Ever wake up feeling like you just want a complete change in style? One wig can change your look. You can go from flirty to sporty, and from a daytime professional bob to glammed up pin-up status within the blink of an eye. Switch up your style for the day, evening, or even for a special event.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF WIGS AND HAIRPIECES
Wigs are not the only type of hairpieces that can add flair to your look. Some options will help you to achieve just about any hairstyle imaginable. Some of the options include, but are not limited to:
Lace Front Wigs: Lace front wigs are wigs that have the front few inches or so, made of a lace-like material that mimics a real scalp. Therefore, there is no need to wear any of your natural hair out.
Full Lace Wigs: Sometimes called 360 wigs are wigs where the cap is wholly constructed of lace. A full lace wig allows the people to wear updo’s such as ponytails and top buns, due to the appearance of real scalp all around the perimeter. Also, you can part anywhere on the wig and still see the appearance of the scalp. For that reason, just about any hairstyle that you can imagine is achievable with this style wig.
Full Coverage Wigs: You can also achieve a new look with a full cap wig. Full cap wigs that are not lace front generally have to be worn down all times, as pulling them back can expose the “wiggy” look. They come in so many cute styles that you wouldn’t want to change the look anyway.
Half Wigs: Half wigs are partial wigs that cover the back of the head and hair. Your own hair will be left out in the front, and you’ll have to blend the two textures together. It’s perfect for someone who just wants to add a little length or fullness without putting on the entire cap.
Clip-In Pieces: People wear clip-ins for many different reasons. They can be worn to add length, fullness, or even a splash of color without the commitment of bleaching or dying your hair.
Weft Hair: Weft hair is a line of hair that is sewn onto a serial strip. It can be glued or sewn onto one’s natural hair.
Clip-In Bangs: Clip-in bangs allow you to sport the bangs without a commitment. You would style your hair to your liking, and then clip the bangs in the front.
Ponytails: Ponytails usually come in the form of drawstrings. You would style your own hair into a tight bun, place the ponytail around your bun, then pull the drawstring to tighten into place.
NATURAL HAIR VERSUS SYNTHETIC HAIR
Synthetic hair has what is called style memory. The manufacturers can set the hair into a wavy, curly, kinky, or even a straight texture, and that is the style in which it will remain. A synthetic hair wig can last approximately 4-6 months; that time decreases by 2-3 months with heat-friendly units that allow you to use a curling iron or flat iron.
Lower quality synthetic wigs can have an unnatural shine, but for the most part, there are several natural-looking options. Some synthetic wigs cannot be combed or brushed out as it would ruin the style. Synthetic wigs are overall more affordable than natural wigs, and you do not have to worry about getting caught in the rain as the style memory will remain intact even after it gets wet.
Natural hair is extremely versatile. You can go from curly one day to straight or wavy the next day. If you decide to go with 100% human hair wigs, they can be treated just as you would your own hair. Since the hair is real, heat can be applied to it. It can be flat ironed, pressed, blow-dried, and curled with a curling iron. You can even bleach and/or dye the hair!
HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR WIGS AND HAIR PIECES
Whether your wigs are synthetic or natural, keeping them clean is one of the most critical steps in caring for your wig or hairpiece. You do not want bacteria to harbor. Some signs to look for when it’s time to wash your wig are the appearance of dull, lifeless hair, un-fresh smells, product buildup, and when it becomes too tangled. Washing your wig will also help to rejuvenate and extend the longevity of the wig.
You should also condition the wig after a good wash. For natural wigs, it’s ok to use the same products as you would on your own hair. However, for synthetic wigs, there are shampoos, conditioners, and special moisturizers on the market made specifically for the absorption and cleansing of the synthetic fibers.
HOW TO PROPERLY WEAR A WIG
When it comes to wearing a wig, a proper fit is a necessity. The great part about deciding upon a wig is that they come in different sizes. You can choose from small, medium, large, and extra-large. Measuring the circumference of your head will help you determine the size that will best fit. You want the fit to be snug enough to be secure, but not tight. An ill-fitting wig can cause hair breakage around your edges.
Also, if a wig is designed to be worn a certain way, you should adhere to that design. For example, if the design includes the middle part, do not shift the cap around to achieve a side part and vice versa. The cap, combs, and clips are specifically placed to give you the best fit, protection, and comfort level possible.
With all of these options, especially if you decide on adding 100% human hair wigs to your collection, you are sure to find the perfect piece or pieces for you. Any length, any style, any color, is just a switch away!