Some people are naturally blessed with long, thick hair that could be mistaken for Rapunzel’s golden locks by strangers in the street. Unfortunately, you may have to contend with thinning hair, genetic baldness, alopecia or other conditions that leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance – even if you usually look great and healthy otherwise. A braided wig can help restore your confidence and draw attention away from thinning areas of your scalp by creating the illusion of thicker hair and more volume overall.
Why it’s good to wear wigs
Unless you’re born with naturally lush locks, chances are you have to consider wearing a wig at some point in your life. Besides helping those undergoing chemotherapy retain their hair and/or boost their self-esteem, wigs can also be good for everyday fashion. Why? There are different styles of wigs that go with various hair types and facial shapes, while adding volume or length without sacrificing comfort (see below). So, whether you want to wear braids or just bring your look up an extra notch, these eight hairstyles should help. Once you get started on these gorgeous options, we bet it’ll make switching up your style easier than ever before!
Types of wigs and maintenance
Before you buy, it’s important to understand that there are different types of wigs. According to your preferences and requirements, you can choose synthetic fibers or human hair. Synthetic wigs tend to be more affordable than their natural counterpart and also require less maintenance (i.e., no daily washing and combing). Human hair wigs are more expensive and have higher-maintenance requirements due to their fragile nature; however, they tend to last longer than synthetic ones do. Most braided hairstyles—no matter if it’s with weaves or extensions—are best suited for people with straight hair because braids tend to be loose hairstyles that don’t use heat.
Putting on a braid wig
There are many different reasons why wearing a braided wigs is so popular, and each reason has its own set of benefits that someone may enjoy. Here are just some of them: • Many people choose to wear braids because they want to give their hair an extra day between washes, but don’t have time to do their hair in cornrows or two-strand twists. A braid wig works as well as cornrows (or better) if done correctly, and it lasts longer than other protective styles. • Because you’re actually buying manufactured braids that go on your head, you don’t have to spend hours sitting at home twisting your own strands.
Benefits of wearing wigs
Many people believe that wearing wigs is more damaging to natural hair, but nothing could be further from the truth. While having chemicals or excessive heat on your hair can damage it, wearing wigs doesn’t have to be damaging in any way. Many people have used wigs for many years without any problems and others only wear their wigs at special occasions like weddings or when their own hair is being treated. If you’re interested in looking for a wig for yourself, consider some of these great benefits
How long do you have to wait between washes?
For first-time wig wearers, it may be helpful to ask your stylist or friend what you should expect. In general, synthetic wigs are considered washable and should be cleaned every couple of weeks. On one hand, natural hair wigs require more care; however, on the other hand, they hold styles better and have fewer static problems. On average, you’ll need to wash natural hair around every three weeks. The best thing you can do is talk with a stylist who knows your needs and make sure that everyone has clear expectations from day one!