Jan 12 2019 0 Comments
When looking for a wig, the main questions you should consider is ‘what type of wig do I want?’ and ‘what’s going to work for me and the look I’m trying to achieve?’
There are 6 main type of wigs (there may be more out there but these are the most popular).
- Half head wig or the ‘instant weave’ as it’s also known are made to be worn behind your hairline to add length and fullness. There’s usually a large comb at the very top on the inside for extra grip and rest of the unit is wefted.
- U-Part Wigs are usually wefted throughout minus an area at the top of the wig which is usually cut out to allow for your own hair to blend over the sewn wefts of the wig. It’s great for wig beginners who aren’t ready to cover all their hair yet and would still like to have some of their own hair out.
- Lace Closure wigs are made to cover and protect all your hair. They are usually wefted apart from a 4x4”/5x5”/6x6” lace area at the top. The lace adds versatility when it comes to parting.
- Lace front wigs are usually wefted at the back and have a lace front from ear to ear. They’re currently really popular as they offer a large amount of versatility when it comes to parting and style. If you prefer low maintenance hairstyles then this might not be for you as you have to be prepared to put in the work to achieve a natural look.
- 360 Lace wigs are wefted in the middle and have lace all the way around. This allows you to put all your hair up whilst having a natural hairline (if done properly) at the front AND back.
- Full lace wig contain no wefts, the hair is individually knotted on a full lace cap. It’s the most versitile unit you can get when it comes to parting and style.