FAQs

How do I know what size of wig will fit me best?

  • Most women can wear average-sized wigs
  • Human hair wigs are normally of average size
  • Virtually all wigs use adjustment tabs or special straps

If your question isn’t covered here then please get in touch either by telephone, email or use the contact us form and we will get back to as soon as we can.

Medical Wigs for Hair Loss in the UK

At Fine Hair Designs, we understand that there are many reasons you may need a wig. Whether it be a fashion choice or for medical reasons, we have many wigs and hairpieces available to anyone throughout the UK. If you have any questions about our medical wigs, hairpieces, children’s wigs or anything else, please check our FAQ below or give us a call. We’re always happy to give our expert advice and offer more information about any of our medical wigs, hairpieces and more.

A: Wig Sizes

Most women can wear average-sized wigs Human hair wigs are normally of average size<, Virtually all wigs useVelcro adjustment tabs or special straps

  • A children’s wig fits head size from 31.75 to 51cm (18.5 to 20)
  • A petite wig fits a head size from 51cm to 54cm (20 to 21.25)
  • A average wig fits head size from 54cm to 57cm (21.25 to 22.5)
  • A large wig fits a head size from 57cm to 60cm (22 to 24)

A: To measure your head size, use a cloth tape measure. It is easier if you have someone to help you. Pull hair away from the hairline before starting. Measure from your front hairline, or if you have no hair, measure from where it would be, just above your ears and around the nape of your neck. Please see the picture above.

A: Human hair wigs consist entirely of human hair. Before it is made into a wig the hair is cleansed, treated chemically, and coloured. A human hair wig needs the same care as coloured human hair. It needs; more care after each shampooing than an acrylic wig does. After each shampooing a human hair wig has to be blow-dried and styled.

Acrylic wigs, like clothing fabric, are made from fibres. Two kinds of acrylic wig fibre are used in acrylic wigs: modacrylic and kanekalon. Both consist of tubes filled with colour. Acrylic wigs look very like human hair ones, especially after being styled to suit individual clients. An acrylic wig recovers its shape after washing and conditioning;It is very easy for a client, including one who might be feeling unwell, to care for.

Human hair wigs generally cost more than acrylic ones. However, they are more durable and longer-lasting. They are also more versatile, meaning that they can be straightened, curled, and coloured (this means that they can be darkened but never lightened), whereas it is not possible to use any kind of heat on acrylic hair. It is easier to style acrylic hair wigs, and also easier to maintain them.

Acrylic/synthetic wigs are generally lighter, easier to care for, and less expensive than human hair ones.

The main advantages and disadvantages of each

The main advantages of human hair wigs are:

  • Heated appliances can be used on them
  • They can be coloured, but not lighter: they can only be darkened
  • They are soft to the touch
  • Their styles can be changed
  • There is no frizzing, no small unwanted curls and untidy appearance of the hair-ends that occur with many older acrylic wigs
  • Some manufacturers offer wide ranges of them, designed to satisfy many kinds of clients’ needs

The main disadvantages of human hair wigs are:

  • Their colours fade over time due to oxidisation
  • Because they are porous, they need to be washed with good quality coloured-hair shampoos and conditioner
  • They can be difficult for clients to handle
  • There are fewer styles and colours to choose from than is the case with acrylic wigs

The main advantages of acrylic wigs are:

  • Very many colours are available
  • Their colours are very stable and slow to fade
  • They do not need blow-drying or setting, and should never have;blow-dryers, straighteners or curling tongs used on them
    they are easy to manage

The main disadvantages of acrylic wigs are:

  • friction rub, which, over time, causes frizziness
  • they cannot be coloured
  • artificial heat must never be used on them
  • in general, and while they are cheaper, they do not last as long as human hair wigs
  • A wig cap means the whole wig, and this includes the wig top, upon which the hair sits. The ways in which wigs, or caps, use tops, are as follows:
  • A machine-wefted cap can mean the whole wig, or bemachine wefted hair ona monofilament top.
  • Similarly, hand-knotted wig can be fully hand-knotted or come with a monofilament top. All are adjustable for size.
  • Manufacturers offer large ranges of machine-wefted wigs, which have wefted foundations
  • Hand-knotted foundations are made on light net bases and weigh very little.
  • A monofilament top wig uses a lightweight top made up of two layers of clear material. The hair is hand-knotted into this, using a special weaving technique that provides excellent comfort and ventilation. It gives the natural appearance of hair growing straight from the scalp. The parting can be changed
  • Finally, when choosing between human hair and acrylic wigs, please bear the following in mindthe best wig for you can be of either type, with neither being truly superior. A high quality acrylic wig will often look, and feel, better than a lower quality human hair wig. Personal preference and practicality are crucial factors, and often tend to outweigh cost. So, ask yourself about whether you have time to look after a human hair wig, and also think about the colours and styles that you prefer.
  • Can you please list and describe the different types of wig cap (meaning wig) that I can choose from
    deluxe hand-tiedmonofilament.
  • A totally comfortable luxury wig. The monofilament top is hand-woven on to a fine base to be virtually undetectable. The rest of the cap is a fine mesh with the hair hand-tied to it to make it lightweight. This results in atop quality wig with a topthat looks like skin and is very realistic

Monofilament top with wefted sides and back. 4 Star quality
Probably the most popular wig type, with the hair woven on to a very fine monofilament top mesh on the scalp area. The wefted area is machine-made, with hair sewn to ribbon-like strips of material.

