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Color Confusion?... Finding the Right Color for Wigs

Posted on February 12 2017

Recently, I have fallen in love with wigs (See past blog post) and I'm now a very regular wig wearer. I'm really proud to wear wigs and don't want to hide it. This gives me the freedom to explore different styles and colors.…COLORS… what an interesting journey learning about colors and how to match what I'm looking for with what I see in those color swatches! Maybe you don't want to have several colors, but finding that ONE can still be challenging.



As I started to explore colors other than the one God gave me, I found some worked really well… Maybe even better than my own original color. However, I also found just like in lipstick colors, some may be beautiful to look at but not flattering at all on me (determined to find a coral lip color I can pull off!)

So I did some research. It seems not knowing exactly how to pick a color for my wigs or picking the wrong color is quite common. COLOR CONFUSION is an official condition if you ask me! As I was choosing most of my colors online and having them shipped to me, I needed to figure out how to minimize the mistakes. Don't you hate having to return? So here's what I came up with:

  • Understand how color works. I've always heard the terms "warm tones and cool tones" but never completely grasped how that worked and especially in relation to choosing color for me. So this was my first task. It turns out once you understand which tones are best for your skin tone… You can be a blonde, brunette, or redhead and look so natural! Before learning this I never thought I could pull off being a blonde but it turns out there are several blonde colors that look great on me... But still can't figure out a coral lipstick that works for me )-;


  • Pick your partner then your color. Every brand has their own group of colors and naming conventions. It's important you pick the style/brand you would like BEFORE you attempt to choose the color. 

  • Go Natural! I don't mean go with your natural/original hair color...geez what a hypocrite I'd be! I mean choose a color which makes your wig look completely natural. Rooted colors are my #1 tip for giving the most natural look. Even a subtle darker root will do the trick! If you just can't get used to the idea of the rooted look, make sure to choose a blended color as they give more depth to the hair. A solid color has a tendency to look less natural. This doesn't mean you can't go with a bold color. One of my favorites is an auburn rooted color that is very bold.... but it is rooted ;)

  • Change your color to match the seasons. Our wardrobe changes with the seasons… why shouldn't our color? Go richer deeper colors for winter and brighter or lighter versions in spring/summer. There really are no rules but it gives you a great opportunity to change it up. 

  • Have fun with it! Wigs are nothing more than the opportunity for perfect hair if you don't have it! That's it. Everyone who knows this is wearing them. You'd be shocked to know how many women wear wigs! So have fun with it. Each one of us can pull off several colors which look great. Find yours. Don't think you're brave enough to try new colors? Pick a place where you can go to try out a completely different color (good excuse for a little vacay!) and you'll see... it's amazing what a little color change does for you!

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3 comments

  • Karen: February 12, 2017

    I purchased root beer float color last year and like it, but would prefer a similar color (not darker) with highlights.
    I am looking at peach tart, English toffee and salted caramel, but have not seen them in person.
    Can you tell me how different these colors are?
    Thank you,
    Karen

  • The Wig Experts: January 20, 2017

    Hi Patricia,

    You asked about the difference between 22mb & 613.
    The color 22MB is natural pale platinum blonde (ash) blended with a natural gold blonde. with darker lowlights which gives the platinum blonde just a bit more depth or natural look.
    The color 613 is a Pale Natural Gold blonde
    so basically, one is a gold/warm pale blonde and the other is a cool/ash pale blonde.

    As for what brand is best for you… that is a matter of your taste and needs. each manufacturer has a version of the lightest blonde.
    We can absolutely help you find your style but will need to know a bit more about how much gray you would like in your piece and other preferences to narrow down your choices.
    Here is a link to browse the top pieces available for you:

    https://www.wigs.com/collections/womens-top-pieces/synthetic-hair

  • Patricia Sun: January 18, 2017

    I am a natural light blond with some grey, very fine, thining. I want light weight smallish, synthetic hair piece, 12 to 18" long natural looking. Especially on tv, that is not detectable. What color or brand is best for me? What is the difference between 22mb and 613 ? I would like a light blend. No dark roots.
    Any advice?
    Thanks,
    Patricia

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