Your hair is your crowning glory: it is one of the first things that people will notice when they look at you. It doesn’t matter how much money you spend on the amazing dress and heels you plan to wear to those Christmas parties, if your hair doesn’t look great then you won’t feel great.
Unfortunately, no matter what the normal condition of your hair, the party season can leave it completely frazzled. Excessive heat treatment, back combing and teasing in and out of up dos can leave your hair limp and damaged. It can even cause it to thin further, which is a particular concern for women who find their hair naturally thins as they age. Luckily, there is a solution: Wigs have never been more popular, affordable, or realistic. Whether you opt for synthetic wigs or human hair wigs UK, it’s easier than you might think to find a wig perfectly designed to suit your face shape, skin tone and overall style.
New to the idea of wearing a wig? Here’s everything you need to know about choosing a wig and never having a bad hair day again:
A Huge Celebrity Following
Wigs are just as popular with celebs as they are with ordinary women. Social media queen Kim Kardashian and her equally famous sisters are incredibly vocal about their enthusiasm for wig-wearing, and regularly use them to switch up their style without damaging their hair. Closer to home, singer Adele and Mrs. Peter Crouch, Abbey Clancy also regularly sing the praises of wearing wigs to update their style. On the other side of the market, stars such as Joan Collins and Raquel Welch have their own wig lines, meaning that you can recreate their A-list styles with minimal effort.
Even if you have no interest in celebrity, the huge celebrity following and endorsement for wig wear has driven innovation and technology in the industry, ensuring that wigs are easier to wear and more realistic than ever. Forget all about the brittle and artificial-looking wigs you might remember from the past: modern wigs are so realistic-looking that no one would ever know you were wearing one if you didn’t choose to tell them.
Synthetic Wigs Versus Human Hair Wigs
There are two main type of wigs to choose from: modern synthetic wigs and human hair wigs. As with all decisions, there are pros and cons of both wig types. Human hair wigs look and behave almost identically to your own human hair: that means that you can heat style them, wear them up or down, and decide whether you want your hair to be straight or curly on any given day. Effectively, wearing a human hair wig is like opting for a fuller, glossier version of your own hair. However, the cons of this type of wig is that they do need more maintenance than synthetic wigs; you will need to style, wash and look after your wig in much the same way as you would with your own hair.
By contrast, a synthetic wig will be much more low maintenance than a human hair wig: you can simply put it on and leave the house without any real time or effort required. Modern synthetic wigs look just as realistic as human hair wigs but aren’t as versatile: they generally can’t be heat treated or restyled. The cut and shape you choose is the cut and shape you’ll wear until you decide to change your wig. However they need less work, require washing less regularly, and are generally a more low-key option.
Perfect for the Party Season
A wig is the perfect choice for the party season; even if you choose not to wear your wig all the time, you can use it when you need to give your natural hair a break from heat styling and the damage that so often occurs when it is being styled and re-styled regularly. The right wig will make your hair look fuller, healthier, and help to elevate your overall style. After all, there’s a reason why wigs are so popular with celebrities who have busy social schedules!
When you choose to invest in a wig that perfectly suits your face shape and your skin tone, you’ll never have to worry about having a bad hair day again!