Holiday Hair Shopping Guide

Still searching for last minute holiday hair? Here are some tips to help you out!

  1. Buy from our clearance site, These can often ship next-day and typically arrive about 5 days (or less) after you place an order, provided you live in the continental USA.
  2. Stick to smaller brands with tight distribution networks. The fastest tend to be (in no particular order): Tony of Beverly, Jon Renau, Henry Margu, TressAllure, and Envy.
  3. Likewise, avoid larger brands with wider distribution, such as Aderans Hair Goods (Amore, ROP, Noriko, Revlon) and HairUWear (Gabor, Raquel Welch, HairDo). Like any large organization, there are more people involved with every step of the fulfillment process and this greatly slows them down this time of year.
  4. Specialty products – such as Clary’s, Ellen Wille, or imported wigs – will typically experience shipping delays even in slow times of year. This should definitely be expected during the end of year holidays!
  5. Shop from stores that keep current inventory listings on their site to help avoid backorders. is a site that does this! Plus, you are always welcome to contact us if you need precise inventory numbers for a particular style or color. Our email is:
  6. Consider giving the gift of good hair! sells gift certificates that make it easy as pie to help a friend in need of a good hair assist! This is an easy way to earn yourself some loyalty points and spread some holiday cheer. Best of all: They are instantly deliverable, so no worries about shipping delays! Your friend will receive their gift card via email, thus eliminating any worries about it arriving in time for Christmas!



  1. Suzy Dozier
    February 27, 2018 / 8:02 am

    Hi, Heather!

    Why is it that not many wigs come in average-large? Or comfortable for us in-betweens?
    I understand the factory wanting a one size fits most…but…some of us are not fitting
    that category. I wish!

    Are there any wig brands that you can suggest for me to try; i.e., ones that fit you best?
    Ones that have a extra stretchy circumference ?

    Like most folks, I cannot afford to purchase
    a human hair or custom wig costing thousands of dollars.

    The average is too small and the large will be too big…i.e., Amber… circumference is 21.5 inches, ear to ear is 11 inches
    and hairline to nape is 13 inches. I am almost 71 years young short (height-challenged) plus size gal (1x-2x) , with full face but short forehead, with a very short neck and my head is flat
    at the upper back and the area at the nape is not pronounced.

    I have tried Jon Renau (Adriana) , Raquel Welch (Longing For Long) (Brave The Waves) and (Editor’s Pick) and Gabor (Radiant Beauty) and none of the average caps fit me. I cannot wear lace fronts at all without real discomfort and redness on my forehead. There is not enough stretch to the cap around my head and
    they slip and are way too snug.

    The hand-tied lace fronts…especially are so stiff and scratchy, even with hand-tied caps…like Adriana(average cap)… with mono tops are too small and
    do not stretch enough to be comfortable for my skin and very short and baby-fine and thin bio hair. There is no coverage on the
    sides of my head and the ear tabs seem to be too high and uncomfortable.

    Seems all I have done is get discouraged and spend money in postage, UPS and wigs and still not finding anything that fits.

    I am a first time wig wanna be wearer. It would be so wonderful to find some beautiful longer hair.

    Was hoping to find several wigs to enjoy. I have spent many, many, many hours watching your Youtube Wig Reviews (thank you
    for all your time and attention to offer The Community of us out there)
    others like Taz, Nisha, etc., and the wigs are so beautiful…the ones I have received so far (from another Wig Web Store) have not looked anything like the ones on the
    out of the box reviews. I am so very careful to not alter the wigs in any way..comb…want them to be just as nice in exchange as when
    I received them. However, was a factory defect and the others were so disappointing. Mainly the colors were not as I expected…even after
    seeing your wonderful color comparisons…think the light may have something to do with them. One of the Youtube persons said that
    her samples she received to review had been “trained” and styled by the Company who sent it to her.

    You had mentioned in one of your wig reviews that sometimes wig samples are first run wigs..could that have something to do
    with the differences in the later mass production, curl patterns and so forth?

    Is there any hope for this wig lover?

    Thank you Heather…..please help me if you can.

    Suzy Dozier

    • February 27, 2018 / 3:23 pm

      Hi there Suzy! Thank you for reaching out to us!

      I know how difficult it is to shop for hair online but Heather has some great resources to help you. 🙂

      The CysterWigs Knowledge Base is amazing! Heather has written TONS of articles from sizing to colors and pretty much everything in between.

      This article has a General Fit guidelines for the brands here at CysterWigs.

      You might be interested in also reading this article because I think you’ve described why the wigs are slipping on you. Instead of clips, I would recommend using a wig grip as it definitely add some security.

      Yes, Heather has stated the first run wigs are the best. That’s why whenever there is a pre-order for a new launch they sell out quickly. And keep in mind that there could be up to a 10% variance between the color and pattern of one wig by any given manufacturer and another of the same style, brand, color, and batch.

      I hope this helps. Please let us know in the CCHD if you have any questions. 🙂

      Our CCHD team is available 10 am – 6pm (EST/EDT)
      Monday – Friday (excluding most major US holidays)
      Phone: 1-888-992-9447

      Thank you for choosing CysterWigs, and have a lovely day!

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