What is a wig

wig is a head covering made from human hair, animal hair, or synthetic fiber that is worn for fashion or other reasons, including cultural tradition and religious observance. The word wig is short for periwig and first appeared in the English language around 1675


Why do people wear wigs

Some people wear wigs to disguise baldness and hairloss; a wig may be used as a less intrusive and less expensive alternative to medical therapies for restoring hair. Wigs may also be used as an article of apparel, or to fulfill a religious obligation. Actors often wear costume wigs in order to portray characters.


What are wigs made of

Wigs are made using real hair, which is hair from all different parts of the world.These are obviously the most expensive as well. The other type of wig you can buy is synthetic, which is a fiber. Nowadays, its almost impossible with the naked eye to decipher which is real hair, and which is acrylic because the technology is so fantastic.Nowadays, if you customize a wig for someone it's almost undetectable that it's not their hair. 

Where does the hair come from

Hair type is the distinguishing factor in human hair wigs. Four main types of hair are used in manufacturing : Chinese or "Malaysian", Indian, Indonesian or "Brazilian", and Caucasian or "European". The majority of human hair wigs are made from Chinese or Indian hair, while European hair is considered the most expensive and rare, as most donors are from Russia or Northern Europe, where there is a smaller portion of hair donors to the market.


Will the wig fall off my head?

There are various ways a wig can be secured onto the head. The most common is a tightening belt which is built into the wig. This can be easily tightened or loosened by you according to the size of your head, and holds the wig firmly in place.If your wig is covering hair then you may be advised to wear a wig cap which will cover your natural hair and allow a wig to be held in place without slipping. A wig cap may also add an extra element of comfort when wearing the wig.



What is the difference between a Human and Synthetic wig

A Synthetic wig is easy to maintain (wash and wear), less expensive than human hair, easy to style as it comes pre-styled and is often lighter that human hair.

A Human hair wig offers more versatility, longer durability and custom styling and coloring available, it does however require more styling and looking after than a synthetic wig. With the majority of or human hair wigs being hand tied they require a more delicate method of care.



Is Human hair better than synthetic.

The choice does depends on you and your needs. What you need to take in to account when choosing between a human hair wig and a synthetic wig is the look, price, and maintinance. For example, a person looking for a wig that is easy to maintain and less expensive would choose a synthetic wig... a person looking for a wig they plan on wearing everyday and that they can curl, blow-dry and straighten themselves would choose a human hair wig. 


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