WIG EDUCATION

The Decision

Having your own full head of hair back doesn’t require any costly surgical hair transplant procedures, whether you are a daily wearer or your looking for a permanent solution, you will enjoy a very active lifestyle. A quality hairpiece or wig can remain in place during sleeping, swimming and more. At Hair Prosthesis Centre we have the solutions to bring back your confidence. Curious? Interested? Schedule your risk free complimentary consultation today to learn more.

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Buyer’s Guide

Purchasing a hair piece can feel complex and overwhelming as there are many decisions to be made from full or partial, stock or custom, hair type and attachment method if any. Working through these decisions online may get you something that you don’t want or need. Our team is here to simplify things for you and help you make the decision that is best for you. We take into consideration your lifestyle, hair loss and needs. This guide will provide you with some helpful information.

One of the most important parts of the wig fitting service is to determine the type of cap that suites your comfort level and lifestyle.

There are 4 options.

HAIR PIECE CONSTRUCTION


This is one of the most important aspects of selecting a hair piece. The construction has to fit your needs, your wants and your lifestyle.”

machine made
front lace wig
mono top machine
hand tied

METHODS OF ATTACHMENT

Not all hair pieces require attachments.

You are unique and so is your lifestyle, therefore your needs for attachment will vary. Attachment and bonding options are directly impacted by the hair that is underneath your hair system or adjacent to it. Attachment methods can be confusing; however, our specialists are trained to help you make the decisions that work best for you and your lifestyle. Once the decision is made, the hair system is applied in our private and comfortable styling room where our trained specialist will carefully tailor it for you.

Not sure what option is best for you? At Hair Prosthesis Centre, we want to help you feel comfortable and are here to help you take care of your new look, and are available to answer any of your questions or concerns. Schedule a private consultation where our dedicated team of professionals will help you make the decision that is right for you.

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TAPE

Tape is the most common method for both daily and extended wear. Most tapes are double-sided and clear. Tape is an easier style of attachment as it can be removed at any time and easily re-attached.

As a caution, it can leave a sticky residue on your scalp and hair system and both of these will need to be cleaned. If you’re coming into Hair Prosthesis Centre for your services, we are happy to remove this residue for you. If you’re doing this at home, we can educate you on how to properly remove the residue.

There are many colors and types of tape, and the type you use will depend on your wear, lifestyle and the construction of your hair system. Tape can be purchased in a roll or in strips; the strips are made in various shapes that are designed to fit specific areas of your hair system.

Choosing the best kind of tape that will work for you can feel overwhelming. As a client, we can help you choose the tape that best suits your needs.

Give us a call or schedule an appointment and our team of qualified technicians can assist you with your tape selection. We also carry a variety of tapes in the Centre and can ship them directly to you.

Tape

LIQUID/BONDING ADHESIVE

Liquid adhesives are also referred to as bonding adhesives and are used for both daily or extended wear. Hair systems that are semi-permanent are only designed to be removed by a trained hair technician and are typically attached with a liquid adhesive.

Understanding the factors that need to be taken into consideration when using liquid adhesive – the application process, the dry time and how much to use – will ensure that you are successful in utilizing liquid adhesives. We carry many types of liquid adhesives in the Centre and can ship them directly to you.

Adhesive

CLIPS

Clips can be sewn underneath a full or partial hair system and fastened to your existing hair to secure the hairpiece. Clips are easy to remove and easily adjustable as needed. We have many different clips available in the Centre and can ship them directly to you.

Clips
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TAPE

Tape is the most common method for both daily and extended wear. Most tapes are double-sided and clear. Tape is an easier style of attachment as it can be removed at any time and easily re-attached.

As a caution, it can leave a sticky residue on your scalp and hair system and both of these will need to be cleaned. If you’re coming into Hair Prosthesis Centre for your services, we are happy to remove this residue for you. If you’re doing this at home, we can educate you on how to properly remove the residue.

There are many colors and types of tape, and the type you use will depend on your wear, lifestyle and the construction of your hair system. Tape can be purchased in a roll or in strips; the strips are made in various shapes that are designed to fit specific areas of your hair system.

