Selecting a Wig

Choosing a wig may take a little bit of time and effort, but it will be worth it to find the wig that is perfect for you.

BUYING TIPS

  • The Canadian Cancer Society, Yellow Pages, Oncology Clinic or your health care provider will have a list of wig shops in your area. You can also visit our Directory of resources for a list of additional boutiques.
  • Call ahead for an appointment: It can take from 45 minutes to an hour to discuss options, choose the right wig and get fitted.
  • Work with the wig consultant to ensure a proper fit. A proper fit is very important, not just for how your wig looks but also for how it feels. A poorly fitting wig may cause skin irritation, headaches and visible marks.
  • For hygienic reasons, make sure the salon provides clients with nylon caps to wear when trying on wigs.
  • Take a friend or family member for support and second opinions.
  • Take a photo of yourself with your favourite hairstyle and colour for reference.
  • For best fit, make sure your own hair is no longer than ¼”. If you purchase your wig while you still have hair, you may need to go back for an adjustment once you lose the remaining hair.
  • Try a variety of styles and colours – having choices is empowering.
  • Don’t feel pressured to buy a wig immediately. Take your time and be sure you have chosen a wig that you will feel comfortable wearing for the duration of your hair loss.
  • Remember, all sales are final due to health reasons and wigs cannot be returned.