FAQs

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How long will it take to order a wig?

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We have a large selection of wigs in stock. If we have to order one for you it will take 3-7 working days. Therefore it is recommended to order before you start your treatment. Your liaison nurse will advise you as to whether or not you will experience hair loss during your Treatment.

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How do I know what size I need?

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Today’s wigs all have adjustable caps to fit most heads.

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How is my wig secured?

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Adjustable tabs or Velcro straps that can be altered to any head size to ensure utmost comfort and security secure all wigs.

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How long would each hair piece last?

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With proper care using the maintenance kit provided each hairpiece should last a period of 6 months.

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How many hairpieces will be required?

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For alopecia clients we would recommend at least 2 wigs per year.
For Chemotherapy/Radiotherapy clients 1 is usually sufficient.

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Will I be under obligation to purchase a wig?

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You will not be under any pressure to purchase. We offer our consultation free of charge.
We will take time to find you a suitable wig or headpiece to suit your needs.
We will ensure that you are a 100% confident before you make any purchase.

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What is the difference between synthetic hair and human hair?

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Synthetic: easy to maintain (wash-and-wear), less expensive than human hair, easy to style, they come pre styled and in a fantastic selection of colours and styles. It really is difficult to tell the difference.
Human hair: more versatility, custom styling and colouring available. They are also more expensive. They require more maintenance. For this reason we recommend the synthetic wigs but it entirely up to you.

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My treatment is starting next week how soon should I make an appointment?

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Your liaison nurse will advise you as to whether you will experience hair loss during your course of treatment. In this event it is advisable to make an appointment before you start your treatment or before you experience any hair loss, This will enable a more accurate consultation.
It is also advisable to bring a friend along for some moral support and to make it more of an occasion. Don’t worry, we will make it an enjoyable experience for you.

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Can I send in a hair sample for you to match my colour?

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Yes, the Wig Clinic will be happy to help you select the right colour by matching your hair sample to the closest available wig/hairpiece colour.

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What is friction frizz and how can I prevent it?

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Friction Frizz is the name given to the 'matting' effect on fibre hair generally below the nape length, it is the result of fibre hair 'rubbing' against another fibre e.g. clothes and unfortunately is unavoidable. The onset of friction frizz can be delayed with correct aftercare of the piece; using soften n sheen spray before and after every wear and soaking in softening conditioner after every wash will help.

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Do you buy human hair?

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No, we do not buy hair.

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How much do they wigs cost?

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They range from €385 to the more expensive human hair wigs.

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Do you have accessories?

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We have an extensive supply of headwear, including night caps, turbans, Bandana’s, scarves, wig stands and maintenance kits. We also have eyebrow stencils.

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Is there any financial assistance available?

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Yes – both the HSE and Private Health Care (Depending on your plan) assist towards the  cost of a wig. We will be happy to provide you with the necessary forms and receipts in store.