5 Tips to Help You Select and Style Your Wig

Guest post contributed by Beth Martel

There are many strong and beautiful women in the world who face the challenge to wear wigs as they have cancer or because it is necessary for them, not a desire. Wearing wigs can create a great opportunity to feature different looks and hairstyles! Keep this in mind; confidence is the key to pull off any style and to look absolutely your best!

Here are some wonderful suggestions to help you feel great about selecting, caring and styling your wigs:

Hair Type

Before selecting a wig, the first thing you need to ask yourself if what kind of hair am I looking for. Is it Virgin hair? Meaning it would be non-processed and has its original color. Slightly processed hair is also an option. This kind of hair has been colored and is less costly.

Hair Length

You should browse and decide if short, medium or long hair length will suit you the most before buying a wig for yourself. A longer length can be a better option because you can style it in many ways. You can even cut it and make it medium or short length later.

Weigh All Options

Wigs are available in the market in different sizes and styles.

There are wigs for white women, black or tanned complexions as well. You have to see which pricing suits you more as they come in a range from $50 to $1500. More costly wigs are typically better in quality but you should also weigh the pros and cons of buying a synthetic wig versus a human hair wig. Synthetic wigs are cheaper than human hair wigs but they are sensitive to heat and look less natural. Human hair wigs are easy to wash, maintain and style.

Styling Tip at Salon

You may have a regular stylist for a long time, however, you’ll need someone who has experience with wigs so your hair can be properly taken care of. It’s always great to branch out from old styles and have a change once in a while.  Make sure you wear your wig while the hairstylist cuts it so he or she can match your wig to your face shape, features, and ears.

Styling at Home

If you have a synthetic wig, avoid all kinds of heat. That means no blow dry, straightening or curling as it will harm your wig. If your wig is made of human hair, applying heat is okay but you should first apply a heat protectant spray to it.

Hope this article will help you select and style your wig! If you have more wig styling ideas, please do comment.

Author Bio

This post was written by Beth Martel. She is a mother of two, a medical professional and a humanitarian. She blogs at HealthyRecharge.com







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