from the scalp. There are 3 construction types: Monofilament top, monofilament parting and monofilament crown. Very popular and natural.
3. Hand tied – Identified by the hand knotted sheer base which is extremely light and contours to the shape of the scalp. Specifically designed for people with total hairloss or sensitve scalps. The hair can be styled or parted in any direction and has a very natural look. Light weight and very comfortable.
4. Lacefront – Identified by the hand knotted lace front. Very popular due to creating a natural hairline and allowing you to wear the hair away from the face.
Do wigs coming in different sizes?
90% of wearers need an average size wig, so only 10% are petite or large. There are a few manufacturers on the market that make wigs in these sizes.. but styles and colours are limited…
Should I buy a Human or Synthetic wig?
Synthetic wigs are everywhere and come in many different styles and colours.. Like everything, you get what you pay for so be careful with the very cheap wigs……
Good quality synthetic wigs are very realistic but human hair are the best if you can afford it…
I have listed below the main advantages and disadvantages of both…
Human Hair Wigs:
- Natural appearance
- Can be restyled
- Heat resistant
- Natural texture and fall
- Colour fads
- More expensive
- Heavier than fibre hair
- Needs to be styled
- Dries slowly
- Has the appearance of human hair
- Dries quickly
- Colour does not fad
- Easy to maintain,
- Friction Frizz
- Cannot be restyled
- Prone to heat damage
- Life expectancy is less
New on the market are flexi-fibre wigs which are heat defiant synthetic wigs which can be blow dried and even straightened but styles are limited at present
How do I wash my synthetic wig?
Your synthetic wig does not like heat so ensure you have purchased the correct wig shampoo, conditioner and styling products as they are cold water soluble…..
- Before washing, detangle your wig with a wide tooth comb or wig brush
- Fill a bowl with tepid water and the specialised wig shampoo
- Gently agitate your wig back and fourth
- Rinse thoroughly
- Then apply wig conditioner
- Again rinse thoroughly to ensure no residue
- Place carefully in a towel and blot excess water
- Place on a wig stand or head
- Detangle carefully
- Leave to dry naturally
- When completely dry, spray in leave in condtioner or fibre oil
- Style accordingly
If worn daily, you may need to wash your wig every 10 to 14 days…….
To prolong washing, wear a stocking cap underneath to absorb any perspiration and use styling products to a minimum….
If you have anymore questions about your full wig, hairpiece, synthetic or human hair wig…
Please contact Sara on 02392 361 594 or 07900 921 594 or email me at [email protected]