Wigs…Are They Becoming the New Weave?
Wigs have made a comeback in a major way, probably more than anyone ever thought possible. There was a time that one considered wearing a wig to be an embarrassment, equating the practice of wig wearing to your grandmother or something you only saw on one of The Supremes. But that is no longer the case.
Talk show favorite, Wendy Williams, has brought a cache back to wearing wigs unlike no other could. A self-proclaimed “wignista,” Wendy talks freely and openly about her passion of wigs, as if they are her best girlfriends. Wendy makes women feel comfortable and proud to wear wigs, for every occassion…weekend wig, shopping wig, “after-the-show” wig, etc. Wearing wigs has never been more fun!
Not necessarily cheaper, but a far more flexible than weaves, women are enthusiastically exploring their wig options. So if you’re considering a wig, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Decide the purpose of your wig. Is this going to be an “everyday” wig or a “once in a while” wig? This will help you determine the type of investment you should make. Should you go for a synthetic wig or human hair wig, etc.
- Once you’ve found your wig, don’t just wear it, get it styled! This is your new hair, so treat it like it’s your hair. Wigs have been stuffed in plastic, usually shipped from Asia and re-fluffed once they make it to your wig retailer. The little coiffing done to make it sellable may not be enough to make it yours. So if you have to get it trimmed, styled and re-jooj’d.
- Have fun with it! No matter what your reasons for wearing a wig (alopecia, thinning hair, laziness, etc.), it can be a new adventure. The risks that you may not take with your natural hair, you may be willing to take with a wig. You can be long or short. You can be auburn or black. So play and explore!
INABH would love to hear your wig stories! Where you get your wigs, your tips on wearing wigs, etc. Please leave your feedback in the way of comments below.