Wigs can be a great way to give yourself a new look, or to cover your hair if it is thinning. There are so many different types of wigs to choose from. Do you want a human hair wig or a synthetic wig? Do you want a wig that is short or long? What texture or color? The questions are long and varied.
However, the number one question is invariably, “Will the wig look natural?” Well, that will depend on whether you go with synthetic or natural human hair.
A synthetic wig worn daily will last about three months. Yes, you can opt to wear it longer than that, but I am sure you can imagine what it will look like. Your wig is going to start to look “wiggy.” That is not what you want.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have natural hair. Human hair wigs look realistic and have many other benefits like:
It is important that you choose a wig that fits properly. There are a few different sizes and most wigs come with adjustable straps so that you can cinch up the cap to get the best fit.
If you have never worn a wig before, it is a good idea to get professionally measured by someone with years of experience like Off 5th Avenue. Going to an expert can give you peace of mind and confidence that the wigs you buy will fit. You do not simply measure 'around the head,' but from the front hairline, behind the ears, to the nape of the neck.
It is important that you get those measurements right so that your wig fits comfortably and securely, and it looks as natural as possible too. An oversized wig will be just as uncomfortable as one that is too tight.
It is emotional to buy a wig when your hair is falling out. If that is the case, do yourself a favor and get a wig consultation. When done right, no one will ever know you are wearing one.
About the Author: Sherry Harris is the solopreneur of Sherry’s Life. On the blog she writes about any and everything related to hair care and hairstyles.
Patti Wood WTS, Owner of Off 5th Avenue Salon, is a professionally trained hair stylist and a certified Trichologist specializing in Hair Replacement therapy and solutions. Patti has helped many clients solve hair loss problems ranging from cancer treatments, male or female pattern baldness, hair thinning, and Alopecia Areata. She works closely with Dermatologists and Physicians in treatment plans.