(1) Does my hair need to be relaxed / permed to wear the SimiWeave™ U part wig?
No!! Most of our hair finishes (Yaki, Yaki-Silky, Body Wave, Spiral Curl, Afro Yaki) match non-relaxed / non-permed / natural afro hair. And even if they don't, you are leaving such a small amount of your own hair loose anyway (about the size of two fingers, that's all), you should be able to get away with it! You could also press / flat-iron / hot-comb your hair at the front, if that helps with the blending. SimiWeave™ inventor, Simi Belo's hair is 100% natural and she presses it at the front once in a while. Top
(2) What if my hairline is weak / fine / damaged / sparse?
Hopefully your hairline is strong enough, in at least one area (left, centre or right), to wear a SimiWeave™ U part wig? The inventor of the SimiWeave™, Simi Belo, still has a damaged hairline to the right, more than fifteen years after the relaxer followed by micro braids that created the damage. Her hairline is stronger on the left and in the centre, so she can wear left or centre parting SimiWeaves™. However, if your hairline is consistently weak or damaged all round at the front, then the SimiWeave™ will not be suitable for you, sorry. Top
(3) How does the SimiWeave™ stay on / how secure is it once on?
Using the durable yet comfortable 'toupee clips / comb' discreetly provided inside each SimiWeave™ U part wig. There are two toupee clips / comb on both sides of the gap, which must be used. For those who want extra security, there is a toupee clip / comb at each temple too and a flexible comb at the nape of the wig. See what we mean by watching our short video on wearing the SimiWeave™. Detailed information is also available in the ‘Wearing & Caring’ instructions provided with each SimiWeave™. Once on, your SimiWeave™ is designed to be secure enough to withstand strong gusts of wind and tugging, so you shouldn't need to worry about it blowing off your head! Top
(4) My head is much larger/smaller than the ‘average’ cap size, will the SimiWeave™ fit?
The 'average' cap size is accepted as the international 'one-size-fits-all' standard (It's circumference is 20.8" or 52cm while the petite cap is 18.4" or 46cm). Yes, the cap can be adjusted to a certain extent by tightening or loosening the straps located just by the nape of the piece. If you have tightened the straps, don’t worry if you still do not have a snug fit and the cap feels a bit bumpy or baggy at the back – it won’t be visible to the onlooker! Top
(5) Do I have to take my SimiWeave™ off at night, every night?
No, but we strongly recommend that you do, but of course it is up to you. If you don't however, you will not be letting your own hair breathe. This is one of the benefits of wearing SimiWeave™ U part wig, instead of an old-fashioned 'sewn-in-weave-that-doesn't-let-your-hair-breathe'! Top
(6) Can I use heated appliances (tongs, blow driers, etc) on my SimiWeave™?
Yes, with the human hair versions of the SimiWeave™ U part wig you can use heated appliances like hair dryers, curling tongs / irons and crimpers on mild settings as indicated in their instructions. We do not recommend the use of any heated appliances on the synthetic versions. Please refer to the 'Wearing & Caring Instructions' leaflet provided with each SimiWeave™. Top
(7) How long will my SimiWeave™ last?
The SimiWeave™ U part wig is designed for frequent use, and like other hair pieces, regardless of brand, it is guaranteed to last three months. Each one has been made to the highest standards and if you care for it as directed you should not experience any severe hair loss or cap damage - the two most common causes of rapid deterioration - therefore it should last you much, much longer. Top
(8) What's the difference between synthetic and human hair (and what are the benefits of each)?
Synthetic hair (also known as acrylic or monofibre hair) is made from man-made fibres, and is significantly less durable and malleable than human hair but does not react adversely to wind displacement. Heat cannot be applied and the fibers do not absorb water. These are not necessarily drawbacks though because it means that styles are not permanently affected by damp or wet conditions and curls snap back into place after exposure to strong winds. If you are looking for a ready-made style (akin to wearing a hat) and do not want to spend any time whatsoever on styling, then opt for synthetic hair. Human hair is undisputedly the better quality hair available and for this reason it commands higher prices than synthetic hair. It is durable, malleable and long lasting, and can be styled using heated products as directed. With regards to maintaining a style however, human hair displays all the drawbacks of real hair. For instance it shrinks and reverts to its original style and texture in damp and wet conditions, and strong winds can blow out temporary curls. If you are looking for realism, require a long lasting hair product and have the time to style your hair, then opt for human hair. 'Remy' hair is established as the best quality human hair available and well worth the higher price tag. Top
(9) Can I return my SimiWeave™ if I don't like it / change my mind?
No, because we operate a 'no returns or exchanges' policy. Even if you insist that it is brand new and unworn, and we can see that all the packaging and labelling is intact, there is no way of telling for certain that this is true. The only way we can guarantee to you, and all of our other customers, that the pieces we are selling you and them have not already been tried on or worn, even for just a few seconds, by someone else, is by selling only brand new pieces that have never been returned or exchanged by someone else beforehand. Imagine if this 'someone else' had lice, diseased scalp and other hair health problems....? Hair pieces are considered hygienic products which cannot be returned or exchanged so our 'no exchanges or returns' policy is in line with the law. Top
(10) How does the SimiWeave™ differ from a U part wig?
It doesn't! Simi Belo's SimiWeave™ design is the patented original U part wig launched in 2004 (under the old brand name 'NewHair'), and still the best. As she says, since @2009, 'many despicable and lazy others' have copied her design and flooded the market. Most of them do not comprehend the logic of the design so their gaps are massive and obvious; the hair is unrealistically full, and their copies do not, and cannot, deliver the same level of realism. So beware of inferior imitations! Top