The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Wigs: Basics You Need to Know

If you've ever found yourself admiring the luscious locks of a celebrity or a friend, only to discover that they were wearing a wig, you're not alone. Wigs have become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to their ability to instantly transform your look and give you the confidence to tackle anything life throws your way. With a good wig, you can achieve any hairstyle you desire, without having to spend hours in front of the mirror or damage your natural hair with heat styling and chemical treatments.

In fact, wigs have come back in popularity and they're no longer just for people who are experiencing hair loss or thinning and film. Many people, including celebrities and fashion influencers, wear wigs as a way to change up their looks without committing to a drastic haircut or color change. Wigs can be made from a variety of materials, including natural human hair and synthetic fibers, and they come in a range of styles, lengths, and colors to suit any taste.

  But not all wigs are created equal. The quality and durability of a wig depending on the materials used to make it, as well as the care and maintenance it receives. While natural human hair wigs are considered the gold standard for wig wearers, they can be expensive and require a lot of upkeep. Synthetic wigs, on the other hand, are a more affordable and low-maintenance option that can still look great when cared for properly

AWhether you're looking to try a new hairstyle, cover up thinning hair, or just add a little extra oomph to your look, a wig can be a great investment. With so many styles and materials to choose from, there's a wig out there for everyone. 

Human Hair Wigs.

A human hair wig is a wig made from real human hair. Just like our own hair, it can be styled with heat and products and can be washed and cared for like our natural hair. Human hair wigs can be more expensive than synthetic wigs because they are made from real hair. As example, in 2010, a custom-made human hair wig for singer Lady Gaga was reported to have cost $12,000. The price comes so high first of all think how long it takes to grow our hair in a certain length, to have all the hair strands facing one direction. (Yes lower quality wigs hair strands go all over the place, and that is why they get tangled up pretty fast) next, each hair is hooked piece by piece in a tule-looking material and wigs customization, coloring, and cutting to have it look natural.

Synthetic Fibre Wigs.

On the other hand, synthetic wigs are made from man-made materials like plastic fibers. They are created using specialized technology to give the overall appearance and feel of real hair. Synthetic wigs can be a more affordable option than human hair wigs, and they come in many different styles and colors. What makes Synthetic wigs much more affordable usually is the material pricing, that is - fiber can be fifty times less expensive than human hair used in wig making. A lot of the synthetic wig models are still human handmade, making them still a time-consuming production. However, they may not be able to withstand the same heat and styling products as human hair wigs and may require special care to avoid tangling and damage.

On Simple Terms

a human hair wig is made from real hair and a synthetic wig is made from man-made materials. Both types of wigs can be used to change up your look and are a great way to express yourself!

Expected Wigs Lifespan.

Basic Quality Human and Synthetic hair fiber. 

The life span is significantly lower. Even with the right maintenance. A lower-quality synthetic is used to make carnival wigs. Human hair wigs that are made from ''processed'' and 'ņon-remy'' hair with the right maintenance can have a life span from 3-6 months by active usage.  These human hair wigs usually are possible to style even after 6 months of usage, as a lot of hair products contain silicones. The most common problem is hair brakeage. Wigs then to go very short as damaged hair. And you can go from long hair to short in 3-4 mionths time 

Cuticle aligned hair, HD Fibre wigs longevity

A high-quality human hair wig is counted as made from cuticle-aligned hair and Sourced in Europe, for synthetic is HD fiber hair. With proper care and maintenance, human hair can last for 1-2 years(every day wear), while a synthetic wig typically lasts for around 3-6 months (If not used every day. maximum twice a week). 
HD fibre monofilament wigs are a popular style choice for medical wigs, to have more styles to switch in between.

Quick Intro into Wig cap constructions

Machine Made Caps

Machine-made wigs are an affordable and practical option for those looking for a quick hair change. The wig fibers are sewn onto a stretchy cap using a machine, resulting in a less natural-looking appearance compared to hand-tied wigs. However, machine-made wigs are available in various styles, colors, and textures, making them a popular choice for those on a budget.

Lace Hand-tied caps

A lace wig features a sheer lace cap or front that shows the scalp, creating a natural-looking hairline. It can be made from synthetic or human hair and is customizable to match skin tone, making it a popular choice for a natural-looking wig. Also There are varietys, that lace is used for sertain area, and rest is wefted construction. Having lace plus wefts creates a thickes hair fall if you are desiring for long thick hair.

Monofilament Hand-Tied caps

A monofilament wig cap is a type of wig construction where the wig fibers are individually hand-tied onto a nearly invisible, sheer material that mimics the appearance of a natural scalp. This creates a more natural-looking hairline and is preferred by those experiencing hair loss or looking for a more realistic look.

Hair-injected caps.

Wig construction in which individual hair fibers are injected into the wig cap using a specialized tool. This technique creates a more natural-looking appearance and allows for greater customization in terms of hair density and direction. They offer a comfortable, breathable, and natural-looking option for those seeking a high-quality wig

NB!!When you need your wig for medical hair loss, it is good to reach out for a consultation. As for different hair loss situations, different wig models can be adjusted for clients' needs. Or even better, custom-made for your head right from the beginning. 

AThank you for taking the time to read this entry Wigs for beginners. I am gathering a lot of information for you and will post it in the blog series as an introduction to wigs. In the upcoming series, we'll be delving into the world of wigs, covering topics such as choosing the right wig, caring for it, and much more. Whether you're looking for a new hair accessory or a solution to hair loss, we've got you covered. Get ready to explore the fascinating world of wigs with - I promise it'll be worth it!

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