Synthetic wigs are lighter than real hair and can look very natural.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of styles to choose from. They can be washed and come pre-styled, so their hairstyle stays in shape after washing.
It does not matter if an acrylic wig is worn in the rain as they’ll never lose their shape.
Acrylic wigs can be obtained quickly as they are affordable and stocked in wig salons. If worn daily, most people find their synthetic wig will need replacing between 3 and 6 months. It totally depends on the activities undertaken by the individual. They can last longer.
Most people have a couple of wigs: one to wear and one to wash.
For totally bald heads, you can buy special adhesive tape to stop the wig slipping. Many people with alopecia use wig tape for extra security. The most important is comfort so try a few on for size and style!
Choosing a style and colour
You might feel comfortable choosing a style and shade that matching the hair you have lost. But some enjoy experimenting with different styles and colours.
Most wigs come in dozens of shades including natural looking greys.
Consider your lifestyle
What does your day involve? Will you be wearing your wig everyday? Be sure to keep your typical daily or weekly activities in mind when you try different wigs. Remember synthetic wigs are lighter and easier to manage if you’re tired or busy but not suitable for some activities - such as working in a hot kitchen!
Wigs can be fun. Perhaps take this opportunity to have the hair you always wanted. Try on lots of different styles and colours before settling on the one you want to buy. The perfect wig isn't always the first one we try on and not necessarily the one we thought would be walking out the shop with!
Seek advice from a wig supplier
Although synthetic wigs can be purchased online cheaply and many people do buy their wigs online, when purchasing your first wig we do recommend going to a wig salon and seeking advice regarding sizing and fitting. If wigs ever look like wigs on someone's head it is often because its too big for the wearer. Wigs come in different sizes so it's important to get that right from the beginning.
You can check out the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic wigs here.
Information about NHS wig prescriptions can be found here.