Choosing the right wig that compliments your style can be difficult. There’s a reason clients contact Strut Hair Solutions for a wig consultation. This guide will give you a detailed look on various wig types and wig styles, while making recommendations on how to choose a wig.
Here’s the basics to consider when choosing a wig for the first time:
- The shape of your face
- Length of the wig
- Cap construction of the wig
- Hair Texture
- The versatility of the wig
Let’s take a look at some of the types of wigs you can choose from.
Types of wigs
Due to the variety of wigs in the market, many clients are often overwhelmed on which wig to choose. Your stylist will ask you to choose between the ready-made, human hair & semi-custom wigs. Ready-made wigs are synthetic, styled beforehand, and are basically a one-size-fits-all solution. However, if you like, your stylist can customize the synthetic hair for you, through trimming and thinning. One of the best things about synthetic wigs is that they are very affordable.
Semi custom-made wigs (usually human hair) your stylist can color the hair, perm or order custom changes to the amount of hair or length on your preference. You will notice that they are quite comfortable as most are a medical grade cap construction of 100% hand tied material. Your stylist can add more detail on the front hairline as well.
100% Hand Tied Caps
These types of wigs consist of full lace and monofilament styles. The full lace falls in the categories of glass-silk, swiss lace, and 100% hand-tied systems, while the monofilament styles fall in the types of single units, double units, and 100% hand-tied units. The monofilament material consists of excellent lace-like material in the categories of nylon mesh and polyester.
Customers who have a sensitive scalp can comfortably wear this wig because it has a breathable top. It will also conform to your scalp’s color since the hand-tied hair on the monofilament wig shows your scalp color through a mesh blend base. It is also not easy to detect the hairline, and you can comfortably part the hair as you desire. The full lace category uses urethane strips to attach the adhesives.
Some of the monofilament styles consist of a combination style that comes with a hand-tied top, while the back and sides are machine-made. This type of wig can be quite affordable and has the benefits of a hand-tied mesh unit. The lace front wigs contain a lace portion in the front of the unit, and your stylist can customize it to fit perfectly on your hairline.
There is also the welded lace that consists of fibers that are woven tightly together to form a fabric. This will make it easy for your stylist to part the unit as you desire. Another benefit is that the welded lace is very durable. There are also French drawn units consisting of three layers of material, mostly two layers of glass-silk, and one layer of the swiss lace. Be careful with the lace front wigs, you don’t want to stretch the lace and it won’t go back to its original shape.
Types of knots in wigs
There are different types of knots in wig construction to keep in mind when choosing a wig. There is the single knot, which consists of a knot tied where the hairs fall back in a loop through the knot. There is also the single split knot, which includes a knot tied only once. Unlike a single knot, the single split knot has only one hair that loops through the knot. The double knot is entirely secure because the hairstylist ties it twice. There is the double split knot that looks like the single knot, but it is as strong as the double knot. Lastly, the V-loop knot is where the hairstylist sews the hair in a V or a U shape through the base material while ensuring extra security.
Types of hair
There is the human hair that looks and feels like natural hair. It also allows you to semi customize the wig to your preference. Human hair is durable, and with the right care, it can last up to one year or longer.
There is also synthetic hair, which often looks and feels like human hair. However, you cannot style it as you desire. The hair does not need any form of maintenance, and you can wear it immediately after purchase. Synthetic hair only lasts about four to six months with the right kind of care.
Lastly, there is the heat-friendly synthetic hair that you can style as you desire. It is less durable and only lasts two to three months, depending on the care. They are still perfecting this material.
You don’t have to do this alone, Strut Hair Solutions will Help you Choose the right wig for you.
If you are looking for a wig that will provide a natural look, browse the online catalog at Strut Hair Solutions. We provide different solutions depending on your needs. It’s time to exuberate confidence with your look, and this starts with your new hair! Strut with Us today.