For those new to the world of wigs, the process of choosing the perfect wig can feel overwhelming. With a variety of options such as cut, color, style, material, and caps, it can be challenging to determine what will look natural and complement your features.
At Meraki Hair Loss Clinic, we’re here to help you every step of the way. For those experiencing hair loss, wigs can provide a much-needed confidence boost. However, before making a purchase, it’s essential to conduct research.
When selecting a wig for beginners, keep the following factors in mind:
Understanding your hair type is crucial
Identifying your hair type, whether it’s curly, wavy, straight, or kinky, is the first step in finding a wig that matches your natural hair type. Choosing a wig that suits you and complements your features is essential to feel confident and comfortable wearing it.
This also brings texture into play – Texture is another consideration when looking for a low-maintenance wig. Straight or body wave textures are easy to detangle, wash, and style. Wigs with tighter waves or curly textures require more care and are therefore more high-maintenance. For instance, when detangling a curly wig, you need to make sure you are gentle to avoid causing breakage in the hair. Additionally, curly hair requires more products to prevent frizz and dryness. We would recommend curly wigs to those who already have experience caring for curly hair.
Pay attention to colour
Colour plays a significant role in choosing a wig for beginners. Opting for a shade similar to your natural hair colour can help create a more seamless and natural look.
Length is another critical factor to consider when selecting a wig for beginners. If you live in a hot climate, shorter styles may be more comfortable to wear, whereas those who are accustomed to longer hair can opt for longer styles.
Accurate measurement is essential
The most important consideration when choosing a wig is ensuring that it fits correctly for a natural-looking style. Proper measurement is key, so make sure you book an appointment to before ordering your wig, and after to have it fitted.
Keep density in mind
Wigs with lower densities, such as 130%, 150%, or 180%, require less work to style and maintain since there is less hair on the wig. Opting for a lower density wig can make detangling and styling a breeze, especially for beginners.
Choose your hair type
If you are looking for a wig that will last for a long time, consider a human hair wig.
While synthetic wigs are great for occasional use, they typically have a lifespan of up to 6 months.
Human hair wigs, on the other hand, can last anywhere from 2-3 years if taken care of properly.
Regular washing and conditioning are essential to keep human hair wigs looking their best.
Trust the team at Meraki Hair Loss to help you with your wig.
While no wig is completely maintenance-free, opting for a lower density, shorter length, straight or body wave texture, natural color, and human hair wig are all ways to keep maintenance low and ensure your wig lasts as long as possible. With proper care, your wig can be a fun and versatile addition to your beauty routine for years to come. Contact us today to book a private appointment and discuss your wig needs.