Cancer treatments, whether chemos or radiotherapy, can cause hair loss. To cope with and regain their femininity, many women decide to wear a wig. So we thought you would appreciate a little guide on this! Where to buy your wig? At what prices to expect? What aids exist? How to put it? We explain everything.
What are the different types of wigs?
There are two types of hair prostheses: wigs with synthetic hair, and hair with natural hair. What will change between the two types of wigs are price, longevity, and ease of maintenance. A synthetic wig will be much easier to maintain and less expensive … but often less comfortable and less “realistic”. See you here to learn how to care for your wig!
How much does a wig cost?
A wig is a fairly expensive accessory. However, its price varies according to several criteria: the material of the hair used as well as the design of the wig (was it done by hand or mounted mechanically?).
As an indication, the price of a synthetic wig ranges between € 125 and € 600, while for a wig in natural hair it will take between € 500 and several thousand euros if it was made by hand and tailored.
rather natural hair or synthetic fibers for your wig?
Natural hair wigs cost more, but as the name suggests, they are more natural. However, they require more care than other wigs. They must be washed more often and shaping will be necessary after each shampoo. As you would with your real hair! Hair coloring may also be less durable because this type of wig malaysia is more sensitive to oxidation.
A synthetic wig will be less restrictive in its maintenance, washing will be less frequent and no setting will be necessary. However, you will be required to have a wig whose color will already be pre-established, impossible to color later.
It’s up to you to choose which option seems the closest to your needs, your desires and … your budget.
What support for your wig?
The Social Security takes care of the price of a hair prosthesis (attention: it must have been prescribed by your doctor) up to 125 € (the cheapest synthetic wigs), regardless of the amount that you will have paid. This help can be paid twice a year if necessary (which will eventually allow you to change it).
Your supplementary insurance can potentially reimburse you for an additional share, but the amount is very variable (their help can cover from one to six times the assistance of the Health Insurance). We advise you to inquire with your mutual before the purchase of your woman wig singapore, to know how much they can give you in addition to the help of the Secu and avoid any bad surprise!
Be careful however, some resellers do not sometimes benefit from third-party payment or Social Security, so we advise you to inquire before going to the store.
Can we benefit from aid or loans?
If the wig is too much for you, we advise you to check with the nurses and social workers at the hospital. Indeed, they often know the possibilities of aid or loans, as well as shops that sell wigs at affordable prices or fully reimbursed by the Social Security.
Hospitals sometimes have wigs (or other accessories for the head) left by former patients for you.
Finally, associations have specialized in the exchange and donation of wigs after treatments, so you can find affordable (or sometimes free) on: