OK I have had alopecia since I was 15, I have always worn synthetic mono top wigs. I am ready for a better one. I want to swim and not worry about it. I want to have fun and not worry about it. I am sick of saying "I can't do that" when my son asks me to go down the water slides.
So please give me your advice on Vacuum wigs! Which ones do you have? Which are good? What were the costs around?
I have only really looked into the Freedom wig, and I love it, but I don't know if I can afford it. Are there any sort of payment plans??

Thank you!


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hi liv i know this is an old post, but im really interested what the freedom wig was like, i have been looking at them. a bit pricey but are they worth the money?? thanks carol

Earlier this year, I paid $4500 for a 12 inch vs Liv $3100 - based on today's conversion - for a 14 inch. Very interesting, why is there such a big difference?

I do not understand why Freedom does not post prices on its site. The grippers by Follea prices are clearly stated on its website even they are also sold thru their independent agents.

Hello Myem

Price differences from Independent Agent to Independent agent are dependent on many things. I can assure you that Freedom NZ sell to the IA's at the same price no matter where they live, but you have to also understand that each country has it's own duties, taxes, shipping, as each IA may have differing overheads, travel expenses etc.

The other thing that people don't seem to be taking in to account is the exchange rate.

The Follea hairpiece is not a custom made (bespoke) wig. I believe you can order follea wigs from the internet like all handtied, processed hair wigs. You can not buy a freedom wig from the internet.


Because some I/A's choose to make more money per customer and if you dare to cross out of your teritory's rep to get a better deal - well let's just say that is not allowed.

That's just not true Lillybell. It is up to the client who they deal with. If they want to travel to an Independent Agent on the other side of the world they most certainly can. I have been talking to a Canadian who travels extensively and prefers to work with the IA in England. But if we think about that sensibly I would say that it wouldn't be cost effective for most people and certainly doesn't work if there are fittings etc. to deal with, then it would become terribly costly. I would think it is more economical to deal with the IA that is closest to you. If you don't want to though, they wouldn't have a problem with you contacting another IA.


What I have found to be an ideal solution for me,& a LOT cheaper than Vacuum/Follea type wigs
is to get regular high quality wigs & have them custom refitted & sewing altered to fit my head tightly
tben I have my expert sew DSRMAFIX strips inside the wigcap. This way my wigs have a great tight snug vacuum like suction seal to my head,even when I swim in a pool. I wear wigs 25/7,except for showering.
-Marsha Lampert MBA MS MarshaLampert@aol.com

I actually just ordered the dermafix, I would have ordered a wig with it already sewn in but I just got new one recently. So now how in the world do I get it sewn in there?!

The woman I talked to at Freedom was so incredibly nice and lovely and I felt so bad for wasting her time when she mentioned the price. It would take me years to save up that much. My budget is tight enough as it is.

The wig I just bought is just a plain Kanekalon synthetic wig. It cost me all of NZ$70 ($60 before postage) and I couldn't be happier. It has elastic around the inside so it sits perfectly. I can straighten or curl it easily enough using hot water, which doesn't damage the wig. Although straighteners or curlers would melt it. I can put it up into nice updos. I wore it out on Saturday pulled up in a pretty plait/bun and got so many comments on how lovely my hair looked and when I said it was a wig people were shocked. Some didn't even believe me. I know it wont last as long as a real hair wig but if looked after properly it will last a good couple of years. And if I ever did want to go swimming (which isn't likely) I could just wear a swim cap.


It's nice to know that you had a good experience with your Freedom IA. :)

Good luck with your new hair.


yes I got some swim caps but have not been able to get used to them yet!

I have a freedom wig and its the best investement i,ve made. I swim, exercise, rock climb, in fact there is nothing i do not do in it AND it stays put. No-one can tell its a wig. when its on I totally forget i have no hair. good luck if you get one.
gill x

Thanks for the info!





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