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WIG 101

Here is some wig basics to help you make the right choice for you!

There are so many different types of wigs to choose from - it may be challenging to find THE WIG for you! 


Things to consider:

 Is it for everyday wear or special occasions? 

How do you like to style your hair? 

Do you wear it up, down or both? 

What’s your budget? 


We are here to help you decide!

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HUMAN HAIR WIG

PROS:

  • Can be styled with heat

  • Most realistic looking

  • Longer shelf life (with proper care)

  • Texture - you can find hair that resembles your own (or not)

  • Can be colored

CONS

  • Higher maintenance

  • Higher price, human hair is expensive (think - how much would you charge for your own hair?)

  • Changes with weather, humidity is still not your friend. 

Wearing a Wig

SYNTHETIC HAIR WIG

PROS:

  • Easier maintenance, doesn't need to be washed as often

  • SOME (but not all) synthetic hairs can be styled with heat

  • Versatility - color options are endless and they wont fade!

  • Lower cost

CONS:

  • Shorter shelf life

  • MOST can't be styled with heat

  • Shine (might be too shiny)

  • Can become frizzy over time due to styling

  • Tangles easy and sheds alot

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF WIGS

Full lace wigs are constructed from a lace cap that covers the whole head. The hair is knotted into the lace by hand. You can create a parting to fit your preference and wear your hair up or half-up in a ponytail - you can't detect it's a wig! Full lace wigs are most breathable and light with the most realistic appearance of growth along the scalp and hairline. They are the most pricey wigs you will find due to the hard work that goes into them. They take anywhere from 80-120 hours to complete - wow!

Lace frontal wigs have a small, sheer lace panel along the front hairline. The hair bundles are sewn into the lace by hand (like mine!) or by machine. This provides a very natural looking hairline. Wearing lace front wigs are very simple because they are elastic and cover the entire scalp. They allow very versatile hair styling that can be worn up or down. Note: it may cause damage to the natural hairline over time. Make sure to give your scalp some TLC in between wears.


The lace closure wig, typically comes in 4 X 4 to 6 X 6 inches in size and is used to close off your wig. Hair is sewn in lace by machine or by hand (like mine). The lace is placed on the mohawk section of the wig, giving you natural looking hair growth. They are available in many different styles which include the three-part, free part, and middle part. Still very realistic looking but less versatile with styling. But if you always wear your hair down it’s great! 



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HAND TIED VS MACHINE MADE

Hand Tied aka Ventilated

A full lace wig is the only wig that is fully hand-tied (also referred to as ventilated). Each individual hair is hand-tied into the tiny lace holes, creating the most realistic look with natural movement. The process is very time consuming which is reflected in the price

Machine Made

This is where wefts of hair sewn onto a wig cap using a sewing machine + a ventilated lace closure or frontal. Can be  very realistic looking and more budget friendly. 


Please contact us with any questions you may have - we are happy to help!

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