What you need to know about real human hair wigs
As the name suggests, human hair wigs use real, human hair that is crafted into wigs, providing an exceptionally natural look and feel. Unlike with synthetic hair, human hair wigs are versatile, and can be easily styled in a way to suit individual taste. While they are a bit pricier than other wig varieties, human hair wigs are incredibly durable, so you’re getting much more for you money.
What are the types of hair wigs?
When it comes to human hair wigs, the wig type depends on a number of factors, first of which is the origin of the hair. There are four main areas of origin, all differing slightly in texture and thickness. This is a very general overview of what to expect:
- Chinese hair: This is thicker and very straight, so for those looking to style the hair, it could be a bit tough.
- Indonesian hair: This is most abundant, which effectively makes it the more inexpensive human hair wig option.
- Indian hair: This is somewhat thinner than Chinese and Indonesian hair, with a bit more texture.
- European hair: This is much finer and tends to be more expensive.
Outside of the hair’s origin, the processing technique will also impact the quality of the human hair wig. Chemicals are required to strip a hair’s original colour and influence the style, and the better quality the chemicals used, the better the final product.
What are lace hair wigs?
The lace wig or lace front wig is where human or synthetic hair is tied, by hand, to the sheer lace base which fits on the scalp. Lace wigs are considered a superior option for a number of reasons.
The benefits of lace wigs
- Natural look: Because each strand of human hair is tied to the lace cap, the finished look is much more natural.
- Durable: The lace is made with quality materials and, alongside the human hair, make for an incredibly durable product.
- Comfortable: Above all, the lace cap and human hair are incredibly lightweight and comfortable.
Types of lace wigs
1. Front lace wig
The section of this wig, from ear to ear, is made entirely with lace.
2. 360 lace wig
These are designed with sheer lace around the hairline, from the start to end of the wig circle. These can be tied in a high ponytail.
3. Full lace wig
The entire wig base is made from lace and can be worn in different hairstyles because it is 100% hand-tied and styled for flexibility.
Tips on wearing lace front wigs
When wearing lace front wigs, there are certain methods you can use to ensure you are wearing the wig with the utmost confidence.
1. Check the wig
Before putting on the wig, take a moment to examine the wig, checking the texture and smell. If you suspect anything might not be right, it’s important that you wash the wig before wearing it.
2. Secure the wig
Lace front wigs are created using an adhesive, so when placing the cap on your head, make sure all your natural hair is flattened and secured under the cap.
3. Check the glue
Although not all lace front wigs use glue, those that due will require you to check the type. For water, the adhesive used will be different to when it’s used out of water.
4. Remove carefully
Removing the wig should be done as carefully as placing it on your head, which is why you should use an adhesive remover and not rush it.
5. Constant hair care
Don’t forget about your natural hair under the wig. Constant conditioning, scalp exfoliation and moisturising are encouraged.
Caring for lace front wigs
To get the most out of a lace front human hair wig, it’s vital that you care for the wig when it’s not being worn. Some tips to follow include:
- Avoid storing the wig in direct sunlight, as this will help the wig retain colour.
- Store the wig in areas with little or no dust.
- Store the wig in dry, cool areas.
- Store the wig either on a synthetic head or in a satin, sealable bag to control frizz.
Wigs For Women
At Hair to Ware, we pride ourselves on an extensive range of ready-to-wear modacrylic fibre and human hair wigs for sale available in a vast range of colours and styles. We have a large selection in our salon from a variety of respected suppliers worldwide. Always putting your needs first, our wigs demonstrate comfort cap technology to ensure all-day comfort and ease.
Human hair wigs are constructed on a complete hand tied foundation, with a smooth lace front and monofilament top that offers complete comfort as well as a natural finish. They are completely un-styled and available in one length, ready to be styled to perfection uniquely for you by one of our professional hair loss consultants.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our wigs and services
Tips on choosing wigs
Before investing in human hair wigs, there are certain factors that you’d want to consider. Here’s an overview of what you will need to look out for when choosing your wig.
- Wig style: You need to decide whether you want a style that is similar to your current look, or if you’re going for something new.
- Wig cap: You need to decide if you want a wig cap or not. They’re great for those with a sensitive scalp and can be very comfortable.
- Cap type: How you style your hair will determine which cap construction is best for you. Lace front wigs are the most versatile.
- Capsizes: An expert will be able to have you measured and fitted for the correct capsizes as they can be quite difficult to determine.
- Wig type: You’ll need to decide whether you’re investing in a human hair wig or synthetic wig. This will basically come down to your budget as human hair wigs are generally the preferred option.
Facial types and wigs
Another massive consideration in terms of which wig type to choose will depend on your facial type. Considerations include:
Oval face: These are generally suited to any hairstyle, length and texture.
Square face: This will require more height and works well with curly textures.
Round face: These also require some height, as well as long, thin sides to make the cheeks appear narrow.
Heart/diamond face: A wig with a fringe will decrease the width of the forehead.
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Custom Made Human Hair Wigs
Bespoke, custom made human hair wigs are individually designed by taking a template of your head. We then design the system by selecting:
We pride ourselves on the high standard of our human hair wigs, which are hand-knotted, lightweight, and very comfortable to wear and offer the perfect solution for long-term hair loss. You can also receive useful advice and guidance on a vast selection of hair enhancers and extensions.
The systems can be any shape and size, depending on the area that needs to be covered. The system can be clipped on for everyday removal, micro-beaded to existing hair, or glued onto the scalp for a more permanent solution. The best solution for you will be discussed during your free consultation.
Wigs For Men
A vast selection of human and fibre hair systems for men are also available. All our custom-made hair systems are individually designed and virtually undetectable in both sight and touch. A modern lace front from temple to temple can be styled away from the face and secured for your peace of mind.
Our ready-to-wear collection is ideal for a first-time wearer. A see-through base and lower density offer a beautiful natural finish, with each system designed and styled to the highest standard. The result echoes an exclusive unit that is handcrafted and designed by our in-house professionals and styled to individual needs.
Mane (Unisex Hair Thickener) spray is a very popular hair solution at Hair to Ware. It is a masking solution that provides an instant, convenient, and cost-effective way to disguise thinning or patchy areas. We offer a large range of colours and always give you a free demonstration of the product in our salon.
Wigs For Children
Working in association with the Little Princess Trust and the NHS, we cut and style wigs free of charge for children in our unique and fun children’s room. The Little Princess Trust is an extraordinary charity that provides human hair wigs for all children who are suffering from hair loss through chemotherapy treatment or alopecia.
The decision to invest in a quality human hair wig can be quite overwhelming, which is why it’s often best to partner with professionals at a hair clinic who can guide you, ensuring you get the best look for you. Hair to Ware, which provides an incredible range of customised human hair wigs, is ready to provide a free consultation, in person or via video chat, before embarking on this journey together. Book your free consultation now and find out what’s on offer.
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