Synthetic wigs are such a gem – they’re quick, cute, and affordable. It’s the perfect go-to when you want a certain style for a cute moment or you want to experiment before investing in a human hair wig (if you’d like a guide on these, let me know in the comments!)
A few of my favorite reasons for wearing wigs are:
- They’re a great protective style.
- I can switch up my hairstyle as much as I want without breaking the bank.
- It allows me to express myself creatively.
The Perfect Quick Style
There are so many styles that synthetic wigs come in. Literally, if you can imagine it, it’s probably already out there. Curly, straight, wavy, long, short … it’s all there! They even come in a range of beautiful colors and can look even more natural with a dark root color effect (like your hair when it grows out).
What’s also so cool about them are the parting options. You choose from a single part, multiple parts, a frontal, a u-part (you leave your hair out, like a sew in), or no part at all. These options vary from wig to wig, but can provide a ton of versatility.
Protecting Your Hair
Another reason why synthetic wigs are so great is because they allow for a reason to protect your hair. If you’re looking for a reason to let your hair flourish while you still look amazing, I recommend trying synthetic wigs.
The safest way (in my opinion) to protect your hair is to braid your hair up underneath the wig and keep it well oiled. Having your hair placed loosely under the wig gives the chance of snagging due to the possible combs/elastic bands in the cap. Which brings me to the different kinds of wig cap constructions!
Different Types of Cap Construction
In my experience as a wig lover, I have encountered two types of wig caps:
- The Standard Cap
- The Drawstring Cap
This standard cap includes two combs in the front to secure the wig down, a comb in the back, with adjustable elastic band straps to tighten the wig to your liking. The drawstring cap is simply that (just like drawstring ponytails), where it includes an adjustable band that encompasses the entire wig cap to adjust for a tighter fit – these caps usually do not have any combs in them.
My preferred cap is the standard cap, simply because it’s easier to find and more convenient for my head. It is also more secure than the drawstring cap, in my opinion. If you would like the security of the standard cap without the combs, you can simply just cut the combs *carefully* out of the cap.
Purchasing a Wig
There are so many places to purchase a synthetic wig. You can search through a ton of sites online, your hometown beauty supply stores, and even Amazon! (If you’d like to see a video on me testing the quality of wigs from Amazon, let me know in the comments).
My preferred places to purchase synthetic wigs include my favorite hometown beauty supply store, and SamsBeauty.com. SamsBeauty, (not sponsored, just a shameless plug) is an amazing, credible website that sells lace wigs, weaving hair, braiding hair, and so much more. I purchase from them a ton and their customer service is amazing.
To browse their selection, I have provided some links for you here*:
*Disclaimer – These are not affiliated links.
I hope that you guys found this simple synthetic wig guide helpful in some way. If you’d like a more in-depth video, please let me know in the comments! I’d love to create that for you. Until next time babes, stay amazing.