FAQ

Didn’t purchase your wig with us but need help?

Did you purchase your wig online or maybe while you were travelling? Customizing a wig is part of the process as it makes it unique to you. Even if you didn’t buy it with us, we are here to help contact us and tell us a little about your situation and we can direct you from there.

Is a wig purchase covered by OHIP?

Many supplemental insurance companies cover the costs of a medical hair prosthesis. You should contact your insurance company and ask them about your coverage.

Are wigs hot to wear?

This is the number one question. Technology has greatly improved in cap construction therefore allowing more air flow. Wigs are lightweight and comfortable.

How do they stay on?

A wig is secured by the construction of the cap. There are additional ways to secure your wig for those who require it. This can be discussed during your consultation.

Many people still think wigs are only for women who need them for medical reasons, such as thinning hair or hair loss due to chemo treatments.

There was a time when wigs were worn because of a medical need, but times have changed! Wigs are fashionable! Many clients are wearing them for travel, fashion and convenience. 

Are wigs expensive?

The cost of the wig or hairpiece depends on the type of hair and the construction of the cap. Check out our wig education section and contact us should you know what you want and require more information. 

Are wigs comfortable?

I have been wearing wigs for years and feel as though they are comfortable and secure. Coming in and trying some on is a sure way to know.

Do wigs look fake?

If a wig looks fake, there is a possibility of 3 reasons. First one is that it is a fun wig with an outrageous color. Second reason is simply that it is a bad wig either because of quality or age! Number three is that it is not on properly.  Trust us, there are many men and women wearing wigs that you do not notice. We always notice the bad ones but not the good ones.

Are they difficult to style?

Synthetic wigs are simple this is the number 1 reason clients love them. The fibers are pre-styled. Most styles just require a little placing with your fingers. They are all WASH & WEAR. It will go back to its style with little or no fussing at all!

What is better? Human or Synthetic?

Years ago, human hair wigs looked more natural than the synthetics. Technology advances has changed that. Synthetic wigs look very natural and gorgeous! They both have pros and cons. It’s a personal choice and depends and budget and lifestyle.

Why would I need a wig, I have my own hair!

You would be surprised at how many times you would wear it if you owned one. They can be very convenient and handy in a pinch. Think back to a bad hair day or a time when you had to run out for something, and your hair was not done? Trust me, once you own a wig, you will wonder how you managed without it!

What if someone knows I’m wearing a wig?

Gone are the days when you did not want ANYONE to know you were wearing a wig. Clients are treating wigs like they treat their other fashion accessories. If you purchased a new bag, you’d be proud. Do the same with your wig.

I heard I should not cook when I have my wig on, is this true?

Well, it is partly true. With a synthetic wig on, you have to be careful if you are close to extreme heat or a sudden burst of heat, such as opening up an oven door as you could singe the ends. However there are other types such as high heat and human hair that can handle heat.

I have a sensitive scalp due to treatment. Can you help?

Stop in, or call and have a consultation over the phone with our hair loss specialist. We have fit a variety of individuals with wigs specified for sensitive scalps such as burn victims, treatment clients or head trauma victims we will be sure to help you as well. 

What if my head sweats a lot?

The construction of the wig will determine the heat level however we do offer no sweat liners. These can be purchased at an additional cost and can be shipped directly.

How do I care for my wig?

Care of the wig depends on the type of hair. It is rather simple you’ll be impressed, we go over all of this during the consultation and provide complete instructions.

How many should I buy?

Everyone should own one. If you’re wearing your hairpiece daily, we recommend two so that you can rotate.

What can I do about my thinning hair?

Check out our section specific on hair loss.

Can I swim with it on?

We do not recommend this as chemicals can add stress to the hair and damage it however we can offer you other solutions to help.

Do you need an appointment?

We have two locations in Barrie Wig Boutique Barrie which works off of walk ins only and Hair Prosthesis Centre which works off of appointments.

Hair Prosthesis Centre

1 Quarry Ridge Rd, Lower Level
Unit 5, Barrie, ON L4M 7G1

CALL US:
705-722-3849
EMAIL: info@hairprosthesis.com

HOURS
Sun.      Closed
Mon.     9-5
Tues.     9-5
Wed.     9-5
Thu.      9-5
Fri.        9-3
Sat.       Closed

Wig Boutique Barrie

215 Mapleview Dr E, Unit 1
Barrie, ON L4N 0W5

CALL US:
705-503-9447
TEXT US: 705-984-9447
EMAIL: crystal@wigboutiquebarrie.com

HOURS
Sun.      Closed
Mon.     Closed
Tues.     11-5
Wed.     11-5
Thu.      11-5
Fri.        11-5
Sat.       11-3

Looking to book an appointment
or have questions?
Text Us 705-984-9447