Monofilament is type of material which forms the base of a hair piece. It’s a very thin, gauze-like fabric onto which each strand of hair is knotted. The fabric is almost transparent and extremely breathable which means it’s an ideal match to the scalp and very comfortable to wear.
Each hair is attached to the base in a way that allows it to ‘swivel’. This allows for easy styling of the wig. Nowadays, most monofilament bases are fitted with small, discreet cords that allow the wearer to adjust the fit of the wig as necessary.
No type is better than the other – it simply depends on your needs. Synthetic hair is incredibly natural, resilient and tends to hold one particular style. So, if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like spending a lot of time on your hair, a synthetic hairpiece might be for you. However, it is not advisable to use heated products on this type of hair piece otherwise you will damage the hair.
A human hair wig is treated similarly to natural hair – it can be washed, blow-dried and styled (using heated products) any way you like. Real hair wigs require more effort to maintain - however, their appearance can be very realistic.
Thanks to advances in technology there is a new human hair product available called Freedom® (link to page). This state-of-the-art, real hair wig creates a vacuum between the hair and scalp which means it’s impossible to accidentally dislodge the hairpiece.
Go to our Collections to view the extensive range of synthetic and human hair wigs.
We try to dispatch orders within 3-5 days, If the item is out of stock in our main store delivery may take longer, up to 10 days. We try to keep you informed as much as possible about the progress of your order. You now have the option of special delivery (next day) , recorded or first class (2-7 days)
It is always best to check your supplier’s instructions but we can provide general information on washing certain types of wigs.
REMEMBER, ALWAYS CHECK YOUR HAIRPIECE TYPE
In general, ALL wearers are advised to:
This type has a nylon base and can be washed regularly at home. Directions are usually on the label and maintenance is simple:
The original style of the hair piece should return after it is fully dried.
These can be gently shampooed at home using the same procedure as above. The hair may take longer to dry naturally and gentle blow drying using a cool setting is possible. Only use a wide-toothed comb or specialist brush.
Please check with your supplier on the correct procedure. Some European hair units are labelled ‘Dry Clean Only’ and it is very important to adhere to these instructions.
Other European hair pieces can be shampooed at home as follows:
In general human hair wigs can withstand heated products but it is advisable not to use heated appliances on synthetic hair. Always check with your supplier.
In both cases of human and synthetic hair, we recommend that you treat your hair piece like skin and protect it from extreme weather. For instance, wear a hat when sunbathing or outdoors in heavy rain and wind.
Very secure. Partial hair pieces are secured in a number of ways: by semi-permanent bonding to your own hair; by using specialised small clips or by hypoallergenic tape. Certain real hair wigs such as a Freedom® Wig fits has vacuum suction and is designed not to come off in any circumstances. Ready-to-wear wigs can be customised to fit and some of our wigs have patented non-slip bases that provide extra security.