Monthly Archives: October 2009

Wig questions answered

Louise has answered a few common questions on choosing and wearing a wig. If you have any questions…let us know and we’ll be happy to answer them.

Q Can synthetic hair be trimmed?

A Yes, our Natural Image shop consultants will personalise your wig to suit, or if you prefer, your own hairdresser can cut to style

Q Can I shampoo wigs and hairpieces?

A Yes. At Hot Hair & Natural Image we have a complete aftercare kit with full instructions on every piece.

Q Can I use straighteners, tongs, hairdryers etc?

A Yes, on human hairpieces it will be necessary for styling. No heat is required on synthetic fibre. Any heat at all will cause damage

Q Will my wig stay in place?

A Yes, absolutely, although for extra confidence initially, we have a special two sided hypo-allergenic tape which is skin friendly and easy to use.

Q Am I entitled to the NHS service?

A Currently you are entitled to a free acrylic wig if :

1) You are having treatment for alopecia or chemotherapy

2) You are claiming income support or disability allowance

3) You are under 16 or 16 to 19 and in full-time education

The Department of Health Form HC 11 can be informative. Not all NHS Trusts offer the same service or selection.  Our team of consultants will be happy to advise you on the Trust in your area.