Top-Quality Real Hair Wigs: Find Your Perfect Natural Look

Are you seeking a natural look with a wig that feels and moves just like real hair? Mandeville wigs are the ultimate choice for achieving an authentic appearance and unparalleled comfort. This guide will equip you with all you need to know to select, maintain, and style a wig that complements your personal style, ensuring you look and feel your best.

Discovering the Ideal Human Hair Wig for Your Style

Finding the perfect wig goes beyond a simple shopping spree; it’s a voyage of self-discovery and a celebration of personal style. Human hair ladies wigs offer a sleek appearance feel, and movement of your biological hair. Achieving this natural appearance also depends on factors like the correct size for a natural fit and blending with any remaining natural hair.

As a first-time wig buyer, it’s beneficial to visit a reputable wig retailer, such as Mandeville London and seek advice from experienced stylists for an appropriate style and comfort. We’ll dissect this process to assist you in finding your perfect wig.

Identifying the Perfect Length and Texture

When it comes to wigs, there’s a wide variety of lengths and textures for you to choose from. These hair wigs typically range from 8 inches to 20 inches, where the length indicates how long the hair will fall from the crown of the head after fitting. To ascertain the correct length, the hair should be stretched straight and measured from the crown to the ends. 

You should also check whether the hair used in a real hair wig is single-drawn or double-drawn. Hair that is knotted from singly-drawn bundles still include all the shorter hairs found naturally in a growing head of hair, so the ends can look wispy and thin. Here at Mandeville, we work with only the most superior European double-drawn hair where all the short lengths are painstakingly removed to give your wig healthy body and gorgeous volume from roots to tips.

Bear in mind that curly and wavy textures can cause wigs to appear shorter than their true length, necessitating a longer wig selection to counterbalance this effect. Lastly, hair wigs come in a range of textures, enabling you to choose a texture that closely resembles your natural hair, including:

  • straight
  • movement
  • wavy
  • curly
  • afro-textured
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Selecting Wigs by Colour Variations

Colour plays a significant role in enhancing your natural features and personal style. Choosing or designing the right wig colour can highlight your eye colour and skin tone. The secret lies in experimenting with diverse shades and colour blends. Never settle for a shade that is tonally flat as this is not representative of biological hair. Such exploration enables you to uncover a unique colour that compliments you perfectly or helps you to feel like yourself again, thereby enhancing your confidence and at Mandeville London, we are here to help you with that.

Understanding Cap Constructions and Comfort

The construction of a wig cap is an often overlooked but crucial aspect in your wig selection process. It affects not only the natural movement of the hair but also the range of hairstyles that can be achieved. Hand-knotting hair onto a custom-made wig foundation according to the natural pattern of hair growth is essential for achieving a realistic appearance, which is our specialism here at Mandeville.

A custom lace wig foundation tailored to your head shape enhances comfort and is virtually undetectable when worn. Moreover, wigs fashioned from human hair are notably more comfortable and breathable owing to the lightweight cap materials, making them suitable for prolonged everyday wear, particularly for those with hair loss. Our exclusive lace foundation material is lightweight, cool to wear and provides a secure fit that can only be achieved by expert wig makers. In addition, due to the handmade nature of our pieces and our attention to individual requirements, we offer both closed cap constructions and lace front wigs.

The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your Human Hair Wigs

Upon finding your ideal wig, your subsequent step would be to maintain its high quality. Human hair wigs tend to have a longer lifespan than synthetic alternatives, offering better resistance to friction frizz from clothing and increased durability. To maintain the beauty and longevity of your wig, it’s crucial to understand proper care techniques. This involves proper washing and conditioning, safe styling practices, and appropriate storage solutions. On our "Tutorials" page, you can find videos explaining these processes step by step.

Creating Natural-Looking Hairlines for Your Human Hair Wigs

The hairline of your wig plays a crucial role in achieving a natural look. At Mandeville we're sure to find you a perfect match, as we offer both closed-cap and lace front constructions to suit each individual and their style. Integrating the wig with your own natural hairline, where possible, greatly contributes to the authenticity of the hairline’s appearance creating the perfect look. 

