Q: How do I figure out which wig I want?
A: Here are some very helpful hints when choosing a wig.
- Is this your first wig?
Choosing a color close to your natural hair is a good option to transition into wig wearing. Wigs are also meant to be fun, so trying a color that has always been your hair goals is a fun option. I choose wigs based on ease, I prefer to cut the lace and go. It is based on expectations and understanding it is a wig and it will look great but won't look EXACTLY like your natural hair but it will look pretty dang close.
- What length do you want?
All wigs range from short, medium, to long.
Q: How do I know what size wig I will need?
A: Most of our wigs are available in average size, which means they fit heads 21 ½ to 22 ½ inches in circumference. The wigs have adjustable straps and stretch so they can be adjusted.
95% of all women fit into the average size. I also carry tighter and larger wigs and all measurements are in the description of each wig.
Q: What is the difference between petite and regular wigs?
A: When measuring your head for a wig, it is all about head circumference, similar to measuring your head for a hat. Keep in mind that all wigs can adjust an inch bigger or smaller. Petite is typically 20" to 21" and regular is 21.5" to 22.5".
Q: What is Density?
A: Wigs range in thickness depending on density. Natural hair is 110-130%. Wigs range from 130-150%, 150% being the most common. Each wig in the description will specify density.
Q: Is plucking necessary?
A: If you choose to pluck your wig, the lace must stay on to do that process. It helps customize the wig even more. However, I choose wigs based on ease, I prefer to cut the lace and go. It is based on expectations and understanding it is a wig and it will look great but won't look EXACTLY like your natural hair but it will look pretty dang close.
Q: What is the average life of a wig?
A: The average life with proper care is typically 8 months to a year. I have personally had some for longer and make sure to brush them after every use and hang them.
Q: Are the wigs itchy?
A: The wigs are very comfortable and most people have no problem with itching.
Storing Your Wig
The best way to store a wig is to hang it or place it on a Styrofoam mannequin head.
Washing Your Wig
Wash and condition your wigs once for every 10 to 15 times you wear it to keep it looking soft and natural.
Use a gentle laundry detergent or synthetic wig shampoo (available on amazon) and wig conditioner or conditioning spray.
Fill a basin with COLD WATER. Pour one capful of shampoo into the basin. Put your wig into the water and swish gently. Wash one minute or less; then rinse well with COLD WATER. For best results, follow with a spray conditioner for synthetic wigs.
Squeeze one capful of conditioner onto your hands. Gently rub hands together. While wig is soaking wet, coat the wig with the conditioner. Put wig and one cup of COLD WATER into the basin and gently turn wig over in water. This helps distribute the conditioner over the entire wig. Rinse thoroughly in COLD WATER. Shake your wig 3 times, and then hang upside down in the shower until completely dry.
Q: Can I cut my wig?
A: Yes, however if you are considering cutting or thinning your wig, we highly recommend that you take it to a hair stylist who is experienced in cutting wigs.
Q: Can I color my wig?
A: You can not use traditional dye or bleach on synthetic hair. Since it is a fiber, the dye will not adhere to it. Although not recommended, Rits synthetic dye can be used in some cases.
Q: How do I secure my wig?
A: Most women just wear a Wig Grip Band, wig cap or nothing at all. For women with hair, the metal clips are great for added security. For women who don't have hair, the tape is great as well!
Q: Can I get my long hair in a wig?
A: The easiest way is to either put your hair in a low bun and then tuck it into the bottom of the wig OR you can put all of your hair into a nylon wig cap. If your hair is extremely long or thick, you can put it in a French braid, or divide it in half and do two French braid pig tails. This will make the hair lay flat and evenly around the head.
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