Whether you’re in the process of growing out your hair, you’re currently going through chemotherapy or you’re simply looking for an easy way to totally transform your appearance, one thing that you should consider doing is purchasing a wig. If initially you are a bit hesitant about doing so, don’t be. You might be surprised by all of the celebrities who seem to have long, flowing hair that, at the end of the day, is actually a wig!
However, before you head out to a local wig store to purchase one, we wanted to provide you with a list of five mistakes that women tend to make; just so you can be sure that you’ve bought the one that best fits you (literally).
Not knowing the size of your head. There are a lot of people who tend to see a wig that they like and assume that all of them are the same size. The reality is that wigs actually come in five different sizes, although 90 percent of women wear size “average”. In order to make sure that yours is the right fit, use a tape measure to measure the circumference of your head. Also, put your real hair in some kind of pulled back hairstyle as you’re trying wigs on. That way, you can be certain that it will fit snuggly.
Not realizing that there are human hair and synthetic wigs. When it comes to the type of hair that are on wigs, there are two main kinds: human hair and synthetic fiber. The benefit that comes with wearing a human hair wig is that you can style it just like your own hair. The benefit that comes with a synthetic one is that it tends to be cheaper, plus it continually holds its original style. Just keep in mind that if you do get a synthetic one, you can’t apply heat like you would a human hair wig.
Not really looking at the quality of the wig. There’s no real point in wearing a wig that’s going to appear more like a helmet. So, if you see one that tends to look really thick or even extremely shiny (like a Barbie doll’s hair), those are two that you should avoid. A quality wig is going to be light and have flowing strands. It should feel comfortable when it’s on your head too.
Not getting a stylist to trim the wig. If you do decide to get a human hair wig, it’s a good idea to have a stylist trim it. That way, it can look as natural as possible. If you were thinking of cutting the wig yourself, our only word of caution would be this: You should look at your wig as your own hair, so only cut it if you would feel comfortable cutting your own.
Not taking your own hair into account. If you were to go to a place like Wigs Depot in search of a natural looking wig and you asked the sales associate for a couple of tips, one of the things that they would probably tell you is to make sure that you maintain your own hair, especially during the times that you are wearing a wig. Women like Naomi Campbell can personally attest to how wigs (and weaves) can damage your hairline overtime; sometimes to the point of permanently stunting your hair’s growth. So, don’t neglect to deeply condition your natural locks and to also give your hair a break from your wig from time to time. For tips on how to care for your hair while wearing a wig, visit Wigs and put “hair care” in the search field.