Comfort 100% hand-tied.3 Star quality
The whole wig is hand-tied, with the wig cap made of fine mesh with no mono top. This is the most natural kind of wig, giving very light weight, very great comfortand the appearance of skin.

Part-Mono Teil-Mono in German) 2 Star quality
All wefted wigs with mono partings use thin strips of material (like ribbons) that the hair is machine-sewn to. The caps have a mono (non-adjustable) parting.Some, called Small Mono Part wigs, have a small monofilament area, usually at the crown. Teil-Mono wigs of all kinds are usuallyslightly cheaper than full monofilament top ones, but they also give the appearance of skin

A: Choosing

  • When a style is chosen, it should match the shape of your face, with hair length and colour considerations fully taken into account. It is usually sensible not to be too ambitious or radical in choosing one first wig.
  • Variations on the basic style can be achieved by using a wire brush, or pick, or your fingertips. You may be looking for a change of style or because you are coping with alopecia, chemotherapy or trichtillomanisand the associated hair loss. In any of these cases you want a wig that will alter and enhance your appearance
  • There are a few simple principles about complementing your face shape.
  • A long thin face tends to suit a style that is fuller on the sides with less volume on top.
  • Almost any style tends to suit a round face.
  • A wig should also match your complexion, clothes and make-up.
  • To identify the shape of your face, take your hair completely from it. The shape may be obvious, but this is often not so, because many faces combine different shapes. If this is the case, divide your face into two: upwards to the forehead, and downwards to the jawline from the level of the nostrils. Draw sketches of each half or use a digital or Polaroid camera to help you. Bring the two halves together to decide about the shape. Then see if you have any large or prominent features like a pointed or square chin or large and prominent ears or a similar nose.
  • A perfect oval shape face suits most styles.
  • With a round face, centre partings and rounded curl movements should be avoided.
  • Square shaped faces tend to need softening with some movement to break up the jawline squareness. Solid lines and jaw-area width should be avoided. Chin-length layers, shapes that hug the face and long wispy fringes are unhelpful.
  • Faces that are heart-shaped have high cheekbones and wide foreheads. Height and volume at the temple area should be avoided. More balanced looks can be achieved using width or fullness at the jaw line from waves or curls.
  • Long flat styles and solid lines need to be avoided if the shape of your face is oblong. Texture and movement can be created by breaking up the length with layers around the eyes, cheekbones and ears. To shorten the apparent length of the face, a fringe will help, as will a round curly style. Roundness, to soften the length, can be achieved by using a side parting.
  • A rectangular face is longer than a square one but still quite angular. To draw attention from the length, avoiding volume at the jaw line, a fringe and a side parting should be used.
  • A pear-shaped face has a narrow forehead and a wide jaw line. Width above the cheekbones should be enhanced by a wig style that adds height and volume at the temple area, and which reduces solid lines and width at the jaw line. Hair should never be taken away from and back off the face.

A: Wefting is the usual method of constructing a wig. It involves the hair being sewn on to ribbon-like strips of material. It makes wigs lightweight, with very good air circulation and cool to wear. Wefted-only wigs consist of a cheaper kind of wig cap. Clients with hair loss who need to wear their wigs every day generally prefer monofilament top ones, because they are more realistic than most of other types of wig.

A: Some wigs can and should be worn immediately, but most look more natural after they have been altered to suit the face shape, for example by layering around the face or by cutting a fringe. Many wigs are supplied with this in mind. If you have thick and long hair you need not normally cut it to wear your wig. It can be pinned up in a French twist as flat as possible on the crown of your head, and it can be concealed, too, by a wig cap, or by a mesh cap liner, to hold your hair in place.
To add height to a wig, lift the hair gently with a wire brush. If you also want fullness added, tease or back comb and then smooth the surface hair over the teasing. When you want to return your wig to its original style, brush it thoroughly, then clean it, and then let it air-dry.
If you want or need help with altering and styling your wig, you should check with your stylist that they are confident to do so. If they are not, we suggest that you ask them or their manager or employer to identify an alternative.

A: Remember that colours can look very different from screen o screen, sothe colours that you see on your screen may be slightly different than the actual wig colour. Please keep this in mind when ordering.

A: Some wigs/hairpieces (HairPower collection) have more than one colour incorporated into them to give a more natural look. For instance, colour code 4/6 means that it is a mixture of those two colours. If the colour code is 30/130-33 it means that there is an even mixture of colours 30 and 130 and a small amount of colour 33. Therefore, means an even mix of the two colours and means thata small amount of the colour is added.

