Hairpiece Specifics

Q: How does the hairpiece remain in place when my child is active?

There are three ways the hairpiece remains on the head while a child is active:

  • When measurements are taken, the cap for the hairpiece is required to fit like a glove on your child’s head so that it stays in place, unless your child is performing athletic activities. 
  • The nape area of the hairpiece has subtle fasteners that can be loosened or tightened depending on the nature of your child’s activities.
  • The hairpiece cap has three sections that—from the inside—can be temporarily secured to the head using medical adhesive tape. Thus, even when a child is tumbling, the hairpiece would remain in place.

Q: What is the maximum length of hair available for a hairpiece?

A maximum of 14” from the crown of the head to the end of the strand is offered.

Q: Can my child’s hairpiece have a kinky or curly texture?

Currently, Wigs For Kids does not carry these textures in our donated hair inventory. We are dependent on what has been donated to us that meets our recipient’s requirements. This includes color, matching length, and texture, which may not be available due to the low quantity of hair that meets these criteria. We provide straight hair texture that, once received, can be curled by the stylist that will assist you with the final cutting/fitting.

Q: Can I get a hairpiece for my child that has highlights, lowlights, or an ombre effect?

Mixing colors for a hairpiece results in an unexpected color spectrum, which may or may not turn out the way the recipient family had envisioned it. Consequently, it is the Wigs For Kids policy to allow only one hair color from the available color spectrum for a hairpiece.

Q: Can I get a hairpiece with fashion colors (e.g., blue, green, purple) for my child?

Wigs For Kids makes our hairpieces using donated virgin hair that has not been processed with dyes or other chemicals, which alter the color or texture of the hair.

Q: Can I get a hairpiece that is an exact match to my child’s hair color?

Wigs For Kids provides a range of colors based on the available inventory of donated hair that our manufacturers have at a particular time. You will select a hair color from a range that is the closest fit to what you require. We are unable to create a shade that matches exactly to what you intend to have.

About Wigs For Kids

Wigs For Kids is a nonprofit organization that helps children suffering from hair loss stemming
from chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns, and other medical
causes. Stylists and regular people just like you work together to give recipients the self-esteem
and self-image they deserve.


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