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Shopping for wigs is easier than you think!

Shopping for wigs is easier than you think!

No need to hide. Shoping for wigs is fun and easier than you think!

Take a deep breath. This process can be fun, but you have get through newbie wig wearer growing pains before you can see it. This article will help give you the roadmap to jump start that process. 

1. Start by deciding on the right style for your face shape. There are many different styles of wigs out there, so it's important to choose one that will complement and enhance your facial features. For example:

  • Heart-shaped faces look best with longer, layered styles that add volume on top to even out the widest part of your face. Try wig styles like long side bangs or gently angled layers framing your face.
  • Oval faces work well with all kinds of styles, particularly shorter bobs with lots of layers for extra volume and movement, as well as blunt edges that frame and define the face.
  • Round faces can usefully be elongated with wigs featuring short tousled layers that add height to the top of your head and make your face appear longer.
  • Square faces can be softened with wavy, curly styles or asymmetrical cuts that draw attention away from angular features.

2. Once you've decided on the right style for your face shape, it's time to choose a color. It's important to pick one that complements your skin complexion.

  • If you have pale skin and dark hair, try something a little darker than your natural shade.
  • If you have brown eyes and tanned skin, stick with warm tones like chestnut browns or honey blonde; etc.
  • When in doubt, go with a wig color that is just a little bit lighter or darker than your own hair.
  • Remember that cool colors are not a forever-trend and can sometimes be aging on all but the palest of skin tones.
  • If you are over the age of 45, try colors that are slightly warmer than your natural color. This can warm up your complexion for a more youthful work.

3. Now that you've picked a style and color, it's time to actually style your wig! This is where things start to get fun - all you need are a few simple styling tools, along with some good hair products to keep your wig looking fresh and shiny, day after day. Here's what you'll need:

  • A wig brush or wide-toothed comb to help detangle any snags in the fibers
  • Hair clips or pins for keeping your hair out of your face while you work on it (and for holding up half-up styles)
  • Synthetic-safe hairspray, gel, or other setting spray for hold and shine

Don't worry if things start to feel a bit stiff - once the hairspray has dried completely, they will regain their usual softness and flexibility while still holding everything in place. You may want to try pinning or holding styled areas in place until styling products have set and hair is no longer wet to the touch. This will enhance the hold of the style.

Try using your fingers or a wide-toothed comb to shape the front and sides of your wig, pulling them forward and smoothing down any straggly bits. Add in extra volume with some hair clips or pins (partially hidden under layers of loose hair) if needed.

Overall, styling a synthetic wig is a quick and easy process that can transform your look and help you feel confident and beautiful. It typically takes me about a half-hour or so to style my wigs, depending on the style I'm going for, but the style can stay for days. 

Wigs are a great option for busy gals who want a little extra flair in their daily lives! So if you're looking for a fun new way to change up your look, why not give a synthetic wig a try? 

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