“There’s a feeling you get in your gut when you put a wig on for the first time. It’s a mixture of excitement and fear. But if you really pay attention, you can tell right away whether a wig will work for you or not.”
For those of you who don't know what a wig is, it's a person's hair that is covered with a cap or hat. You can wear wigs for medical reasons or simply for fashion. In this video I'll teach you all the ins and outs of buying a wig.
Buying a wig can be a confusing experience. With so many options available, it's easy to get overwhelmed and confused. I'm here to give you a brief rundown of what you need to know to make sure you're buying a wig that fits you, looks good on you and is affordable. Read on!
- Understand the types of wigs available
You've probably heard of the terms wig, hairpiece and toupee. They all refer to the same thing - wigs are human hairpieces. Hair pieces can be used for a variety of reasons. Some are worn because of a medical condition like alopecia, some are worn by a person who has lost all or most of their hair due to cancer treatments, and others are worn by people who simply want to try a new look. Wigs come in different styles. A curly wig, a straight wig, a curly wig with bangs, and a full head wig are just a few examples of what's available.
- Decide whether you need a wig or a cap
Sometimes you’re faced with the decision of whether to wear a wig or a cap, and the choice can seem like a simple one. If you’re going to the beach, a wig makes sense; if you’re wearing a business suit, a cap is probably the better bet. However, when it comes to your hair, that’s when things get a little more complicated. You might think that you want a short haircut, but if you have a long hair that you keep long, the decision can become a lot more difficult.
- Choose Your Style
You’re going to need a few different hairstyles, human hair wigs, and/or hair pieces to cover your face, depending on your goals. Your first decision will be about which part of your face you want to feature. Let’s say you want your eyebrows to be visible. This means you can choose between a brow wig, a brow comb wig, or a brow brush wig. Depending on your needs, you might decide to go all out and try out all three.
- Determine Your Length
There are plenty of reasons to choose one length over another. But you should always consider your hair type, texture, and personal preference before making a decision. If you have naturally thick, curly, or kinky hair, you may want to go with a bob, while a short, straight cut would suit a person with a fine, smooth, or wavy texture.
- Pick Your Wig Color
A perfectly sized and styled wig is still missing something essential: color! For a natural, healthy look, your ideal wig should have the right color temperature for your skin tone. You’ll want to coordinate your wig with your makeup, too—if you tend to alternate makeup products throughout the week, you may want to select a more flexible hair color. At milsurhair.com, we don’t believe you should have to sacrifice your preferred style to get the right hair color! Ask yourself, "What colors do I already love?" and "What's a color I've always wanted to try?"
- Order Your Wig
This is just a personal suggestion, but I would start by picking one look you like, then go from there. There are many different styles, hair types, colors, lengths, and textures to choose from. As you look through different styles, think about how you might style your hair to look different or in a way that complements the style you’ve chosen. Consider your face shape, skin type, and personal preferences. And if you’re having trouble finding a style that works for you, keep a picture of your friends or family members on hand and use their hair to inspire you.
In conclusion, there are many hair wigs out there, and each will serve a different purpose for you. Choose the one that best suits your personal needs and the type of role you’re looking to play. As far as the price is concerned, we found that wig caps range from $50 to $120. Depending on how you style your wig, the price can go up to $200 or more. Our first wig was around $100, but if we were going for a more classic look, we would probably be looking at $200 or more. So, that’s how to choose a wig. In the next blog post, I’ll show you how to put your wig on and style it!
The key is to pick one that will flatter your natural hair and accentuate its best features.