[2020 Guide] How to Choose Your First Wig
Purchasing your first wig can be a difficult decision. For starters, there are so many choices in the market that it can be difficult to choose the best one for you. And then there is the cost of the wigs that tend to be so expensive, you don’t want to make the wrong choice and end up with a costly wig that you won’t use. As you consider how to choose your first wig, it is important to realize that there are several factors to keep in mind.
Factors to Consider When Buying Your First Wig
1. Wig Hairstyle you want
There are so many different wig styles to choose from that most women don’t know exactly how to pick their first wig. But there is a simple way to overcome this common hurdle. If you find yourself unable to choose from the hundreds and sometimes even thousands of wig styles, it may be a good idea to stay with what you know. Your first wig should ideally be something the closely matches the hairstyle that you currently have.
Choosing a style that is already familiar to you will make it easier for you to get used to the feeling of the wig. It will also be easier for you to care for as style the wig since you are already familiar with what you need to do to maintain the style.
2. Length of your wig
The other factor to consider when choosing your first wig is the length. Fortunately, there are three main lengths to choose from, namely short wigs, medium length wigs and long wigs. When buying wigs, you will however notice that the length is listed in inches with the longest being up to 30 inches.
It is however more important to note that shorter wigs tend to be easier to manage than longer ones. They are much easier to wash and they often dry faster than long wig. But in terms of length, the choice remains your own and in achieving the look you want.
3. Texture of your wig
Just as there are different lengths, wigs also come in different textures. These include straight wigs, wavy wigs and curly wigs. The texture you select is down to your own personal preferences and what you want.
4. Color of your wig
You may also want to consider the color of the wig. Wigs come in a variety of colors and the one you choose will depend on a number of factors including the natural color of our hair and your skin color. Ideally, you should choose a wig that nearly matches the color of your natural hair. This will help the wig blend in perfectly with your hair and look as natural as possible.
5. Cap Size of your wig
This is a factor that most people don’t even think to consider when buying a first wig, but it is one of the most important. The cap size plays a very important role when it comes to how comfortable you will be when you wear the wig. If the cap is too small, the wig will not fit your head and it will feel uncomfortable to wear. To determine the cap size you should be to purchase, measure your hairline from behind your ear to the nape of your neck and to your other ear. Compare this measurement with the details provided by the wig seller to determine the right cap size to buy.
Best Wigs for Beginners to Choose
1. Donmily 13x4 Body Wave Lace Front Wig with Baby Hair 150% Density
This is the best wig to choose when you want a wig that will last a long time but is not entirely straight. Body wave wigs like this one straddle the line between straight and curly, perfect for the woman who doesn’t want straight hair, but also doesn’t want tightly packed curls. The waves make the weave look great and since it is not as processed as a curly weave, it will last longer than most curly wigs. It also doesn’t hurt that the wig is easy to wear and remove. The baby hair is designed to make the weave look as natural as possible and it comes in a natural black color, another factor that ensures its durability.
2. Donmily Malaysian Jerry Curly 13x4 lace front wig 180% Density
Still want a curly wig even though they are less durable than straight ones? Well, your best bet is the Donmily Malaysian Jerry Curly 13x4 Lace Front Wig 180% Density wig. This one is made from 100% virgin human hair with no chemical processes which increases its life span. It also doesn’t hurt that it looks great and is very easy to manage.
We understand how difficult it can be to find the best wig for you. The above guide will go a long way in guiding you to choose your first wig.
What kind of wig is best for beginners?
Monofilament wigs are best for beginners due to the ability to part the wig wherever you please. Additionally, this wig's lace front is pre-cut, giving you an undetectable hairline.
What type of wig looks most natural?
For the most natural-looking wig, opt for one made of human hair. There are two types of wigs: human hair and synthetic.
Can you wear a wig all the time?
It is a question we get asked quite frequently at Simply Wigs HQ. The short answer is, no, it is not bad to wear a wig everyday if you take proper care of your natural hair and scalp. Your hair and skin cells will grow regardless of whether or not you cover them with a wig or accessories like hats and scarves.