Choosing the best kind of tape that will work for you can feel overwhelming. As a client, we can help you choose the tape that best suits your needs.

Give us a call or schedule an appointment and our team of qualified technicians can assist you with your tape selection. We also carry a variety of tapes in the Centre and can ship them directly to you.

Tape
+ LIQUID/BONDING ADHESIVE

LIQUID/BONDING ADHESIVE

Liquid adhesives are also referred to as bonding adhesives and are used for both daily or extended wear. Hair systems that are semi-permanent are only designed to be removed by a trained hair technician and are typically attached with a liquid adhesive.

Understanding the factors that need to be taken into consideration when using liquid adhesive – the application process, the dry time and how much to use – will ensure that you are successful in utilizing liquid adhesives. We carry many types of liquid adhesives in the Centre and can ship them directly to you.

Adhesive
+ CLIPS

CLIPS

Clips can be sewn underneath a full or partial hair system and fastened to your existing hair to secure the hairpiece. Clips are easy to remove and easily adjustable as needed. We have many different clips available in the Centre and can ship them directly to you.

Clips

CHOOSE A WIG

Having your own full head of hair back doesn’t require any surgical hair transplant procedures, wheather you are daily wearer or have a wig bonded for weekly or monthly wear, you will enjoy a very active lifestyle. A quality hairpiece or wig can remain in place and swimming. The method of attachment you choose will depend heavily on your lifestyle.

Once the decision is made, the hair system is applied in our private and comfortable styling room where our trained specialist will carefully tailor it for you. Once your hair system is in place we offer a variety of maintenance packages. These packages are tailored to your individual needs and are just like a trip to the barber or salon. Hair care is required at home, but it is simple as shampooing and condition the system to ensure that it looks fresh, clean and natural and does not begin to wear prematurely.

Not sure what option is best for you? Hair Prosthesis Centre, we want to help you feel comfortable and are here to help you take care of your new look and are available to answer any of your questions or concerns. Schedule a private consultation where our dedicated team of professionals will help you make the decision that is right for you.

BOOK A CONSULTATION

You’ve decided to purchase a hair systems. Our first discussion is to decided you require a custom or stock piece.

Stock

A stock hair system is a piece that is pre-made and virtually ready-to-wear once we have customized the styling to create your look.

Quick delivery and availability

Less costly

Consistent with density, color, etc

  • Limited sizing availability
  • Color limitations
  • Styling limitations

Custom

Custom hair systems are custom made for you. A mold is taken of your head and the piece is manufactured for you.

Fit is perfect

Color blended to your exact hair

  • Timeline is 12 weeks for manufacturing
  • Costs more than a stock piece; however, takes into consideration such things as cost for integration (cut-ins), coloring, etc.

Human or Synthetic

The decision is made and you are purchasing your hair system. Hair selection is our next big hurdle. Below you will find some quick point forms, which lead us to lean one way versus the other. Our hair loss experts will discuss these options with you. Let the battle begin – which will it be?

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Human

Color options

Longevity

Versatile with styling

Styled with heat

  • Requires recoloring because of oxidation (fading due to sun exposure)
  • Resetting due to humidity
  • Heavier than synthetic

Synthetic

Grey percentage required

Tighter curl patterns

Light hair colors

Lightweight

  • Light reflection
  • Heat sensitive
  • Can be washed in cold water at home or in centre.
  • Must be air-dried

Have more questions? Schedule a private consultation with our dedicated technicians who will help make the best decision that’s right for you.

HAIR CARE

As with your own hair, your hairpiece or wig requires regular care, cleaning and maintenance to keep it looking its best, which is key to its longevity. Following the proper methods and using the appropriate tools is of utmost importance when caring for your hair system.

 

Wigs and hairpieces, whether synthetic or made of human hair, require specifically tailored combs and specially formulated hair care products to keep them looking natural and healthy. It is not necessary to wash your hair system daily; however, there are relevant care methods before and after each wear.

  

There are lots of high-quality specially formulated shampoos, conditioners and styling sprays specific to the different types of hair systems. Hair Prosthesis Centre stocks a wide range of these hair care products for your needs.

