No, long gone are the days of the full scalp, hot and sticky wigs that women wore in the 60’s and 70’s. Today, wigs are made with a variety of scalp constructions that all allow for proper cooling of the head. Most wigs alternate rows of wefted hair and plenty of open space for your head to breathe. Upgraded wigs have a natural scalp material with hairs sewn on to it, leaving many passage ways for air to flow. Synthetic fibers are so lightweight, than an entire wig only weighs a few ounces. HUman hair wigs and soft and comfortable, and are no more dense than an average head of hair.
Will my insurance pay for my wig?
Many insurance companies will reimbursed up to 100% of the money you spend on your wig. At Paris Wigs, we guide you through the process of billing your insurance for a reimbursement. You will need to provide the following documents from your doctor: Prescription for a Cranial Prosthesis, Diagnosis code, and a copy of your insurance card and drivers license. Then we can write up a cranial prosthesis receipt for you to submit for reimbursement.
How do I wash and style my wig?
As a generalization, wigs and hair extensions only need to be washed every 30 times that you wear them. Start by filling up your sink with cool water and adding a cap full of synthetic or human hair shampoo, depending on the fiber of your wig or extensions. Gently swish and sway your wig or extensions in the water until they are clean. Rinse wig thoroughly. Follow same instructions but with conditioner. Rinse out the conditioner and hang your wig on a skirt hanger by the tag to air dry if it is synthetic, or on the styrofoam head if it is Human hair. When dry, brush your wig and style as usual. Synthetic hair does not need any blowdrying or curling as the original style bounces back. Human hair needs to be touched up with a flat iron or curling iron after washing. Paris Wigs offers same day and next day service if you would us to professionally wash, condition, and style your hairpiece.
Do I have to be bald to wear wigs?
Absolutely not! Women with many different types of hair wear wigs.
What is a topper or top piece?
A topper and a top piece are essentially the same thing. It is a hair piece usually placed at the crown of the head for added fullness.
What is the difference between a topper and a wig?
A topper is a hair piece that is designed for the crown area and usually clips onto your biological hair. A wig is a full piece that covers all of your hair and functions as a complete hairstyle.
Why would I choose a topper over a full wig?
Toppers are a great solution for many reasons. If you are looking for voluminous hair for a special event, or you are thinning in the crown area but have hair on the sides and back of your head, or if you are looking for more fullness and are just thinning a little. A high quality topper is very lightweight and comfortable. Toppers are virtually undetectable because your own hair is visible. A topper is also great for pulling hair back away from the face or off of the shoulders and can be put into a ponytail. Toppers like wigs are also available in both human hair and synthetic.
Can I use heat curling iron or flat iron on my new synthetic wig?
Yes and No… Traditional synthetic wigs are not heat style-able. Some wigs are made with a heat friendly material they are usually labeled as so.