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Can I color my wig / hairpiece?
Coloring my New Wig or Hairpiece
Do you buy human hair?
Hair Donation Programs
No…Sorry we do not buy hair. But we know of some great programs that accept Hair Donations:
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How do I choose a color that matches my hair? Can I send you a sample?
Choosing the Right Color
How do I Choose a Wig?
Choosing A Wig
How do I choose the right hairpieces?
Choosing the Right Hairpiece
In choosing between a wig and a hairpiece you must know the benefits of each. While full coverage wigs can often feel like the obvious or only solution for your hair-loss needs it is to be mentioned that there are many types of hairpieces that can give you just the right amount of coverage you need. There are Clip-In Bangs/Fringe, ¾ cap hairpieces (a.k.a. falls), ponytails, extensions, hair additions and integration pieces.
How do I know what size wig will fit me?
What Size Wig Will Fit Me?
VIDEO: How to Measure a head for a wig by Jon Renau
Most people wear “average” sized wig caps. However, if you feel that the average cap will not suit you, click here for instructions on how to measure your head to determine a better cap size.
Please also note that all wigs can be adjusted to fit your needs. Wig caps will have Velcro tabs or plastic sizing hooks located in the back which can be tightened or loosened for fit. If you wig is still too large, you can secure it with bobby pins.
At Lori’s Wigsite we are able to custom size any wig of your choice as well.
All sales are final for this service.
How do I put on my new wig?
Easiest Way to Put On A Wig
How do I send in a hair sample for you to match my own hair color?
Hair Samples for Color Matching
Please send all hair samples and orders via Regular Mail to:
Lori's WigSite c/o Mo Hefnawy
P.O. Box 377718
Ocean View, HI 96737
How long should a wig last?
How Long Do Wigs Last?
How often do I wash my hairpiece or full wig?
Washing my Hairpiece or Full Wig
Wash your new human hair or synthetic hairpiece-toupee at least once a week, depending on your daily activities. Many people find it easier to have more than one hairpiece, not only to provide additional styles, but also to allow proper time for cleaning and drying.
How to Choose the Right Wig?
How To Choose The Right Wig
When choosing a wig it is important to consider the following: the type of hair/fiber (human hair, synthetic or heat defiant synthetic), style & texture , cap size (Lori's Wigsite offers a service for custom sizing if needed), cap construction (hand tied, lace front, monofilament or wefted) and color (Lori's Wigsite offers a free service where you may send in a hair sample where we will do our best to match the sample to a color in the style you are looking at).
For more detailed information please watch our VIDEO ON CHOOSING A WIG CAP, or view our WIG FAQs.
What are Non-Slip Wig Kits?
Non-Slip Wig Kits
Any wig with this special
By incorporating a very special material called "artificial skin", Non-Slip Wig Kit-enhanced wigs are lightweight and comfortable. No petroleum products are used, which makes them non-allergenic. The wig naturally adheres to your scalp via strategically placed Non-Slip Wig Kit strips around the interior of the cap, using the heat of your body instead of glue or tape.
Non-Slip Wig Kit-enhanced wigs can be worn by everyone, but they adhere best when the hairs are less than 2" in length.
Our customers who have Alopecia swear by this Non-Slip Wig Kit material.
If you prefer to not use our Non-Slip Wig Kit service you may sew the Non-Slip Wig Kit material into your wig cap yourself, for only $65.00.
The kit comes with 11 strips of varying widths & lengths:
The strips are to be sewn into the underside of the wig cap, using the above template (at the top of this page) for the strips placement.
Since each wig cap differs, you can cut these strips to match the correct area of placement on your own wig cap.
Most of the strips are to be sewn into the perimeter (outside edge) of the cap, while the smaller thinner strips should be sewn alongside the inner wefting area (if applicable) of your wig cap. The medium strips should be placed along the ear tabs, The larger strips should be placed along the front & bottom (nape) section.
