Finding the perfect wig can be a daunting task. No matter what’s the reason behind your hair loss, whether its alopecia, cancer, regular hair fall or you want a new and different look, our wig’s buying guide will help you choose the perfect wig for you.
The good news is that there are tons of wigs out there which look as natural as your natural hair. However, you must consider some very important factors before you spend your hard-earned money on buying wigs:
- It should appear natural
- You must be comfortable wearing it. It should fit well.
- There are lots of overly-priced wigs available, but you should go for a budget-friendly option.
Moreover, you should also be aware of the four C’s of wigs:
Let’s move forward and discuss in detail about each and every aspect of a perfect wig.
The composition of wig
Different wigs are composed of different materials. They might be made up of synthetic fiber, natural human hair, or a blend of both of these materials. Based on the composition material, the prices of wigs also vary.
The most common type of wig which is preferred by most of the women is the synthetic wig. It is the most affordable option, and only costs around $50 to $500, unlike the natural hair wig is much costly and goes up to thousands of dollars.
If you are someone who is experiencing temporary hair loss due to any medical condition, then the best option for you is to go for an affordable option since most your hair will grow back eventually and you won’t be needing your wig anymore.
Similarly, if you are bored with your hairstyle and looking for something different to style your hair, even in that case, synthetic wigs are a good option. They provide you a volume and an uplift and are perfect for short hairstyles.
Let's talk about the human hair wig now, which is much harder to maintain. The average cost of these wigs starts from $600 and goes as high as $4000.
However, human hair wigs also come with lots of benefits in terms of styling them. You can straighten them, curl them, or even get those beachy waves. They are highly resistant to heat and remain in their original condition.
How to choose a wig according to your face shape
Choosing the ideal sig style according to your face shape will not only help you feel good, but it will also enhance your looks. There are generally four kinds of face shapes:
- Round face
- Oval face
- Square face
- Heart shaped face
A round chin and around hairline makes a round face. If you have a round face, then it's the best for you to go with short wigs that can reach up to your collar bone. Even if you want to opt for longer wigs, then choose the layered wig that touches your jawline but not shorter than that.
If your face is narrow at the jawline but wider from the cheekbones and forehead, then you have a heart-shaped face. You can have so many styles with such a shape from longer layers, parted wigs and bangs or even a chin-length bob wig.
If you have a square jawline and a square hairline, then your face shape is square. For square faces, you should prefer a long bob wig till your shoulders to create a soft look to your face.
If your face is narrower at the jawline than the temples, then you have an oval-shaped face. For oval shapes, you should look for a shaggy long bob wig. Moreover, curls are the best options for oval faces so you should consider such wigs too. You also need a high-volume wig to make your face look fuller.
How to choose a wig that goes with your skin tone
Finding the right color wig according to your skin tone is as important and choosing the right attire. The wrong color can ruin your whole look. Our best advice for you is to visit a makeup artist and take their suggestions. However, if you want to do it yourself, then start by inspecting your skin tone. Do you have a warm skin tone or a cool or neutral?
- Go for blonde, chestnut brown or any shade of black or brown for warm skin tone. You can also choose a copper color for a change.
- For cool skin tones, platinum blonde, ash blonde, red and tint colors are best.
- Neutral skin tones are good for any kind of color.
How to choose a wig cap and measure your head size
You must measure the circumference of your head using a measuring tape before choosing the right cap. It is best to measure the circumference ear to ear and from the back to the front of the hairline.
Once you are done with it, now is the time to choose a wig cap. There are various types of wig caps:
- Lace Front
- Basic Cap
The hand-tied cap is the ideal one for free movement. On the other hand, monofilament is the best to show a natural hair growth illusion, and you can style your wig freely using it. The lace front wig lets you choose any front hairstyle. It gives a natural looking hairline look. The basic cap is the most common option, which is good for air ventilation. However, it doesn't make your hairline look natural.
Testing the fit and comfort of your wig
Always test the wig for comfort before spending money on it. The comfort of your wig matter more than the wig style. For added comfort, you can choose a double-tape wig. If you think you can't handle it properly, then keep them secure with hairpins.
A perfectly fit wig is necessary to boost your confidence and make you feel comfortable all day long. Thus, you should know how to style wigs and how to choose the satisfying wig in order to give your head the most natural look.