How often do I clean my wig?
Depending on your daily activity and lifestyle, a minimum of once a week is recommended. If worn daily for 10 to 12 hours a day, we would suggest you wash it twice a week. But, there are factors that could change this, depending on
the individual wearer, the type of styling products used or the environment in which the wig or hairpiece is worn. You, personally, will be the judge of when it needs to be cleaned. It will begin to feel oily, matte, and easy to tangle.
What type of styling tools can I use on my wigs?
Depending on the type of hairpiece or wig you own, it is advisable to lightly pick or brush the ends to soften the appearance each time you wear it. On long pieces, always start from the ends.
• Brushes that have single teeth from the base and have bristles that can flex or bend as they pass through the hair; this will lessen any possible damage.
• Hair picks are also excellent for light touch-ups because they pass through the fiber with minimum resistance or pulling. • Combs with bigger spaces rather than close-together teeth.
The best way to store your wig is on a Wire Wig Stand or Wig Perch Wig Stand. This will keep your wig fresher and maintain its style between wearings. Keep your wig in a clean place, away from dust, sources of high heat and excessive humidity. Never enclose in a box or plastic bag (except while traveling).
What about cutting, re-setting, and coloring my wig or hairpiece?
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.
How do I find the ideal wig, wig color, texture length?
Plan Ahead:Being prepared for hair loss can give you back a feeling of control and makes the process less traumatic. As soon as your doctor tells you that you may experience hair loss with your treatments, you should begin planning.
You will want to cut a hair swatch that includes a representative sample of your hair color for safe keeping. This will make matching your hair color much easier later. Begin shopping and purchase your wig as soon as you possibly can.
Determine Your Head Size:Most women will wear an average cap, but there are also petite or large cap options. We will determine your exact measurements at our consultations.
Choose Your Hair Type: Here at Newport Hair Loss Center we offer
100% unprocessed European Human Hair. Many cancer patients come to us insisting that they want a human hair wig because they want the most natural look possible.
The key is to select a high quality product.
We recommend the best cap types: Women will want to educate themselves on the types of wig caps that are available in order to make an informed decision.
Our Caps come in 3 different types: Free Hold, Closed Weft Adjustable and Closed Weft Freehold.
Our caps are free of any glue, tape or clips. The Free hold is ideal for bald scalps (complete hair loss) and provides superior hold for all life styles. The Closed Weft Adjustbale and Closed Weft Freehold is engineered for those with existing
or growing hair.
Select Your Style: Once a woman has determined the size, hair type and cap type, choosing a style is an important next step. For women who had long hair before hair loss, it is often best to go a bit shorter with the wig length, as it will be easier to manage.
Select Your Color: Selecting a color is the final step and is often the most difficult. Our unprocessed 100% European human hair can be colored in any way. We encourage our customers to take advantage of our expert wig consultation services so that we can assist them through this process.
Should I Buy More Than One Wig?
Many wig shops and tutorials will tell you to buy more than one wig. It's important to have one wig on hand before hair loss begins as being prepared will help alleviate your fears and give you back some degree of your control.
If your budget allows, it is definitely a good idea to keep more than one wig on hand.
Your wig will last longer if not worn daily and a second wig can also help simplify your routine. Having more than one wig also allows you to wear one
wig while washing and drying and the other to wear. If you have one of our human hair wigs, keeping one curled and one styled straight can help reduce time and stress during your morning routine.
Having two wigs allows you to change up your look without going through too much work, which is especially helpful when fatigue from chemo sets in. This being said, we do recommend waiting to purchase your second wig until you are certain that your first one is a "keeper". It's a good
idea to give yourself a short period of time to determine what works actually works best for you before you purchase your back-up. Women who become accustomed to the ease of wearing a wig will often embrace the versatility that wigs allow,
enjoying multiple style and color selections. Having fun with hair styles can be a bright spot in a sad situation when faced with hair loss.
Pro Tip: If you purchase more than one wig, buy them in the same style and have a stylist trim each wig to a slightly different length. This gives the illusion of hair growth and haircuts when you switch the wigs out.
10 Tips When Buying a Wig for the First Time. Can I donate my hair to Newport Hair Loss Center?
Yes you can. We take hair which is at least 14” long. Or, we either recommend to donate your hair to the American Hair Loss Council or we can recommend a nonprofit organization
Wigs for Kids. They will use your hair donation to
help provide wigs for needy children. If you have some extra hair that you don't need, consider donating it instead of selling it. By giving this gift, you can help a child who is coping with total hair loss.
