Vacuum Wig Question! Please read and respond!

Hi everybody!
Just like a mother would prepare for her new born baby, I am preparing for a potentially bald future. I know that I would definitely want a vacuum wig, but I'm not sure who I would want to buy one from, should that day ever come. I'm deciding between Freedom Wigs (or Fuller Hair), New Hair Technology, and Peggy Knight. If you have any experiences - good AND bad - with any of these companies, PLEASE let me know! I am trying deperately to narrow it down so if the day ever comes when I need to make an appointment, I'll be all set to go.
How long does your vacuum wig last you? I would like mine to last me as long as possible. Preferably more than just a couple of years.
Did you have any problems dealing with the company you bought your wig from?
When your wig was delivered, was it all you expected it would be?
I would like my vacuum wig to be long and golden/honey blonde. I am young, so I would like the hair to suit my age and style. Is the company you used good at catering to exactly what you asked for?

Please respond! I've spoken about vacuum wigs with my mom and she said that if the day ever comes when I need one, she will make an appointment with me to see a representative. I would love to hear everything you have to say!
Happy holidays!
Alexandra

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Comment by Sharon on December 25, 2008 at 2:31am
Hi Alexandra.

My 12 year old daughter has just got her first freedom wig about 3 months ago. It has been the best thing for her. From start to finish the whole process took about 3 months......They are expensive but you get what you pay for..............with Nicole being so young we expect that when her head grows we will have to have a repair done on it but we are hoping it will last her about 2-3 years. There are many people here who have worn these wigs for many years and can give you alot more information. Nicole is young and active and I keep asking her if it is hot and she says no, she finds it really comfortable, the style suits her age, we are going to be getting it coloured in the next school holidays which she is excited about. Go and have alook at our page and you will see some pics of her new hair.

The Freedom rep in New Zealand was fantastic to deal with and was so supportive toward our whole family as it was hard to see Nicole have the last of her hair shaved off and she was patient and kind when dealing with Nicole and helping to get her wig fitting correctly.

Nicole absolutely loves her new hair, so much so that I have to tell her to take it off lol it has given her alot of confidence knowing that her wig won't come off.

I really hope you find something that suits you Alexandra, it is a really huge decision but as long as you do your homework and are well informed you will be ok.

Good luck and Take care
Sharon
Comment by Mary Sarra on December 26, 2008 at 9:34am
Hi Alexandra, I can tell you personally that I have dealt with Peggy Knight and New Freedom. Hands down, I would recommend New Freedom. I dealt with a representative out of Chicago. I got my original from Peggy Knight. I won't say anything other than I contacted New Freedom in New Zealand via email. Explained my situation and he offered me a replacement piece at no charge. I then dealt with Karen Peterik in Chicago. I would highly recommend NF. I am very satisified with my piece. It does give ones confidence back and I have never felt better. Well, I suppose I could feel better if I was more comfortable sharing my story with people. I still have a very hard time telling people and coming to terms with it, but the NF piece has definately made me smile a whole lot more not to mention that they went above and beyond in the customer service area.

