Buying and selecting the best human hair wigs can sometimes be confusing or overwhelming, especially if you have never purchased a human hair wig before. You don’t have to become frustrated with the wig selection process. Once you know how to select the best wigs you’ll start to really enjoy buying and selecting your first human hair wig.
Human hair wigs are the most natural looking wigs, you can cut, color, bleach, and use heat styling tools to style them however you choose just like your own hair.
Whether you’re looking for a human hair wig for medical-related reasons such as alopecia or chemotherapy treatments, or you simply want to change up your look, or give your own hair a break here are the best tips for buying and selecting human hair wigs that look natural and complementing for your face shape.
Determine Your Cap Size
One of the biggest mistakes a lot of women make in buying wigs is they don’t know their own head or wig cap size. Not all wigs are created equal and the worse thing is to buy a wig and find that it fits too big or too small once you get it home. Improperly fitting human hair wigs look unnatural and unrealistic.
Measure the circumference of your head so that you can select a human hair wig that will fit you perfectly. Human hair wigs come in sizes petite, average and large. The circumference size of your head will determine what size wig you should purchase so if your head measures between 20 to 21.5-inches you would need a petite size. For head sizes 21.5 to 22-inches you would fit an average size wig cap and sizes 22.5 to 23.5 should go for a large size wig cap.
Choose Your Style
When you purchase your first human hair wig, you may want to choose a style that you’re familiar with or that is close to your own style. This allows you to become comfortable with your human hair wig as you become accustomed to wearing it.
There is an array of styles and lengths you can choose to wear from short to long, feathered hairstyles, braided styles, and wig hairstyles with bangs. It is best that you choose a wig hairstyle that complements your face shape and your personal style.
Choose the Type of Wig You Want to Wear
There are several types of human hair wigs to choose from. There are full-construction cap wigs that are made to cover your entire head without any of your own hair being exposed. These are the easiest wigs to wear as they are considered grab and go wigs, but they usually are not made with any parting space or room to add any.
There are also U-part and L-part wigs that are made for you to cut the parting area and leave some of your own hair out. Lace and lace frontal wigs are the most popular because they are the most realistic looking. The parting area can be changed to either side and the front hairline can be customized to look like the hair is growing right from your scalp. Half wigs are also an option but they sit far back on your hairline and require you to leave a lot of your own hair out to blend with the half wig.
Have your Wig Customized to Your Face
Human hair wigs can be customized in various ways. When you purchase your new human hair wig, have your stylist customize it to shape your specific face shape and frame your features. Human hair wigs are available in hundreds of gorgeous styles, but just they are constructed differently from your own hair and require a bit of tweaking, bringing out your best features.
Remember, you are not the only person who may be buying the same wig so you want to own your new hairstyle. Even if you love the style of the wig, almost every wig has a higher volume of hair than your own and you want to look flawless and natural in your new human hair wig.