Wigs are worn for various reasons, from diseases like alopecia and cancer, to hereditary issues like thinning hair and hair loss. Whatever the reason, a wig should make you feel beautiful and confident again. If you are considering purchasing a wig, here's what you need to know.

What is a wig?

A wig is a head covering made from human hair or synthetic fibers. Wigs are worn for a variety of reasons, including to cover baldness, to enhance one's appearance, or for religious reasons.

What are the benefits of a wig?

There are many benefits for both men and women to wearing a wig, including:

  • Age. Wearing a wig can make you look younger, particularly if you are using a wig to cover bald or thinning hair.
  • New look. You can achieve a whole new look by simply changing out for a new wig.
  • Protection. Wigs can protect your scalp and hair from the sun, wind, and other elements.
  • Convenience. Wigs are easy to care for and require little time or effort to style.

Additionally, wigs give confidence.

How are wigs made?

Wigs are typically made from either human hair or synthetic fibers. To make a human hair wig, individual hairs are sewn onto a lace base. To make a synthetic wig, strands of synthetic fibers are glued or sewn onto the base.

What is the difference between human hair and synthetic wigs?

Human hair wigs are typically more expensive than synthetic wigs, but they can also be quite durable. They do require more care and maintenance than synthetic wigs, however.

Synthetic wigs, on the other hand, are usually less expensive and require less care than human hair wigs. Synthetic wigs such as Alexander couture wigs can be trimmed and styled to suit the wearer's features and to look as realistic as possible.

How should you care for a wig?

Wig care is will vary depending on whether you have a human hair wig or a synthetic wig. Wash your wig using a mild shampoo and conditioner designed for either human or synthetic hair. Use a wide-tooth comb to gently comb out any tangles. Let the wig air dry or use a low-heat setting on your hair dryer.

When not in use, store your wig on a wig stand or mannequin head. This will help to keep the wig's shape and prevent it from becoming tangled.

For more information on picking out the right wig, speak to a local wig retailer such as Ace Wigs.