Frequently asked questions about wig fitting and wig care
Just wondering What Average Size Is? Compared To What?
There are basically 3 wig fitting sizes: Large, Average, and Petite. All the wigs are adjustable, so average is a one size fits most type of size. It will fit anyone except unusually large or small heads. The best way to judge your size is to compare it to buying a hat.
Fitting Your Wig
We have a clip available on the web site and a DVD available with a step-by-step guide on wig fitting so that you can look your best. If you do not put it on correctly, it may not seem to fit, or it might feel awkward or uncomfortable. Sometimes we find that people don’t pull them all the way down in the back or they pull them too far down in the front or sit them on top of their head–like they are wearing a hat–which isn’t the correct way to put them on. Check out the video guide for more on wig fitting.
Do I Have To Style Them?
Synthetic wigs are all pre-styled so that all you need to do is just shake them out and finger comb them through, a spritz with our spray conditioner really brings the wig to life and allows you to finger style the wig and gives a natural look and finish. Our real human hair wigs however are set on rollers at the factory, they are not styled here in our salon. The style that you see in our Purely wigs brochure will be as close as possible to the human hair wig that you will receive. If you were to choose a Real Hair custom made wig then the styling is carried out during the making of the wig and finished here with our specially trained hairdressing team.
With synthetic wigs the style stays even after you wash it, 100% human hair wigs will need to be re-set or styled just as you would with your natural hair.
A skin top is a plastic looking scalp somewhat like a doll’s head, but more flexible. Some are partial and have partings already made into the skin top that cannot be changed. Some are full skin tops and can be parted anywhere.
Mono-top wigs are made of a thin silky transparent fabric with hairs individually tied into it, making it look very natural and realistic. This can be parted in any direction and is far more adaptable.
How Long Will My Wig Last?
A wig can last for a few months right up to several years. Just like shoes, it depends on how well you treat them, and how often you wear them. On average a synthetic wig will last between 3 – 6 months with constant wear. Human hair wigs will last on average up to 12 months. To prolong the life of your synthetic or real hair wig it is essential to use the correct products on them, we have a custom-made range that will work with your wig and will ensure that it stays looking great for the longest possible time.
We sell wigs from several manufacturers and most of them are average. There is an adjustment on the nape to tighten or loosen the wig. Many people like to wear the wig looser than normal so that it is more comfortable. To keep the wig from moving, toupee clips can be sewn in. Or if there is no hair on the head to clip to, toupee tape can secure the piece. Contact us if you have any questions about wig fitting.
Caring For Your Wig
Lightly brush through and gently remove any tangles using our wig brush. Do not pull or drag the fibre.
Fill your sink, or large bowl with enough cool water to submerge your wig. Pour a capful of our wig shampoo in the water. Soak your wig for 3-5 minutes. Gently swirl without rubbing.
Remove the wig from the water. Rinse the wig under running cold water, until the water runs clear from the shampoo. Either use running water from a tap, or perhaps a shower attachment. Then blot the wig with a towel, but do not rub the wig or ring it out.
Comb through very lightly. There are two ways to condition your wig:
- Banbury Postiche Spray on Conditioner: Simply spray onto your wig after rinsing and leave to dry naturally.
- Banbury Postiche Conditioner: After rinsing, Pour a capful of the conditioner into the water. Soak your wig for 3-5 minutes. Gently swirl without rubbing. Do not rinse out though. Leave to dry naturally.
Comb through your wig very lightly. Place the wig on either a poly head, or a wig stand to dry naturally overnight. Fibre wigs will maintain their style after being washed.
When your wig is dry use your fingers or a wide tooth comb to style the fibres. You may also wish to define the layers/curls with synthetic safe styling products.