Buying Guide Tips
Using a hair replacement system
doesn’t mean that you have to compromise feeling confident that you’re looking your very best. Here are some tips to ensure that everyday is a “great hair day” for you;
1. Don’t settle for a cheap machine made wig
You may get discouraged to find that not all hair system establishments in your area will carry a large variety of hairpieces and wigs. Some may stock only what is available to them at the time and not take into account the wide variety of available choices. Other shops may overcharge, realizing that they are the only store in the area supplying hair systems. Your best best is to research online shops to save you time as well as money, as you’ll find your selection widen with a few clicks. Be sure to patronize online stores that provide guarantees on their product to make your shopping experience as stress-free as possible.
2. Don’t skimp
With hair replacement systems, the “you get what you pay for” saying usually will apply. When looking for a hairpiece, look for the best constructed piece with human hair. While it may cost a little more than a synthetic hairpiece, you will definitely notice the value of human hair. Paying a few hundred dollars may make one wince, but everyday confidence is priceless.
3. Keep it clean
Depending on whether you have a synthetic or human hair hairpiece as well as its texture, you should use the appropriate wig shampoo and conditioner for your hair every week or so; an argon oil based or sulfate-free product is most preferred. Be careful not to over condition your hair to avoid a dull and heavy look and definitely avoid hot blow dryers. Air drying your hairpiece on a wig stand to maintain its shape is ideal.
4. Hide the Hidden Tape
A major give-away that you are utilizing a hair replacement system (which is the exact opposite of the point of wearing one) is having any tape showing under your hair piece. Usually the culprit is near the sides or back where a wearer may not be able to catch it. Enlist the use of a hand mirror coupled with the mounted mirror to see all angles of your head. Good friends are also nice to have; let them know that in no way would you be embarrassed if they let you know if any wayward tape appeared while out.
5. Tuck your hairpiece in every night
Some hairpieces have fallen victim to being tossed on the dresser after a long night and have experienced shape loss. Try your best to protect your investment and look by placing your hairpiece on a wig stand every night.
6. Detangle as needed
Keep an eye on small curls on curlier textured wigs as they can soon multiply and end up becoming a tangled mess, causing a lot of work to detangle. It is inevitable for all hairpieces to experience some tangling, so when its time to detangle, use your fingers, providing natural oils the hair piece does not provide. In addition to detangler spray and a wig brush, you should be ready to face the world at your best in no time.
Follow these tips and your hair replacement will look as natural as your own hair!