Wigs are not only a beautiful fashion item that enhances your natural hair, but they are at times necessary when our hair breaks or starts to thin out. Wigs are also necessary for ladies that suffer from Alopecia, an immune system disease that makes you lose your hair.
Beautiful unice wigs are often used by African American women or women who have frizzy hair that won’t grow even though they desire long wavy hair or a smooth nob style haircut.
Here are some common mistakes to look out for and once you have read this article you will know what mistakes to avoid and what the possible pit falls are when choosing a wig.
- Buying A Wrong Size Wig
Most wigs are made to fit all head shapes and sizes, that said there is a way to counteract this issue. Have you ever worn an outfit that you love, but it just doesn’t look great on you? What did you do? You had it altered right? The same goes for a wig.go to check the adjustable wig at https://www.unice.com/wig-1/13×4-lace-frontal-wigs.html
Wigs were made to accentuate your features and not swallow them up. Find a wig that you love, one with the right color, the tight style, the right hair length. Take the wig to the salon and speak to your stylist. They will know what to do.
If the cap is too big they will most probably sew it from ear to ear and use adhesive along the hairline which won’t damage your wig.
Wigs come in a range pf cap sizes so choose the size closest to the size of your head.
Petit cap is 20 inches
Petit/Average Cap is 21 and ¼ inches
Average Cap is 21 ½ to 22 inches
Average/large cap is 22 ½ to 23 inches
Large Cap is 23 ¼ to 24 inches
To measure the circumference of your head, take a measuring tape and from the centre of your forehead measure the circumference of your head just where your natural hair would grow.
- Treats human hair wigs as your own hair.
Wigs are mostly made from human hair and even the synthetic hair or Remy hair wigs require special care. It is important to learn how to treat your wig hir with care. Remember natural hair grows out of the scalp from a hair follicle, in this hair follicle are sebaceous glands. These sebaceous glands constantly secret a natural oil that stimulates hair growth and lubricates the shaft of hair, this prevents the hair from breaking.
When washing conditioning and styling take care to use natural products that contain jojoba, coconut, argon, or olive oil.
Only wash your wig every 8 to 10 days to avoid breaking the hair
Keep a spritz bottle in your bag with a mixture of water and a natural oil and during the day simply spritz some oil onto the hair to keep it nourished.
- Using too much glue
Glue is a synthetic product and just like any skin product you must test it on your skin to ensure you are not allergic to the chemicals.
Apply a drop of the glue you want to buy on your forearm leave it to dry, if possible leave it overnight. If there is no rash that has formed and the skin under the glue has not been itchy then this is the glue to buy.if you don’t want to use glue,you can choose v part wig from Findingdream
If after the patch test you see even the slightest irritation on your skin, don’t buy that brand of glue. Look for something that is more natural as it will be on your scalp for most of the day.
Also consider using a comfortable grip band as they will prevent bald patches forming on your natural hair.
- Neglecting Natural Hair
If you are wearing a wig to enhance your natural hair or make your hair appear thicker then it is important to still take good care of the hair under the wig. If you don’t this will lead to unsightly patches where the hair has fallen out underneath your wig. The best way to care for your natural hair is to braid it into corn rows that sit tightly against your head. At times, remove the corn rows, wash and deep condition your natural hair to keep it healthy and natural.
- Over Plucking Your Hairline
If you want to ensure that your wig blends perfectly with your natural hairline you need to pluck out the stray hairs that stick out underneath your lace front wig. Lace front wigs are created with tiny knots of hair that are sewn onto a mesh base. Pluck these hairs out one by one taking care not to pluck too much. If you risk plucking out too much hair you will not be able to reinsert them, and those hairs will be gone forever.
- Over bleaching
Bleaching is another method of ensuring that your natural hairline blends with the hairline of your lace front wig. To conceal the hair strands that appear as tiny black dots on the lace mesh base, especially if you part your hair, you can bleach them. Hold up the hair on the frontal hairline. Now you will clearly be able to see the black dots. Take a tint brush, dip it into the bleach and apply carefully to the knots. Wait until the bleach is processed. Once this is done you can decide whether the dots are still too visible. If they are too visible for your liking, apply the bleach again using the tint brush.
- Cutting off too much lace
If you are a first-time wig wearer you may be wary of cutting off the lace edges as you fear you might cut off too much and then the wig is ruined.
The opposite factor is that if you don’t cut off enough of the lace you might be out and about town and a gust of wind lifts your wig hair exposing the lace.
Start by cutting small portions of lace off the wig. Cut the lace smoothly around the front and sides of the hairline. Perhaps asl someone to help or have it done at a salon. The important thing is that the cuts must be smooth and not have jagged edges and if you are already nervous you might cut too much off in one place and not enough on another.
- Over-styling Your Baby Hair
Don’t be tempted to over style baby hair. Yes, it is the fashion, but it is best to avoid doing this when wearing a wig. We agree that it is extremely tempting to curl or mold the wispy hair around your hairline but rather opt for an edge control substance that moisturizes and slicks the wispy baby hair into the hairline of the wig.
- Using much heating
When styling your wig these are the points to remember; Don’t wash the wig in water that is too hot as it will lead to shedding and dryness.
Towel dry your hair as much as possible or leave it to dry on a foam head as the steam created from a hot blow dryer will in the long run your wig will not last as long. When blow drying the hair, use a medium heat, this is much more beneficial for the hair.
Styling – If you are using heated rollers, a curling iron, or a flat iron to style your hair apply a protective natural styling product to the hair shaft and the ends. This will prevent mid shaft breakage and split ends.
- Wash wig too often
If you are wearing the same wig everyday then you will be able to see and feel buy the look of the hair whether the wig need to be washed. The general rule of thumb is to wash your wig after 8 or 10 times of wearing it. However, if you have worn your wig 10 times and the hair still looks good, wait another day or two.
Now that you know what to look out for when buying a wig, you are ready to go shopping and know how to choose the perfect wig for you!