Many local chapters of the American Cancer Society offer
free wigs for cancer patients. You can contact the local American Cancer Society in your region for more information. You should buy a human
hair wig in order to achieve a realistic look.
Once a year NHLC donates hair to House of Macdonald and American Cancer Society.For the look of natural hair growth from the scalp, we highly recommend a lace front wig which will give you a natural looking hair line and the ability to wear the hair pushed back and away from the face.
Also consider that the most natural looking wig is going to be one where the style suits your face shape and the color suits your skin tone. We recommend taking advantage of our free consultations so that you can ensure that
you find the best possible color for you. Our certified wig specialist and stylists can color match your selection to a swatch of your own hair or a photo.
Can I get Hair extensions from NHLC even if I don’t suffer from medical hair loss or alopecia?
Absolutely. We have several options of Top pieces and
hair extensions or ponytails to gain volume and length to your hair. I have a sensitive scalp. Can I wear a human hair wig?
Hair loss from chemotherapy often results in a sensitive scalp. Our wig caps are softer and feel gentler on sensitive scalps than classic cap wigs.
Do you recommend a full wig for thinning Hair or Partial Hair Loss?
In many cases, a hair topper can conceal thinning hair or areas of hair loss at the crown, hairline or top of the head. These toppers are a great option for women who do not have complete hair loss, as they can be blended seamlessly
into your existing hair. We offer a wide variety of hairpieces that attach in different ways to disguise hair loss or thinning areas.
Pro Tip: You can also use toppers to add volume to existing hair or cover up new hair growth between colorings.
What men’s hairpieces options do you have available? How do I care for my wig?
Comb from the top to the bottom may cause losing of the hair, so we recommend our customers combing a wig from the bottom to the top. Please check out our
youtube channel. How long will my wig last?
It will vary depending on how you treat your wig, how often you wear it and the kind of material it is made of. With proper care and maintenance your wig can last anywhere for a few years. Having 2 of the same wig and rotating between
them is a good way to prolong the life of your wigs. Washing and styling your wig with the proper products will also help it last longer and keep it looking like new.
Can I use regular shampoo on my human hair wig?
Cleaning the Human Hair wig is durable, generally costs more, and has the most natural look and feel of any wig you can buy. And can be dyed and treated the same as any human hair that grows from the scalp. Detangle gently, remove
tangles using a wide tooth comb, working gradually from the ends to the base. Rinse with cool water to remove shampoo. Gently press with a towel to remove excess water.
Do not rub or wring. Wash submerges your wig in cool water. Mix in a small amount of Shampoo. Soak your wig for 3-5 minutes. Gently swirl without rubbing. Rinse with cool water to remove shampoo.
Gently press with a towel to remove excess water. Do not rub or wring. Dry & condition: place on a folding wig stand, spray with a Leave-in Conditioner, and allow to air dry. DO NOT WRING OR SQUEEZE.
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. We recommend wearing a soft sleep cap to keep your head warm
and comfortable while sleeping.
Can I Shower or Swim in My Wig?
Yes you can, but 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.
Do Your Wigs Come Pre-Styled?
When the wig arrives, some clients like to take their wigs to our hair stylist while they are wearing them to have them cut and customized to fit their tastes.
Will Insurance Pay for My Wig?
Many insurance companies will cover all or a portion of the cost for a "cranial prosthesis," which in layman's terms is a fancy word for a "wig." We recommend contacting your insurance provider to determine your level of coverage for a "cranial prosthesis."
It's important to use this particular term as many will say "no" when they hear the word "wig," but will give an affirmative answer when you use the correct term. For best results, we recommend that you obtain a prescription
from your doctor for a "cranial prosthesis" or "medical hair prosthesis" to include with your claim. Ask your doctor in include your ICD-9 code (which is your diagnosis code) on the prescription.
When purchasing your wig it is important to purchase from a salon that has known experience working with major insurance companies. There are often requirements that must be met by providers in order to be
reimbursed for your purchase. We have successfully worked with every major insurance provider to assist our customers in obtaining the full amount due to them from their insurance companies.
What about cutting, resetting, and coloring my wig or hairpiece?
Our human hair wigs made from European hair will accept color better because they are 100% unprocessed. 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.
We also offer free wig consultations with our certified wig specialist who can color match your wig style to a swatch of your hair, another wig color or a photo.
Are Wigs for Cancer Patients Covered by Insurance?
