Selecting the Right Wig For African American Women

If you have already decided that you want to purchase a wig, then there are certain steps that you should follow to ensure that you have a good experience and end up choosing a wig that you will be happy with in months to come.

First you must decide on your budget. Like any other purchase that you would make in life, you should decide up front what the most amount of money you are willing to spend on the product. Once you have done that, your budget will dictate what brand of wig you will be able to purchase.

Once the budget is decided, it is time to go shopping! Sure, there are plenty of places online that you can visit. I think it is a good idea to see what the online stores have to offer as far as various styles and brands that you are interested in. You will be able to get a sense of how much the style and brand of wig will cost too.

Should you buy a wig online? That all depends. If you’ve worn wigs before and know how to take care of the wig and style it, then by all means make your purchase online. If this is your first wig, I would recommend going to an old fashioned brick and mortar store that specializes in wigs. Why?

The reason I recommend going to a wig specialist is because a wig specialist is the expert in wigs. She knows what wigs will look best on you. You are the final decision as far as looks go, but if you never had a wig before you won’t know where to begin. The wig specialist can help you select the style and brand that will fit you best and look great on you.

Then the wig specialist can show you exactly how to put on the wig properly. There is nothing worse than seeing someone wearing a wig that looks like a wig! You want your wig to look as natural as possible. The best way to achieve that goal is to be shown how to wear a wig, and you can’t get that from reading a vague instruction pamphlet.

Take your best friend with you. Note: I did NOT say boyfriend or spouse. Why? Your significant other probably hates shopping in general, and now you are dragging him to a wig shop? He will tell you that the very first wig you try looks great just so that he can get out of the store. No, you will need a professional shopper, and that will be your best friend. She will tell you the truth too as far as how the wig looks on you.

Your wig specialist will be able to tell you how to best take car of your wig too. Most wigs only need to be washed in a mild shampoo like a baby shampoo. Wigs are designed to need very little styling care, so you can literally wash your wig and let it dry and it will dry back to its normal hair style.

There are many different brands of wigs. Tiffany, Bobbi Boss, Sandy Summers, Paula Young etc. If you are African-American, you will probably want to take a look at the wigs that are offered by Bobbi Boss as they specialize in providing African-American women with styles that they want and hair extensions.


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