There are hundreds of reasons a woman might choose to buy a wig: whether you’re looking to make a fashion statement or hide a recent hair loss, a wig can build your confidence and add a new dimension to your style. However if you are new to the world of wig wearing, it can be difficult to determine whether you have chosen a good-quality wig or not. With so many different wigs on the market, it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.
The good news is that we’re here to help! Here are some top tips on how to recognise a good quality wig:
Look for Natural Colours
The best-quality wigs come in a range of subtle colours that would blend in beautifully with natural hair. Wigs in vibrant unnatural shades, such as pink or purple, tend to look like fancy dress costumes and therefore don’t look like a high-quality product. Instead look for a wig in a natural shade that suits your skin tone and doesn’t look synthetic. For this same reason you should also avoid wigs that look too glossy or shiny: this is a big red flag that the wig you have chosen is made of inexpensive synthetic materials and will highlight that you are wearing a wig. In contrast the most natural wigs, particularly those made from human hair (such as the Simply Beautiful Human Hair collection from Revlon Wigs) have a matt finish and move naturally, just as your own hair would.
Innovative Cap Features
There are many different cap features to ensure your wig stays on your head and fits comfortably, and a good-quality wig will offer a host of these innovative features. The most expensive and best-quality wigs available offer a 100% hand tied cap. These caps are both soft and comfortable, with each hair on the entire cap being tied to the base by hand. Because they are so gentle, these are the best kinds of wigs for individuals who have a sensitive scalp or who are suffering from hair loss. A slighter more affordable but equally premium option is the monofilament top cap; this creates the illusion of hair growth from the scalp where the hair is parted, and creates the most natural possible style. Monofilament caps look incredible natural, and are also comfortable and easy to wear. If you’re contemplating a monofilament wig then look to Amore Wigs, which are considered to be one of the best monofilament wig makers currently on the market.
Synthetic Versus Human Hair
One of the main decisions every wig wearer has to make is whether they will choose a synthetic or a human hair wig. It is a misconception that human hair wigs are automatically better than synthetic ones, as many synthetic hair wigs can be light, hand tied, and cost just as much as their human hair alternatives. However when choosing between a synthetic or human hair wig one of the best ways to decide quality is to touch it: run your hands through its length to see if it shed, tangles easily, and to simply determine whether or not it feels nice to touch. If a wig feels itchy and uncomfortable when running your fingers through it then just imagine how it would feel to wear it on your head all day! Comfort is one of the greatest indicators of quality, and if a wig isn’t comfortable then it can be very difficult to wear.
Check the Price
Finally, it seems obvious but it is worth bearing in mind that as a general rule the more pricey a wig is the better quality it will be. That doesn’t mean that you have to spend thousands of pounds to get a great looking wig but, as a rule of thumb, a wig that costs less than around £50 will have wide wefts and be made of cheaper synthetic materials that will make it stand out as not being your natural hair. The price you should pay for a good-quality wig will depend on whether you are looking for a wig made of human hair or manmade materials, and whether you are looking for a short hair or long hair wig. A good rule of thumb is to think about how long you will wear your wig for (typically between 9 and 18 months), work out what you would normally spend on hairdressing during that period, and spend that same amount on your wig.