Step one to finding the perfect wig is to start with style. Determine what texture, colour and length you want and consider sticking to a familiar style in the beginning, save drastic style changes for later once you feel more confident about wearing wigs. Experimenting with a variety of styles once you have built up your confidence can be a lot of fun and can give you access to a whole range of diverse looks.
After deciding the style you want to go for, ensure you choose the perfect capsize to give you a comfortable fit. You don’t want your wig to be too tight, which can cause headaches and discomfort, or too loose, which could make for an embarrassing moment!
Wigs can come with adjustable straps that can give you half an inch or so of adjustment to allow for a comfortable and secure fit. To figure out your ideal size, measure your head’s circumference from the front of your hairline to behind your ear, to the nape of your neck to your other ear, and then back to the front of your hairline again. Use this measurement to get the correct size to fit your head by asking a wig salesperson or checking the label on a new wig.
Finally, decide whether you would like a wig made of human hair, or synthetic hair. Both options offer different benefits. Human hair gives the wearer the most natural feel and look and allows for the most versatility in terms of styling. Synthetic hair comes with the benefit of requiring less maintenance than human hair and can usually be worn straight from its packaging without the styling that human hair wigs require.