Get Wiggy With It
When it comes to buying and wearing wigs, there is undoubtedly a lot of tips and hidden secrets they forget to mention.
Wouldn't it be amazing to have a guide or a go-to book on everything there is to know before you purchase a wig? Well, today you are in sheer luck. I have started my journey with these incredible hairpieces for about three years now, and I haven't gone back since.
It took me going to college to realize all the different kinds of protective hairstyles there are out there. After four years of eating ramen and feeling drained mentally, you still manage to save up enough money to make sure your hair looks good.
If you are a first-time wig-wearer, you will find this blog post not only exciting but very insightful. There are many things I wish someone would have told me about wearing wigs instead of having to figure them out on my own.
There are frequent questions I will try my best to answer, and straightforward advice that will make the buying process a whole lot easier. Trust me we know that buying or wearing a wig for the first time can be quite a scary experience, especially if you've never had one before. But let's be honest, hair is supposed to fun, exciting, and not stressful.
I hope you're ready for all these hidden gems I'm getting ready to throw down, and I hope it'll convince you to pick up a lace front throw it on and start serving looks like the natural-born queen that you are.
Common Questions for Beginner Wig-Wearers
Will My Wig Look Natural?
The most prominent fear every woman have is if their bomb wig will look like a horrible toupee on the top of their head.
There is nothing to worry about; it's all about choosing the right hairpiece that will suit you and your personality. If it's your first time, you may want to pick a hair color that fits best with the color and style that you already have.
If yesterday you had blonde highlights, and now suddenly, you're a redhead yes, it's possible for people to catch on that it's not natural. Also picking a wig like your go-to hair color and style will make you feel a lot more comfortable and confident until its time to switch up and try a different look.
Your best bet in getting a natural-looking finish when it comes to purchasing a wig is to get a lace front. Lace fronts give an illusion of the hair coming out of your scalp. This type of hairpiece is hand-tied so that you can part your hair away from your face or on any side of your head.
This piece has an undetectable hairline, and some even come with natural baby hairs that you can gel down for a flawless finished look. Lace front wigs are great for beginners to the game because they are easy to put on and are a great protective hairstyle as well. Opting for a lace front that fully meshes is excellent just due to its comfortability and fantastic stretch that can fit on almost all head shapes.
If you are wig shopping in a store, you should make sure that no visible wefts or tracks show.
What If My Wig Falls Off in Public?
Okay, I'm here to tell you that your wig will not fall off if you follow these easy tips.
First off almost every hairpiece comes with one of two things. One is adjustable drawstring straps; these are my favorite because you can adjust the tightness of the cap to the size of your head.
Second, some wigs can come with combs in the front, back, and the side that you can place in your hair for a firm hold. If all else fails and you are still a little scared of the stability of your wig you can use a temporary glue to hold the hair in place and make it feel like your wearing a full sew-in.
The moral of the story is there is no possible way that your hair will fly off into the wind if you follow these tips and secure the wig correctly the first time.
Do Wigs Come in Certain Sizes?
The sizes of wigs are not as complicated as you may think.
An average is the most popular fitting that these pieces come in, so if you feel that your head is not extremely large or too small then I'm pretty sure that you will be fine, remember all wigs should come with a strap that you can tighten for a snugger fit.
If you're still scared and not too sure about if your hairpiece will fit correctly, you can have someone measure your head shape and create a custom wig for you.
So, don't stress yourself out too much about sizing because I am sure it will fit, but make sure it is never too tight because you do not want added pressure or combs tugging on your hair or edges; this can lead to hair loss, and no one wants that.
Trying on a Wig for The First Time
The first time I ever got a wig I had no idea what I was doing, and for that very reason was why I was scared to try them out overall.
But as time went on, I had a friend who was very knowledgeable in the wig game, and she gave me some excellent tips. Primarily, it's all about how you treat your natural hair, it should be clean and flat before placing the wig on top.
