Buying your first wig can be overwhelming, especially if you are clueless as to what to look for in wigs. Many times, people end up buying wigs that just don’t match their personality or one that does not suit their requirement.
Here are some things that you need to consider while you are shopping for your first wig.
- Types of wig
There are two main types of wig- synthetic wigs and human hair wigs. Both these wigs have their own set of pros and cons. The synthetic ones are cheap and low maintenance, but you have limited options when it comes to styling because most of them are not exactly heat friendly. For those who are looking for a wig that looks natural and one that you can style just like your normal hair, should opt for human hair wig. Just keep in mind that human hair wigs are much more expensive than the synthetic ones.
- Size of the wig
One of the most important determining factors while buying wigs is the size of the wig. There are different cap sizes available such as petite, average and large, each of which has different circumferences. Most people fall under the average size and even if you are not in that group, you can always make use of the adjustable straps to fit the wig. To measure the size of the wig, you need to measure the circumference of your head.
- Wig construction
For a first-time buyer, all wigs might look the same. However, the truth is that there are different types of wig construction. 100% hand-tied, lace front, monofilament top and wefted are some of the popular types of wig constructions that you can get from the market. If you are looking for a wig of the finest quality, with a comfortable cap and one which is ideal for sensitive scalps then hand tied wigs are your best bet. For those who want a wig that creates a very natural looking hairline, lace front wigs might be the best option.
If you keep in mind these few factors, then you can successfully shop for the perfect wig for yourself. Make sure that you do a thorough research and know what you want before you go shopping for your first wig. If you are confused about what to buy, ask for a wig fitting, where you can try all the wigs and figure out which one suits you best.