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Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Human Hair Wig

November 7th, 2023 | 10 min. read

Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Human Hair Wig

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Are you facing the daunting reality of hair loss? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the array of options when considering a human hair wig? If so, you’re in the right place.


In the next few minutes, you’ll discover the essential questions to ask yourself before purchasing a human hair wig. We promise to equip you with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision and to ease the confusion that often comes with picking out the right piece. Together, we’ll explore comfort and how to achieve the most natural look. 



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Understanding human hair wigs


When it comes to addressing hair loss, high-quality human hair wigs are a natural-looking solution that stand out in stark contrast to lower-quality or synthetic alternatives


Human hair wigs, as the name suggests, are crafted from real human hair and can offer a level of unparalleled realism and authenticity. These wigs are meticulously designed to mimic the appearance and texture or natural human hair.


Another feature of human hair wigs is their versatility. These wigs can be styled, cut, and colored to suit your preferences, just like your bio hair. Whether you prefer straight, curly, or wavy locks, human hair wigs can be customized to achieve the look you desire.




Finding the right human hair wig will give you complete authenticity, and durability and will give you the hair of your dreams, and a boost to your self-confidence.


It’s important to note, however, that not all human hair wigs will automatically achieve the desired natural look, versatility, or durability. Finding the right piece for you is very important, and we encourage you to ask yourself some important questions when selecting a piece that aligns with your needs and preferences.



Identifying your needs from a wig


Understanding your specific needs and preferences is an important step in the process of selecting the perfect human hair wig. Consider your budget, type of hair loss, your lifestyle, and any important medical considerations.



How to ensure your wig is comfortable


We’ll admit it, wearing a wig can sometimes be an uncomfortable experience. From the fit to the materials used, comfort is a top concern for wig wearers. Fortunately there’s a lot you can do to ensure you’re able to comfortably wear your piece day in and day out.




When it comes to fit, we recommend working with a professional to help you take accurate measurements and advise you on your correct cap size. A poorly fitting wig may cause tension headaches at the temples if it’s too small, or have excess bulk at the crown and around the ears if it’s too big. Avoid purchasing a wig online without trying it on beforehand - many companies have a limited size range or a one-size-fits-all mentality that doesn’t guarantee you’ll end up with the most comfortable fit. 




Work with a brand like Daniel Alain who offers an extensive variety of cap sizes ranging from XXXS to XL as you’re more likely to find a wig that fits well and is secure no matter what you’re doing.


While we can all conjure up images of a scratchy, itchy wig that irritates a sensitive scalp and leaves you wanting to rip your wig off the moment you arrive home from work, making sure your wig is made using high-quality materials that are kind to sensitive skin. Less expensive wigs may have an appealing price point, but the cheaper materials they use can cause irritation and discomfort.




Before committing to purchasing a human hair wig, you should ask yourself:

Has the wig been properly fitted?

Seek the expertise of a professional wig specialist or stylist to ensure the wig is fitted and styled correctly for maximum comfort.

Is the wig cap comfortable?

Assess the wig cap’s construction and material. Ensure it feels comfortable against your scalp and does not cause irritation. Work with a brand that offers trial periods that allows you to try a piece for an extended period, or free returns/exchanges if the piece isn’t right for you.

Does the wig allow for adequate airflow?

Consider the breathability of the wig. Proper airflow can prevent heat buildup and discomfort, especially during warm weather.

Is the wig lightweight?

Check the weight of the wig. Lightweight wigs are often more comfortable for extended wear.

Does the wig have adjustable straps?

Determine if the wig has adjustable straps or clips for a secure fit. These features can enhance comfort and security.

Does the wig feel itchy or irritating?

Pay attention to any itching or irritation during a trial fitting. Itchy or scratchy wigs can be very uncomfortable, especially for daily wear.



How to ensure your wig looks natural


Many wig wearers fear their wig being noticed by the people around them and wanting the most natural look is usually a top priority. Unfortunately human hair wigs come with different quality hair, cap materials, and construction methods. Before purchasing your human hair wig, we recommend you ask yourself some important questions.

Does the scalp look realistic?

Examine the part and scalp area of the wig. A natural-looking wig should have a scalp that closely resembles the texture and color of real skin.



Is the hairline natural?

Check the wig’s hairline, particularly near the forehead. A convincing wig should have a gradual and irregular hairline, mimicking the way hair grows naturally.



How does the hair texture feel?

Run your fingers through the wig’s hair. Human hair wigs should feel soft and smooth like natural hair. If you can, ask to feel a wig after it has been washed. Many companies coat their hair in silicone which makes the hair feel deceptively smoother before washing.

Is the hair movement realistic?

Gently shake or move the wig to see how the hair responds. Natural hair has subtle movement and bounce, so the wig should behave similarly.

Does the wig have shine?

Examine whether the wig has an unnatural shine. Human hair wigs typically have a more matte finish compared to less expensive wigs, which can sometimes appear overly shiny. Take the piece outside if you can, and examine it in sunlight.

Does the wig tangle or frizz easily?

Run your fingers through the wig and gently comb it. High quality human hair will experience minimal tangling or frizz, while cheaper alternatives can be prone to matting and knots. See what real people are saying about a brand's wigs by reading reviews, or checking out social media posts.



Is a Follea wig by Daniel Alain right for me?


The confusion, frustration, and longing for a solution to your hair loss can be very real. By having a deep understanding of what makes a human hair wig look natural and feel comfortable for everyday wear, empowers you to make a choice that suits your unique needs.


As you move forward in your journey, we invite you to reach out to one of our specialists who can provide guidance and recommendations tailored to your situation. Your journey toward regaining your confidence begins today!


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