Afraid to Try Wigs?
Wig Shown Above: Muse by Raquel Welch
There are many women still on the fence, I’d bet. There are those who have been trying to get by using various methods to make their hair loss as undetectable as possible. There are those who have been wearing toppers and now find they are not working for them anymore. There are several things to worry about. Which wig is best for me? What about the style, the color, the cap size…and the cap itself? Must I get heat friendly for it to look realistic? Can I deal with a wig with no mono top or mono part? Do I need a lace front? And what about permatese? Can I cut bangs in the wig? How do I wash it, dry it, thin it out, store it, and keep it looking good? You see what I mean when I say endless.
The good news is that there are people who have gone down this path before you and have left you a wealth of knowledge to save you some worry. If you have gotten this far, to be reading this, you are likely familiar with the great customer service at WigStudio1. There isn’t much they don’t know about wigs and wig care. Between their amazing customer service and the fabulous wig reviewers they work with, you are in good hands.
Among the many things to consider, you need to think about your skin tone (and under tone), and face shape. The idea is to make the most of your personal attributes by picking hair colors and styles that flatter your face shape, and their skin tone.
A sad fact is that our biological hair thins, fades, and gets more brittle as we age. But we have wigs to help. Our skin color and tone also fade, and we can’t stay stuck with the same hair color, hair styles and makeup colors at 50, 60, and beyond that we had at 20 or even 30. Though styles and cuts will come and go in and out of fashion, what is always in fashion is a good style for YOU, and the right color for YOU.
As always, there is the long hair issue. Yes, of course, you can still wear long hair after 40, 50, if it is the right style/cut for you and your face shape. The best thing to remember is that long, straight hair can drag the face down, especially in older women. If you have a long neck too, it’s even more of a challenge. The experts tell us that adding some waves or curls around your face and lightening up the hair around your face can make a big difference.
If you were blonde for years and now you think “too blonde” is not for you or that the color looks unrealistic or harsh for your age, go with a wig that has highlights around the face instead of an all over blonde. As for bangs, the experts say that side-swept or wispy are usually the best for older women.
Layers are little miracles, I hear. Not only do they give the hair/wig more body and life, but they also give you more styling options. Don’t rule out the classic bob or pixie cut. If you have the face shape for it, go for it. They don’t drag the face down, they look youthful, and are easy to work with and style.
In the end, it all goes back to one thing: wear what makes you happy. And if you learn what works best for you, and you like the way you look, you will be happier. Can the right wig style and color make you look ten years younger? I can’t guarantee that, but I’d almost bet on five at least. That’s what I was told when I shortened my styles and lightened my colors. I’ll take it.
Don’t be afraid to take the plunge. There are so many beautiful wigs just waiting for you. And there is so much help at Wig Studio1 to help guide you through the process so that you can make the best decision for your particular needs. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of their expertise.
Also, tune in to all the many helpful videos that are made just for you. You can pick up tricks and tips, learn about everything from how to measure your head to the difference is wig caps, and everything in between. Also, you get to see how to put on and take off wigs, and what many of the wigs look like on a real person rather than on a model on the website.
Until Next Week, Vickie Lynn (in my favorite grab and go wig, Muse by Raquel Welch in Shaded Cappuccino.)