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Wig Frequently Asked Questions

This page answers frequently asked questions pertaining to wigs, hairpieces and related products -- including how to measure, wear and care for them.  
  • For answers to customer service related issues, such as ordering, shipping, exchanges, etc., please visit our Customer Service page.
  • For definitions of terms used in the product descriptions, please visit the Glossary page.)
  1. How do I determine if I need a petite or average size wig?
  2. Can the wig be made bigger or smaller to better fit my head?
  3. Will wearing a wig ruin my natural hair?
  4. Why do I need a wig cap?
  5. Can I wear my wig while cooking and using the oven?
  6. How do I put on my new wig?
  7. How do I clean my new wig?
  8. How often do I wash my wig?
  9. How do I wash and care for my new Human Hair wig?
  10. Can I use regular mousse with my new wig?
  11. Can I send in a hair sample for you to match my color?
  12. Do you buy human hair?
  13. What are your Hours of Operation?
  14. Why have your Rene of Paris/Noriko & Louis Ferre wigs gone up in price?

1. How do I determine if I need a "petite" or "average" size wig?

Most people wear "average". If in doubt, click here for instructions on how to measure your head.

2. Can the wig be made bigger or smaller to better fit my head?

Yes, all wigs can be adjusted to fit your needs, by tightening or loosening the Velcro tabs, located in the back. If your wig is still too large, secure it with bobby pins.

At Lori's Wigsite we are able to custom size any wig of your choice.
Please click here to measure your head http://www.wigsite.com/measure.html
The cost is $45.00 & ($125.00 hand tied wigs), but the sale does become final once altered.

This process can take up to two weeks for completion. All sales are final for this service.
At the time of purchase, when checking out, (under the special instructions section of the online order form), please type in the exact measurements, so we may custom size the piece for you, thus authorizing us to charge your card the $30.00 fee for custom sizing.

3. Will wearing a wig ruin my natural hair?

Wearing a wig will not damage your own hair!

4. Why do I need a wig cap?

Some women feel more comfortable wearing a wig cap for security reasons. A wig cap can also be used by those with long hair that needs to be secured back.

5. Can I wear my wig while cooking and using the oven?

When cooking, please be sure not to open the oven, dish washer or BBQ, while wearing your wig. Also, try not to expose the wig to any other heat source, such as a blow dryer, curling iron, flat iron, or even the clothes dryer, etc.

6. How do I put on my new wig?

The two ear tabs must be centered; the wig should sit right at your natural hairline. It should be worn behind the ears, not over them. Pull the nape of the neck all the way down. Tuck excess hair behind your ears. Always tease the front of the hairline down towards your face and trim bangs if needed. Basically, tease the hairs in the direction you desire.

7. How do I clean my new wig?

First, gently pick or comb wig out thoroughly before washing it. Then wet wig completely with cold water, work shampoo in and leave in for 5 minutes. Then, rinse it out with cold water and thoroughly blot dry with a towel. Follow with conditioner; leave it in for 5 minutes, rinse and towel dry. Leave the wig on a towel or wig stand to dry over night at room temperature. Do not comb or brush your wig when itís wet! When it is completely dry, simply brush into your desired style.

~To remove hair spray build-up from your wig or hairpiece, place  1/4 cup of baking soda in a bowl (or sink basin) with COLD water, let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse out, then follow above directions for shampooing and conditioning the wig as normal.

8. How often do I wash my wig?

Wash your wig after wearing it 10-12 times.

9. How do I wash and care for my new 100% Human Hair wig?

Important: Never Submerge in Bowl or Sink!

~Wash every 2-3 weeks unless needed more often.

(Please note that Biolage products by Matrix, do not work well on the human hair wigs- do not use these products.)

Hold wig straight or place Human hair wig on wig stand, before wetting or washing, brush well, section by section.

Spray wig carefully, using only cold water in a downward motion until wet.
Use a wide-tooth comb and comb through the shampoo, rinse well with sprayer. Do not rub hair in circular motion during shampoo process.

GENTLY, comb through wig Conditioner and rinse well, blot dry with towel.

Spray "It's a ten", leave on conditioner (do not rinse out).

Place on wig stand, set with foam rollers; or allow to air dry.
Natural air-drying is best to maintain hair quality & shine. Once it's 80% dry, then blow it out using a low setting.

Once completely dry, you can use hot rollers, a curling iron or flat iron on the lowest setting only.

Important! Allow wig to dry naturally! To restyle your human hair wig, you may use a blow dryer, flat iron or curling iron (on the low heat setting). Or you may use steam rollers. Spray on a "leave in conditioner" to your human hair wig; every other day to keep it moist.

More Tips...

1. When brushing, always start brushing at the ends working up to the root area. Always brush gently, excessive brushing or force will cause hair breakage.

2. Friction from couch or pillows may cause the hair to tangle (use a silk pillowcase).

3. ALWAYS rinse root area well. Conditioners or shampoos remaining at the root area will cause bacteria to grow, ultimately, the hair will break off.

4. Hot or very warm water will damage the hair shaft, causing the hair to tangle and look dry. Always use cold water.

5. When you remove your wig, place it on a wig stand to maintain the shape.

6. SWIMMING- Always wear a cap. Chlorine will cause the hair to become dry & brittle and tangle. The wig must be washed and conditioned immediately following.

7. Sauna- Wrap hair in a cold, wet towel before entering. Let air-dry.

8. Sleeping- NEVER Sleep in wet hair. Hair should be completely dry before retiring. For best results, remove wig before sleeping.

9. Exercise- We recommend first brushing hair thoroughly from the ends to roots. Spray with "It's a ten" or "La Gem" leave in conditioner, proceed to create a few large braids or brush hair into a ponytail (secure with coated fasteners). Hair should be shampooed following intense activities.
*Click Here For the best way too to care for Our Wig Pro pieces.

10. Can I use regular mousse with my new wig?

You can use regular mousse daily on synthetic and human hair wigs for extra body and a more natural look and feel.

11. Can I send in a hair sample for you to match my color?

Yes, Lori's Wigsite will be happy to help you select the right color by matching your hair sample to the closest available wig/hairpiece color. For complete instructions, please see our Customer Service page.

12. Do you buy human hair?

No, we do not buy hair. However, you can get more information by visiting http://www.aaawigbiz.com/hairsell.htm#Manufacturers. Please note that we are not affiliated with this company in any way.

You may also donate your hair to Children with hairloss, a wonderful charity that provides wigs to disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss.

13. What are your hours of operation?

We are available Monday - Friday from 9 AM- 5 PM

 (Eastern Standard Time). Due to the wig manufacturers being closed on the weekends, Lori's Wigsite will be closed on Saturday and Sunday as well.

All orders received on Friday (after 12 PM) will be filled the following business day (Monday). All phone calls that are placed over the weekend will be returned on the following business day.

Thank you for complying. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you soon.

   14. Recently, some wig manufacturers, started implementing a new pricing structure for all Ecommerce "Wig" websites to follow accordingly.
In order for Lori's Wigsite to continue to sell their high quality products, we had to raise our prices, and adhere to their strict new guidelines.
If you are interested in purchasing one of these wigs by: Rene of Paris/Noriko (synthetic or Human hair wigs), please add to cart to receive the special discount of
(-35% off.)

Thank you for choosing Lori's Wigsite, we appreciate your business and look forward to serving you throughout the future!

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