August 31, 2010 12:50 am at 12:50 am #592241
Is there anyplace that sells custom sheitals for under $1000? I have a hard time finding a comfortable wig that looks natural since my hair is very thing and bumpy. I need one for work everday but I refuse to spend money equal to the cost of a plane ticket to Israel.August 31, 2010 2:57 am at 2:57 am #739965
People are very happy with “Venetzia”.August 31, 2010 1:05 pm at 1:05 pm #739966mybatMember
Once I bought a judy ponytail for about $600, but you really can’t compare it to more expensive brands like shevys.I guess you get what you pay for and for everyday you really don’t need more.August 31, 2010 1:53 pm at 1:53 pm #739967
I just saw an ad for sheitel leasing. You pay per month, it includes wash n set, care etc. and then at the end of the year you can lease a diff wig.August 31, 2010 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #739969BEST IMAParticipant
BH Wigs has amazing prices and the wigs are beautiful. Everyone that i know that bought from her was so happy. Shes very sweet to work with and stands behind her wigs which i cant say for many other wig stores. Theres one in flatbush on Coney between J and K and one in Boro Park on 13th Avenue between 50th and 51st.August 31, 2010 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm #739970
i’m in the business and i can tell you that buying a good sheitel for everyday and a less good one for shabbos is a much better investment than the other way around. because you use an everyday wig much more, it’s much more likely to get worn out faster than the shabbos one.
that having been said, i can’t help you for america, but if anyone’s reading this is in israel,there’s an annual sheitel sale benefitting hachnosas kallah (i don’t know which fund) that sells custom sheitels, very nice natural but not custom ones, and also gmach sheitels for dirt cheap (obviously this term is relative to the wig – the gmach sheitels are between 100 and 400 shekel depending on condition, the nice human hair ones are between 100 and 400 dollars, and the custom ones are 400 and up, but under 1000 i think – these are approximations; i’m remembering from last year). the next one should be”H be in cheshvan 5771.August 31, 2010 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #739971LAerMember
I have a Blush ponytail that I love. If you have a hard-to-find color, there are tons of shades available, and the hair is gorgeous. Many of them come with stretch caps (mine didn’t, but I tried on some that did) so if you have trouble with comfort, that’s a big plus. I just saw some ads for sales in Lakewood with ponies and 14″ shaitels for $750 and 18″ for $850, and I’ve noticed that a lot of companies are having sales now before y”t. Now is probably a great time to buy!
Poster, you’re kidding, right?August 31, 2010 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #739972
Poster I love that idea. But are you serious?
Anyway I believe having a good sheitel for weekday too. No reason why the sheitel you wear every day shouldn’t look as good. Besides if you work in a kindergarden 🙂August 31, 2010 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #739973
I’m in New Jersey and will go to Brooklyn or the 5 towns if I have to. I’m not looking for a ponytail. I need a short “sporty” type for everyday. Are custom sheitals really more comfortable than regular human hair? Does the hair really look more natural? My main concern is finding something that sits properly on my head, which has always been the problem since my hair is thick and “bumpy” (I can feel the wavyness and bumps through the sheitles. I was told I can only get this in a custom. If so, are there any ones for less than $1000?August 31, 2010 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #739974Dave HirschParticipant
The Yenta, my wife recently got a custom wig (made from European hair) for something like $900 (a short bob). The stylist said that elsewhere it would cost min. $1200. If the moderators permit I can give you the info (via private).August 31, 2010 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #739975blinkyParticipant
Why privately? We can all benefit from this info!August 31, 2010 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #739976
I am not kidding. I just read the ad in the Israeli English Hamodia. The famous Galit Italia is starting to lease sheitels. Like I wrote, you pay per month and sign for a year. After a year you can trade the wig or keep it if you like it. It seems that payment per month includes wash n set and a couple of other stuff.
They gotta keep coming up with new ideas!August 31, 2010 7:37 pm at 7:37 pm #739977Dave HirschParticipant
I don’t think this forum should be used for advertisement.August 31, 2010 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm #739978oomisParticipant
I wish I could afford a new sheitel, custom or otherwise…September 1, 2010 1:15 am at 1:15 am #739979anonymrsParticipant
the yenta- i have the same problem- i have very long, very thick, very curly hair and i dont want to cut it. a sheitel macher (not one who i have used before but who i know and comes VERY highly recommended) told me that she bought for herself a wig cap, and she puts her hair in two ponies, on the bottom of her neck, and then she mushes it up, one on each side, under the cap. i havent had a chance to try it yet, but it works really well she said.September 1, 2010 2:03 am at 2:03 am #739980
Poster; Leasing a sheital would really work for me. I’m always afraid to invest a lot of money in a sheital because my taste changes frequently and what if I become tired of the style after a year or two. I do hope they get rid of the nits when they are returned, though.
