In the hairdressing world, it’s known that you never notice good wigs, only bad ones – the main reason wigs have such a poor reputation.
Main problems where wigs are concerned include:
- Badly fitting. The membrane is too slack, making the wig move slightly when the head is turned quickly or in bad weather.
- Too much hair. Wigs usually have about one third more hair than a normal head of hair, so looks bulky and has that ‘wiggish’ look.
- Colour. Wig hair is one flat colour but looking at a person’s hair, even if you think it’s one colour, it’s a fine blend of subtle shades which mingle together to look like one colour. Our eyes are very clever and can distinguish if a wig is just one colour so it instantly looks false.
- The cut. Unfortunately, most wigs are pre-cut and pre-styled which means they don’t look like style you once wore.
- The construction. The way a wig is woven makes the hair fall into a specific style which can’t easily be changed into a different look, so make sure to choose one more natural to your preferred style.
- Wigs don’t look after themselves; many people think you don’t need to do much to a wig but they do need specific care.
- Source an un-styled wig in a shade as close to your own hair colour, with a parting the same as yours and with a fringe if you had/have one
- After you’ve invested in a good-quality wig, find a hairdresser who specialises in cutting wigs. This means you’re basically doing what you’ve always done: go to a hairdresser for a haircut, as opposed to trying to make a pre-cut look work for you.
- A hairdresser specifically trained in cutting wigs will understand how to get the best out of the wig and ensure it is weighted properly.
- Use products specially formulated to use on wigs. This gives it a longer life span and makes it look better for longer.
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