The most natural-looking wig is one made from human hair. The hair keeps its real qualities meaning that it will frame your face naturally and have a natural flowing movement.
The way in which a wig is made is also important when searching for a wig that gives the impression of having your own real mane of hair. Buying one made with a monofilament cap will ensure that when the hair is parted around the crown area, the general look remains natural. These wigs are extremely comfortable to wear and will complement any wearer.
Monofilament refers to how the wig was made:
- To the crown area a thing transparent mesh is inserted
- The hair strands will be each attached by hand for a natural look.
The thin mesh will show your scalp and the hair strands, when parted will seem to be grown naturally.
Human hair wigs
Wigs made with human hair are more expensive than the synthetic ones however, they have a flowing look, a real movement to each hair strand, and last for a longer period of time.
People prefer these wigs as they are comfortable, stylish, and easy to adapt to different facial shapes and skin tones. The human hair wigs are durable and can be worn for around a year of daily wear (the synthetic ones last up to six months) when proper care is given.
Washing a human hair wig
Attention and care should be given to any type of wigs, more so to the ones made with natural hair strands. Human hair wigs should be washed weekly when used daily.
To wash a human hair wig you need:
- A wide comb or a brush
- Normal hair shampoo and conditioner
- A towel to pat dry the hair
- An item that can hold the wig (a wig stand or any other household item that helps)
- Hair dryer with different heat levels
Styling products can be used when half way through drying the wig. If wanted, a hair straightener or styling iron can be used also but only on well dried hair.
Can you wash a wig while wearing it?
Washing a wig while still on your head is not recommended. When washing it straight on the scalp, you might accidentally damage the adhesive or the fine mesh through excessive rubbing over the scalp area.
If you don’t want to take your wig off for a shower, you could opt for brushing to detangle the hairs, apply a dry shampoo and brush again.
Human hair wigs can boost a wearer’s confidence and sense of beauty. They are easy to style according to each person’s preferences and come in different shapes and forms. To make a well-informed choice before buying your first wig or a new wig, look for information online on review websites or youtube video tutorials. A hairstylist can give you advice as well.
Wigs can be bought in specialised shops, online and from certain charities at various prices depending on the materials used and the wig’s style. Remember to check the sizing before ordering a wig online.
Whatever your choice will be wear your wig with confidence.