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Wig vs Weave: Which One Should You Choose?

Jul.14,2022
This entry was posted in Types By Bailee

Whether you have hair loss or want to add volume, length, or thickness, deciding between a wig and a weave can be difficult. Should you choose a wig or a weave? It is determined by the state of your hair and your lifestyle.

In the wig vs. weave debate, it's critical to understand the differences and weigh the pros and cons to ensure you make the best decision and achieve the most natural and comfortable look.

 Wigs vs. Weaves

1. Wigs.

wigs

A wig is a cap made of  synthetic or human hair. Wigs are ideal for people who have lost their hair because they cover the entire head, allowing you to go about your business with confidence while concealing any thinning or balding areas. Wigs can be worn and removed on a daily basis, allowing you to experiment with different styles, lengths, colors, and wig cap constructions.

2. Weaves

weaves

To make a weave wig, braid your natural hair into a flat, straight braid and then sew wefted strands of human or synthetic hair onto your braid. A weave will last about two months, but it must be sewn in and removed by a professional hairdresser. Weaves are ideal for those who want to protect their hair from weather and heat damage.

Now that you understand the distinction between a wig and a weave, let's look at the benefits and drawbacks of each.

Wigs

The Benefits of Wigs

wigs

1. A wig will completely cover your head and scalp if you have thinning hair, balding, or complete hair loss. Having a wig that looks and feels great will boost your confidence.

2. Whether you want a wig that looks like your natural hair or you want to experiment with a new look, the possibilities are endless! Wigs are available in a variety of styles, lengths, and colors.

3. Because wigs come in a variety of sizes, there will be no pinching or tightening. The wig caps act as a barrier between your scalp and the wig, preventing friction.

4. Wigs are generally lighter in weight to avoid any discomfort in the neck; they are designed with your comfort in mind.

5. You are incorrect if you believe that wigs do not give your hair a fuller appearance. If you want to add volume to your wig, you can do so easily with methods such as gentle backcombing and other wig styling techniques.

6. Human hair and synthetic wigs can be styled to look like anything. If you're worried about heat damage, go with a heat-friendly synthetic wig or a human hair wig.

7. You don't have to worry about the cost of a hairdresser with a wig. Wig accessories such as shampoo, conditioner, and treatment kits can help you keep your wig in good condition.

8. Wigs can be put on and removed in the privacy of your own home. Whether you wear a wig every day or not, there are a variety of ways to secure it so that it does not slip out of place.

The disadvantages of wigs

1. Some wig wearers say their heads become hot and uncomfortable. We recommend using a wefted wig to solve this problem because the open wefted structure allows for ventilation.

2. If your wig looks too perfect and rustic, it may not appear natural. We recommend lace front or monofilament wigs for a natural appearance.

3. The wig must be put on and taken off daily, which can be time-consuming at first but will become easier with practice.

4. There are debates about whether to wear a synthetic wig or a human hair wig. Human hair wigs are more expensive, more susceptible to weather, and necessitate more frequent washing and styling. Synthetic wigs, on the other hand, can appear too shiny and unnatural and have a shorter lifespan than human hair wigs.

Weaves

weave

The benefits of weaving

1. Weaves, like wigs, allow you to experiment with different styles, colors, and lengths.

2. With proper care, weaves can last up to two months after being sewn in, which means you won't have to spend much time styling them.

3. Weaves are an excellent choice for those living in hotter climates or during the summer months because they protect your natural hair from heat, styling, and weather damage.

4. You won't have to worry about the weave shifting or slipping if it's well sewn.

The disadvantages of weaves

1. Depending on the type of hair you're sewing, weave hair can be expensive to maintain. You should factor in the cost of the weave as well as the cost of the hairdresser sewing and removing the weave.

2. Hair that is woven too tightly can be uncomfortable and cause headaches. If you wear a weave frequently and the braids are too tight, you may develop traction alopecia.

3. Unfortunately, weaves are not an option for those who have completely lost their hair, as they must be sewn into your own braids to be safe.

4. If you regularly go to the gym, a weave may not be for you. You will despise the smell of sweat and the weave reaction.

5. Weave and braids should be washed weekly or every other week to remove dirt and oil buildup.

6. Allow your natural hair to breathe. Wearing a weave back to back is not recommended because it can be painful for your scalp. As a result, if you're looking for an everyday hair solution, a wig is your best bet.

We hope you now know whether to choose a wig or a weave and that we can assist you in deciding between different wig styles, types of wig structures, and finding the right style for you.

Can you dye a brown wig?

Although it is possible to colour synthetic wigs, we do not advise it because you run the risk of completely damaging the wig. Human hair wigs are one type of wig that may be dyed more easily than others. Find out more about the various hair fibers that can be found in wigs.

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