How To Choose a Good Wig For Yourself?

When faced with the need to choose a wig for the first time, people are usually surprised by the abundance of models, colors, materials, and the range of prices. Many admit that before they did not …


When faced with the need to choose a wig for the first time, people are usually surprised by the abundance of models, colors, materials, and the range of prices. Many admit that before they did not even suspect how many others also use them. In fact, about one in 20 women wears a wig – if not all the time, then at least on special occasions.

There is a stereotype that the best wigs are natural ones. But many things influence the choice, and it is better to start not from “public opinion”, but from your own needs. There are amazing models in stores made from modern synthetic materials, surpassing natural ones in several operational parameters. You can always go for something that you feel comfortable wearing. If you keep thinking what others feel, you will never feel fully comfortable. So, try to develop this habit.

Types of wigs

There are many selection criteria:

  • Size.
  • Base type.
  • Length.
  • Shape, hairstyle, style.
  • Color.
  • Brand.
  • Appointment.

To make your purchase happy, you should ask yourself four questions in advance. What is the wig for, what is the budget for it, will it be used permanently or occasionally, and will it need to be changed? Well, learn how to properly wear a wig. Also, make sure to be comfortable in your headspace with the wig you wear. If you think uncomfortable, you will get noticed. So, learn to handle it.

Which Wig Is Better? – Natural or Artificial

A human hair wig looks as natural as possible. It lasts longer (up to 5 years with careful treatment) but requires more care. It is necessary, like your own hairstyle, to maintain a healthy state, using masks, conditioners, and balms, so that the natural structure of the hair trunks is preserved. A thing made of synthetic material is an option for the lazy or busy: it is enough to comb it, and special care, except for washing as it gets dirty, is not required.


Other things being equal, for daily use, natural is better than artificial. It provides more options for changing the image: it can be curled, complex hairstyles can be formed, or even tinted and dyed (but it is undesirable to lighten). They are not afraid of heat treatment: curling irons, hair dryers, and thermal curlers.

This advantage has a reverse side: if the afro wig is wrinkled, it is necessary to style it, just like the “native” hairstyle. However, you can consider a long service life to save money, because a synthetic wig with constant wear would have to be changed annually.


There are several options for the synthetic material from which modern wigs are made. It includes:

  • Kanekalon is a strong, lightweight fiber that holds its shape well, outwardly similar to natural hair (no false sheen);
  • Modacryl – a more expensive variety of kanekalon, looks more natural, often used to make dreadlocks, afrokos, and other specific hairstyles.
  • Heat-resistant fiber – the advantage of thermal fiber over the first two options, in unlimited possibilities for experiments. Like natural hair, it can be curled on tongs, straightened with an iron, and dried with a hairdryer at any temperature. If there is a desire to periodically change the image, it is better to stop at the Thermo fiber option.

Modern synthetics are practically not inferior to natural materials either in performance or inconvenience. But there are slight differences, so before buying it is recommended to check how the hairstyle looks in different lighting, and different types of styling (with loose hair, put in a ponytail, etc.).


So, while choosing a wig, make sure it fits your needs and styling requirements. If you don’t fit your right fit, you can always get a custom-made wig from the right provider and not worry about anything else.

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