Advances in headband wigs technology
Ready to wear headband wigs are mostly supplied in acrylic fibre. The very thought of ‘acrylic’ conjures up unnatural looking and artificial feeling material. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Acrylic wigs is now produced in such a way that it is super-fine, soft, silky and can retain its vibrant colors for a longer period of time (unlike real hair which tends to fade over the long term). There are also very advanced wigs available which have been scientifically tested to withstand extreme weather conditions. This type of wigs reacts to moisture just like natural hair – which means that you can go swimming in your wig or blow dry it as often as you like.
Variety of base materials on offer:
A common complaint about wigs in the past was that they tended to feel heavy or itchy. This is because of the weight of the base material, most likely made from strong nylon. Nowadays however, base materials can be manufactured so that they are thin, comfortable, non-irritable to the scalp and literally fit like a glove. Bases of ladies wigs can also be combined with other materials. For instance, a ‘monofilament top’ wig has a different, ultra-fine gauze top material which looks like the scalp. Lace front wigs are also very popular as these provide a virtually invisible hairline.
Adjustable caps and added security:
One of women’s biggest fears when it comes to wearing a wig is “will it accidentally fall off?” The short answer is: if you have purchased your best human hair wigs from a reputable brand/supplier then no. A good quality ladies wig will feature either adjustable straps, concealed clips or even silicone strips for extra staying power. Of course, you can opt for a custom-made wig – taken from a cast of your own head which is the best fit you can possibly hope for!
In order to give hair a certain sheen and help it look more natural, many reputable manufacturers now coat the hair in a light dusting or ‘frosting’ to help reflect light and emulate natural hair. This also helps prolong the life of hair.
Rooted colors and highlights:
It is a common misconception that natural hair is all one color. Usually, it is a combination of hues. That’s why the best wigs available offer colors that, on closer inspection, are made up of several different-hued strands. Rooted wigs – where the roots are colored darker – are very popular as the overall appearance is very realistic i.e. highlighted hair with a touch of natural root regrowth.
How much are you willing to spend?
If you are a penny-pincher, then, synthetic wigs are made for you. They are not just more affordable but they also come in great quality and look very natural. If you do not mind digging deeper into your pocket, you can choose a human hair wig. Wigs are available in different ranges. It start from $100- thousands. You can choose according to how much you want to spend.