Shopping Smart: Navigating the Market for Real Human Hair Wigs

In the journey to find the perfect wig, the wealth of options available can be both a blessing and a curse. While the convenience and breadth of choice offered by online shopping are undeniable, the quest for quality, comfort, and style in a wig often benefits from a more hands-on approach. Here at Mandeville London, we champion the value of in-person consultations. Though it might be tempting to click and buy a wig online from a shop due to the apparent ease, speed, and often lower cost, the experience of selecting a wig, styling it, trying it on, and receiving expert advice on its care and wear is incomparable.

The Importance of In-Person Consultations

Choosing a wig maker that offers in-person consultations ensures that you find a wig that not only fits perfectly but also beautifully complements your individual style and needs. The opportunity to touch, feel, and see wigs in person allows for a level of customisation and personalisation that simply cannot be matched online or in a shop. Our experts at Mandeville London are dedicated to guiding you through this process, ensuring that your wig not only meets but exceeds your expectations in every way.

Assessing Wig Quality Before Purchase

When shopping for a real wig, quality should be your foremost consideration. A high-quality wig should:

  • Unlike synthetic wigs, real hair wigs should mimic the appearance of real human hair with a natural shine and texture that feels authentic to the touch.
  • Be comfortable to wear, featuring breathable fabric that prevents heat build-up and ensures comfort throughout the day.
  • Demonstrate longevity, offering value through its durability and the ability to maintain its appearance over time.
  • It should have resistance to tangling and a natural density that will enhance the wig's realistic appearance.

Comparing Prices and Reviews

While price is an important factor, it should not be the sole determinant in your decision. Comparing prices across different brands and retailers can help you find the best value, but always consider the quality and longevity of the wig as part of the overall value proposition.

Customer reviews are invaluable in providing insights into the real-world experience of wearing the wigs you're considering. They can offer honest feedback on the wig's appearance, comfort, and durability, helping you make a well-informed choice. Read our customer stories and see what they have to say about our products and their experience here.

Seeking Transparency and Quality

Opting for brands like Mandeville London, that are transparent about their traditional manufacturing processes can lead to better quality purchases. Brands with their own in-house team of wigmakers often have stricter quality control and are more likely to produce wigs that meet high standards of craftsmanship and ethical production. Here at Mandeville, we love to keep you involved with every decision leading to your finished real hair wig so you are in complete control during the making process as we endeavour to meet your every need.

Styling and Accessorising Your Human Hair Wig

Upon securing your perfect wig, it’s time to enjoy it! Human hair wigs can be styled in a myriad of ways to suit various occasions, from casual day-to-day activities to elegant evening events. They can also be dressed up with a variety of fabulous accessories, from decorative pins to trendy headbands, to add a personal touch and additional style.

Remember to use adequate heat protection if you opt to use styling tools on your wig and if using clip in accessories, avoid piercing the lace foundation. Get the very best out of your new hair by sending it to us to wash and style in-house for all your special occasions! Simply give us a call and pop your hair in the post so our expert stylists can create your dream style for any big day or night.

We delve into various styles, accessorising tips, and strategies to preserve your wig’s style on our Tutorials page.

Maintaining Style Throughout the Day

Maintaining your wig’s style throughout the day can be challenging, especially when you’re on the go. To help keep your wig looking its best, it’s beneficial to carry a wide-toothed comb for quick detangling and style touch-ups. To avoid any matting or damage to the knots around the base of your nape, avoid over-wearing clothing garments such as scarves that cause friction in this area. Selecting the right products is key for preserving the wig’s style for the entire day. See the variety of accessories we offer on our Accessories page.

Real Human Hair Wigs vs. Synthetic: Making the Right Choice

The choice between real human hair wigs and synthetic alternatives primarily depends on your lifestyle, budget, and personal tastes. While synthetic wigs cannot be dyed with conventional hair dye due to their material composition, including polyester, acrylic, and polyvinyl, human hair wigs offer a more natural appearance and feel.

