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My New Hair/Wig Care

Hudson & Kemp are proud to be a 'My New Hair' salon...

My New Hair is a  charity, founded and inspired by Trevor Sorbie MBE, which provides advice and support for people suffering from cancer and medical hair loss.

Alex has been trained to Level 1 (October 2014) and Level 2 Advanced Aftercare (November 2014) by Trevor and his team to cut, style and maintain wigs, she has knowledge of how hair is affected by medical treatment and the stages hair goes through during recovery.

For free advice and/or to book an appointment please ring the salon, mention My New Hair and Alex will return your call.

Which Wig...

Synthetic hair wigs
Synthetic hair wigs are made from fibre – much like clothing fabric. 
This is the least expensive choice, a good synthetic wig starts from £100.00.
Synthetic wigs are easy to take care of - you can wash the wig in warm water, condition it (using a fabric conditioner), and then as it dries it will re-form its shape.
Once the wig has been customised to suit you and styling product added it looks incredibly realistic.
 
Real hair wigs
Real hair wigs are made from 100% human hair - the hair is cleansed, chemically treated, coloured and made into a wig.
Prices start from around £250.00. 
Real hair wigs require more maintenance and just like real hair, will need to be blow-dried into style after every wash with a good quality shampoo and conditioner.
This may make a real hair wig unsuitable for people who are unwell, as they require a greater degree of looking after compared to a synthetic wig.
Real hair wigs are tend to be more suited to people suffering from hair loss on a more long term or permanent basis, for example people who have alopecia.
 
Made to measure wigs are also made from real hair, but they are made to fit your head perfectly.
The prices vary, but they can be in the thousands
Made-to-measure wigs are normally worn by people who suffer from alopecia or those who do not experience hair re-growth. 
They can take up to two months to make and, therefore, will not normally be suitable for those undergoing cancer treatment.

Ultimately choosing a wig is a personal decision. 

Wig Care...

It is extremely important to take good care of your wig. It is important to wash and clean your wig regularly and understand the types of products that you can and can’t use, for example a synthetic wig is not real hair so you can’t use tongs or straightening irons on these as they may melt the hair!

Close proximity to heat sources in general should be avoided when wearing a synthetic wig, for example opening the oven door or sitting under an outdoor heater in the garden.

The more care you take in looking after your wig the longer it is likely to last.

The single most important thing about making a wig look as natural as possible is to ensure that the wig is customised to suit the face shape – you don’t need to have a real hair wig to make it look real. It’s about getting the right advice and having the wig cut and shaped to suit the individual.

Colour choice, customising of the wig, and correct product usage are essential for the most effective finished result.