How To Choose And Buy A Wig

Posted: October 7, 2017 By:

Before you buy a wig, decide if you want a natural look or experiment with a new style. With a few adjustments can make your wig look as natural as possible. Send us your photo we can then give options of wigs that suit your look..

Choosing a Wig that Suits You

There are several options available: human hair or synthetic; short or long; custom- or machine-made; and a variety of prices (which can range from $40 to over $4,000 NZD). If you buy a wig buy the style you can afford and are most comfortable with.

Synthetic vs. Human Hair

Some women prefer wigs crafted from synthetic hair since it is easier to maintain and more affordable. In general, synthetic wigs have a style molded into them, but some can be reset into different styles. A wig that can be styled means you can change your look from time to time. On the down side you will have to restyle your hair each time you wash it. This type of wig also dries much faster than real hair, so it may be more convenient.

How real does it look? Synthetic wigs may look real (good quality ones often do), but they don’t really move or feel like the real thing. You also need to protect them from heat so you can’t use a curling iron or blow dryer (unless it is specially designed for hairpieces. Hot rollers may be used, but only at low settings. Never expose your synthetic hairpiece to the heat of an appliance like an oven as this will cause it to go frizzy.  unless stated HEAT RESISTANT SYNTHETIC FIBER.

Wigs made from human hair look and feel more like your own hair. Unfortunately wigs made of human hair are very expensive ( $300 – $1,000 NZD and up) and very time consuming. They may be styled with conventional aids but we suggest taking them to a professional for washing and styling.

Synthetic Wigs Maintaince

Synthetic wigs are very easy to care for, compared to human hair wigs. The most important thing is to use products that have been specially formulated for use on synthetic fiber wigs .It is also important to use combs and brushes that are designed for use on synthetic wigs, or if using a regular hairbrush or comb, be sure it has the rubber “tips” at the end of each brush bristle or tooth of the comb. This will prevent the fibers from splitting, and keep the wig from looking fuzzy and dull before its time. Yes, even wigs do get “split ends!”

Remember, each time the wig is washed, it shortens its lifespan, so the idea is to use as few styling products as possible so that it won’t need to be washed as often. Also, wearing a wig cap underneath your wig will help to absorb the scalp oils. All of her synthetic wigs are made with the her ultra-fine Vibralite Kanekalon Modacrylic fiber for realistic feel and texture

monofilament wigs

We recommend monofilament wigs to our customers who demand the ultimate in luxury and realism and also those seeking the best medical / cancer wigs due to a hair loss conditions. Monofilament top wigs have a special translucent material on top which shows your actual hair color along the roots of the hair. This special part of the cap creates the “illusion” of your skin at the roots of the hair along the front hairline or top.
Lace Wigs

Imagine never having a bad hair day again. With a lace wig, you can make this dream a reality! Lace wigs are known for their realism and versatility, and boast model and celebrity clients around the world. A lace wig can give you the hairstyle you’ve always dreamed of having.

Lace front wigs have long been popular among the likes of Janet Jackson, Tyra Banks and Beyonce and other celebrity. Lace front wigs are becoming increasingly popular for regular folks because they look natural and are very easy to wear

Wig Construction

This is probably the most important aspect to the way a wig looks. A good synthetic hairpiece is better than a badly made real one. Custom made, hand-made and machine-made wigs are available.

Machine-made hairpieces are the least expensive and most common kind, most people have seen this type of wig or wig. They can look quite real until they are pulled back or parted in the wrong place.

If you buy a wig and money is not an issue consider a hand-made one. These are very natural in appearance since individual strands are knotted on to a skullcap rather than wefts of hair being sewn together. You can part these wigs and style them with accessories since the vents can’t be revealed. Hair also falls and moves in a natural way.


Before you buy a wig, decide if you want a natural look or experiment with a new style. With a few adjustments can make your wig look as natural as possible.


Match your own hair color or try a new tint and color. Think about going a shade lighter if you are having treatments since it will offset any skin tone changes that result from chemotherapy. However, do try to stay within range of your natural shade or lighter. Examine the wig outside in natural light. Study the color as well as the depth and tones for example high and low lights before you buy a wig.

Supplies You Might Need

You will need a form to store the wig on when you aren’t wearing it, wig stand, a wire wig brush, wig cap, pins to hold the wig in place while brushing, wig hair spray, and special shampoo and conditioner.

Buy a wig that looks as natural as possible even if it costs a bit more. Whether your hair loss is permanent or temporary, have some fun with your wig tooChange your style or color and create a new you!



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