#1: What does wearing a wig feel like?
Wearing a wig feels like you're wearing a hat. The hair of the wig, which can be natural human hair or synthetic fiber is attached to a cap. This is why it is important that the construction be comfortable.
#2. What type of wig constructions are there?
There are many types of wig cap constructions...full lace wigs, front lace wigs, glueless full lace wigs, lace wigs with monofilament or silktops. The combinations are endless and each style caters to individual preferences.
#3: What kind of wig looks most natural?
Full lace wigs and glueless full lace wigs combined with monofilament or silktop look the most natural. The lace allows you to part the hair in almost any direction and the silktop or monofilament gives the illusion of scalp. Because each hair is ventilated or placed into the lace cap individually, this type of wig has the most natural appearance and flexibility.
#4: Do you have to wear a cap to put on a wig?
It is advisable to wear a cap under a wig since it can help hold the wig in place by providing friction. Depending on the type of wig you have, there are different types of caps for it. The netted wig caps are better for non-lace wigs while a smoother, thin flesh like cap is suggested or lace wigs. It is also advisable to wear a wig grip in addition to the cap for extra security if you are wearing a non-lace wig.
#5: How long can a wig last?
Generally synthetic wigs can last from a few months to a year with proper care and maintenance. Human hair wigs can last longer...from 1 to 2 years depending on the frequency of wear and care.
#6: Can you sleep in a wig?
You can sleep in your wig but it is not advisable. If you wear the type that can be taken off daily, then definitely remove it. However, some people wear lace wigs that are attached with tape or glue adhesive which makes it inconvenient to remove daily. In this case, wear a satin cap to keep all the hair in place while you take your beauty sleep!
#7: Do I wash the wig before I wear it?
It is recommended to wash your wig every 1 o 2 weeks to remove residue and buildup. However, be super gentle and keep in mind that the more frequent washing, the faster the wig will deteriorate. Be sure to also use proper products to ensure optimal maintenance.
#8: Do you go swimming with a wig?
While some people certainly do go swimming with their wigs, it is not advised. The chlorine in the pool or salt in the ocean will dry out and damage the wig.
#9: Are wigs uncomfortable to wear?
No. When wigs are a proper fit, they are fun and comfortable to wear. They can make you feel extra confident and that will certainly shine through.
#10: Do wearing a wig prevent hair growth?
No. Wearing a wig will not stop or slow your hair from growing. As long as your cells are functioning properly under your skin, everything should be fine.