Tips On Picking The Right Wigs for Black Women

October 26, 2018

Tips On Picking The Right Wigs for Black Women

Every woman has the right to look beautiful and fabulous, irrespective of the color of her skin, either she is black or white. Women owe it to themselves to look confident and glamorous with any beauty/fashion regimen they choose to use.

As a black woman, using wigs or artificial extensions is not a crime, neither is it a way of trying to keep up with the Joneses. It is a way of expressing yourself and making fashion statements like every other woman in the world.

It is common knowledge that the black woman's hair can be a tough nut to crack, as we go through a lot to keep our stubborn and feisty natural hairs in shape.

Wearing a wig or sewing in extensions does not mean,  that the black woman is not proud of her natural hair or of her origin, but it is an indication of how fashionable and versatile she is.

Wigs give the black woman an ample opportunity to experiment with different looks, at the same time making the best of her feminity. With wigs, the black woman does not have to spend forever with her natural hair,  all she needs to do is wash her natural hair often, braid it neatly and use her wigs when she needs to.

Having said that, what is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Making an incredible fashion statement with wigs requires for the black woman to make the right wig choices.

The following are ways to pick the right wigs that will help you look good and boost your confidence as a black woman.

1. Choosing the right style. You need to know the hairstyle that fits your face. It can either be fringe, bob,  razor cut, center or side parting.  Your choice of style doesn't solely depend on your sentiments but on the shape of your face.

This will take us to how to know the shape of your face.

a. Round Face: Projected jaw, rounded cheeks and the same length and breadth of the forehead and jawline.

b.  Oval Face: Narrow chin and wider forehead. You have a long face, a curved jawline slightly narrower than your forehead.

c.  Square Face: Square chin and forehead and projected jawline.

d.  Heart Face: Wide Cheekbones and forehead, narrow and pointed chin and jaw.

e.  Diamond Face: You have a pointed chin, narrow forehead and jawline and wide cheekbones.

Knowing this would help you in selecting the best wig for your face.

2. Choosing the right color, texture, and length of wigs. You have to pick a color that suits your skin type. 

Dark Skinned:  you'd do well with the following colors: Brown, Black, Dark red,  Auburn and heavy Blonde.

Medium Skinned: Brown, Golden Blonde,  Black, Copper, and Auburn.

Light Skinned: Black,  Warm Brown, Honey Blonde and Red.

For lengths, you have to go for what you're comfortable with.  You don't want to wear something that will discomfort you. So you can either go for short, medium (shoulder length) or long wigs.

Your wigs can also be either straight, wavy or curly.

3.  Choose your cap type and size. You need to know if you are going for the Monofilament, 100% hand sewn, 360 lace, front lace or full lace cap type.  The following are the various cap sizes you can choose from Very Petite (48.3 cm), Petite (53.3cm), Petite Average (54.6cm), Average (55.8cm) and Large (58.4cm). Knowing the size of your head can help you in picking your capsize from the above-listed sizes.

4. Choose the hair you want for your wig: You can either choose to get a wig made of Human hair or Synthetic fibre. Human hair wigs are made from original human hair gotten from either India, Malaysia or China. Human hair wigs are expensive and they last longer. They can be styled like your natural hair, and they need to be washed frequently.

Synthetic hair wigs are made from fibres. They are less durable and they need little maintenance.  They are not as expensive as human hair, and you can't style them anyhow you want.

Finally, decide if it's a wig you need to brush,  comb or just run your fingers through. Also, you need to inquire about the maintenance of the wig. Ask for the right care products for your wig.

There is absolutely no way you'd miss getting the perfect wig if you take advantage of these aforementioned tips.

Remember, it's not a crime to look amazing as a black woman. So get your freak on and slay unapologetically with your wigs.