Should You Get a 100% human hair wigs or Synthetic wig?
How To Pick The Best Natural Looking Wigs
More than just being a great addition to your beauty routine, wigs could boost your self-esteem, providing comfort as you undergo cancer treatments, or help you follow the dictates of your faith. Depending on perspective, the good news is: you have hundreds of options that you can choose from. As for the bad news, read the good news again. There are some important points to consider while sorting through to get the right one:
|Human Hair||Premium & Remy Human Hair||Synthetic Hair||Heat Friendly Synthetic Hair|
|requires more styling – especially after washing||more careful collecting and processing techniques result in higher quality product and contribute to higher price||requires relatively less maintenance and can be used right out of the box||special measures must be followed to prevent tangling|
|presents the most styling versatility||hair cuticles are in a uniformly same direction so that it tangles less||less flexible to style as hot tools cannot be used on it||can be more challenging to style than human hair|
|offers the most natural look feel||the human hair in the highest possible quality||synthetic hair of higher quality which offers the feel and looks of human hair||offers more styling versatility (hot tools may be used – max 350°)|
Human Hair wig Care And Maintenance
Wigs made of human hair have the most bounce and swing, and they can be washed and also heat-styled like your natural hair. While they would endure uses up to several years, they could cost up to several thousand dollars.
Synthetic Hair Wigs Care
On the other hand, today’s synthetic hair wigs look really like the authentic hair, need relatively less maintenance, and the cheapest one cost only about a hundred dollars. But if you wear a synthetic wig, expect only three to six months’ use.
Type of wig caps
Consider the way that you usually wear your hair. If you often pull it back, the wig’s cap should come with lace at the crown to give a hairline that looks natural.
Below are the four basic types of wig caps:
Hand Tied Caps
Lace Front Wigs
|The hair movement is the most natural as each hair moves freely||Can fool eye to perceive it as natural hair grown from the scalp where the hair is parted||The wigs come with both traditional and caplessconstructions||Gives the look of a natural front hairline|
|Each hair on the cap is tied onto the base by hand||Each hair tied to a sheer base individually, but not for the whole cap||Most affordable and durable||Each hair tied to a section of sheer lace by hand, but not for the whole cap|
|The most comfortable and softest cap, just perfect for a sensitive scalp and care for hair loss||Positioned just at the crown, along a preset part or across the full top||Almost all of the cap has open wefting to allow better air ventilation||Hair styling can still be done away from the face|
|Can be styled Flexibly as you could comb the hair towards any direction||Its full mono top make it possible for versatile styling and parting||Usually lifts the hair in a natural way by its built-in volume at the crown||Typically madeready-to-wear and temple-to-temple|
|Its other name is 100% hand-knotted cap||A double mono comes with an extra layer of soft material to give extra comfort||Hair is pre-teased at the root to help mask the cap beneath||Made of delicate material that needs to be handled carefully|
Choose a color that flatters
Most women find it comfortable to go with a shade that matches their natural hair color. To do this properly, we suggest that you take a good look at your hair and the color samples under natural light so that you could determine accurately which color resembles your hair color the closest.
Anyway, keep in mind that you don’t have to pick a color that is identical to your natural hair. Go with the color that is just a shade warmer or lighter would do, to have your features brightened. It is also okay to choose styles with highlights which come featuring a blending of shades subtly, and this would give added dimension and depth.
The aim is to get a shade that complements the tone of your skin and brings out your natural color. A common mistake that many women make is going with a color that’s too dark. If you’re unsure, try a shade lighter. Do seek your stylist’s advice on determining the shade that works best for you.
Consider style and length
If you’re going to wear your wig for the first time, you should bring your new wig to your hairstylist to have the sides and bangs of the wig trimmed, so that the wig would suit your face. If you want to you’re your human hair wig colored, let your hairstylist do it for you too.
The golden rule to remember is the shorter “shake-n-go” styles are the easiest to maintain, while longer synthetic style would demand slightly extra upkeep. Be careful not to fo with a style that’s too long. Most women made such mistake and ended up the style not only doesn’t work, and their features were also overwhelmed.