Wig Myths Addressed – These Are Not Your Grandma’s Hair Pieces!

DSC_0127Wigs of the past have given modern day wigs a bad rap; they were course, hot, itchy, and you could spot them from a mile away. Fortunately, wigs and hair extensions have come a long way since the days of caftans and go-go boots. Those issues or concerns that may have been preventing you from trying this newer fashion staple are probably unmerited with the latest wig innovations.

Myth #1 – Wigs are hot and itchy.

Wigs used to have this problem because of the way the caps were formerly constructed. They were thick and heavy and didn’t allow for much ventilation. Now caps are crafted much differently and there are a variety of cap types to choose from to address your needs. For example, Raquel Welch is one of our top selling brands because of the comfort, construction and quality of her hair products. They feature cool stretch lace with patented Memory Cap II construction in the base plus a 1½” deep, virtually invisible sheer lace front for off the face styling.

Myth #2 – You can always tell when someone is wearing a wig.

If you’ve flipped through the pages of any magazine recently or watched an event on the red carpet, you’ve probably seen countless wigs and hair extensions without even realizing it. There is one reason why you don’t notice this accessory and it all boils down to quality. A poorly made wig is ill fitting, uses cheap fibers, or has the hair sewn in different directions. At Wig Works and Extensions for Hair Salon, we only sell quality pieces that look and feel natural.

Myth #3 – Wigs and hair extensions are too expensive.

While wigs and hair extensions can be costly, there are definitely some great alternatives out there to suit your budget. At the top of the line are hand tied, human hair wigs that can cost a pretty penny. However, you can

still purchase quality, great looking wigs and hair extensions at a lower price (but you’ll need to skip the kiosk at the mall and drive by the beauty supply store). Synthetic hair has evolved immensely in the past decade and many look, feel and move just like human hair but are at a lower price point.

Myth #4 – Wigs are too hard to take care of.

It can be intimidating the first time you need to wash your wig, but you need not fear. Just gently work out the tangles with a wide comb brush, soak your wig in a basin filled with lukewarm water and a bit of salon quality shampoo (if you have a synthetic wig, use a shampoo specially designated for this type of wig), rinse, pat dry, spritz with spray on conditioner, then air dry. Voila!

Myth #5 – Once I buy a wig, I’m stuck with that one style.

Many wigs can be cut, colored, and styled to your preference. It’s not like buying a one size fits all dress off the rack. We have an onsite salon where we can create the perfect hair piece to match the vision that you have in mind. Moreover, many synthetic wigs can even be curled and treated like human hair, so you’ll have a myriad of options to try.


Sometimes it can be difficult to overcome misconceptions, so I would like to invite you to come and visit Wigs Works and Extensions for Hair Salon. We have hundreds of wigs available in our store and our caring and knowledgeable staff can help you to find the perfect wig or hair piece to address your concerns. Whether your scalp is sensitive or your budget is limited, our variety of products can demystify former wig myths of the past.


About Janelle P.

I am proud to be one of the foremost hair loss specialists in the Bay Area with over thirty years experience in the field. At age 12 I began styling wigs for fashion and fun and assisted my mother after she established Wig Works in the early 1970’s. My passion for hair led me to Honolulu where I worked closely with legendary stylist Paul Mitchell. I had the honor to perform onstage platform hair styling with Mr. Mitchell, as well as legendaries Jean Braa, Zenon, and Alan Bush. I was also highly involved with the development and distribution of the Paul Mitchell line and later worked as a color representative for L’Oreal and stylist instructor for Matrix. I returned to the Bay Area and expanded Wig Works, with the establishment of Extensions for Hair. The revolutionary new hair extension method offered my clients with thin hair the opportunity to augment their style rather than relying on a wig or hair clip for length or fullness. These hair extensions are popular with women of all ages. Furthermore, I survived breast cancer twice and once lost all my hair from chemotherapy, so I have a unique perspective on special hair needs.
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