My 17 year old daughter was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata. Her first experience with an off-the-shelf wig was terrible - it hurt her scalp and she refused to wear it after a few hours. That set me back $400. We went to another custom wig maker here in Melbourne and for a lace wig with natural hair, the price quoted was A$3500.
For this price they have a strictly 'No returns policy' if you're not happy and just a 3 month warranty. Then they also mentioned that we'd have to get the wig dry-cleaned+reconditioned every 2 months for another $89.5. That is such a rip off price, unfortunately getting ripped off appears to be the norm here in Australia.
Could anyone please help me and provide me with some alternative options of getting a custom wig made in the US and then having it shipped to me? And typically how much can I expect to pay for a custom made wig? Thank you so much.
I love your hair! I'm also asian, too - if you wouldn't mind, can you share where you get your wigs with me? I sent you a friend request :)
Where do you get wigs at such a price?
You don't have to look for a custom wig in the US since there are lots of companies that offer the same service here in Australia. In that way, you will save more in shipping! My sister who has alopecia got her custom wig from Chiquel and she was very pleased by it, because aside from turning out to be just like what she wanted, it also fit into her budget. They will ask you if you want a silk crown or french lace, then you will choose the base design for it. You can check out www.chiquel.com.au/CustomWigs.aspx for more details. I hope you will be able to find the best one for your daughter!
What's the average price for a human hair wig from Freedom?
Go to www.freedomwigs.com and contact the Independent Agent that lives closest to you, she will be able to talk with you and work out what your needs are and what freedom hair will be the best help for you. Cost is usually dependent on length with Freedom Wigs.
Check out my blog, legally-bald.com for product reviews on wigs, etc. I am just starting out but I have 14 years experience (alopecia since 11 years old) in wig wear... Message me if you need more help!
Hi, looking for the same kind of wig as well but I'm confused is Peggy Knight, Follea and Freedom Wigs the same company? And what's the difference between these and Gemtress? Thanks in advance ladies!
Follea and Peggy Knight are affiliated. The same company, just marketed in a different way.
Freedom Wigs is NOT affilitated with either. Freedom Wigs is a totally Independent manufacturer (in New Zealand) who works with there own specialised Freedom Independent Agents worldwide. Freedom wigs are a Vacuum prosthesis which is fully customised for each individual, the fit is achieved in most instances by using the latest technology (medically scanning), the hair on a Freedom wig is 100% unprocessed virgin human hair, the cap of a Freedom Wig is vapour permeable so when you perspire it passes through the cap keeping you comfortable, clean and dry. If you would like to know more about a Freedom Wig feel free to ask me any questions or give one of the Freedom Independent Agents a call.
I'm not sure what the Gemtress wig offers. Do your homework and talk to those that understand your needs and can help.
Good luck with everything.