Wigs - FAQ's
How do I care for my wig?
Wigs come with instructions from the manufacturer that should be followed. When not in use, store your wig on a mannequin or wig stand to maintain its shape and wash only when necessary - roughly once every 7 days of wear but more often if your lifestyle or environment calls for it.
Can I colour my wig?
Most wigs offer a variety of colours to choose from, lessening the need to colour them. While synthetic hair cannot be dyed, human hair wigs can. But it is a tricky process that should be handled by a hair professional only. We recommend only going darker, not lighter as there is a lot of chemical processing involved in the making of a wig and any additional manipulation can cause damage.
Any tips on making wigs appear more natural?
Human hair wigs tend to offer the most natural look, but today synthetic wigs can also look very natural as well thanks to great innovations in wig technology. Styles with lace front and monofilament features or those that are 100% hand tied will also appear very natural. When it comes to choosing a style, consider styles that will be most flattering given your face shape. As for colour, it is often wise to stick close to your own natural hair colour.
How do I put on a wig?
If you have a lot of your own hair, the first step is to gather it back and up. One great trick is to separate the hair into two sections on each side of your head. Twist the hair as you pull it back and around the head so that it will eventually lay flat. This tactic can help avoid a pony tail bulge. You may choose to use pins, braids, wig caps (recommended) or a great product called Sure Grip to secure your hair. A wig cap can be helpful even without hair to keep wigs secure and in place.
Hold your wig at the sides (ear tabs) and starting at the front, place it at your natural hairline. Slide it on toward the nape of your neck and shift as needed using the ear tabs to help center your wig. Adjustable straps at the nape may help to achieve a more secure fit. If handling a lace front wig, take care not to tug on the lace as it can be a bit delicate.
Don't worry if it doesn't look perfect right away, start styling!