New To Wigs?
This information is especially for women who new to wigs. You may be considering a wig as a help to your beauty routine (no more bad hair days), you may be following the dictates of your faith, or you may have medical reasons. No matter what the motive, choosing a wig is a very personal decision. Whether you choose to go a wig shop, or order online, this page provides a single reference (with relevant ElegantWigs links) to help you learn what you need to know when buying a wig.
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One of the first questions that come to mind when the decision has been made that it is time to purchase a wig is, "Can people tell I am wearing a wig?". Regardless of what wig fiber you decide on, human hair or synthetic, today's state-of-the-art wig construction gives these wigs a realistic appearance. Wig cap constructions are made from a much thinner fiber than in the past, thus avoiding a bulky, "wiggy" look. If you choose to purchase a human hair wigs, be aware that it will require a professional trimming and styling once it arrives. Human hair wigs also require the same type of maintenance as would natural hair.
Our advice to persons who are buying a wig for the first time due to medical reasons - START EARLY!!!!!
The complexity and pressures of dealing with a medical problem and trying to continue looking like yourself, can be difficult. Wearing a wig is a new experience for you and buying something this personal takes some time.
We have simplified the wig selection process for you. Below is a step by step guide to help guide you through each decision that a first time buyer who is new to wigs must consider.
Step One - It is essential that you purchase a wig that fits your head. A proper fit prevents slippage. Click on the following link to help you through this process: Click here for: Get Size Right
Step Two - Knowing what the shape of your face is and what styles go best with that shape, will help you end up with a wig that is flattering to your personality and life style. If you do change your style, stick close to your own color. A sudden change in style and color might be too startling if done at the same time. Click on the following link to help you through this process: Click here for: Face Shapes & Best Wig Styles
Step Three - Choose a color that is as close as possible to your natural color. If hair loss is a possibility in the future, save a swatch of your own hair for a color match. We offer a color ring loaner program to make this cost effect for you. Click on the following link to help you through this process: Click here for: Get Color Right
Step Four - Choosing the right fiber for your wig determines the amount of maintenance required to keep you wig looking the best that it can be. Click on the following link to help you through this process: Click here for: Wig Fiber Options
Step Five - There are numerous different ways that the caps are constructed on today's wigs. The different caps affect the way the wig can be styled as well as its comfort . Please consider your personal needs. For instance, some people have very sensitive scalps. Certain wig cap constructions are better than others in such a scenario. Click on the following link to help you through this process: Click here for: Cap Construction
Step Six - Since this a new experience for you, learning the proper way to put your wig on is essential. Click on the following link to help you through this process: Click here for: Putting On Your Wig
Step Seven - Learning the proper way to wash and care for your wig, determines the life of your wig. With the proper care, your wig can look like shiny, healthy hair for a long time. Click on the following link to help you through this process: Click here for: Wig Care & Repair
Step Eight - Go Shopping! Pick out and order a wig, and we will make sure that you receive it quickly. We offer free shipping in the US. A stunning wig will help you feel and look fabulous!
Elegant Wigs is well known for its helpful customer service. Do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.
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