Frequently Asked Questions at Wigs Online

Wig Facts

  1. Wigs are no longer just for the “need” customer. Many women are wearing wigs just for fun and fashion!
  2. Many wigs today are made with a “Shake and Go” style.  No more spending hours on your hair.  Just run a comb or your fingers through it and you’re ready to go!
  3. Wigs are designed in sizes average, petite, large and some have adjustable straps.
  4. Many wigs today are lightweight, adjustable, have special cap construction so you can ensure your perfect match.
  5. Clip-in pony tails and extensions are becoming increasingly popular.
  6. Hair add-ons are a fast, fun way to look great in seconds!  No more slaving over your hair. Be ready in a flash for any occasion. Especially great for vacations.

Myths Related to Hair Loss

  1. Frequent shampooing contributes to hair loss.
  2. Hats and wigs cause hair loss.
  3. 100 strokes of the hair brush daily will create healthier hair.
  4. Permanent hair loss is caused by perms, colors and other cosmetic treatments.
  5. Women are expected to develop significant hair loss if they are healthy.
  6. Shaving one’s head will cause the hair to grow back thicker.
  7. Standing on one’s head will cause increased circulation and thereby stimulate hair growth.
  8. Dandruff causes permanent hair loss.
  9. There are cosmetic products that will cause the hair to grow thicker and faster.
  10. Stress causes permanent hair loss.
  11. Hair loss does not occur in the late teens or early twenties.
  12. Hair loss affects only intellectuals.
  13. There is a cure for Androgenetic Alopecia

FAQs –  Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most common type of hair loss seen in women?

The most common type of hair loss seen in women  is Androgenetic Alopecia, also known as female pattern alopecia or baldness. This is seen as hair thinning predominantly over the top and sides of the head. It affects approximately one-third of all susceptible women, but is most commonly seen after menopause, although it may begin as early as puberty. Normal hair fall is approximately 100-125 hairs per day. Fortunately, these hairs are replaced. True hair loss occurs when lost hairs are not regrown or when the daily hair shed exceeds 125 hairs. Genetically, hair loss can come from either parents side of the family.

What are the most common reasons for hair loss in women?

  • Physical stress: surgery, illness, anemia, rapid weight change.
  • Emotional stress: mental illness, death of a family member.
  • Thyroid abnormalities: an overactive or an underactive thyroid can shut down hair follicles
  • Medications: High doses of Vitamin A, blood pressure, and gout medications can all be a factor.
  • Hormonal causes: pregnancy, birth control pills, menopause.

Does dieting affect my hair?

Hair loss may also occur due to dieting. Franchised diet programs which are designed or administered under the direction of a physician with prescribed meals, dietary supplements and vitamin ingestion have become popular. Sometimes the client is told that vitamins are a necessary part of the program to prevent hair loss associated with dieting. From a dermatologist’s standpoint, however, the vitamins cannot prevent hair loss associated with rapid, significant weight loss. Furthermore, many of these supplements are high in vitamin A which can magnify the hair loss.

Why does my hair fall out when I’m stressed?

Surgeries, severe illnesses and emotional stress can cause hair loss. The body simply shuts down production of hair during periods of stress since it is not necessary for survival and instead devotes its energies toward repairing vital body structures. In many cases there is a three month delay between the actual event and the onset of hair loss. Furthermore, there may be another three month delay prior to the return of noticeable hair regrowth. This then means that the total hair loss and regrowth cycle can last 6 months or possibly longer when induced by physical or emotional stress. There are some health conditions which may go undetected that can contribute to hair loss. These include anemia or low blood count and thyroid abnormalities. Both of these conditions can be detected by a simple blood test.

I just had a baby. Why is my hair so thin?

Hormonal changes are a common cause of female hair loss. Many women do not realize that hair loss can occur after pregnancy or following discontinuation of birth control pills. It is important to remember that the hair loss may be delayed by three months following the hormonal change and another three months will be required for new growth to be fully achieved.

What makes a better wig: human or synthetic hair?

For maximum versatility human hair is the best and most natural looking.  Softer to the touch, you can style it virtually any way desired.  Human hair can be shampooed as often as you would your own hair (but does not necessarily need to be.)  You can use rollers, a blow dryer, curling iron, flat iron, and styling products on human hair.  And for welcomed comfort, human hair wigs are also much lighter in weight than you would expect for such a volume of hair.

While many synthetic fiber wigs, hair pieces, and extensions can have an artificial look, we offer synthetic hair that captures more of the natural look of human hair.  This is accomplished through blending of fiber colors and separating hair for a more natural part.  Synthetic hair generally costs less and offers the convenience of less care.  Some wigs can be worn right out of the box!  Many have the ‘’Shake and Go’’ feature that attracts customers.  Synthetic hair however does not offer the same versatility as human hair because the use of heat can damage the fibers.

How do I care for my wig?

There is a variety of ways in which to care for your wig. Please see our section on Care and Maintenance.

How do I select the correct size?

Selecting the right size depends on how big your head is and how much hair you have on your head that the wig has to cover.  Please see our section called First Time Wig Wearers for all the answers to your questions.

How do I select the right style for my face shape?

Please see our section called First Time Wig Wearers for a complete face shape index.

How do I put my wig on?

Please see our section on Care and Maintenance.

How to Select the right color?

There are many ways in which can help you find exactly what you are looking for. Please refer to the Color Assistance section.