Although human hair wigs may come with a higher price tag, their benefits often justify the investment. To invest in a human hair wig is investing in a natural look, versatility in styling, and a longer lifespan. When you consider these factors, the cost of a human hair wig can be seen as a long-term investment in your appearance and self-confidence.

To facilitate an informed decision, we’ll examine the texture and appearance of real human hair wigs, consider their durability and maintenance, and conduct a cost-benefit analysis.

The Feel and Appearance of Real Human Hair

Human hair wigs are valued for their soft, natural texture that closely replicates the touch of actual human hair. Many wig manufacturers strip the hair which involves removing the natural cuticle of the hair before bleaching or dying the hair but at Mandeville, we never remove the cuticle and keep the hair as close to its original state as possible, giving it the most luscious healthy quality possible.

Real human hair wigs can be treated just like your own hair and offer a natural lustre that is often lacking in synthetic wigs, and their movement is fluid and natural, which helps in achieving a realistic look. In fact, synthetic fibres are often too shiny which creates an unnatural appearance and can be a dead giveaway for wig wearers.

Durability and Maintenance Considerations

When it comes to durability, human hair wigs have the upper hand. They can last over a year with daily wear and many years longer with impeccable use and care, unlike synthetic wigs, which typically last 4 to 6 months of daily wear. Wigs made with 100% human hair and handmade caps can be more robust and may have a longer lifespan than those with machine-made caps that are often mass produced using cheaper materials.

The durability of a human hair wig is affected by factors such as:

  • Wig cap material
  • Hair quality
  • Colour
  • Length
  • Frequency of wear
  • Wig care and maintenance
  • Styling methods

Any human hair wig for women should exhibit qualities like minimal shedding and the capability to maintain volume after washing to be considered durable.

At Mandeville London, as we make what we sell, your much loved wig can be repaired by us after considerable wear and tear.


• We have over 50 years of experience in helping people undergoing chemotherapy to find their perfect wig privately.
• Everything we make is completely hand made by us, we are not just wig suppliers.
• Our unique foundation is the lightest available and is comfortable on the scalp.
• Every Mandeville wig has been made with the very finest European hair available and we can source any other hair types if required. We do not sell synthetic wigs and do not use synthetic hair in our creations.
• We offer a personal, caring service with empathy and understanding to help you through this challenging time.
• A comfortable and relaxed environment in our discreet private London studio where friends and family are welcome.
• A free wig consultation and allow plenty of time to show you how we can help you with many wig choices in a private room.

For more information on our human hair wigs for cancer patients and to book a free wig consultation, please get in touch today.


It's a lot to take in - what can we help you with?

How long will a real hair wig last?

Depending on the wearer, real hair wigs can last around 18 months of daily use, however many of our clients' wigs span many more years with meticulous care.

Why are real hair wigs so expensive?

Real hair wigs are expensive due to the limited supply of human hair partly because of the increase in hair extensions and fashion wigs over the last decade. We pay a premium for our natural European hair which is the most superior option available. The way the hair is inserted into the wig can also alter the price - fully hand-knotted wigs are much more expensive than wefted wigs, due to the skill and timeframe needed to create each piece.

Which wigs look the most real?

Opt for a wig made of human hair if you want the most natural look. Human hair wigs fall and swing the same way natural hair does, providing a realistic appearance. Choosing a wig that has a full lace cap construction and is completely hand-knotted will also give the most undetectable look.

Can I dye my human hair wig?

Yes, you can dye a human hair wig to create a personalised colour, but keep in mind that it could shorten the wig's lifespan and we certainly don’t recommend you carry out any colour work yourself.

At Mandeville London, we only work on our own creations, so we are unable to colour pieces made by other companies. However, we do offer bespoke colour work on our pieces where possible to ensure we keep the wigs of top-notch quality.

How do I maintain my wig's style throughout the day?

To maintain your wig's style throughout the day, carry a wide-toothed comb for quick touch-ups and use wig-friendly hair products. This will help preserve the style and keep your wig looking great.

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