Requesting your wig

We aim to make the process of receiving a free, real hair wig as straightforward as possible.

We are here to help all those aged up to 24 who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.

We are also able to help young people with other hair loss conditions when possible.

Request a wig

How does it work?

We know you are juggling a lot at the moment, so we have made it as simple as possible for you to request and receive your free, real hair wig.

 

Step 1

When you contact us, we will ask for some basic information, such as the name and age of the child or young person requesting a wig and some contact details.

Step 2

We will identify a Little Princess Trust accredited wig fitter in an area near to you, and will pass on your contact details. Rest assured that we value your privacy and will never share your information, except with those involved in fitting your wig.

 Step 3

We will provide you with details of the wig fitter so that contact can be made for an appointment at your convenience. If a salon visit is not possible, a hospital or home visit - or even a virtual service - can be arranged.

Step 4

In a private setting, your wig will be fitted and styled to your individual needs. More than one appointment may be needed.
The entire service is provided free of charge with all costs covered by The Little Princess Trust.

Why choose an LPT wig?

"The biggest compliment I can give is that no-one would believe it was a wig."

Sara Titchen

Why choose an LPT wig?

  • Our hand-made wigs are of exceptional quality and have been professionally designed for a natural appearance.
  • We have a choice of colours to help you find a wig that closely matches the colour of your natural hair.
  • We also have a wide range of sizes, specifically designed for children and young people, to give the perfect fit and comfort.
  • As part of our personal and private service, each wig is cut and styled by a specialist wig fitter to create an individual look.
  • Our exceptional wigs are hand-knotted and are incredibly versatile, meaning they can be parted, coloured and styled any way you choose.

Request a Wig

If you would like us to contact you regarding a request for a wig, please fill in your details below.

EmailWig Enquiries:
wigs@littleprincesses.org.uk

Telephone+44 01432 760 060

Address

The Little Princess Trust
The Hannah Tarplee Building,
22-25 Berrington Street
,
Hereford,
Herefordshire,
HR4 0BJ

How to take care of your wig

How to wash your wig

Cleaning 

Prior to washing, remove all knots and tangles, paying special attention to the nape area. Wash your wig in lukewarm water and apply a specialist wig shampoo or a shampoo that is paraben and sulphate free.

Smooth the shampoo evenly through the hair. Turn your wig inside out and very gently rub the cap to clean. Rinse in lukewarm water. Do not rub or agitate the hair.

Conditioning 

Always use conditioner suitable for human hair wigs. Avoiding the root area, gently smooth the conditioner through the hair in a downwards motion. Rinse in lukewarm water. Do not rub or agitate the hair.

Drying 

Gently blot excess water with a towel. Please do not wring or twist. Gently shake the wig and, ideally, allow it to dry naturally.

If blow drying the hair, turn the wig inside out and gently dry the base of the wig before drying the lengths of the hair. Always use a medium heat.

Brushing

Please take care when brushing to avoid damaging the cap. Don't over brush the wig as it may cause the hair to shed.

Wig FAQs

How often do I need to wash my wig?
This depends on how often you wear your wig and your lifestyle.
It needs to be less often than your own hair as it doesn’t produce natural oils so only wash when needed. You can see how to wash your wig above or by clicking here.

Can I sleep in my wig?
Sleeping in your wig will reduce the length of time your wig will last and increase maintenance.

Will my wig fall off?
Our wigs have been specifically designed for children and young people in a wide range of sizes for a perfect fit and comfort. If fitted and worn correctly it should feel secure and will not fall off.

Can I curl/straighten my real hair wig?
Yes. We recommend you use an appliance with a heat control and set at no more than 170 degrees. Higher heats and frequent heat styling will decrease the condition and longevity of your wig. We would recommend you use a heat protector spray to help protect your wig from heat damage.

Can I use styling products?
Yes you can use products but this may result in your wig needing to be washed more frequently. See the earlier question on how to wash your wig. You can use a little serum if your wig feels dry.

Can I tie my wig back?
Yes. We recommend you use soft hair bobbles to reduce hair damage.

Can I swim in my wig?
It is not recommend to swim in your wig as pool chemicals will affect the cap and the condition of the hair.

Our Wig Referrals team is always happy to answer any other questions. Please email wigs@littleprincesses.org.uk or call 01432 760060 and they will be happy to help.

When requesting a free, real hair wig from The Little Princess Trust, we may ask you to measure your head.

Please watch our 'How To Measure Your Head' video for support and guidance.

Where are our wig fitters?

We have a trusted network of more than 100 wig fitters spread right across the UK and Ireland.

The map opposite shows where our wig fitters are based – and means young people don’t have to travel far to have their wig styled and fitted.

Our wigs can also be fitted at hospitals or at a young person’s home. So, wherever you are in the UK and Ireland, please know that our wigs are available through our free service.

Anyone wanting a wig is asked to contact us and we can give the exact locations where we arrange an appointment.

Our wig fitters are highly skilled and experienced – and are here to support young people with hair loss.

They make privacy a priority and put the interests and wishes of the young people we support first.

Simply call us on 01432 760060 or email wigs@littleprincesses.org.uk to find out more.

Our friends at the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) have created a short video which talks about hair loss as a side-effect of cancer treatment.

Anna Loses Her Hair was inspired by a special little girl called Angelica and her loving family who kindly agreed for it to be shared to help other children and families.

The MBE for voluntary groups was awarded to The Little Princess Trust by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.