*When sewing these strips into the cap, it doesn’t make a difference which side of the Non-Slip Wig Kit strip you use.
What are the different types of human hair?
Different Types of Human Hair
Human hair types vary from rough (lower-end quality) to the almost silky soft (higher-end quality). The human hair in today’s market has three primary origins:
• Asian Hair: This hair is mainly from China and Indonesia. It is a thicker, courser hair, which is naturally straight with very little wave or bend to it. Since the hair is thicker, it can be quite difficult to alter the style. This type of hair is ideal for someone who is looking for a straight style with little or no wave.
• Indian Hair: Hair from India is the most popular for the Caucasian market. It is very close to European hair, but not as expensive. It has a finer texture to it, and has a natural soft wave pattern.
• European Hair: European Hair is the most desired hair, as it is the finest quality hair that you can buy in today’s market. It is also the most natural looking hair for the Caucasian customer. The texture is outstanding and feels exquisite to the touch. European hair is very durable and will last longer due to the high quality. However, this type of hair is very hard to find in the market, making it the most expensive.
Besides the origin of the human hair, there are also two types of human hair used for making wigs and hairpieces:
• Mixed Human Hair (the standard human hair used): This hair is purchased from the market in large bundles with the hairs facing different directions. The hair is then processed to remove the cuticle from the hair shaft in order to minimize matting and tangling. This will weaken the hair, and may cause it to become dry and frizzy after a period of time.
• Remy Human Hair: Remy human hair is the complete hair strand, including the cuticle, and has not been weakened by “stripping” (a process used by most companies to force unnatural hair direction). When human hair is labeled as “Remy”, it means that the hair used has been collected from individuals with all of the hair follicles and cuticles facing the same direction. It is then sewn into the wig or hairpiece also with all of the follicles facing the same direction. This means the hair is stronger and silkier in appearance & texture. All of the highest quality human hair wigs and hairpieces will be made of this Remy Human Hair.
Note: Remy hair is also referred to as “virgin hair” or “cut hair”.
*Please watch these informative videos (produced by Jon Renau) on:
Difference Between Chinese, Indian & European Human Hair
The Difference Between Remy & Non-Remy Human Hair
What does "Heat Friendly" or "Heat Resistant" synthetic hair mean?
"Heat Friendly" or "Heat Resistant" Synthetic Hair
There are primarily two different types of fibers used for synthetic hair; Standard Fiber and Heat Friendly Fiber (also known as Heat Resistant Fiber & HD Heat Defiant). The advantage of wearing synthetic wigs and hairpieces (other than affordability) is that the majority is ready to wear right out of the box. They require minimal styling or no styling at all. They are made with memory curl, so even after washing, the original curl pattern will remain.
What is a Cranial Prosthesis?
What is a Cranial Prosthesis?
Reclaim your life with a Cranial Prosthesis
by Angela Rose
"You have cancer." These three little words have devastated the hearts of millions. Few diagnoses are as chilling to receive or as difficult to accept. As the mind of the patient is overwhelmed with a tumult of questions, one seemingly insignificant rises to the forefront; "Will I lose my hair?"
For many of us, our hair is our crowning glory, the one feature of which we have always been (though often secretly) proud. Sure, we may battle it and berate it, using blow dryer and curling irons to style it into submission, admiring curly locks when ours are stick-straight and vice versa. But we are as loyal to our stubborn tresses as to our best friend, making up after every disagreement with gently strokes from our brushes.
The loss of our hair from a cancer treatment such as chemotherapy, unavoidable heredity, or a medical condition such as Alopecia or Trichotillomania results in the loss of much more than the biomaterial that protects our scalps. Women who suffer from hair loss may feel demoralized, depressed and begin to withdraw from the world. They may feel anxious or saddened by their appearance, avoiding social situations and activities they once enjoyed.
While some studies have shown that the emotional state of cancer patients actually has no influence on their survival rate, depression and anxiety can severely impede quality of life.
