Buying a wig for the first time can be daunting. It can also be a majo
r financial investmen
t, so to minimise the risk of getting something you're not happy with, we've developed a wig guide to help with choosing the wig that's just right for you! You'll find some general pointers and tips too, to take the mystery out of wig wearing.
It includes areas such as:
Wig cap types
Synthetic vs Human hair
An introduction to synthetic hair
An introduction to human hair
Wash and care instructions
Wigs and the NHS
NHS England Wig Report
Following lots of contact from those with alopecia struggling to access NHS assistance with wigs
, we were
prompted to look into the
disparity surrounding NHS wigs focussing first on NHS England. T
o find out more please take a look at our
My New Hair
mynewhair is the charity founded by and inspired by Trevor Sorbie MBE.
They provide public advice and support a national network of independent salons and professionals who provide a wig styling service for people suffering from cancer and medical hair loss. You can use their Salon Finder function here -
Each professional pledges their commitment to responsible training and provide a caring and sensitive service for their clients.
mynewhair has produced a booklet of advice and information on what happens when you lose your hair, choosing a wig, having your wig styled to suit you and aftercare/ hair re-growth in conjunction with the Department of Health and Institute of Trichologists.
mynewhair provides training seminars for hair professionals, following completion of which these professionals become part of mynewhair's salon network - 'Salons that Care'.