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Choosing the Perfect Wig: A Beginner's Guide

Welcome to Bombshell Wigs Galore, your one-stop-shop for all things wigs! Whether you're new to wigs or looking to expand your collection, finding the perfect wig can be overwhelming with so many options available. In this guide, we’ll break down the different types of wigs, who they are best for, and how to measure for the right fit. Let's dive in!


Types of Wigs


Synthetic Wigs

Overview: Synthetic wigs are made from man-made fibers designed to mimic natural hair. They come pre-styled and hold their shape even after washing.

Best For:

  • Beginners

  • Budget-conscious individuals

  • Those who want a low-maintenance option

Pros:

  • Affordable

  • Ready-to-wear styles

  • Low maintenance

Cons:

  • Less natural look and feel

  • Limited styling options (heat resistant fibers heat to 400degrees)

How to Measure: Measure the circumference of your head from the front hairline, behind the ear, to the nape of the neck, and back around to the front.


Human Hair Wigs


Overview: Human hair wigs are made from real hair, offering the most natural look and feel. They can be styled with heat tools just like your natural hair.

Best For:

  • Individuals seeking a natural look

  • Those willing to invest in high-quality wigs

  • People who want styling versatility

Pros:

  • Natural appearance

  • Can be styled with heat tools

  • Long-lasting with proper care

Cons:

  • Expensive

  • Requires more maintenance

How to Measure: Use the same method as for synthetic wigs, ensuring accuracy for a natural fit.


Lace Front Wigs


Overview: Lace front wigs have a lace panel at the front that creates a natural-looking hairline, giving the illusion that hair is growing from your scalp.

Best For:

  • Individuals looking for a realistic hairline

  • Those who wear their hair away from the face

Pros:

  • Natural hairline

  • Versatile styling options

Cons:

  • Can be more delicate

  • Requires careful application

How to Measure: Measure the circumference of your head, and also measure from your forehead to the nape of your neck for a precise fit.


U-Part Wigs


Overview: U-part wigs have a U-shaped opening at the top, allowing you to blend your natural hair with the wig for a more seamless look.

Best For:

  • Individuals who want to blend their natural hair

  • Those looking for a natural look with some leave-out

Pros:

  • Natural blend with own hair

  • Easy to install and remove

Cons:

  • Requires some natural hair to blend

  • Limited styling if not matched well

How to Measure: Measure the circumference of your head, and the width and length of the leave-out area.


Frontal Wigs


Overview: Frontal wigs have a lace front that runs from ear to ear, providing a natural hairline and the ability to part the hair anywhere in the front.

Best For:

  • Individuals seeking styling versatility

  • Those wanting a natural look

Pros:

  • Versatile parting options

  • Natural-looking hairline

Cons:

  • More delicate and requires maintenance

  • Can be more expensive

How to Measure: Measure the circumference of your head, and from ear to ear over the top of your head.


360 Frontal Wigs


Overview: 360 frontal wigs have a lace circle that goes all around the head, allowing for updos and high ponytails.

Best For:

  • Individuals who like to wear their hair up

  • Those looking for versatile styling

Pros:

  • Can style in any direction

  • Natural-looking hairline all around

Cons:

  • Requires more skill to install

  • Can be expensive

How to Measure: Measure the circumference of your head, and ensure the measurements include around the perimeter of your hairline.


Full Lace Wigs


Overview: Full lace wigs are made entirely of lace, providing the most natural look and the ability to part the hair anywhere on the scalp.

Best For:

  • Individuals seeking the most realistic appearance

  • Those wanting complete styling freedom

Pros:

  • Ultimate styling versatility

  • Natural look from any angle

Cons:

  • Expensive

  • Requires more maintenance and careful handling

How to Measure: Measure the circumference of your head and the front to the nape of your neck, as well as ear to ear over the top of your head.


Closure Wigs


Overview: Closure wigs have a small lace or silk piece at the crown, providing a natural part but less lace coverage than a frontal wig.

Best For:

  • Individuals who prefer a low-maintenance wig

  • Those seeking a natural part without the hassle of a full lace or frontal wig

Pros:

  • Easy to install and maintain

  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Limited parting space

  • Less natural than full lace or frontal wigs

How to Measure: Measure the circumference of your head and the specific area where the closure will sit.


Hair Toppers


Overview: Hair toppers are small hairpieces that clip onto the top of your head to add volume and coverage, particularly for thinning hair.

Best For:

  • Individuals with thinning hair or hair loss at the crown

  • Those looking for a boost in volume

Pros:

  • Adds volume and thickness

  • Lightweight and easy to attach

Cons:

  • Limited coverage

  • Must match natural hair color and texture closely

How to Measure: Measure the area of hair loss or thinning and the circumference of your head.



Who Are Wigs Best For?


  • Thinning Hair: Hair toppers, closure wigs, and lace front wigs are ideal as they provide natural coverage and can blend seamlessly with your natural hair.

  • Protective Styling: Full lace wigs, 360 frontal wigs, and U-part wigs are great for protective styling as they allow your natural hair to rest and grow underneath.


How to Measure for a Wig

Circumference: Measure around your head, starting at your front hairline, moving behind your ear, around the nape of your neck, and back to the front.


Front to Nape: Measure from your front hairline over the top of your head to the nape of your neck.


Ear to Ear: Measure from one ear over the top of your head to the other ear.

By taking these measurements accurately, you can ensure a snug and natural fit for your wig.


4.Temple to Temple: Measure from one temple, across the top of your head, to the other temple. This measurement helps ensure the wig's cap size fits comfortably from ear to ear.


5. Nape: Measure the width of the nape of your neck from one side to the other. This measurement ensures the wig's cap size fits snugly at the back of your head.




Conclusion

At Bombshell Wigs Galore, we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect wig that fits your lifestyle, budget, and personal style. Whether you're new to wigs or looking to expand your collection, our range of synthetic, human hair, lace front, U-part, frontal, 360 frontal, full lace, and closure wigs has something for everyone. Visit us at our salon in Midlothian, VA, and let our experts guide you to your perfect match. Feel free to contact us for a personalized consultation today!


For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit our website or call us at (804)605-2693. Transform your look with confidence at Bombshell Wigs Galore!

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