The Beginner's Guide for Buying & Wearing Hair Wigs

Posted by Wendy Dessler on May 19th 2020

The wig is no longer the treacherous accessory women of ages ago used to shun.Going by industry projections which showed a 4.1% revenue increase in the wigs and hair accessories industry, closing 2019 at an amazing $415 million, wigs are the new trendy hair products in town.

And if you’re reading this piece, we bet you’ve already decided to ditch the lengthy hours at the salon, risky styles that can potentially damage your hair, and go for something that will save you time while allowing you to be more experimental.

However, you just need to pass one critical stage – selection.

That’s where this piece comes in. If you want to start strong at your wig game, then read on. You’ll know how to not only buy wigs suited for your style but also wear them to perfection.

Should you go Synthetic or Natural?

This is the first question that pops to mind for any first-time wig wearer. Which of the two is better?

The short answer – it depends on your purse and what kind of style you’re looking for.

Natural hair wigs are made out of human hair. These are the best wigs for that all-natural look. In addition to naturally blending in with your head and hairline, natural hair wigs are easier to style. This means that you can experiment on more styles on the wig.

On top of that, natural hair wigs tend to be of higher quality and thus last longer than synthetic wigs. But to get one of those, you need to dent your bank account.

On the flip side, synthetic hair wigs tend to come styled in one particular way. But here’re the good parts.

Unlike natural hair wigs that are susceptible to heat damage, humidity, and wind, synthetic hair wigs can weather the elements. They’re also convenient for daily wear.

Thus, choosing between the two is a matter of what preferences you have and what are your styling options, rather than one is ultimately better than the other.

Full Lace or Lace-Front Wigs?

Yet another common debate among the wigs circles is whether you should go for a full lace wig or a lace-front one.

Most commonly, a lace-front wig can do just fine as an everyday wig. It’s perfect for getting that natural look, it looks fantastic, and can allow a bit more styling at the front. And as far as your purse is concerned, it tends to be less expensive.

Full lace wigs, on the other hand, generally offer more styling versatility. The problem is, full lace wigs are more expensive and higher maintenance.

So, which one should you go for?

You should get more information about the lace-front wig and full lace wig before you can make a decision on whether one suits you or not. Expenses aside, the variations in comfort and styling of each might be a huge factor in leaning your decision to one side.


Storage and Maintenance

It’s one thing to have a great wig, it’s another to keep it top-notch for everyday use. And to do just that, you need to know how to not only wash it but also store it.

Thanks to the heat that can build up in your head, a lot of sweat and dirt can be trapped in the seams. You thus need to wash your wig on a regular, as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Once or twice a week can be a nice regime if you wear the wig daily.

More importantly, ensure that you don’t store a dirty wig.

Besides, you need to make sure you store your wig on a stand or mannequin to protect its shape. And in case you have to travel with it in a bag, make sure you’ve folded it gently, distorting its shape as little as possible.


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