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Orthodox Jewish Wigs In Toronto, Canada

Orthodox Jewish Wigs in Toronto, Canada

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Orthodox Jews are known for wearing wigs. The different communities have different requirements and the members of each have their own preferences. Therefore, you’ll find that there are lots of options available, so it can be hard to choose.

The good news is that Gabi’s Wigs offers expert Orthodox Jewish wig services in Toronto, Canada. Our stylists are trained to help you find exactly what you’re looking for and- when you do- help you style it to your preference.

We will also be more than happy to explain how to properly care for your wig once you take it home.


Types of Orthodox Jewish Wigs

Orthodox Jewish male head coverings are obvious. However, married Orthodox Jewish female head coverings may be more or less subtle, depending on the community she comes from and the style she chooses. Some of the most common Orthodox Jewish wigs at Gabi’s Wigs in Toronto include the sheitel, snood, and fall.


Wigs range from structured/false-looking to natural/soft-looking. No matter what you are looking for or what community you are from, you’ll find something to meet your needs. Most modern Jewish communities will pull some hair out to soften the hairline. Others will rely on technology to mimic the baby hairs at the hairline and will thin the front of their caps or cut the bangs. Some communities prefer wigs that look like wigs, while some will cover the wigs with hats.


In Medieval times, the snood was a standard in noblewoman’s wear. However, now they are usually only seen in Renaissance Faire wear or being worn by lunch ladies. In the Jewish Orthodox world, they are made of chenille and luxe yarns and sequined. Some of them are adjustable, while others are longer or shorter in the back. They are primarily seen in the Hasidic and Yeshivish communities but may be seen in others.


A fall is a partial wig that allows a covering along the hairline, with the wig peeking out from behind it. This type of wig is most popular among the YU, Yeshivish, and Modern Orthodox communities. However, it is mostly seen being worn by younger members of the community. This is also a great option for working out.

Custom Wig Fitting and Styling

When shopping for a wig, you’ll find that they come in three sizes: large, average, and petite. The very first step is to learn your wig size, which is easy to figure out. You will need to use a soft measuring tape to measure the circumference of your head. Start at the nape of your neck and go around your hairline.

This measurement will help you select the proper wig size.

  • Petite: 20 to 21.5 inches
  • Average: 21.5 to 22.5 inches
  • Large: 22.5 to 23 inches

Fitting a Wig

Once you know your size, you can try on various wigs at Gabi’s Wigs. It’s important to understand that wigs are like clothes- in one brand, a large may fit perfectly, while another brand is either too small or too large. The most important thing is that you are comfortable with your choice. You don’t want to choose a wig that you are going to hate- otherwise, you’re wasting your money.

When you put a wig on, look in the mirror and move your head around with natural movements, such as nodding and shaking your head. Pay attention to how the wig feels as you do these things.

Signs Your Wig is too Small

If the wig slides back and your scalp or hairline is visible, it’s too small. If you have a lace front, check to see if it is lying flat. If not, you’ll need to go up a size. If you have a wig with a monofilament top, it should lay flat as well. If it is sticking up like a point, it’s too small. Also, if the wig is tight and pulls your natural hair or squeezes your temples, it’s too tight.

Signs Your Wig is too Big

In some cases, the wig will be too large. If you move your head and the wig slides around also, you’ll need to go down a size. If your natural hair is visible under the tabs, it is too big and you need to go down a size. Finally, if you have a lace front wig and it is wrinkling or buckling, you’ll want to choose a smaller size.

Styling Your Wig

Ideally, if you want to style your wig, you’ll want to go to a professional. However, there are some things you can do yourself to make your wig look more natural.

Styling a wig is different than styling your own hair. You will want to leave the wig on the stand to style it. If you are interested in cutting your wig, you’ll want to put it on your head so that you can be sure about where the hair will fall once it’s cut.

Wig Maintenance and Care

Wigs are a significant investment. Therefore, you want to make sure that you take steps to properly maintain and care for it when you buy one. The last thing you want to do is damage it and have to pay for a new one. Here are some steps for properly maintaining and caring for your Jewish Orthodox wig.

  • When combing out your wig, be very gentle. You should never use a regular brush, and do not comb it out every day. Only comb it when necessary.
  • When sitting around at home, take your wig off and put it on the stand. This will help maintain the shape of the wig and, by taking it off, you avoid tugging and pulling at it.
  • After you wash your wig, don’t scrub it dry with a towel. Instead, dry it piece by piece to keep the strands from falling off. Also, you should only style your wig when it is dry. If you style it when it is wet/damp, you may damage it.
  • You will need to wash your wig after approximately 25 wears. You do not want to wash it more often because washing it can impact its life expectancy. Start by saturating the wig with water. Then, squeeze it dry but do not wring it or you could cause it to lose its shape and it will not lay on your head properly. You will need to use a shampoo that is formulated for wigs, as regular hair shampoo can cause damage.
  • You should use a conditioner every 2 weeks or so, to keep it soft and shiny. You can use regular conditioner without a problem. However, make sure to rinse it well to avoid build-up.

Cost of Jewish Wigs In Toronto

Orthodox Jewish wigs, just like regular wigs, range in price from very cheap to very expensive. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that you get what you pay for. So, while a cheap wig will give you what you need, you will also find that it will wear out quicker than the more expensive, higher-quality ones.

These types of wigs can range from a low of around $500 to a high of $2,000+. Once again, you get what you pay for. Typically, the higher the price, the better the wig. It’s best to visit a wig store so that you can try them on and see how they fit before spending your money. After all, you want to make sure that you get what you want and will wear.

The stylists at Gabi’s Wigs can help you find one that fits your personal needs and the requirements of your community.

Why Choose Gabi's Wigs for your Orthodox Jewish Wig Needs

Our stylists at Gabi’s Wigs are trained in a variety of wig types and fittings. We have the experience and expertise to help you find the perfect wig to fit your needs and requirements for your community. We strive to ensure customer satisfaction with each and every purchase.

We are located on Bathurst Street in Toronto. Schedule your consultation with one of our professional stylists today. We can help you try on various wigs and, once you choose one, we can help you style it to your preference. We look forward to working with you to help you find your perfect Jewish Orthodox wig.

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