Just like hair, wigs, especially curly wigs, need to be groomed properly. Whether it’s those made from natural hair or those made from synthetic fibers, they deserve special care. In this article, discover our advice on choice, but also on maintenance to keep your hair prosthesis in good condition as long as possible.
The criteria for choosing a wig for women
Wigs come in different textures, lengths and colors. There are wigs for black women, wigs for white women, and so on. Brands specializing in this area generally have a wide range of hair prostheses suitable for all face shapes. The right wig for women should ideally be pleasant to the touch and produce a natural effect. This purchase can seem complex if you are not sufficiently informed about the criteria for choosing the right wig.
The shape of your face
You know that one cut will work better than another depending on your face shape. Those who display an oval face can afford all types of cuts. They can wear any headband wig, for example. If you have a delicate face, opt for a short, mid-length or long layered model with volume on the sides. Opt for a mid-length or long hair prosthesis that has more volume on the top of the head than on the cheeks to lengthen your face if it is round. These models will significantly refine your features. A layered wig down to the shoulders is recommended for those with a long face, while layered long and mid-length cuts are perfect for balancing out a rectangular-shaped face.
Your head circumference
Choosing the right size is essential to feel comfortable wearing your wig on a daily basis. There are three size ranges to choose from: Small (52-54cm), Standard (55-57cm), and Large (58-60cm). You will know your head circumference by measuring it with a tape measure. Place the base of your tape measure at the level of the roots starting from the bottom of the skull. Go around your scalp flush with the ears, pinch at the junction with your fingers and hold to uncover your head circumference.
Elements to focus on
The quality of the cap of your wig, but also your needs are all elements that you must pay attention to in order to make the right choice and perform the right maintenance.
The quality of the cap
Comfort is a determining factor in choosing a hair prosthesis, especially if your skin is sensitive following an illness. If you use it on a daily basis, we strongly recommend that you invest in a model that offers greater comfort than if you decide to wear it occasionally. Start by choosing the type of cap you want for your wig. We will classify them from comfort 1 to 6.
Comfort 1 is entirely in braid strips (machine sewn) and represents the most economical investment. Still in braids, Comfort 2 is a cap with monofilament (micro skin) parts on the top of the head. Comfort 3 is the same, but with monofilaments on the parting, while comfort 4 is a micro skin cap on the front. Comfort 5 is sewn entirely by hand and is the recommended model for everyday wear. As for Comfort 6, this is the lightest and most comfortable wig, as it features a micro-skin cap on the front and a 100% hand-sewn back.
The right wig for you
The best hair prosthesis for you is the one that meets your needs perfectly. Feel free to indulge yourself by trying out the styles you like the most, regardless of the fit. Regarding the color, know that it is always better to opt for the one that suits your skin tone or the one closest to your original color. In addition, hair with different color highlights or highlights looks more natural. Prefer hair prostheses in warm colors (dark blonde, mahogany, brown, copper or dark chestnut) if you have a fair complexion. Choose lighter shades (chestnut or light blonde, gray or white) if you have darker skin tone.
Maintain your wig properly
Hair prostheses are available in synthetic and natural hair. It goes without saying that their maintenance method differs. Synthetic wigs are less expensive, but natural ones offer a greater choice of shades, as well as highlights. The second type of prosthesis can be permanently colored and withstand heating devices provided the lowest temperature is used.
We hope this post was useful.