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How can wigs improve one's life?
People use wigs for different reasons. It could be a hair-loss, bettering the appearance, wanting a specific look, or if one is a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy.
Taking care of hair and changing hairstyles can often be time consuming, most people prefer their natural hair over anything superficial. What they don’t realize is that wigs are not only the easy means to look different but also one that keeps your natural hair intact. You can make your hair appear fuller, denser give it more volume, make it appear straight, curly however you wish it to be. Perming, straightening, curling can cause damage but protective styling like using wigs is a safer means to maintain styles.
Celebrities around the world have highly popularized the use of great wigs. Most African American wigs are appreciated for the convenience they provide. Besides, wigs are wonderful time savers. So, for working moms, busy corporate lawyers, crazy scheduled doctors, wigs are a unique time saving way to look great.
What are the other reasons for wearing wigs, you might wonder?
You can change from short, long, wavy to curly and straight looks in days or weeks without any personal hair damage. Some styles require severe combing, heat and you have to ask yourself whether you want to put your precious hair through all of that. You can freely try different styles like soft and bouncy curls, perfect ringlets, and straight look without even using a blow dryer. What other reason would you need?
The current trend sees extensions becoming highly popular, so embracing the idea of a wig would really be setting the next trend in pace. Which brings us to our next question.
How to select a wig?
- Pick a colour that works well with your skin tone, a shade that compliments the shape of your face, the colour of your eyes and your overall personality. Your skin tone is the best guide while picking the colour of your wig.
- There are three kinds of skin tones: warm, cool and neutral; for warm skin tone chestnut browns usually go well, for cool – raven black is a blind pick.
- The best wigs usually are the ones that look like they could have been your natural hair.
- You will always find affordable wigs if you look well, but don’t always choose them for their cost, but their quality.
There are different kinds of hair wigs, lace fronts, full lace wigs, human hair wigs, synthetic wigs, full cap wigs among others.
For instance a lace front is made to resemble the natural hair line. It comes with a strip of lace that is used to fit your head shape and hairline. It gives you a more natural look and you could surprise those around you with different styles.
While the lace front wig gives the appearance of a natural hair line. The base of a lace front wig isn’t made of lace, but of a thicker material that is even more comfortable.
For a round face, short, spiky pixie wigs, with a length that touch the collarbone or the jawline suit well. For a heart shaped face, a short pixie wig that can be tousled should be thought of and for a square face, a wig that would soften the jawline should be considered.
Human hair wigs for instance are valued for their natural movement, you can use a synthetic blend wig along with the human hair wig. A blended wig heavier than a full synthetic, but significantly lighter than a full human hair wig! If you want a human hair look without the weight, blends are definitely what you should look at!
For African American women there are different styles that work wonders- curls, tresses are something of a safe go-to style. Other than these, bangs, lace fronts and human hair blends are quite the popular choice.
The Bob hair-style from the 20’s has been a classic and has never gone out of trend. Even today we have variants of this style. Shorter, longer, wavy, curly, choose the right bob wig that will enhance your face.
The chin length bob suits almost everyone, it is perfect for women with thin hair and gives a fuller volume to their head.
If you have stern features a shorter bob will work well, if you are not comfortable with a real short version a layered bob wig is something you can look at!
Before you choose your wig there are also a few things to keep in mind:
- If a wig is not attached properly it could come off, the ones that are glued have a higher possibility of coming off than the ones that were sewed.
- If it is summer time, a human hair wig could make you feel really hot.
- Wigs require maintenance, you need to ensure that the piece is in good shape by washing it with a quality shampoo, conditioner.
- Swimming while wearing a wig is forbidden
You can always choose your look, your hair and that too without a hassle. That is the freedom of wigs. But, make sure to understand everything about the wig before you put it on!
Bobbi Boss Human Hair Lace Front Wig - Ema Short (MHLF802)
Perfect for busy professionals, Bobbi Boss human hair lace front wig offers quick solution with amazing bob style. All you have to do is shake it and go. Let the hair breathe for a bit once taken out of the package. The parting is perfect on this piece and little bit of concealer or mineral powder will do. Long lasting durability thanks to 100% top quality human hair.
Upgrade your bob game with Bobbi Boss Mazie. She is a wavy bob wig with 5 inches of parting space. She is one of the latest lace front wig from Bobbi Boss. Mazie comes in 2 special dark roots colors like the one shown on video and reddish brown mix. This wig is big head friendly and heat safe up to 350 degrees.
Why do wigs have a lace front?
Lace front wigs have a small patch of lace attached to the hairline. Each individual hair strands are hand sewn into holes of the lace mimicking a natural scalp. The lace material stretches and covers your whole front hairline giving you the most natural scalp look.
Why are lace front wigs better than standard cap wigs?
The popularity of lace front wigs have exploded in recent years thanks to its invisible hairline, affordable cost, and easy of use. With a simple personal tweak, you can achive a truly undetactable & natural hairline.
How do lace front wigs stay on?
Lace front wigs come equipped with additional combs and adjustable straps to secure the wig. For additional security, lace front wig glue or got2b glue can be used to hold down the front lace.
How long do they last?
- Human hair: up to a year with good care.
- Synthetic hair: typically 2-3 months.
Some wigs have a larger lace patch area such as 4x4, 13x4, and full lace. Your style can be more versatile when you have a lot of lace to work with.
Great for protective style as long as you take care of your edges as using too much adhesive can damage your temples long term. Wig bands are recommended to save your edges.
Meet Allison, the newest member of the Bobbi Boss family. She is a middle part straight bob swiss lace front wig.
What's different? What makes this particular bob unit stand out is its highlighting effect. It only covers 3/4 giving you the popular dark roots. The highlights are subtle and not too loud which makes it appear more natural. (color: tp1b/30).
- Hand-made 5" Deep part.
- Swiss lace | Heat safe | Fits any occasion.
- Everyday approved style.
- Low maintenance, tangles, frizz.
The longevity of synthetic wigs can increase or decrease depending on the quality of care it receives from the user.
- Use dry shampoo to get rid of shine and revive the body.
- Gently detangle from ends working up to roots with a large paddle brush.
- Use Flexi-rods to hold curls in place and blow dry. Avoid using iron.
- Try not to sleep with the wig on. Storing wigs properly will improve its lifespan.
Watch Jessica Pettway as she explains her wig maintenance routine in detail.
Bobbi Boss Chyna Wig is a right side-part bob cut lace front wig with baby hairs.
It gives great fall vibe and you can tuck it behind your ears as shown in the video for sophisticated side bang look.
Density is medium to thick side with minimal hair tangling shedding.
Cap size: this unit is big head friendly. the cap material is stretchy and will adjust to any size without giving you headaches.
Features: Hand-Made 4" Deep Side Part | Premium Hi-Heat Fiber | Safe Heat Styling | Color Shown: TT4/CHOCO.