Make a No Hair Day Fabulous!


When I first lost my hair from the chemotherapy, I was not a big fan of wigs. I found them very hot and uncomfortable.   It felt like I had a hat on, and they gave me a headache. Since the weather has gotten cooler, my bald head get cold very easily. I’ve gotten accustomed to wearing a wig every day. Now that I’ve gotten used to them, I’m actually very fond of them. I decided it was time to find out more about them.   I met with Dr. Erica Gamble a.k.a. the Wig Doctor, and she told me all about wings.

What are the benefits of wearing wigs?

  • They keep the head warm.
  • Quick fix for a no hair or bad hair day.
  • You can change your look often.
  • They can be custom made to look like your real hair

What is the difference between “Real hair” wigs and synthetic wigs?

Real hair wigs

  • Made of real human hair.
  • Must be washed and cared for just like your own hair.
  • Can be cut, colored and heat styled just like your real hair.
  • They react to the weather changes.
  • More expensive than synthetic wigs
  • Can last years if cared for properly

Synthetic wigs

  • Made out of synthetic fibers.
  • They generally cannot be curled or colored.
  • Less Expensive
  • Ready to wear right out of the box

How do I care for my synthetic wig?

  • · Synthetic wigs should not be exposed to heat.
  • Do not use heated styling tools such as curling irons, flat irons or hot rollers on your wig.
  • Be cautious when cooking. Keep your head away from hot ovens, stoves or barbecue grills.
  • The only exceptions are synthetic wigs that are specifically labeled as “heat friendly”.
  • Use only hair products that are specifically designed for synthetic wigs.
  • Do not brush your wig when it is wet.·
  • Your Fingertips and a spray bottle of cold water are essential styling tools.·
  • Use only brushes and combs designed for wigs·
  • Synthetic wigs have “Style Memory”·
  • They retain their style even after they have been washed.·
  • To restore the original style, simply shake the wig·
  • If the style is looking a bit limp, you can spritz it lightly with a spray bottle of water and style with fingertips.

Can I purchase my wig online?

  • If you are new to wigs, I would not purchase one online.
  • Shop in person to find the best look, color, fit and cap construction for you.

What is the best way to store a wig?

  • On a wig head/mannequin
  • On a wig stand
  • In a wig box


I absolutely love my wigs. I wear a different one every day. I’ve been able to experiment with different looks and colors while my hair is growing back. I think they will become a part of my permanent wardrobe, even after my hair grows back.

Now that you know the do’s and don’t of wigs, have some fun, experiment, and find a look that looks good on you!

beauty_secret: Beautiful comes in many colors, lengths, textures and styles.


Beautifully Yours - Dr Tonya Cole


Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top