The two important rules for putting on your wig correctly are to position the wig line at the front, 4 fingers width from your brow bone and to ensure the ear tabs on each side of the wig are evenly positioned to sit in front of your ears and bent into your temples so the wig is straight. Hairpieces require a little practice. Our experienced staff are more than happy to spend some time with you and advise how to do this.
There are various ways a wig can be secured onto the head. The most common method is a tightening at the nape with elastic adjusters which is built into the wig. This can be easily tightened or loosened by you according to the size of your head and holds the wig firmly in place.
If your wig is covering hair then you may be advised to wear a wig cap which will cover your natural hair and allow a wig to be held in place without slipping.
A wig cap may also add an extra element of comfort when wearing the wig, clients wearing wefted (machine made) wigs often ask for this. Some wigs have areas where you can apply wig tape that will make you feel more secure when wearing your wig too but it’s not recommended if undergoing chemotherapy treatment as your skin may be more fragile.
Don’t worry about your wig falling off, wig manufacturers understand that you want the wig to stay firmly on your head and design them with maximum staying power. A good wig supplier (such as ourselves) will be able to help you fit the wig properly and securely.
A lot will depend on the environment that you wear it in. As a general rule of thumb, with the piece being worn on a regular basis and the maintenance being correctly applied – then you can expect:
Fibre wigs and hairpieces: This type of wig can last from 4 months to 9 months
depending on various factors such as hair length, quality and maintenance.
Human Hair wigs and hairpieces: This type of wig can last for up to 1 year or even longer – depending on various factors such as quality, construction and maintenance.
No, a wig will not prevent your hair from growing back.
Bases which use a vacuum to grip to your head such as supplex or demalite wigs should be used on clients with very sparse or no hair. If there’s chance of hair returning these are not recommended.
This not recommended, it will cut the lifespan of the wig/hairpiece in half. However, we understand this is not always possible so if you do, sleeping on a silk pillow is advised.