Wigs buying tips

Are you thinking of buying a wig and want to get a good one but do not know what to look out for in a good wig? Then these wig buying tips will provide you with some useful information that you can use to find the right wigs for you. When you are choosing a wig to buy there are many things that need to be taken into account in order to find the right one suitable for you.

Whether you've decided to buy a wig out of necessity or to jazz up your look, you'll find that they're a wonderful, hassle free way to have beautiful hair. Before you buy there are several things you'll want to take into consideration when it comes to selecting the right one for you. The following wig buying tips will help you pick out the wig that brings out your best features and will make your new adventure into wearing wigs an exceptional one.

1 tip

When you will select wig’s style, take into account the shape of your face. Oval shaped faces can wear just about any wig style. If you have a square shaped face you'll want to choose a longer wig with layers and curly wigs styles are perfect with oblong shaped faces. If you have a heart shaped face, a chin length wig will be perfect, especially with a little added height.

2 tip

Go with a wig style that best fits your needs and your lifestyle. Match wig’s style to your profession and wearing occasion.

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3 tip

It's important to choose the right size to make sure that you get the perfect fit. Get the volume of your head properly measured. Make sure that a wig comfortable fit your head.


4 tip
Match wig’s hair colour to your natural hair, skin tone, eyes colour. Try out different colors and shades. Using your eyebrows as a guide, choose a color that suits your skin tone. To add a bit of flair, go with a wig that has some highlights which will give the color you choose dimension. You can go for more contrast if you're looking for something more striking; just be sure that the contrast works well with your facial features.

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5 tip

Pick natural or synthetic wig. Both natural and synthetic wigs come with their own set of benefits. Human hair wigs are more expensive and will need to be professionally styled before wearing which isn't a bad thing because it allows for flexibility. If you want to have a more natural look then opt for a natural wig. The added benefit of this is that you will be able to style your wig just like you would normal hair. Synthetic wigs are easier to care for than human hair wigs and are pre-styled and ready for wear.

6 tip

Thoroughly pick a wig’s cap. Look at the construction of the cap. Caps are extremely versatile and come in a variety of hand stitched, high quality options. Capless wig choices employ a honey comb design offering better ventilation and you can pull your real hair through.

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7 tip

Anchoring Options. Anchoring your wig will ensure that you don't lose your wig during wear. There are a number of anchoring options available and a lot of wigs come with adjustable straps or fasteners in the back, and in most cases tape tabs around the ears and hairline provide added security. If you're losing or have lost your hair there are a variety of comfortable headbands on the market as well.

8 tip

When looking at wigs you should also consider their quality. The quality of a wig is very important as it could be the difference between your wig lasting for a long period of time or for a short period of time. It is best that you get the highest quality wig that you can possibly afford so that your wig is of a high standard and will last for a long period of time.


9 tip
You should also make sure that you purchase the right length wig for you so that it is not too short. It is best to purchase a wig that is longer than you would like as you can always get it styled to suit you and get it trimmed to the correct length. So, make sure to measure the length of wig that you need before purchasing it or try it on to make sure that it is the length that you require, not too short.


10 tip
You should also get a wig that is the right weight for your head and has the right type of hair for your face. If you naturally have thick hair then get a heavier more fuller wig but if you naturally have fine hair then choose a more lightweight wig that finer. 

11 tip

Learn about wig’s brandits reviews, comments, complaints, recommendations and other information.

12 tip

A really important factor in choosing a wig is buying one that is affordable and within your budget. When it comes to buying wigs, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Human hair wigs are always more expensive but they are the most life like in appearance. A high quality synthetic wig can be very natural looking and are definitely less expensive.

13 tip

Find a professional hairstylist that has experience in working with wigs and ask them about style and shape. A wig stylist will be able to take your measurements, order your wig in most cases, and if you go for a natural hair wig, they can even style it for you when it arrives. You'll also want to consider the wig's hairline because a bad hairline is a dead giveaway that you're wearing a wig.


Remember, that you should be thoroughly satisfied and happy with the new wig. Buy a wig that is high quality, within your budget, suits you and that you feel comfortable in. This way you will get more wear out of it and will enjoy it as much as possible.With the wide range of wig styles and colors on the market today, there's never been a better time to wear a wig for a more fabulous, attractive and even daring look.

You can shop for a wig online or at a wig store. The advantage of shopping at a wig store is that you get a 3-dimentional look of the wig you are trying out and you get the actual feel of the wig on your head. Online wig stores most often only give a 2-dimentional view and a description of the feel of the wig. In both stores you can try out all types of wig styles and you will be able to pick one that is the best look for you.

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