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First Time Wig Wearer

Tips to help guide you through the steps to take in choosing your new wig(s).

CHOOSING A STYLE: Your first step in choosing a wig is the style you want. Browse the various hair lengths, short, medium, long lengths, bobs, page styles, bangs, smooth sleek layered hair styles, etc.

CAP SIZE: Determine your head to determine your headsize by using a soft seamstress measuring tape to ensure proper attention to your correct size. NOTE: some wig manufacturer brand names vary slightly in wig cap perimeter head sizing.

Average: (21.5" - 22.5" Circumference), (13.5" Ear to Ear), (14.25" Front to Back)

Petite Average: (21" - 22" Circumference), (13.25" Ear to Ear), (13.75" Front to Back)

Average Large: (22.5" Circumference), (13.75" Ear to Ear ), (14 3/4" Front to Back)

Large: (22.5" - 23.5" Circumference), (14" Ear to Ear), (15.5" Front to Back)

Child: (18.5" - 19.5" Circumference), (12.5" Ear to Ear), (12" Front to Back)

CAP CONSTRUCTION: The inside of the wig cap is referred to as the wig cap construction.

1) Monofilament or Mono Top:  Offers a natural looking scalp, hair parting options and greater styling versatility. Preferred choice for those with partial or complete hair loss.

2) Lace Front:  Simulates the illusion of natural hair growth along the front hairline, and offers off the face styling for complete confidence. Note: many wig cap now are made with a combined lace front and monofilament top for ultimate realism.

3) Skin Top: Thin polyurethane or latex inserted at the top of the wig and the hair implanted into it, creating the appearance of hair growing directly out of the scalp. 

 Standard/Traditional Wig Cap:  The most common wig cap construction. The wig cap has closed lace layer at the crown with the hair machine sewn into the wig cap. The crown hair is usually lifted ensuring the cap is not visible. It allow for natural lift and volume at the crown.

5) Capless Wig Construction: Similar to a standard wig cap construction, but instead, a capless wig does not have a lace layer at the crown as a standard wig cap does. It has vertical lace strips with open spaces between the wefting, allow for maximum breath-ability and an overall lighter weight cap.

6) Open Cap: An open wefted wig cap means the side and back of the wig cap are constructed with wefts of hair with approximately 1/2" of space between each weft of hair. This allows for light-weight and breathable wear. 

7) Hand-Tied Wig Cap: The hair fiber is hand-tied into the wig cap, allowing the hair to move freely, just as your own for greater styling versatility.

CHOOSING A HAIR TYPE FIBER: Human hair, synthetic hair, heat-resistant synthetic hair fiber, there are choices. While each looks natural, determining which fiber you wish to choose is personal depending on your needs.

  • Human hair is said to be the most desirable. It is the most natural, or real hair you can buy. It provides endless styling options and can be professionally cut, colored, highlighted and permed just as you would do to your own hair.
  • Synthetic hair has made tremendous advances over the years. No longer cheap looking, unnatural, fake or "like a wig." Synthetic fiber requires little fussing to maintain, it comes ready-to-wear, the curl pattern retains it's shape and is the perfect shake and wear options for many. 
  • Heat-Defiant/Resistant Synthetic Hair offers the best of both worlds. Another remarkable advance in the hair industry, it allows the wearer cost effective natural looking hair that can be heat styled with conventional hair tools at recommended temperature settings.

CHOOSING A HAIR COLORThere are many colors to choose from for each wig or hairpieces. It can simply be the most confusing and frustrating part of the process, especially doing so by shopping online for wigs. Because computer monitors and mobile devices are set by you, the user, color swatches we provide online can make the color appear very different in person upon arrival of your purchase. We do note in our disclaimer when shopping with us, please purchase a color ring BEFORE you buy your wigs and hairpieces. We understand you many not want to invest in a color ring you will reference for only minutes, however, we do offer a discount on your purchase when you are ready to make your purchase as a way to re-coup some or most of your cost in purchasing a ring.

  • Tips for hair color selection: If new to wearing a wig, stay as close to your own natural hair color in the beginning. It allows you to make the transition easier when getting used to wearing a wig. If you are familiar with wearing wigs and pieces, step out and try something new. Highlights, rooted colors, tipped frosted and stunning Ombre colors are now available.