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A Beginner’s Guide to Wigs

A Beginner’s Guide to Wigs
Written by Madhuri Boinwad

Are you confused about choosing a wig for your favorite character or yourself? I know it can be tough to make a decision, especially when you are new to the world of wigs. You don’t need to worry as in this article we will help you choose a unit. There are various things to consider, which we will discuss in this article. Whether you want specific colored wigs or you want a specific hairstyle, these tips will help you make the right decision.

Match Your Skin Tone

One of the first steps is to choose a color that best suits your needs. You can start with a basic color or one that matches your character’s hue. After that, you need to choose the right brightness, tone, and saturation level.

First of all, you need to keep a few basic things in mind, such as the best color of the character’s hair. For example, you need a pink color, but there are lots of pinks. You can choose Fusion Vanilla pink, which is the lightest shade of pink. It is essential to choose the right color as there are lots of options. It is just like a mobile phone where you have multiple settings to alter the color. We will recommend you first to purchase color samples.

If you need a wig for yourself, you should find a color matching your skin tone. Furthermore, fashion goals, clothing, and accessories are some important factors that can affect your choice.

Choose the Right Size

Another important thing to consider is the size of the wig. It should be perfect to fit on your head. There is a limit on how much a wig can stretch up. How much a wig can stretch also depends on the type. For example, lace front wigs can stretch up to 21”. However, some can stretch up to 23”.

Some of the manufacturers make stretchable wigs. This can be done by removing the hair ties. After that, you can put on your head and retie the wig. This way, it will perfectly take the size of your head.

Length of the Wig

Whether you want to buy a full-lace or bob wig, length is a thing to consider. You cannot guess the length of a wig when it is on a mannequin head. The reason is that they usually have a small-sized heads. So, it is essential to check the length of the wig before you buy it. You should check the measurements of your head and the wig to make sure. If you cannot find the length of the wigs, then the salesperson at the beauty shop can assist you.

Right Hairline

The next step is to choose a hairline. The decision can be tough as each one of them has its own benefits.

Bangs

If you don’t want to show the hairline, then bangs are great for you.

Lace Front

If you want to show your hairline to achieve a realistic look, this type is best for you. Lace front wigs have extra lace attached to the hairline. You may need to trim it off. It would help if you also kept in mind that you may need glue to attach a lace hairline to yours. You can split your hairline in any direction.

Bangless

The main difference between bangless and lace front wig is that it does not have lace attached. It also means that its hairline does not look realistic. However, it is more affordable for most people.

Natural or Cosplay Look

You may need a wig for two main reasons: whether you want to cosplay or you just a wig for everyday use and looks natural. Those who want a natural look should consider a wig with fewer fibers. A thinner wig means a more natural look. Lace front wigs are a great example of a natural look. You can also consider a 613 wig, a high-end human hair wig that is already bleached and dyed. Some other examples are more suitable for cosplays. It is true that such wigs do not look natural but have more styling options and volume.

In short words, a thin wig looks natural and has limited styling options. But a thick wig does not look natural but offers unlimited styling options.

Detangling

Cosplay wigs usually have fewer tangles due to their high-quality fibers. But it does not mean that they are 100% tangle resistant. It is just easy to detangle them compared to other wigs. It would help if you had the following things to detangle a wig:

  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Regular brush or wig brush with ball tips
  • Patience
  • Silicone spray

For short hair wigs, the process of detangling is not that hard. A simple wide-tooth comb is sufficient enough to take care of the tangles.

But if you have longer wigs, then it will be harder for you. The hair rubs up against your back and ends up tangling. It would help if you kept in mind that a longer wig requires more maintenance and patience.

Tips for Prevent Tangles

You can avoid tangles by giving a good brush before you put it on. After you are done with combing the wig, use silicone spray. It would help if you gave a light coat of spray between the nape of your neck shoulder blades. When you are wearing the wig, you should keep a small comb with you. If you plan to wear it for several hours, then a brush or comb will come in handy. You can also finger-comb your hair while you are talking to your friends. When you are free, you can ask someone to brush out your wig.

When you are wearing the wig, please give it a silicone spray and run the brush through it. Make sure to remove any tangles before you store the wig.

If you are not careful, then you have to give a full detangling session. It is especially true with long wigs.

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