Good luck and take care, Mary
Comment by Lee on December 26, 2008 at 5:57pm
Hello...I love my Freedom wig. It was better than I had hoped for. It feels like a second scalp. I wanted long and blonde and unfortunatly, none of hese companies can give you that because i have asked all of them. European hair is difficult to get in the first...LONG Europen hair is really hard...Long and Blonde...well, who has long blonde, natural hair ? The hair is not processed at all. However, they can get it as light as possible, and you can just get highlights added, no big deal. If you have any questions, send me an email.
Comment by Sam on December 27, 2008 at 3:23pm
Hi Alexandra. I read your post regarding vaccum wigs and which company to go with. I think that it is definitely a very good idea to research each company and go with what makes you feel most comfortable. Personally, I decided to purchase a vacuum piece from New Hair Technology and could not be happier about my decision. Jon Fortgang (the founder of NHT) and Sol Ramos (NHT's stylist) made me feel incredibly comfortable about this very nerve-racking process. They truly care about each client and are happy to cater to each client's unique needs. I have had AU since the age of 7 and never wore wigs because they were so uncomfortable and fake looking. I will be 25 on Monday and as I have gotten older, I realize how much easier my life can be with hair. My New Hair piece is so beautiful and I love the haircut Sol gave me. The style of my piece was very important to me, as I wanted to look young and "hip". I get compliments on the cut and color of my hair all of the time. More importantly, it is such a relief to be able to walk down the street and not get stared at or have people make awful comments about me. NHT truly changed my life! Because I had such a positive experience as a NHT technology client, I decided that I wanted to help other people discover how much better their life can be with a hair piece that looks and feels like their own hair. I am now the Director of Client Services for NHT and I know that I will also remain a client with NHT for life. I would love to talk with you more and am happy to answer any other questions that you may have regarding a vacuum prosthesis. Please feel free to email me at samrudolph@gmail.com, call our office, (212) 581-5900 and check out our website, www.nuhair.com, to learn more about New Hair Technology. Good luck with you search! Keep your head up and stay strong. All the best, -Sam
Comment by Rose Marie' on December 27, 2008 at 8:30pm
Hi

I work for Freedom Wigs in New Zealand. I am also a client. My daughter has worn these wigs for the last six years and they have been great. Not perfect (that would be her own hair growing again .... sigh). When I was a client I found Freedom Wigs really wonderful to deal with. My daughter lost her hair when she was 12 years old - she is now 18. I have searched the world for wigs and the bottom line with me and my daughter is she wears freedom, if there was something I thought was better I would tell you about it and she would have it on her head. :).

I agree with what Sam has said and think you must and should research and talk to as many people as possible. There are other ladies here that wear the Freedom Wig. Pop in and have a chat to Anna Fitzpatrick or Cherylnz - both ladies have worn the Freedom Wig for over ten years.

Also, pop onto my page and you will see my daughter in two of her wigs. There is also a picture on there of some of our Agency owners (who are also wearers of Freedom).

This is never an easy decision and I understand your trepidation. Take your time and feel free to come and talk to me anytime about any worries or concerns you may have.

( Just a wee note, I see that you are in Germany, we do have Agencies that will be able to help you in Europe).

Good luck with your research

Rosy
Comment by Ali on March 1, 2009 at 3:04pm
HI,

I know you posted your question a while back, but thought I'd chime in...
I received my first Freedom wig yesterday, and I'm very happy. I'd contacted Freedom Hair, Peggy Knight, and a local wig salon about custom-made "vacuum" wigs, and the responses I got made it clear that Freedom Hair was the way to go.
It is expensive, but so far, so good. The colour is gorgeous, the hair is soft and silky, the cap is really comfortable. It's not styled yet, but I already love it, and I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to a regular wig again! I better start saving for my next Freedom wig!
Any questions, please let me know.
Ali
Comment by Renee on January 13, 2011 at 11:37am
Thank you Alexandra for asking this question. I am 44 years old and have been wearing for wigs and weaves for over 14 years. If I total up all money I have spent in the last years I'm quite sure I would have been better off buying a vacuum wig. I am totally bald now so weaves are out of the question. I will defintely check out these web sites to see if I can find something that makes me feel confident and comfortable. Its always sitting in the back of my mind, what if my wig slips off and someone see me with no hair. I think it would make me feel much better if I purchased a vacuum wig.
Comment by Ali on January 13, 2011 at 4:55pm
Having lived with Freedom Wigs for 2 years now, I should update and say that I've concluded they are not for me. I find them so hot that I can't wear them from May-October, and certainly not while on a sun/beach vacation (which is where I'd like to wear them, so I can go swimming). I've also had problems with hair-loss, first from where I gripped the wig to dry it, and now along the part.
Considering the cost, I won't be buying another one. I've opted to try an all-lace cap, custom-made, human hair wig next time around. It should be much cooler, and costs 1/3 of the price.
Comment by Renee on October 12, 2011 at 4:42pm
I don't blame you. You have to do what's right for you. I have also considered all-lace cap. I just would like to learn how to apply them myself. Still unfortable about going into shops to try them on and letting someone see me bald, especially another woman...

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