A wig is considered a medical device and can be covered by insurance. Make sure you don’t call your insurance provider and ask about coverage for your “wig.” Many insurance companies will deny you coverage based upon hearing that average term. The medical term for a wig is “Cranial Prosthesis.” Using that term will make your insurer more likely to follow through with your claim.
You can improve your chances of having your insurer cover the costs of your customized wig by asking your doctor for a prescription for a “Cranial Prosthesis.” Your doctor should include your ICD-9 code on your prescription, which is your technical diagnosis.
With a script in hand and by using the proper term, the odds are good that your customized wig will be covered by your insurance provider.
Buying a wig can be as easy as walking into any wig store or shopping online. However, these methods for obtaining a hair system are not efficient. You don’t know if the wig will fit you properly, you might be unsure as to the true quality (especially when purchasing online), and you can’t really be sure about the comfort level of the wig (particularly when wearing the hair system for a long period of time).
The better option is to schedule a free and private conversation with our wig specialists at Newport Hair Loss Center. During this consultation, we will listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We will take into account your head measurements and preferences as far as color, length, and style are concerned to provide you with a customized wig that can be worn for any occasion. Your wig will be comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, and some wigs can even be used while running, swimming, and engaging in all your favorite activities.
You can buy your wig anywhere, but only Newport Hair Loss Center can give you access to a one-of-a-kind wig that fits you just right and hides your hair loss for long-term comfort, beauty, and durability.
Can My Hair Be Used to Make a Wig for My Loved One?
It is possible to donate hair that can then be manufactured into a wig. However, for your own hair to be used for a custom wig, you would need a ton of hair. Most likely, it would take you and a few friends donating your hair to make enough for a full custom wig.
If you wish to donate your hair to make wigs for those experiencing hair loss, you have a range of options, like Locks of Love and Wigs for Kids. To be eligible for hair donation, your hair must be a minimum length of 8 to 14 inches. If you have layered hair, the shortest length needs to meet the minimum length requirement. Both children and adults can donate hair but check the requirements of the donation organization carefully, as many will deny your hair if it has been permed, colored, highlighted, or bleached. Also, be aware that some hair donation organizations will accept hair with gray in it while others will not.
If your friend needs a hair system right away, the better option is to schedule a free and private consultation with one of our custom wig experts. We offer wigs that fit just right and that have the length, color, comfort, and style your friend prefers. A custom wig can hide your friend’s hair loss while offering a significant confidence boost.
A medical wig is a hair system designed for those experiencing hair loss due to medical reasons. The hair loss may be due to cancer treatment, medications, alopecia, or a psychological condition known as trichotillomania. These wigs can be covered by insurance, as long as you make your claim using the technical term “Cranial Prosthesis.” You can also get a prescription from your doctor for a “Cranial Prosthesis.” Make sure your doctor includes your ICD-9 (diagnosis) code on your prescription to increase your chances of having your wig covered by your insurance provider.
Which Wigs are Best for Sensitive Scalps?
Some wig wearers find that they have sensitive scalps, which prevents them from wearing their wigs for extended periods of time. This condition is common among those suffering from hair loss due to medical reasons, such as cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or sufferers of alopecia.
For extra comfort and so that you can wear your wig longer without the discomfort, we recommend double monofilament wigs or lace wigs. These materials will not irritate your scalp like other wig caps will, allowing you to go out in true comfort and style.
Do I Need a Wig if I Just Have Thinning Hair or Partial Hair Loss?
You may not want to wear a full wig if you haven’t lost all of your hair. Those with thinning hair and partial hair loss have a range of options available, including bangs and fringe hair systems, hair toppers, hair extensions, and more. These hair replacement systems can give you full hair coverage where you need it most while matching your natural hair perfectly for a seamless effect.
Our custom wig specialists can help you find a hair replacement system that matches your hair and personality perfectly. Give us a call and schedule a free and private consultation to discuss your hair replacement needs today.
What Other Hairpiece Options are Available?
In addition to customized wigs that can be made to fit your head perfectly and that can be designed to match the length, style, and color you prefer, you have other hair options available.
Hair extensions can give your hair more volume, and you can even add a ponytail to your current, shorter length. These hair systems can be semi-permanent or temporary, depending on how they are attached to your natural hair.
Men have a range of hair systems they can choose from, as well, with short and longer hair options currently available.
For those with thinning hair or partial hair loss, hair toppers can give you hair coverage where you need while matching your natural hair seamlessly.
