Wig FAQ's

How do I know what size I need?

All of our wigs have adustable caps to fit most heads and to help you achieve a custom fit look.


How do I fit or put on my wig?

First, secure your own hair by using a wig cap. Hold the wig by the back (where the tags are) and shake to freshen up the fibre. Loosen the velcro straps or hooks in the back of the wig, as you can resize later. Grasp the wig by the sides and slip it over your head. Adjust so that the two tabs on each side of the wig are resting by your ears and so that the front of the wig is aligned to your own hairline.


How do I clean my wig?

Your wig can be styled by using a wire brush, a wire pick or your fingertips. Your wig was designed with a basic style but the variations you can achieve through styling are limitless. Added height can be achieved by gently lifting with a brush. If you want added fullness as well, tease or back comb then smooth the surface hair over the teasing. To return your wig to its basic style, simply brush thoroughly, clean and allow to air dry.


How can I use styling products with my new wig?

We have a range of specially formulated care and styling products including conditioner, fibre oil, revitaliser and finishing spray to help keep your new hair looking and feeling great. Take a look at the aftercare section here.


Can I heat-style my wig?

You cannot use heat utensils on a synthetic wig, as the intense heat will melt the fibres and damage your wig.

What is a monofilament wig?

A monofilament is the cap within the wig that has a special two layer construction for maximum comfort and worry-free wearing. The monofilament construction is comfort enhanced by a special weaving technique, which results in excellent ventilation. It also has the ability to match your own individual scalp colour and offers versatility in styling, allowing you to part the hair in any direction.


What is a hand-tied wig?

Hand-tied wigs are hand-knotted to be extremely lightweight, to provide a true comfort fit and to create maximum, natural-looking volume.


What is the difference between synthetic and human hair?

Synthetic: easy to maintain (wash and wear), less expensive than human hair, easy to style, pre-styled to hold its shape. Human hair more versatility (can be heat-styled and coloured), longer durability and custom styling.


Is human hair better than synthetic?

Not necessarily ... choosing between a human hair wig and a synthetic hair wig is more or a personal preference. For example, a person looking for a wig that is easy to maintain and less expensive would choose a synthetic wig whereas a person looking for a wig they plan on wearing everyday and that they can heat-style themselves would choose a human hair wig. Keep in mind that just because human hair costs more it does not mean they are the "better" wig to buy. Many times a high quality synthetic wig looks more realistic than a low-quality human hair wig.


Why are some wigs more expensive than others?

Like most items you purchase, the price is a reflection of quality. The higher the quality the higher the price. There are many different types of materials that can be used to make wigs, including various types of synthetic fibres and human hair. For example, some synthetic fibre is softer and silkier than other types, therefore, making the wig more expensive. Some materials used inside the wigs are lighter and more durable, therefore increasing costs.

Got a question? please phone 0207 403 4422 or send us an email at customerservice@hothair.co.uk



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