WIGS

UK information on our handmade wigs from Banbury

Choosing The Correct Wig Base

Face Shapes For Wigs

How to put on a wig

Handmade Wigs base types

Wefted base

Rows of fibre are joined together in the shape of a cap using elasticised strips. This is standard for our modern wigs and makes them easy to wear, comfortable and breathable. Soft velvet at front, nape and ear tabs enhances the comfort and Velcro tapes ensure a secure custom fit.

Monofilament

A fine mesh that fibre or hair is hand-tied onto to give the appearance that the hair or fibre is growing from your own scalp. Some wigs include a monofilament top, parting or crown on a wefted of hand-tied base.

Hand-tied base

Each strand of fibre or hair is individually hand threaded onto a very fine, lightweight lace base. This base gives the most realistic movement to the fibre and hair and looks just like the hair or fibre is growing from your own scalp.

Lace front

A fine lace added to the front of the wig to give a natural looking hairline.

Fitting your wig

All our handmade wigs come with adjusters, so they can be resized to fit anyone.
The adjusters are always located at the nape. The adjuster panel runs along the bottom edge of the wig and is often made from a soft material such as felt. There are a few different types of adjusters but they all work in the same way. For example, Velcro adjusters or clip adjusters.

On each side, from just behind the ear (near the side panels on either side) is a piece of stretchy soft elastic. Each piece of elastic is held in place via one or two loops that it passes through before ending at the nape. It is these ends that you use to tighten or loosen the wig. At the nape there is a small manufacturing label; use this as a guide for the middle of the nape panel.

To tighten the base of the wig, simply move the adjusters towards the label in the centre of the nape panel. Do this in small stages and keep trying the wig on to avoid over tightening.

To loosen the base of the wig, simply move the Velcro adjusters out away from the label. Again, do this in small stages and keep trying the wig on to see that is not too loose.

It is extremely important to get the fit right. If the wig is too tight it can start to ride up and feel like it is coming off. Similarly, if it is too loose it can cause the wig to move around and feel insecure.

Always make sure that the wig base never covers your ears, it must always lay flat to your head.

How long will the product last?
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:

Acrylic wigs and hairpieces can last from 4 months to 1 year, depending on a number of factors such as quality, construction and aftercare.

Human hair wigs and hairpieces can last for up to 1 year or even longer, depending on various factors such as quality, construction and aftercare.

Please note that longer wig will fizz more over time when in contact with clothing.

How long will the product last?

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:

Acrylic wigs and hairpieces can last from 4 months to 1 year, depending on a number of factors such as quality, construction and aftercare.

Human hair wigs and hairpieces can last for up to 1 year or even longer, depending on various factors such as quality, construction and aftercare.

Please note that longer wigs will fizz more over time when in contact with clothing.

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