Wearing Wigs When You Have Hair Loss
Wearing Wigs for Hair Loss
Hair loss for women has become so prevalent among women of all ages. We now experience hair loss due to aging & our environment in our 30’s! This is at least 10 years earlier than women used to experience hair loss just 15 years ago! Of course aging and toxins aren’t the only reasons for hair loss… Alopecia has basically become an epidemic and we all know how Cancer is affects the hair. Thank goodness for wigs!
In the last decade more and more women are embracing the type of quick versatility that comes with wigs. Such a easy solution but there are a few things to keep in mind to get the best experience out of wig wearing:
Don’t wear a wig straight from the package. sometimes they pick up the shape of the box… definitely not attractive;)
Do Wash it first to get the most natural shine and make sure to style it or take it to a hairstylist. You may even want to have it shaped to suit your face.
Do get the most natural looking wig in a modern style and natural colors.
Don’t go for outrageous colors and be careful with retro styles—unless you’re Nicki Minaj or a former Supreme!
Do go for a natural looking hairline. If any part of the forehead is showing… you want to get a Lace Front wig. This is key!
Don’t skimp of this feature. it makes all the difference.
Don’t go too bulky at the part line or crown. A pouty top It’s like wearing a shirt that says “Hey, I’m wearing a wig… and a bad one”
Wigs and Hair Toppers as Hair Loss Solutions
Do try a half-wig or a topper hair piece if you don’t want to jump in to a full wig right away (although they really are so much easier) but make sure the texture matches your natural hair for the most realistic look.
Do be mindful to use products specifically made to treat either synthetic hair or human hair processed for wigs or hair extensions. it is a different hair with unique needs. Follow regular care instruction but be gentle.
Do keep your natural hair smooth and flat underneath and covered with a wig cap. Mesh caps are a bit cooler but nylon will keep short curly hair flat a little more effectively.
The Big Mistake Women Make
Many women try to extend the life of their wig too long. the hair starts to separate and not move naturally. washing and conditioning can only work for so long and then you will just look like you have a wig on… even if it was a great quality wig to start.
Human Hair wigs should last a bit longer 9-12 months with the proper care. if you wear any wig daily you should definitely count on the lower end of these timeframes for the best results.
Things NOT to Do With Your Wig
Wigs are completely natural looking these days but don’t get carried away… it is still a wig… treat it right!
Don’t jump in the pool wearing your wig…it just won’t work!
Don’t sleep with your wig on.
Don’t try to dye your wig. There are so many colors to choose from…just buy the color you want. Even human hair wigs shouldn’t be chemically treated. In order to process and color human hair, it much endure so much chemical processing…further dying or processing your wig will usually not work out favorably.