Once you get used to it, wearing a wig is easy. However, if you’re experiencing hair loss for the first time or are a new wig-wearer, the process can be overwhelming. We are here to help. When purchasing wigs, these are among the most frequently asked questions: Which fiber is best, synthetic or human hair? How do I secure my wig? And lastly, how do I wash a wig?
Luckily, our helpful guides will walk you through selecting the perfect wig. Once you have your go-to look, as a confident wig-wearer, you may be wondering how many wigs you need. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question as it depends on several factors unique to every individual wig-wearer.
What to Consider
Wigs.com sells a range of quality wigs in every style and fiber imaginable. We also offer expert consultation for anyone who needs a hand choosing a wig. When deciding if you want to opt for another wig, there are a few things to consider.
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- Lifestyle: When considering buying a new wig, the main question is: “How active is my lifestyle?” This may seem like an obvious question, but you should consider how much time you spend doing activities that can cause you to work up a sweat. Whether hiking, biking, or exercising at the gym, if you live an active lifestyle and wear your wig while you do it, consider purchasing an alternative wig. Many people opt for a synthetic or less expensive wig for workout activities. A synthetic wig is lighter and less dense than a human hair wig so that you won’t overheat at the gym but note that a synthetic wig already comes styled, so you may have to manipulate it to your liking for working out. Also, a wig worn for the gym will be easier than a wig worn for everyday activities, so be mindful of caring for your gym wig as much as you would with your regular wig.
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- Time: If you are busy working or parenting and don’t have much time to style your wig every day, you should probably consider purchasing more than one wig. If you only have one wig that you wear every day, over time, even with proper maintenance and storage, it's going to lose its luster over time. For your everyday wig, consider one that already comes styled; it’ll save you time on styling your hair.
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- Treatments: Synthetic and human hair wigs should be washed every 7-10 days, especially if worn daily. If you are undergoing chemotherapy treatments or waiting for your hair to grow back, it will take approximately ten months to a year to grow four to five inches. During your chemotherapy and growing out period, you will still need to shampoo, condition, moisturize and dry your wig, which can be exhausting. Alternating between two or more wigs will allow you to cut down on washing and drying time and the wear and tear of the wigs. We recommend rotating between synthetic and human hair wigs for chemotherapy and alopecia patients. When one begins to look worn out, you can wear the other.
- Trends: OK, hear us out. Transforming your personality and identity via a wig can be fun. Today you can be blushing red with fearless and strong waves, and tomorrow you can rock a sleek black bob. Many people choose to buy more than one wig simply for aesthetic reasons. Wearing the same wig every day can be a bit boring. It’s so easy to try different hairstyles and looks with alternate wigs!
When considering whether or not you want to purchase a new wig, consider these factors. First, it’s important to note that it should be shampooed and conditioned after wearing your wig daily for a week and a half. Rotating your wigs will allow them to wear out evenly over time, making it less noticeable than wearing the same wig every day for five months.