Wearing a wig can be uncomfortable not only because it is unnatural but also because some people have sensitive scalps and feel the heat when using one. The thought of having the wig flying off from strong winds or accidentally slipping is another cause which prevents one from wearing wigs comfortably. That being said, choosing the right wig construction type will not only eliminate these feelings or fears but also help develop one’s self-confidence.
Wig Construction Type
In purchasing your wig, it is necessary to consider the construction of the wig that you would be wearing. Some people have sensitive scalps and as such wearing the ones that are made of synthetic fibers might cause a reaction. People who are more sensitive to the heat than an average person might also find it discomfiting to wear a tight wig.
Wigs are made primarily using three different methods – stock, semi-customized and custom-made. Stocked wigs are those that are usually displayed on stores worn by mannequins. The strands are usually made of synthetic fibers that are then machine sewn on the weft/cap of the wig. They tend to be heavier and might result to one feeling uncomfortable if worn a long time. Although not quite popular, these types are less expensive and ideal for special events or one-time occasions.
Semi-customized wigs however, are more expensive than stocked wigs. However, these are cheaper than customized ones. These wigs make use of fine laces or monofilament for caps and are intrinsically lightweight. The material used can either be synthetic fiber or human hair depending on the client’s needs.
Customized wigs are expensive and usually available from specialty stores or online. These types of wigs are designed based on the client’s measurement. Fine mesh nets may be used for utmost comfort and human or synthetic hair type maybe used in the construction the hairpiece.
Choosing your Wigs
In choosing the wig type, it is necessary to measure one’s scalp correctly. Wigs come in different sizes– from petite to extra-large. Have someone to measure your head’s circumference and try out several wigs to determine the perfect fit. Remember that if the wig fits snugly or is too small, it will cause you to feel uncomfortable. If the wig is too loose, it might be displaced or even fly off in the eventuality of a strong wind. The size of the wigs differs only a few inches and as such, it is necessary for you to try out several different pieces. This would help you not only feel confident but also have the peace of mind knowing that your wig piece will not desert you.