Wigs Buying Guide

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Release time:2023-09-06 14:45

New to Wigs? If you are unsure how to narrow down the style range and choose the most suitable style for you, our wig buyer’s guide will assist you! Just like choosing a diamond, choosing a wig requires a certain understanding and appreciation of the details. This guide will take you through detailed information on four types of wigs: hairstyle, length and texture, cap size, material, and color.

1, Start with Hairstyle


For your first wig, you should consider wearing a wig that is more suitable for your current or previous hairstyle.


Persisting in doing things you are familiar with will make it easier for your hair to maintain care and styling. Many wigs can be designed with different appearances, so you can consider taking your wig to a specialized wig care salon or making it yourself in the future.


When you get used to wearing wigs, you can always make more drastic changes. This is the beginning of fun. Think about it: the infinite flexibility of style! Many of our customers ultimately enjoy trying out various styles. Some facial shapes are attracted by certain styles. For some tips, please check our guide!


2, Length and Texture


2.1 Length

The length of a wig is 8 to 32 inches. These lengths are the most common as they allow you to enjoy a variety of styles, from short and wavy heads to captivating ultra long cuts – everyone has their own thing. In addition, these lengths reflect the most common natural hair lengths.


The most commonly purchased wig has a length of 12 to 24 inches. This is not surprising, as these lengths only make your hair look quite rock like with wavy heads, horizontal, straight, and long cascaded curls and waves. The attraction of these wig lengths is that they are neither too short nor too long. Even beginners can handle wigs 12 to 24 inches long.


2.2 Texture

Straight: Straight and flat.

Wavy: Flowing and bouncy, but not curled.

Curly: Heat-Friendly and pops back like a slinky.

3, Find Your Capsize

Average size wigs tend to fit about 95% of customers, you will find that many wigs also come in two sizes. Considering that many people also come equipped with adjustable shoulder straps up to 1/2 inch in length, you can achieve a comfortable and safe fit.


To determine the appropriate wig size for you, measure your head circumference, from the front hairline, behind the ear to the nape of the neck, to the other ear, and then return to the front hairline. Record your measurements and review the table below. Please note that wig sizes may vary slightly among different brands, and not all wigs have hats of different sizes. If you are not sure what size of hat you should choose, you need to use a custom tape measure to measure your head circumference. Measure from the front of the hair root, behind the ear, and neck to the other ear, and then pair the tape measure with the other ear.


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4, What Type of Hair is Right for You?

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Although you may have preconceived ideas about human and artificial hair, the fact is that they both have advantages and limitations, making them the right choices for different situations.


4.1 Human Hair Wigs

A real human hair wig will help you achieve the most natural appearance and feel. They provide you with style versatility, and you will enjoy excellent durability. If you regularly care for your wig, it can be used for more than a year.


4.2 Premium and Remy Human Hair

This is a special type of human wig that provides the highest quality wig among all wigs. You will like this hair wig not tangle so much, because the hair cuticle in the same direction.


4.3 Synthetic Hair Wigs

These provide the appearance and feel of human hair. However, there may be significant differences between different brands, so please ensure that it is made of high-quality materials, otherwise it may not look as good as natural hair. These are usually cheaper, but this also means they are not as durable as human wigs. One major advantage of fiber wigs is that once you get them, their maintenance free performance will be greatly reduced!


4.4 Heat-Friendly Synthetic Hair

This is a special type of fiber wig that provides great diversity in styling. In fact, you can use hot hair styling tools such as hair dryers and curlers. However, you should carefully check the details of your specific tools to ensure that they do not exceed 350 degrees.


5, Choose Your Wig Cap Structure

Different hat structures have different methods of fixing hair to the hat, and each has its own advantages. 


5.1 100% Hand-Tied

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The 100% hand knotted hat allows each hair to move freely, creating the most natural appearance. The characteristic of other designs called “hand tied” is the combination of hand tied and machine tied hair. This means that some areas (usually parts or crowns) are tied by hand, while others are mechanically fixed. If you want to tie the entire hat with your hands, please pay attention to 100% hand binding!


5.2 Monofilament


The monofilament cap provides a very natural appearance with multiple separability. The mesh material conveys the illusion of hair growing from the scalp and allows for individual hands to tie the hair. This can divide the hair into different directions. A single filament wig can be a single filament at the part, top, or entire top of the wig.


Double monofilament wigs are also a good choice for sensitive scalp, as hats are very soft. Among monofilament hats, 100% hand knotted hats are usually the most comfortable.


5.3 Lace Front

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Lace front wigs create the illusion of hair growing naturally along the hairline.. This helps to give the wig a natural appearance and keeps the shape away from the face.. Some are pre cut and ready to wear,, while others require some personalization.


5.4 Basic Caps

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The basic hat is the most common and affordable design. A few strands of hair were sewn onto the hat, which had a closed layer of lace. The hair is cut into a certain style, and the crown is often combed or curled, so you can’t see the hat. This type of hat usually makes hair appear thick at the crown of the teeth.


6, Choosing Color

There are many variations in the color of wigs, but finding the exact color that suits you or your original hair color can be a very challenging task…


If this is your first wig, you may want to consider closer to your natural hair color. In the future, you can try new and different colors. When choosing a wig color, it is also important to pay attention to your natural skin tone.


Find the wig color that best complements your natural skin tone, which may not be your favorite wig color.


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