  

We have provided a list of the proper care methods for a synthetic and human hair system that we suggest you follow to ensure the longevity of your piece.

Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hair is made from a variety of very fine plastic or nylon materials, being almost indistinguishable from real hair. By simply shaking your hair system, the synthetic fibres will restore the wig’s original style.

Some general rules when caring for your synthetic wig:

  • Almost all types of synthetic wigs cannot withstand any direct heat (such as from barbeques or ovens), unless they are specified as heat-friendly
  • Synthetic hairpieces cannot be dyed a different color
  • Synthetic wigs must only be washed using specialized shampoos and conditioners, and brushed with specialized combs and brushes
  • Synthetic wigs should only be air-dried on a wig stand

Synthetic Hair Care Tips

Follow these easy steps when washing your synthetic hair to optimize its longevity.

Do not rub or pull the wig while washing, as it can loosen the strands from the base.

  • Wash every 10 to 15 wears
  • Only wash in cold water
  • Do not rub while washing
  • Spray conditioner 10-12 inches from hair
  • Blot when drying do not squeeze or wring
  • Air dry on a wig stand
  • Do not brush when wet
  • Do not expose the wig to heated styling tools and be cautious when cooking (over a BBQ or stove), as permanent damage and singeing of the hair fibers will occur.
  • Ensure that your synthetic wig is specifically labeled as “heat friendly”, but don’t expose it to medium or heat
  • Hair Care products used must be for synthetic hair

Human Hair

There are two types of human hair wigs and hairpieces:

Remy, or Raw Hair: the premium choice for the most natural-looking hair; when the hair is cut and made into a wig, the follicles are kept in the same direction to reduce tangling and retain a silky quality.

Processed Hair: only an artful approach, high-quality chemicals are used to sanitize the hair and strip away color; as well as, add curl or straighten the hair and then add color.

Human hair wigs are the best quality hair systems because they are indistinguishable from your own hair. They have a more natural look and feel with the hair – being finer, shinier and softer than their synthetic counterpart.

Your styling options are endless when it comes to human hair systems, as they can withstand heat very well. Considering the desirability of the look and feel of real human hair, you and your special someone will love the natural confident you.

Human hair wigs are more expensive than synthetic wigs, but the pros of real human hair greatly outweigh the cons. With this in mind, treat your human hair system as an investment. These pieces require continual maintenance and care, but will bring many benefits to you in the long-term.

We carry a wide range of human hairpieces and wigs at Hair Prosthesis Centre in Barrie, and will take the time to understand your needs and tastes to provide you with the best human hair options. Contact us for more information, or come in for a visit and see the attraction of human hair systems for yourself.

As these wigs are made from real human hair, keep these factors in mind:

  • Human hair systems react to climate the way your real hair does
  • The wig must be reset/restyled after washing
  • If the hair is dyed, it will oxidize/fade with exposure to sunlight
  • Human hair wigs will get split ends or tear if mistreated by harsh brushing, back combing or overuse of heat styling
  • These systems can be heavier than synthetic wigs

Human Hair Care Tips

To ensure your human hair system remains healthy and lasts longer, follow these tips when washing it.

  • Before washing the hair, detangle the wig with a specialized wide-toothed comb
  • Only wash the wig in cold water
  • Do not soak or immerse the wig, but rather wet sections of the wig and use a gentle downward motion to clean with high-quality specialized shampoo and conditioner
  • Be careful to avoid putting conditioner on the roots
  • Only use specifically formulated products for processed human hairpieces
  • Rinse the wig to remove the shampoo and conditioner and gently brush any remaining tangles
  • Let your hairpiece dry on the stand without wringing it, but if pressed for time use a blow dryer’s lowest heat setting and avoid using a firm head device
  • If styling your hairpiece, use heated styling tools at a low heat setting and don’t apply heat for too long.

It might seem like a lot of attention and care needs to be taken to clean your human hair system, but the quality and look of your hair will make it worth the investment. We recommend coming in once every 6 to 8 weeks to have us care for your system. Contact Hair Prosthesis Centre for more information on human hair systems for men, women and children.

