consider How to select your first wig

Posted 2 years ago in FASHION.

Below we have a detailed guideline on what to consider when buying your first wig

consider How to select your first wig

Buying a wig for the first time can be a daunting experience. There are a wide variety of different types of wigs being sold and it can be overwhelming figuring out what is the best wig for you. You should take wig selection seriously as it is possible to pick a wig that does not suit your style well. We want all women to be able to find and choose the perfect wig for them. No matter how expensive or high quality your wig is, it might look off if you do not take intentional steps in the selection process. Below we have a detailed guideline on what to consider when buying your first wig.

  1. SIZE

You never want to spend your hard-earned money on a wig that does not fit you well. Most wigs come in one size fits most but that is not always the case. It is always recommended to measure your head and know your wig capsize. A wig that is too small means it will be tight on you. This might make you uncomfortable. The tension from the tightness might cause headaches, irritate the scalp, and increase the likelihood of damage to the hairline. A wig size that is too large will make the wig appear unnatural on you. The benefit of finding your size is that you get to enjoy undetectable lace wig or glueless lace wigs that do not require any adhesive and will sit well on the head. There are 4 types of wig cap sizes to choose from ;

  • Ultra petite cap - it's the smallest and it fits a 19 to 20-inch circumference.
  • Petite cap - still small but fits 20 to the 21-inch circumference.
  • Average cap -this one is mostly available and fits most heads, size is 21 to the 22.5-inch circumference
  • Large-cap- is large and comes in 22.5 inches to 24 inches. A lot of wigs have adjustable straps at the back to allow you to properly adjust the wig to perfectly fit you.

How to measure your ideal size; take a tape measure and place it from one ear going over the top front to the other ear then take it around the nape of your neck.

  1. STYLE

One of the most important elements when selecting your wig. You want a wig that makes you look good,  feel good, and will boost your confidence. It is essential to find a wig that accentuates your facial features and will get you compliments. For style, you need to focus on length, texture, lace color, and density.

Hair texture- there are 3 main air textures; straight hair, wavy hair, and curly hair. They are all amazing textures.  It's all about finding what texture suits you best.

Length-  Lengths often come from 6 inches to 30 inches.

Color- You can go for a completely different color for your hair. Opt for colors that complement your skin.

Density- This is the thickness your wig should be.  It can be light, medium, or heavy density.


The material used to construct your wig is the most important element in determining the final look or how the wig will look on you. It plays a significant role as it shapes the outcome of the wig on you. The 2 most common base materials for women's wigs are monk and lace.

  • Mono base

Also known as monofilament. Is made from a fine-grade gauze material that is a blend of nylon and polyester. Monofilament is a very sturdy base and can take extremely heavy densities.

  • Lace material


Is the most popular and used base material for human hair wigs. It is loved mostly for its breathability factor, it is a very natural and seamless appearance. It is made from a finely knitted mesh that when placed on the scalp can blend flawlessly and somewhat disappear. This is lace for wigs as it gives the illusion that the wig hairs are growing out of your head. The lace material is soft, light, and can be worn comfortably for long periods. You will forget you have a wig on your head. The lace material gives your hairline a virtually undetectable look allowing you to easily wear glueless lace wigs. The lace material is the base material of choice if you want a seamless look to your hairstyle, hence, we recommend curly u part wig.




There are 2 types of hair strands used for your wigs.

  • Human hair wigs
  • Synthetic wigs


  • Human Hair

It is made from real human hair. Human hair wigs are always recommended as it is extremely high-quality hair that will provide a seamless natural appearance to your overall look. Human hair wigs are great as ;

  • You can style the human hair wigs as you would your hair.
  • It is extremely versatile as it can take the heat and be colored to your preference.
  • Human hair wigs can absorb and retain moisture very well. The ability to moisturize your human hair wig means it will remain soft, shiny, healthy, and luscious throughout its lifespan.

Human hair wigs are a must to own as they will transform your take on wigs due to how great they are in terms of styling and overall look.


  • Synthetic Hair


Synthetic hair is made from different synthetic blends of plastic that are created to mimic the look and feel of human hair. With technology today, synthetic wigs have come a long way in terms of quality, however, they can never match human hair wigs no matter what. Due to no hair cuticles, synthetic hair tends to be drier as they cannot absorb water and are more susceptible to matting and breakage.




A lot of wig vendors give the option of selling wigs in stock or custom wigs.


  • Stock- These are ready-made wigs that are constructed to fit most heads with a few adjustments. The stock pieces are crafted based on standard design for the wig size, texture, and lengths.


  • Custom - A lot of wig manufacturers who focus their specialty in wig making will have professionals, technicians to create wigs that are specifically tailored for an individual's specific heads. They might be pricier, but custom wigs are always the perfect fit.

We hope our guidelines have helped provide the necessary information that you need in figuring out how to pick out your first wg.