I was asked a question today at work....How do I start wearing wigs. This was a younger sister that I talk to and I had told her that I wear wigs a few months ago. So today the question came, how do I start.
What a question and how to answer. Well I thought this MUST be a question others have. So here are my tips. Now these are my tips....
1 - Decide what is your goal in wearing a wig - convenience and ease to get ready for work or school, will it be an accessory to you (like earrings), is your goal to look natural, do you not care if it looks natural, what are your goals.
2 - once you know your goals then you can purchase wigs that fit your desires.
3 - if your goal is ease then a syn. wig is your best choice. WHY - no curling requirements, lasts at least 3 weeks or longer, in my opinion, the curly syn wigs last the longest. Keep in mind, when you first open the wig, it will more than likely LOOK TOO FULL. You will have to cut out a few wefts to make the wig look more natural. Tips are posted in earlier postings above.
5 - If you goal is MOST NATURAL wig - then you will need to focus your attention on HUMAN HAIR wigs but understand...the hair will lose it curl in humidity like natural hair, it will frizz up at times, you WILL NEED to either use rollers or hot curl. So this means it will be more WORK for you to maintain.
5a- If your goal is a more natural looking wig you will also focus on the shorter wigs that are around the length or slightly longer than what would be "believable" as your natural hair. For example, if your natural hair is shoulder length then a natural wig for you could be 2 inches below your shoulder.
For me, if my natural hair is NOT SHOULDER length then a natural wig for ME...might be shoulder length.
6 - Relaxing your hair, if your intention is to NOT relax then you have to also factor that in when selecting a wig. I will find some more "natural" looking wigs and post them. These wigs are going to be more "4C" and if you are blessed to be able to MATCH these wigs with your natural hair...then you are set.
7 - You are a younger sister and your goal is just..... style and wearing wigs as accessories. This is a nice place to be in life. ENJOY it while you can. This means you are able to get some of the longer (16, 18, 20 inch) wigs because your goal is NOT for it to look like your natural hair. There are some beautiful longer wigs that I would LOVE to wear but they are not age appropriate for ME. CORRECTION: Not appropriate for MY JOB. I won't say, not age appropriate.
What I think I will do at this POINT... is post some links to wigs from each category.
Edited by sunshine321511 - Jul 02 2013 at 9:18pm