Wigs have gotten a bad name for themselves over the years. A lot of the negativity you hear about wigs (they are hot, they are heavy, they don’t look natural) can be true more often than not, especially when it comes to fashion wigs, mail-order, or those wigs you see at the mall. So, when you are looking for a wig because you have thinning hair, or perhaps are scheduled for chemotherapy, how can you be sure you purchase a wig that is not only beautiful, flows naturally, and is going to make you feel beautiful?
Whether you are looking for a fashion or luxury wig so you change up your style or you are suffering from female hair loss and in need of a custom Alopecia wig, it is important to understand what types of wigs are available and how they are constructed so you can make an informed purchasing decision. There is a lot of misinformation out there. Not all wigs are created equal and it’s important that you know why. Wigs vary based on the type of hair, kind of stitching, and style.
Choosing the Right Wig for You: Human Hair or Synthetic?
Fashion wigs. A fashion wig is one that is generic, machine made, the hair is typically synthetic, and it is of overall average quality. If you walk into a mall searching for a wig, you will most likely find fashion wigs starting at about twenty dollars. They are quick, convenient, and cheap. However, you’ll get what you pay for. People who are committed to their appearance leave the mall wigs at the mall and look for a serious option that is high quality, natural looking, lightweight and comfortable. If you are looking for a wig that will keep you looking your best, then the only place to go is to a professional wig salon or hair replacement specialist.
Processed human hair wigs. Wigs made from human hair will likely give you the natural look that you are hoping for. An obvious benefit to European human hair wigs is that the hair feels and looks completely natural. Human hair can be styled, colored and washed similarly to how you are accustomed, and virgin European hair simply cannot be compared to any other hair anywhere. When you set out on your journey of choosing the right wig for you, consider not only your complexion and facial shape, but also the thickness of the hair, it’s length, type and the method by which it is attached to the cap of the wig itself.
Choosing the right wig for you. Wigs that use thick hair are less expensive because there is less hair needed than wigs that use thinner hair. However, wigs that use thinner, lighter hair are more natural looking. When it comes to such an important – and in many cases life changing – purchase decision, it’s always advisable to find a trusted wig salon or hair loss professional in your area to ensure that you are receiving the best quality product based on your budget and lifestyle.
Part of taking care of yourself is finding a wig that reflects the true you. You might be tempted to run down the street and buy a wig that is cheap and convenient, but that choice will have consequences down the road. Consider that purchasing a wig is an investment rather than an impulse buy. A high-quality wig is something that you will have and enjoy for many years. Therefore, you want to invest in a wig that you’ll feel comfortable wearing in a variety of social and professional settings.
At Jernigan’s Hair Replacement Clinic in Raleigh, we understand female hair loss and all its implications and can help you find the perfect women’s hair loss solution for you. Our Raleigh Hair Replacement Clinic is second to none and our professional wig specialists can help you choose the perfect wig you want or need.
We do ask that you call ahead to make an appointment because many of our clients may not be feeling well as a result of medical treatments, and we want to be sure we have scheduled time for you, so you don’t feel rushed or hurried.