1. Can My Wig Be Colored?
Synthetic wigs cannot absorb color, but some human hair wigs can. However, even human hair wigs undergo a lot of processing when being made, making the process of coloring a wig that you purchase very complicated. Most human hair wigs are made from Asian hair and the processing used to transform the hair does not take color easily. Human hair wigs made from European hair will accept color better because they undergo less processing, but it is still a very tricky process. If you choose to try to color your wig, be sure to go to a professional colorist who is experienced in dying human hair wigs. Also be advised that coloring your wig can cause the fibers to break down faster due to the additional processing on already highly processed hair, shortening the lifespan of your wig. Please note that some human hair wigs are dyed with textile dyes. If your wig has been treated in this way during processing, your wig should not be colored. We do offer wigs in a wide variety of colors including highlighted and lowlighted shades to help you avoid the need to color your wig.
Pro Tip: If you have your wig dyed, we recommend only dying the wig a darker color, not lighter.
2. Can I Shower or Swim in My Wig?
We do not recommend wearing your wig during showering or swimming. Your wig can become very tangled and matted when worn in the shower or pool and attempting to remove the matting can cause damage or breakage. Pool chemicals and saltwater can damage wig fibers and cause them to break down quickly, lessening the lifespan of your wig. Chemical reactions can also cause your wig to change colors.
3. Can I Sleep in My Wig?
We do not recommend sleeping in your wig. The friction against your pillow can cause the wig to tangle and mat and the lifespan of your wig will be lessened significantly.
4. Can I Cut the Hair On My Wig?
Synthetic wigs come pre-cut and pre-styled. However, many of our customers choose to personalize their wig by having it trimmed or thinned by a professional hair stylist who has experience working with wigs. If your personal hair stylist is comfortable working with wigs, she will be your best option because he or she already knows how your hair is normally worn. Thinning the wig to frame your face shape perfectly or cutting in bangs are options that will customize your look so that your wig fits your individual features. It can add that finishing touch that makes your hairpiece feel just like your own hair.
5.Do Your Wigs Come Pre-Styled?
All of our synthetic wigs come pre-styled. They may need a gentle shake or some slight adjustments with a pick or wig comb once they are removed from their shipping box (Remember that they come to you packed in a hair net). When the wig arrives, some clients like to take their wigs to their local hair stylist while they are wearing them to have them cut and customized to fit their tastes. It is not necessary but it is a nice touch that many clients enjoy. See our Wig Care Information Page for further information.
6. Do I Need a Wig Liner?
There are many different types of wig liners, caps, and grips available. Which one to choose all depends on personal preference and the fit of the wig. Some women even find that no liner is necessary. However, if a particular wig seems uncomfortable, or the fit is not right, there is often a solution to be found in the way of a wig accessory.