Cancer Care

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Most people undergoing chemotherapy will experience hair loss anywhere from 2 - 4 weeks after treatment begins. For most this sudden loss of hair can be one of the side effects they fear most. Hair loss can mean a huge change in your appearance, a symbol to the world that you have cancer. If you aren’t comfortable sharing this information with others, you may fear this side effect more than other chemotherapy complications. Covering your head however as your hair falls out is a purely personal decision. For many people hair is associated with personal identity and health, so they choose to maintain that look by wearing a wig. Others choose hats and scarves. Some choose not to cover their heads at all. We recommend coming in for a private consultation as soon as possible, and prior to your scheduled treatments if time allows. This way, we can make the best plan for you and your individual needs. If you’re interested in a wig we will be able to fit you and make the required adjustments before your natural hair falls out.

Consultation

1 hr | $100

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Our Wigs

  • We have a variety of wigs in all different colours and lengths, synthetic and real human hair to try on and see what feels the most comfortable, on your head and when you look in the mirror!
     

  • Wigs have come a long way in recent years. These are not your grandmothers’ wigs anymore! The advancements in the technology are amazing; it is hard to determine the difference between a high quality synthetic wig and a human hair wig.
     

  • Here are the basics. It all begins with the wig base, referred to as a cap. This is the material to which the hair is attached in order to create the wig. The new cap constructions are lighter, more durable, and so much more natural looking! When choosing a wig, it is important to consider the cap construction – each approach has a specific method of attaching hair to the cap and offers its own set of advantages

100% hand-tied monofilament caps allow each hair to move freely for the most natural look. Other designs referred to as 'hand-tied' feature a combination of hand-tied and machine-attached hair. This means that some areas (generally the part or crown) are hand-tied, but the rest is machine-attached. If you want the entire cap to be hand-tied, make sure to look for 100% hand tied!

  • Creates the most natural movement as each hair moves freely

  • Each hair on the entire cap is hand-tied onto the base

  • The softest and most comfortable cap, it's ideal for a sensitive scalp & hair loss

  • Allows for styling versatility as you can comb the hair in any direction

  • Also known as 100% hand-knotted

Monofilament caps offer a very natural look with parting versatility. The mesh material gives the illusion of hair growth from the scalp and allows for individual, hand-tied hair. As a result, hair can be parted and combed in different directions. Monofilament wigs can be monofilament at the part, crown or entire top of wig.

 

Double monofilament wigs are also a good option for sensitive scalps as the cap is soft. Of the monofilament caps, the 100% hand tied cap is generally the most comfortable.

  • Creates the illusion of natural hair growth from the scalp where the hair is parted

  • Each hair is individually hand-tied to a sheer base (but not entire cap)

  • Can be found just at the crown, along a pre-defined part or across the full top

  • A full mono top allows for parting & styling versatility

  • A double mono has an extra layer of soft material for added comfort

Lace front wigs create the illusion of natural hair growth along the hairline. This adds to the natural appearance of a wig and allows for styling away from the face. Some come pre-trimmed and are ready to wear while others will require some personalization.

  • Creates the illusion of a natural-looking front hairline

  • Each hair is individually hand-tied to a section of sheer lace (but not entire cap)

  • Allows for styling hair away from the face

  • Most are ready-to-wear & temple-to-temple

  • Made with a delicate material that should be handled with care

Basic caps are the most common and affordable design. Wefts of hair are sewn onto the cap, which has a closed lace layer at the crown. The hair is cut and styled into a specific style and the crown is often teased or crimped so you cannot see down through to the cap. This type of cap often gives the hair volume at the crown.

Some wigs are referred to as capless. This is a bit of a misnomer as there is a cap, but instead of the closed lace layer at the crown, it has vertical lace strips with open spaces between the wefts.

  • Includes both hapless and traditional constructions

  • Most durable & affordable

  • Most or all of the cap has open wefting for better air ventilation

  • Often gives the hair a natural lift with built-in volume at the crown

  • Hair is pre-teased at the root to help mask the cap beneath

Human Hair Wig & Synthetic Wig Care Instructions

 

The proper care of your wig will keep it looking new. Most women prefer to have more than one wig, not only to alternate hairstyles, but to allow time for cleaning and drying. The frequency of washing depends on factors such as air quality and humidity. Generally, a wig should be washed after it has been worn 8 – 12 times, but this can vary.

To take care of your wig, follow the manufacturer's instruction or follow these simple instructions below that apply to your type of wig:

How to Care for Your
Human Hair Wig

  • Before washing, gently brush the wig thoroughly with a wig brush. For wigs with a tight curl, do not brush, use fingers and gently remove tangles.

  • Use a mild shampoo. In a sink or basin, add a small amount of shampoo to cold water. Turn wig inside out and immerse. Gently swirl and let soak for approximately 5 minutes.

  • Rinse the wig gently in cold water until all of the shampoo is removed. Rinse twice.

  • Gently apply conditioner through the wig and leave on for 2 minutes to allow it to penetrate the hair.

  • Rinse the wig gently in cold water until all of the conditioner is removed.

  • Wrap the wig in a towel and gently pat out excess water.

  • Optional: Apply conditioning spray very lightly over wig, spraying 10 - 12 inches from the wig.

  • Place clean wig on a wig stand and allow to air dry thoroughly before brushing or combing. Do not allow the wig to dry in direct sunlight.

How to Care for Your
Synthetic Wig

  • Before washing, gently brush the wig thoroughly with a wig brush. For wigs with a tight curl, do not brush, use fingers and gently remove tangles.

  • Use wig shampoo specially formulated for synthetic wigs. In a sink or basin, mix 2 capfuls of shampoo with cold water only. Turn wig inside out and immerse. Gently swirl and let soak for 5 minutes.

  • Rinse the wig gently in cold water until all shampoo is removed.

  • Apply 1 - 2 capfuls of wig conditioner. Allow the fibers to absorb the conditioner for about 2 minutes.

  • Rinse the wig gently in cold water until all of the conditioner is removed. Wrap the wig in a towel and gently pat out excess water. Do not rub.

  • Spritz a revitalizing conditioner over the entire surface of hair. This will further condition the wig fibers.

  • Important: To prevent fiber damage, do not use a hair dryer, curling iron or other drying aids and keep wigs away from all sources of excess heat or open flame (e.g. stoves, ovens, barbecues, cigarette lighters).

  • Place your clean wig on a wig stand and allow the wig to thoroughly air dry. Do not brush or comb the wig until completely dry. When dry, use a wig brush or hair pick to gently restore styling.

  • To give additional styling support and to add shine and body to your wig, spray entire hair surface with finishing spray.

Wig Styling Instructions

  • Your wig can be styled by using a wig brush, a wig comb, or your fingertips. Avoid using a brush designed for human hair. These brushes can create excessive tension, over-stretching the hair with abrasive strokes that may damage the hair.

  • The best styling tool is the most inexpensive; a spray bottle of clean, cool water. Lightly spritz your wig with water to remove static electricity and return your wig to its original look.

  • To achieve style variations, liquid wig mousse is an essential styling tool. For curly or wavy styles, just mousse, hand scrunch, and pick the style into curls. On straight styles, mousse and brush lightly.

  • Your wig was designed with a basic style but you can achieve variations of that style of you wish. Your wig can be returned to its basic style by washing it and allowing it to air dry.

  • To completely restyle, we recommend taking your wig to a professional stylist