There are many different reasons why people wear wigs. Whether it’s to make a fashion statement, become part of a costume, or replace hair that you have lost, purchasing a wig is no simple task. There are more choices than just determining a cut and color. People are now faced with the option of synthetic and human hair wigs. We all know cheap products tend to be cheaply made, but when is it justified to spend the big bucks on a wig? glueless wig
Money is always the ultimate deciding factor when buying something, unless you have the good fortune of being a billionaire. The bottom line is that synthetic wigs are always cheaper than human hair. Synthetic wigs obviously don’t look as realistic as human hair. An inexpensive wig is also not properly wefted. Wefting refers to the hair being sewn evenly into the piece. A quality wig will have a very fine weft and will look more natural. Synthetic wigs cannot be styled -no coloring, perming, curling, or straightening allowed. Another disadvantage is that a synthetic wig can be singed more easily, so take precaution when opening up a heated oven or dishwasher.
If you’re in need of a wig for a costume or you only wear them on rare occasions, going with a synthetic wig is definitely the right option. I would never dream of spending more than $15 on a wig for a Halloween costume because chances are, I’m not going to use it again.
However, if you believe hair is a fashion statement like Ms. Gaga or you have lost your hair, a human hair wig is the proper choice. Not only will they look very natural in sunlight, you can style and dye the hair as well, giving you a much more flexible look. Depending on the quality and length, these wigs can cost hundreds of dollars but it can be well worth the investment if you plan on wearing them on a regular basis. You should also know that European hair wigs tend to be more expensive than Asian hair wigs because they last longer and feel softer.
For those who still have hair and wear a wig regularly, choose finely woven and light wigs which will allow for proper airflow to your scalp. A tight wig can cut off circulation to the scalp and result in hair loss. Human hair wigs will ensure that your scalp will be able to “breathe” better than with a synthetic.
If you choose a human hair wig, you might want to consider the cost of a few wig accessories such special shampoos and conditioners, wig stands, travel cases, and styling products. It’s more than just a monetary investment. Just like real hair, you will need to put some effort into maintaining the wigs. They also need to be styled after you wash them, unlike synthetic wigs which will retain their style. With a little bit of money, time, and effort, a human hair wig can become a true extension of yourself.