We’re talking wigs today! Who doesn’t love them?
If you’re a first-timer just entering the world of wigs, you might be worried about how to buy a wig. We get it! The options are endless and it can get overwhelming.
But worry not; We are here to put your mind at ease!
With detailed information about how to buy a wig for the first time and step-by-step instructions on how to put on a wig, you’ll be a pro in no time!
What kind of wig looks the most natural?
Human hair wigs are the most natural-looking wigs. They offer luster, shine & flexibility in terms of styling. You can curl them, bleach them and style them as you like!
Although the option of synthetic wigs is easily available, go for those only if you are running tight on budget and want to experiment with a bold look with a crazy color for that one soiree party of the year that you want everyone to remember!
But, for a long-lasting everyday look that goes with your busy schedule at work/college, human hair wigs are what you should go for!
You can recreate easy-to-do hairstyles or brush them just like you’d do to your natural hair and get going with minimum effort and need for maintenance.
Human hair wigs flow and swing just like your natural hair. IHI’s hair is Remy - meaning all the cuticles are intact and flow in the same direction, single drawn with a natural taper at the end, and 100% virgin human hair - meaning it has never gone through any sort of chemical treatment.
Such untouched hair is unique and hard to find, which is why IHI’s products are so sought-after.
India Hair International offers wigs made of 100% real human hair which sets the brand apart from other hair care companies. Since it ethically sources Indian human hair from the temples of India where it is a sacred practice to sacrifice your hair, the quality is unmatched. Indian hair is soft, luscious, and durable.
You can cut, color, and style this hair just as you would your own hair and that’s why we prefer human hair wigs over synthetic hair wigs!
What kind of wig is best for beginners?
Lace front wigs made of human hair are the best when it comes to how to buy a wig for the first (or the hundredth!) time.
The benefits of lace front wigs are many, but drawing from our previous experience, they offer the most natural-looking styles.
Simply put, in lace front wigs individual hair strands are hand-knotted onto a thin piece of lace which is further attached to a sturdy machine weft base.
These wigs are easy to wear and can be secured with glue and adhesive or can come as glueless wigs.
Lace front wigs are suitable for wearers since they offer the ease of parting the hair whichever way you like.
Such wigs also appear to be more natural since the lace in front blends well with your hairline and makes it appear as if the hair is sprouting right from your scalp!
Further, IHI’s wigs come with baby hair at the front, making the appearance of the wig all the more natural.
The material is light, breathable, and versatile. It is the ideal wig to wear for long hours that offers the most comfort!
Whether you’re looking for a new color, length, texture, or style, we’ve got you covered!
IHI’s wigs can be styled any which way you want, with minimal limitations or restrictions.
What should I look for when buying a wig?
When buying a wig the first thing you need to be aware of is the wig cap size, wig length, texture, and style you want to purchase.
1: Wig Cap Size
Using a wig cap when wearing a wig facilitates the wig to sit neatly on your head, presenting the most natural-looking style change.
To that end, it is important for you to measure the circumference of your crown to buy an appropriately sized wig cap.
At IHI, the circumference of our wigs is typically 23.5 inches.
With these technicalities out of the way, you are free to decide upon what length, texture, and style you want!
2: Wig Length
Choosing an appropriate wig length for yourself might be challenging if you are new to the hair industry. Wig lengths vary from anywhere between 10 inches long to 26 inches or longer, and you can use a wig length chart to help you determine your ideal size.
3: Style Needs & Textures
A short bob, a cute pixie cut, stunning shoulder-length hair, or flowy hip-length hair - whatever your desire may be, human hair wigs are available to customize!
Long hairstyles are great for work events where you want to look unwittingly fierce, while short bobs are perfect for playful weekend getaways to the beach!
Our premium quality Virgin Indian Hair is paired with meticulous craftmanship and our love for all things trendy to create impeccable wigs that stand the test of time (and style!).
With ample lace at the front secured to a sturdy base, you are free to part and style your hair whichever way you like.
Since this hair is 100% human hair, you are free to heat style it per your preference, but we would recommend you use a heat protectant before you bring out your curling rod or straightener!
Once you’ve purchased your wig, it would be a good idea to take it to your stylist who can help you cut it to your desired shape and style to best compliment your face and personality.
What are the different textures of wigs?
