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    • April 3, 2013 10:55 AM BST
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      If anyone has any advice fr he best place to buy wigs (female) in the Nottingham or East Midlands area. I am going to have a look at Hothair in Nottingham, I think they are a national .
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      Are they any good re quality and price. Any other suggestions or help would be welcome,

      Many Thanks,

      Rachel
    • April 3, 2013 2:09 PM BST
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      there are a couple of places in derby and ebay is always worth a look. Stick to a colour close to your natural at first,
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    • April 3, 2013 2:16 PM BST
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      I get most of my wigs of ebay, whote you pay you can just wear them to death then wash them I sell some of them as well
    • April 3, 2013 5:57 PM BST
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      Thanks Gillian and Janet xxx
    • April 3, 2013 6:20 PM BST
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      i got three from china for 99p each plus £10 postage, that was three years ago and i still use them
    • April 3, 2013 6:33 PM BST
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      hi Gillian, shall we be cusins ay ? nice xx
    • April 4, 2013 12:17 AM BST
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      Hi Rachel. Have you decided on hair colour and style? Some wig shops will try and sell you what they've got rather what what might suit you best. You could consider uploading a face pic to one of the virtual make-over websites such as Taaz or Daily Makeover where you can very realistically 'try on' hundreds of different hairstyles and colours to find out which ones make you look really good. You can download the results and take your favourite ones to show the wig shop. Some places can also cut and style wigs to make them look better on you.

      Another point is your head size. Most men have a larger crown than women which means that many styles just do not look right on a Tgirl. Ring beforehand to find out if they stock wigs with the larger 'cap sizes'; some do, some don't.

      Good luck with whatever you decide upon. I look forward to you posting photos of you wearing your new acquisition.
    • April 4, 2013 12:24 AM BST
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      all good stuff trines xx,the wigs iget for the less well off we could say are very good ,serviceable and adjustable to, I have about 20 at the moment, about 15 came from china the rest were bought in the uk, , I think I love them all
    • April 4, 2013 10:31 AM BST
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      the best idea is to take your time. If you arre going to get one off the net go try one similar at a shop, you do ot have to buy there. I will see you on saturday.
    • April 4, 2013 6:28 PM BST
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      OK, Gillian, looking forward to it xxx
    • April 5, 2013 7:12 AM BST
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      Hi Rachel

      I got mine from Demira Hair off Ebay, and a cheapo from China, I have also been to Hot Hair in Meadow Hall, Sheffield, the staff at HotHair are really friendly and very helpfull.
    • April 5, 2013 7:30 AM BST
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      Thanks Mandy, Trinnes, Gillian and Janet. Will report back on here. Love You xxx
    • June 28, 2013 3:47 PM BST
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      Anyone know the benefits of buying human hair wigs? Are they easier to brush (ie like your own hair) as I find brushing my synthetic ones a little disastrous at the moment!
    • June 28, 2013 4:59 PM BST
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      hi, wigs don't last forever. keep them clean and conditioned and brushed. i am not a fan of human hair, unless your a hairdresser i always found them pain in the ass. x
    • June 28, 2013 5:36 PM BST
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      Stacey-Lynn, You need to buy a special wig brush and comb, and don't brush too often - the friction of doing that causes it to go frizzy. Somewhere on the site there is advice about washing synthetic wigs - basically used cold water and rinse a lot and pat dry with a towel and then leave to dry on a tap. Then tease into place...dont over comb or over brush ever. P xxx
    • June 28, 2013 8:24 PM BST
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      I bought what was said to be a wig brush, it was useless. I found (giggle) that a brush used to groom pets works fine weirdly. Even so though it does tend to tear out a few stray hairs which is why I thought a human hair one might be more natural to brush or comb, no? Guess I was wrong, as in so many other things.
      This post was edited by Melody Kelly at June 28, 2013 8:29 PM BST
    • June 29, 2013 6:53 PM BST
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      I bought the tangle teezer brush from a wig shop in the UK and paid about £10 for it - you can get it from amazon in the UK, not sure about where you would buy it in Ireland. Best to google "tangle teezer". FYI it works really well at getting rid of tangles and knots.

