Wig FAQ's

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Find your wig cap size by measuring the circumference around the hairline. Custom wigs require ear to ear and front to back measurements as well. HairUWear offers Petite, Petite Average, Average, Average Large and Large cap size wigs. Watch a tutorial here.

Prepare longer hair for wearing a wig by securing with bobby pins in a smooth wrap pattern that lies close to the head. Watch a video on hair wrapping here.

To put on a wig, start by giving it a gentle shake. The tags are located at the nape of the wig. Position the front of the wig against your forehead and pull the wig back and over your head. Tighten or loosen the straps if needed. Watch a tutorial on putting on a wig here.

When choosing a wig, you’ll consider cap construction, special features like lace fronts and monofilament areas, human hair or synthetic fiber, as well as length, cut, texture, and color. What to consider when choosing a wig.

Determining the shape of your face can provide style suggestions when choosing a new wig. Find your face shape.

Styling & Care

Some wig styles are packed inside out to preserve the styling. When you first receive your new wig, be sure to read all the instructions included in the box, on the hang tag and the labels inside the wig. What to keep in mind when unpacking a wig.

Some wigs include a Protective Liner to provide an additional layer of hygienic protection. What is a protective liner? Try the wig on with the Protective Liner in place. Since the liner does not stretch, the fit may feel snug and/or the wig may not sit properly. Do not judge the fit with the Protective Liner in place. If you love your new wig and have decided to keep it, now is the time to remove the Protective Liner. Remove the Protective Liner by carefully snipping the threads that attach it to the wig cap. A small pair of scissors or a seam ripper work best. Work slowly and take care not to pull, tear or cut the wig cap. The wig may not be returned for refund or exchanged if either the liner or hangtag is removed.

Use care when washing your synthetic wig by following these easy steps for gentle detangling, cleansing, rinsing and drying. Steps for gentle detangling, cleansing, rinsing and drying of synthetic wigs. In addition, please review the Care Instructions provided with your Raquel Welch, Gabor, Hairdo or HIM wig style.

To smooth heat-friendly Tru2Life or Excelle fiber: wash, condition and spray with Restore Leave-in Conditioner by HairUWear, then blow dry using low-medium heat. Fiber will be damaged if the heat setting is too high. We do not recommend curling, blow drying or straightening the hair while wearing; heat-friendly synthetic fiber will get very hot and may cause burns. How to maintain heat-friendly fiber.