Hi, I'm Andrew creator of Andrew DiSimone Wigs. Many of my clients have asked some really good questions about wigs and wig care. I'd like to share them with you. If you have a question, please ask.
Q. How do I clean my wig, and how often?
If you wear your wig between 10 to 12 hours a day, you should clean it every 2 weeks. Other factors include your level of activity, do you sweat, the temperature / humidity in your environment. You, personally, are the best judge. Please see our cleaning tips for both human hair and synthetic wigs.
Q. Are wigs itchy?
A. Wigs can be itchy if the hair is not attached properly, if your head is sensitive to heat, or if the wig is not cleaned well. I reduce (or remove) the itch factor by carefully attaching the hair to my ultra-thin cap by hand, and offering free wig washing to all my clients.
Q. Can a wig cause damage my scalp?
A. No! Wearing a wig, even for a long period of time will not damage your scalp or even prevent your hair from naturally growing underneath. At most, your scalp will be sensitive to the touch for a period of time after you wear it for a prolong period of time.
Q. Will my health insurance cover the cost of a wig?
A. Yes, in most cases! Before you purchase a wig for medical reasons, you should check with your insurance carrier. We suggest that you call it a medial hair prosthesis instead of a wig, to not confuse it for cosmetic reasons. We can help guide you through the process.
Q. How often do I replace my wig?
A. A wig may last anywhere from 3-6 months up to a year, depending on how active you are, how frequent you wear it, and clean it. You could purchase more than one wig and rotate them every few weeks. We suggest always having a backup anyway.
Q. Will my wig look natural?
A. We custom fit each wig so it looks as natural as possible. We also style it, show you how to style it, and care for it. The better you maintain it, the better it will look.
Q. Are Andrew DiSimone Wigs offered anywhere else?
A. No. Andrew's wigs are only offered at our hair salon in New York, HairPlaceNYC, and a few websites such as this site and ourwigs.com. Call me if you are unsure.