      I would think that a human hair wig has all the pluses of human hair - you can style it any way you want and treat it like real hair, and all of the minuses - the feminine style isnt fixed, so unless you are a dab hand with rollers and tongs it may take a while to fix. These days human hair wigs are much cheaper than they used to be. Hope that helps.

      Pauline xxx
    • June 30, 2013 10:41 PM BST
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      Having recently bought a human hair wig they are very resoneably priced and much much better. I for one fully intend fiances allowing buy some more human hair wigs.
      Veronica x x x
    • July 3, 2013 8:11 PM BST
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      i bought a new human hair wig from a shop in Brixton.Allowed to try any one i wished,and found the right one to suit me.The staff were very understanding and interested in our scene.
      Their website is www.catwalkk.com
      Try them out,resonable prices as well
      On facebook they are catwalklondon
    • November 28, 2013 5:42 PM GMT
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      Found this when looking for a wig on line and thought the advice might be valuable, as about 99% of us here have to wear a wig (few of us have the luxury of using our own hair).


      I have copied and pasted the answers to FAQs and given the link to the US website. I found it informative about the history of wigs made from man made fibres.

      Pauline xxx


      Q. How do I measure my head size for a wig?

      A. Click here and visit (check that part of the website it means): How to measure the hairline for size.



      Q. Are you the Wells that sold under Wells Wholesale Wigs? Our shop bought from Wells Wholesale Wigs many years ago? If you are the same business who sold to us 15 years ago - Do you sell wholesale now?

      A. Yes, we were wholesale only at that time. We now sell wholesale to the trade as well as retail at our store in Tigard, Oregon. You can re-open a wholesale account by faxing your wholesale license or business information to 503-626-0707. After your wholesale information is verified we will give you the info to obtain the wholesale prices. We are happy to hear from you again!


      Q. Are both twins working there now? Is your mother still working? What is she doing now?

      A. Our founder, our mother, started the business in California in 1969. She started giving wig parties with the help of my twin sister and me when we were young teenagers. Eventually we opened a store "Shirley's Wig Boutique" on Colorado Blvd in Glendale. When our family moved to Oregon that store was sold to a Korean man, who had been my mothers contact and set up all the connections to buy hairgoods from Korea, where most wigs were made at that time.
      Now, 40 plus years later, out of Oregon, we serve the world, with our caring attitude, through our world wide website. People frequently ask about our mother because she not only worked at the store. Sometime she consulted with the big name wig designers such as Max Factor with mens hairpieces and Eva Gabor's designer, Joseph of Rome. Mom was the owner of one of 8 businesses brought to a meeting in Kansas City to brainstorm about the wig business. Mom and our long time employee and friend, Karen, talked with Joseph about coming up with something new. Among other items, he was holding a small square of monofilament in his hand. Mom said, "Why don't you make me a wig with the monofilament top so we have something better to offer our clients. At that time, we were custom designing and having this type of wig made for our customers but the cost was over $600 and the wait for it to be made was 6 to 8 weeks.

      Joseph went right to work on it and sent the first monofilament wig for us to look at. It was very curly and you could hardly find the monofilament top. Now, most of the mono top wigs are straight or wavey so the monofilament top can be parted on the right, left or the middle. That was the birth of the monofilament top wig.

      Mom is sort of retired now but she still is available to work when she and her husband of 14 yrs are not on a long cruise.


      Q. How are the monofilament wigs made that makes them so different in price over the wigs I used to buy?

      A. The hair is hand-knotted strand by strand. This allows you to brush the hair on top in any direction. It's very versatile, you can part it on either side or in the middle. With all the additional work it takes to make the monofilament top wigs the increase in cost is very nominal. This type of wig has always been available by special custom order and the price was $600 or more and there was a 6 to 8 week wait while they were custom made.


      Q.What is a mono or monofilament top wig? I was told that I should buy a mono top wig but I balked at the increased expense over the wig I usually order. PS: I wear wigs all the time because my hair is somewhat thin on top.

