best wigs for beginners
Best wigs for beginners
We all have to start somewhere when it comes to anything new, so I am here to remind you that you’re not alone when it comes to choosing the ideal beginner wig! There are many concerns beginners have when choosing their first wig. Some of your concerns may be:
Should I go for a closure or frontal wig for my first wig?
What wig is best for applying and removing each day?
What wig requires the least amount of maintenance?
Below I will cover these concerns and go through the basics on what you need to know before purchasing your first wig.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT WIG TYPES?:
First it is important to know what makes up a wig and what are the different types of wig structures.
The most basic wig type is a closure wig. This wig is made with a lace closure and wefted hair. Lace closures can come in sizes, 2×2, 4×4, 5×5, 6×6, 7×7 or even 8×8! (This measurement is in inches, i.e. a 4×4 closure is 4 inches in height and 4 inches in width). Closure wigs are best for beginners. The most popular closure type regularly offered is the 4×4 size.
The next type of wig type is a frontal wig. This wig is made with a lace frontal and wefted hair. Lace Frontals come in sizes 13×2, 13×4, 13×5 and 13×6. Frontal wigs are best for wig wearers that have some experience of wearing wigs. The most popular frontal types are 13×4 and 13×6 wigs.
Another well-known wig type is a full lace wig.This wig is made mostly with lace on the outer perimeters and has a matching net area in the middle. (Most people don’t know this but the breathable net in the middle is for structure!). Full lace wigs are best for wig wearers that have some experience of wearing wigs.
This lace area on the wig is where the majority of styling comes in to make your wig look like a ‘scalp’. Choosing the correct lace size is all dependent on your preference but the pros of choosing a wig with a bigger lace area is so that you can carry out more styles on it. For instance, with a full lace wig you can part it anywhere and do a lot of styles because it is mostly lace but with a 4×4 closure wig you can only style it within the 4×4 inches of lace that is provided, so styles may be limited. However, the more creative you are with your wigs, the more styles you can pull off with any wig!
But with that being said, as a beginner it is ideal to start with a wig that has a small closure size which is enough for you to create styles that you are confident with. With a 4×4 closure wig you can easily style it in a middle or side part.