Regardless of your reasons for investing in a wig, there is no doubt that you will want to find one that leaves you feeling both comfortable and confident. So, what are the most important aspects to investigate when buying a wig for the first time? Here is a round-up of what to watch out for.

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Complementing your skin tone and eyes

A good general rule of guidance when buying a wig is to look for one that most, similar colour and texture to your natural hair. That way, you can be certain that it will complement your skin tone and eye colour, without guidance this can be a very challenging and overwhelming task to achieve. We are here to help guide you with our very valued Trained Wig Consultant.

A secure fit

There are many different wig sizes to choose from. The smallest are usually around 19″ (48.3 cm) in size and are designed to fit children or extremely petite individuals. The largest wigs are around 23″ (58.4 cm) in size. Start by getting a general idea of the size that you will need by measuring the circumference of your head with a soft measuring tape. Remember, as is the case when shopping for clothing, you can only tell if the wig is a perfect fit either by trying on or support and advice through our Trained Wig Consultant.

Wig cap construction 

Hand-tied wigs

Hand tied wig can be made using either synthetic or human hair Each strand of hair or synthetic fibre is sewn individually onto a mesh cap using a hand-knotting technique. This process relies on handmade craftsmanship and is not reliant on machines or mechanical stitching. A hand tied wig can take up to three days to construct by a skilled craftsperson, an intensive process which produces a quality design. This also allows the hair to move freely for realistic movement and versatile styling.

The wig construction of the hand-tied also puts it at the forefront of comfort. There are no seams or wefts, meaning that it will be incredibly soft against the scalp and this also creates a lower density in the wig for a natural look. Because of the lack of wefts, this wig construction is perfect for ladies who have suffered complete hair loss and want to avoid irritation to a sensitive scalp. Hand-tied wigs are very light to wear and will keep your head cool and ventilated throughout the day.

Hand-tied Monofilament 

Hand tied monofilament lace wigs, on the other hand, promise a natural-looking scalp and allow for the parting of the hair in different places. The remainder construction of the wig machine wefted.

Hand-tied Lace Front, Parting & Crown

Hand tied lace front, parting and crown wigs,  promise a natural-looking scalp unableing option of the change of parting. The remainder construction of the wig will be machine wefted.

Wefted/Open Cap wigs

Wefted are the most basic wig construction available to buy. A wefted design is a seam that holds the base of the hairs together on the cap. The top of the construction is usually left as an open cap, hence the name open cap wigs, as the open wefts allow the scalp to breathe through continued wear.

Wefted wigs have a feature called permatease, which is located at the top of the wig. This creates lift and volume, which will stay with you throughout the day!

Human Hair or Synthetic Wigs

Some wings are made from real hair, while others are made from man-made fibres. There are also wigs that compose a combination of both human hair and synthetic material.

Human hair wigs are the go-to choice for those who want a headpiece that looks and feels as real and natural as possible. They tend to be more expensive but often last longer (between one to three years) than their synthetic counterparts if properly cared for. They do, however, require daily styling, which means that they demand more maintenance than synthetic wigs which can be worn ‘right out of the box’. Synthetic wigs offer convenience, but they lack in versatility. They also usually only last for around four to six months to a year depending length of hair when used on a regular basis. By using our natural product range of Davines Momo Momo or Nou Nou shampoo and conditioner helps tremendously with the conditioning and the longevity of both synthetic and human hair wigs.  Shop Online

Ultimately, finding the right wig is a slow and arduous journey, and it is not a journey that you need to undertake alone. Contact Julia Lampard today to schedule a private wig consultation in Surrey.

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