It's best to braid or cornrow your hair down so that the lace front will not stand tall or look bulky on your head. Something else that helped with the flatness of my hair was wearing a stocking cap, trust me you will slay any lace front with these techniques!
Now for the fun part which is finally putting the wig on, you want to hold the front of it with both hands and tilt your head forward and continue to place it on your head until it feels comfortable.
At this point, you can now secure the combs in, or place wig glue or tape to keep it in its place for however long you want it to be.
Will Other People Notice I'm Wearing a Wig?
The most common question I get is will other people notice if I'm wearing a wig? Well, the answer to that depends on a myriad of things.
What's important is not to care what anyone thinks, and to only care about how you feel and look. The number one trait everyone loves about my hair is that I own it, I have nothing to be ashamed of, and I have nothing to hide.
I show off that I'm wearing a wig and almost 90 percent of the time people never notice; this is because I rock my hair with extreme confidence whether you know I have a hairpiece on or not I could care less because I know I look bomb. So yes, some people may catch on, but if you look good and you know it then flaunts it, honey!
As long as you are making sure that your wig is secure and is of good quality I don't see any reason for anyone to comment on your hair unless they're a hater.
Don't Be Afraid to Invest Money into a Wig
The problem most of us run into is that we want to try out a beautiful wig, but we don't want to break the bank to do so.
Now I am a pro at finding amazing synthetic wigs, this is not as expensive since they are not human hair products, but the cons are that they do not last as long. But if you invest in a good quality wig, then you will reap the benefits, and it will hold up in the end.
By the time you spend purchasing 5 or 7 synthetic wigs, you could buy one bomb real hair wig, so it is all about perspectives and which option works best for your lifestyle. With the right tender love and care any hairpiece can look beautiful and last you months on end. It's not just about investing in your money on the actual hair but also on the products you use to maintain a lace front.
You may not know this, but yes you can wash your wig, use mild shampoos that will gently clean and refresh your hair. Purchasing revitalizing mists can bring sheen and life back into the hairpiece, this is a must-have product every wig owner should have. Take your time and do your research spending a few extra coins to customize, color, or style the hair creatively and naturally.
So, make sure to keep all these things in mind when its time for you to purchase or try out your very first lace wig.
Finding the Right Wig
Finding the perfect wig does not have to be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Make sure that you stay away from anything too shiny.
Synthetic wigs are known for sometimes having a fake or unnatural shine to them. If you find a hairpiece that you're entirely in love with but it maybe just a little too glossy, try putting baby powder on and brushing through it for a more authentic look.
We talked earlier about staying close to your current style, and the reason for that is because you can blend in your natural hair with the wig. Pulling your edges out along the sides of your head can add a classy finish to your look. By adding baby hairs, you can make any lace front look realistic.
Opting for a human hair or synthetic wig will give you the versatility of trying out different hairstyles. You can go curly or bone straight depending on the various heating tools and settings you use. Don't settle for one look if you have the option to switch things up then do so.
Tying out new hairstyles in the form of a wig is the best way to do it without having any long-term commitment.
Do You Have Any Tips for Wearing Wigs?
Whether you are a pro at the wig game or just a beginner, these tips are timeless and will help you out in any situation when it comes down to purchasing the best piece.
I'm so happy that I got the chance to share with you the many things that I know and are still learning when it comes to wigs. I want everyone to have the best wig-wearing experience as possible, and I know that you will. Remember that the key to pulling off any hairpiece is to be confident.
Be proud and know that you have the power to pull off any look that you feel comfortable wearing.
Your Wig Journey
Try to make sure you have at least two wigs that you can wear always this gives you more options and gives you the chance to back up just in case something goes wrong with the other ones.
You can use one wig for essential or formal occasions and another for your everyday go-to look. If you become anything like me, you will have thirty wigs laying around your house in no time. And a plus is that continually rotating between your wigs will make them last much longer. I may not be an expert like some of you out there, but these are some tips I wish someone could have told me when I started on this hair journey.
If you have any fantastic suggestions that would help any first-time wig-wearers let us know in the comments down below!