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Making A Wig Vs. Having One Made: The Pros And Cons

The Pros and Cons Of Each Aspect

Wigs are the hottest thing on the block right now! Wigs have become the most popular protective style out there. They are versatile, fun, and long-lasting. Wigs are also super easy to take care of, and with the right products, you can have a unit that replicates the look of your real hair. You have the choice of making a wig or having one made for you.

Wigs come in all types of textures, colors, lengths and  styles, and it’s essential that you know what you want when thinking about acquiring one.

In the past, people didn’t know how to make their own wigs, but that has changed as we’ve progressed in the hair world. Now everyone is crazy about wigs and many hair stylists are learning how to make them. Salons are offering new services  that specifically cater to wig wearers to keep their clients wigs looking as realistic as possible.

These days, people also have no issue with making a wig for themselves. Making a wig has become easy due to the number of detailed tutorials out there. However, having a wig made is still a popular option for most people. So, what makes either option better? It all depends on individual ability, budget, and the style you want to achieve.

Like with any choice, it’s vital to take everything into account when choosing between making a wig or having one made for you. There are pros and cons for each aspect, and we’ll go through each one.

Let’s touch on making a wig and all the advantages and disadvantages.

wig stand

Do You Want To Make A Wig?

There are pros and cons for doing just about anything in life and the same goes for the world of making wigs. Making a wig can be a lengthy trial and error process but it’s also entertaining! At first, it seems intimidating, stressful and exhausting but after a few tries, you should be able to get the hang of it.

In the world of wig making practice truly does make perfect.

Before you decide on making a wig for yourself, you’ll need to think about whether it’s really what you want to do. For me, I know that I don’t have the time to sit down and make a wig from beginning to end.

However, for others, it’s much easier to make time for making a wig. If you know that you have time, then making a wig may be the best option for you. The good things about wigs is that if you get quality hair and the wig is made well it should last long even years so the time that you invest won’t go to waste after all.

Let’s get into all the advantages of making your wig!

ash blonde wig

Advantage Of Making A Wig

The most significant advantage that I notice when it comes to making a wig is that it saves people money. Most of the time, when people want to have wigs made, it costs a lot of money. There are a ton of reasons why it requires a lot of money to build a wig, but the most prominent reason is the labor.

Wig stylists need to be paid for their job, and if they have beautiful work, they will charge a hefty fee. Making your wig will save you the money you would’ve paid the stylist. Another advantage is that you have full creative control when it comes to making a wig for yourself.

You don’t have to worry about anyone potentially messing up the vision you have. Also, because you’ll be making your wig, you’ll be able to choose precisely what bundles, colors, and style you want. Making a wig is a great way to learn how to do hair.

Since you’ll be making the wig on your own, you’ll be able to determine what techniques work for you, and how to utilize them best.

Making a wig can be effortless if you’re willing to put in the work.

wig with closure

The Cons Of Wig Making

Initially, I couldn’t think of many cons to making your wig, but I tried it out myself, I quickly learned my lesson. Not everyone will be fantastic at making wigs.

It’s not the most straightforward process, and it requires a great deal of time and progressive skill. If your someone that doesn’t have time or effort, making a wig isn’t the best option. Also, even though making a wig is cheaper than buying one, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can lose out on the money.

If you ruin the wig, you may have to start over, and you don’t want that. On top of that, if you mess up the first time, you’ll need to buy new supplies. Wig making supplies, such as wig combs, hair, and wig caps, can be expensive.

The extensions that you use will be the most costly part. It’s vital that you’re careful about how you make the wig to avoid making mistakes.

Wig Caps

The Pros Of Having A Wig Made

Having a wig made is the option I go for when I’m not feeling adventurous. There are plenty of pros to getting a wig made. One of them is that, depending on who you choose, you can expect it to look amazing!

A wig stylist is a professional, and in most cases, the work doesn’t disappoint. When you get a wig made, you can look forward to not having to do any labor while also getting a great wig to wear for some time to come. Another advantage is that you can work closely with the person making your wig to ensure that it’s precisely what you want.

Your wig stylist should be someone that you trust to take care of you. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the stylist that you choose won’t charge a lot to get your wig made.

Also, if you want color, it is better to get your wig made so that the color is one correctly.

Be sure to look into this before choosing someone to make a wig for you!

blonde wig with wig cap

The Disadvantages Of Buying A Wig

When you get your wig, you’ll have to pay. Depending on who it is, you’ll have a hefty price. In my opinion, the cost of getting a wig made is the most expensive part and the most significant disadvantage.

Another disadvantage is that every wig stylist makes high-quality wigs. Due to this fact, it’s essential that you don’t get caught in a situation where you don’t love the unit after it’s complete.

If you don’t use someone that you trust, then you risk not having creative control over the look of your unit. When getting your wig made, you risk not loving the final product after paying a high price to get it complete.

Be careful of who you choose to take care of the visual you have in mind.

girl with money

Remember This!

Making a wig and having one made are two different journeys when it comes to having the perfect unit. You want to be mindful of the advantages and disadvantages of each one and carefully decide what you want to do.

Making a wig isn’t as difficult as it seems, and it can be less expensive than having one made. Having a wig made for you will be costly, but it’ll save you the labor of having to do it yourself.

It’s all about choosing what works best for you!

About Simi Muhumuza

Simi is an undergraduate student at GSU. She is studying psychology, and is an avid black mental health advocate. She is also a poet, and is working on a book that will be released next year. She DJ’s on her spare time, and can be reached on all social outlets as @simimoonlight.

2 thoughts on “Making A Wig Vs. Having One Made: The Pros And Cons

  1. Tiffany Halll says:

    Well the biggest pro with making a wig yourself is the price difference, it’s cheaper the second one is customization to your liking without extra charge, the cons are the labor of how long it takes but it’s worth it. Cons for having someone else make you a wig the biggest one is price, 2 not knowing If you will like it and if it will fit correctly. Pro would have it custom made without the labor!

  2. Erika Davies says:

    Custom anything will be pricey, so you shouldn’t expect anything different with a wig. You have to factor in the labor, as it can be VERY time to consume as well as the materials used to construct it. The convenience of having one made is a benefit, I think with having one made, as with anything else that’s custom you are taking a chance on if you will like it or not. Also, you run a higher risk of determining if it was worth it or not. Being that it would be very seldom if you could return It, I think I would just take the chance of making my own. I would be learning something new as well as creating better opportunities for my business. Who knows I might enjoy making them, and I could eventually add them to my site to be sold. The opportunities are endless.

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