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Frequently Asked Questions about Wigs

The bulky, fixed “wiggy” look with the hot, heavy cap is a thing of the past. When you choose a wig from Arizona Wig Boutique. Wigs are almost indistinguishable from a natural head of hair because of much thinner synthetic fibers that are soft and pliable for a gentle movement.

Yes the mono-filament wig from “Hair Creations” by Arizona Wig Company. A more natural look is offered by an innovative scalloped edge on the front hairline which allows the fiber of the bang area to fall naturally and realistically. The hand tied knotting method provides ventilation and multi-directional hair management for limitless style options. The Polyurethane Tape Tab is specifically molded for comfort and a secure fit.

No, we offer you a wide range of prices starting as low as $99.00. Depending on the craftsmanship and material wigs will vary in price. Some insurance companies will reimburse you for the purchase of your wig. Ask your doctor to write a prescription for a cranial prosthesis.

The cap is the base of the wig onto which hair is attached. Wigs are available with several different types of caps and the hair of the wig is then attached to the cap using various techniques. Each cap type has its own distinct advantages. On most wigs, hair is attached in “wefts.” These are strings of hair doubled over and sewn closely together in long strands. This string is then machine sewn, hand sewn or hand tied horizontally onto the vertical lines of a wig cap.

standard cap is the most common and most affordable cap design. The layers of hair are machine-sewed onto the cap, which has a closed lace layer at the crown. The hair is pre-designed into a specific style and the crown is often lightly teased or crimped so you cannot see down through to the cap. This type of cap often gives the hair a natural lift at the crown for volume.

capless wig is very similar to the standard cap design. However, instead of the closed lace layer at the crown, it has vertical lace strips with open spaces between the wefts. The open-wefting in the crown, back, and sides allows for maximum ventilation. This makes the cap lighter weight and cooler than a standard cap.

Monofilament caps are constructed using a thin, breathable nylon or polyester mesh material at the crown that gives the illusion of skin and assumes the wearer’s natural scalp color by partially revealing the scalp below. Monofilament caps offer the most natural look as well as styling versatility because each hair is individually hand tied at the crown so the hair can be parted and brushed in any direction. The entire wig may be hand tied, or the wig may have a monofilament crown with wefted sides and back. Monofilament wigs are an especially good choice for those with severe or total hair loss as the cap is soft, unlike cloth material, which can be itchy to those with sensitive scalps.

Synthetic
Today’s better quality synthetic wigs are virtually indistinguishable from human hair, except to the most practiced eye. Synthetic wigs are easier to care for and lower priced. The monofilament fiber “hair” used to make synthetic wigs has “memory” which means it maintains its wave or curl, texture and volume, requiring minimal upkeep. Synthetic wigs, however, are not designed to accept a permanent wave or color change and can be permanently damaged by the use of curling irons, blow dryers or hot rollers.

Human Hair
A human hair wig is the most natural looking option. It can be cut, styled, permed or colored to suit your personal taste. Human hair wigs are more durable than synthetic wigs. However, human hair wigs are more expensive than synthetic wigs and require more care. They have to be shampooed, dried, styled and conditioned, just like your natural hair. Like your hair, they can lose their style if they get wet and frizz on humid days. If you feel that you are not able to provide the care required of a human hair wig, there are human hair-synthetic blended wigs that offer a natural look and will retain the style better than a 100% human hair wig.

There are four basic types of human hair used in wigs: Chinese, Indian, Indonesian and Caucasian (also called European hair). Most human hair wigs are made from Chinese or Indian hair. Caucasian/European is the strongest, most durable human hair for wig making. However, this type of hair is not as readily available and is the most expensive. Remy hair is kept in the same direction when making a wig or hairpiece as when cut from the donor’s head. This additional attention to detail maintains the hair cuticle in the same direction for each hair, which, in turn, reduces tangling. However, we do have some newer synthetics that are low heat resistant and can be curled and styled with carefully applied lower heat.

We have trained stylists that will custom colorize for each individual’s skin tone.

No-you’ll be surprised at how comfortable a wig is to wear. To ensure the most lightweight, comfortable feel, look for wigs that feature lightweight fiber and an open cap for greater air circulation and a cooler feel. Other features such as velvet bands provide much-needed comfort for sensitive scalps.

No, absolutely not. Wearing a wig will not harm your scalp or inhibit new growth. In fact, a wig will make you feel better and more confident about your appearance, while helping maintain body heat and preventing over-exposure of your sensitive skin during this time. Many women choose to wear their wig until their own hair has grown in enough to style and shape.

