How do Hat Wigs Work

How do Hat Wigs work?

Our hat wigs attach to a headband with velcro (included) and the hair can be worn at the front, back or both* (*with two pieces).

Velcro mechanism for attaching hair to headband

Just attach the pieces to the velcro on the headband, put it on and pop a sunhat, beanie, scarf or any other hat on top. 

It’s human hair so you can cut to suit your look, and style it like your own hair. 

See our beautiful model Claudia Gutierrez show how to put it on: 

Learn more about the different lengths and halo combinations in this longer explainer video:


How can I adjust the headband size?

What colour should I choose?

It can be difficult to choose a colour online. These comparison charts can be helpful guides, so you can see the different colours side-by-side.

Colours available mid-length

This video shows this image in more detail.

I am also constantly expanding my range of colours in the three lengths, so if please email me with suggestions.

How should I wash my hat wig? 

Our hair pieces rarely need to be washed - once every month or every second month will do it! This is because they are not absorbing oils from your scalp. Whenever you feel it needs it these are the steps:

  1. remove the hair piece from the headband
  2. gently hand-wash your fringe with baby shampoo in a bowl
  3. rinse well with fresh water in the bowl
  4. place the hair piece on a towel to dry in the shade
  5. comb it gently
  6. headband can be hand washed or go in the washing machine
  7. dry it.

Hat Wig styling tips

Here are some recommendations and tips for hats to wear with your Hair for Hats headband wig:

1. Bamboo beanies/"softies" for everyday

Google Jon Renau "softies" or other light bamboo beanies are great for sleeping in, lounging at home in, and for wearing under scarves. I found earthy colours like brown, black, grey and dark blue looked the nicest.

2. Beanies with hair for winter 

If it's winter, no one will blink when you walk around in a woollen beanie. It'll keep your head warm too! Surf shops are a great place for beanies, and Etsy has some nice ones too.

3. Scarves / headwraps - for evenings and the office

Scarves are a great option for work and evenings, and no need to master scarf wrapping techniques - just tie it on top of a soft bamboo beanie. Vintage kantha fabric wraps made by BrooklynRose on Etsy - tied over a bamboo beanie these and other scarves are a stunning option. Jon Renau softie wraps are a great option too - so easy to put on. Perfect for going out at night and perfect for the office. House of Christine also has an amazing line of Turbans that I'm sure would make for an AMAZING look for an office or out on the town. 

4. Sun hats with hair

Look for wide brimmed sunhat that have depth to cover the headband. Helen Kaminski make beautiful sunhat that often have the depth you want.   

5. Caps with hair (without a hole at the back)

When looking for a cap choose one that doesn't have a hole at the back (usually where a ponytail goes through). I found one without the gap in a surf shop.

6. Newsboy and baker boy hats with hair

My favourite hat during chemo was a "newsboy hat" I'd picked up in Chile a decade ago. Etsy and other online shops have a great range of beanies, scarves and hats with a hippy vibe - search "slouchy newsboy hats", "baker boy hats" ,"slouchy beanies", "summer beanie", "slouchy hat", "boho head wraps" are some useful search terms. Hat Show have a great selection of Australian-made beanies, softies, scarves and hats. 


Another video of me demonstrating the original mid-length options: 

How to attach more than one Hat Wig piece:

I'm constantly working to improve the offering, so please provide feedback. At the moment I am experimenting with pieces in short (8-9cm), in addition to the original long (18-19cm) pieces. You can contact me to arrange the most suitable combination:

  • Long fringe: Long hair piece at the front or back
  • Short fringe: Short hair piece at the front
  • Short halo wig: with short piece at the front, and short piece at the back
  • Long halo wig: with long piece at the front and long piece at the back 
  • Short-long halo wig: with short piece at the front and long piece at the back
  • Long-short halo wig: with long piece at the front, and short piece at the back 

If you want further cutting to match your style, then visit a Sustainable Salon near you: Salon Locator.

I have a selection of hats and headwear pictured with the hair pieces. Please contact me if this interests you: If I don't have the hat I can help you find it!

 One last tip:

I found this JML "Eyebrow Magic" makeup pen for eyebrows to be a wonderful tool when I eventually lost my eyebrows as well.

And of course - add your Hair for Hats human hair hat wig piece!