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A Beginner's Guide To Choosing A Wig

A Beginner's Guide To Choosing A Wig

Stepping into the wig world can be a little daunting, but that doesn’t mean you should stray away. Wigs give you the freedom to choose how you want to express your personality. From style to size and texture, there’s so much that goes into choosing the right wig. If you’re taking a step into the wig life for the first time and have no idea where to start, no worries! Check out this first-timers guide to choosing the right wig for you.


The first step in choosing a wig is picking out the correct wig cap size for yourself. You don’t want the wig cap to be too tight or too big, but to fit comfortably on your head. Here is a Wigs 101 sizing guide that can assist you in measuring for your wig. Some wigs are adjustable, but it’s always helpful to know what size and head shape you have.

Hair Texture

When it comes to texture, there are so many options to choose from. Mayvenn offers a variety of hair textures for bundles and wigs. These textures include:

Synthetic hair is an option when it comes to choosing the hair type you want - but if you are looking for a long-lasting wig, it’s best to go with virgin hair. This hair type can be pricier, but it is unprocessed and can be treated like your natural hair, which includes styling and coloring. Some of the most popular human hair textures include Malaysian, Peruvian, Brazilian, and Indian hair.

Lace Color

It’s important to make sure you choose the right lace color for your wig. To figure this out, look to see what color your actual scalp is. Try to match your lace as close to your scalp as possible. It’s always better to go lighter than darker. A safe choice is to go with transparent lace as well. Transparent lace is easy to blend with any skin tone.

If your lace is too light or dark, some tips to make it match better include:

  • Makeup foundation/concealer
  • Bleaching knots
  • Dyeing lace
  • Lace tint spray

Wig Styles

Here’s where the fun begins! You now have to choose which wig style you want to try. If you are a little timid about stepping out of your comfort zone, I would suggest choosing a wig that is close to your natural hair color. This will give you some comfort and make it easier to maintain your wig. But if you’re ready to leap into the wig life then go for whichever length and color you want! Choose a style that you feel will express your personality and style or try something you’ve never done before.

A few different wig types you can choose from also include:

With so many choices the task can be a little overwhelming, but go with your gut and choose a style that will help you shine.


The final step in the wig process is the installation. This can be a little intimidating but there are many ways to have a flawless installation process. Check out the article, “3 Ways to Install A Lace Front Wig” to get a detailed look at this process. 

Now that you have these tips by your side, you can confidently choose the right wig for yourself!

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