Anonymrs, My hair is in layers and a can’t put it in a pony.September 1, 2010 2:20 am at 2:20 am #739981shanMember
I have a Blush, too. I hate it. The cheaper wigs don’t end up being worth it in the end. Just pay big bucks and go for a Shevy.September 1, 2010 3:31 am at 3:31 am #739982
The Yenta, my wife recently got a custom wig (made from European hair) for something like $900 (a short bob).
DAVE HIRSCH- OMG- I read your post earlier and was wondering why you call your wife the yenta. Looked awkward to me. I just realized that you were responding to “the yenta”.
Maybe be clearer next time if you care that it came across as though your wife is the yenta!September 1, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm #739983A Woman Outside BrooklynParticipant
A number of years ago I bought a Eurowig at someone’s sheitel sale, and really love it. But when it came time to replace it, none of the local ladies seem to carry it, so i looked up the company online, and the owner has been extremely helpful about trying to find me a replacement, which is tricky because I need a large cap.
As I write this, a piece is enroute to me.
Thanks for the info about spending more for a daily piece. For some reason, in the 20+ years I’ve been married, i never thought of doing that, but when you think of it, it really does make a lot of sense! My weekday pieces usually look horrid very quickly, I wear them daily, and work in an area where there is a wind tunnel.September 1, 2010 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #739984Pashuteh YidMember
When National Wholesale Liquidators was in business, they would sell sheitels for $25.September 1, 2010 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #739985Ben TorahParticipant
Paula Young still sells wigs in that price range or not too much more. It is well worth it. Even if it lasts 1/4 as long.September 1, 2010 3:03 pm at 3:03 pm #739986
We had a black nurse that wore a wig. She told us “I got this for $25, I think that is a reasonable price”. Reasonable indeed!September 1, 2010 4:13 pm at 4:13 pm #739987agentParticipant
You should try the Isabel Bess, it is a drop more then the Isabel Pony but I like the bess better and so far I have no complaints with it (I got it for about $700)September 1, 2010 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #739988YehudaFMember
Haven’t our Gedloilim already paskened that it’s lacking in Tznius to wear a shaitel – certainly one that looks like real hair?September 2, 2010 1:27 am at 1:27 am #739989Pashuteh YidMember
Yehudaf, not Reb Moshe, who says even if the husband is makpid he can’t prevent his wife from wearing one. He also says that just because it looks like hair doesn’t mean it is maris ayin. Else, men could not shave with a machine, since it looks like a blade did it.September 2, 2010 7:50 am at 7:50 am #739990
i was just talking with a rav who told me in great surprise that he heard from respected rabbanim in america that sheitels are actaully better because they’re less likely to slip and reveal hair.
that is NOT the psak in e”y. in e”y there are very srict guidelines about sheitels, and i don’t think anyone here, no matter how diehard sheitel supporters they are, would argue that they’re better.
nonetheless, sheitels are a perfectly kosher way to cover a woman’s hair provided that the guidelines are held to, for example, that it’s not too long or perfectly natural, etc.
there’s another guideline that i’m going to mention even though i know i’m opening a pandora’s box – in e”y one of the types of sheitels that most poskim say are improper are ponytail sheitels…?September 2, 2010 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm #739991newposterMember
There are two new sheitel companies that sell very good European hair sheitels at terrific prices (in the $500 range, depending on the length). One is a Signature Wig, which I personally have and is really terrific (it’s the same as the more expensive ones without the huge markup). The other one is Sophia, which I have heard about, but have never personally seen, although they say that it is also very good.September 2, 2010 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #739992goldenkintMember
Just for your information. Its time to reclaim our true yiddishe heritage. The name Yenta actually means Princess. Its a yiddish translation of the Italian name Jentilia which was an Italian translation of Sarah. We should try to eradicate the denigrating connotation made up by people who weren’t makpid on Shmiras Haloshon. I am the proud grandmother of a sweet little “yentele” who is named after my grandmother who was an exceptional woman, with tremendous Emunah and fine middot. Halevai, I”H she should have more little “Yenteles” named in her honor. so far there are 2.September 2, 2010 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #739993goldenkintMember
As far as the sheitels go,it is really best to buy the best wig you can afford. I have a custom that lasted 10 years with minimal maintenance. The better the wig the longer it lasts and the better it looks.Whoever is on the madrega to cover all their hair with a tichel, i say ‘gevaldig’. but for the rest of us , my Rav says a sheitel is permitted. Follow your Rav.September 6, 2010 9:31 am at 9:31 am #739994Be HappyParticipant
Sheitels are way over priced. If only we could all decide together that we will not spend those prices the cost would have to come down.September 6, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am #739995
my previous post was not supposed to end in a question mark. it was a categorical statement that i allowed to dangle off with an elipses so people could comment on it and so that i wouldn’t sound so harsh.
just so you know.September 7, 2010 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #739996
I agree with Be Happy.February 14, 2011 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #739997OfcourseMember
Any new places where someone got a good deal with good customer service?
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