If you've never considered wearing a wig because they're hot, heavy, and hard to maintain - you haven't tried today's wigs.
With literally thousands of styles and textures, you will find that today's wigs are versatile and quick way to switch up your style for a special event or just to give your hair a break from weaves or chemicals that can have damaging long-term effects.
Everyone's wearing them - from the co-worker whose hair always looks flawless to top celebrities, and you wouldn't even know if they didn't tell you.
Before buying a wig, you should understand the different types, styles, and price ranges so you know what to look for when you go to your local hair supply store or order online.
Synthetic wigs have come a long way over the years. They are stylish, lightweight, and very affordable.
Some wigs have lace fronts, which gives a natural appearing hairline.
The quality of the synthetic fibers varies, so today it is possible to buy a synthetic wig that has the look and feel of human hair, but without the expense.
Synthetic wigs can change your look in just minutes, and they retain their style if cared for properly.
Remember to read the instructions very carefully. Those synthetic wigs that say you can use a curling iron, have specific instructions for the temperature setting. One slip and you can ruin a wig in an instant.
If you want to change your look on a budget, try a synthetic wig - you won't be disappointed.
HUMAN HAIR WIGS
Human hair offers the most natural look and feel. Human hair wigs can last well over a year if cared for properly. The hair can be cut to fit your face, hot curled, and styled just the way you like it.
There are generally four basic types of human hair used in wigs:
Indian, Chinese, Indonesian, Indian and European/Caucasian. Most human hair wigs are made from Asian hair because of it's thickness.
Chinese hair is finer and very straight. This makes it more difficult to curl and harder to style.
Indonesian hair is more readily available and less expensive. This hair is often found in ethnic styled wigs.
Indian hair is thin but it has texture making it appear thicker.
European hair is the most sought after for higher prices wigs, but there is a limited supply, making the wigs more expensive.