Care & styling of your wig
We have 25 years of experience in styling and cutting wigs!
To Book an appointment or for general enquiries about our Wig Styling and Cutting Services please call 023 9266 2156 or email – [email protected]
We have a PRIVATE FITTING ROOM available in our show studio at; 179 LONDON ROAD, NORTH END, PORTSMOUTH, PO2 9AE.
We are closed on Wednesdays
- Most wigs need personalising to suit the individual-you
- Wigs can be THINNED-shortened-LAYERED-TEXTURED
- On purchasing or receiving an acrylic fibre wig on the NHS from us we CUT IT FOR FREE!!
When your wig arrives it will be a little compressed from the journey and will need to be awakened!
How to put on your wig;
1 Hold the wig in front of you with the fringe/front facing your stomach. Put your thumbs either side of the label which is the back of the wig, or on the Velcro’s tabs.
2 Slip the wig on, almost aiming for your eyebrows! This will help it get a grip on your forehead, lift the wig over the back of your head, but leaving your ears on the outside!
3 Gently wiggle/push wig to your hairline (this is approx 4 fingers width from the brow bone).
4 Check the ear tabs are level and are bowed inwards so they curve with your face.
5 If required hold a few hairs in the fringe area and gently arrange the style as required.
Wigs and pieces usually require some personalising, to suit the individual.
Sometimes all it will require is a slight fringe trim, but we can also taper, thin, shorten or texture a style if required.
We have over 25 years experience of cutting wigs.
Natalie has attended the Trevor Sorbie inspired My New Hair course, a nurse lead training seminar in wigs and emotional effects of Chemotherapy.
Cutting & Styling of wigs. Most wigs will need to be cut into shape to suit you, not all wigs need a complete restyle, by taking you straight to the nearest style, you will be easily trimmed into shape.
Brushing out your Wig
Gently brush through to fluff-up the fibres into the desired shape.
Using a wig brush, and styling products especially for fibre wigs.
Regular hair products will be too sticky and will not brush out.
Styling your Wig
Styling your wig – use a wide toothed brush, ideal for your handbag.
Give your wig movement & texture with the fiber hairspray, don`t brush the wig too straight!
Do not feel the brush on your scalp, gently brush through the fibers as not to pull the wig off or to unknot the hairs from the cap.
Avoid harsh edges and straight lines as this can make the wig look too set.
We can sometimes re-curl or help relax a style too.
We can show you how to wear an up style, or how to change the look from day wear to evening wear.
Achieve this look using fiber Gel spray and fingers.
Avoid the curtain look!
Washing your Wig
You would wash the wig if worn every day about every 7 – 10 wears, wash more frequently if you perspire heavily or wear foundation make up.
You could use our Wig Liners. These provide comfort and help eliminate sweat and perspiration, by absorbing it into the liner instead of the wig.
Keep the fibre wig away from direct heat, such as oven heat , hair dryers or straighteners on you fibre wig, as it will melt! Be cautious when smoking, this can singe the fringe!
Sunshine is ok, but as with any material fibre, it will cause premature fading of the colour.
Human Hair shampoo and styling products are not recommended for fibre wigs. Using the incorrect products will destroy the life of the wig.
For example, using human hairspray on the wig will make it sticky and brittle, it will not brush out!
Please invest in the appropriate products to help maintain the life and lustre of your wig.
Never attempt to colour/bleach/perm your fiber wig. It will cause irreparable damage.
Washing a synthetic fibre wig.
Brush out any tangles before washing. Use cool water, immerse the wig completely.
Add a cap full of fibre shampoo to the water & agitate.
You may need to wash the wig a couple of times to remove make up and scalp oils.
Leave to soak for a couple of minutes in the soapy water.
Rinsing out your Wig removing all the shampoo in cold water
Conditioning Your Wig
Conditioning your wig for long lasting looks and long life.
Fill the bowl with a little cold water.
Add a little Fibre conditioner to the final rinse; gently shake the excess water from the wig.
Do not brush at this stage, place on the wig frame and allow to dry naturally. Heat will cause the fibres to melt.
