There are so many choices available on the market today that really it really comes down to availability and suitability. It is important that you find a wig that is suitable for you and your circumstances, for example if you are having chemotherapy it may not be viable for you to wait for a custom made wig to be produced. There are also cost implications to think about – of course a custom made wig will cost more than a ready to wear wig, however it is our experience at our hairdressers in Bournemouth that you look at everything available to you and you choose what is RIGHT for you.
You can buy some wigs that you can wear immediately but, in our experience, most wigs look more life-like when they have been trimmed to suit your face shape. Many wigs have over 40% too much hair in them and need to be thinned down to look more natural. At our hair loss clinic in Reading, this is done whilst you are wearing the wig so that it is cut and styled to suit your face shape.
When selecting either a human hair or synthetic wig, it is important to choose a wig as close to your desired style as possible. Wigs can be trimmed but shouldn’t be cut drastically.
Just as when cutting real hair, a wig should be customised to the individual, for example layering around the face or trimming a fringe – it really does make a big difference and with a wig this is what makes it look more realistic and personal to you.
We wouldn’t generally recommend this service to people undergoing cancer treatment, as a made-to-measure wig can take up to two months to make and will normally not be ready before your treatment begins. However you can still have your hair loss consultation and fitting and have a ready to wear wig in the interim. All this can be discussed at you free initial hair loss consultation with one of our hair loss specialists.
Made-to-measure wigs are normally worn by people who suffer from alopecia, which can be permanent hair loss, or those who are unfortunate and do not experience hair re-growth.
For an appointment to discuss your wig requirements, please call one of the hair loss team at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth and Reading on 01202 760003 or pop in to see us.