Instead of perming, straightening, curling and smoothening your hair throughout the year, you can always go with the hair-friendly option of wigs and weaves. Wigs allow you to protect your hair from daily pollution, harsh chemicals, hair products, and treatments while flaunting the perfect hairdo. Well, it is true that you can always upgrade your wig for a new style or color, but you should try to invest in the correct basics that suit your head shape, face shape, and personal style. If you have a corporate client servicing job, you may want to go with something that is formal with a touch of feminine glamour. You can always switch up your style quotient for something fancier and crazier for your vacation and concert hopping.
Depending on your vocation, purpose and personal aesthetics the choice of wigs will vary significantly. First timers find it incredibly daunting to invest in one style that will meet several necessities. So, we have compiled a step-by-step guide for those interested in buying a wig.
Let us focus on the style
When you are browsing for frontal lace wigs for the first time, you will see thousands of different lengths, cuts, layers, and colors. First timers always feel more comfortable seeking out colors and textures that match their hair. You cannot go wrong with a wig that looks similar to your hairstyle. If you are interested in seeking out a new look, you might want to try out different lengths, colors, and styles before you purchase one. You should seek the help of your hair stylist or wig expert friend before spending your moolah on these babies. Your face cut, head shape and personal sense of style will influence your choice of wigs distinctly. So, instead of window shopping online, you should also focus on trying them on personally. The finished look will always be very different from what you might expect. Either way, decide on the color and the cut first to help you find the right one.
How long should it be?
What is the length of your hair? If you do not want to make it too obvious for your peers, you might want to start with something that is similar to the length of your hair. You can add more density (120% to 180%) in the beginning to give the impression of more volume and health. Gradually, progress towards longer hair. Most manufacturers have lengths that range from 8-inches to 26-inches. You might also find manufacturers that are ready to offer lengths of 30-inches and 32-inches upon customized orders. The measure of length is different for longer, straighter hair down the back and bob or lob wigs. Bob cut wigs have different metrics of measurement. Refer to a hair expert or YouTube reviews for further details on the same.
Choosing the right color
Right now, there are four standard categories of color when it comes to wigs. Just like your real hair, your wigs can be of a single color or dual colors. Dual colors can include ombre tones, highlights or mixed colors. Whether it is an ombre or balayage highlights you want, you should get the chance to try the wig on before you spend your money on it. You might want to begin with a simple, single tone wig with hair color close to your real hair. Since real human hair, especially the Remy and virgin hair, is amicable towards coloring and chemical treatments, you can always color the hair later according to the latest trends. It might cost you less than getting a pre-colored wig if you already know how to color your hair like a professional right at home. Always remember that single tone hair does not have to be boring at all. If you feel daring, you can go with electric blue, neon green, orange, and auburn red any time you want. These colors are ideal for pepping up bleary winter days.
Have you thought about the budget?
If you have the budget for human hair wigs, always think about getting Remy hair or virgin hair. Although, these two terms are not synonymous, both signify high-quality hair that has not undergone any form of chemical treatments. Human virgin hair is one of the best money can buy. Some people even color, highlight, straighten, perm and curl their virgin hair wigs to add an oomph quotient to their style without compromising the quality of their own hair. However, human hair wigs, especially Remy ones, are very costly. You may need to shell out upwards of $250 for a single wig, but it will last you more than a year with daily use if you know how to clean and store it properly. Synthetic wigs are of course much easier on the pockets as compared to all-natural human hair ones. However, they do not offer the same smooth feel, and they wear out quickly. Synthetic hair never gives the natural shine, texture, and flatness that comes with 100% virgin human hair wigs and weaves.
Think about wig and cap construction
Frontal lace and full lace wigs are the best choices for all ages. These are bespoke styles where each strand of hair is hand-woven to the lace base. Sometimes, only the crown has a touch of machine weaving. Full lace and fontal lace weaves allow the wearer to part their hair any way they prefer. With these, you can part in the middle, side or leave your hair in a sleek back brushed style. The lace cap provides the support and natural texture for multiple braids, multiple parts and a half up and half down hairdos. Apart from multiple combs, you can check for adjustable straps for the accommodation of minor deviations from the ideal size. In short, you can style your wig in a way you would style your real hair without any worries of giving the secret of the voluminous tresses away. It is also advisable to try a few parting tricks before you purchase one.
Do you need a wig cap?
People suffering from complete hair loss may not feel very comfortable with a wig cap since it can slip and slide under the wig messing up the entire hairdo. Moreover, wig caps are not necessary unless you have unruly hair that requires laying down before the installation of the wig. People with less hair or very short hair always find full lace and frontal lace wigs comfortable since these come with non-slip poly strips and multiple combs to hold the all natural, human hair wigs in place. Some people do not use the combs at all to achieve a flatter and a more natural look. The lace wigs are already pre-cut and tweezed, so you do not have to worry about prepping it to fit your hairline. That is one thing less to worry about, and you can be sure that the strips hold the wig down for an entire day’s work or fun.
Experimenting with different hairstyles
Have you always wanted to get a fishtail braid, cornrows or half up and half down fancy messy buns? Do you fancy relaxed curls or poker straight waist-length hair? It is time you realized all your dreams. With the lace frontal wigs, you can achieve at least one hairstyle per week. They give you the control of how you look without rigorous effort. Maintaining a wig and changing its styles is much easier than the upkeep of your hair. You can visit the hundreds of YouTube tutorials on how to style the wig in different ways every day. You can visit your salon for finding the right products for the virgin Brazilian hair or the Remy Indian hair that your wig uses. Always stick to the cleaning recommendations and maintenance steps that the manufacturer mentions. The right products and equipment will keep your wig looking thoroughly natural all day long.
Beginners should always start with a bob or lob hairstyles since they are mostly swish-and-go. They require a little brushing and anti-frizz treatment from time to time. You might want to straighten the hair or add little loose curls once in a while, but they mostly do not demand the extensive detangling that comes with long wigs. Long hair is ideal for ponytails, half up and half down hairstyles and fancy braids, but maintaining them is quite a task. Always begin with at least a 100% density to give your hair a fuller look. It is also easy to style the wig when the hair thickness is high. With short haircuts, you can go with fancy hair clips, hair bands and parting styles to give your formal hair an upgrade on the weekends.
Wigs are becoming a fashionista’s best friend. They are the only way to remain trendy without compromising the quality of your real hair. With a trusty wig on your dresser, you will never have to worry about bed heads and bad hair days, ever again!