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Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hair is made from a variety of very fine plastic or nylon materials, being almost indistinguishable from real hair. By simply shaking your hair system, the synthetic fibres will restore the wig’s original style.

Some general rules when caring for your synthetic wig:

  • Almost all types of synthetic wigs cannot withstand any direct heat (such as from barbeques or ovens), unless they are specified as heat-friendly
  • Synthetic hairpieces cannot be dyed a different color
  • Synthetic wigs must only be washed using specialized shampoos and conditioners, and brushed with specialized combs and brushes
  • Synthetic wigs should only be air-dried on a wig stand

Synthetic Hair Care Tips

Follow these easy steps when washing your synthetic hair to optimize its longevity.

Do not rub or pull the wig while washing, as it can loosen the strands from the base.

  • Wash every 10 to 15 wears
  • Only wash in cold water
  • Do not rub while washing
  • Spray conditioner 10-12 inches from hair
  • Blot when drying do not squeeze or wring
  • Air dry on a wig stand
  • Do not brush when wet
  • Do not expose the wig to heated styling tools and be cautious when cooking (over a BBQ or stove), as permanent damage and singeing of the hair fibers will occur.
  • Ensure that your synthetic wig is specifically labeled as “heat friendly”, but don’t expose it to medium or heat
  • Hair Care products used must be for synthetic hair
+ HUMAN HAIR

Human Hair

There are two types of human hair wigs and hairpieces:

Remy, or Raw Hair: the premium choice for the most natural-looking hair; when the hair is cut and made into a wig, the follicles are kept in the same direction to reduce tangling and retain a silky quality.

Processed Hair: only an artful approach, high-quality chemicals are used to sanitize the hair and strip away color; as well as, add curl or straighten the hair and then add color.

Human hair wigs are the best quality hair systems because they are indistinguishable from your own hair. They have a more natural look and feel with the hair – being finer, shinier and softer than their synthetic counterpart.

Your styling options are endless when it comes to human hair systems, as they can withstand heat very well. Considering the desirability of the look and feel of real human hair, you and your special someone will love the natural confident you.

Human hair wigs are more expensive than synthetic wigs, but the pros of real human hair greatly outweigh the cons. With this in mind, treat your human hair system as an investment. These pieces require continual maintenance and care, but will bring many benefits to you in the long-term.

We carry a wide range of human hairpieces and wigs at Hair Prosthesis Centre in Barrie, and will take the time to understand your needs and tastes to provide you with the best human hair options. Contact us for more information, or come in for a visit and see the attraction of human hair systems for yourself.

As these wigs are made from real human hair, keep these factors in mind:

  • Human hair systems react to climate the way your real hair does
  • The wig must be reset/restyled after washing
  • If the hair is dyed, it will oxidize/fade with exposure to sunlight
  • Human hair wigs will get split ends or tear if mistreated by harsh brushing, back combing or overuse of heat styling
  • These systems can be heavier than synthetic wigs
+ HUMAN HAIR CARE TIPS

Human Hair Care Tips

To ensure your human hair system remains healthy and lasts longer, follow these tips when washing it.

  • Before washing the hair, detangle the wig with a specialized wide-toothed comb
  • Only wash the wig in cold water
  • Do not soak or immerse the wig, but rather wet sections of the wig and use a gentle downward motion to clean with high-quality specialized shampoo and conditioner
  • Be careful to avoid putting conditioner on the roots
  • Only use specifically formulated products for processed human hairpieces
  • Rinse the wig to remove the shampoo and conditioner and gently brush any remaining tangles
  • Let your hairpiece dry on the stand without wringing it, but if pressed for time use a blow dryer’s lowest heat setting and avoid using a firm head device
  • If styling your hairpiece, use heated styling tools at a low heat setting and don’t apply heat for too long.

It might seem like a lot of attention and care needs to be taken to clean your human hair system, but the quality and look of your hair will make it worth the investment. We recommend coming in once every 6 to 8 weeks to have us care for your system. Contact Hair Prosthesis Centre for more information on human hair systems for men, women and children.

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