Drying will usually take 10-12 hours. A second wig will be required if the wig is worn every day. Or if you needed one in an emergency or a new one would look recently styled and have an older one as your everyday informal look.
Blot the wig in a towel to take off the excess water.
DO NOT RUB! Do not brush the wig when wet.
Place on a wig frame/stand to aid drying the wig and to help freshen it up whilst not wearing it. A polystyrene head will slow the drying process as you are not allowing the air to circulate through the wig. Do not allow it to dry flat on a surface.
No setting or styling is required. The style will reform once dry to whatever it looked like before washing.
Restoring shine and sparkle / DETANGLING long fibre
Once the wig is COMPLETELY DRY you can brush the wig through gently.
On long fibre it tends to become matted with age/friction frizz from garments.
Before attempting to detangle, we recommend using the fibre oil to lubricate the fibre, and then gently untangle.
Wigs made of synthetic fibres may well experience fibre friction; the extent of this depends on the length of the wig and the environment in which the wig is subjected to.
FIBRE FRICTION IS NOT A FAULT but a natural occurrence in synthetic wig products and will increase with wear.
Natural head movement allows the fibres to rub together or rub against other materials being worn, this creates a static charge in the fibre which causes the ends to frizz and in some cases to tangle.
The longer the hair – the more prevalent the problem.
Fibre friction is usually confined to the underside of the wig and at the ends of the fibre and could start from the first day of wear.
Ways of reducing fibre friction.
1. Ensure no synthetic garments are in contact with the wig when being worn.
2. Use conditioning sprays regularly in the areas most vulnerable to fibre friction (underneath the back as well as in the neckline).
3. Always allow synthetic wigs to dry naturally and use a conditioner prior to brushing.
This note is for our guidance only.
An aged wig lacks shine. By applying the Fibre oil spray all over it helps restore this look.
Human hair questions and answers.
How must the hair quality be maintained?
The hair should always be cleaned under running water and never placed in a water bath.
It can be cared for with quality products for damaged/permed chemically treated hair products. It should be washed according to the frequency in which it is worn. This can be based on the care of the customers own hair. Human hair wigs have no natural oils in them, so leave in conditioners are a must, to help maintain the elasticity of the hair.
At which temperature should the hair be blow-dried, straightened, etc?
This again can be based on the customers own hair. The temperature should be kept as low as possible in order to not strain the hair unnecessarily.
Can the human hair be coloured/ bleached?
Our collections offer a wide range of colours. Should none of these be suitable you can of course dye the wig, or highlight in the desired colour. Please remember any chemical process will weaken the already coloured hair. We recommend you take a test snipping to first see the end result and the quality of the hair texture after the colouring process to minimalize any mistakes!
Please note that the dye can affect the colour of the base.
How to Cut the Hair Properly?
If you are in the position that you have to cut the wig there is no limit. We recommend you use a
professional to cut the hair. Be careful not to damage the base when cutting with scissors.
Can the hair be back-combed?
We do not recommend to back-combing as it can permanently damage the hair structure.
Is it possible to perm a human hair wig?
In order for the hair to fall naturally beautiful, our human hair wigs have been given a natural wave. For this reason, we strongly advise not to apply a perm. If you have the necessary experience to do so you can use a soft perm, which will not damage the wig, this can be done using curlers.
How long does a human hair wig last?
To avoid friction we recommend not wearing a wig in bed.
How long a human hair wig lasts depends on various factors: how often it is worn, environment, work, environment and general handling.is crucial for the longevity of a human hair wig.
It is the condition of the base, which doesn’t differ very much if you compare it to a top class synthetic hair wig. Some customers may be heavier handed with their wigs than others. All of these things can affect how long the wig will last. Care for your wig as you would your own hair. Use products to prolong the life of your wig remembering that a human hair wig will not grow so the hair on them needs nourishing regularly to keep them in tip top condition. Use wax and serum, leave in conditioners to lubricate the hair and smooth the cuticle.
Do you have to protect a human hair wig from the sun or the rain?
A human hair wig is just as sensitive to sunlight like your own hair. The customer should be advised that sunlight stresses the hair and a natural regeneration of the scalp does not happen with a wig. Just as your own hair would react to humidity and rain, it reverts to its natural state.