Your wig may be covered, in part or totally, by your health insurance. Contact your insurance company and ask if they cover “cranial prostheses” (wigs) required due to medical hair loss, how much they cover, and what documentation they require.

Most women find it convenient to have two wigs. That way, they can wash one while they wear the other, giving them the flexibility and reliability of always having one ready to wear at a moment’s notice. You might like being able to alternate wigs to maintain their freshness and beauty. But that’s an individual decision, and depends on how often you wear your wig.

Only if you tell them. Our wigs are incredibly natural looking. They come in a variety of custom-fit sizes and exclusive salon-inspired colors that would fool Mother Nature herself.

Absolutely. We will customize the wig to your liking, and many styles come in a range of sizes.

Not at all. Go a bit lighter or darker. Sometimes just a subtle change can make a big difference.

With proper care and maintenance, a synthetic wig that is worn daily can last anywhere from 6-9 months and upwards. This will greatly depend on the care that is taken of the wig. The cap construction and base material will play a large part in this, because the more natural a system looks, the less durable it is.

Human hair wigs that are worn every day can generally last 9-12 months and upwards, depending on care and maintenance. The cap construction and base material will play a large part in this, because the more natural a system looks, the less durable it is.

Frequently Asked Questions on styling and caring for your wig:

Most fashion wigs come with 10% to 30% too much hair, which is why all wigs can benefit from fine-tuning by a professional stylist. Some wigs may require minimal shaping, whereas other wigs may need significant thinning. One of the secrets to successfully wearing a wig is having it professionally styled to suit your features.

When not in use, always store your wig on a mannequin or wig stand to maintain its shape.

Frequency of cleaning will depend on your environment, lifestyle and amount of perspiration. Suggested guidelines for cleaning are after wearing between 14 to 30 days. To clean and condition your wig, follow the manufacturer’s instructions that come with your wig.

Synthetic and Blended Wigs
Only shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays and other styling accessories designed specifically for synthetic wigs should be used to take care of synthetic hair or blended (synthetic/human) hair wigs. After shampooing and conditioning, make sure to rinse your wig thoroughly in cool water. Always use a soft towel and carefully blot dry (do not scrub). Allow your wig to dry naturally overnight on a wig stand.

Human Hair Wigs
Special products should also be used on human hair wigs because the hair in human hair wigs has been processed several times and is vulnerable to damage. Any high quality shampoo formulated for processed hair may be used, however, we strongly recommend you use the products made especially for wigs to protect your investment

You’ll find cuts and colors as current as you’d get in the finest salon- without the high price or damage to your own hair.

Heat resistant fiber can withstand temperatures up to 350°F, yet we find that a great "working temperature" is anywhere between 270°-280°F.

Although you can blow dry your heat resistant products, Jon Renau recommends that you allow this fiber to air dry naturally for best results. Since it is a synthetic fiber, it is not porous and cannot absorb water. This means that the hair fiber of your wig/ extensions will dry quickly (about an hour.) Should anyone wish to use a blow dryer to speed things up, we recommend using a cool temperature setting and ONLY your wide tooth comb to style. Be sure to use HD Smooth Detangler!

Fill basin with cool water, mix one tablespoon of salon quality shampoo into water. Brush piece of any product and immerse. Gently dip in and out of water, and let soak for a few minutes. Then gently rinse letting the water run over the length of topper from top down with cool water. Repeat same process for conditioning after shampoo. After final rinse, squeeze to drain water off, blot dry.

Fill basin with cool water, mix one tablespoon of wig shampoo into water.

Brush piece of any product and immerse. Gently agitate, and let soak for a few minutes.

Then gently rinse with cool water. Repeat same process for conditioning after shampoo.

Fill basin with cool water, mix one tablespoon of wig shampoo to water. Brush wig free of any product and immerse your wig, gently agitate, and let soak for a few minutes. Gently rinse with cool water. Repeat the same process for conditioning. After final rinse, allow hairpiece to sit in the sink and drain of any excess water for a few minutes. Blot and shake out excess water, hang wig from rear label on a pant or skirt hanger. Allow to hang dry or blow dry before combing or styling. Manufacturers recommend washing after 14 wearings.

Fill basin with cool water, mix one tablespoon of wig shampoo into water.

Brush piece of any product and immerse. Gently agitate, and let soak for a few minutes.

Then gently rinse with cool water. Repeat same process for conditioning after shampoo.

After final rinse, allow hair piece to sit in the sink and drain of any excess water for a few minutes. Blot and shake out excess water, hang from rear label from a pant or skirt hanger. Allow to dry before combing or styling. Manufacturers recommend washing after 14 wearings.

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