You can even add bangs and fringes to your current style. With all of these hair replacement options accessible to you, the only thing left to do is schedule a free and private consultation with one of our custom wig specialists at Newport Hair Loss Center. We can help you find the hair system that is perfect for your unique situation and sense of style.
Can I Wear a Wig if My Head Sweats a Lot?
If your scalp has a tendency to sweat, you may feel apprehensive about wearing a wig with full head coverage. However, there are ways that you can minimize sweat with a wig cap made just for that purpose. When we manufacture your customized wig based on your cranial size and style preferences, we will ensure that you are always comfortable by fitting you with a wig cap that absorbs moisture for lasting comfort. Schedule a free and private consultation today.
Which Wig Caps Are The Coolest and Most Comfortable?
No matter how long you wear your wig, you want the cap to remain comfortable. The basic wig cap is cool and affordable but may not give you the hairline effect you prefer.
For durability and comfort, we recommend lace front wigs, which are slightly costlier but will give you a natural hairline for greater realism.
Monofilament wig caps are preferred by many wearers with sensitive scalps, as the wigs offer natural movement and added comfort where you need it most. As an added bonus, monofilament caps mimic the appearance of hair growth from the scalp, helping your hair system appear more natural.
However, if you want luxury and superior comfort, we recommend 100% hand-tied caps. These wig caps move like natural hair and are the most comfortable wig options offered at Newport Hair Loss Center.
What is a Human Hair Wig?
When purchasing a wig, you have two essential options: Synthetic hair wigs and 100% human hair wigs. Synthetic wigs can’t be styled, permed, and colored as you prefer, which means you are kind of stuck with the style of wig you buy.
Human hair wigs are made from actual human hair. The hair comes mostly from places throughout Europe and Asia, but Amani Hair produces only 100% European hair Once collected, the hair is specially treated so that all the roots and follicles go the same way and so that the hair looks natural when worn.
Human hair wigs can be colored, styled, permed, and cut just like your natural hair. You can even shampoo and care for your wig just like you would with your natural hair, making human hair wigs preferred by many wig wearers.
What is a Human Hair Wig Made Of?
Just like the name implies, human hair wigs are manufactured from 100% human hair. Much of the hair is donated and collected from places throughout Europe and Asia. The most popular Remy Human Hair Wigs are from European locations and are specially treated so that all the roots and follicles go the same way. When you buy human hair wigs from these sources, you can remain confident that the hair hasn’t been colored, permed, or stripped during the manufacturing process.
A quality human hair wig looks and feels natural and can be cared for and styled any way you prefer.
How Custom Wigs are Made?
To obtain a custom wig, you should first call Newport Hair Loss Center for a free and private consultation. The no-pressure setting allows our custom wig designer to sit down with you, answer your questions, and alleviate your concerns.
To ensure that your custom wig fits just as you prefer, the wig designer will take full measurements of your head and scalp. This is your time to divulge your ideal style, such as what color of wig you want, the style, and length.
With your dimensions and preferences in mind, our wig manufacturers will go to work, creating the perfect wig made just for you. Depending on the type of cap you want, such as lace, monofilament, or 100% hand-tied, the lengths of hair, called wefts, will be sewn into the cap. This process is done by hand so that each hair looks natural. With the right cap, your wig will look as though you grew the hair yourself. No one will know you are wearing a wig unless you tell them, making custom wigs the most natural form of hair replacement we have today.
To get a custom wig made just for you, schedule a free and private consultation with one of our wig experts at Newport Hair Loss Center in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County, California.
What is an Amani Human Hair Wig?
When you want the best human hair wigs money can buy, you definitely want to browse the Amani collection.
Amani represents the finest 100% virgin European human hair wigs, and each one can be fully customized for your cranial size and preferences. The hair stands out from other wigs due to its luxurious bounce and lasting beauty.
Newport Hair Loss Center is your local source for the Amani wig collection. Schedule a free and private consultation to discuss your hair system needs. We have an Amani wig we can custom design just for you.
Where Do Human Hair Wigs Come From?
Collecting human hair for wig manufacturing has become big business all over the world. The top exporters of human hair include India, Asia, and Europe. The hair is donated by adults and children, where it is then hand-sewn into caps for a naturally beautiful look and feel.
What is a Wig Cap and What Are Capless Human Hair Wigs?
A wig cap acts as the foundation for any hair system. The manufacturer will sew the lengths of hair (wefts) into the cap by hand so that the hair falls and bounces naturally. The cap is then worn on your head so that the wig appears like a natural extension of your scalp.