If hair is causing you to feel depressed, anxious and withdrawn, there is something you can do to reclaim your life- and your insurer may even pay for it.
*If you know your Insurance Provider covers the cost of a Cranial Prosthesis -
At checkout, please be sure to "check off" the section for us to send (via email) the "Cranial Prosthesis Paperwork".
You'll submit this paperwork (along with your Doctor's prescription) to your insurance company for their reimbursement.
What is the difference between heat defiant (HD) and synthetic hair?
Difference Between Heat Defiant (HD) & Synthetic Hair
Heat defiant (HD) wigs also known as: (heat friendly, heat resistant) these wigs are crafted from unique synthetic fibers that can stand up to high heat. They are safely manipulated by curling irons, straighteners and other heated tools, so they allow you to recreate your look each day just as you would with real hair.
Raquel Welch Tru2Life synthetic fiber can be styled using a flat iron or curling iron, up to 350 degrees.
Some HD wigs even mix real hair in with the synthetic fibers, creating an authentic softness and added flexibility for styling. These hairpieces take the versatility of full-lace synthetic wigs to a new level and allow you to feel more confident in the quality of your hair.
Regular (non heat resistant) Synthetic hair fibers cannot be exposed to any heat sources. For example, while wearing these types of wigs, they shouldn't be exposed to (hot: open ovens, BBQs or car engines) since it can damage the fibers by singeing the ends, making them appear burnt, fried or fizzy.
...Though our synthetic wigs are still very popular, these regular
Find the one that best suits your individual needs with our huge selection of both Heat resistant and regular synthetic wigs.
*Though we do suggest that all wigs be cut or trimmed for the most natural appearance.
What is the Non-Slip Wig Kit Add-On Service?
Non-Slip Wig Kit Add-On Service
What kind of wig cap construction is most suitable for me?
Most Suitable Wig Cap Construction
Video on How to Choose the Right Wig Cap Design by Jon Renau
Additional Information Below:
Quality construction can be the key factor when choosing any wig. Since there are so many types of wig cap constructions, Lori’s Wigsite is here to provide you the information pertaining to these wigs, hairpieces, integration pieces and related products to help you determine which will work best for you.
The majority of 100% hand tied wigs usually incorporate the monofilament material into the top section of the cap. Some machine made wigs are also made with the hand tied monofilament top, leaving the sides and back made with the open wefts (wefts are ribbon-like bands that the hairs are attached to by a machine). This basically combines the best of both designs; light and airy like the machine made wigs, but also hand tied top to allow styling versatility.
*Some of our most popular synthetic monofilament brands in this category are Amore, Envy, Raquel Welch, Jon Renau & Louis Ferre
For some wonderful Human hair hand tied wigs, view these collections Impressions, Wig Pro, Jon Renau & Louis Ferre.
Some human hair and a few synthetic wigs offer Full Lace Front caps. These wigs will look the most natural and will be undetectable. They are crafted to maximize breathability as well as added comfort. The special transitional density of the front hairline is done to replicate the natural pattern of growing hair.
Some highlights of a Full Lace Front wig are:
Some highlights of Lace Front wigs are:
What's the difference - human hair vs. synthetic fibers?
Difference Between Human hair vs. Synthetic Fibers
Human hair and synthetic hair both have their advantages. Human hair is more costly, but it is very versatile. It can be colored, curled or even permed to achieve the desired style. Although human hair is the optimum choice for most customers, it does require daily styling (just like your own hair). Over time, the hair color can sometimes start to fade, but his can be remedied by having your stylist deposit color to bring it back to its original color.
Why would I need a wig cap liner?
Using a Wig Cap Liner for Putting on a Wig
Will wearing a hairpiece or full wig ruin my existing hair?
Wearing Wigs Won't Hurt your Own Hair
Have No Fear...wearing wigs or mens hair units won't hurt your existing hair. Nor will Wearing a women's hairpiece or men's (