You’ve finally made the decision – no more long hours at the hair salon and fewer risks experimenting with your natural hair. You’ve taken the first step in your wig-wearing journey, but the second step is the most crucial.
How do you choose my wigs?
Wrapping your head around the world of wigs can be daunting for a first-timer. And while you’re trying to figure out what a cap is, you also need to decide whether synthetic or human hair would work best for you.
Here are four essential tips you need to know before you rock some fresh, new wigs.
Know your style.
“Know my style? How do I choose one?” you might think.
Well, because as far as wigs’ styles go, there are thousands of options. And given that this is your first time trying a wig, you’re bound to feel overwhelmed.
Knowing your style means that you need to identify what hairstyle you want. Staying within your knowledge boundaries gives you control over how you look once the wig is on and will give you ideas for how to maintain that look.
But that doesn’t mean you need to tie yourself to a single wig style forever. You can also style wigs based on your preferences.
Keep in mind, though, that some types of wigs, like synthetic hair wigs, might be more difficult to style than human hair wigs, like this one from EvaWigs.
Choose the right texture.
Texture is the look and feel of the wig, and it’s an important factor in your decision.
Essentially, you have three main texture options: straight and flat, curly, and voluminous but not curly. If you’re between 18 and 35 years old, the “straight and flat” and curly textures are your best options.
But texture also affects how easy it is to style the wig. Since texture mimics natural hair, the thickness of the strands dictates how easy it is to curl them.
For instance, since Chinese hair typically has thicker strands, it’s harder to curl than Indonesian hair, which is often slightly wavy.
Choose the right cap size.
You can loosely translate cap size to the overall size of the wig. If it’s too small, you’ll have problems fitting into the wig. On the contrary, if it’s too big, and you’ll battle self-consciousness and possible embarrassment all day as you try to keep it in place.
If you don’t know which cap size to start with, try the average-sized wigs. 90%-95% of women need an intermediate wig size. However, you can also try on petite wigs or larger sizes if need be. You can even look for adjustable sizes for a more snug fit.
Know how to maintain your wig.
You may think that buying a wig is the only thing you need to learn, but you also need to know how to store and maintain it if you want your wig to stay in mint condition.
First off, you don’t need shampoo your wig every day. Unlike your natural hair, wigs rarely make contact with the natural oils that your body produces. You just need to remove environmental buildup once or twice per week if you wear your wig regularly.
Also, remember not to over-style your wig. Over-styling will compromise your wig’s quality. Store your in a dry area with plenty of air circulation.
If you’re new to the world of wig-wearing, you may feel overwhelmed. But though it may seem like you have a lot to learn, once you know the basics, you won’t wig out over your hair anymore.
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