Tips to selecting the right hair wig
We understand how difficult it can be to find the right wig for you when there are so many different wigs to choose from. It’s normal to be nervous about the process of finding the right wig for you.
If you want to try a different look, we’ve got you covered! Here are the six factors that go into selecting the right wig for you.
Human Hair Wigs or Synthetic Wigs
Human hair wigs or synthetic wigs?
Before you dive into other factors, you need to understand what type of wig you want. Wigs come in two types- human hair wigs and synthetic wigs. Both of these wigs come with their pros and cons.
Human Hair Wigs:
Human hair wigs are made entirely of human hair. Wigs made of human hair have a natural lustre and a natural appearance. Below are the advantages of human hair wigs:
Advantages of Human Hair Wigs
The most significant advantage of human hair wigs is the styling options. You can achieve different hairstyles with one hair wig because it can be heat-styled and coloured!
With proper care, human hair wigs last for a year and even more.
Synthetic wigs are made with synthetic fibre. Synthetic wigs now look more natural, thanks to technological advancements.
Advantages of Synthetic Hair
Compared to human hair wigs, synthetic ones are easier to maintain and hold their designed style even after washing them. Synthetic wigs are weatherproof; the humidity or the cold weather does not hamper these wigs.
Synthetic wigs are less expensive than human hair wigs. Even synthetic wigs that are heat friendly cost much less than wigs made of human hair.
Now that you know the types of wigs, the next thing you need to consider is the length. Both synthetic and human hair wigs come in different lengths, from 12 (bob-length) inches to 28 inches. So choose a length depending on the type of hairstyle you are looking for.
Understand The Texture
Curly hair wig
After you decide on the length, the next thing you should know is the texture. There are four types of natural hair textures- straight, wavy Wigs, curly, and coily. Understand which type your hair belongs to and what kind of hairstyle you want.
Wig Cap Construction
Wig cap construction can seem like a minefield for an inexperienced wig buyer. There are four main types of wig cap construction- lace front wigs, monofilament wigs, wefted wigs, and hand-tied wigs.
Monofilament wig cap
Monofilament wigs have a sheer polyester material at the top and crown that allows your scalp colour to show through and create a natural look. This wig cap allows natural hair movement and offers tons of styling options.
Lace Front Wigs
Lace front wigs
Lace front wigs provide a natural appearance. Your wig will have a natural-looking hairline with an undetectable sheer lace front.
Style your wig away from your face without worrying about its edges showing up. This cap construction is perfect for women who are experiencing hair loss along the front hairline.
Wefted wigs are commonly known as open cap and capless wigs. Wefts of synthetic or human hair are spread out around the wig cap to create an open cap wig. These wig caps are the most popular during the summer months as they allow the wearers’ scalp to breathe. Permatease is a feature on wefted wigs that creates volume to your look.
In hand-tied wigs, each strand is hand sewn-in into the mesh cap with a hand-knotting technique. It takes at least three days for a skilled person to hand-tie the cap, but it provides styling options to the wearer after it’s complete. Hand-tied wigs are lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Choosing The Right Color
Both synthetic and lace front human hair wigs come in different colours, but it is important to find a colour that compliments your skin. If this is your first time with wigs, stick to natural colours. If you are still unsure, consult with an expert on-site or with your hairdresser.
Finding The Right Capsize
Because the cap’s size is directly related to your comfort, it can make an even more significant difference than the actual style. If the cap does not fit your head perfectly, it will be uncomfortable to wear and will look unnatural.
How To Measure at Home
To measure the size of your head to find the perfect hair wig, you need to measure the diameter and circumference of your head.
To measure the diameter, measure from the hairline to the nape of your neck using a measuring tape. To measure the circumference, start from the front hairline, make a round through your ears and the nape of your neck, and bring the tape back to the front hairline.
These are the six factors that go into selecting the right hair wig for you. Use this blog as a guide and buy the perfect wig for yourself.