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Where To Find A Suitable Wig or Hair Piece

By: Jody Ehrhardt - Updated: 18 Aug 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
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Purchasing a wig or hairpiece is a very personal event. Because you're going to want your wig to make you feel your best every time you put it on, you need to take the time to think what kind of style and colour or Wig You Want and where to get it.

Where to Buy A Wig

The best place to purchase a wig or a hairpiece is a place that comes with numerous positive recommendations. Before heading out to shop ask your doctor, your hair stylist, and any other wig or hairpiece owners for their advice on what shops or salons they would recommend. Cancer doctors usually have a list of wig and hairpiece retailers based on recommendations from other patients. Stylists also keep a list of retailers that they trust and like working with.

The best recommendations, however, will come from actual wig or hairpiece owners, since they use the product daily and can give you a run-down of the pros and cons of working with and purchasing from certain shops or facilities.

Another great resource for wig or hairpiece retailers recommendations is the American Cancer Society. You can log onto their website to learn more about wig purchasing.

Before you buy you may also want to check with your insurance company. Many policies will help pay for a wig that is needed for medical reasons, but may only allow you to purchase from certain shops or retailers. Checking before you find the perfect wig or hairpiece will cut down on frustrations and disappointment.

What You Need To Know About Wig Shops

Once you have complied a list of a few different wig or hairpiece retailers you need to research the shops and make sure that their service will fit your personal needs. First, make sure that the shop offers both Human Hair And Synthetic Hair Wigs so that you can explore your options and decide which type works best for you. Second, you need to ask about the price ranges offered. You do not want to walk into a shop ready to purchase only to find out that they do not offer anything in your particular price range.

Other good things to find out before choosing a wig retailer include whether they have the experience and the tools to properly fit the wig, whether they offer repairs and refittings, whether the wigs are custom or machine made, and whether they offer the accessories that will be necessary to owning a wig. A good wig shop will also carry the head form you will need to store the wig, fitted wig caps, wig shampoo, and the brushes, nets, and pins you will need for comfortable wearing.

Finding the right wig for your needs will be a complicated process. Take your time and shop around in order to ensure that you get the wig or hairpiece that brings out the best in you each time you wear it!

Financial Help

You may be eligible for an NHS wig or hair piece. Find out more in our article NHS Help With Wigs.

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