4 ways to adjust to wig life

This post is for those of you who are maybe having a tough time adjusting to wig life because it’s kind of weird like this isn’t your real hair. It can be a little tricky to adjust to wearing something on your head that isn’t your own, but it is so much fun. 

I’m taking this as an opportunity to expand what I do with my hair normally. If I had my normal hair on my head right now it would be up in a ponytail, just same old, same old, every day. Now that I’m bald and I’m wearing wigs, I am not even kidding, when I say that I wear a different wig every day. I swear I have like wig ADD or something. I wake up and I’m like, “Hmm, I want to be blonde today.” I wear my blonde wig. It’s fun. Here are my tips for you guys to help you adjust to wig life because it can be a little tricky. 

Buy Good Quality Wigs

The first thing that we did when I shaved my head is went on Amazon and just started experimenting and buying like $20, $30, $40 wigs here and there. And while some of them are decent wigs and I still have them, but they’re not my favorite wigs anymore. I’ll tell you why. They are synthetic wigs and synthetic wigs tend to get tangled really easily and they get matted easily and they’re itchy. Synthetic is itchy because it’s got a coating on it. And supposedly you can soak wigs in apple cider vinegar or some sort of vinegar to get this coating off. I’ve never been able to successfully get this coating off, and no matter what I do, no matter how long I soak the wigs, no matter how long I wash them, they still itch. 

I have found a better line of wigs that are much higher quality. These wigs are a silk human hair blend. These wigs feel closer to real hair than synthetic does. I have to have something that at least feels close to real hair. This particular line of wigs, every single wig I’ve gotten from them, they felt amazing on me. They don’t itch. And they are not super expensive. These wigs run anywhere from a hundred up to like $170. Not bad at all, considering the quality that you get for these. 

Play Around With Your Wigs

Take some time to get used to your wigs, because if you’re bald like me, or if you have had massively thinning hair, then you’ve kind of adapted in a weird way to being bald or not having very much hair. So the first time you put on that wig, it’s going to be a shock and it’s going to feel like a lot of hair and it may even feel really fake. You may look at yourself in the mirror and “Go, whoa, I don’t know about that.” Or you may put it on and completely fall in love with it and be like, “Heck, yeah. I have hair again.” Just take some time to adapt and just get used to wearing wigs. Get used to how it feels, play around with it, make it your own. 

Get Comfortable Wig Caps

If you’re going to use a wig cap, get a really soft wig cap, especially if you’re bald. Bamboo wig caps are a little cooler than the nylon wig caps. There are also softer organically infused wig caps that are much more comfortable and breathable. 

Adjust Your Wigs To Your Head Size

Most good wigs have adjustable straps. Make sure that you have the right adjustment. Just play around with the little straps and adjust it just where you want it to be. It might be different with each wig. Some wig caps and wig constructions are made for much larger heads and so I have to adjust those wigs down to like the smallest.

Those are my tips for you for adjusting to wig life. If you all have any questions if you need help picking out that perfect first wig, reach out to me. I’d be happy to help you because I’ve been there, done that, and I want to help you guys save money because you don’t want to waste a whole bunch of money on cheap wigs experimenting, but you also don’t want to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on one first wig, which is what some people are prone to do. 

4 ways to adjust to wig life

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