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10 Tips for purchasing your first wig

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It sounds silly but it’s not, I remember when I first bought my first wig. There’re loads of things we think about when we imagine a “perfect wig” for us and how it’d look like. Some girls end up never buying one!

So here I am! I’ve decided to share with you my thoughts on things you should look for before start purchasing a wig. Things that I’ve learned through all these years, not only as a wearer but also as a business.

  1. Hair Texture
  2. Going Synthetic or Natural Hair
  3. Face Shape and Size

Hair Texture

10 Tips for purchasing your first wig

If you’re not gonna wear a full wig, if you’re thinking o leaving parts of your natural hair showing, make sure you match not only the colour of your own hair but also the texture. Some girls tend to overlook their hair textures but they’re both super important. Wanna have perfectly blended in hair looks? Think about it!

Going Synthetic or Natural Hair

10 Tips for purchasing your first wig

Sometimes being more affordable doesn’t mean it’s got an inferior quality – With wigs it does. There’s a massive price difference when you compare Synthetic and Natural and that happens for different reasons.

First thing to know is that you cannot use hot styling tools when wearing a synthetic wig unless you get a ‚Äėheat safe‚Äô version. I recommend Human Hair wigs just because they last forever, their lust doesn’t fade off, their edges don’t break, etc…

They look good and most importantly, they look real. Of course that you need to take care of it, I’ve talked about it a few weeks ago (if you’re subscribed to our newsletters you know) but their look&feel is just better and that’s why I recommend it. Totally worth the price!

However, if you’re in a budget and you’d rather spend less – I totally get it, go for it. Give it a try, understand your preferences before buying more expensive one.

Also, there are other things you want to know about a good natural wig design, things that mimic natural hair. It’ll be a blog topic for another day – I promise!

Face Shape and Size

10 Tips for purchasing your first wig

Colours, textures and length are the most common things girls tend to pay attention, but they forget to consider styles that flatter the shape of their faces. It’s normal to like a lot of wigs and not being able to decide on one and if you consider what I’m suggesting, it’ll definitely narrow down your options and will make it easier for you to buy one.

If you have an oval shaped face, you’re lucky! Your face is longer than wide and your jaw is probably narrower than your cheekbones. That means that your face is mostly proportional and you’ll look good with almost any hairstyle, length and texture.

If your face is more rounder and you have a wide hairline and fullness beneath the cheekbones, I recommend linear or geometric styles. You can add height to your wig so it makes your face a bit less rounded (not that it’s a bad thing) and then on the sides, thin hair so your cheeks appear narrower.

If your face is squared, your hairline and jaws are wide, I’d recommend more or less the same thing as the previous – height on top and narrow sides. To add height, comb your hair off your forehead and to break its wideness a bit, you can consider something curly or wisps of hair close to your face.

I hope my tips helped you somehow and I would like to hear your thoughts. Ever thought of wearing a wig? What about extensions? Let’s talk!

Guidelines for Buying Your First Wig

Find the perfect wig with confidence using these easy tips! Learn about different wig types, sizes, and styles to make informed choices. Discover a new, versatile look that suits you!

“Welcome to the world of wigs! If you’re on the lookout for your first wig or just seeking some handy advice, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll take you on a simple and fun journey to make wig shopping a breeze. From understanding different wig types to finding the perfect size and style, we’ve got expert tips to help you navigate through it all.

Wigs are not just about style; they’re about expressing yourself and feeling confident. Whether you’re looking to switch up your look or dealing with hair loss, the right wig can make a world of difference. We’ll cover everything you need to know, from budget considerations to easy maintenance tips.

So, get ready to dive into the exciting world of wigs! Let’s make finding your perfect match an enjoyable and stress-free experience. Are you ready to embrace a new, fabulous you?

10 Tips for purchasing your first wig

1. Getting to know different types of wigs

  • Synthetic wigs: These wigs are made from artificial materials, creating various styles and colors. They’re often more budget-friendly and easy to care for.
  • Human hair wigs: Made from real human hair, these wigs offer a natural look and feel. They can be styled just like real hair but may require more maintenance.
  • Blended wigs: A mix of synthetic fibers and real human hair, blended wigs aim to combine the best of both worlds, offering a balance between affordability and a natural appearance.

