Choosing the Right Wigs

by pinksoda

Hair Loss is probably one of the most devastating issue every woman and man has to face should the condition gets worse. When you are in this turmoil, it’s not the end of the world as there’s still a practical way for you to cope with the hair loss. Ever heard of a wig or a hairpiece? I bet you did! You can still bring that good looks through a wig. What’s even more exciting with it is you can choose from different colors and styles apart from them looking so natural and comfortable to wear (trust me, I have talked to few friends who have been dependent with wigs for a long time).

There are 2 types of wigs, The Human hair wigs which is more expensive and they often look more natural and last longer. It is also very versatile that you can even curl and style them as you would your own hair. The only a bit hassle thing is it needs extra care and conditioning than the synthetic wigs. While on the other hand, Synthetic (acrylic) wigs are usually light and easier to look after – one of the reason why they are more popular. Its fiber is resistant to humidity, so your style holds in any weather. Synthetic hair usually last for around 6-9 months. One thing you must remember though is to not use heat on a synthetic wig as it damages the fiber and will ruin the wig.

While there are numerous of men suffering from a hair loss, there are limited choices of styles for mens wigs to choose from unlike those of the women. However, the basis of choosing one for both sexes are the same. Do consider the following tips:

Consider what do you want:

  • Fiber type
  • Style length
  • Face shape

Personally, I’d rather choose a wig that will not change my looks (a little change will do but not that drastic). Here are some few guide that will aid you in choosing your wig.

  • Choose a wig that has the same volume of your original hair or a little less than what you had. You can have it trimmed down by your hairdresser or your wig consultant if you have any.
  • Hair Length/Style – generally a shorter hair authentic or synthetic is more manageable so it’s recommended that you get the shorter or the medium length style.
  • Color – You don’t want to shock people with the sudden change of hair right? unless you are very adventurous. But if you want to look the same, choose wigs of your own hair color or one shade lighter. A slight lighter shade won’t be too noticeable.
  • Wig Size – Choose a smaller size or a wig that adjusts to any head size.

Remember that these are just simple guidelines especially if you are just starting to use wigs. However as you get accustomed to using them, you will be more comfortable in choosing the wig that will suit best your face, your complexion, your facial feature and shape, your lifestyle and fashion sense.

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11 comments

Chubskulit Rose December 17, 2012 - 2:32 pm

If I have a fair skin, I would choose a light colored wig.

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jheylo December 17, 2012 - 6:20 pm

i never tried wearing a wig yet 😀 but those wigs in the photo looks nice and i love the hair style and the length too

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Gven-Rose December 18, 2012 - 12:57 am

My gay friends will love to have this.. as they own few synthetic wigs..

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Claire December 18, 2012 - 2:58 am

This is really helpful, though I never tried wigs before. I bet a lot of people will benefit from this.

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Teresa Martinez December 18, 2012 - 4:43 am

Wigs provide a way to achieve different looks and I think it could be fun wearing them.

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Dhemz December 18, 2012 - 6:08 am

I believe that wig is truly a great invention.

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amiableamy December 19, 2012 - 3:03 am

I haven’t got the chance to wear wigs but, I was able to buy twice because my niece requested to have it … school presentation

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Kaye Figuracion December 19, 2012 - 6:19 am

Both types of wigs are selling like hotcakes. Most of my friends use wigs for fashion purposes.

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Bless December 19, 2012 - 7:20 am

I haven’t tried wearing a wig, but maybe I can try one especially that I have now a problem of receding hairline and hair falling 🙂

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peachkins December 20, 2012 - 2:29 pm

If I suffer from hairloss when I get older, I’d probably get the wig made from real hair…

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Shela December 20, 2012 - 2:52 pm

Actually been thinking to try to have a wig just to see how i look like. My mother in law is getting hair loss and thinking to get wig too

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