The next most important question to ask yourself with regards to how to buy a wig is which hair texture to consider.
India Hair International is the leading hair vendor with endless premium quality options for hair available. Once you are ready to experiment with the different textures and styles, go through our vast inventory to pick your next favorite look!
It has already been established that Indian hair is the best in the market, so why not try Virgin Indian Curly Lace Front Wig?
You can easily rock this playful look any time of day or night with the dense and luscious curls of this hair.
IHI’s Virgin Brazilian hair is another great option when it comes to lace front wigs.
Available in two gorgeous lengths of 14” and 18”, Virgin Brazilian Body Wave Lace Front Wig is perfect for days you want to lounge on the beach and sip on your favorite drinks!
If you’re after hair that closely resembles your own natural hair, try Virgin Indian Yaki Straight Lace Front Wig. This hair type looks and feels exactly African-African hair that has been chemically relaxed.
Yaki hair is perfect for those looking for a more natural appearance and is much loved by all who wear it.
Although if you’re after the sleekest appearance, we would suggest you try our Virgin Indian Straight Lace Front Wig.
This hair is low maintenance and silky smooth. Put all your styling worries to rest with our vast collection of human hair wigs!
How do I put on a wig?
Now that you’ve learned everything there is to know on how to buy a wig, it’s time to put it on.
Learn how to put on a wig with this easy step-by-step guide:
Step 1: Prep your hair
The first step to wearing your wig is to cleanse your natural hair.
Cleansing your hair is important to avoid dirt and oil build-up. Dirty hair can cause unwanted odor, and dandruff and ultimately lead to hair loss.
Don’t forget to deep condition your tresses! Deep conditioning is vital to keeping your hair healthy, as it restores the moisture that was lost while shampooing.
After your hair has been adequately washed and conditioned, let all your hair air dry.
As a rule, never put on a wig when your hair isn’t 100% dry - otherwise, it is just a breeding ground for bacteria!
Lastly, comb out any knots and tangles in your hair, and now you’re ready for the next step.
Step 2: Braid your hair
This is perhaps the most important step when it comes to putting on a wig with naturally long hair.
It is necessary to conceal all our long hair underneath the wig to achieve the best natural look.
To do this, part your hair in two. Begin diving each section of the parted hair further into three and braid your hair into a classic plait.
Start the braids from the nape of your neck and make sure the braids are tight and secure.
Step 3: Wrap your braids
Now we are going to wrap your neat braid around the crown of your head.
Take the first braid and bring it under the second braid and up and around the front of your head, making a circle around your crown.
Repeat with the other braid.
Make sure that the braids aren’t sitting too close to your natural hairline, or they will peek out from under your wig.
Step 4: Put on your wig cap
Using a wig cap is optional, but we feel it helps better hold the wig in place.
Opt for a wig cap that closely resembles your skin tone to keep it looking natural.
A wig cap helps protect your natural hair and is useful in securing and concealing your hair.
Put the wig cap on starting from the base of your head and stretch it over to the front. Align the wig cap with your natural hairline.
A breathable cap is essential to ensure your head doesn’t overheat, causing headaches and other issues.
You can leave a few of your baby hair out to make the final result look more natural!
Step 5: Put on your wig
It’s finally time to put on your wig!
Simply turn the wig upside down and put it on your head, starting with your forehead.
Flip the wig hair back and stretch it over the base of your ponytail or braids.
Adjust the wig to match your hairline and secure it with the clips, straps, or tapes already provided in the wig.
In case it is a wig that requires adhesive, apply your wig glue on your forehead.
But don’t forget to trim the lace in front first!
You can apply some foundation on the lace to make it blend well with your skin.
Step 6: Style away!
Now that your wig is securely in place, it’s time to style away to your heart’s content.
With India Hair International’s natural 100% human hair, you can style your wigs as you like.
Grab your curler or straightener and get to work!
Although, keep the heat to a minimum to protect your wig and ensure it lasts long.
After reading this blog we’re sure you’re now an expert on how to buy a wig for the first time!
Why don’t you go ahead and try this out for yourselves? With the wig of your choice, any hairstyle is possible.
Check out our collection of Virgin Indian and Brazilian Human Hair Wigs available in textures ranging from kinky curly to yaki straight and flaunt a new style every day of the week!