A: Gradient colours are exclusive to the Noriko range. The root of the wig is darkgiving the illusion of natural root growth.

A: Hybrant Shades are available in the Hi Fashion and Amore Rene of Paris ranges. The word hybrant means that the wig has highlighted tones rather than the colours blended together.
Will my order be packaged so that no one can tell what is in it?

A: Some of our customers prefer that their purchases are despatched in discreet packaging. To ensure complete confidentiality we do not advertise our business on any of our despatches.

A: How long your wig or hairpiece lasts fordepends on how often you wear it, how you treat it, the environment in which you live, and the types of maintenance product that you use. Acrylic wigs, in particular, need specially formulated products. Normal hairspray and non-fibre cleansing products should not be used on them. They must not be washed in hot water, heat must not be applied to them, and they must always be conditioned after washing. No wig or hairpiece should ever be handled roughly

  • Cheaper wigs and hairpieces tend not to last as long as others. So if you use them daily they may only have short lives. This is a matter of personal preference. Some clients enjoy the fun of a succession of cheaper wigs. However, other daily wearers want their wigs to last and are willing to pay for them to do so.
  • The final answer to this question, the nearest that we can get to a bottom line, is not very precise, depending as it does on usage, environment and quality of care, but a wig can last for a months, or for years if very well looked after and used.
  • Every wig when dispatched comes with the manufacturer’s care instructions.
  • To maintain the style and freshness of your wig or hairpiece, use a plastic or wire wig stand.
  • When you store itkeep it somewhere clean and free from dust, heat and excessive humidity.
  • Use a folding (collapsible) wig stand or a polystyrene head to put your wig on, to help it keep its shape and, if required, for styling it. Unless you are travelling, do not use a bag or a box to store it.

A Cancellations – Under Consumer Contracts Regulations (2014) your right to cancel an order for goods starts the moment you place your order and ends 14 days from the day you receive your goods.
Returns and Refunds – We strictly adhere to the above timescale. For your convenience we have provided an online form and also a returns note is sent with your order. Whichever method you use we must receive it by day 14 in order for us to issue a full refund.

A: Website security, privacy and data protection are achieved as follows.

  • Once you start using our payment pages the information that you send to us is encrypted automatically by PayPal for your privacy and security, and thus unable to be seen by anyone else.
  • All client details remain encrypted.
  • We never pass your email address on or sell it to third parties.
  • Our computers do gather information about the identity of your internet service provider and computer and very basic details of when you accessed our site, as do most web servers on the internet, but these almost entirely concern the technical details of the process, and it is impossible to discover the actual identity of an individual website user from this information.

A Dispatch and Delivery – Our time frames are as follows:
Dispatch within 2 -5 days
Delivery within 7 – 10 days but always sooner if possible
Next day delivery – this is not offered as standard, and an additional charge will apply.
Please check stock availability before placing your order.

A: Monday to Friday 10 am until 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 2 pm
If you have any problems with your order please call 01382 772 976

A Our return address is: Fine Hair Designs, 65 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 2BP

Please Note
We cannot accept returns or exchanges from outside the European Union

A: Before it is made into a wig the human hair is cleansed, treated chemically, and coloured. Most human hair wigs come un-styled and uncut and will need the same level care as coloured human hair. It needs more care after each shampooing than a synthetic wig does. After each shampooing a human hair wig has to be blow-dried and styled.

Synthetic fibre wigs look very like human hair ones and a top of the range synthetic wig will be made in the same way as many human hair wigs. A Synthetic wig comes already styled and recovers its shape after washing and conditioning, it is very easy for a client, including one who might be feeling unwell, to care for.

Human hair wigs generally cost more than synthetic ones. They are also more versatile, meaning that they can be straightened, curled, and coloured (this means that they can be darkened but never lightened), whereas it is not possible to use any kind of heat on synthetic hair, unless it clearly states that it is made of heat resistant fibre. It is easier to style synthetic hair wigs, and also easier to maintain them.

Synthetic wigs are generally lighter, easier to care for, and less expensive than human hair ones.

The main advantages and disadvantages of each

The main advantages of human hair wigs are:

The main disadvantages of human hair wigs are:

The main advantages of synthetic wigs are:

The main disadvantages of synthetic wigs are:

A: Most of the brands we sell have supplied descriptions of the many different types of caps they make. The cap descriptions are available on the ‘caps explained’ tab of each product and a picture of the product cap will be displayed in the product picture gallery. You may also use our filters to select the type of cap you are most interested in i.e. selecting mono top will list all of the styles which have a mono top from all of the collections available.

A: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

A: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

A: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

A: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

A: Yes, Fine Hair Designs, 65 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, DD5 2 BP 01382 762976

Wig fittings for either NHS or private consultations always require an appointment. Please call the aabove number to make one this will ensure that you can be seen at a time of your choosing.

A: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

A: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

A: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

A: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Please give us a call today on 01382 762 976 if you need any additional information or advice.