Healthy hair is a want but for some it’s not at the top of our priority list. Most people have busy schedules and can’t really focus on maintaining hair health. Every now and then we can do a deep condition or a hair mask but that’s just a small gesture in the grand scheme of things. I’ve written about other ways to maintain healthy hair such as heat protection and trimming your hair. Another way that I and many other women maintain our hair is with protective styling such as weave and more importantly wigs. Here are some of the benefits of wearing wigs.
Wearing wigs can bring on a variation of looks. You can change the color of your hair, whether it’s straight or curly, long or short. The look of your hair can be drastic or subtle depending on the look you are trying to achieve. With a wig you can be anybody with the snap of your fingers. One of the best things is that you can get Lace wigs. Lace wigs are wigs that the cap part looks like real scalp so it allows you to put all of your natural hair away leaving just the wig hair to be styled. You can get a lace front which is about 2-3 inches or more of parting space in the front. It also makes the hairline of the wig look natural. You can also get a full lace wig which gives you natural looking parting all over the wig. This allows you to style the hair in anyway you choose and makes the hair look a lot more natural.
A good wig is an investment. The reason being is that wig prices can range anywhere from $20-300 and more depending on the wig structure, the length of the hair, texture, and so much more. Now if you think about how much money is spent on hair extensions then a wig is a smart financial investment. Let me break it down for you: let’s say you buy hair extensions for $300. You pay to get them installed which is about $100-200 and that’s on the lower end of the spectrum. So that’s already about $500 and you have to spend that every lets say 2 months. So in a year you’ve spent as little as $3,000. With a nice quality wig you spend about $300 and you don’t have to buy another as long as you maintain it. You save about $2,000 if not more in that year.
How long a wig last depends on how well it’s taken care of. Wigs are much like your own hair. The things you wouldn’t do to your hair you shouldn’t do to a wig. Wigs can dyed and curled but you want to minimize heat and chemical damage you put on the hair. The way the hair is stored is also a big way to maintain the wig. You don’t want to take it off and throw it on top of the dresser. You want to get a wig stand for each unit that you have. You want to detangle and wash each unit as often as needed. The way you take care of your wig will determine how long it will last.
You have synthetic hair and human hair. Synthetic is fake hair that can withstand some heat but not enough to style. Any heat higher than what’s recommended will ruin the hair. When I wear synthetic hair, I usually wear hair that is already styled. I wear curly hair that matches my hair texture and curl pattern. I like synthetic, curly hair because it’s low maintenance and all I have to do is fluff it out once it’s on. Human Hair can take heat. It can be curled, it can be straightened, it can be dyed, etc. It’s as if it’s your own hair. I usually like human hair for the versatility and the quality.
As you can see, buying a wig can be a little difficult and overwhelming. There are many websites that you can buy wigs from and many reviews on YouTube that you can watch as well. Below are is a list of sights that you can get wigs from:
Wigs are so easy and effortless!! Hopefully this was informative and it helped you with the decision making in buying a wig. I know that I love them. I think you will too!!
Remember Stay Well and Be Beautiful!