1. I received my wig and it's inside out; why is that?
Wigs come in a variety of different lengths, textures, and styles. When you open the box, you may be surprised that the wig is inside out. This is intentional. Wigs are stored this way so that the style of the wig is preserved and does not become drab. It also helps the wig keep its airy appearance and volume.
Your wig may also be packed with the hair on the outside with a zig-zag part and netted neatly. This method is usually for styles that are straighter and sleeker.
2. How long can I expect my wig to last?
The lifespan of your wig will vary depending on how you care for your wig, how often it is worn, and if you are properly maintaining your piece.
Synthetic wigs should last you anywhere from 3- 6 months if worn daily, or 8 months to a year if it's not worn as often. Having two of the same wig in the same color and rotating them is a good way to prolong the life of your wig and keep them looking fresh.
3. How can I make my wig last longer?
Using the wig-specific products on our site will help you maintain the look, feel, and texture of the wig. The products made by the vendors of these wigs stand by their care accessories and have formulated each one with the fiber type in mind. Follow the Cleanse, Condition, Protectant regiment and you will get more wears out of your piece.
4. How often should I wash my wig?
On average, you should wash your wig every 10 wears. This can vary depending on how long you wear the wig, how often you wear it, and how much you perspire.
5. What kind of care products can I use on a wig?
It is very important to use products designed for your type of wig. Use Wig Shampoo, Wig Conditioning Sprays, and products specifically made for wigs and synthetic hair. If you are maintaining Human Hair wigs, you will need Human Hair Wig Shampoo, Wig Conditioners, and a Heat Protecting Spray since you will most likely be styling and restyling your wig.
6. How do you put a wig on?
- Using both hands, hold your wig by the nape (where the label is). Tilt your head slightly forward and put the wig on in a front-to-back action.
- Next, position the front of the wig above your eyebrows and slip the wig on like you would a bathing cap. Move the wig around using the ear tabs located near where your sideburns would be.
- Move the front of the wig back until it rests slightly below your natural hairline. Center the wig by setting the ear tabs on both sides in the front of your ears (the tabs should not cover them). Be sure to tuck any of your natural hair in so that it is under the wig and unseen.
If the wig feels tight or too loose, use the adjustable velcro tabs located in the back of the wig under the label. You can adjust the circumference of the wig up to ½ inch on each side for comfort.
7. How do I measure my head for a wig?
With a soft tape measure, begin at the front of your hairline and wrap the tape behind your ear, to the nape of your neck, and around to your other ear until the tape meets at the front of your hairline. 95% of the population fits into an average cap size.
Note: Cap sizes may vary slightly by brand. Amore, for example, has average cap sizes that run a tad smaller than most others. There are also adjustable tabs at the nape, they are either velcro or the bra strap method.
8. What is a Lace Front?
A Lace Front wig is a wig that has a thin, almost invisible lace material, which has hairs (or synthetic fibers) tied in one by one to create a natural hairline and the illusion of “hair” growing from one's scalp. This is ideal for off-the-face styling.
Note: A lace front will increase the cost of a wig. This does not mean that a Lace Front Wig is better than a non-Lace Front wig.
9. What is a Mono -Top or Monofilament top?
Monofilament refers to the wig cap construction. Monofilament wigs are made by hand-knotting hair into sections in the top portion of a cap, which is made from fine sheer material. This allows for multi-directional parting while providing the appearance of natural growth.
10. What is a Lace Part?
Lace Part refers to the area at the crown of the wig where one would part their hair to reveal a fine sheer mesh that has hair fibers that are hand-sewn to create a realistic part. The result is hair that appears to be growing out of the scalp. A Lace Part is usually an upgraded feature in wigs. Lace Part wigs are usually more affordable than a traditional monofilament wig.
11. Do I need to use any adhesives or glue with my Lace Front?
An adhesive is not necessary with a Lace Front wig. The Lace Front can be camouflaged by applying a bit of heat from your hand and pressing the fiber down to your hairline. Gently rub the lace with the pads of your fingers. Our clients like to dust the lace front area with their powder foundation when applying their makeup to seal the look.
12. What is Perma Tease ?
Perma Tease refers to a crimping effect done at the root of the wig to create a permanent volumized look. This height can lessen the time spent on styling your wig.
Perma Tease will not be found on monofilament wigs, partial monofilament wigs, hand tied wigs, or human hair wigs.
13. What is a Wigrip? How does it help me when I wear a wig?
The WiGrip Comfort Band will allow you to wear your wig or head scarf securely without the use of harsh glues, tapes, and clips. Wearing a WiGrip can prevent any tension you feel around the circumference of your head when wearing a wig all day. This thin grip band has a velcro closure that makes it very user friendly. It comes in three shades: tan, brown, and black. If you wear monofilament wigs or wigs with a lace front, there is an upgraded WiGrip that is more ideal for your preferred cap construction. Below is a photo of that version.
In the image above the section that is all lace would be where you line up your wigs lace part, so that the Lace WiGrip blends seamlessly.
14. What is a topper?
A topper is a hairpiece that is meant to instantly transform your look by adding volume, body and coverage to fine or thinning hair. Many individuals need just a little something at the crown area, while others need something with a bit more coverage. Whatever stage of hair loss you are in, there is a topper for you.
Toppers are typically attached to your natural hair with small pressure-sensitive clips. The amount of clips will vary depending on the topper. Base size is the most important part about picking your topper, while the fiber type is second followed by the cap construction.
Below are some examples of different base sizes in toppers.
15. Is Heat-Friendly better than Synthetic fibers?
Heat Friendly is not necessarily better than Synthetic Fiber wigs. The choice will depend on your needs because each has different benefits.
For example, some of us spend time in the kitchen and tend to open the oven. If you are wearing a Synthetic wig, this is a big NO NO. Wherever the heat hits the wig, even if it's for a short period of time, there will be ends and pieces that kink, shrink, and give you a matted look. In this scenario a Heat Friendly wig will be able to withstand that brief interaction with the oven. The same thing goes for heat lamps when you are seated outside at that fancy restaurant enjoying the fresh air. Do not sit too close if your wig is synthetic.
Synthetic wigs are going to be the most affordable and are known for being Shake-and-Go wigs. This means very minimal styling is required.
If you are the type of wig wearer that wants style options, Heat Friendly might be the way to go for you. With the flexibility to change your look with heat tools (i.e. hair curlers or straighteners) there are more ways to wear “your” hair. Keep your heat tools no higher than 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Watch a few youtube videos on how to keep curls in tact so you get the idea before you try it out. Price point on Heat Friendly wigs will be a bit more than Synthetic wigs but by far less that true Human Hair wigs.
16. What is FLEXLITE® Fiber?
FlexLite is a fine, 24-denier fiber from Gabor. These fibers eliminate weight and volume while still giving you coverage.
FlexLite wigs are designed using Personal Fit™ Cap construction. This construction makes the wigs light, cool and comfortable. You also get the look and feel of natural human hair.
EXAMPLE WIG: EG PINNACLE LACE FRONT
17. What is NATURLITE:
Naturlite is a unique blend of certified synthetic fibers that is exclusive to Tony of Beverlys.
EXAMPLE WIG: TOB GRIFFIN