Will my insurance/benefits pay for a wig or top-piece?
If you have hair loss or thinning, regardless of the reason, a top piece or a wig is considered a ‘MEDICAL HAIR PROSTHESIS.” Or if you have difficulty raising your arms then a wig or top-piece is also medical. It depends on your plan. Contact them to get details. Some may want you to get a prescription for a MEDICAL HAIR PROSTHESIS. We do not need the prescription, but if you do purchase a wig or a top piece, your invoice/receipt will say “Medical Hair Prosthesis.”
If you are claiming medical expenses on your income taxes, you will be able to claim this purchase. Although you don’t need a prescription, it’s a good idea to get one just in case CRA challenges you.
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Are wigs hot? Well, it will be hotter than if you have nothing on your head, but certainly not as hot as they used to be, and not as hot as winter hats. Wigs are much lighter than in the past and not too hot to wear. Technology has greatly improved today’s construction. Good quality wigs are not heavy and the synthetics are very natural looking. Many ladies wear wigs all the time. The more you wear it, the more your body will climatize to it.
Can I wash it? Yes, washing your wig is very easy and not complicated. And the bonus is it bounces back to the way it looked before you washed it. Along with shopping locally, another advantage of buying a wig from us is that we will take the time to explain how to put it on, how to care for it, and do alterations if needed to ensure a proper fit. And you will leave with some very detailed written step-by-step instructions to wash it and all the do’s and don’ts.
Do I need special products to care for my wig? You spent a lot of money for your wig, so we recommend professional products which can all be purchased from Wig Boutique.
How often do I have to wash my wig? Certainly not as often as your own hair. Rule of thumb is if you wear your wig 8 to 10 hours per day, it will be weekly, but it also depends on your environment and sweating. Washing it makes the fibre soft and and light again.
I have been losing my hair, will wearing a wig cause it to get worse? NO, you hair loss is from within. We have spoken with a dermatologist and the answer is that a wig will not cause hair loss.
Are wigs comfortable? A good quality wig is very comfortable. After a couple of times, you will forget you have it on.
Someone told me their wig fell off, that scares me. Will it fall off? If a wig falls off, that means the wig is not fitting properly. Wigs have to be fitted. We are experts and can do the necessary alterations. You don’t get a proper fitting if you order online or someone gives you a wig. If you need our help, book an appt.
I can always spot a wig, do all wigs look bad or fake? No, as a matter of fact, most wigs look so natural, you can not tell it’s a wig. You can spot the bad ones, but not the good ones! Same thing with men’s toupees, most of us have seen a bad toupee, but guess what? There are men wearing toupees and you can’t tell.
Do I have to shave my head to wear a wig? No. Hair is piled up in a wig cap. Ladies with long hair can wear short wigs.
I don’t need a wig and feel guilty for wanting one. Is it ok for me to get a wig when I don’t have hair loss? You can stop feeling guilty because times have changed and many ladies are getting wigs now for all kinds of reasons. Not just because of hair loss. Wigs have become part of lifestyle. Quick & convenient! Trips! Bad hair days! Date night! Style change! Heck, you don’t even need a reason!
Are wigs expensive? Sometimes, you may think a wig is expensive because you are putting out a chunk of money at one time, but think about what most women spend at hairdressers every month and the answer would be NO, wigs are not expensive. You can easily buy a few wigs with the money you would spend at a salon. Our “fashion” line starts at $44.44 & goes up to $199.99. Our higher quality wigs are from $299.99 to $2222.22.
Is financing available? Although we are not a bank, we will help anyone who needs a wig because of hair loss. Monthly payments with no interest can be arranged.
I am not good with placing my own hair, are they difficult to style? NO, synthetic wigs are very easy. The fibers are pre-styled. Most styles just require a little brushing or placing with your fingers. They are all WASH & WEAR. It will go back to its style with little or no fussing at all! You will love how easy it is!
What is better? Human or Synthetic? It really depends on the reason you are getting a wig. Synthetic wigs require less time for styling. But if you want to straighten your hair one day and maybe curl it the next, a human hair wig would be the best choice for you.
Why would I need a wig? I have my own hair! You many not need a wig, but every woman should have a wig! Think back to a bad hair day or a time when you had to run out for something and your hair was not done? After getting a wig, you will wonder how you managed without it!
I heard I should not cook when I have my wig on, is this true? With a synthetic wig on, you have to avoid extreme heat. Opening up a hot oven, barbequing, putting a log on the fire. Any extreme source of heat that would cause you to back away is too hot for your wig. It will not go up in flames, but you will singe the ends. If this happens, it may be repairable. Bring it in to your experts and we can have a look at it for you.