Wigs have been a staple in the industry ever since hair could be stitched and sewn. From the powder white colonial wigs (or perukes, as they were called) of former presidents, to the tall beehives of 1960’s crooners - each decade represented a transition in not just style but utility. Nowadays, both your favorite female rapper and trailblazing CEO could be rocking the lace front wig of your dreams.
Wigs. Are. The. Truth. They're versatile, they help protect your hair, and they're a fun way to change your look without the commitment. Almost everyone rocks them nowadays, and they're becoming more and more natural looking by the day. Thinking about joining the wig party? Here's 5 reasons why you should consider trying a wig!
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Give Your Natural Hair A Break
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If you're looking to give your hair a break from the heat of blow dryers and straighteners without transitioning to natural styles, a wig is the perfect answer. Not only does it keep the need for hair maintenance to a minimum, but it also promotes growth while you let your hair rest underneath. When your hair is safely tucked underneath a wig, you're minimizing heat against your edges and protecting your locks from any harsh weather. In other words, your hair will flourish!
They Are The Ultimate In Versatility
Along similar lines, if you want to embrace each and every mood you're feeling throughout each week or month, wigs provide that versatility. I am definitely one to do a quick change up on my hair whether it's a blunt cut lob or braids. My hair has become my creative weapon and I love experimenting, especially with wigs. If you’re looking to switch it up without the permanence of a cut or installing extensions, copping a braid wig, bob wig and a pixie cut wig is the move for you.
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Wigs also come in handy during those times when your stylist is having an off day, or you take a risk and sit in the chair of a hairdresser you're meeting for the very first time. The bangs you saw Kelly Rowland rock may land a little far down over your eyes, or the Eva Pigford Marceille may not turn out as marvelous as you expected. In these cases, purchasing a cute wig that complements your face shape and maybe even allows for washing and light heat styling may be the temporary answer to your prayers. With a wig, there is no need to fret over heat damage or a bad cut. If you can't stomach your new look your stylist just botched, consider covering it up with a wig for the sake of your comfort and confidence levels.
They Give You The Freedom To Try Out A New Style
Luckily, trying a new wig isn't just for hiding a temporary mistake! If you want to take precautionary measures before committing to a new look, use a wig! Whether you like the wavy lob worn by Insecure’s Yvonne Orji or the textured bob of Being Mary Jane’s Gabrielle Union, there is a wig out there for you that’ll allow you to try these different looks without commitment. You can get a preview for how your temporary style looks and works with your personal style. Then, if you’re ready to take the plunge, book that appointment to get the real thing!
They Enhance Your Natural Look
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Last but not least, weaves aren’t the only protective styling tool to enhance your natural look. Accentuating your own hair with either more texture or length is possible with wigs too! Half-head wigs can be placed at the top of your crown in line with your ears and blended with your own locks. You even have options as to how it can be added whether it's with a rubber band or clips. If you're looking to boost your natural curl pattern while also adding volume, add a textured half-head piece that mimics your style. It's a great way to glam up a free afro or even an updo.
As you can see, there is tons of versatility in the world of wigs! It's just a matter of choosing the one or three that you want to try.
Ready to give wigs a try? Mayvenn wigs are your go-to protective style for achieving a brand new look at home.