2. Factors that help you decide on a wig

When choosing a wig, several factors come into play to ensure you find the perfect match:

Style

Consider the hairstyle you desire. Do you prefer long or short hair? Straight or curly? Understanding your preferred style will narrow down your options.

Color

Think about the color that best compliments your skin tone and personal style. You may opt for a natural shade close to your hair color or experiment with something entirely different.

Material

Decide between synthetic or human hair wigs. Synthetic wigs are more affordable and easier to maintain, while human hair wigs offer a more natural look and versatility in styling.

Cap Construction

Pay attention to the wig’s cap construction, including the type of cap (lace front, monofilament, etc.) and size. The right cap construction ensures a comfortable fit and natural appearance.

Budget

Set a budget for your wig purchase. Prices can vary depending on the material, brand, and quality of the wig.

Purpose

Determine the purpose of wearing the wig. Are you looking for a wig for everyday wear, for a special occasion, or medical reasons? This will influence your choice of style, material, and budget.

Maintenance

Consider the level of maintenance you’re willing to commit to. Synthetic wigs require less maintenance than human hair wigs, which may need styling and conditioning like natural hair.

By carefully considering these factors, you can confidently select a wig that suits your preferences, lifestyle, and needs.

3. Putting on Wigs and Hairpieces

  1. Bobby Pins: Before wearing your wig or hairpiece, secure your natural hair using bobby pins. This helps create a smooth base for the wig to sit on, ensuring a comfortable fit.
  2. Prepping Your Wig: Prior to wearing your wig, ensure it is clean and well-maintained. Wash the wig with a specialized shampoo and carefully comb and dry it to achieve a natural appearance.
  3. Wig Straps: To prevent the wig from shifting or slipping during wear, utilize wig straps. These adjustable straps provide additional security, keeping the wig securely in place throughout the day.
  4. Wig Comb: Use a wide-toothed comb specifically designed for wigs to style and manage your wig without causing damage. This gentle combing method helps maintain the integrity of the wig and ensures a polished final look.
  5. Protect Your Wig: Store your wig in a cool, dry place away from dust and direct sunlight. Avoid exposing the wig to excessive heat, as it can damage the fibers and affect its appearance over time.

By following these simple steps and tips, you can ensure a smooth and comfortable experience when wearing your wig or hairpiece

4. Finding the Right Fit

Getting the Right Size

Learn how to find the perfect fit for your wig. We’ll guide you through measuring your head to make sure your wig sits comfortably and looks great.

Matching Styles to Your Face Shape

Discover which wig styles complement your unique face shape. Whether it’s round, square, oval, or heart-shaped, we’ll help you choose a style that enhances your natural beauty.

Why Wig Trials Matter

Find out why trying on a wig before you buy it is so crucial; they help you:

  1. Find the right fit.
  2. Assess comfort.
  3. Check appearance.
  4. Test durability.
  5. Explore styling options.

5. Discover Your Ideal Wig Style for Your Face Shape!

Choosing the right wig for your face shape is key to looking and feeling great. Here’s a simple guide to help:

Discover Your Ideal Wig Style for Your Face Shape

1. Oval Face

You’re in luck! Any wig style will suit you. Try out different lengths and styles to see what you like best.

2. Round Face

Look for wigs that add height on top to make your face appear longer. Styles with layers or side-swept bangs can also do the trick.

3. Square Face

Opt for wigs with soft layers and curls to soften the angles of your face. Styles with side-swept bangs or some height on top can balance out your features.

4. Heart-Shaped Face

Choose wigs that add volume around your jawline to even out your forehead width. Side-swept bangs and chin-length or longer styles work well.

5. Long Face

Seek out wigs with the volume on the sides to add width. Shorter styles or those with layers and waves can create a fuller look for your face.

6. Exploring Different Wig Styles

1. Length Options

Delve into a variety of wig lengths ‚Äď short, medium, and long. Determine which length aligns with your preferences and lifestyle.

2. Texture Variety

Experience the diversity of textures and curls available in wigs. Whether you prefer sleek or curly styles, we’ll assist you in selecting the ideal option.