      A. Monofilament wigs are worth the added expense especially if you are thin or balding. Mono wigs are more comfortable and your scalp will show though anywhere you part it on top. Monofilament is the type of material the hair is put into. Hair is added to the mono top by hand knotting one strand at a time. Hence the extra added cost. They are labor intensive compared to the machine sewing in of large wefts of hair at a time. The strands of hair which are hand applied swivel back and forth easily so the styling can be done more freely than with the machine wefted wigs. The mono wig is much cooler because monofilament wigs allow the scalp to breath and the air to circulate to your scalp. Many wig wearers with hair on top are wearing the monofilament top wigs because they comform to the head shape naturally and are especially nice for those who want a part on right, left or even the center of their wig. As to the cost----years ago we could have this type of wig custom made starting at $600 and up. Now they are available at about $100 to $150 more than a machine made wig.


      Q. I have thin hair. Will wearing a wig cause me to lose more hair?

      A. Wigs do not cause hair loss. However, if you use pins or clips to attach the wig in the same place regularly the pull could cause hair loss. Rotate the attachment area if you do use pins or clips to attach your wigs or hair pieces.


      Q. How is a men's toupee different from a "hair addition"?

      A. A toupee is a bad, negative term for what we now call a hair addition or a hair replacement. The terminology has been changed to alter the description of a flat, pancake once known as a toupee. A hair addition can be as small as a silver dollar.

      Q. I purchased a human hair wig 2 months ago and it is now sticking straight out at the sides in a fluffy, unmanageble mess. What can I do to make it lay down and look like it did when I bought it?

      A. Human hair wigs need to have a conditioning shampoo and conditioner similar to what you would use on your own hair. Have you taken it back to the shop where you purchased it to see if they can re-style it and/or direct you to the products needed so you can do it yourself.

      Q. What's with all these women on the housewives show? One day they have short hair and the next it's long hair again? I can see that its not a wig.

      A. It could be a lace front wig. The movie stars have been using hand crafted lace fronts for many years. Recently lace front wigs have been mass produced and are available at reasonable prices.


      http://www.wigsunlimited.com/faq.html
      As
    • December 1, 2013 11:06 AM GMT
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      I dont think there is anything wrong with synthetic.
      For the money you cant argue, and as long as it isnt some crappy 'costume' wig, the fibers are usually of very high quality.
      For the price of one human hair wig, you can usually have 4 wigs in different styles colours and lengths. (Which kind of negates the old argument of "Well you cant style a synthetic wig, but you can with human hair)
      Why go through the bother of styling when you can have a selection in different styles?

      Bit of advice though for folks using a synth. wig...
      Get a loop tooth brush, theyre about a fiver on ebay. They dont yank at the fiber and dont generate static like a straight brush will.
      (That old plastic + Plastic + Friction chest nut)

      Hope this helps
    • December 1, 2013 12:19 PM GMT
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      I would agree with Samantha's comments, especially plastic and friction.

      If you can then do not bush your wig - but use your fingers to tease it into the style its meant to be. Watch the way women tease their hair into an attractive style with their fingers, and practice. Like putting on make up you do need to practise teasing your wig to look good.

      If you must brush the wig then get a wig brush, though I have found that the "tangle teaser" (they are about £10 on line or from many wig shops) is good as it removes tangles and doesn't create friction and then destroy the "hair" filaments.

      Also having a few wigs is good, as then you can rest them (especially if like me you wear a wig almost every day) and so don't need to wash them that often. In general wash them after wearing for about 20 times.

      Pauline xxx
    • December 3, 2013 3:35 PM GMT
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      I agree witb tangle teezer,works so well on my wig,boots do stock the teezer.
      For hair,i use afuro hair based in Stoke on Trent via internet.Have had two wigs from them and cant fault the quality.That is also after washing as well.....i use luke warm water and gently swirl the hair with shampoo then rinse with conditioner been good results so far.To dry,i just leave on my manikin head to dry and brushing as it drys had no problems.

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