Wig FAQs

What is the price range of the wigs you carry?

Synthetic wigs: Start at $185
Synthetic mono top wigs: $315 – $600
Human hair wigs: $350 – $1,000

I will be having chemotherapy. Do you carry both wigs and scarves? 
Yes, we carry wigs and a nice selection of Buff scarves. Do visit My Left Breast prior to starting your treatments. This will allow us time to find the most appropriate wig and headwear that suits you and your lifestyle. Our customers tell us their wig choices have even fooled family and friends!

How do I choose between synthetic and human hair wigs?
This is a personal choice and really depends on the individual’s preference, but it’s largely decided by the care required. Synthetic wigs may require less care than human hair wigs. 

How do I care and handle a synthetic wig?

  • Avoid all heat sources (i.e.., stay away from ovens, barbecues, hairdryers, curling irons as heat will damage the wig fibres.)
  • Limit the time the wig rubs against collars (rubbing against collars can fray the wig’s ends)
  • Place your wig on a wig stand when you’re not wearing, it as this will allow the wig to air dry. 
  • Prior to placing the wig on your head, hold the wig with your hand inside and give it a shake.

Washing your synthetic wig
You should cleanse your synthetic wig every ten to fourteen wears.

  1. Gently brush wig or hairpiece to remove teasing or tangles, using a wig brush or loop brush.
  2. Add one teaspoonful of specially formulated wig shampoo to two quarts of cold water (never hot water)
  3. Soak for 3 – 5 minutes, then gently swish up and down. Do not rub.
  4. Rinse thoroughly in cold water.
  5. Apply wig conditioner.
  6. Rinse again in cold water.
  7. Pat gently with a towel.
  8. Place wig on wig stand.
  9. Allow to dry naturally and light brush wig when thoroughly dry.

How do I care for and handle a human hair wig?

Cleansing the human hair wig
As with your own hair, your human hair wig should be cleaned every 5 to 7 wears.

  1. Before shampooing, gently remove all tangles. If the hair is excessively tangled, use a spray-in conditioner. Start untangling from the bottom of the wig and work upwards.
  2. Always use a mild shampoo or one specially formulated for chemically-treated hair.
  3. Run the hair under warm water. Place a small amount of shampoo on your fingers and gently work the shampoo into the hair, stroking downwards from the weft base to the ends. Do not twist, scrub, or rub the hair. Use shampoo sparingly.
  4. Rinse thoroughly under warm water until the water runs clear. Be sure to rinse until all shampoo is removed, as improper rinsing could result in damage.

Conditioning the hair

  1. Place a small amount of conditioner in your hand. Gently work into the hair and let sit for three to five minutes.
  2. Rinse thoroughly in warm water.
  3. Gently towel blot to remove excess water.
  4. While wet, gently comb the hair to remove tangles. Using a large toothed comb, move in a downward motion away from the wefts and to the ends. Do not use a bristle brush on wet hair as it may pull out or break the hair.
  5. Hang to air dry, set in rollers or use a blow dryer on a low setting as desired.

Styling the hair

  1. Steam rollers or wet setting are the safest way to curl human hair.
  2. Blow dryers, curling irons and other thermal tools may be used on low settings. Remember the hair may scorch if the setting is too high.

Any cutting or chemical processes (perming or colour) of human hair wigs or hairpieces should be done by a professional stylist.

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