When you set out to select your wig – whether it be your first one or your fifth – the wig material and construction are of utmost importance.
Wigs, toupees, extensions and hair accessories come in a variety of materials and styles, without even thinking about the colors, haircut or texture of the wig. Choosing wigs by material is an efficient way to select the wig that works for your lifestyle and your budget.
Human Hair or Synthetic Fibers?
Choosing between human hair wigs and synthetic wigs is one of the toughest decisions when selecting your wig. Each come with benefits and downfalls. Human hair wigs look and feel most natural and they tend to be more durable, and thus last longer, than synthetic wigs. You can style human hair wigs just like you style your own hair, using heat tools and hair dyes. But human hair wigs take a little more maintenance than synthetic wigs. Synthetic wigs are often referred to as shake and go, thanks to their ready to wear ease of maintenance. And synthetic wigs are more budget friendly.
Once you determine if you want human hair or synthetic, you’ll next need to think about cap construction. Wig caps can be made from a variety of materials, from cloth to lace. Monofilament wig caps are popular with people who have lost their hair due to medical treatments or who have sensitive scalps. The monofilament fabric is soft and breathable. It is also sheer, letting the scalp peek through for a more natural look. Wigs can also come with a lace front or all lace construction. A lace front wig allows you to easily pull your hair back since the lace provides a seamless hairline. But keep in mind, the more delicate the cap, like all lace, the less durable it can be.
You may have many questions when researching wig materials and which is right for you, your lifestyle and your wallet. Let the professional stylists at Wig-A-Do lend a hand choosing wigs by material. Come see us off of Route 38 and Larchmont Boulevard in Mt. Laurel, or call us today at (856) 235-3534 to schedule your private consultation.