Sticker shock—it’s a real thing, and a real problem to overcome for those looking at their first wigs. Due to the delicate situations that often prompt the purchase of a wig, we at Wig-A-Do never want our clients to feel desperation when looking for a great fit for both your style and your wallet. We can help you find a wig that works for you and give you tips on cost-saving options.
How to Reduce Costs
The material of a wig dictates the price point, so knowing what to expect when it comes to the cost of different types of wigs can help you make a better purchase decision.
Human hair wigs tend to have a longer lifespan—and a bigger price tag. Some hair used for human hair wigs is sold by the person who grew it out. This can up the price. Treating this hair for sanitation purposes is an extra step that synthetic wigs don’t require, also increasing the price. Making wigs out of real human hair is also an extended process.
Synthetic hair, on the other hand, can be turned into a wig immediately with only the costs of creating it. Though it may not last quite as long as human hair, the drastic decrease in price makes it an attractive option for those looking for budget-friendly wigs.
Choose a style that will work for multiple occasions. Wig wearing can become expensive if you feel you need to purchase several different styles to meet your needs for work, casual wear, and special occasions. If you choose a style that covers all of these then you’ll only need to pay for the cost of one wig.
Similarly, choose a style that needs little upkeep. While salon-styling is a great option, it can add up when you’re on a budget. Pick a wig you are confident styling yourself or wearing as is.
Increase the Lifespan of Your Wig
You can also reduce costs by increasing the lifespan of your wig. Giving your wig proper care will make it last longer.
Get the right tools for caring for your wig, like low-heating styling and wig-specific shampoos. The longer you can make the wig last, the longer it is before you have to re-purchase.
Less wear will also extend your wig’s life. If you don’t need to wear your wig every day, letting it have some rest on the wig stand can help it stick around longer.
As some wigs are considerably larger purchases, they may qualify for some financing options such as interest-free online credit or payment plans via your credit card. Don’t feel defeated by the upfront cost of a wig when you really need one. Instead, think about how much you can afford to spend per month and look for options that will help you break up these payments.
Wig Costs vs. Care for Natural hair
If you’re still working through the sticker shock of buying a wig, contextualize the cost. How much did you spend on your natural hair previously including cuts, colors, shampoo and conditioner, styling products, and hair tools? If you add it all up over the year, you may find you’ll actually save money by wearing a wig.
When you work with our experts at Wig-A-Do, we help you find a wig that looks great and is affordable for you. Stop by or call (856) 235-3534 today to make an appointment.