By: Ralph Wigs
Whether you plan to wear your wig every day or just on special occasions, choosing a sheitel can be overwhelming. Not only is a wig a significant financial investment, but our hair plays a large role in how we see and feel about ourselves. Here are four tips that will help you know which questions to ask so that you can buy the sheitel that makes you feel beautiful.
Choosing a wig store or sheitel macher can be just as important as choosing the wig itself! If you have friends or relatives who wear wigs, ask for recommendations of people who are patient, experienced, and most importantly, not just pushing for a quick sale. However, at the end of the day, you must find someone you feel personally comfortable with that understands your style and needs.
Whether you will wear your wig on its own or with something on top, make sure you are aware of all the different types of sheitels on the market today, offering different looks and levels of coverage. There is a diverse range of full wigs, pony wigs, headband falls and hat falls for example. No matter how much of your hair you choose to cover, you will be able to find a style that looks beautiful and natural.
Do you want something very different from what you are used to, or a wig that resembles your natural hair as much as possible? Long or short? Bangs? Layers? Straight, wavy, or curly? Thick or thin? Try on as many pre-cut wigs as possible to see which style fits your face best, keeping in mind that the wig you choose will be customized to fit you perfectly. If you can’t find something you love in the store, look through magazines, browse the internet, and try on your friends’ and relatives’ wigs to get more ideas.
Most wigs are available in a wide range of colors, allowing you to find the shade that matches your natural hair best. However, if you have always dreamed of going blonde or getting some natural looking highlights, this is your chance! An experienced sheitel macher will help you find a color that looks natural, even if it isn’t. Just remember, you still want to look and feel like yourself.
Especially if you plan to wear your wig on a daily basis, it is essential to choose something that sits comfortably on your head and fits you right. While average cap sizes fit the vast majority of customers, many wigs come in multiple sizes or have adjustable straps or “stretch caps” for a more flexible fit. Never settle when it comes to comfort; if you have a non-standard shaped head, you can always custom order or alter a cap to fit you properly.
Just like getting a haircut, remember that it will take some time for you to feel totally comfortable with your new wig – both how it feels physically and how it looks. Play around with where the wig sits on your head and how to style it so that you feel like you. More than anything, you need to make sure your wig makes you feel beautiful. At the end of the day, it is your confidence that makes you shine – not your hair.