The Beginners Guide To Hair (Chapter 1)

How to Buy Your First Wig

Modern wigs can be constructed from the finest strands of human hair, and a good number of them have features making them extra comfortable for those who have almost fragile scalps due to chemotherapy or medical conditions such as alopecia areata. Whatever is causing your hair loss, the following are pointers for buying your first hair wig:

Know more about wig terms and features.

What in particular do wig terms like lace front, synthetic and feather-light mean? Of course, those are just a few examples and there are so many more. Now is a great time to know about the many wig features out there, how they can benefit the different types of hair loss, and the factors behind pricing.

Choose natural.

One great tip if you’re buying a wig for the first time is to copy your natural hair back when you liked it best. If you’re thinking of new and different styles, save them for your next purchases.

Fit some wigs!

Many wig shops offer wigs online, and as soon as you know what you want, these shops can offer great options. But before you get to that, a wig fitting will show you how different styles will look on you. People in the wig trade are generally very well versed when it comes to wigs and hair loss, and can help you choose a wig that’s right for you.

Seek advice from a friend.

Taking a trusted friend or relative to your wig fitting can help a lot. It’s always great to have someone you can give you support and honest feedback.

More expensive isn’t always better.

Don’t assume that just a wig is expensive, it should be good. Wig technology and modern designers have produced various inexpensive options of wigs that are as natural-looking as you’d want them to be.

You can keep your hairstylist.

Because a human hair wig can be cut and styled as much as natural hair, you can continue those salon visits when you want to get a new look once in a while. Some wigs, in fact, will look better after a haircut that takes into consideration the unique contours of your face.

Know what sets human hair wigs apart from their synthetic counterparts.

Most things you can do with your natural hair can be done to human hair wigs, including heat-styling, and they have lace fronts too, making for a very natural-looking hairline. In contrast, synthetic wigs don’t look or behave as naturally, dry faster after you wash them, and need special wig shampoo. They are also less expensive in most cases compared to real hair wigs. As long as you make the right considerations, buying your first wig should be simple. Get one that helps you feel more confident, feels comfortable on your scalp, and is right for your type of hair loss.

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