3. Expressing Your Style

Embrace your unique style! Discover how to select a wig style that resonates with your personality, empowering you to feel confident and fabulous. It’s about finding a wig that authentically represents you!

7. Budget-Friendly Choices

Figuring Out Your Budget

Learn how to set a budget that suits you. Understand how much you can spend so you can find the right wig without overspending.

Good Wigs at Good Prices

Explore wigs that are affordable but still good quality. Discover where to find durable and stylish wigs without breaking the bank.

Quality and Cost Balance

Understand the importance of balancing quality and cost when buying a wig. Make a smart investment that gives you the best value for your money. It’s about finding the right balance between quality and price!

8. Wig-Friendly Activities 

To ensure your wig stays secure and in good condition during various activities, here are some wig-friendly activities and care tips:

1. Walking and Jogging:

  • Wigs are designed to stay secure during daily activities, including walking and jogging.
  • Use a wig cap to keep your natural hair in place and provide an additional layer of security.

2. Water-Friendly Wigs:

  • Some wigs are water-friendly, meaning you can wear them while engaging in water activities.
  • Always check the manufacturer’s guidelines to confirm if your wig is suitable for water exposure.

3. Swimming Caution:

  • Exercise caution when swimming with a wig, especially if it’s not explicitly labeled as water-resistant.
  • Chlorine and salt water can damage the wig fibers, so it’s advisable to wear a swim cap.

9. Care Tips

1. Follow Manufacturer’s Instructions:

Always refer to the care instructions provided by the wig manufacturer for specific guidelines on washing, styling, and maintenance.

2. Gentle Washing:

Use a mild shampoo and cold water to wash your wig. Gently comb through the strands with a wide-toothed comb to prevent tangling.

3. Air Drying:

Allow the wig to air dry by placing it on a wig stand. Avoid using heat-styling tools, as excessive heat can damage synthetic fibers.

4. Storage:

Store your wig on a wig stand or in a breathable bag when not in use to maintain its shape and prevent tangling.

5. Avoid High Temperatures:

Keep your wig away from sources of high heat, such as ovens, stoves, or open flames, as heat can cause irreparable damage.

6. Regular Maintenance:

Brush your wig regularly to prevent tangling and matting. Start from the tips and work your way up to the roots.

7. Professional Styling:

Consider seeking professional help for major styling changes or adjustments to ensure the longevity of your wig.

10. Consultation and Assistance:

Consult the Manufacturer:

If you have specific activity-related queries or concerns about your wig, consult the manufacturer for guidance.

Buyer’s Handbook:

Explore our buyer’s handbook for comprehensive information on choosing the right wig or hairpiece for your needs.

Expert Guidance:

If you’re unsure about any aspect of wig care or selection, our representatives are here to guide you to the perfect wig or hairpiece for your specific requirements.

FAQs

Here are some important FAQs:

1. How should a beginner buy a wig?

Determine your purpose, set a budget, understand wig types, measure your head, choose a style that complements your face shape, and consider trying on wigs before purchasing.

2. What you should know before buying a wig?

Understand your wig’s purpose, set a realistic budget, familiarize yourself with wig types, measure your head for the right size, consider your face shape, and be open to wig trials.

3. What is the best wig for beginners?

Opt for affordable and low-maintenance synthetic wigs with pre-styled designs that match your lifestyle and comfort level.

4. What is the first thing you do when you get a new wig?

Gently shake or comb out tangles, adjust the wig cap for a secure fit, style as desired, trim any excess lace, and store properly when not in use.

Conclusion

So, there you have it ‚Äď your guide to wigs made simple! Whether you’re stepping into the wig world for the first time or looking for some handy tips, we hope this journey has been as enjoyable for you as it has been for us.

Remember, wigs aren’t just about hair; they’re about expressing yourself and feeling fantastic. From understanding different wig types to finding the perfect fit and style, each step is a celebration of your individuality.

As you embark on your wig adventure, keep the excitement alive. Let the transformative power of wigs boost your confidence and inspire your unique style. Don’t be afraid to try new lengths, textures, and colors ‚Äď it’s all about embracing a fabulous new look that feels authentically you.

So, here’s to you, your journey, and your fabulous new wig. Go ahead, rock that confidence, and shine in your newfound style!

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