A capless wig isn’t really without a cap. The term capless is used to describe a type of wig cap that is more open when compared to traditional wig caps. With this type of wig, the wefts of hair are less dense and sewn into lace strips. This manufacturing process creates a lot of open space that makes the wig more lightweight and breathable. The result is improved air circulation for greater comfort against your natural hair and scalp.
We offer both cap and capless wigs at Newport Hair Loss Center. Schedule a free and private consultation today to discuss your hair system needs.
What is a Full Lace Human Hair Wig?
Full lace wigs involve hair wefts that are hand-sewn into a full lace wig all around. These are the types of wigs that can be parted and styled any way you want. The hair is 100% Virgin Remy Human Hair and can be made with the color and length you prefer for long-term comfort and beauty.
What is a Front Lace Human Hair Wig?
A lace front wig is a special type of hair system whereby the human hair is tied by hand into a sheer lace base that goes over your scalp. This style of wig is preferred by many wearers and has become incredibly popular for its ability to mimic natural hair, including giving you a natural hairline in front.
What is the Cost of a Human Hair Wig?
Wig costs can vary depending on the type of cap you prefer, style, and brand. You can expect to pay between $800 to $3,000 or more for a 100% Virgin Remy Human Hair Wig. The higher the quality and more comfortable the wig, the higher the cost will be.
To get a quote for a human hair wig made just for you, call Newport Hair Loss Center to schedule a free and private consultation.
What Color Are Human Hair Wigs?
If human hair can be a particular color, your 100% human hair wig can be that color too! Human hair wigs can be dyed relatively easily. You can use the same hair colors you use for natural hair, which means you have a wide variety of shades to choose from, including black, blonde, red, brown, and every shade in between.
What’s a Human Hair Full Lace Wig?
100% human hair full lace wigs are manufactured by a careful hand-tied process. The wefts of hair are crocheted through the sheer lace strand-by-strand. The lace encapsulates the entire head and needs to be cut to match your natural hairline. These wigs are considered the most light-weight, comfortable, and durable wigs you can buy.
Which is Right for me? Full Lace vs. Lace Front Wigs?
Full lace wigs have lace all around, unlike front lace wigs that only have lace in front. Full lace wigs come at a higher price and are considered more versatile because they can be worn in a range of different hairstyles.
The type that is best for you will depend on your type of hair loss and unique preferences. Scheduling a free and private consultation with Newport Hair Loss Center will allow our custom wig experts to find a style of wig – full or front lace - that is perfect for you.
Wigs vs. Hair Pieces vs. Top Pieces – What’s the Verdict?
Wigs, hairpieces, and top pieces have all been used to help people just like you hide their hair loss with all-natural looking human hair. Wig is a term generally used to describe all-over headpieces. These human hair wigs are hand-sewn into comfortable caps that offer comfort. The wigs can be styled and colored any way you prefer and can hide your hair loss in true style.
A hairpiece is the term often used for men’s hair replacement systems and hair extensions. Hairpieces act like a wig can hide hair loss while looking as natural as can be. While men’s hairpieces can cover the entire head, hair extensions are typically worn by women to add to their natural hair lengths. Common uses for hairpieces include adding bangs, fringes, and ponytails for an instantly beautifying effect.
Hair top pieces, otherwise known as toppers, are used to hide thinning hair and partial hair loss. The top pieces fit on top of your natural hair and match your color and style for a seamless effect. Toppers can add more volume to your hair and hide hair loss for an enhanced appearance and a significant boost to your self-esteem.
Call Newport Hair Loss Center to schedule a free and private consultation to discuss your hair loss needs. We offer wigs, hairpieces, and toppers that will look perfect on you for any occasion.
What Type of Human Hair Wig Should I Wear?
You have many options available when it comes to choosing the ideal human hair wig. The type you should wear depends on your unique needs and preferences. You need to ensure the kind of wig cap you select is comfortable enough to match the sensitivity level of your scalp. You need to ensure the wig hides your hair loss seamlessly. Most of all, you want a human hair wig that looks and feels natural while matching your one-of-a-kind sense of style and personality.
The good news is that we specialize in helping people just like you find the perfect wig for their needs. Schedule a free and private consultation with Newport Hair Loss Center. Our custom wig specialists will take your needs and cranial dimensions into account to manufacture the perfect wig for you.
Imagine owning a wig you know will fit you like a glove, and one that will enhance your appearance for any occasion. That’s the kind of wig you have in store. Call now to discuss the ideal hair system you have in mind.