What is a Wig And How To Care For It

What is WigThis is a very common question that people might ask, why do some people wear a wig? Well, the truth is that there are many reasons, but the most prominent reason would have to be to either hide hair loss or cover a bald head. Wigs Canada can give a person a very stylish and fashionable look. Wigs are usually made of either human hair, synthetic hair or horse hair. The word wig is actually short for ‘periwig’, a term which was used in the 17th century. These days actors like to wear a wig to resemble the characters that they are portraying. Wigs have been used for many centuries now, in-fact even during the ancient times of the Egyptians, Romans, Phoenicians and Greeks. They have all used wigs to cover their clean shaven heads or for style.

There is a cap at the base of the wigs; this is where all the hair of the wig is fixed on to. You will find many varieties of caps available in the market. There are also many techniques; which is called weft; employed in attaching each individual hair strand to the cap. The process of making wigs is fairly easy to understand; i.e. each hair strand is doubled and sewn very closely in long strands.

It goes without saying that wigs made using human hair are the most natural looking wigs. They can also be colored, cut or styled as per your individual taste. This advantage does mean that you will have to care more for these wigs and will also have to pay more as compared to the other wigs. The care for Human Hair Wigs is similar to how you would care for your own natural hair. In-fact you can wash the wig with your favorite shampoo and conditioner. As mentioned, human hair wigs require a lot of care. For those people that do not have too much time in hand or are simply not interested in putting so much effort, Synthetic Hair Wigs are the right option.

Contrary to what you think, synthetic hair wigs look identical to real human hair. They are an affordable alternative and require little maintenance and care. The special fiber hair retains the wave, volume, curl and texture. They will get damaged if you apply direct heat on to it with a hair dryer, hot rollers or a curling iron.

Naturally, the next question that you will now have would be related to the size of the cap or wig. A normal wig would fit a head with a circumference of 21-22 inches. To give the wig a more natural look, it should ideally be worn along your natural hairline. You can adjust the fit so that it is comfortable for you to wear by using the Velcro and elastic-tabs that are provided in the back.

All the reputed manufacturers will ensure 10-30% extra hair in the wigs. This is so that you can style the wig to give it a final touch from a professional hair stylist. The look will compliment your features and personal style.

It is always recommended to store a wig on either a mannequin or a wig stand when you are not wearing it. This will make certain that the wig retains its proper shape.

Take into consideration the environment, your lifestyle and perspiration levels to decide on how regularly the wig should be cleaned. The experts suggest that you clean it every two weeks. But it is best to follow the instructions and guidelines of the manufacturer.

You will find lots of accessories like hair sprays, shampoos and conditioners to keep the wig healthy and clean. After you have conditioned the hair, rinse under cool water. Let the wig air dry and do not scrub the wig.

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